January 11th, 2021

Bargain Finder 277: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder Sale Discount Savings

At the request of our readers, we provide select “Deals of the Week”. Every Sunday afternoon or 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. MidwayUSA — Longshot LR-3 TargetCam w/ Warranty, $699.00

longshot lr-3 UHD target camera sale MidwayUSA $139
Killer deal on best LR Target Camera system on the market — save $139.
IMPORTANT — You must put LR-3 in Shopping Cart to get $699.00 price!

The Longshot LR-3 system combines a high-definition video camera with a special long-range receiver. That set-up delivers sharp, live digital video at distances up to two miles. And integrated software lets you record groups and mark shots. Right now you can get the LR-3 with Bulletproof Warranty for just $699.00. That’s a $139.00 savings over the regular price with warranty. That Bulletproof Warranty will repair or replace your unit if it is damaged by gunfire or other hazard. Note, if you don’t need the 2-mile range, you can get the Marksman Target Camera for $399.00, or the Hawk Spotting Scope Camera for $199.00. Get FREE shipping on the LR-3 with MidwayUSA Code FREESHIPPING106.

How the LR-3 Target Camera Works

2. CDNN SPORTS — ISSC SPA Straight-Pull .22 LR Rifle, $279.99

straight pull ISSC toggle link .22 LR rimfire rifle sale
Fast-cycling, fun to shoot, great budget NRL22 rig

Looking for a bargain basement .22 LR rifle for NRL22 or gun games? Then grab one of these German-made ISSC SPA rifles — a true steal at $279.99. Guys, if you have ANY interest in this unique .22 LR rifle WATCH the VIDEO! REPEAT — CLICK that Video!

The first 10 seconds has good closeups of the rifle being fired and the toggle-link being cycled. The reviewer notes the “gun IS really accurate” (3:33) and has a very smooth trigger. The action includes an integrated 11 mm/3/8″ dovetail rail to mount rings for your optics. We’ve used toggle-link actions, and they do benefit from break-in and a good lube.

3. Graf & Sons — Nosler Reloading Manual No. 9

Nosler number 9 reloading handbook manual
Most current printed load manual available — New Cartridge Data

Nosler has just released the Nosler Reloading Guide #9, the latest hardback Nosler load manual. This 800-page guide covers 101 cartridge types. New in this edition you’ll find the popular 6mm Creedmoor, 6mm XC, 6.5 PRC, and 7.62×39, along with 20 Nosler, 22 Nosler, 24 Nosler, 27 Nosler and 33 Nosler. This new guide draws from thousands of hours in the Nosler Ballistic Lab, along with the experience of many respected experts. The book is available right now for $27.99 at Grafs.com.

4. Grafs.com — Leupold 10x25mm Binoculars, $79.99 (Save $20)

Leupold porro binoculars BX-1 10x25mm sale compact
Compact, easy to carry — great $20 Off sale

Here’s a good compact set of binoculars from a respected brand for an exceptionally low price — just $79.99 at Grafs.com. That’s twenty-dollars off the regular $99.99 price (20% savings). These 10x25mm porroprism binoculars are a good choice for hikers, hunters, and campers who want a small, light-weight binocular optic that’s easy to carry. The waterproof, fog-proof BX-1 Rogue is 4.7″ long and weighs just 12.7 ounces. User reviews are very positive, with 78% 5-star and 14% 4-star ratings on Amazon.

5. Midsouth — RCBS Rotary Case Tumbler with SS Media, $152.99

rcbs stainless wet case tumbler
Wet tumbling works great, big capacity kit includes SS Pins

Want to get your old, used brass looking like new again? Try wet-tumbling your cases with stainless media. You’ll be impressed. For wet-tumbling, a good option is the RCBS Rotary Case Tumbler. On sale now for $152.99, this comes with everything you need to get started including 5 pounds of stainless steel pin media. This is a good unit with plenty of capacity.

6. Brownells — Monarch 16-48x60mm Spotting Scope, $980.99

nikon spotting scope ED hunting
Great glass, fairly compact, good for hunting + competition

We have used this 16-48x60mm Monarch ED spotter in the field. It is outstanding. It has exceptionally sharp, bright glass and compares well with spotters that cost $400-500 more. This is on sale now at Brownells for $980.99, $419 off the original $1399.95 price. NOTE: the 20-60x60mm Nikon Monarch ED sells for nearly $1400 on Amazon, so this is a great value if you don’t need the higher, 60-power magnification. Important technical features include: Advanced Apochromat ED (Extra-low dispersion) glass that minimizes color fringing; Field Flattener Lens System that delivers sharp images all the way to the periphery; Optimized Focusing System for fast focusing.

7. Palmetto SA — Vortex 1-6x24mm Scope + Mount, $330.00

vortex scope AR15 AR10 cantilever rail mount rings
Smart cantilever set-up for AR rifles, save $59.99 with Code “EAGLE”

If you are looking for an affordable turn-key scope solution for your AR-platform rifle, check out this Vortex 1-6x24mm Strike Eagle Scope + Mount Combo System. This combo includes a 30mm tube Strike Eagle riflescope PLUS a Vortex cantilevered scope mount that positions the optic in the right position on a AR15 or AR10 rifle. You can see how the system works on an AR15 above. AR owners have been very happy with this combination. The Strike Eagle offers a true 6X zoom ratio with an illuminated AR-BDC3 Reticle optimized for ARs. Listed retail price is $389.99 but you save $59.99 with CODE “EAGLE”. That lowers your net cost to $330.00 for scope and mount.

