March 8th, 2021

Bargain Finder 285: 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. Midsouth — RCBS Explorer Reloading Kit, $399.99

RCBS reloading press combo kit L-N-L Explorer
RCBS Kit includes all vital tools — good for new hand-loaders

In recent months, there has been very high demand for reloading tools. Many popular presses and combo kits have been sold out. Here’s good news — Midsouth has received Press Kits from RCBS. Great for folks getting started in reloading, this kit includes the single-stage press, powder measure, priming tool, trickler, digital scale, load manual, and various accessories. Get the RCBS Explorer Kit 2 for $399.99. But don’t delay. Midsouth also had a Hornady L-N-L Classic Kit for $373.91 but that sold out in 3 days.

2. Grafs.com — BOG Deathgrip Camo Tripod, $179.95

Bogpod camo deathgrip PRS tripod hunting

Versatile tripod mounts quickly, securely — use for PRS/NRL or hunting

If you are a long-range hunter, or shoot PRS/NRL matches, this is a great tripod. The Clamp-type head quickly secures to your rifle’s forearm for a secure shooting solution. Hunters will favor the BOG Deathgrip Tripod with New-for-2021 RealTree Excape Camo offered by Grafs.com for $179.95. If you are happy with a basic black aluminum version, MidwayUSA has the older black BOG Deathgrip Tripod for $129.99 on sale (ADD to cart to see this price).

3. Palmetto SA — Typhoon AR-style 12 GA Shotgun, $599.99

typhoon defenses 12 ga gauge magazine mag-fed shotgun
Formidable 12ga power with familiar AR15 ergonomics

This mag-fed, semi-automatic X12 shotgun offers familiar AR-15 ergonomics and controls. This Typhoon Defense 12ga scattergun features a 7075 T6 aluminum upper receiver constructed and a lightweight polymer lower receiver. The X12 ships with three (3) 5-round magazines and multiple chokes. Recent purchaser was pleased: “Once [broken in] cycles through weak and hot ammo easily.” The mags, which require some effort to load, hold both 2 3/4″ and 3″ 12ga shells.

4. Amazon — Frankford Universal Bullet Seating Die, $59.99

frankford arsenal universal seating die
Smart new Die System simplifies loading multiple cartridge types

Are you tired of buying another expensive seating die every time you try a new cartridge type? With the unique Frankford Arsenal Universal Bullet Seating Die you can have one die that loads multiple cartridge type. This cleaver bullet seating system includes 3 different stems and 9 sleeves allowing you to seat .224 to .338-caliber bullets with this one die system. Forum members using this system have praised it. NOTE: the universal seating die comes with the .308-caliber sleeve pre-installed. The other 8 sleeves are provided in the box.

5. Bushnell — 20% OFF Hunting Scopes ($150.00 Max Rebate)

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Great Rebate program for Bushnell scopes purchased this month

Need a hunting scope? Then check out this 20% OFF Bushnell Rebate. Get 20% Back on any BUSHNELL hunting riflescope priced OVER $179.99. Product must be purchased in the month of March between 3/1/2021 through 3/31/2021. Maximum rebate value is $150 per person or household. NOTE: This Rebate excludes Bushnell tactical riflescopes. DEADLINE for mail in or online submission 4/30/2021. CLICK HERE for REBATE FORM.

6. Amazon — Frankford Arsenal Lite Tumbler, $79.99

Frankford Arsenal wet tumbling tumbler Lite sale $79.99
Great price — save 44% on Wet Tumbler for brass

Wet tumbling works very effectively to get your brass “squeaky clean” inside and out. And right now you can get a good mid-sized tumbling system at huge savings. The Frankford Arsenal Lite Tumbler is just $79.99 at Amazon, a 44% savings off the regular price. This direct-drive unit with 3.3L capacity can hold up to 300 pieces of .223 Rem brass. We recommend adding Frankford’s Rotary Tumbler Straining Cap, sold separately.

7. Natchez — Bushnell Nitro 5-20x44mm $229.49 (Save $270.50)

Bushnell Nitro 5-20x44mm SFP scope varmint
Good scope option for budget varmint rifle

Putting together a varmint rifle for the spring. Here’s a killer deal on a 5-20x44mm Bushnell Nitro. This is a second focal plane scope with a nice, MOA-based reticle. With this deal you can save 54% off the regular $499.99 price. If you are looking for a lower-magnification scope, consider the 2.5-10x44mm Nitro for just $169.49 a $180 savings.

