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By bunker13 - 1/11/2012 2:22:52 AM
looking at up grading from my old mossburg pump. ive looked at the versa max seems like a really nice gun . any thoughts on it from any one who has one or any body know of any other good semi auto 12 ga
By flannel - 1/11/2012 8:01:40 PM
bunker13 (1/11/2012)
looking at up grading from my old mossburg pump. ive looked at the versa max seems like a really nice gun . any thoughts on it from any one who has one or any body know of any other good semi auto 12 ga


Berettas or Brownings. Versa Max MIGHT be alright but you'd really be rolling the dice....
By Trackmyer - 1/11/2012 8:34:33 PM
I guess "good semi" depends on the depth of your wallet. 

A Browning A5 will go a lot deeper into your wallet than a Beretta 3901 for example.

I live about 3 miles from Remington Arms and I shoot a Beretta 3901 and LOVE it.

My huntin' buddy is a die hard Remington guy shootin' an 1100.  The Versa Max is his next purchase.  He hasn't had any gun issues with his Remington's since I've known him.  But can't speak to the Versa myself.  Not yet anyways.
By Kurt L - 1/11/2012 9:16:18 PM
The Versa Max has been getting good reviews from people that own them.

Kurt
By bunker13 - 1/12/2012 7:36:14 AM
at this point im not to worried about price. more looking for some good options to look into thanks for the ideas ill have to check out the A5
By Duxunlimited - 1/14/2012 4:49:50 AM
bunker13;

For what its worth, I shot a Rem 870 for 34 years - never sent one to the shop- still havent.Then at 43 ,due to years and years of calf roping  and other misc crap and getting old - I switched over to a Semi-I went with the 11-87 and 9 years later she is still running shell through her without a hitch,I waited at the right time and picked mine up at 520.00 that year,bought my second one a Premier version for 600.00 at Gander Mt when they do the annual gun sale.The second 11-87 is now 3 years years old ,no problem whatsoever.I aint never owned a Sketti gun so cant anything about them.

I always have my 870 in the truck as back up , change the ring in the Auto and keep her clean ,your good to go.

Edit : If someone layed down a Rem 11-87 and any Sketti gun made on the market - and said pick one - Im grabbing the Remington.

If someone layed down a Sketti gun and then layed down a Rem 11-87 and a Browning (belgium humpback) - Im grabbing BOTH the REM and Browning and hauling azz with both of them.The Vers Max is in my future - no doubt about that..but @ 1200.00 to 1500.00 and my 11-87 performs the same, I will stick to my 11-87 for a few more years
By LIDuckHunter - 2/6/2012 3:45:46 PM
Versa Maxx has been getting wonderful reviews, but I'm not sure if It is Element worthy yet. Lots of guns appear to be "exactly what you need" when you read about em in a magazine or catalog. That being said, I believe in sticking with what you know. Spending $1700.00 on a gun that look's and sounds reliable is a gamble. Plain and Simple. If your going to go brand new and spend, be reasonable, or at least that's what I would do. Browning Maxxus, Benelii Super Nova...time and element tested.  
By Base - 2/7/2012 12:50:31 AM
get a Xtrema II,  yes it is 1700 bills with kick off, but its not a gamble.  Browning is a great choice also.
By flannel - 2/7/2012 2:48:49 PM
LIDuckHunter (2/6/2012)
Versa Maxx has been getting wonderful reviews, but I'm not sure if It is Element worthy yet. Lots of guns appear to be "exactly what you need" when you read about em in a magazine or catalog. That being said, I believe in sticking with what you know. Spending $1700.00 on a gun that look's and sounds reliable is a gamble. Plain and Simple. If your going to go brand new and spend, be reasonable, or at least that's what I would do. Browning Maxxus, Benelii Super Nova...time and element tested.  


I guess it depends what reviews you choose to look at....the Versamax has already had HUGE problems with the trigger assembly to the point where they were recalled, hopefully they have ironed that out by now. I would like to hear from more Versamax owners as well, as I used to be a Remington guy myself (still own 5 of them). They used to be great, but since the Freedom Group took them over they've really turned in to crap. I have a 1903 SXS M. 1900, 2 870's, M 58 semi auto and a M 1100. All of which are pre-Freedom Group and are wonderful shotguns.
By Base - 2/7/2012 9:02:38 PM
flannel (2/7/2012)
LIDuckHunter (2/6/2012)
Versa Maxx has been getting wonderful reviews, but I'm not sure if It is Element worthy yet. Lots of guns appear to be "exactly what you need" when you read about em in a magazine or catalog. That being said, I believe in sticking with what you know. Spending $1700.00 on a gun that look's and sounds reliable is a gamble. Plain and Simple. If your going to go brand new and spend, be reasonable, or at least that's what I would do. Browning Maxxus, Benelii Super Nova...time and element tested.  


