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Jester
11-03-2010, 09:22 PM
Any one have any feed back on this shotgun. I'm carrying an 1100 now. I'm looking for less weight in some thing that is more weather resistant.

http://remington.com/product-families/firearms/shotgun-families/autoloading-versa-max.aspx

Thanks
Jason

Oklahoma Hunter
11-08-2010, 08:46 PM
I have not got to shoot one of them yet, but i have talked to one who has.

the low down is stay away from them. they have trouble cycling when you start with 2 3/4" then going to 3 or 3 1/2 and going back. what happens is when you shoot the short shell the powder will kinda be in the way of the ports then when you shoot the bigger shell it packs the powder in the port so when the shorter is shot again the ports that are needed to cycle the action are blocked.

i was hoping it was really what is was all it was advertised to be. but i am disappointed in Remington with this release. Guess i will be sticking with the trusty 870 for now.

Jester
11-08-2010, 10:20 PM
while i wondered about this issue. lets say it was just an isolated deal. over looking that thou a huge issue how did they like the gun hows it compare in weight to say the 1100 or other guns?

if this issue is calmen place I'm out and still on the hunt for a new gun. the biggest thing i liked about the gun was the weather ability of it. no matter how much oil i have put on my 1100's the two field guns have rust spots all over them. they spend 60+ days afield yearly that being said they have let me down twice in 5 years and i purchased them both used and have done nothing more then clean and oil them. i'm getting old and have damaged both shoulders and just want a gun that will hold up the the weather and be lighter. i would love to go with an over and under but guiding there ways to may times i have to pick up more then two birds that have been hit with pour shots. never will under stand the ideal of pay a ton of money to hunt but never practicing.

Team68
11-11-2010, 10:15 PM
No but it looks like a good gun. I just bought a Benelli Vinci and i love it:thumbsup:

onpoint
11-12-2010, 06:00 PM
Serous, What's the deal? they said they would be released in oct. It's now November and no guns. Not a single person I can find has ever fired one. I call BS!!!! it's starting to look like the CT105 all over again. Production and reliability problems and they can't let them go. VERY DISAPPOINTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had high hopes for this gun.

Mr Hyde
11-12-2010, 06:16 PM
Did Remington steal the Benelli gun engineers ?? man looks like just like a SBE don't get wrong I like remington shotguns but wow that looks like a Bennlli product.

CRP
11-12-2010, 10:04 PM
Do yourself a favor and don't buy any new shotgun (or rifle) that says Remington on it. Since Cerberus Holdings bought Remington their quality control is in the tank. It's a shame that a once great company can go down so fast.

If you want a nice/light/working auto buy a Browning Maxus.

Jester
11-13-2010, 11:23 PM
I picked up the Browning Maxus like the gun light felt good. How ever it olny comes in 3-3.5" setup. The outfitter pays my shells so long as I'm shooting a 2.75". So the maxus is a no go for me

onpoint
11-14-2010, 07:39 AM
The Maxus shoots 2.75" shells just fine...you should have no problem

Jester
11-14-2010, 11:23 PM
i will have to revisit the maxus the guy at the store made it sound like it was a 3'' only gun

onpoint
11-15-2010, 05:16 AM
Jester, here is a bunch of video's on the Browning Maxus. Check them out. I'm sure they will help you sort out any questions you may have.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=browning+maxus+shotgun&aq=1

PairOfLabs
11-21-2010, 12:45 AM
I'll second the comments on the Browning Maxus. I bought one before the 2009 season and sold my 12G A5 (not Belgium) later in the year. I had hunted with the A5 for 20 years. At 7 lbs, the Maxus feels like a featherweight compared to my 8.5 lb A5. I've shot 1 oz loads to 1.75 oz loads through it with never a hitch. Skeet, trap, sporting clays, dove, pen-raised and wild pheasants--I love it. It is true that if you get the camo version, you have to be careful when you set it down in the field. It's pretty embarrassing when you have to tell your hunting partner to hold up because you can't find your gun.
PairOfLabs

Geno
11-22-2010, 12:16 PM
The Versa Max has been recalled by Remington for a defect-see their web page for details.

Oklahoma Hunter
11-25-2010, 02:20 PM
The Versa Max has been recalled by Remington for a defect-see their web page for details.

http://www.remington.com/pages/news-and-resources/safety-center/safety-warning-recall-notice-VersaMax.aspx

is this the one?

CRP
11-25-2010, 10:50 PM
Jester, my 3" Maxus cycled 7/8 oz clays loads (2 3/4") all summer just fine, and is shooting 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 oz (2 3/4") loads OK now. Not to worry!

Unfortunately, most of the "sales clerks" behind the counter of most shops now are likely more versed in tennis shoes than guns or ammo. It makes it tough for newbees to find out what works and what doesn't.

Fred74
12-05-2010, 04:24 AM
Any one have any feed back on this shotgun. I'm carrying an 1100 now. I'm looking for less weight in some thing that is more weather resistant.

http://remington.com/product-families/firearms/shotgun-families/autoloading-versa-max.aspx

Thanks
Jason

I just read a gun review on the versa max in one of my gun magazines, it weighs 8 lbs, not to light. IMHO, spend the extra money and get a Benelli or Beretta

JFan02
12-05-2010, 10:49 AM
I've got the Beretta A400. I went with 26" barrel and the Kick-Off. I really like it and have shot everything from the cheap promo Wally World target loads to 3.5" T shot for geese. I haven't had a problem with it at all. Only thing is that it might just be too pretty for the duck blind.

Fred74
12-05-2010, 03:52 PM
I've got the Beretta A400. I went with 26" barrel and the Kick-Off. I really like it and have shot everything from the cheap promo Wally World target loads to 3.5" T shot for geese. I haven't had a problem with it at all. Only thing is that it might just be too pretty for the duck blind.

I haven't shot one, but that thing is awesome... really light and points well, also available with KO. It's a beautiful gun, can't believe they would make it in 3.5 and no options in camo.

JFan02
12-05-2010, 05:06 PM
Fred,

I think it may be coming in the future, but I love that gun!

Matt D
12-05-2010, 06:11 PM
Oh my God, your carrying an 1100 in the field? I did that with mine just a couple times. It's got a turkey choke in it now and only comes out each spring.
Try finding a deal on a Benelli Montefeltro. They are light, and fit well with their stock shim kit. I love mine.

I second all of the above!

arizona hunter
12-16-2010, 04:25 PM
I just read that Rem has some problem with the hammer being "out of specification" and is recalling all the Versa Maxs (I did verify this at Rems web site.) What! It has barely gotten out the the chute and they have a quality control problem already?

oldandnew
12-16-2010, 04:30 PM
Sadly a proud old American name has been sacrificed by a cost accountant mentality, I wouldn't trust anything they currently make. It pains me to say so, I've shot more game with a remington 1100 LT-20, than I can count.

CRP
12-16-2010, 07:52 PM
Rem. must have found one gun to work for the GUNS magazine writer on his Remmy-sponsored trip to Alberta. After extolling all of its virtues in the article, he must not have seen the "recall" notice...........