January 13th, 2012

Powder Valley Discounts Hornady and Wolf Bullets and Ammo

Bryan Richardson of Powder Valley let us know that PVI is running some great specials on bullets and ammo right now. Check out these deals at PowderValleyInc.com:

BULLET Specials
Z-Max Varmint Bullets
Hornady Z-Max bullets on “Pre-Order Special”. These are basically V-Max bullets with a green tip. It’s a heck of a deal at 20-25% less than the standard V-Max bullets and they are offered in 500-count boxes.

Hornady Free Box of Bullets with Purchase of 1000 Bullets
Order 1000 V-Max bullets and receive a free box of Hornady .224 55gr V-Max (100 ct) bullets. Order 1000 Match or A-Max bullets and receive a free box of Hornady .308 168gr BTHP Match (100 ct) bullets.

Nosler Bullet Sale
Nosler Partitions are still on sale at a 25% Discount.

AMMO Specials
PVI Closeout Special on Wolf Ammunition
All Wolf Rifle Ammunition is $5.00 per box (of 20).
All Wolf Pistol Ammunition is $12.00 per box.
(Pistol ammo mostly out of stock.)

Hornady SWAG Offer
Order 3 boxes of Hornady Superformance Ammunition and receive a free Hornady hat. Order 10 boxes of Hornady Rifle Ammunition and receive a free weathered long-sleeve shirt.

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January 13th, 2012

NRA Changes Some High Power Rules for 2012

The NRA has issued some 2012 Rule Changes for High Power Matches. You really need to download and read the new Rules yourself, but we’ll summarize some (not all) of the changes below.

Rule 2.11:
Sets residency and “paid-up” membership requirements for Club Team shooters. Different standards for (a) Local Club Teams; and (b) Open Club Teams.

Rule 3.3.2 NRA Any Sight Match Rifle/Tactical Rifle
Part (c) now reads: “Competitors may use a service rifle equipped with optic sights to compete under this rule. Competitors using service rifles described in Rules 3.1(c) and 3.1(d) may remove the carry handle to allow mounting of the optic sight.”

Rule 7.22 F-Class Long Range National Championships
This section now reads:
“Any match sponsor that wishes to conduct the F-Class Long Range National Championships shall use the following courses of fire:
Day 1, 3-15 shot 1,000 yard individual matches.
Day 2, 3-15 shot 1,000 yard individual matches.
Day 3, 2, 4-person team matches, 20 shots per individual plus the aggregate of the 2 team matches.
Day 4, 2-20 shot 1,000 yard matches.”

Rule 14.18 Signal Systems for Scoring Targets
The Visual Signaling System described below will be used in all high power rifle tournaments:

(a) Slow Fire: Value spotters are placed as indicated on the target frame, all of a highly visible color such as fluorescent orange or black. The shooter may request the color they can best see.

X ………………………….……Center Right side
10 ……………………………..Bottom right corner
9 ………………………………..Bottom center
8 ……………………….……….Bottom left corner
7 ………………….…………….Center left side
6……………….……… Center right side (same as X)
5 ……………..…….Bottom right corner (same as 10)
Miss ……………….Both bottom Left corner
……………………..and bottom Right corner

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January 13th, 2012

MidwayUSA Donates 500 Rifles to Youth Shooting Sports Alliance

Youth Shooting Sports Alliance

Youth Shooting Sports AllianceMidwayUSA recently donated over 500 rifles to the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA), a developmental program that helps support youth education, hunting and shooting. The rifles will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to benefit the YSSA Equipment Loan Program (see below).

“MidwayUSA will continue to be a non-stop supporter of youth hunting, shooting and hunter’s education,” says Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. “We believe in supporting programs whose mission is to preserve the future of youth shooting sports.

The YSSA Firearms Loaner Program
In 2010, the YSSA developed a practical industry-wide firearms loaner program for supporting youth programs. The inventory available for loan currently stands at nearly 400 firearms and includes rifles, shotguns and pistols. Because of the popularity of this program with Boy Scout Councils, 4-H and other shooting sports programs, the loaner inventory is expected to double by the summer of 2013, thanks in part to MidwayUSA’s donation. “The majority of shooting sports equipment is needed by youth programs for limited or seasonal use,” said Steve Miller, Executive Director of YSSA.

Plano Provides Cases for Donated Rifles
Plano Molding Company supported this effort by donating over 500 gun cases to the YSSA to use for this program. “Plano is proud to partner with Larry and Brenda Potterfield in this generous donation to the YSSA,” said Steve Jongebloed, Director of Sales for Plano Molding Company.

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