March 4th, 2019

Bargain Finder 180: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

Accurateshooter Bargain Finder Deals of Week

At the request of our readers, we provide select “Deals of the Week”. Every Monday morning we offer our Best Bargain selections. Here are some of the best deals on firearms, hardware, reloading components, optics, and shooting accessories. Be aware that sale prices are subject to change, and once clearance inventory is sold, it’s gone for good. You snooze you lose.

1. Palmetto Armory — Ruger Precision Rimfire $349.99 Shipped

Ruger Precision Rimfire Palmetto Armory discount Sale

Here are Ruger Precision Rimfire 50-yard Groups Shot with CCI Std. Velocity Ammo.
Ruger Precision Rimfire Palmetto Armory discount Sale

Right now you can get a .22 LR Ruger Precision Rifle for just $349.99 from Palmetto State Armory, shipping included. That’s a great deal — This same rifle sells elsewhere for $450.00 or more. This is a very affordable, chassis-style cross-training rig for PRS Shooters. Ruger Precision Rifle owners also favor the .22 LR rimfire “baby brother” because it shares similar ergonomics with the bigger, centerfire RPRs.

2. Brownells — 3500 Rds CCI .22 LR Ammo, $116.94

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Here’s a crazy great deal — 3500 rounds of .22 LR rimfire ammo for just $116.64 after Rebate. That’s just 3.3 cents per round! Here’s how it works. Go to Brownells.com and order seven (7) 500-ct Bricks of CCI Blazer .22 LR Ammo for $153.93 ($21.99 per brick on sale). Type in Code “NCS” in the Discount Code slot. This NCS Code knocks $15 dollars off the price AND provides FREE Shipping. Cost is now $138.93. Finally, apply for the CCI Factory Rebate. This rebates you $21.99, what you paid (after discount) for one of the CCI 500-ct Bricks. With the Rebate, your Net Cost is just $116.94 delivered. NOTE: You must purchase on or before 3/31/2019.

3. Precision Reloading — 10% Off In-Stock Redding Products

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Redding dies enjoy a reputation for precision, quality, and durability. And Redding presses, such as the Big Boss and T-7 Turret, are excellent. Here’s a tempting sale on a host of Redding products — dies, bushings, presses, powder measures, case gauges, case prep tools and more. Right now, at Precision Reloading, all Redding items in stock are 10% Off. But don’t delay. This Redding 10% Off Sale ends today, Monday March 4, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST.

4. EuroOptic — Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50mm, $499.99

Vortex Viper PST 4-15x50

Do you have a rifle sitting in the safe because you haven’t found a scope for it yet? Eurooptic has the Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50mm rifle scope with EBR-1 reticle for a jaw-dropping $499.99. This is a fine scope for $900 and an AMAZING one for the amazingly low price of $499.99. This is one of the best optics deals on the web.

5. Grafs.com — 15% OFF ALL Rimfire Ammo

15% off rimfire ammo

Finally rimfire ammo is available again in ample quantities. That means wider selection and discounted prices — a win-win for rimfire fans. Whether you shoot .22 LR, or .22 WMR, or 17 HMR, you can now save big at Grafs.com. EVERY brand and type of rimfire ammo is on sale now. Head over to Grafs.com to SAVE 15% on ALL rimfire ammo in stock.

15% off rimfire ammo

NOTE: It is very rare to see a vendor putting its entire rimfire ammo inventory on sale, so this is an exceptional opportunity. You can buy exactly what you want, not just the “loss leaders”. This sale continues through 3/6/2019 at 11:59 PM CT.

6. RCBS 2019 REBATE Program — Get Up to $100 Back

RCBS 2019 Rebate press chargemaster case prep discount rebate sale

RCBS just announced its first Rebate Program for 2019. Get up to $100 back on select RCBS® products. If you need an electronic Scale/Dispenser, Progressive Press, a Case Prep Center, Ultrasonic Machine, or Power Case trimmer you’re in luck. Here are the Rebates available for purchases made between 2/1/2019 and 3/17/2019. NOTE: The DEADLINE for mail-in or online submissions is 4/16/2019.

