NRA Gun of the Week: Remington Versa Max Sportsman Turkey Shotgun

Gas-operated shotguns certainly are not new, though designs have changed since Mr. Browning’s famed Auto 5. Six years ago Remington released its newest version of the gas-operated, semi-automatic shotgun, the Versa Max. Utilizing a rotary bolt with two locking-lugs, two short-stroke gas pistons and a shortened energy transfer system, the design is proven and has evolved into sub-models, as seen here with the Sportsman Turkey variant. Capable of firing anything from standard length 2¾” shells to the powerful and hard-recoiling 3½” high brass shell of a turkey load, the gun’s VersaPort gas system takes away the punishment and consistently operates with all styles of shells. Its synthetic stock is wrapped in Mossy Oak Obsession camouflage and adjustable fiber-optic sights, the Versa Max Sportsman Turkey is a home run in the turkey woods.

Manufacturer: Remington Arms
Action: Gas-operated, semi-automatic shotgun
Gauge: 12 gauge; 3½” chamber
Barrel: 22”; 4140 hammer-forged steel; threaded for Remington Pro Bore chokes 

Trigger: 5-lb., 14.4-oz. pull
Magazine: five-round tube (two-round plug included)
Sights: adjustable TruGlo fiber-optic rear notch, TruGlo fiber-optic front bead
Stock: synthetic
Finish: Mossy Oak Obsession
Overall Length: 43 15/16"
Weight: 7lbs. 12 ozs.
MSRP: $1,222

Latest

The Armed Citizen
The Armed Citizen

The Armed Citizen® July 23, 2021

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

NRA Gun of the Week: Black Aces Tactical Pro Series L

Known for coming up with some unique shotgun models, Black Aces Tactical has a stand-out shotgun with its Pro Series Lever-action shotgun design.

The Professional Hunter's Rifle

A professional hunter’s rifle is possibly the most important tool of his trade, and that which often keeps the close calls from becoming radio calls for help.

Rifleman Q&A: An Albanian SKS?

The Albanian SKS is a rather rare variant of the SKS rifle. Very little is known about its background, as compared to other versions. Read on.

Making Ammo: A Behind The Scenes Look

The recent shortage of ammunition has brought one question to the minds of many, what goes into ammunition production? Here we look deeper into the process in which commercial ammunition manufacturers produce cartridges.

Proof Research Awarded Contract for Future Weapon Systems Development

Proof Research was awarded a contract in the development of advanced medium-caliber barrels made of composite materials for the U.S. military.

Interests



Subscribe to the NRA American Rifleman newsletter