February 1st, 2021

Bargain Finder 280: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

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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. EuroOptic — Mauser M18 6.5 Creedmoor 22″ Barrel, $449.99

Mauser rifle m18 6.5 Creedmoor Eurooptic sale
European quality hunting rifle, save $249 with this deal

If you are looking for a refined, well-designed hunting rifle, this Mauser M18 fills the bill. And right now this Mauser M18 in 6.5 Creedmoor is just $449.99 at EuroOptic.com. That’s a huge $249.01 savings off the regular $699.00 price. This M18 rifle features a modern 3-lug bolt with 60-degree bolt lift. Action and barrel are black nitride coated for durability. CLICK HERE for more info and photos.

2. Natchez Shooters Supplies — Sig Sauer Whiskey 5 Scope Sale

sig sauer scope sale
Best Sale in many months on quality Sig Sauer riflescopes

This week Sig Sauer Whiskey 5 riflescopes are on sale at Natchez. Rugged and reliable, these Whiskey 5 scopes are justifiably popular with tactical shooters and hunters. Right now you can get huge savings — $300, $400, even $500. For example, the 5-25x52mm Whiskey 5 is now $889.99, marked down from $1399.98 — a $509.99 savings! Use the money saved for a spotting scope, Kestrel, or other gear.

3. Costco — Cannon Landmark 64-Rifle Gunsafe, $949.99

canon safe sale
Cannon Safes offer solid construction and good value

Cannon makes good safes for the money — and this big 38 cubic-foot safe is on sale this week. Save $250 on the Cannon Landmark 38 cu. ft. Safe with Electronic Lock. This safe is big, measuring 59″ Tall x 40″ Wide x 24″ Deep. The safe is rated to hold 64 long guns in the main area plus a dozen pistols on the upper shelf. (NOTE: This capacity figure is based on thin, unscoped rifles, such as lever guns. Nonetheless this is a very capacious safe.) This safe has a 60-minute fire rating. Extra features include a dual AC power outlet, and a door organization system for 8 pistols/1 rifle, plus a hanging pistol rack. NOTE: The $949.99 SALE price includes curbside delivery to your location.

4. Creedmoor Sports — Berger 184gr 7mm Hybrids, $54.95

berger bullet sale
Top bullet choice for F-Open Competitors — Accurate and High BC

These days, popular loading components are hard to find. For those who have been anxiously seeking top-grade .284 (7mm) match bullets, head to Creedmoor Sports which has Berger 184gr Hybrid bullets in stock at good prices. You’ll also find a large selection of Berger bullets at Bullet Central.

5. Costco — Timber Ridge Magnum Range Bench, $199.99

timber ridge magnum range bench
Truly portable shooting bench — great savings now at Costco

Many so-called “portable” shooting benches are very heavy and difficult to move around. This Timber Ridge Range Bench is truly portable. Grab a Timber Ridge Magnum Range Bench and not only will you have a stable and versatile shooting platform that folds up into an easy-to-carry bag.

6. MidwayUSA — Lyman Brass Smith Case Trim Xpress, $119.99

Lyman, Brass Smith Case Trim Xpress Case Trimmer

Trimming brass is critical to precision reloading. However, with most case trimmers it’s a pain to adjust trim length, plus the hand-cranking becomes tiresome. A better, more efficient case trimming solution is offered by the Lyman Brass Smith Case Trim Xpress. This easy-to-use tool comes with 10 interchangeable bushings for the most popular calibers. The smart design allows for .001″ trim length adjustments with the click of a dial. To see a video of the Case Trim Xpress in action, check out our Lyman Case Trim Xpress Review.

7. Amazon — Frankford Powder Measure w/ mounts, $72.59

frankford arsenal powder dispenser
Good value use for pistol loads or initial rifle load before final trickling

Even with modern electronic powder dispensers, every reloader can use a good, manual powder measure. This crank-style dispenser works great for pistol charges. And, with the micrometer-style meter, you can throw rifle powders within a tenth or two — and then you can trickle precisely with a scale. This Frankford Arsenal Powder Dispenser features a “Quick-Disconnect” screw that allows you to take the powder measure off the mounting assembly quickly to pour excess powder back into the powder jug. And this dispenser kit includes TWO different mounting stands with 7/8-14 threads.

8. Amazon — Radians XT1-11 Extremis Safety Glasses, $5.29

shooting glasses
Incredible deal — Impact protection and dust/debris protection.

Good eye protection is essential for all shooting disciplines. You want Z87.1-rated eyewear that is also comfortable. The Radians XT1-11 Extremis Full Black Frame Safety Glasses. IMPORTANT: These Radians feature a foam ring around the inside of each lens. This provides extra protection in dusty environments and protects the wearer from powder blowback when shooting handguns. These safety glasses meet ANSI Z87.1+ standards and provide 99.9% UV protection. Top choice for pistol shooters.

9. Amazon — Allnice Digital Calipers, $21.99

Allnice Digital Caliper 0-6 calipers
Effective digital calipers at bargain price

Every handloader needs a set of calipers for multiple reloading/measurement tasks. In fact we recommend you have at least two sets of calipers, one being an inexpensive unit that you can take to the range. These $21.99 Allnice Digital Calipers fill the bill. These calipers have a stainless steel construction and a large digital readout. User reviews have been quite positive, with 88% four- or five-star ratings.

