March 9th, 2009

NEW Portable Reloading Scale from Hornady — $26.65

Quite a few portable, electronic reloading scales have been introduced in the last year or so, and now Hornady has joined the game. Hornady’s new compact (3″x5″ footprint) GS-1500 portable scale will weigh up to 1500 grains — offering more capacity than most other portables. 1500 Grain capacity means that this compact scale can handle just about any reloading task for calibers all the way up to 50 BMG.

Hornady gs-1500 scale

The GS-1500 scale features a 2.5″ x 3″ weighing platform, an aluminum measuring pan, and a 100-grain calibration weight. The scale will run on two (2) regular AAA batteries, which are included. The new GS-1500 scale is ON SALE this month for just $26.65 at Midsouth Shooters Supply, item 005-050107. This is a good deal. By comparison, MidwayUSA’s price for the GS-1500 is $34.99.

Editor’s NOTE: This product is so new that we have not yet been able to test it for function. Hornady usually can be counted on to do its homework before introducing new reloading tools. Hornady also stands behind their products when it comes to warranty repair.

CLICK HERE for Hornady 2009 Reloading Product Brochure

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March 9th, 2009

CCI Free Varminters' T-Shirt Offer

Here’s a pretty cool offer. If you purchase two (2) boxes of CCI rimfire ammo, CCI will send you a FREE T-shirt (well, almost free… you do have to pay $3.95 for shipping). The T-Shirt is a handsome dark green color. On the back is the white outline of a dead prairie dog. Over the outline runs a broad yellow stripe, like the tape that police use to cordon off a crime scene. It’s a clever concept and the graphics are nicely done.

CCI T-Shirt Offer

CLICK HERE to Download T-Shirt Offer COUPON.

How to Get Your T-Shirt
You must purchase at least two (2) boxes of CCI rimfire ammunition between April 1 and June 30, 2009. Then you need to fill out a coupon, and send it in, along with your original purchase receipt, and the UPC (universal product code) from the ammo boxes. The coupon, receipts, UPCs, AND $3.95 for shipping must be received by CCI no later than July 31, 2009. Mail everything to the address below. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Mail Coupon, Ammo Sale Receipts, UPCs and $3.95 to:

CCI T-Shirt Offer
Dept. 6135
P.O. Box 5009
Stacy, MN 55078-5009

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March 9th, 2009

Hunting News — Gray Wolves Removed from Endangered List in Some Regions

Gray Wolf De-ListingInterior Secretary Ken Salazar, affirming a decision of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), has removed the gray wolf from protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). However, this ONLY applies to Idaho, Montana, the Western Great Lakes, and some (but not all) areas of Washington, Oregon, and Utah. Wolves in other parts of the 48 states, including the Southwest states, remain endangered and are not affected by Salazar’s ruling. Wolf hunters should check carefully to ensure that the area(s) where they intend to hunt are not subject to ESA controls. Wolves in Wyoming remain specifically protected.

Hunters are advised to wait before planning a hunt. Salazar’s ruling could be stalled by litigation from environmental groups. The Sierra Club has announced: “Aggressive wolf-killing practices, coupled with genetic isolation and plans to institute hunts in Idaho and Montana, could push wolf numbers dangerously low and reverse decades of recovery work. The Sierra Club, along with other conservation groups, plans to challenge the wolf delisting decision in court.”

Praise for Interior Secretary’s Decision
Safari Club International President Merle Shepard hailed the announcement, saying “This decision is the right one and we commend Secretary Salazar for reaching it so quickly. Delisting the gray wolf came about as a result of years of effort involving the states, tribes, landowners, academic researchers, sportsmen and other conservation groups, the Canadian government and many other partners.”

In making the announcement, Secretary Salazar reviewed the numbers behind the decision. “When it was listed as endangered in 1974, the wolf had almost disappeared from the continental United States. Today, we have more than 5,500 wolves, including more than 1,600 in the Rockies,” Salazar said. Gray wolves were previously listed as endangered in the lower 48 states, except in Minnesota where they were listed as threatened. The USFWS oversees three separate recovery programs for the gray wolf; each has its own recovery plan and recovery goals based on the unique characteristics of wolf populations in each geographic area.

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