8. Amazon — Caldwell NRR 23 Muffs + Shooting Glasses, $28.69

Caldwell electronic E-Max ear muffs low profile shooting Glasses NRR 23
Sweet deal on Ear and Eye Protection — good spare set for friends

Every shooter needs good eye and ear protection. Get BOTH the E-Max Muffs and Shooting glasses for just $28.69 on Amazon with free shipping. This combo can be an affordable spare set for yourself or to have on hand for your guests. The E-Max earmuffs offer a 23 dB Noise Reduction Rating while allowing you to hear range commands.

9. Midsouth — Caldwell AR500 Steel Targets, starting $14.79

Caldwell AR500 steel yellow target gong
Great deals for AR500 steel targets — watch video above right

On sale now at Midsouth Caldwell’s new bright, easy-to-see targets come in all shapes and sizes for competition, training, and recreational use. Made of AR500 hardened steel, these targets can withstand thousands of rounds. Rated up to a 3000 fps impact velocity and a 3500 ft-lb impact energy, these targets come in seven various sizes with three hanging solutions. These bright yellow AR500 targets are On Sale now at Midsouth, starting at just $14.79 for 5″ Gong Target.

10. 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.

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March 1st, 2021

Bargain Finder 284: 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 — Crimson Trace 5-Series Tactical Scope Sale

bushnell scope sale
Very good value — superb FFP optics for PRS/NRL applications

Here are great deals on high-quality First Focal Plane MilRad optics, ideal for PRS/NRL tactical applications. These high-tech Crimson Trace scopes are HALF OFF now. Grab the 3-24x56mm for $889.50 (50% OFF) or the 3-18x50mm for $799.48 (49% OFF). Both feature 34mm main tubes, tons of elevation, and advanced MR1-MIL Advanced illuminated reticles. We’ve looked through these optics and they have good glass and nice controls. These scopes feature EZ Mount Leveling Indicators for quick, precise mounting. All Crimson Trace scopes come with FREE Batteries For Life and a Lifetime Protection Warranty.

2. WEN — WEN 56380i Inverter Generator, $649.99 ($95 OFF)

wen inverter generator
Avoid winter outages — high-quality, high-output generator

This year the Pacific NW and Texas were hit with major, once-in-50-year ice storms that caused massive power outages. (In fact the Editor’s brother was without power for 9 straight days in Oregon.) If keeping the lights on, being able to charge devices, and staying warm is important to you then you NEED a generator. Check out the WEN 56380i 3800-Watt RV-Ready Portable Inverter Generator with fuel shut-Off and electric start. Assembled in the USA, WEN generators boast critical shut-off features to prevent damage, along with important fuel/load gauges. Order one before the next storm catches you off-guard.

3. Creedmoor Sports — Lapua Cartridge Brass In Stock

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Get top-quality Lapua brass now without back-orders

Quality reloading components continue to be tough to find, especially for popular calibers. But if you need cases, visit Creedmoor Sport for premium Lapua Rifle Brass . Creedmoor Sports currently has a very wide selection of cartridge types in stock and ready to ship. As of 3/1/2021, you’ll find Lapua brass in the popular .223 Rem, 6mmBR, 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5×284, .260 Rem, .308 Win and more, at reasonable prices.

4. Midsouth — Lock-N-Load Case Prep Duo, $54.14

hornady lock n load prep duo
Very handy, versatile unit performs multiple tasks

This Hornady Lock-N-Load Case Prep Duo lets you accomplish case deburring, chamfering, and primer pocket cleaning all with one affordable power tool. This cordless unit features has a unique twin spindle head that runs the deburrer and chamferer at the same time — that’s handy. And HERE’s a big bonus — you can take off the dual head, swivel the grip, and convert the tool into a handy single-shaft driver you can use for multiple tasks, such as running the 21st Century neck lathe. Check out this review that showcases everything this versatile Hornady Tool can do.

5. EuroOptic — Vortex Spitfire HD Scope Sale, Save up to $200

Vortex spitfire scope sale
Great choice for action shooting and defense rifles — fast reticle design

Vortex spitfire scope saleWish you could have the best of a red dot scope and a magnified optic all in one? Take a look at the Vortex Spitfire HD Red Prism Scopes. These quality scopes feature 3X or 5X magnification, and illuminated reticles with hold-overs. The clutter-free reticle allows FAST target acquisition, making these great for both 3-Gun games and defensive use. And the night illumination is great for hunting use. The 5X model is discounted $200 from $649.99 to $499.00, while the 3X model is $150 off, discounted from $599.99 to $349.99.

