At SHOT Show 2023, Retay had the Gordion model featured in the new very popular Realtree Max 7 camo finish. For those of you not familiar with Retay, GunsAmerica did a full review of a walnut version of the Gordion that you can check out HERE.
The Retay Gordion is an inertia-operated shotgun similar to some other major brands, but with a few substantial upgrades.
Retay utilizes a patented “inertia plus” operating system that helps prevent misfires from the bolt being out of battery that can occur with other brands. Retay’s bolt system has an additional torsion spring to keep the rotating bolt locked in place even with rough handling in the field.
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The other significant upgrade is that their barrels are manufactured with a deep bore drilling process rather than being hammer forged. This manufacturing technique helps reduce barrel stress and results in a straighter, better patterning barrel.
Their barrels also have a lengthened and polished forcing cone that is optimized to provide the best patterns. Our testing on a similar model of this gun did show increased pattern density as advertised.
The Gordion Max 7 has a very flat rib that makes the gun pattern exactly where it’s pointed. It comes with five screw-in choke tubes and has a small fiber optic front bead. The Max 7 camo covers all the stock, receiver and barrel surfaces. The bolt, aluminum trigger guard, oversized bolt release, and bolt handle are finished in black.
The stock has checkering that just about disappears visually due to the Max 7 camo, as it should, but provides a good grip and secure handling.
- Caliber 12 or 20 gauge
- Chamber 2 ¾ and 3 inch
- Weight 6.5 lbs.
- Stock Molded ABS w/ shims for stock adjustment & integrated sling swivel mount
- LOP 14.37 inches
- Barrel 26 or 28 inch
- Bore Deep bore drilled/ lengthened & polished forcing cone/ chrome lined
- Choke Screw in chokes ( CYL, IMP, MOD, IM & Full included)
- Finish Realtree Max 7 camo
- Capacity 4 + 1 (2 ¾ inch shells)
- MSRP $999
Retay’s Gordion Max 7 offers a lot of shotgun for the money. It isn’t very often you find a quality semi-automatic shotgun in a name-brand camo finish for less than $1000.
With street prices typically below MSRPs, the Gordion has the features and a price point to make it a very popular shotgun.
For more information on the Max 7 and other Retay models, check them out online HERE.
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