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Would You Buy a Gun From Brett Favre?

From eMediaWire:
Remington Arms Company Inc. . . . has just announced a multi-year marketing relationship with [Brett] Favre. . . .

When asked about his idea of the perfect day, Favre said, "If I could squeeze in throwing touchdown passes at a morning practice, lunch with my family and pulling the trigger on a trophy buck at sunset, that would be about as perfect as life can get. . . .”

Favre [will] represent Remington in national advertising campaigns, retail promotions and special events . . . with his focus being on hunter safety, wildlife conservation and youth programs.

Comments

Scrap5000

Dure, especially if he autographs it

Blue Ox

So how much is remington paying that (fudge)packer to endorse their firearms?

YooperJack

This guy has played as hard as anyone. Yet, you watch him before and after games, and his best friendsare the other team. He's almost redefined sportsmanship. I don't think it will hurt them. Might even be similar to the "Ted Williams" line of goods at Sears. I might be the only one that remembers that line. No one can ever replace Ted Williams, but Brett can come closer than anyone else.
YJ

Lamar

So BlueOx, I guess you feel that they could have spent that money better, like giving it you a chat room "expert" like yourself. Some people can never see any good in anything. With hunting number declining having someone like Brett as a spokesman for any good product has to be pretty good.

jstreet

In a word, no. Celebrity endorsements won't correct quality issues.

The last two Remington shotguns I bought had fit and finish issues. The last Remington .22 ammo I bought was full of duds (I tried it in a .22 rifle and ruger revolver). As a matter of fact, the .22 ammo that did go bang leaded my .22 ruger single six's barrel so badly it began to keyhole. I switched to a different brand of ammo and it hasn't happened since.

Remington and I aren't on speaking terms right now.

Jim

CJ

Sounds like sour grapes to me.......

Mike Diehl

It's a celebrity-branding marketing ploy. If it works for Remington that's good marketing. A celeb endorsement wouldn't enter any of my purchase decisions for firearms or anything else.

Mike Diehl

Funny about that .22 ammo. I found that Remington standard velocity is the brand that best feeds through my 10/.22. But that was a trial and error thing. I've had feed problems with a different popular brand.

jstreet

CJ quote:
Sounds like sour grapes to me.......

Which quote are you referring to?

jstreet

Mike,

Feeding issues and accuracy problems are problems that will happen with different .22 ammo.

Misfires and leading a barrel (in two different guns) is just cheap, dirty ammo.

Jim

Mike Diehl

I'm just saying my experience with Remington .22LR standard velocity has been completely different from yours. I can't account for the difference in our results. shrug.

jstreet

Mike,

Maybe I just got a bad brick. Either way, I won't buy it again.

Jim

Mike

Remington and i are on great terms...considering I have no less than 7 Remingtons in my safe, with plans to add more. Mayhaps the quality has suffered some in comparison to what was produced in yesteryears...but what brand HASNT suffered?!?

To the question at hand...HELL YES I WOULD!! I am a lifes long Duhtroit Dion fan. Bret and his pack have been a thorn in my arse for many a year...16+ to be exact.

That being said, Bret is one of my all time favorite players, a joy to watch compete. No whining, no crap you see from other players at this level. Just a pure, unbridled and infectious joy to be playing the game. Just watch him tossing snowballs during this years playoffs...or the TD pass that should have been a sack in the same game. Like watching kids playing in the back yard. Or, go back to the Packs hay days with Bret and when Warren Sapp would BURY Bret with a brutal sack....Bret would jump up smiling and then toss a TD.

Bret will be sorely missed the day he decides to hang up his cleats. when he does...I would be honored to take my Remington Model Four, 30-06 and go a deer killin with the man!

jstreet

Yooper,

I remember the "Ted Williams" name on practically everything Sears sold in their sporting goods department.

Man, we are both showing our age.

Jim

ken sager

Hey, Blue Ox. It sounds like you don't even know what a fudgepacker is. If you did, you sure as hell wouldn't be using that term to describe Brett Farve, you MORON.

ken sager

Hey, Blue Ox. It sounds like you don't even know what a fudgepacker is. If you did, you sure as hell wouldn't be using that term to describe Brett Farve, you MORON.

ken sager

All the Remingtons I own are great firearms. The latest is an 1100 Sporting 12. It has beautiful wood for a production gun, and has performed flawlessly. I have a model 700 LSS in .338 ultramag that shoots sub 1/2 inch groups. Farve is a great choice as a spokesman.

Bubba

YJ

Hey, what's hap'nin'.
If Brett stands up for Remington, I hope their product stands up to HIS reputation. Unfortunately, the Ted Williams line of guns fell a little short of the man's reputation! Don't know about the rest of the products he (TW) endorsed!

Bubba

Bubba

DUH!!!
"Would I buy a gun from Brett Favre?!"

Sure.

If the caliber/gauge was to my liking, the price is right and it's in decent condition for the advertised price!
I ain't paying extra unless it belonged to...... I ain't paying no more than market value!

Bubba

Walt Smith

That's the first time I've ever heard that he promotes hunting. Funny what guys will say when they stop playing and don't have that big paycheck. What's next? a spot on the commercial with Dan Marino about weight loss? No I wouldn't buy a gun with his autograph,whats the point. L

YooperJack

Hey Jim, Bubba
I don't remember the Ted Williams line being bad. It was beyond my price range so I just figured it was good. Seems to me, Sears had guns made by several manufacturers. Maybe some were good, some weren't. Shooting from the left side, I'll probably by the LH rifle in the caliber I want regardless of who endorses. Pretty much like I vote.
YJ

YooperJack

Walt Smith
Actually Walt, you stand a better chance of running into Brett Favre up here in the U.P. during hunting season than you do in Green Bay. He spends a lot of time up here hunting. He's rumored to have purchased a hunting tract, either here or across the Wisconsin State Line.
YJ

David E

go favre go

Walt Smith

Hey Yooper Jack; thats cool, I hope I do, then I'd sign his gun for him! Ha Ha,just kidding. Seriously though the only name I want or would pay extra for would be my own. Farve is great but not that great.

h morse

I love my Mod 70 & Mod 12 Winchesters. I'm not a happy Remington customer. I've had problems with Rem. .22 ammo too.
When I head for the woods though, it's usually With my Mod 14 .35 Rem
or Mod 1100 Special Field. I don't care whose name is on them. Farve is a great role model and his endorsement can't hurt.




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