Dear Friends All....It's Forums like this one(If there are any like this one!) that must take the place of our old and departed gun "Gurus"!If these old heads were trying to write today, none of the "Rags" would but their info! You are the "Team" that young shooters are turning to for honest answers, be they may what may they be!
Marlin has captured the lever gun market, just as Billy Ruger captured the single action market and Mossburg captured the pump shotgun market.
All is not bad!...As the Sporting Goods "Pie" gets smaller the gun makers will listen more to shooters demands. They know now that whats left of the market can freeze a company off the market...ergo that S&W mess. So what is Smith hits the wall! Someone will pick up the pieces and run with them.
Beleive what I say...They are more frighten by Forums like this than any other means of advertising. At present we represent a somewhat small voice, but you bectha it growing!
Look at the growth of this Forum since it was expanded to cover what we cover now....and there is more to come. We will be testing BTB bullets this summer on actual living targets, not Gel or wet paper, and by Fall will publish the results. We will be testing against wild hogs, trapped and in the wild! Did I catch your attention on that? Our so-called Forum Marketing Plans are light years ahead of any other forum on the net...and there is a plan!
We will tell it like it is, and let the cards fall where they will. The tests will be done under controlled situations, and will not be like some I have seen where the shooter brags about how many deer they have killed!!!!! We have killed just as many on a crop damage....but prefer not to brag about it as they do on other forums and webpages! The shooter that kills one or two animals a year, doesn't have the in depth knowledge that a hundred kills a year can provide if the tests are done right. It's just that simple! That may ruffle some feathers, but so what! We are out to provide data, not BS or to massage someone's ego. Keep tuned in...there's lots more to come!!!!!
Best Regards To All, James
(Edited by James Gates at 4:28 pm on May 6, 2001)