I guess it depends what reviews you choose to look at....the Versamax has already had HUGE problems with the trigger assembly to the point where they were recalled, hopefully they have ironed that out by now. I would like to hear from more Versamax owners as well, as I used to be a Remington guy myself (still own 5 of them). They used to be great, but since the Freedom Group took them over they've really turned in to crap. I have a 1903 SXS M. 1900, 2 870's, M 58 semi auto and a M 1100. All of which are pre-Freedom Group and are wonderful shotguns.
Mr. Flannel,  would you coinsider selling the 1903, or the 1900?  Either one would work im not too picky. lol
By flannel - 2/8/2012 12:56:16 PM
Mr. Flannel,  would you coinsider selling the 1903, or the 1900?  Either one would work im not too picky. lol 

Well, I couldn't do that since it was my great-grandfather's, but they go so cheap on Gunbroker you could buy one for less than $500 at any given time, (I've even seen decent ones go for $150.00). They are definitely an undervalued gun IMO, especially since mine's been through hell and still works great. It has a pretty easy life now since I only shoot clays with it a few times a year, but if you're somewhat serious about getting one, I would definitely recommend one; they point effortlessly and are way fun to shoot! Later Brotha'!

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=272690755
By Base - 2/8/2012 1:41:59 PM
hey Thanks, I am into collecting old shotty's.  Thats a really neat websight.
By flannel - 2/8/2012 5:49:31 PM
me too! As soon as I think I'm done, I find another one that I've got to have! Sometimes it feels more like a curse than a hobby, but it's all good. Like they say, "You can own all the guns you want, just not all at the same time!"

Oh yeah-Gunbroker is AWESOME!-you might like Guns America also.
By Trackmyer - 2/8/2012 6:04:10 PM
Your not done yet flannel.....look what I got in the mail today...Even the cover image is great....

http://troys.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-CJb63rt/0/M/IMG00409-20120208-1832-M.jpg

And look what they got

:w00t:http://troys.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-RL6jFpL/0/M/IMG00410-20120208-1832-M.jpg

Some guys get girlys mags...I like my centerfolds made out of sweet steel, with the exotic parts made out of wood.
By flannel - 2/8/2012 6:15:59 PM
LOL! no doubt Brother, no doubt. Yeah...thanks for the prime example of my perpetual shotgun buying addiction! CAN'T WAIT to handle one of them babies! Nothin like a smoothbore to make my "putter flutter."
By Base - 2/9/2012 1:43:38 AM
Trackmyer (2/8/2012)
Your not done yet flannel.....look what I got in the mail today...Even the cover image is great....

http://troys.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-CJb63rt/0/M/IMG00409-20120208-1832-M.jpg

And look what they got

:w00t:http://troys.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-RL6jFpL/0/M/IMG00410-20120208-1832-M.jpg

Some guys get girlys mags...I like my centerfolds made out of sweet steel, with the exotic parts made out of wood.


*drool*
By Duckhunter64 - 8/21/2012 11:33:13 AM
I have a Remington Versa Max and really can say nothing but good things about it.  I shoot it well, it is pretty light and less recoil than my benelli.

My buddy who is a diehard SBE fan wanted to trade me for my Versa Max. Shoulder it and you will find that it is a very nice gun. I traded a Browning Maxus for mine and feel I made the right decision.

I have a Benelli Vinci too, I can say the remington will hold it's own against my Vinci
By duckhunter99 - 9/11/2012 7:46:31 PM
the versa max is one of the best shotguns on the market
By flannel - 9/11/2012 7:51:30 PM
duckhunter99 (9/11/2012)
the versa max is one of the best shotguns on the market


based on.....?
By duckhunter99 - 9/12/2012 4:28:03 PM
based on performance the versa max's only real competetor is the Beretta Xtrema with kick-off. there is a reason that DU and field and stream sponsors the versa-max. it is also the

american rifleman shotgun of year.
By flannel - 9/12/2012 6:00:33 PM
I'm not disagreeing, but I will certainly withhold judgement until the Versamax has been around a bit longer, I do own an Xtrema 2 and love it, but would also love to see Remington finally hit a home run with an autoloader as it's been a long-ass time since they did anything right in that particular realm. I own several old Remingtons and love them dearly, sadly the new stuff has been nothing but complete shit (including newer 870s), hopefully that's not the case with the Versamax.
By Grand Pass Greenhead - 10/4/2012 2:29:05 PM
I have a versa max and couldn't be more happy, it is my first semi auto but after shooting it now for 11 months I wouldn't trade it for another of any kind.  It shoulders very well and has very little recoil.  I also own an 887 and like it very much also.  It is a little bit to get used to but after doing so I really like it.
By ducktech77 - 10/25/2012 10:34:18 AM
I know this reply is a little late. I appologize.  I've been out of touch for a while.  But, with that said, I have a versa max. and, it's great. i couldn't be any happier with it. i was a little worried about a transition period on gettin locked in with a different gun. shot some skeet and that's all it took. this gun went thru the light loads without any kind of hitch. and, of course, shot the heavier loads just as well.  took me a while to choose a gun and extremely glad i chose the versa max. buddy of mine also got one, and is just as happy with his. it's also extremely easy to maintain.