Hodgdon has sold Goex

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by Dutch44 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:09 pm

Don't be amazed. My friend owned a screw machine shop that made all kinds of projectiles for the U.S Govt. including .223 to 40mm, His last bid for the .223 projectiles was underbid by China who was awarded the contract. We are talking something like 3 cents each and the China bid was maybe .0299. Hope the rounds were concentric. That's our Govt. at work.

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by semtav » Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:28 pm

How long ago was that ? Some laws have changed. Equipment that the FAA participates in has to be American made. John Deere was the only one that qualified when we got our front end loader about 10 yrs ago.

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by Tomklinger » Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:55 pm

I’m an engineer for a military subcontractor, we make interconnect systems for flight hardware. Every part has to come from an approved vendor. An American approved vendor. Thinking our military anything comes from a non alley is B.S. it’s next to impossible to get even simple components from Canada or Mexico I.e. thread locker or zip ties etc. our security is all American…
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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by JonnyV » Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:59 pm

Yeah I kinda figured....we are not buying ammo from the chi-coms. And if somebody's company bought a bunch of 556 projectiles from the chinks they are most likely guilty of fraud in one flavor or another.

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by Tomklinger » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:05 pm

They would never make it through qual. Everything, every piece part has to have full qualification and traceability to origin.
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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by SSShooter » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:42 pm

Just ask a fellow shooter who is a design/development engineer at one of the army's big arsenals. He tells me he would be "extremely surprised" to learn that any part of our munitions comes from foreign sources, especially China. Even the cannon in the M1 tank is made here under license from the German company who developed it. The military is serious about the supply-chain verification. Another engineer I know spent 18 months in the 'big house' for substituting non-traceable materials on a federal contract his shop had. Saved him $10,000 in materials for the loss of his company and freedom. Total dumb-ass.
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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by Chief Beck » Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:04 am

Chief Beck wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:18 am
China.
All,

My response was meant to be "tongue and cheek". However though, it seems everything we get comes from China including the things that we don't want. The Bidens & McConnell's are heavily invested in China's economy but that is straying from the topic.
The last I heard, years ago - Iraq/Afghanistan, it was our own big ammo houses such as Winchester & Federal that were contracted to supply our military's ammo.

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by JonnyV » Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:15 am

I agree with that...its very hard to buy anything not made in china anymore...and it's not just biden/mcconnel...its all of them for the last 40 years. Every single one of them in the White House and congress and the senate too. They sell out the nation by off-shoring all the manufacuring they possibly can and then by running the debt through the roof. Every POTUS doubles up the debt of the last POTUS...sorry for the rant LOL...

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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by John Bly » Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:29 pm

I had lunch today with a Master Distributor of Goex. He spoke with Goex yesterday and they confirmed that they had been sold but did not disclose the new owners. He was told that they had been in contact with former employees and that they expected to start production sometime in April. This is good news for all black powder shooters. If I find out anything else I'll report it.
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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by Don McDowell » Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:46 pm

Hope the keep the Olde Eynsford recipe
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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by SSShooter » Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:11 pm

New owners are Estes Rocketry which is located near Canon City, CO. They make toy (model) rockets. Should be interesting. Wish them all the luck in the world.
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Re: Hodgdon has sold Goex

Post by beltfed » Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:48 pm

INteresting analogy:
Rumor has it that a paint ball outfit had bought out Ernie Stallman/Badger Barrels.
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