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Mossberg Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show
Ammoland ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | Ammoland

Posted on 01/23/2013 1:53:51 PM PST by EXCH54FE

O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc, America’s oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer, today announced that the company will not attend or support the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The company reached this decision after Reed Exhibitions banned Modern Sporting Rifles and has refused to reconsider their stance.

Mossberg’s position on the Second Amendment is unwavering and steadfast; therefore, the company will not support any organization or event that prohibits the display or sale of legal firearms.

We stand united with our loyal customers and supporters in this constitutional right and had only hoped for a different outcome.

(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; easternsports; guncontrol; gunshowpullout; harrisburggunshow; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/23/2013 1:53:57 PM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE
The company reached this decision after Reed Exhibitions banned Modern Sporting Rifles and has refused to reconsider their stance.

They chose...poorly.

2 posted on 01/23/2013 1:56:11 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Time to buy more Mossbergs.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 1:56:34 PM PST by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: EXCH54FE

This is a good move by Mossberg. Very recently, Mossberg starting producing a very modestly priced AR.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 1:57:22 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: EXCH54FE

Good old Mossy. A company as reliable as their guns.


5 posted on 01/23/2013 1:58:47 PM PST by mnehring
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To: EXCH54FE

Will there be anything left at the show?


6 posted on 01/23/2013 1:59:01 PM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: 3Fingas

I have one of the MMR Hunters. It is a great gun. The prices have shot up though. They are pulling $1500 or more on gun broker.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 2:00:36 PM PST by mnehring
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To: EXCH54FE
Ok, besides the popcorn guy and the korny dog guy... what vendors ARE going to be there?

/johnny

8 posted on 01/23/2013 2:02:00 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: EXCH54FE
The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show exodus is a watershed event.

Anybody who chooses to go down the road Reed Exhibitions traveled knows that a similar fate is in store for them.

9 posted on 01/23/2013 2:02:00 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Are there any major sponsors left?


10 posted on 01/23/2013 2:02:03 PM PST by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: drbuzzard

http://ess13.mapyourshow.com/5_0/exhibitor_details.cfm?exhid=364475

Here is a list of exhibitors.

Shows Ted Nugent is still planning on being there.

That surprises me...


11 posted on 01/23/2013 2:03:38 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
Sham whow
12 posted on 01/23/2013 2:04:18 PM PST by Domangart
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Yes, you’d think he would have bailed as well.


13 posted on 01/23/2013 2:05:41 PM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

He may be under contract


14 posted on 01/23/2013 2:07:19 PM PST by mnehring
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To: EXCH54FE
Here's an updating list of the vendors who have pulled out.
15 posted on 01/23/2013 2:08:17 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: mnehring

Yeah. All ARs, if you can find any, are way overpriced right now.

Interesting. I have only seen a couple of reviews of the mmr (not many of them out there yet). Do you have any other ARs to compare it to? Is it on the same quality level of a Bushmaster or S&W M&P 15 Sport? Have you tried shooting steel-cased ammo yet? Does it have a full or semi-auto bcg?
Just wondering.


16 posted on 01/23/2013 2:08:43 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: EXCH54FE

At this trend, there’d be only ‘spitball contest’ in the Great Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show.


17 posted on 01/23/2013 2:12:59 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

not true, the MSM has intentionally censored the story from the public.

Has Drudge mentioned it?

Has Rush mentioned it?

Hanity?

Beck?

etc. etc?

it is not high on the public radar. at $7000 a pop (remember some of these sponsors only put a deposit down , not the full amount) this represents at least a 1,400,000 loss. This is appart from sponsors, appart from attendees not going.

The MSM does not want their advertisers panicing.
The left does not want to let politicians know they are in danger of not being re-elected.


18 posted on 01/23/2013 2:14:47 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
Not sure who could be left. Here is a list of those who have pulled out (some 170 names): http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/805854_List-of-exhibitors-boycotting-the-Eastern-Sports-and-Outdoor-Show.html
19 posted on 01/23/2013 2:15:24 PM PST by Kolb (Compone Accomoda Supera)
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To: EXCH54FE

I would guess that Mossberg isn’t having any trouble selling their wares these days, show or no show.


