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 Post subject: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 9:23 am 
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Short and sweet, has everyone had good luck with the Versamax? Looking to get my first semi-auto 12 gauge this summer before duck season and it's the one I'm most interested in.

(I know there's a thread on them but I don't have time to go through 120 pages.. Just want to know if everyone has had good luck with them)

I'm more intersted in the Sportsman model




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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 11:49 am 
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Have you also looked at the V3 Waterfowl Pro? It is the one that seems to check all the boxes for me due to its features and reliability of that platform which is different than the 3 1/2 inch chambered VersaMax.

http://randywakeman.com/Review2019Remin ... owlPro.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 11:59 am 
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Oyeme beat me to the punch. In no way knocking the VersaMax, but particularly if don`t need 3.5" shells ( while perhaps preferred, I`ve always wondered if they`re REALLY truly needed ), you really should look at the V3 Waterfowl Pro since you`re looking at Remington guns anyway. I know I would if I was getting into waterfowl, based on my experience with my V3.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 1:25 pm 
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I did go look at the V3 today. Maybe I'm just crazy, but the V3 seemed clanky and cheap to me.

Also to top that off, bass pro shop has the camo Versamax Sportsman on sale for $699 right now. The problem is the closest one to me is 3hrs away.

Being 20 years old trying to buy my first semi auto, I really wanna be able to shoot one before I lay that kind of money down. Cause at this age, $700 is a lot of money!!


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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 1:30 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 2:28 pm 
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dk2429 wrote:
I did go look at the V3 today. Maybe I'm just crazy, but the V3 seemed clanky and cheap to me.

Also to top that off, bass pro shop has the camo Versamax Sportsman on sale for $699 right now. The problem is the closest one to me is 3hrs away.

Being 20 years old trying to buy my first semi auto, I really wanna be able to shoot one before I lay that kind of money down. Cause at this age, $700 is a lot of money!!


If the Versamax feels right and points well...for you that's all that really matters.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:49 pm 
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mea culpa wrote:
dk2429 wrote:
I did go look at the V3 today. Maybe I'm just crazy, but the V3 seemed clanky and cheap to me.

Also to top that off, bass pro shop has the camo Versamax Sportsman on sale for $699 right now. The problem is the closest one to me is 3hrs away.

Being 20 years old trying to buy my first semi auto, I really wanna be able to shoot one before I lay that kind of money down. Cause at this age, $700 is a lot of money!!


If the Versamax feels right and points well...for you that's all that really matters.



That is absolutely true. It`s your money, buy what you want.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 4:04 pm 
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Tidefanatic wrote:
mea culpa wrote:
dk2429 wrote:
I did go look at the V3 today. Maybe I'm just crazy, but the V3 seemed clanky and cheap to me.

Also to top that off, bass pro shop has the camo Versamax Sportsman on sale for $699 right now. The problem is the closest one to me is 3hrs away.

Being 20 years old trying to buy my first semi auto, I really wanna be able to shoot one before I lay that kind of money down. Cause at this age, $700 is a lot of money!!


If the Versamax feels right and points well...for you that's all that really matters.



That is absolutely true. It`s your money, buy what you want.


Amen to that! Literally the only point to my post was to hear if they are a good solid gun that will last.. If they are a bunch of trouble then I'd opt for something else


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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 4:26 am 
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The price you quoted on versamax sounds very hard to beat. I think one would work well for you. The only thing I did not like about mine was the trigger design. It was a little heavy, 6 pounds, and my other
guns were all lighter. The design of the trigger is not such that it lends itself well to being lightened, due to the geometry of it. It should work well for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 7:08 am 
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dk2429 wrote:
I did go look at the V3 today. Maybe I'm just crazy, but the V3 seemed clanky and cheap to me.

Also to top that off, bass pro shop has the camo Versamax Sportsman on sale for $699 right now. The problem is the closest one to me is 3hrs away.

Being 20 years old trying to buy my first semi auto, I really wanna be able to shoot one before I lay that kind of money down. Cause at this age, $700 is a lot of money!!


I have to admit that is a heck of good price!


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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 10:13 am 
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oyeme wrote:
dk2429 wrote:
I did go look at the V3 today. Maybe I'm just crazy, but the V3 seemed clanky and cheap to me.

Also to top that off, bass pro shop has the camo Versamax Sportsman on sale for $699 right now. The problem is the closest one to me is 3hrs away.

Being 20 years old trying to buy my first semi auto, I really wanna be able to shoot one before I lay that kind of money down. Cause at this age, $700 is a lot of money!!


I have to admit that is a heck of good price!


https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/Remingt ... Blind-Camo


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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 1:21 pm 
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dk2429 wrote:
oyeme wrote:
dk2429 wrote:
I did go look at the V3 today. Maybe I'm just crazy, but the V3 seemed clanky and cheap to me.

Also to top that off, bass pro shop has the camo Versamax Sportsman on sale for $699 right now. The problem is the closest one to me is 3hrs away.

Being 20 years old trying to buy my first semi auto, I really wanna be able to shoot one before I lay that kind of money down. Cause at this age, $700 is a lot of money!!


I have to admit that is a heck of good price!


https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/Remingt ... Blind-Camo


Is that $350 discount on the VM an indication of that model not selling as well or is it simply a "deal" that bass pro got and is capitalizing on now? Inquiring minds want to know. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 1:45 pm 
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oyeme wrote:

Is that $350 discount on the VM an indication of that model not selling as well or is it simply a "deal" that bass pro got and is capitalizing on now? Inquiring minds want to know. :wink:


The "Versa Max II" is coming.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 1:53 pm 
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RandyWakeman wrote:
oyeme wrote:

Is that $350 discount on the VM an indication of that model not selling as well or is it simply a "deal" that bass pro got and is capitalizing on now? Inquiring minds want to know. :wink:


The "Versa Max II" is coming.


Link? Didn't see anything on google for a new Versa Max


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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 1:55 pm 
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There is no link. It has not yet been formally announced.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 9:58 am 
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Any idea as to the difference between the Versa Max and Versa Max ll?


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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:22 am 
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lossking wrote:
Any idea as to the difference between the Versa Max and Versa Max ll?


Doubtful since nothing has been announced.


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 Post subject: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:30 am 
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I really like my Versa Max. The only problem I’ve had is that it has shucked a couple of bolt handles. Remington replaced them for free with the tactical handle which I like better and stays put.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 9:46 am 
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I have a left handed Versa Max, I love it. Has been 100% reliable with everything from light 7/8 oz loads up to 3.5", 1.5 oz BB's at 1550 fps. I shoot trap with it every week, hunt waterfowl with it and got a turkey with it a couple weeks ago. Very soft recoil, it's nice and easy on the shoulder.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington Versamax opinions
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 8:15 pm 
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^^^ Ditto on the LH Versamax as mine has been a great shooter. The only caveat being RTFM (read the fundamental (owners) manual) as it functions differently from many other S/A’s.



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