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Cobra's PR 4000 WX Radio Sets Industry Standard for Increased Range and Ease-of-Use

Press Release

Cobra Electronics Corp. (Nasdaq: COBR) today announced it was awarded Popular Mechanics' Editor's Choice Award at the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas for its new PR 4000 WX microTALK(R) two-way radio. The goal of the Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice Awards is to honor brilliant new products that will set the standards for their market categories. Of the more than 2000 companies exhibiting at CES, just 17 were awarded the honor including Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Toshiba, Sharp and Casio.

"We are thrilled that Popular Mechanics has recognized Cobra's market leadership and commitment to product innovation," said Tony Mirabelli, senior vice president, marketing and sales for Cobra Electronics. "We are committed to providing consumers high performance features that raise the bar for a product category, and we truly believe the PR 4000 WX does just that."

Designed for the sophisticated consumer looking to take their communications to the next level, Cobra's PR 4000 WX incorporates X(3) Power(TM) technology with 3 Watts of power providing up to a 7 mile range. Several features, including a 10-channel NOAA All Hazards Alert Radio, enhanced water resistance to IP54 standards, and VibrAlert(TM) silent alert, will be particularly appreciated by fishermen, hunters and other outdoors enthusiasts. The PR 4000 WX also has an 8-point Digital Compass, Clock/Stopwatch/Alarm, 10-channel memory and selectable high/medium/low power output.

All of Cobra's two-way radios provide a fun, easy way for families and friends to stay connected and safe at shopping malls, amusement parks and sporting events or around the neighborhood. Because of their exceptional range and lightweight-yet-durable designs, these radios also prove useful for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing and skiing. Moreover, the radios are ideal for car-to-car communications, allowing caravanning friends and families to coordinate rest stops or to get someone who has taken a wrong turn back on course.

PR 4000 WX

PR 4000 WX -- First true 3 Watt, 22 channel radio with 38 privacy codes and X(3) Power(TM) technology providing up to a 7 mile range (range will vary depending on terrain and conditions).

Features UHF/FM frequencies, Digital Compass, Clock/Stopwatch/Alarm, a 10-channel NOAA All Hazards Alert Radio, VOX, 10 Channel Memory, Scan Feature, VibrAlert silent call, Battery Saver Circuitry, Enhanced Water Resistance (IP54 standard), Selectable High/Medium/Low Power Output Key Lock, 10 Call Tones, Selectable Roger Beep, Auto Squelch, Maximum Range Extender, Backlit LCD, Selectable Keystroke Tones, Speaker/Mic Jack and Belt Clip/Wrist Strap.

The PR 4000 WX (one radio, NiMH rechargeable battery, battery charger and earbud speaker/microphone), is available at a suggested retail price of $79.95. In addition, Cobra offers the PR 4000-2 WX (two radios), which is available at a suggested retail price of $119.95.

About Cobra Electronics

Cobra Electronics Corporation (Nasdaq: COBR) is a leading global manufacturer of mobile communications products for consumers, having attained a leadership position in every market in which it currently does business. The GMRS/FRS (General Mobile Radio Service/Family Radio Service) market has been one of the fastest growing segments of mobile communications, and Cobra is a leading provider in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

In addition, 2003 marks Cobra's entry into the GPS (Global Positioning System) market with the development of the most user-friendly product line on the market. To learn more about Cobra Electronics, please visit the Cobra site at SOURCE Cobra Electronics Corporation Company: Cobra Electronics Corp


Winchester® Muzzleloading Apex Magnum 209

Press Release

Winchester Muzzleloading's new Apex Magnum 209 offers a refreshing change from other muzzleloaders. Strikingly handsome with flowing lines and smooth contours make it as visually appealing as it is functionally superior.

With its simplified, shorter "swing action" breech the Apex allows the utilization of a 30" barrel without feeling "barrel heavy." Comfortable to shoulder and maneuver, exhilarating to shoot, and a snap to clean.

Specifications: --------------------------------- Caliber: .45/.50

Rate of Twist: 1:28" Barrel Finish: Blued or Stainless Barrel Length: 29" Overall Length: 46" Weight: 8lbs., 6oz.

Sling: Winchester Muzzleloading (included) Sights: Metallic Fiber Optic, Fully Adjustable

Safety: Internal Hammer Block

Trigger: Fixed (pull preset at 4Lbs. estimated)

Stock Finish Available in: Black Fleck Mossy Oak New Break-Up


.50 CALIBER APEX MAGNUM 209 RIFLES W8005 Stainless Steel (Black Fleck) $419.95 W8004 Stainless Steel (Black Fleck) $419.95

W8003 Stainless Steel (New Break-Up) $469.95 W8002 Stainless Steel (New Break-Up) $469.95

W8001 Blued Steel (Black Fleck) $344.95 W8000 Blued Steel (Black Fleck) $344.95

W8007 Blued Steel (New Break-Up) $389.95 W8006 Blued Steel (New BreakUp) $389.95



Eagle Electronics-The All New Cuda Series,Designed To Put More Bites In Your Fishing!


