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Bushmaster to acquire Cobb Mfg. (.338 Lapua Magnum Ping)
Cobb Mfg. Inc. ^ | August 2007 | n/a

Posted on 08/28/2007 5:01:41 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim

Windham, Maine: Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC announced today that it has completed a transaction to acquire the assets of Cobb Manufacturing, Inc, a Georgia- based developer and producer of Tactical Rifles currently available in .308, 30-06, .338 Lapua Magnum and 50 BMG calibers. In addition, Cobb’s founder and President, Skip Patel, has been named Executive Vice President of Research & Development for BFI.

Cobb, a Dallas, Georgia-based company, has been recognized for it’s innovative, out of the box approach to tactical platforms. Cobb’s innovations include its acclaimed patent pending Multi-Caliber Rifle semi-auto system (MCR) and expertise in large bore bolt action rifles. Cobb’s products are currently fielded with a number of Law enforcement agencies and militaries worldwide.

According to Chad Brooks, CEO of Bushmaster, “Adding .308, .338 Lapua Magnum, 30-06 and .50BMG rifles to Bushmaster’s product offerings, further establishes our foothold in the tactical rifle market, and provides platforms for future growth both in the U.S. and Global Law Enforcement and Military markets.” Added Brooks, “Additionally, the opportunity to add Skip Patel to our management team and lead us in our R&D efforts, was critical as we begin to aggressively expand our products to further meet the demands of today’s various global customers .”

The current Cobb rifle lineup will be refined and re-branded with the Bushmaster snake, and will be produced out of Bushmaster’s Windham, Maine Facility. As part of the transaction, Bushmaster has also established a rapid prototype and R&D manufacturing facility in Georgia, where next generation products will be developed. The facility will maintain emphasis on Bushmasters new product pipeline for Commercial, Law Enforcement and Military tailored products.

Added Skip Patel, “The chance to join the Bushmaster family and see the Cobb products gain access to Bushmaster’s renowned attention to quality and volume production, gives me great confidence in our future. My new position will allow me to focus on outside of the box ideas and address the needs of today’s shooters across all market segments. Our rapid prototype facility in conjunction with the Bushmaster Custom Shop is a very exciting proposition. ”

About Bushmaster (BFI)

Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC is the leading supplier of AR15/M4 and M16 Type rifles in the US for consumers, law enforcement & security/safety applications. Headquarted in Windham, Maine with manufacturing facilities in Windham and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Bushmaster supplies both Aluminum and Carbon Fiber based rifles and accessories to its US customer base, as well a Law Enforcement and Military customers in over 50 countries around the world.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 08/28/2007 5:01:43 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim
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To: kiriath_jearim

In other news its been reported that Americans have 90 firearms for every 100 people.

God Bless America


2 posted on 08/28/2007 5:08:41 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: kiriath_jearim
Waiduminnud... [Furiously checking inventory] Nope. I don't have a .338 Lapua.

So I need one.

3 posted on 08/28/2007 5:11:21 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: kiriath_jearim

This is definitely a good acquisition for both.


4 posted on 08/28/2007 5:11:27 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Billthedrill

I like the way you think Bill.


5 posted on 08/28/2007 5:13:13 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: driftdiver

“In other news its been reported that Americans have 90 firearms for every 100 people.”

I’m doing my part to bring that number up!


6 posted on 08/28/2007 5:15:50 PM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (The GOP is "Whig"ing out.)
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To: Billthedrill

Same here!
Im gonna need a 50 BMG as well


7 posted on 08/28/2007 5:16:16 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kiriath_jearim

http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=8204495

Above URL only has one listed.

New Sako TRG-42 in .338 Lapua Magnum Bolt Action. Sometimes you need to reach out a lot further. That’s where the TRG 42 comes in. Chambered for the potent .300 Win. Mag. and the even more powerful .338 Lapua Mag., this is the rifle to reach for when ranges stretch a quarter-mile and more. Like the TRG 22, the stock is adjustable to your specifications, and a detachable magazine makes reloads fast and sure. When you bring the TRG 42, you’re ready for anything. 27” Heavy Barrel.


8 posted on 08/28/2007 5:21:50 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: driftdiver

And only four million of those gun owners are a member of the NRA. That’s pathetic.


9 posted on 08/28/2007 5:30:27 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Hunter '08)
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To: Shooter 2.5

Many see the NRA as just another list of gun owners. So why put your name on a list like that? Someday it could fall into the wrong hands.


10 posted on 08/28/2007 5:40:42 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

That’s the lamest excuse I have ever heard.

The coward who won’t fight when the fighting is easy certainly won’t fight when it gets difficult.


11 posted on 08/28/2007 5:51:25 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Hunter '08)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

A quarter-mile is only 440 yards. Easy stuff for any .308, .270, .30-06, etc. I’ve dinged coyotes on the farm 400+ yards away with a .308 - not a problem. Heck, even the poodle-shootin’ .223 can do 440 yards.

I’d reach for a .338 LM out past 800 yards or more. Especially with the 300gr VLD’s now available that have very high BC’s. The .338 in 300gr is one of those nice, high-BC pills that can carry the mail quite a ways... like the 140 to 160gr 6.5mm’s.


