July 29th, 2011

MidwayUSA Blemished Bullet Sale — Big Savings

MidwayUSA saleMidwayUSA is running a major sale on blemished bullets right now. The sale price for some of these “blems” is HALF what the bullets normally cost. For most varieties, you’ll save at least 40% off regular retail. With blemished bullets, there are normally no functional defects that degrade accuracy or performance. However, the jackets may be tarnished or have water spots, or other appearance problems. Below are some of the varieties on sale. Match shooters should check these deals: 6mm 105gr BTs for $14.09/100, and 6.5mm 140gr tipped BTs, for $20.59/100.

.243 Caliber, 6mm (.243 Diam.) 105gr HPBT Match, Box of 100
Product #146046
Reg Price: $23.49
Sale Price: $14.09 — Save $9.40

.243 Caliber, 6mm (243 Diam.) 95gr Poly-Tip Spitzer BT, Box of 100
Product #468298
Reg Price: $28.49
Sale Price: $14.19 — Save $14.30

..264 Caliber, 6.5mm (.264 Diam.) 140gr Poly-Tipped BT Match, Box of 100
Product #174000
Reg Price: $29.49
Sale Price: $20.59 — Save $8.90

.284 Caliber, 7mm (.284 Diam.) 162gr Polymer Tip Spitzer BT, Box of 100
Product #850675
Reg Price: $30.99
Sales Price: $21.69 — Save $9.30

.284 Caliber, 7mm (.284 Diam.) 139gr Expanding BT, Lead-Free Box of 50
Product #181752
Reg Price: $31.99
Sale Price: $15.99 — Save $16.00

.270 Caliber (.277 Diam.) 130gr Bonded Spitzer BT with Cannelure, Box of 100
Product #850233
Reg Price: $46.49
Sale Price: $23.19 — Save $23.30

.30 Caliber (.308 Diam.) 180 Grain Bonded Spitzer Boat Tail, Box of 100
Product #515690
Reg Price: $50.99
Sale Price: $25.49 — Save $25.50

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July 29th, 2011

Schmidt & Bender Wins $34 Million U.S. Military Scope Contract

There are many quality rivals in the high-end tactical optics market, but it appears that Schmidt & Bender remains “top dog”, at least for the U.S. Special Forces community. Schmidt & Bender, was awarded a $34,209,500 firm-fixed-price contract for precision sniper rifle dayscope, mounting rings, spare parts, repairs and upgrades. The scope will be a special version of S&B’s 5-25x56mm PMII. It’s not clear how many scope units are to be delivered under the contract, which had five bidders. The Naval Surface Warfare Center is the contracting activity (N00164-11-D-JQ31), and the contract is expected to be completed by June 2016. The scopes will be built in Biebertal, Germany.

Schmidt & Bender SOCOM 5-25x56 PMII Dayscope

This is a special military version of the Schmidt & Bender 5-25x56 PMII. It will be provided in two versions, one with click values in centimeters and a Horus reticle, and a second with 1/4 MOA click values and a H2CMR reticle.

S&B Sniper Rifle Dayscopes to Be Used by Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines
The S&B precision sniper rifle dayscopes will be used by Special Forces for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The precision sniper rifle dayscope consist of several configurations that are required for use on existing and future sniper rifles. The configurations are tailored to the sniper’s training regimen, the weapon system effective range, and the weapon system caliber. The precision sniper rifle dayscope will be used around the world in extreme and adverse conditions including underwater, surf-zone, desert, arctic, jungle and urban environments. One reason S&B PMIIs were selected is this model has passed rigorous immersion testing. The 5-25×56 PM II was certified to show zero leakage after spending 10 hours in sea water at a depth of 25 meters (82 feet).

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July 29th, 2011

Heavy Caldwell Pedestal Rest on Sale at Cabela’s for $129.99

Caldwell Rock RestIf you have a limited budget, but you need a solid, heavy front pedestal rest, the Caldwell Rock BR 1000 will probably fit the bill. It’s not as sophisticated as a SEB or a Farley, but then it sells for a fraction of the price of those high-end joystick rests. And right now, the BR 1000 is on sale at a big discount.

Cabelas.com has the Caldwell Rock BR 1000 front rest on sale for just $129.99. That’s a great price. MidwayUSA sells a similar (but lighter) Rock front rest for $169.99 (item #348661).

This BR 1000 rest has a heavy, slingshot-style base. It is very stable (even with magnum calibers). The two-stage elevation adjustment reaches up to 11-1/2″. The rest comes complete with two three-lobe front bags, and the rest will accept other Caldwell Deluxe bags. Some guys toss the Caldwell bags and run a Protektor leather front bag. If you need a sturdy rest that will work with heavy recoiling rifles, it is hard to beat the Rock BR 1000 for the price.

Caldwell Rock Rest

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