New from Remington: VERSA MAX Sportsman

Press release:

Madison, NC – When the Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) introduced the VERSA MAX shotgun, they shattered convention and all previous benchmarks for reliability with an autoloading action unlike any that have come before it.  Building on the momentum of the award-winning platform, Remington proudly announces the new VERSA MAX Sportsman. The VERSA MAX Sportsman is a workhorse shotgun designed for the field, priced for a broader appeal, for today’s American sportsman who doesn’t compromise on autoloading standards.  The VERSA MAX Sportsman version is the next generation in the award-winning lineage of autoloading shotguns to wear the VERSA MAX name and sits proudly with the fully featured original and tactical offerings . . .

At the heart of all VERSA MAX Sportsman autoloading shotguns is the 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 reliable 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 Sportsman cycles with ultimate consistency, softer recoil and less maintenance than ever experienced before.

Designed for the field the VERSA MAX Sportsman 12-gauge autoloader features a mil-spec anodized aluminum receiver for overall weight reduction and corrosion resistance with superior strength of design; synthetic stock featuring a SuperCellTM recoil pad; 4140 hammer-forged steel barrel with a ventilated rib that is stepped, tapered and undercut for consistent sighting; drilled and tapped receiver for mounting optics; sling studs for ease of carrying; over-sized cross-bolt safety; Pro Bore modified choke tube; ivory bead front sight with steel mid bead; and a 3+1 shell capacity for 2 ¾  & 3-inch shotshells and 2+1 for 3 ½-inch shotshells.

Initial VERSA MAX Sportsman offerings include a 28-inch black synthetic version and a 28-inch Mossy Oak Duck Blind® full camo version with a suggested retail price of $1,025 and $1,175 respectively. In January 2013, three additional 12-gauge models will be introduced – a 26-inch black synthetic offering, a 26-inch Realtree® AP™ fully-camouflaged version and a 22-inch Mossy Oak Obsession® turkey version.