June 18th, 2007

Preview of New Nikon Monarch Scopes

The new Nikon Monarch scopes have been eagerly anticipated. Now, finally, we expect the first shipments to hit dealers’ shelves the first week of July. We are especially interested in the new 6-24×50 side-parallax Nikon. SWFA.com and The Optic Zone have priced this scope at $629.95 (Nikoplex reticle), making it hundreds of dollars cheaper than a Leupold 30mm 8-25×50 LRT. The new 6-24x Monarch could be an ideal varminting and general purpose target scope. It features 1/8-MOA clicks, 1″-diam. one-piece tube, 34 MOA elevation, 2.1 mm exit pupil, locking side-focus parallax adjustment, and near-constant 3.6-4.0 inch eye relief throughout the zoom range. Nikon has created a new website showing off the features of all the new Monarchs, including the 6-24×50 and the 5-20×44 zooms. Click HERE to visit the new Nikon Monarch preview website.

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June 18th, 2007

Super Deal on Bulk .224 Varmint Bullets

During a summer prairie dog expedition, a serious varminter may shoot hundreds of rounds in a day. Value-priced components help keep a shooter’s budget under control. As a June Special, MidSouth Shooters Supply is offering 50gr and 55gr bullets in economical 500-round packs for just $34.74. That works out to just $6.95 per hundred bullets! These .224-caliber “Varmint Nightmare X-Treme” bullets feature a flat-base design with a soft point lead tip for good expansion.

Midsouth premium softpoint varmint bullet

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June 18th, 2007

AR-15 Upper Holding Fixture on Sale

Here’s an excellent product for the home gunsmith at a good price. Now through the end of June, MidwayUSA has the DPMS AR15 Upper Receiver Holding Fixture on sale for $30.00–twenty bucks off the regular price. This precisely-milled Delrin unit holds an AR15 upper securely during smithing or cleaning operations, without denting or scratching the surface. Just put the Holding Fixture (Midway item #730930) in a bench vise, pop in the pins front and rear, and you’re good to go. While designed primarily for assembly/disassembly, the fixture is also ideal for cleaning AR15 uppers. Here’s a user review by C. Ogle of California: “The DPMS Upper receiver holder works perfect. It is well-designed and very easy to use. It held the receiver in very sturdy with no play or wiggle. You can have piece of mind using this product and not worry about damaging your receiver while torquing down your barrel.”

AR15 upper receiver holding fixture

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