Skip to comments.Bushmaster to acquire Cobb Mfg. (.338 Lapua Magnum Ping)
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, Cobbs 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 its innovative, out of the box approach to tactical platforms. Cobbs innovations include its acclaimed patent pending Multi-Caliber Rifle semi-auto system (MCR) and expertise in large bore bolt action rifles. Cobbs 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 Bushmasters 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 todays various global customers .
The current Cobb rifle lineup will be refined and re-branded with the Bushmaster snake, and will be produced out of Bushmasters 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 Bushmasters 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 todays 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.
In other news its been reported that Americans have 90 firearms for every 100 people.
God Bless America
So I need one.
This is definitely a good acquisition for both.
I like the way you think Bill.
“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!
Im gonna need a 50 BMG as well
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. Thats 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, youre ready for anything. 27” Heavy Barrel.
And only four million of those gun owners are a member of the NRA. That’s pathetic.
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.
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.
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.
Fps is??? Bullet grain wt is?
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%
“Thats 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.
What other gun group stops antigun legislation as much as the NRA? Answer: No one. Not the GOA, SAS or the SAF. No one.
Manufacturers Protection Act.
The end of the Assault Weapons Ban.
All brought to you by four million NRA members.
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
All courtesy of the NRA.
Here's a better one. The NRA is the largest gun control organization in America.
Don't give the bastards a dime.
They help in some States, not so much in others.
That's mostly State groups. The NRA may 'support' them, but how much money did they give the VCDL? Zip.
Manufacturers Protection Act.
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.
The NRA never met a gun control law it couldn't "compromise" with.
If by "fight" you mean "throw money," I couldn't disagree more...cowardice has nothing to do with it.
I think your right. I remember seeing his letter online.
It is supposed to be THE caliber for 1000 yard competition.
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.
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.
It was also a direct translation of a German Nazi law that helped the Nazis disarm the Jews and other “undesirables”.
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.
It'll fit right in with my BCWA3F16M4 Bushmaster 16" M4 A3 .223 Carbine.
Dynamite shooters. Yeah. Ought to be an Olympic event.
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.
If you pay cash for used firearms from private owners, tell me how the government knows about this?
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.
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.
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?
Do you still buy ammo? Post on pro-gun websites?
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.
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?
7:1 ratio here! 4 SIGs, 2 ARs, 1 Savage 30-06 and just lil' ol me.
Dues go for the association activities. Political activities are only done with extra donations to the NRA-ILA, the institute for legislative action.
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.
That’s 3,999,999 plus me :)
Is this proven fact or speculation/assumption ?
I’ve always thought they could do it of course.
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.
The NICS accusations and the BATF agents copying Form 4473’s are a fact. I wouldn’t doubt the other two.