Remington Versa Max

Winner of American Rifleman's 2011 Golden Bullseye Award for shotguns, the Remington Versa Max has a nearly unparalleled level of versatility.

The driving force behind the Versa Max, of course, is the VersaPort gas system, which features seven ports and two pistons designed to soften recoil and reduce maintenance by contracting the number of parts. The VersaPort system allows the Versa Max to reliably cycle 2 3/4-inch to 3 1/2-inchshells.

Featured here is the tactical version of the Versa Max, which features a picatinny rail, forward barrel-clamp side rails and an extended magazine.

Alongside the featured tactical configuration, the Versa Max is available in a standard black synthetic model, a Realtree AP HD Camo pattern and a Waterfowl pattern.

Technical Specifications:

*Note: Specs are for Versa Max Tactical
Gauge: 12
Weight: 7.75 lbs.
Barrel Length: 22"
Overall Length: 43 15/16"
Barrel Type: Vent Rib
Choke: ProBore Choke System includes IC and Tactical Extended Choke Tubes
Capacity: 8+1
MSRP: $1,399

For Further Reading:

The Versa Max Challenge
Review: The Remington Versa Max Shotgun
NRA Annual Meetings: Two Classics From Remington
Keefe Report: Really, The Versa Max Deserves It
Video: Remington Versa Max and the VersaPort Gas System
My Disaster Gun: Remington Versa Max

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9 Responses to Remington Versa Max

Bryan wrote:
December 04, 2012

I got the Versa Max on Friday 11/30/12. I took it apart, cleaned it, and assembled it. (PROBLEM #1) When the barrel is installed, the back part of the fore-end moves up and down even with the magazine cap fully tightened down. I went duck hunting the next morning. (PROBLEM #2) During the hunt the bolt handle literally fell off into my hand. I was in waist high water and this piece could have easily been dropped into the water and lost. For those who have not taken one of these guns apart yet, the bolt handle comes off and installs with some force by pulling or pushing. There is a notch in the handle that locks the handle into the bolt assembly and keeps it installed. This piece was fully inserted when I started the hunt. To make sure that I did not lose bolt handle, I kept it in the boat and grabbed it from the boat when I needed to use it. (PROBLEM #3) Shortly into the hunt, this Brand New Remington Versa Max Jammed Every Single Round! At this point I only shot 1 single box of Remington Hyper Sonic 12Ga 3” #2 shot rounds through this brand new shotgun. The extractor sheared off and was completely flush with the bolt head. I am in the middle of my first hunt with this shotgun and the fore end is loose, the bolt handle is in the boat, and my Versa Max shotgun is now a single shot shotgun. I am furious with Remington and the Versa Max. That Monday morning 12/3/12, I called Remington and told them what had happened. All they said is “OK” and to send it back to the factory via UPS standard ground. The instructions Remington sent me to return the Versa Max said that “our returns process will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete and a confirmation email will be sent once we have shipped your firearm.” I can’t wait 2-3 weeks! I talked with Remington because I already have a hunting trip planned before 2 weeks and that I need this shotgun to be sent overnight both ways because I already have money invested into this hunting trip. Remington told me

mike patricoski wrote:
November 02, 2012

i shot one several times at the ISRA Open Range Day. it goes up very nice and is easy to put on target.I shot very well for first time using the gun. I usually shoot the 870.

James Morrissette wrote:
October 15, 2012

Just watched video presentation...looks like it handles great! Light weight appears! Should be a best seller! The venting processes for optimal performance!

Jack Sudimack wrote:
October 15, 2012

Destined to be a classic! I want one!

Milt wrote:
October 15, 2012

What about the butt plate? Please decribe it.

Mike wrote:
October 15, 2012

Looks classically beautiful. Can I get it in hand rubbed wood? Any variety.

David L. Horan wrote:
October 15, 2012

For what it's worth, I think it might be a little heavy if your going to carry it all day, might want to put a sling on it also !!

dillan penegar wrote:
October 15, 2012

the gun is very nice pcs, to own / but the price tag Stinks.I own a 1100s/20 ga. the best shot gun on the market,I have some brands but the 1100 is Super.U would have to prove it to me that bit is better

Steve D wrote:
October 15, 2012

Any one own one of these. I haven't heard anything good about these