Originally Posted by DerekS
Agree the versa max is a fantastic shotgun. But I think the Benelli IMHO is a much better pick. Those are some damn fine shotguns.
Agree, Remington Quality has taken a steep nose dove in recent years. Duck hunters around here pretty much all use Benelli's because in bad weather everything else eventually becomes a single shot. My Benelli Super Sport is the original model and has HK in red on the receiver. The Benelli Ultralight is my go to gun most of the time in the uplands but I prefer 2 pipes most of the time. For self defense prefer the Ithaca 37 because I grew up with them and can operate them as fast as most can an auto.
Recently picked up a used Beretta Ultralight (they don't make them any more). Had the ugly peanut butter finish on it
Stripped it down and refinished with Waterlox and BenMatte. Picked up a full set of Beretta Victory chokes from Midway on sale. Cut stock keeping pitch and added a KickEZZ pad and front site. All told have $300 less in it than Cabelas sells them for.
Wood isn't much better than fence post grade however. Keep checking to see what Rich Cole has but nothing has caught my fancy yet. Would like to come close to my custom combo from Joel Etchen with EELL wood someday.