$50 REBATES: ProChucker 7 (88911) or ProChucker 5 (88910) Progressive Presses

$40 REBATES: Ultrasonic Case Cleaner 2 (87056), Universal Case Prep Ctr (90370), Trim Pro-2 Power Kit ( 90367), or Chargemaster Combo (98923)

$20 REBATES: Ultrasonic Case Cleaner (87055), or Chargemaster Lite (98940)

7. GunProDeals.com — S&W M&P 9mm M2.0, $392.00

Smith Wesson M&P pistol handgun 9mm 9x19mm sale rebate

Here’s a good deal on a very reliable, accurate full-size 9x19mm pistol — the Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm in handsome Flat Dark Earth finish. We like the distinctive color with contrasting matte black ambidextrous controls. This 9mm pistol is now on sale for $392.00. When we featured this same pistol in September, it proved very popular and sold out at the vendor. If you like it, you might want to act soon.

8. Walmart — Flambeau 50.5″ Rifle/Shotgun Case, $10.49

Discount Sale Gun Rifle Case Walmart Flambeau 50.5

If you need to ship a rifle to a gunsmith via UPS, you might want to pick up one of these Flambeau Rifle/Shotgun cases for just $10.49. This case is also fine for holding a typical shotgun or hunting rifle for a trip to the range. At 50.5″ overall it will hold most rifles up to about 48″ overall length. You can get free two-day shipping with an order of $35.00 or more. So, combine this with other items (or buy four for $41.96) to get free shipping. IMPORTANT: We would NOT use this to ship rifles with large, expensive scopes mounted. Buy a better case with thicker internal padding for that, or remove the scope. Outside dimensions: 50.5″ L x 3.7″ W x 10.9″ H.

9. Amazon — Jialitte Scope Bubble Level, $10.99

Scope Optic bubble level 30mm 1

All serious rifle shooters need a scope level. This nicely designed Jialitte Scope Bubble Level features a 30mm milled inside diameter, plus an inner insert ring so it will also fit 1″-diameter main tubes — that dual-diameter versatility is a nice feature. We also like the way the unit is nicely radiused, and has a low profile in the middle. Price is just $10.99 with free shipping. User reviews have been very positive. You could easily pay $35.00 or more for a 30mm scope level. Purchasers have praised this product — nearly all verified buyers rated this five stars.

10. Amazon — 12″ x 12″ Splatter Grid Targets, 10 for $9.99

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This 12″x12″ Splatterburst Target combines splatter shot marking with a grid background, with five aiming points. The bright neon shot circles make it easy to see your shots. And the handy grid lets you quickly estimate your group size. Get a 10-pack for $9.99, or a 25-pack for $17.99 (better deal). This particular target has earned rave reviews — 87% of verified buyers gave this a FIVE-Star rating. One example: “Excellent quality and durability. The adhesive is really strong. High contrast makes down range targeting easy and the splatter contrast is [great].”

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March 4th, 2019

Long-Range Shooting Goes Mainstream — Industry Trends

shooting industry magazine long range shooting Ruger Precision rifle 6.5 Creedmoor 6.5 Grendel

According to Shooting Industry magazine, a large segment of gun buyers are now gravitating toward long-range shooting. Short carbines with red dots are OUT. Precision rifles with high-power optics are IN. Interest in long-range shooting has driven sales of modular bolt guns and upgraded ARs in .224 Valkyrie or 6.5 Grendel. Shooting Industry states: “Dealers around the country report interest in long-range shooting has ignited over the past 12+ months”. In fact, “long-range shooting has become a passion for a larger number of shooters, leading to increased potential for sales of guns, ammo, and accessories[.]”

shooting industry magazine long range shooting Ruger Precision rifle 6.5 Creedmoor 6.5 Grendel

Doug Gifford of CORE Rifle Systems and GTO Guns in Florida observes: “For the past 12 months or so, I’ve seen a huge move toward interest in long-range accuracy.” Modern bolt-action rifles in popular chamberings such as 6.5 Creedmoor “are probably the fastest-moving modular sporting guns at the moment”.

