Sgtshultzy1 wrote:I am in the market for a new shotgun and I am going back and forth between a BPS and saving a little money or getting a Maxus or VersaMax...anybody have any experience with any of these or suggestions for a new shotgun?
I shoot a lot of different guns, including those that you've mentioned. I'd be happy taking any one of them to the turkey woods. They all have very positive features. Pump guns seem to hold the top spot for most turkey hunters with 870s, 835s and 500s normally holding the edge. There are so many ways that you can customize those guns and so many different chokes available for them.
I've also shot the BPS for years, owned several different models and currently have a 3.5" camo and a 3" black model. I do like the .742 bore and the barrel quality of those guns. The bottom load/eject feature is good and the closed receiver keeps a lot of debris out but they are more difficult to clean when they do get dirty. They are also more difficult to drill and tap if necessary and the Browning base is much more expensive than others.
As has been said already, you really just need a gun that will pattern well, after that it's all just a matter of personal taste.
Good luck with whatever you choose.