Remington Versa Max Sportsman Review
The Remington Versa Max sportsman shotgun is a versatile workhorse for today's American sportsman who wants the ultimate in autoloading technology and performance without requiring a full featured gun. The new VERSA MAX sportsman retains all the great technology that earned the original VERSA MAX a Golden Bullseye Award from American Rifleman and a "Best of the Best" nod from Field & Stream magazine while streamlining the design to appeal to more hunters in more fields.
This shotgun is a gas operated, tube-fed semi-automatic that uses an innovative port based system to regulate gas pressure. Dual pistons cycle the action, drawing their energy from seven strategically located ports within the chamber/barrel. As shotshell length increases, the number of ports exposed to tap energy decreases, a system that allows this 12 gauge to digest 2 3/4-, 3- and 3 1/2-inch shotshells in virtually every load imaginable.
The Versa Max is a very reliable, accurate and efficient gun that performs surprisingly well for such a light-weight shotgun. It shoots all types of loads - heavy factory or target loads, high intensity shotgun pellets and even slugs.
It's also very soft-shooting, a nice quality for a pump-action shotgun. With lighter load, it doesn't balk or hesitate one bit, and with heavier, higher-intensity load it drinks energy like a sorority girl down jello on spring break.
The Remington Versa Max is a lightweight, recoil reducing shotgun that can be easily used by anyone. It's made from materials that lessen the recoil effect of the shotgun, enabling you to shoot several rounds in a row without feeling tired. It's also very easy to use and maintain.