20 posted on 01/23/2013 2:15:33 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: drbuzzard
Will there be anything left at the show?

I hope not.

With any luck these a$$ hats will have to sit around in an empty building shooting at chirping crickets with water pistols.

21 posted on 01/23/2013 2:16:20 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Harrisburg PA counting on the ESOS to bring in revenue could kiss big $$$ good bye.

What a PR nightmare for Reed Exhibitions, but they might be hailed as Heroes from the Left, so there’s that.


22 posted on 01/23/2013 2:18:03 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: EXCH54FE

When does this reach the tipping point, when so many venders cancel they have to cancel the show? If I were a potential customer, it would have been long ago.


23 posted on 01/23/2013 2:18:33 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Kolb; TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

See post #15 for a self-updating list link, now at 233 names and counting.


24 posted on 01/23/2013 2:20:04 PM PST by Kolb (Compone Accomoda Supera)
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To: EXCH54FE

Yet another company to support. This could get expensive, but not this particular vendor, because Santa brought me a brand new Mossy for Christmas! W00t!


25 posted on 01/23/2013 2:21:29 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: EXCH54FE

I’ve got a couple of Mossberg shotguns, a black 12 gauge pump, and a very nice walnut-stocked 20 gauge my wife loves to shoot trap with. I think I got the 20 gauge on sale at Walmart new a few years ago for about $150. Fine guns.


26 posted on 01/23/2013 2:21:33 PM PST by Fido969
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To: ronnyquest

“Time to buy more Mossbergs.”

I’m ahead of ya. Bought the 590 mariner model right bf Xmas.

Then promptly lost it in my quarterly boating accident. I imagine that happens a lot to the mariner models.


27 posted on 01/23/2013 2:22:53 PM PST by freedomlover
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To: ronnyquest
Time to buy more Mossbergs.

Yep. Buying a Mossberg Chainsaw tomorrow morning.
28 posted on 01/23/2013 2:23:26 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: ronnyquest
Time to buy more Mossbergs.

Where?

29 posted on 01/23/2013 2:25:11 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Stillwaters

ping


30 posted on 01/23/2013 2:27:36 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: EXCH54FE

Although Im currently out of the country I take the time to make my “calls”.

I urge all of you to continue to take a stand!


31 posted on 01/23/2013 2:32:02 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: EXCH54FE

had a .410 long ago, never hit a damn thing.. lucky them.


32 posted on 01/23/2013 2:32:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ronnyquest

“Time to buy more Mossbergs.”

Time for Mossberg to pack up and move to Texas.
God Bless Texas!


33 posted on 01/23/2013 2:33:56 PM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Ok, besides the popcorn guy and the korny dog guy... what vendors ARE going to be there?

Flo will be there to sell some Progressive insurance to the popcorn guy and the korny dog guy!

34 posted on 01/23/2013 2:36:03 PM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
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To: lonevoice

Dad and I ea own a Mossberg Silver Eagle O/U. We took up trap a couple yrs ago.

Bought them at the same time at a police supply store who bought a batch of refurbs. $700 gun sold for $289

Ea one has been shot the EXACT same number of times. My Dad’s has had two firing pins replaced (under warr) so far. Mine is still the way I got it. I wish I could understand this.

Any comments? Please e-mail me. see below


35 posted on 01/23/2013 2:36:42 PM PST by bicyclerepair (toodamtall1@yahoo.com)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Ok, besides the popcorn guy and the korny dog guy...

A news release that they were pulling out would be the icing on the cake.

36 posted on 01/23/2013 2:50:45 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Where are Ted Nugent and the Robertson family (duck and buck commander)? I have not heard a peep from them.

If they signed a contract that takes away their freedom of speech, then there is no sense in them being armed. They may as well have cut off their own balls.


