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Remington Versa Max
Type Semi-automatic shotgun
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer Remington Arms
Unit cost MSRP: $1485 (Synthetic or Tactical), $1088 (Sportsman)
Produced 2010–present
Variants Sportsman, Tactical
Weight 7.5 pounds (3.4 kg) (26")
Length 47 1516 inches (121.8 cm) (26")
Barrel length 26 or 28 in (66 or 71 cm); tactical and turkey models 22 in (56 cm)

Cartridge 12 gauge (up to 3½" length)
Action Semi-automatic gas-operated
Feed system Tube magazine: 3+1 rounds (2+1 with 3½" shells); Tactical version 8+1 (10+1 with extension)
Sights Fiber-optic; bead on Sportsman

The Remington Versa Max, also styled as VERSA MAX, is a gas-operated semi-automatic shotgun introduced by Remington Arms in 2010. It is chambered to use 12 gauge shells of 2 34 inches (7.0 cm), 3 inches (7.6 cm), and 3 12 inches (8.9 cm) in length.[1] It was named the shotgun of the year for 2011 by American Rifleman.[2]


The Versa Max features a patented gas-operated reloading system that "self-regulates gas pressure, based on the length of the shell".[3] The internal cup that holds a shell when it is fired has a series of holes that regulate gas flow; shorter shells expose more of the holes than longer shells.[3][1] Remington states that the Versa Max "reduces 12 gauge recoil to that of a 20 gauge."[4] The action of the Versa Max is a redesign of the Benelli M4.[5]


The Versa Max Sportsman is a reduced-cost variant of the Versa Max. Differences include a bead sight rather than a fiber-optic sight, only one choke rather than five chokes, and reduced cosmetics.[1]

As of June 2020, Remington lists seven versions on their website:[3]

  • Versa Max: Synthetic (no camouflage), Realtree AP HD Camo, Waterfowl Pro, Mossy Oak Duck Blind
  • Versa Max Sportsman: Plain (no camouflage), Mossy Oak Duck Blind, Mossy Oak Turkey Camo

There are additionally two tactical offerings, the Tactical and Competition Tactical.[6]


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