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June 13th, 2022

BargainFinder 351: 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. RCBS — $35 Factory Rebate on RCBS Press or Press Kit

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$35 Rebate on RCBS Presses and Press Combo Kits

Here’s a great Father’s Day promotion, good through June 24, 2022. If you buy any qualifying RCBS Reloading Press or multi-product Press Kit, RCBS will give you a $35 Rebate. That $35 rebate represents a significant savings on a press. For example, a Rock Chucker Supreme Press is now $132.26 on Amazon. With the RCBS rebate, your net cost is just $97.26 for a Rock Chucker! Submit your Rebate Request ONLINE or with Mail-In Form. Here are the products that qualify for the RCBS Rebate:

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2. Sportsman’s WH — Savage Precision Rifle & Vortex Sale

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Save $250 on Savage Precision Rifles and Vortex scopes

Right now Sportsman’s Warehouse is running a big combo sale on Savage Precision Rifles and Vortex Optics. Some of the rifles and optics are discounted by as much as $250.00. This is a great opportunity if you want to get started in PRS/NRL factory class. You can see the deals together, or just Savage Deals or Vortex bargains. On sale for $799.99 ($200 off), the Vortex Razor HD Spotting Scope is a great value.

3. Urban Rifleman — Sierra .224/.308 MatchKing & BlitzKing SALE

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Truly great prices on .22 Cal and .308 Cal Sierra bullets

Site sponsor UrbanRifleman.com is running a great close-out sale on Sierra MatchKing and Tipped MatchKing bullets. These prices are the best we’ve seen in a long time. Get .224 caliber 69gr MatchKings or 55gr BlitzKings for just $19.95 per 100ct box. Or, Palma and F-TR shooters can grab .308 caliber 168gr MatchKings or 168gr Tipped MatchKings for just $32.49 per hundred.

4. Christensen Arms — Ranger 22 Rifle $469.99 after $250 Rebate

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Save $250 on high-tech rimfire rifle with carbon-wrapped barrel

Save big with a $250.00 rebate on a very high-quality .22 LR rimfire rifle. The Christensen Arms Ranger 22 features an aluminum receiver, carbon fiber tension-wrapped barrel, carbon fiber composite rimfire stock, and a match grade Rem 700-style trigger. The Ranger 22 is backed by a Sub-MOA at 50 Yards guarantee. You can purchase from KYGUNCO for $570.37 after Rebate, or $599.99 (after rebate) direct from Christensen Arms.

5. Cabela’s — 15-45x65mm Spotting Scope, $349.97

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Save $350 (50%) on good HD glass spotter, angled or straight

Here is a very good spotting scope with HD glass at a huge discount. Right now, as part of Cabela’s Father’s Day Sale, you can save $350 (50%) on the CX Pro HD 15-45X Spotting Scope with 65mm objective. Get the angled-body version (shown above) for $349.97 or the straight version for just $249.97! The CX Pro HD Spotter is also offered in a 20-60X version with 86mm objective for $549.88 (Straight) or $699.97 (Angled). We prefer the smaller 65mm version, which still has ample power and weighs 12 oz. less.

6. Beretta — APX A1 9mm Carry Pistol, $299.00 after $100 Rebate

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Get $100 Off on ultra-compact 9mm Beretta carry pistol

Here’s a great choice for concealed carry, at a very attractive price. The Beretta APX A1 Carry pistol retails for $399.00, and a $100 Factory Rebate lowers your net cost to just $299.00. The 9mm Luger APX A1 Carry has 4 frame color options: Black, Gray, Brown (FDE), and OD Green. This is an extremely compact pistol. OAL is just 5.63″, and it weighs a mere 19.8 oz. unloaded. The $100 Rebate is good through 8/15/2022. REBATE INFO HERE.

7. MidwayUSA — Walker’s Electronic Muffs, $21.32 (57% Off)

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Save 53% on Good Quality Electronic Muffs 26dB NRR

We like Electronic Muffs when you need to hear range commands or get info from a team coach or your spotter. The Walker’s Ultimate Alpha Power Electronic Earmuffs are comfortable with good 26dB NRR. The two Hi-Gain omni-directional microphones pick up sound from all directions. These Walker’s Alpha Muffs are on sale now at MidwayUSA for $23.45 a 53% savings off normal retail. You could easily pay three times as much for other electronic muffs of comparable quality.

8. CDNN Sports — Savage Rascal .22 LR Patriotic Rifle, $199.99

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Great patriotic choice as First Rifle for young shooter

July 4th is coming up soon. Here’s a patriotic rifle that’s a very good choice for a young family member’s first rifle. We like the patriotic American flag pattern red, white, and blue synthetic stock. And Savage calls this .22 LR Rascal rifle “the industry’s safest micro rimfire”. Shooters cock the rifle by lifting the bolt and unload without pulling the trigger. This eye-catching rimfire rifle features adjustable peep sights and user-adjustable AccuTrigger.

9. MidwayUSA — Tipton Best Gun Vise + Wheeler Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set, both for $79.99

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Outstanding gun vise PLUS a 43-piece gunsmithing driver set

This is a great combo kit for working on rifles and shotguns. And right now you can save $60! The Tipton Best Gun Vise is stable, and offers plenty of storage for solvents, patches, small tools and parts. The vise can adapt to hold a variety of long guns, including ARs. Along with the Best Vise, you get a full 43-piece Wheeler screwdriver kit that has 40 bit options: standard (flat) (21), Phillips (4), Allen (10), and Torx (5). The adjustable driver handle is nicely designed and comfortable.