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Ruger Precision Rifle Leads the Way
Vikram Mookerajee of Pinnacle Firearms in Indiana says the introduction of the Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR) several years ago really “opened up the market” to a broader spectrum of customers. The RPR created a whole new market segment for modular chassis rifles. With “street price” under $1250 (and under $1000 during sales), the RPR delivered a modern-looking, modular rifle system at an affordable price. This was not your grand-pappy’s deer rifle — the modular look appealed to a younger market segment. RPR accuracy out of the box was pretty good too.

Ruger Precision Rifle long range

Following the success of the basic RPR, offered in 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, and .308 Win, Ruger has introduced a big Magnum version in .300 Win Mag and .338 Lapua Magnum. This is a large rifle, weighing 15.2 lbs. without optics. And, with a $2099 MSRP ($1700 street price) it is considerably more expensive than the original RPR.

Ruger Precision Rifle long range

Long-Range Interest Drives Sales of Expensive Optics
The increasing interest in long-range shooting has driven sales of higher-magnification optics, particularly First Focal Plane (FFP) scopes with Mil-type reticles. Core’s Gifford notes: “The long-range trend is moving into real science. Shooters are looking at parallax and focal plane; they’re getting into the science of optics.” The latest generation of scopes aren’t cheap. For example, the 7-35x56mm FFP Nightforce ATACR, one of the most popular optics with PRS shooters, retails for $3600.00! You can buy a pretty nice used motorcycle or bass-boat for that kind of money.

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March 4th, 2019

CMP Travel Games — Dates, Registration, and Key Changes

CMP Travel Games electronic targets

Registration is now open for the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) 2019 Travel Games – a variety of rifle and pistol events held around the country throughout the year. The CMP’s Cup Matches, formerly known as the Creedmoor Cup Matches, will now be a fixture at Travel Games events. Cup Matches include a 4-Man Team Match, an EIC Rifle Match, and three days of 80-Shot events.

2019 Travel Games Schedule:

26 April-5 May – Eastern CMP Cup & Games, Camp Butner, NC
7-9 June – Talladega D-Day Matches, Talladega, AL
16-22 September – New England CMP Cup & Games, Jericho, VT
7-13 October – Oklahoma CMP Cup & Games, Oklahoma City, OK
19-24 November – Talladega 600, Talladega, AL

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for TRAVEL GAMES »

IMPORTANT: The CMP Travel Games 2019 schedule includes major changes! The Western CMP Travel Games event, usually held in Phoenix in October, will NOT be held 2019. However, the Western Games WILL resume in March 2020. For 2019, the Oklahoma CMP Games event will move from its typical April time-frame to October. Additionally, the Talladega 600 Match has been moved up from December to November.

Oklahoma CMP Cup & CMP Games Matches – The Oklahoma Games were moved from April to October in place of the Western CMP Games & CMP Cup Matches, which will return March 13-22, 2020.

Eastern CMP Cup & CMP Games Matches – The Eastern Games will revert back to a schedule used in the past, with CMP Games matches fired first, followed by Cup Matches to conclude the event.

Take Note: There are NO Western Travel Games in 2019 — Western Games Come Back in 2020.

Competition and Small Arms Firing Schools
Events fired at the Travel Games include a mix of modern and vintage military rifle competitions like the John C. Garand, Springfield, Rimfire Sporter, Carbine and Vintage Sniper Matches. The Travel Games also feature a growing field of pistol opportunities, as well as a Small Arms Firing School for new and experienced marksmen. Other informative clinics are conducted throughout the Games Matches by qualified CMP staff members.

Travel Games Will Employ Electronic Targets

CMP Travel Games electronic targets

E-Targets Means NO PIT DUTY
Rifle competitions will be fired on CMP Targets, a modern electronic target system that instantaneously produces shot placement and eliminates the need for pit duty. This allows quicker matches, with faster relays, and less wasted time. There is also less physical strain for older competitors.

CMP Travel Games electronic targets

For more information on the CMP Travel Games and/or to register, visit: CMP Travel Games Page.

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