NOTE: If you want the widest field of view with no magnification (for short-range disciplines), Vortex also offers the 1X-AR Prism scope for $249.99, $100 off.

6. Sportsmans Warehouse — Savage B22 FV-SR 22LR, $319.99

Savage B22 FV-SR 22LR
Patriotic Stars and Stripes version — nice features for the price

Looking for an accurate .22 LR bolt-action rifle at a good price? Check out the Savage B22 FV-SR 22LR Special Edition a Sportsman’s Warehouse exclusive. The B22 FV-SR has an ergonomically-designed stock, with a high comb more vertical grip. This allows shooters to hold the rifle in a more natural position that puts less pressure on the wrist. The B22 FV-SR features a heavy-contour, suppressor-ready barrel, Picatinny scope rail, and adjustable AccuTrigger.

7. Amazon — Padded 64″x21″ Roll-Up Shooting Mat, $35.99

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Affordable padded mat rolls up for easy transport

Being comfortable when shooting prone is really important for good results. So you’ll want a good mat that offers some padding along with plenty of room for your gear. If you need an inexpensive mat that checks all the boxes, check out the Redneck Convent Shooters Mat Padded Roll Up Mat . Measuring 64 inches by 21 inches it boasts plenty of room and features 1/2″ padding top to bottom. This mat rolls up for easy storage/transport (Rolled size is 21″x8″) with handy built-in rolling straps. This is also available in Black for $31.99 or Green for $39.99.

8. Amazon — Twod Front and Rear Sandbag Set, $12.99

front rest shooting bags
Very low cost bag set for basic rifle or pistol support

front rest shooting bagsDo you need a simple sandbag support for hunting or sighting-in rifles? Or perhaps you want to try NRL22 but don’t way to spend much on fancy bags. This Twod Shooting Rest Combo offers front and rear bags for just $12.99. These user-fillable bags are made from heavy material. The guns rest on a soft leather top section. There is also a Camo Version of this Twod twin-bag set for $14.99 on Amazon.

9. Amazon — Roxant Viper 10×25 Pocket Scope, $22.95

roxant viper pocket scope
Decent lens, nice molded exterior, weighs just 2.9 ounces

If you want a simple, lightweight easy-to-carry optic, you may want to consider a monocular. This unit will fit in a coat pocket and is very inexpensive. With its compact form factor, 10X magnification, and durable coating, the Roxant Viper 10x25mm Pocket Scope offers good function for the $22.95 price. With minimal 2.9 oz. carry weight and a compact size, this can be a very handy optic for hunters and hikers. This 10X scope has 65% 5-star and 15% 4-star purchaser ratings. However, a few buyers experienced problems with a cloudy lens. If you purchase, inspect the unit carefully during the eligible return period.

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February 28th, 2021

Sunday Gunday: “Red Rocket” .284 Win F-Open Match Rifle

Martin Tardif  Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Chassis Gary Eliseo

Forum member Martin Tardif (aka “Killick” in our Forum) competes with a very accurate .284 Win F-Open rig fitted with a Barnard action, Brux barrel, and Eliseo F1 chassis. Unlike some F-Class shooters, Martin has tried many disciplines over the years, including service rifle and Mid-Range and Long Range sling competition. But he told us, “After experiencing arthritis in my hands and wrists, I decided I would dabble with F-Class. And that has turned into a happy obsession.” Today’s story features the object of that happy obsession — Martin’s tack-driving .284 Win he calls the “Red Rocket”.

F-Open Match Rifle — .284 Winchester “Red Rocket”

by Martin Tardif
This is the story of the new “Red Rocket”, my new F-Open rifle. It’s chambered in .284 Winchester (.317″ neck, .220″ freebore). This rifle features Barnard P action, Barnard single-stage trigger (4 oz.), and Brux 30″ one-inch straight-taper, 1:8.5″-twist barrel fitted with Blake Tuner. The barreled action rides in a Gary Eliseo Competition Machine (CMI) F1 F-Open metal chassis with Marine Corps Red powder coat. On top is March 48x52mm fixed-power High Master scope. In a previous incarnation, this same Barnard action served in a wood-stocked F-Class rig, a Red Retromod built from a modified Anschutz stock. I still have the Barnard action (and trigger), but mostly everything else is new.

Martin Tardif  Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Chassis Gary Eliseo
Here’s the .284 Win “Red Rocket” with CMI F1 Stock, Barnard action, Brux barrel, and Blake Tuner on my SEB Mini at Burbank Rifle and Revolver Club in SoCal.

