possumfoot wrote:few things..
THE VERSA_MAX HAS ISSUES... lots of em.. it is a cheaply made gun trying to get a peice of the high end market.. if you bought one, i'm sorry, but thats just how it is.. you got had...
one of the biggest marketing points was the reduced felt recoil due to the "inovative" gas ports... well that failed and to boot causes some failure to feed issues...
the guy talking about a 115lb woman shooting an sp-10.. well no sh!t.. its like pointing a lead pipe.. it has no felt recoil cause its like 15 tons. ( ) the question is can she swing it on birds and transition from target to target.. i'm gonna go with no unless she is a body builder.
remington it's self is no longer what it used to be.. the 870 express.. kinda junk.. new 11-87. alot junk.. versa-max. joke..
they waited to late, rushed a product betting their name would carry it (it did at first) and got desperate.. their old guns are work horses, but the tides have turned..
1200 light loads and 6 boxes of 3" through mine and not a single jam.......so yes, they do infact cycle everything well. Recoil is light. Much lighter than any Benelli and my 2 buddy's with SX3 and A400 both said the Versamax kicked less than theirs. Wy would they lie ?
As for problems, name anything you buy these days that doesnt have issues......Dads brand new cadillac burned 3 quarts of oil every 3000 miles they gave him new psitons and rings. Seen Nova's and Remingtons shoot a foot high and left. Beretta's shoot high. Brownings break gas springs in their Maxus that was tested and engineered for 5 years. Friends Xtrema broke a gas spring after 1000 rounds, 7 months it was at Beretta waiting to get fixed.........
With all that said, ya I wish the gun was 7.2 lbs like a Benelli or Maxus, but then it wouldnt have such light recoil. Yes mine shot off POA and rem replaced it in 3 days. And yes they had a mag cap issue, but again they fixed it.
To me the biggest screw up is the chokes....... .004, .009 and .014........WORTHLESS for duck hunting with he exception of the .014 or Light Modified.