March 8th, 2010

Potterfields Donate $500,000 for Youth Hunter Education

Larry and Brenda Potterfield of MidwayUSA have donated $500,000 to the NRA Foundation’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge. The Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is NRA’s “graduate studies” program in outdoor skills and safety training for young hunters. This program uses simulated hunting conditions to reinforce and test a young hunter’s skills and safety practices. Since its inception in 1985, YHEC has reached more than a million young sportsmen and women.

From rifle, bow, and muzzleloader shooting at life-sized targets, to wildlife identification, to map-and-compass orienteering and more, YHEC participants get hands-on training in eight skills areas, giving them expertise in all methods of take and all types of game. State- and provincial-level YHEC programs, hosted by volunteer instructors, involve an estimated 50,000 youths each year. Top-ranked individuals advance to the annual NRA Int’l Youth Hunter Education Challenge event.

Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA remarked, “Brenda and I are excited to be able to assist the NRA Foundation in supporting this type of initiative to focus on developing tomorrow’s leaders today. Changing the future requires us to make the commitment in time or money to support these efforts.”

Potterfield donation YHEC

MidwayUSA Offers Promo for AccurateShooter.com Readers
In related news, MidwayUSA has created a special promotion for the readers of this website. Now through March 21, you will get $10.00 off any purchase of $50.00 or more. There are a few limitations — for example you can’t use the promo for back-ordered items, but basically this deal can save you 20% right off the top of a fifty-dollar order. To get the $10.00 off promo code, click the link below. Be sure to tell your friends. This limited time offer ends midnight March 21, 2010.

Midway Promotion

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March 8th, 2010

Sinclair Product Review Contest

Sinclair Int’l is offering a chance to win $100.00. Here’s the deal. If you write and submit a user product review, you will be entered into a contest with a chance to win a $100 gift certificate. For every approved review you write, you’ll get one chance at the monthly drawing. For example, if you write 10 product reviews that are approved, you will get 10 entries. It’s pretty simple. Just remember, there is only one winner per month. The January winner was Ross Livingston.

Sinclair Gift Certificate

Each month all reviewers will be entered into a random drawing to win a $100 Sinclair International Gift Certificate. Sinclair says: “You do not need to have recently purchased the item to write a review for it. It could be a product that you previously purchased from Sinclair International. If we still sell it, you can review it!” After the monthly drawing is held the winning reviewer will be sent electronically a $100 Sinclair International Gift Certificate.

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March 8th, 2010

Customized Tilton-Built Tikkas on Gunbroker.com

We found a rare listing on Gunbroker.com — not one but TWO Tikka 595 Master Sporters with full upgrades by Mac Tilton (MT Guns). One rifle will be sold — the buyer elects which of the two guns he prefers. On these two (2) rifles, the cheekpiece has been reshaped and the adjuster upgraded. In addition, an adjustable buttplate has been added. Most importantly, both rifles have been fitted with custom, match-grade Tru-Flight barrels. Just adding a custom barrel like this to a Tikka can easily cost $475.00 or more (per rifle), including chambering and fitting. Yet these rifles, one chambered in .223 Rem and the other in 22-250, are listed “no reserve” with a current bid of $515.00 as of 3/8/2010.

Tikka 595 MTGuns.com

CLICK Here for Gunbroker.com Tikka 595 Auction

IMPORTANT: The seller is listing TWO (2) rifles, but he is only selling ONE (1). The successful bidder gets his choice of caliber and the seller retains the other rifle. Box stock, a Tikka Master Sporter in .223 Rem can command $1000.00 — with factory barrel. So there’s an opportunity for a very good buy here. NOTE: In the photos both guns are shown with scopes. The scopes and rings are NOT included in the auction, but one (1) Nikon variable may be purchased separately. The auction ends 3/13/2010 5:22:00 PM ET.

Tikka 595 MTGuns.com

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