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February 1st, 2021

New N568 Powder from Vihtavuori for Big Cartridges

VV vihtavuori high energy N568 powder gunpowder propellant magnum cartridge

Vihtavuori is introducing a new double-base powder for magnum and large-size cartridges. This should be good for large hunting cartridges, such as the .300 Winchester Magnum, and bigger cartridges used for ELR competition, such as the .338 Lapua Magnum. VV N568 reloading data will soon be available on both the Vihtavuori website and Vihtavuori Reload App.

VV vihtavuori high energy N568 powder gunpowder propellant magnum cartridgeThe Vihtavuori website states: “We are proud to introduce a new heavy weight champion in our N500 rifle powder series: the N568. The slow burning characteristics and short-cut grains of the new Vihtavuori N568 high-energy gun powder provide extremely consistent metering for long range competitive shooters, accuracy enthusiasts, and hunters alike. Vihtavuori’s N568 excels with heavy-for-caliber projectiles and provides exceptional temperature stability. As with all our reloading powders, new N568 is also insensitive to humidity changes.”

Vihtavuori N568 looks to be a good choice for popular large capacity cartridges, including 6.5 PRC, .300 PRC, .338 Lapua Magnum, and an assortment of classic belted magnums such as 7mm Remington Magnum and .300 Winchester Magnum. Reloading data for various calibers and bullets will be coming soon.

Vihtavuori N568 will be available in Q2 of 2021 from major retailers such as Grafs.com, Bruno Shooters Supply, Midsouth, Powder Valley, and Precision Reloading.

Visit Vihtavuori.com to Learn more about Vihtavuori’s propellants, download Vihtavuori reloading data, or install Vihtavuori’s Reload App. N568 Reloading Data will soon be available on both the Vihtavuori website and Reload App (click below).

VV vihtavuori high energy N568 reloading App Reload powder gunpowder propellant magnum cartridge

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February 1st, 2021

Impressive New Pistols Featured in Shooting Industry Showcase

FN 509 LS Edge Pistol
Above: FN’s new 509 LS Edge is a 9mm Long Slide “factory custom” with Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System, slotted slide, and 5″ hammer-forged target-crown barrel.

In the latest February 2021 edition of Shooting Industry Magazine you’ll find Part III of the publication’s 2021 New Product Showcase. This latest installment of SI’s features over 40 new products, all presented with photos and product details.

SI Showcase Part I | SI Showcase Part II | SI Showcase Part III

If you missed the previous showcases, visit ShootingIndustry.com to see the December 2020 and January 2021 issues or click the links above. Across all three editions, hundreds of products from more than 120 companies were featured in Shooting Industry’s 2021 New Product Showcase.

From the Shooting Industry Part III Showcase, we present four notable handguns:

1. Colt Mfg. and Davidson’s — Engraved 6″ Stainless Python

Colt Davidson Engraved .357 Magnum

Davidson’s has collaborated with Colt’s Manufacturing on a special edition Colt Python revolver. Automated Finishing has created a deluxe engraved version of Colt’s new 6″ barreled stainless Python. The engraving is armory-grade cut and encompasses the barrel, full underlug, frame and backstrap. The top of the rib is left matte stainless to cut glare while sighting. The special Python is chambered in .357 Magnum, and has a walnut grip, red-ramp front sight and adjustable rear sight.

2. Volquartsen Black Mamba-X .22 LR Pistol

Black Mamba-X Volquartsen Pistol

The Black Mamba-X .22 LR Pistol from Volquartsen features a LLV-4X upper with multiple mounting locations allowing for red dot sights. The pistol has a 1/2×28 threaded stainless steel 4.5″ barrel with stainless steel laser-hardened breech in a type III hard-anodized aluminum shroud. Additional features include the Volquartsen Accurizing Kit for a 2.25-lb trigger pull, DLC coated Volquartsen Competition Bolt and Volquartsen Single-Port Compensator. The LLV-4X Upper will be available as a stand-alone product and is compatible with both the Volquartsen Competition Bolt as well as the Ruger MK IV factory bolt.

3. Heckler & Koch VP9L 9mm Pistol

Black Mamba-X Volquartsen Pistol

Combining optics-ready features for competition use, the Heckler & Koch (HK) 9mm VP9L OR (Optics Ready) is based on the popular VP9 platform. HK supplies an O-Ring bushing on the longer 5″ barrel to tighten the lockup, aiding accuracy. This ships with 20-round magazines provide additional rounds for longer stages. A machined slot in the slide accommodates most popular red dot pistol sights with one of 5 available mounting plates (sold separately).

4. Masterpiece Arms/Freedom Gunworks FGW DS9 Hybrid Pistol

Masterpiece Arms 9mm pistol

MasterPiece Arms now offers the Freedom Gunworks double-stack 1911 pistol line. The handsome 9mm DS9 Hybrid Pistol shown above is machined from barstock and billet. It boasts an FGW slide serrations with slide lightening cut, Koenig hammer/sear, with a 2-lb. trigger pull. Notably, Each FGW pistol is hand-built, including lapping the slide/frame interface, and comes in a custom MPA single pistol case with one MPA 140mm magazine. A variety of configurations are available, including iron sights or optics-ready models.

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