My previous F-Class rifle started out as a Palma rifle back around 2008. With a modified Anschutz prone stock, that .308 Win Palma sling gun served me well, helping me earn the 2009 California State Palma Championship. Much later I grafted more wood on and whittled that same stock into an F-Open specimen (shown below). That did get me to Long Range High Master but it definitely had limitations. For one it had annoying flex in the fore-end and the buttstock was not aligned with the barrel channel.

Martin Tardif Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Chassis Gary Eliseo

I wanted to upgrade my stock to get a more consistent, better-shooting F-Open performer. So in April of 2020 I contacted Gary Eliseo of Competition Machine and ordered one of his streamlined, F1 “boom-stick” chassis units. These feature a very low Center of Gravity. I sent Gary my Barnard action and had Brux send him a barrel that I had won at the 2020 SWN raffle.

This video shows Martin shooting the “Red Rocket” in California

This rifle has been a success from the very start. At its first big match, the 2020 California State Championships, the Red Rocket tied for First Place on points but finished second overall on X-count.

Martin tells us: “The new red Eliseo stock is phenomenal and far surpasses the old red stock on my RetroMod project previously featured on the Daily Bulletin. The three things I like best about this Eliseo F1 chassis system are:

1. The lean, clean, efficient engineering and styling.
2. Easy manipulation of buttstock and cheek piece adjustments, ease of bolt removal.
3. Inherent confidence in its straightness and the durability of all the parts and finish.”

Martin Tardif Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Chassis Gary Eliseo

“I’m extremely impressed with the potential of this rig and I have still yet to fiddle with the tuner and test some of my Wolf/KVB primers. It’s all gravy now.” — Martin Tardif

I received the finished rifle in September and was impressed with its stark and consummate functionality and there is no doubt as to that function. The collinear aspect from any angle suggests a Red Rocket Car on the Bonneville Salt Flats, so that’s what I call this rig.

Martin Tardif  Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Chassis Gary Eliseo

Reloading Methods and Load Development
My virgin brass prep starts with a .284 neck mandrel with the occasional squirt of WD-40, then to the drill press to turn the necks to 0.014″ wall thickness with my PMA Model B turner. After a quick dip in the media tumbler I run the whole batch through my DIY cake pan annealer and they’re ready for sizing. I like the Whidden Gunworks full length bushing dies. I use a .310″ bushing and a loaded round measures .312″. After sizing, I run the cases through the tumbler for 10-15 minutes to clean them up and then they are primed. I’m using my stash of S&B primers with an RCBS benchtop primer seater with a Holland Perfect Primer Seater add-on. I do point my 180-grain Berger Hybrid bullets with a Hoover die (see below).

Martin Tardif Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Chassis Gary Eliseo

Martin Tardif Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Chassis Gary Eliseo

Here is Martin’s reloading bench. From left to right: A&D FX-120i Force Restoration Scale with Auto-Trickler V3, Hoover Bullet-Tipping Die, Whidden .284 Win FL Sizing Die with PMA click-adjust lock ring, Hodgdon H4350 powder. Martin reports: “I’m also using some of F-Class John’s Auto Trickler Methods — using two powder cups to speed up the process, hash marks on Auto Trickler gear drive, and minimal openings on FX-120i wind guards. These all improve the powder measuring.

Load Development and Accuracy Testing in Competition
I started load testing in November 2020. I tried both H4831sc and H4350 at 100 yards. I usually have excellent results with H4831sc but the Brux tube stubbornly preferred H4350. So I took a preliminary recipe (52.2 grains) to the California Long Range Championship and tied for First Place on points but got beat on Xs. Having seen a little too much vertical at the state match, I went with a lighter load that looked good for vertical at 100 yards (51.8 grains — see photo below). That load got me an overall win at our 1000-yard club match.

Martin Tardif Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Chassis Gary Eliseo

I wanted to fine tune that load so I started a seating depth test. I did a final head to head test, comparing .015″ jump (away from first lands contact) and .018″ jump at 1000 yards. The .015″ jump load was the clear winner. This 15-round group was shot at 1000 yards with no flags on an overcast day with no mirage.

Martin Tardif Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Chassis Gary Eliseo

The ShotMarker screenshot above shows 15 shots at 1000 yards with bullets seated .015″ out, switching winds and no flags, just watching the mirage. I added .25 MOA up after the first round ‘9’ (me fighting a clean barrel on first shot) and went to town.

