Although there is not much new to add, I was remiss in forgetting to blog about the final specs of Remington’s new VERSA MAX shotgun was announced.
From the press release …
Remington is pleased to announce the most exciting addition to its respected 100-year lineage of autoloading shotguns – the highly-anticipated VERSA MAX. This technologically-advanced, gas-piston operated 12-gauge, 3½-inch autoloader shatters convention and all previous benchmarks for reliability with an action that is unlike any that have come before it. Built to withstand the elements, function reliably with all 12-gauge shells with less recoil than some 20-gauge shotguns, and designed to be fully adjustable for length of pull, comb height and stock drop and cast; the VERSA MAX represents true versatility to the MAX!
Initial VERSA MAX offerings include a 28-inch black synthetic version with custom grey overmolded grips and 28-inch Mossy Oak Duck Blind® full camo version with black overmolded grips. In January 2011, two additional 12-gauge models will be introduced – a 26-inch black synthetic offering with grey overmolded grips and a 26-inch Realtree® AP™ fully-camouflaged version. Both the 26-inch and 28-inch black synthetic models come with five Flush Pro Bore® chokes (Full, Mod, Imp Mod, Light Mod and IC) and both camouflaged versions come with four Pro Bore Extended choke tubes (IC, Mod, Full and Extra Full). All models feature our soft-touch finish on the stocks and fore-ends.
At the heart of VERSA MAX is our patented VersaPort™ gas piston system; an extremely-reliable, semi-automatic operating system consisting of seven gas ports and two gas pistons for enhanced load versatility, while softening recoil and reducing maintenance. The VersaPort gas system self-regulates gas pressure based on the length of the shell, for flawless cycling no matter the load! Additionally with its self-cleaning gas piston system, overall maintenance time and effort is greatly reduced. With fewer parts than conventional gas systems, not only is cleaning easier but there are fewer parts to maintain. From the lightest 2 ¾-inch target loads to the heaviest 3 ½-inch magnums, the VERSA MAX cycles with ultimate consistency, softer recoil and less maintenance than ever experienced before.
|Specifications (Black Synthetic 28″ model)|
|Caliber||12 Gauge (3.5″)|
|Capacity||3+1 (2.75/3″) or 2+1 (3.5″)|
|Stock||Grey Overmolded Stock|
|Barrel||28″ TriNyte Coating (26″ barrel also avalible)|
|Total Length||49 15/16″|
The Camo models have an MSRP of $1599.
A video about the shotgun: