Remington announced the brand new V3 shotgun in December and the company has finally (officially) announced the full line specifications. They are already shipping to dealers.
What is the Remington V3 you ask? It’s essentially a mid-range priced version of the Remington Versa Max. It has the Versa Max self-cleaning gas piston technology, which allows it to easily cycle a wide range of ammunition, from target shells to heavy 3 1/2″ hunting shells. It just lacks some of the more premium features such as fancy recoil reducing stock, Trinyte barrel and fiber optic sights. If you don’t need these features, you can save about $500 by going with the V3 instead.
The V3 might not officially be replacing the Remington 11-87, which is still another couple hundred dollars cheaper, but for all practical purposes unless you need to make tactical modifications, there is no good reason to buy a 11-87 over the new V3. I write this as a long time Rem. 11-87 owner who is considering upgrading. I did not want to pay the Versa Max price, but this V3 is tempting.
The first version of the V3 is named the V3 Field Sport. I would not be surprised if the next model is the V3 Tactical. The Field Sport is shipping in a number of variants. It can be purchased with a black synthetic finish (MSRP $895), a Mossy Oak Shadow Grass and a Mossy Oak BU Country finish. It is also available with either 26″ or 28″ barrel.
Across the line the sights are the same: twin bead. They all ship with three screw-in RemChokes (Improved, Modified and Full). The weight is 7.2 lbs.
MSRP ranges from $1000/$1100 depending on model and features.