12 posted on 08/28/2007 5:53:48 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Fps is??? Bullet grain wt is?


13 posted on 08/28/2007 6:16:47 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Democrats have plenty of patience for anti-American dictators but none for Iraqi democrats.)
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To: elhombrelibre
http://home.swipnet.se/longrange/ballistic_tables.338%20Lapua%20magnum.htm

Ballistic tables in meters

.338 Lapua magnum 250gr lockbase for 27” Barrel

100 yd. zero, 59 deg F., Elevation ASL, Press 29.53 in, Hum 78%

14 posted on 08/28/2007 6:24:35 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
That’s a lot of foot pounds of smack-down.
15 posted on 08/28/2007 6:31:09 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Democrats have plenty of patience for anti-American dictators but none for Iraqi democrats.)
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To: Shooter 2.5

“That’s the lamest excuse I have ever heard.”

I don’t belong to the NRA because I think they are an appeasement organization. Powerful yes but not all that well led. Look at Ted Nugents recent antics with a firearm on stage.


16 posted on 08/28/2007 7:17:25 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: driftdiver

What other gun group stops antigun legislation as much as the NRA? Answer: No one. Not the GOA, SAS or the SAF. No one.

Castle Doctrine.
CCW laws.
Manufacturers Protection Act.
The end of the Assault Weapons Ban.

All brought to you by four million NRA members.


17 posted on 08/28/2007 7:23:53 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Hunter '08)
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To: mamelukesabre
Many see the NRA as just another list of gun owners. So why put your name on a list like that? Someday it could fall into the wrong hands.

Any government entity that wants to know, already knows I'm a gun owner. My CCW would be their first clue. A trivial exercise would be to have the Post Office compile a list of addresses where gun mags are delivered to.

My main objection to the NRA is that they're wusses

18 posted on 08/29/2007 5:03:13 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Open Season rocks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymLJz3N8ayI)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; Shooter 2.5; wku man; SLB; ...
Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!
19 posted on 08/29/2007 12:00:56 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Shooter 2.5

NFA 34
GCA 68
Brady
Lautenburg
NICS ...

All courtesy of the NRA.


20 posted on 08/29/2007 12:05:23 PM PDT by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: Shooter 2.5
That’s the lamest excuse I have ever heard.

Here's a better one. The NRA is the largest gun control organization in America.

Don't give the bastards a dime.

L

21 posted on 08/29/2007 12:08:10 PM PDT by Lurker ( Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing smallpox and ebola.)
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To: Shooter 2.5
Castle Doctrine

They help in some States, not so much in others.

CCW laws.

That's mostly State groups. The NRA may 'support' them, but how much money did they give the VCDL? Zip.

Manufacturers Protection Act.

Yawn.....

The end of the Assault Weapons Ban.

After the NRA supported it. Thanks for nothing NRA.

Then there's the NFA: The NRA supported that one.

The 1968 GCA? Charlton Heston himself lobbied for it.

The NRA is worse than useless. They're complicit.

L

22 posted on 08/29/2007 12:11:48 PM PDT by Lurker ( Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing smallpox and ebola.)
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To: Lurker
The NRA is the largest gun control organization in America. Don't give the bastards a dime.

The NRA never met a gun control law it couldn't "compromise" with.

23 posted on 08/29/2007 12:12:06 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government, Benito Guilinni a short man in search of a balcony)
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To: Shooter 2.5
The coward who won’t fight when the fighting is easy certainly won’t fight when it gets difficult.

If by "fight" you mean "throw money," I couldn't disagree more...cowardice has nothing to do with it.

24 posted on 08/29/2007 12:22:44 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: Lurker
The 1968 GCA? Charlton Heston himself lobbied for it.

I think your right. I remember seeing his letter online.

25 posted on 08/29/2007 12:27:22 PM PDT by beltfed308 (Rudy: When you absolutely,positively need a liberal for President.)
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To: Billthedrill

It is supposed to be THE caliber for 1000 yard competition.


26 posted on 08/29/2007 12:33:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: mamelukesabre

The government has been busily and illegally compiling lists of gun owners for years, especially since the NICS was instituted. Also, they illegally compile receipts from CC companies using computers to search for ammo, gun parts, and other shooting accessory purchases. Believe me, they know how many and what caliber guns you have and how much you shoot.


27 posted on 08/29/2007 12:38:24 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: coloradan

Don’t forget the AWB. It would have never passed if the NRA hadn’t stuck it’s nose in and added a 10 year sunset.


28 posted on 08/29/2007 12:41:27 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: beltfed308

It was also a direct translation of a German Nazi law that helped the Nazis disarm the Jews and other “undesirables”.


29 posted on 08/29/2007 12:42:46 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I built a .308 on a Sako action many years ago, medium heavy barrel, one of the best guns I have ever owned, hair on a fly’s butt good.


30 posted on 08/29/2007 12:43:29 PM PDT by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
It was also a direct translation of a German Nazi law that helped the Nazis disarm the Jews and other “undesirables”.

