September 2nd, 2009

Phoenix Rear Sights Impress Match Shooters

Phoenix Precision, based in Elk River, MN, crafts precision target sights for long range target shooters. Known for their outstanding reliability and repeatability, Phoenix rear sights are gaining popularity among competitors in prone, Palma, and High Power disciplines. Some of the top “sling and irons” shooters in the country have switched to Phoenix sights.

Gary LaValley, owner of Phoenix Precision, crafts his rear sights using advanced CNC machinery. The sight housings are anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum. For precise repeatability, the sights feature stainless guide pins and lead screws, plus oil-impregnated bronze guide and thread bushings. The sights offer 70 MOA of elevation, 60 MOA of windage, with 1/4-MOA clicks. Knob rotations for elevation and windage are either NRA match rifle (Counter-CW) or service rifle (CW). Quarter-minute clicks are standard, but on request for the Palma shooters, 1/2-MOA windage detent plates are available at no extra charge. Phoenix sights accept both Anschutz and Gehmann accessories.

Phoenix Precision micrometer rear sights are offered in two basic models: top mount ($380.00), and side mount ($355.00). Both types are available in either right- or left-hand configuration (no extra charge for lefties). Top mount models are designed for use on rail-equipped AR flattops, tube guns, Tubb 2000s, and Gary Eliseo stocks. Side mount models are most commonly used on bolt action rifles, but they also work on Picatinny or Weaver-style rails with the use of an adaptor. So, if you have both an older-style Palma rifle and a new, rail-topped tube-gun, you can use the sight on both rigs. Many shooters do use the same Phoenix rear sight on multiple rifles, as shown in the video below. In the video, when real competitors talk about their Phoenix sights, you hear two things time and again: “quality” and “repeatability”.

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For more information about Phoenix Target Sights and Scope Rails, visit www.PhoenixPrec.com, or call Gary LaValley at (763) 263-3327.

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September 2nd, 2009

ShootingUSA Covers Cowboy Action World Championship

This week’s episode of Shooting USA television covers END of TRAIL, the World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting. Based on the number of shooters, End of Trail is the second largest rifle/pistol competition in North America, topped only by the NRA National Championships at Camp Perry, OH. In 2009, over 1000 shooters from a dozen countries competed at the 28th Annual END of TRAIL World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting and Wild West Jubilee produced by the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS). End of Trail is held at Founders Ranch, located near Albuquerque, NM.

End of Trail Cowboy Action SASS

Along with the 1000+ competitors, END of TRAIL attracts thousands of spectactors with Wild West-themed exhibits and entertainment, including mounted shooting from horseback. Visitors can sample wares from hundreds of vendors or enjoy “living history” Wild West encampments spread over 50 acres.

Cowboy Action World Championship coverage will air during the Wednesday, Shooting USA Hour on the Outdoor Channel:

Eastern Time 4:30 PM, 8:30 PM, 12:00 Midnight
Central Time 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 11:00 PM
Mountain Time 2:30 PM, 6:30 PM, 10:00 PM
Pacific Time 1:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 9:00 PM

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September 2nd, 2009

Cabela's Labor Day Sale Bargains

Cabelas labor day saleCabelas.com is currently running a Bargain Cave Labor Day Sale. Select items are discounted by as much as 70%. You’ll find great deals on everything from snap-caps to large, base-camp style wall tents. Here are a few of the bargains we found….

Cabela’s Cotton BDU Pants, OG-902182, $14.88
Regularly $29.99, these 100% cotton BDU trousers are on sale right now for just $14.88. That’s a great deal for rugged pants that can be used for shooting, hunting, or general outdoor use.

Cabelas BDU Bargain Cave

Warne CZ 30mm Rings, OG-712750, $19.88
These rings fit the integral dovetails on the top of CZ actions. They may fit other rifles with rails or dovetails with similar dimensions. Normally priced at $54.99, these rings are now offered for just $19.88. That’s a steal for quality rings. NOTE: Warne says “no lapping” is required, but you may want to lap the rings to reduce the chance of marring an expensive scope.

Cabelas Rings Bargain Cave

Cabela’s Dry-Plus Seclusion 3D® Blaze Parka, OG-960263, $69.88
This hunting parka, regularly priced at $174.99, has been very highly reviewed by Cabela’s customers. Now the price has been slashed way down to $69.88! Waterproof, yet breathable, the parka features 150-gram Thinsulate insulation and a quiet, low-nap shell that won’t collect burs. Large cargo pockets have shell loops inside and handwarmers behind, and the hood is removeable.

Cabelas Hunting Parka

CLICK Here for Buyer’s Reviews of Seclusion Blaze Parka.

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