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By drake 2011 - 10/1/2012 7:17:04 PM
I am looking for a new gun don't care what brand and was looking for a semi auto. I want a gun that wont jam and will be reliable in all conditions. have looked at the Remington Versamax but don't know. any suggestions. 

By hunter951 - 10/1/2012 8:02:34 PM
I want a gun that wont jam and will be reliable in all conditions. 

Ha! Good Luck! Pretty high standards, but I'll say the A400 Xtreme or Beretta 3901.
By ESutter - 10/1/2012 8:28:32 PM
I have shot my Maxus in the rain, snow, 90+ degrees, single digits, target load, 3.5" magnums, the whole deal. I haven't looked back, and would suggest it to anyone who likes the way it feels.
That said, I'm sure there are lots of other guys on here who will say the exact same thing about their own guns!

The age old advice you'll find time and time again...try them out, shoulder a whole bunch and pick the one that fits and feels the best for your purposes!
By Amish Amy - 10/2/2012 5:19:51 AM
Tall order is right!!  I sent my Maxus back to Browning for the third time two weeks ago  same issue trigger.   They tell me they have a new trigger now.  I just got back from Saskat last night. One of the guys  new Benelli SB II was basically a single shot the whole trip .    I love the Maxus nice and light swings great but with the failure to fire and the gun being inoperable nopw three times my confidence is gone. Good luck hope whatever you get its a good one for you  Joe
By huntorgather - 10/2/2012 8:14:52 AM
And my year old new SBE 2 has worked just fine so there you go.
By texas yankee - 10/3/2012 6:59:50 PM
I have been playing this game for 52 years, from Canada to the Gulf Coast. I have hunted in snow, ice, rain, marsh mud, rice fields, and salt water. In all of the hunting I have done I have seen every auto made break down or turned into a single shot gun. I am not knocking the auto loaders but this is the facts. Someday someplace you will be on a real good hunt and the gun will fail I have watched guys trying to get the gun working and missing great shooting( happend last Sunday the last day of Teal hunting in Texas) the man missed two groups and we got four out of each and with his gun we would have had more.

With that said I will say it just like I have many times on this forum and others SHOOT A PUMP OR A STACKER.

My guns for the last 52 years and never had one fail in the field

Winchester model 12

Remington 870 Wingmaster

Remington Express Super Mag

Remington 887 
By SS391 - 10/7/2012 7:23:10 PM
You can ask this question to 25 people and get 25 different answers.  I have an original Beretta Xtrema and I love it.  I've used it for doves to swans and literally everything in between.  My only complaint is it's a little heavy to be carrying all day if you are chasing pheasants or grouse but that is a problem you will have with a lot of automatics.  I can count on 1 hand the number of hangups I've had with it in 10 years and admittedly I have not been real diligent with cleaning it.  I have used it when it was 95 degrees for doves, -10 after geese and any weather imaginable and it has performed virtually flawlessly.  This is just my very biased opinion but my best advice is to go to a gun shop and handle a couple different guns and see what feels good, or ask to shoot one of your buddies guns and see what works best for you.