Big LCD display, performance, and features including built-in water temp sensor. The new Eagle® Cuda™ 168EX gives you so much fishfinder power for so much less!



4.5" (11.4 cm) diagonal screen Film SuperTwist LCD High-definition 168 vertical pixel resolution Backlit screen and keypad 4-level grayscale


Depth capability to 600 ft* (183 m) with 800 watts of peak-to-peak power High-performance, low-profile 200 kHz Skimmer® transducer with built-in temp delivers a wider, more effective fish detection area of up to 60° with high sensitivity settings - Operates at boat speeds up to 70 mph (61 kts)

Advanced Signal Processing (ASP™) automatically adjusts your settings for the best sonar picture Patented GRAYLINE® separates fish from nearby structure and bottom Advanced Fish I.D.™ shows underwater targets in different sizes of fish symbols

FishTrack™ displays target depth readings above fish symbols

Surface water temperature readings come from a built-in temp sensor in the transducer

Zoom with zoom bottom tracking and easy zoom-in/out control


Easy to connect/disconnect with uniplug cable connector

Internal back-up memory for key sonar settings

Completely sealed and waterproof, even for use in harsh saltwater environments Full one-year warranty


Henry Repeating Arms-Golden Boy .22LR & .22 Magnum

Press Release

We were honored when the readers of Guns & Ammo magazine selected the Henry Golden Boy as “Rifle of the Year” in 2001. It was the very first time a rimfire rifle won this prestigious award.

Whether you choose one chambered for .22 LR or .22 Magnum, the Henry Golden Boy is a masterpiece of fine crafted gunsmithing. Any shooting enthusiast who closely examines one is immediately impressed with the excellent fit, finish and overall visually elegant design. The Golden Boy’s awesome 20-inch blued octagonal barrel, American walnut stock, brass buttplate and gleaming Brasslite receiver will transport you back to the wild and wooley days of America’s Old West, when our company founder Benjamin Tyler Henry designed the original Henry lever action rifle.

Small game hunters and plinkers will appreciate its substantial 63/4 pound heft. It balances well and makes for highly accurate offhand shooting. The smooth action associated with Henry rifles opens and shuts with the effortless slickness lever-lovers long for. Get one in your hands and take aim. See what a natural pointer it really is.

Adding to the historic authenticity is the adjustable buckhorn-type rear sight. The .22 LR version holds 16 rounds. The Magnum holds 12. Both will provide a whole lot of shooting pleasure before it’s time to reload their tubular magazines.

The Henry Golden Boy is one beautiful .22 that’s affordably priced so you hombres won’t have to rob a stagecoach to own one. All we ask is that you mosey on down to your local gun shop and ask to see the Henry Golden Boy. You’ll definitely agree it’s the rifle that brings out the West in you.


Savage Arms Announces Youth Upgrade Offer

Press Release

Savage Arms, Inc. announces a new youth upgrade offer with the purchase of any Savage rimfire youth model Cub, Mark I GY or Mark II GY rifle. The offer is effective July 2003, and presents purchasers with $20.00 cash back and a free Savage t-shirt when they upgrade to a Savage centerfire model. Look for coupon on specially marked youth models. Here are the details of the program:

Offer is valid to consumers only Original owner has 5 years after buying qualified Savage rimfire youth model to purchase a Savage centerfire rifle Simply provide youth coupon, proof of purchase and UPC labels for both Savage youth and centerfire models and mail to: Savage Arms, 118 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT, 06078, Attention: Youth Upgrade Offer

Hunting & Fishing Gear Reviews


Ranger for Mer

Hunting Boots

I bought the boots at Bass Pro Shops this time last year. I'm a huge Rocky fan and wanted something a little more versatile for those days that start out frigid and end up warm. I now own three pairs of Rocky's. Their the best lasting, wearing boots I've every owned.

All Rocky boots are great. Money is really an issue with me but I was still surprised at how cheap these are. I picked them up for just over one hundred dollars.

I can't think of a single thing. If I come up with something soon, I'll check back in with You.

All Rocky boots are made to last and these are too.

Great pair of boots for just over $100. How can you beat that price?