10. MidwayUSA — Walker’s Shooting Glasses, 4 Lenses, $16.62


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Versatile eye protection — 4 colors of lenses plus adjustable frame

Walker’s Adjustable Sport Glasses feature FOUR interchangeable lenses made of high-grade polycarbonate that exceeds ANSI 287.1-2003 High Impact Requirements. The interchangeable lenses come in four colors (Smoke Gray, Amber, Yellow, and Clear). The frames adjust for length and angle. These safety glasses ship with a soft carrying pouch that holds the extra lenses.

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June 13th, 2022

You Only Have One Set of Eyes — Protect Them

Sherri Gallagher
Sherri Jo Gallagher, the second woman in history to win the NRA High Power National Championship, sports Eye Protection at Camp Perry. The first lady HP Champion was Sherri’s mother, Nancy Tompkins.

In response to a Bulletin article about Protective Eyewear, one of our Canadian readers posted a personal story. His account demonstrates the importance of wearing eye protection whenever you shoot — no matter what type of firearm you are using — even air rifles. We hope all our readers take this to heart. All too often at rifle matches we see shooters, even some top competitors, risking their vision by failing to wear eye protection.

Eye and Hearing Protection are now MANDATORY for Highpower Rifle competitors and Pistol shooters in all CMP-affiliated matches. The 2020 CMP Highpower Rifle, Pistol, and CMP Games Rulebooks all contain the following rule: “All competitors and competition officials are required to wear appropriate eye and hearing protection when on shooting range firing lines during highpower rifle or pistol firing. All competitors must comply with this requirement before they can participate in a CMP sponsored or sanctioned competition. Competitors are responsible for selecting their eyewear and hearing protection.”

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Red Ryder BB Gun safetyEye Protection — Lesson Learned
by Nicholas from Canada
As a boy on a mixed farm on the plains the first shooting stick I owned was a Red Ryder BB gun. My Dad bought it for me as I showed a keen interest in the shooting and hunting sports. I was about 9 years old at the time.

We had literally thousands of sparrows in our large farm yard and they liked to roost on the steel railings in the barn loft. I took to slowly thinning out their ranks by flashlight at night as these little winged pests settled in the farm buildings.

One evening as I slayed sparrow after sparrow in the barn loft — with about a dozen farm cats following me to consume these easy meals, I fired at another bird centered in my flashlight beam.

However, my aim was a bit low — and the copper pellet hit the steel beam square on. Instantly I felt a sharp pain as the BB bounced back and hit me squarely between the eyes on the bridge of my nose – drawing blood from the partial penetration into the skin. A half inch either way and I’d have lost an eye!

Never, never, never shoot at any target with a steel background with any firearm, even a BB gun – is the hard lesson I learned, and wear the best shooting glasses that money can buy!

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT!!

Editor’s Comment: Among competitive pistol shooters, the use of safety eyewear is universal. You’ll never see Rob Leatham, Julie Golob, or Jerry Miculek competing without eye protection — for good reason. The handgun sports’ governing bodies effectively enforce mandatory eye protection policies. We wish the same could be said for competitive rifle shooting. We often see benchrest, High Power, and F-Class competitors shooting without eye protection. We’ve heard all the excuses, yet none of them trump the safety considerations involved.

We recommend that all shooters and hunters employ eye protection whenever they use firearms or are at a location where live fire is taking place. You only have two eyes. A tiny bullet fragment or ricochet is all it takes to cause permanent blindness in one or both eyes. As rifle shooters, we place our eyes a couple inches away from a combustion chamber operating at pressures up to 70,000 psi. I know quite a few guys who will religiously put on safety glasses when running a lathe or a drill press, yet the same guys won’t use eye protection when shooting their rifles — simply because it is “inconvenient”. That’s nuts. It doesn’t matter is you are a cub scout or a multi-time National Champion — you should wear eye protection.

Be wise — protect your eyes. To learn more about eyewear safety standards, and to learn about the latest options in ANSI Z87-certified protective eyewear, read our article on Eye Protection for Shooters.

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June 13th, 2022

Try FREE NRA State-Approved Hunter Education Course

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The NRA offers FREE officially-approved Hunter Education Courses in online format. These allow you to fulfill many basic requirements for game tags and hunting licenses. The online courses can be conveniently completed wherever you have a web connection, saving you time and money. Over 100,000 hunters have completed the award-winning, free NRA Hunter Education online course since its inception in 2017.

To take the NRA Hunter Education online course or learn more, visit NRAHE.org. Currently, there are online Hunter Education Courses for 12 states:

Connecticut
Florida
Kansas
Kentucky
New Mexico
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
West Virginia

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Additional State Requirements — Field Days
The requirements and prerequisites for each course vary from state to state. Some states require officially-issued identification numbers before starting. Other states require additional “hands-on” instruction. For example, Florida mandates a Skills Day session, Oregon requires a separate Field Day qualification, and West Virginia has a mandatory Hands-on / written portion for hunter certification. For more information, visit the NRA Hunter Safety Education Page.

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