Bears repeating.

31 posted on 08/29/2007 12:55:33 PM PDT by beltfed308 (Rudy: When you absolutely,positively need a liberal for President.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
It's also been very well received by the dynamite shooters.
32 posted on 08/29/2007 12:57:34 PM PDT by kitchen (Hey, Pericles. What are the three things a ruler must know?)
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To: Joe Brower
I like this COBB MCR300 RFL 3006 BLK 24" W/SCOPE.

It'll fit right in with my BCWA3F16M4 Bushmaster 16" M4 A3 .223 Carbine.

33 posted on 08/29/2007 1:34:26 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: kitchen

Dynamite shooters. Yeah. Ought to be an Olympic event.


34 posted on 08/29/2007 1:35:26 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: driftdiver
In other news its been reported that Americans have 90 firearms for every 100 people.

That seems like a good start, though, even if we still have to take care of that last 10%.

On the other hand, I don't quite have a good firearm for each year that I've been on this planet. Yet.

35 posted on 08/29/2007 3:51:43 PM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: Blood of Tyrants

If you pay cash for used firearms from private owners, tell me how the government knows about this?


36 posted on 08/29/2007 4:01:40 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Shooter 2.5

What fight are you referring to? The NRA is like a labor union. They take your dues and you never seem to quite get what you pay for. They always need more money and they never reach their goal. They are big government. I don’t trust big government and therefore I don’t trust the NRA.

BTW, I have been a member in the past and probably will be again someday. But I don’t blame people for not liking the NRA. I don’t like them all that much myself.


37 posted on 08/29/2007 4:09:53 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: kiriath_jearim

I doesn’t seem to me mentioned in the article, but Bushmaster is owned by Cerberus Capital which also owns Remington and Chrysler. I believe their chairman is none other than Dan Quayle.


38 posted on 08/29/2007 4:17:15 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: kiriath_jearim

Never heard of this magnum before. Could one of you guys out there post a picture of a cartridge next to a 30:06 or another well know cartridge?


39 posted on 08/29/2007 4:21:24 PM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: mamelukesabre

Do you still buy ammo? Post on pro-gun websites?


40 posted on 08/29/2007 4:46:12 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Sure I buy ammo. What’s that got to do with it? There’s no background check on buying ammo. The only posting I do is here on FR. I’m here anonymously btw. You can’t link my screen name directly to me or to any email address with my real name connected to it in any way.


41 posted on 08/29/2007 4:50:05 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

We already know that they illegally keep copies of NICS records despite having been told time after time by judges not to do it and to destroy all records. And we know that BATF agents will illegally go to FFL holders and make copies of all their Form 4473’s for no lelgitimate reason at all.

Do you REALLY believe the government isn’t using other illegal means to collect info on gun owners such as CC mining and internet data mining? Right now, JimRob can look up the URL you are posting from and tell exactly where you are. After that, is it really that difficult to know who lives at you address?


42 posted on 08/29/2007 4:57:56 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: driftdiver
In other news its been reported that Americans have 90 firearms for every 100 people.

7:1 ratio here! 4 SIGs, 2 ARs, 1 Savage 30-06 and just lil' ol me.

43 posted on 08/29/2007 5:25:22 PM PDT by xrp (Republicans Message: Vote for us, we suck less than Democrats.)
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To: mamelukesabre
"They take your dues and you never seem to quite get what you pay for. They always need more money and they never reach their goal."

Dues go for the association activities. Political activities are only done with extra donations to the NRA-ILA, the institute for legislative action.

44 posted on 08/29/2007 5:53:08 PM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: Lurker

The NRA wasn’t a lobbying group until after 1968. I might as well blame the Gun Owners of America for the machine gun taxation of 1934 for the sense you try to make.

The NRA doesn’t manufacture congressional or senatorial votes. When you’re going to lose a lot, it’s best to lose by only a little.

And guys like you are the reason we lose. If we had eighty million NRA members, we wouldn’t have gun control.

The present day CCW laws were started by Marion Hammer in Florida and continued with the NRA for the other states.

The GOA as usual is AWOL.


45 posted on 08/29/2007 6:49:57 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Hunter '08)
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To: Shooter 2.5

That’s 3,999,999 plus me :)


46 posted on 08/29/2007 7:32:51 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Is this proven fact or speculation/assumption ?

I’ve always thought they could do it of course.


47 posted on 08/29/2007 7:41:54 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I realize that. But that is a slightly more difficult procedure to find firearm posters and track their URL. Also, untill recently, I only used “borrowed” wireless connections. I’m not squeeky clean, but I was once.

If I did it, there are many others that still are.

Btw, last time I had someone check for me, looking up my URL netted a city that was 80 miles away from me. This was 10 years ago and I’m sure things are different now. But my point is they don’t have it locked down just yet.


48 posted on 08/29/2007 9:23:17 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: 1066AD

The NICS accusations and the BATF agents copying Form 4473’s are a fact. I wouldn’t doubt the other two.


49 posted on 08/30/2007 5:14:21 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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