That's y I didnt spring for camo when I bought mine that and at the time the only camo I could get was duckblind which makes me want to puke a little. Plus being black automatically makes it an assault shotgun which is cool.
Yeah, Remington's dip sucks. I had a VersaMax Sportsman in camo, gave it to my son when I bought a Versamax waterfowl pro. The old one was damn near white. My "new" one is only on it's 3rd season and is already fading.
Next time, I'm buying a Benelli. I've played with an M2 and it fits like a glove. Want one in 12 for ducks, and one in 20 for dove.
As far as being prepped for season, my son and I had a long list. Got it all done, including painting dekes...ugh. put bearing buddies on the decoy trailer, gonna drive it a few more miles to make sure everything is in place and lubed up right. Other than that, we be ready. Pup is ready, too. She gives me sad eyes every time I go out deer hunting, cause I leave her at home.