Remington’s New VERSA MAX Shotgun

I got a sneak peak at the new Versa Max the other day. No, did not get to shoot it but I did get a look at the new operating system.

Versa Max Dual Piston Drive System

Essentially, its very similar to a piston driven AR…kinda…On the underside of the barrel you’ll find two parrallel tubes. These tubes are fed gas from the barrel by various ports. The gas drives the two pistons that work the action. If you are shooting a 2 3/4 inch shell there are more ports that feed the gas. If you’re shooting a 3 1/2 inch shell there are less ports.

It’s really a very clever design. A buddy is heading north to shoot wild geese in the face with a Versa Max. I’ll let you know what he thinks of it. In the mean time:

I wonder how much they paid Farve, how long they had to wait and how hard it was for them to get him to commit. Here’s a great idea for a Versa Max commercial; have Farve trying to decide what shell length he wants to shoot in the Versa Max…It could go on all season.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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