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 Posted 1/11/2012 2:22:52 AM
 

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looking at up grading from my old mossburg pump. ive looked at the versa max seems like a really nice gun . any thoughts on it from any one who has one or any body know of any other good semi auto 12 ga

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looking at up grading from my old mossburg pump. ive looked at the versa max seems like a really nice gun . any thoughts on it from any one who has one or any body know of any other good semi auto 12 ga


Berettas or Brownings. Versa Max MIGHT be alright but you'd really be rolling the dice....

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I guess "good semi" depends on the depth of your wallet. 

A Browning A5 will go a lot deeper into your wallet than a Beretta 3901 for example.

I live about 3 miles from Remington Arms and I shoot a Beretta 3901 and LOVE it.

My huntin' buddy is a die hard Remington guy shootin' an 1100.  The Versa Max is his next purchase.  He hasn't had any gun issues with his Remington's since I've known him.  But can't speak to the Versa myself.  Not yet anyways.


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The Versa Max has been getting good reviews from people that own them.

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at this point im not to worried about price. more looking for some good options to look into thanks for the ideas ill have to check out the A5
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bunker13;

For what its worth, I shot a Rem 870 for 34 years - never sent one to the shop- still havent.Then at 43 ,due to years and years of calf roping  and other misc crap and getting old - I switched over to a Semi-I went with the 11-87 and 9 years later she is still running shell through her without a hitch,I waited at the right time and picked mine up at 520.00 that year,bought my second one a Premier version for 600.00 at Gander Mt when they do the annual gun sale.The second 11-87 is now 3 years years old ,no problem whatsoever.I aint never owned a Sketti gun so cant anything about them.

I always have my 870 in the truck as back up , change the ring in the Auto and keep her clean ,your good to go.

Edit : If someone layed down a Rem 11-87 and any Sketti gun made on the market - and said pick one - Im grabbing the Remington.

If someone layed down a Sketti gun and then layed down a Rem 11-87 and a Browning (belgium humpback) - Im grabbing BOTH the REM and Browning and hauling azz with both of them.The Vers Max is in my future - no doubt about that..but @ 1200.00 to 1500.00 and my 11-87 performs the same, I will stick to my 11-87 for a few more years



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Versa Maxx has been getting wonderful reviews, but I'm not sure if It is Element worthy yet. Lots of guns appear to be "exactly what you need" when you read about em in a magazine or catalog. That being said, I believe in sticking with what you know. Spending $1700.00 on a gun that look's and sounds reliable is a gamble. Plain and Simple. If your going to go brand new and spend, be reasonable, or at least that's what I would do. Browning Maxxus, Benelii Super Nova...time and element tested.  
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get a Xtrema II,  yes it is 1700 bills with kick off, but its not a gamble.  Browning is a great choice also.

 

 

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Versa Maxx has been getting wonderful reviews, but I'm not sure if It is Element worthy yet. Lots of guns appear to be "exactly what you need" when you read about em in a magazine or catalog. That being said, I believe in sticking with what you know. Spending $1700.00 on a gun that look's and sounds reliable is a gamble. Plain and Simple. If your going to go brand new and spend, be reasonable, or at least that's what I would do. Browning Maxxus, Benelii Super Nova...time and element tested.  


I guess it depends what reviews you choose to look at....the Versamax has already had HUGE problems with the trigger assembly to the point where they were recalled, hopefully they have ironed that out by now. I would like to hear from more Versamax owners as well, as I used to be a Remington guy myself (still own 5 of them). They used to be great, but since the Freedom Group took them over they've really turned in to crap. I have a 1903 SXS M. 1900, 2 870's, M 58 semi auto and a M 1100. All of which are pre-Freedom Group and are wonderful shotguns.

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Versa Maxx has been getting wonderful reviews, but I'm not sure if It is Element worthy yet. Lots of guns appear to be "exactly what you need" when you read about em in a magazine or catalog. That being said, I believe in sticking with what you know. Spending $1700.00 on a gun that look's and sounds reliable is a gamble. Plain and Simple. If your going to go brand new and spend, be reasonable, or at least that's what I would do. Browning Maxxus, Benelii Super Nova...time and element tested.  


I guess it depends what reviews you choose to look at....the Versamax has already had HUGE problems with the trigger assembly to the point where they were recalled, hopefully they have ironed that out by now. I would like to hear from more Versamax owners as well, as I used to be a Remington guy myself (still own 5 of them). They used to be great, but since the Freedom Group took them over they've really turned in to crap. I have a 1903 SXS M. 1900, 2 870's, M 58 semi auto and a M 1100. All of which are pre-Freedom Group and are wonderful shotguns.
Mr. Flannel,  would you coinsider selling the 1903, or the 1900?  Either one would work im not too picky. lol

 

 

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