Snipe Killer


Infinity Force Baby G

Archery Equipment

I purchased the Baby G Package from Cabelas a year ago 08/30/02 for the package rate at the time in the catalogue. It came fully set up and ready to shoot?? -After putting it together myself and tuning it - It was ready to shoot after about two hours. (Some instructions would have been Nice) If I was a beginner I would have been upset. But it all worked out.

Like isnt the Word I Love it. The only thing is that I failed to install the peep sight right away since I never had one on any of my previous bows and shot accurately , I must say after installing it , my shooting accuracy is UN- believeable. It is Fast AND Accurate. It has minimum vibration despte being a short bow. It shoots flat. I shoot carbon 300 arrows , my draw weight is 65lbs 29 1/2" 12gr field and broadheads. In short it has exceeded my expectations especially for what it cost me.

The only criticism I have is how I recieved the Bow , needing to put it together without the benefit of Instructions was an unpleasant experience to say the least. But as for the Bow itself , it is a great Bow. The only modifications I have made are string silencers , An arrow rest retainer (Since the arrow has a tendancy of falling off the arrow rest at full draw without it) , 2 anti vibration discs , and a string saver since I shoot with a release.

Well made , Lighter than I thought it would be to carry , I hunt in some thick areas , the Short bow being light in weight is extremely advantageous as any hunter who has had to traverse thick wilderness can attest. It is well made. You need to wax the string and check all the Screws as with any bow. I am pleased with it. And I am biased because I shoot so good with it. It is accurate. It is smooth.

The bottom line is that it is a value. The cost as compared to what you receive cannot be beat. To make it perfect - Upgrade the arrow rest. But other than that - it is a great bow. Buy it. And the package from Cabelas makes it a sure winner.




Whitetail Deer Archery Target

Archery Equipment

I bought this at walmart just two days ago. $50.00 plus taxs.

I don't.

Where do we start, first off it looks like the damn thing has been on the Atkins diet, hell my dog is bigger than this thing. The foam or what's left of it is just plain cheap and isn't holding up to my blunts at all. I can just imagine what will happen when I start practicing with my old Wasps. The grounding pins aren't big enough and the dog ends up falling over after a couple of shots. They should give you a few bags of mud to really plant the mother.

Cheaper than the ex-wife and at least when she fell over it was a good thing. Come to think of it, she had holes all over her just like the dog.

What country this came from should have kept this thing to eat. If I could find the slip I'd be taking this thing back tonight if it survives the gang coming over.


Save Your Money


Nitro Center Fire One Cam

Archery Equipment

My Wife and my Daughters bought this as a 50th birthday gift for me. Not only did they buy me the bow, they bought me all the accessories to go with it. I'm scared to ask them what they paid for it all, or what company they bought it from. She probably used my credit card.

The 80% let off is incredible. I don't know if anyone else does this, but I've had it adjusted down to 65% let-off. A few days before the season I will take it all the way to the 80%. By doing this I expect to be able to have a noticeable difference in the weight of the draw which should improve my shooting all that much more. Even at 65% she's a better draw than my old Golden Eagle. The draw weight is consistent throughout and doesn't come on stronger in some areas of the pull than others.

It was a gift so what can I say. There's a chance I may have gone with one of a couple of other bows. To be honest I'm not sure, maybe I would have picked this one.

PSE has a great reputation amongst the guys at my club. Several of them have traded up to them in the last few years. I guess their where Bear was at when I was a kid.

For the bow being a gift I'm very pleased with it. The fact it came with all the gizmos was that much better. I'm shooting three nights a week now and hardly feel it the next day. I won't say my shooting has improved, for that matter pretty much stayed the same. My enjoyment of spending nights at the range has improved and so has the soreness the day after.


Nifty Fifty


Pirahna 5 Fish Finder

Fish Finders

My Boss is going through a divorce so I took it off his hands and all he wanted was $80.00. I've seen these for close to $200.00 at local tackle stops.

It goes all the way down to 600 feet which is good for some of the lakes I fish. The display is nice compared to some others I've seen that have to be shaded just to see the screens output. It also have the water temperature feature which is a lot better than ten years ago when you had to check it by hand. Kids now days don't know how good they have it.

I have some problems hearing and I'm not sure if it's the tone I can't hear or just not loud enough. Sometimes my wife has to let me know when the tones are going off, but I guess you can't blame it on the machine.

Solid buttons and the menu seems to be well thought out. The unit seems like it will stand up to most anything Mothernature brings on.

I feel real bad for taking this off my boss's hands. Maybe when he gets back on his feet and has time for fishing I may give it back to him, yeah but then again maybe not.


Chuck O.


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