37 posted on 01/23/2013 3:05:42 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: EXCH54FE
I saw on TV yesterday that Reed Exhibitions was sticking to their guns on this. They said these shows were only one % of their business so they really didn't care. Some one else needs to step up and offer and alternative to all the cities they are putting on shows!!
38 posted on 01/23/2013 3:07:32 PM PST by ontap
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To: 3Fingas
I've actually been more impressed than I was expected. The Hunter model is pretty stripped down compared to the Tactical model. Imagine a Mr. Potato Head with no hands and feet. I bought it when the rush started and just happened on it. It was the one that wasn't jacked up in price (got it about $600 new at a pawn shop). I also have an Armalite (and a Red Jacket uni-Lower).

Pros- It is very well built. Nothing is lose, it was actually pretty tight taking it down to clean. The pins required a little more than the tap on the Armalite which I'm sure will change over time. So far, not a single jam although I've put only about 50 rounds through. No problems with different types of magazines (PMags or old steel). I've had this question come up recently. It is chambered for 5.56 both lower and barrel versus .223 many budget models are so you have the flexibility of both calibers (big mistake too many make). It was pretty accurate right out of the box with an old NC Star red dot I had. It shot low but that was probably the shooter (OK, it was completely me).

Cons. It is hard to complain much due to the price but it is a very stripped down rifle. Only rails on the top. The barrel shroud doesn't have any. No optics, even iron sights were included. It doesn't have a forward assist or dust cover. Forward assist is probably unnecessary but I would have liked to at least have the option to add a dust cover but it doesn't have the mounts. It isn't balanced very well. The center of gravity seems to be well in front of the magazine versus the Armalite is right on the trigger. This causes me to shoot low until I get used to it. That's pretty much it on the cons that I've come up with so far.

Here is the hunter model:


39 posted on 01/23/2013 3:16:42 PM PST by mnehring
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To: EXCH54FE
and the hits just keep right on coming...
40 posted on 01/23/2013 3:28:25 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
If Ted does show, I hope someone has a camera. I can only imaging if he does it will be very film worthy.
41 posted on 01/23/2013 3:30:55 PM PST by mykroar ("I'm afraid I can't use a mule. I have several hundred up on Capitol Hill." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: EXCH54FE

Drip, drip, drip..


42 posted on 01/23/2013 3:31:43 PM PST by moovova
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To: bicyclerepair

Wish I could help you, but I have zero expertise in this area. Maybe someone else reading the thread can help. Or, if you were to post a vanity thread asking for ideas, I bet you’d get some good answers. Good luck!


43 posted on 01/23/2013 3:32:30 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: EXCH54FE

Mossberg 500. A great shotgun.


44 posted on 01/23/2013 4:02:03 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Ted Nugent is probably going there to be an incredible pest, rubbing salt in their wounds, and enjoying every bit of it.

He might even scare more vendors away, who’ll be there half a day, look around, and beat feet.


45 posted on 01/23/2013 4:06:06 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Shows Ted Nugent is still planning on being there.

Just a guess, but I think the organizers are going to regret letting Uncle Ted in the door...

46 posted on 01/23/2013 4:41:40 PM PST by Max in Utah
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To: longtermmemmory
I didn't say the MSM was paying attention.

I said the manufacturers and retailers who come up with the idea of attacking "assault weapons" are going to think twice about its effect on their bottom line.

47 posted on 01/23/2013 5:20:03 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: mnehring

Sounds like a good value (at least when the prices come down again to normal levels later this year — I think).

May I suggest getting a Vickers Combat Sling and 2 UWL (Universal Wireless Loops)s — Blue Force Gear if you don;’t have them already. This will allow you to more evenly distribute the weight of the weapon while firing. The sling is very adjustable. The UWL allow you to attach a patrol-sling to the rifle without constantly having the rifle twist itself in a knot.

I really like their two point sling. I wish I had one while in the Marines.


48 posted on 01/23/2013 6:19:40 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas
I was actually tempted to go with something like this to be different:


49 posted on 01/23/2013 6:37:24 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Very purdy. Wood stock AR/AKs. Still need a good tactical sling like the Vickers though.


50 posted on 01/23/2013 6:43:07 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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