The V3 is not your father’s Remington 1100 or 11-87. As Mike noticed, it’s lighter than previous Remington semiautos. It also shoots a wide range of 2 ¾ and 3-inch shells very reliably, it runs a long time between cleanings, and it offers such niceties as shims to help adjust stock fit.
The receiver is drilled and tapped for a scope for turkey or deer hunting, and its barrel has front and middle beads that are helpful for target shooting. It comes with Remington’s soft, proprietary SuperCell recoil pad, a crisp trigger with a 5½-pound pull, and an integral sling swivel stud in the stock. The best part, though, is its price: at $799 for a basic black synthetic model, it’s a great value.