8. Amazon — Motion-Sensor LED Interior Light, $14.99

gun safe light vault cabinet motion sensor light motion sensing LED magnet lamp
Activates when door opens, Rechargeable, 3 LED Light Levels

Here’s a great accessory for your Gun Safe or closet. This rechargeable LED Lamp turns itself on when you open the door, and off when you close the door. Select three brightness levels: 10LED, 20LED, 30LED. With the supplied 3M adhesive magnetic strip you can easily attach the light to the inner walls of your gun safe. And then quickly remove the unit for charging with a standard USB cord (no batteries to replace!). It works, it’s handy, and it’s inexpensive — just $14.99 on Amazon. These motion-sensor LED lamps can also be used in garages or stairwells. NOTE: this is Amazon’s choice for rechargeable LED Motion-Sensor lights.

9. Amazon — MTM Cleaning Rod Case, $13.84

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Good way to transport and store cleaning rods — lowest price ever

Good cleaning rods are expensive and can be easily damaged if you’re not careful. To protect those valuable cleaning rods, we recommend the MTM cleaning rod case which holds four rods as well as cleaning supplies. This case protects your rods both at home and while traveling. With this handy, durable case you can stop worrying about bending or breaking those important cleaning rods. This is a great price — this case typically sells for about $22.00.

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January 11th, 2021

IBS Annual Meeting on January 16, 2021 — Register Now

IBS Winter Annual Meeting Jeff Stover Virtual Zoom meeting january 16 2021

The International Benchrest Shooters (IBS) will hold its Annual Meeting this month. It will be a virtual meeting, done via the Zoom internet service. The 2021 IBS Annual Meeting will be held online, via Zoom, on Saturday, January 16th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern. Outgoing President Jeff Stover tells us “This is an IBS meeting but anyone [with an interest in benchrest competition] can get on the Zoom virtual meeting.”

To participate in the meeting, you’ll need to Register with Zoom. Here is the link to register:

CLICK HERE to Register for IBS Annual Meeting on ZOOM »

IBS Winter Annual Meeting Jeff Stover Virtual Zoom meeting january 16 2021

Jeff Stover notes that members can send in questions for the meeting: “Participants can use [email] to send in questions which I (or someone) hope to be able to answer online. The email address for questions will be sent out (via email) to those who register. Also there will be a ‘raise hand’ feature and chat with the administrator function.”

There will also be specific agenda items to be discussed at the meeting. These agenda items will be voted on, by the membership, on-line after February 1, 2021.

IBS Annual Meeting Zoom january 16 2021

After the meeting outgoing President Jeff Stover, who has ably served as IBS president for 12 years, will turn over his position to new President David Matthew of North Carolina. And IBS Treasurer Bill Gebhardt will retire after 28 years of service. The new Treasurer will be Sally Bauer of Kansas.

IBS Winter Annual Meeting Jeff Stover Virtual Zoom meeting january 16 2021

The IBS anticipates that some of the IBS Shooter of the Year winners will participate, and perhaps share some of their secrets of success.

IBS Winter Annual Meeting Jeff Stover Virtual Zoom meeting january 16 2021

IBS Winter Annual Meeting Jeff Stover Virtual Zoom meeting january 16 2021

Register here for IBS Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 16, 2021:
Zoom Meeting Registration Page.

IBS Winter Annual Meeting Jeff Stover Virtual Zoom meeting january 16 2021

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January 11th, 2021

CMP Adds Smallbore Rifle Postal Match For 2021

CMP smallbore postal match orion scoring

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is running a new Smallbore Postal Competition this spring. The event, open to both Adults and Juniors, will feature 3-Position and Prone matches, fired from a distance of 50 feet. Individuals and clubs can register and fire in both events. There are two (2) specific events:

3-Position (3×20, Kneeling, Prone, Standing) – USA 50 Foot Target
Prone (60 Shots – Sling and F-Class) – USA 50 Foot Target

The CMP will print customized targets for each registered competitor and mail them to the club or individual. After firing, your targets shall be returned to the CMP or you may opt to score your own targets using the Orion Scoring System and send results to the CMP electronically. The cost for each competitor is $5.00 per event. Payment must be received before targets are mailed.

INFORMATION LINKS
Postal Match Online Registration
Postal Match Results Link
2020-2021 CMP Smallbore Rifle Competition Rules

What’s a Postal Match? The concept is that shooters compete in different locations and then “mail in” their targets, hence the term “postal match”. Of course these days the results can also be transmitted electronically, but the concept is the same — shooters around the country complete a specific course of fire and then the results are tabulated, with final rankings based on scores. Competitors can compete individually or in groups, at the location of their choice. Competitors can shoot the targets at a time of their choosing, but all targets must be RECEIVED by the CMP no later than April 16, 2021.

“The CMP has a lot of experience with conducting postal competitions, and with everything going on in the world today, running a smallbore postal seems like a logical step for our program,” said Brad Donoho, CMP smallbore manager. “We’re happy to be able to provide a place for smallbore athletes everywhere to continue their growth on the range.”

CMP smallbore postal match competition 2021
Smallbore shooter Lauren Phillips won the Junior Olympic Shooting Championships in 2014.

Important Dates for the CMP Smallbore Postal Competition:

January 11, 2021 – Online Registration Begins
March 23, 2021 – Online Registration Ends
April 16, 2021 – Targets must be received by CMP
April 19, 2021 – Preliminary Results Posted
April 23, 2021 – All results are final

To register or to learn more, visit the CMP’s Postal Match Webpage: https://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-smallbore-program/cmp-smallbore-postal-program/

If you want to get started in 3-Position smallbore shooting, read this Introduction to 3-P Rifle Competition by U.S. Olympian Matt Emmons. For starters, Click image below to launch a BIG full-screen PDF file.

Matt Emmons Smallbore position rifle

CMP smallbore postal match orion scoring

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