April 11th, 2009

HOT DEALS for Easter Weekend

Barnes Varmint BulletsMany of the major online vendors are offering special deals over the Easter Weekend (or through the end of April). Here are some of the better promos we found today. Check the home pages of Grafs.com, Midsouth, and MidwayUSA for other current bargains.

Grafs.com 7.62×51 Ammo
Right now supplies of .223 and .308 mil-surp ammo are in high demand. Grafs.com has obtained a large quantity of quality 1982-83 vintage FNM (Portugese) 7.62×51 ammo. This is NON-CORROSIVE, lead-core, Berdan-primed ammo. Graf’s item MSA762X511, the FNM ammo is priced at $12.99 per 20-round box. For those wanting large quantities, there are sealed plastic 200-round (10 box) “battle-packs”. A full 1000-round wooden cases contains five (5) 200-round sealed “battle-packs”. Note: this Berdan-primed ammo is brass-cased, but is NOT reloadable.

Barnes Varmint Bullets

Midsouth Shooters Supply Turkey Load Rebate
Here’s a great deal for spring turkey hunters. Midsouth has teamed with Hevi-Shot to offer a cash rebate if you purchase Hevi-13 Turkey Shotshells. Max rebate is $15.00. Fill in the downloadable rebate form to receive $5.00 OFF per 5-round box of Hevi-13 Turkey Shotshells (Up to 3 boxes per household), or $7.50 OFF per 10-round box of Hevi-13 Turkey Shotshells (Up to 2 boxes per household).

Hevi-Shot Rebate

CLICK HERE to download HEVI-SHOT Rebate Form (.pdf file).

MidwayUSA Barnes Varmint Bullets
MidwayUSA is running a sale right now on its entire inventory of lead-free Barnes Varmint Grenade Bullets, in .204, .224, and .243 calibers. Varmint Grenade bullets feature a frangible copper/tin composite core. They are accurate bullets that can be driven at very high velocities without coming apart, yet they fragment explosively upon impact. Varmint Grenades range in size from a 26gr .204-caliber all the way up to a 62gr 6mm.

Barnes Varmint Bullets

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April 11th, 2009

Long-Range Benchrest School at Williamsport, PA

From June 5-7, the Original Pennsylvania 1000 Yard Club will host a multi-day, long-range benchrest school at its Williamsport range. For $200, up to 36 students will enjoy 1 night and 2 days of intensive training under the tutelage of some of the nations’ top 1000-yard shooters. On Friday night (June 5th), students will meet their mentors, including school director Frank Grappone, and will work on informal “homework” assignments.

Saturday morning (June 6th), the class moves to the range for a full day of hands-on technical training. Topics will include precision reloading, load development, gun handling, use of chronograph, analysis of shooting results, gun cleaning, and target analysis. The Williamsport Club will provide the rifles, plus all reloading components–powder, primers, and bullets. Saturday’s training sessions are followed by a steak dinner, included in the $200 seminar price.

On Sunday (June 7th), after an early training session covering bench set-up and match strategies, students will participate in a 1000-yard match, spending time both behind the trigger and in the pits. Instructors will explain how to read conditions, and will demonstrate target measuring and analysis after the relays. The program will wrap up before 4:00 pm on Sunday.

The 1000-yard Benchrest School is limited to 36 students. Gunsmiths Bruce Baer and Mark King, and many Williamsport Hall of Fame shooters will provide instruction. There should be no more than three students per advisor. Over the course of the weekend, trainees will receive 14-16 hours of quality “hands-on” instruction, plus actual match shooting time. This program is designed for novice to intermediate shooters. For more info, email School Director Frank Grappone, frankgrappone [at] sbcglobal.net.

Act soon, if you want to attend — the sign-up deadline is June 1st. Available slots are mostly filled already. If you’re interested, don’t delay — the classes fill up quickly.

Williamsport Benchrest School

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