Advice for New F-Class Shooters — by Martin Tardif

1. Watch a Top Competitor — Find a good shooter that you respect and watch and take note of their equipment, how they set up to shoot, how they shoot, what conditions they shoot in or don’t. Ideally you should ask to be squadded with them (if possible) so you can score for them. That way you’re not dividing your attention from the shooter you’re supposed to be scoring for. Be mindful not to pester them while they are setting up. Best to wait until they have finished shooting and try to ask questions off the firing line, others still shooting need to concentrate.

2. Cartridge Selection for F-Open– Go to Accurate Shooter’s 7mm Cartridge Guide and scroll to the .284 Winchester section by Charles Ballard. You can read further about the 7mm WSM and 7mm SAUM but for a caliber that’s not fussy you should stick with the .284 Win.

3. Reloading Equipment — To win, you really need ammo as perfect as you can make it. You should be able to find out everything you need to know about reloading equipment via the Accurateshooter Forum’s Reloading and Competition areas. It’s a one-stop shopping brain trust for everything F-Class, Sling, and Benchrest. And the Forum Marketplace is literally a never ending ‘Gun Show’ of For Sale items. It’s a great place to buy quality used stuff for newbies.

As a final bit of advice — BELIEVE the wind — it’s smarter than you are!

Commentary on Metal Chassis vs Wood Stock
I previously had a wood F-Class stock so flexible you could easily pinch the barrel to the fore-end with one hand and hold it there. My Eliseo metal chassis is MUCH more rigid. I don’t think there is any argument that a metal stock is more rigid than wood. I also think a metal stock with its monolithic properties has a more consistent cross-sectional density along its length than a wood stock would have due to the vagaries of grain structure. However I have no experimental data to support that theory, or how that might positively affect shot to shot consistency. I CAN say that the gun shoots better, with smaller groups and higher scores, than the previous wood stock version.

Martin Tardif Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Chassis Gary Eliseo

The CMI F1 chassis has three main sections: rear assembly, main assembly, and fore-end. The main assembly is a 27″-long solid billet section with milled cavities for the rear assembly and trigger group. This also supports the action V-Block which cradles the full length of the action. The V-Block is mated to the top of the billet in a milled channel but doesn’t touch the sides to avoid uneven harmonics. The rear assembly hold the LOP-adjustable butt pad/bag rider and “easy off” cheek piece. The 3-piece fore-end is fitted to the main section with screws. The complete F1 chassis with grip and cheek piece weighs 6 pounds.

Martin Tardif Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Chassis Gary Eliseo
Martin Tardif Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Chassis Gary Eliseo

F1 Chassis Maker Gary Eliseo Talks about His Design
The F1 was designed to incorporate the most important features needed in an F-Open rifle system. Top priority was placed on how the rifle tracked. The chassis had to be perfectly straight, and immune to weather so it will stay straight. On the F1, the fore-end is designed to keep the centerline of the barreled action as low as possible. This super-low center of gravity, along with the tall vertical sides, keep torque to a minimum, so the gun doesn’t twist or hop, but instead comes straight back.

Martin Tardif Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Chassis Gary Eliseo

The F1 chassis can be fitted with bedding blocks to accommodate any action. These action bedding blocks are carefully epoxy-bedded to the chassis so the customer’s barreled action is perfectly in line with the central axis of the chassis. In addition to optimizing tracking, I also took a look at how the shooter interfaced with the rifle. I wanted the cheek piece to be narrow so that the shooter would not be forced into applying side pressure on the stock to get their eye behind the scope. The cheek piece is also easy to remove for those who shoot without one. This also facilitates bolt removal.

If you’re interested in an F1 F-Open Chassis, contact Gary via the Competition Machine eMail page. The current price for an F1 Chassis with Cerakote finish (any color) is $1150.00. Lead time is about 12 weeks.

Martin Tardif Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Chassis Gary Eliseo

Martin Tardif Eliseo Competition Machine F1 Stock F-Class F-Open Hollands Gunsmithing Perfect Primer Seater

Green Tools for Red Rocket — Martin uses an RCBS Rock Chucker single-stage press on an Inline Fabrication UltraMount. Primers are seated with an RCBS Bench Primer fitted with Holland’s Gunsmithing Perfect Primer Seater Adapter. This provides ultra-consistent primer seating.

F-Class Match Strategies for California Ranges
My strategy for a match clearly depends on the specific location. For instance, at my home range, the Burbank Rifle and Revolver Club, which has several cuts and gullies crossing the canyon, the wind comes primarily from NNE and since the range faces slightly NNE the predominant condition will be a head or right wind so I’m looking for R to L mirage and left angled flags.

By contrast, Coalinga CA is a much more open/exposed range which can make it much more challenging. When you see all the flags going against the mirage for the majority of the string (after you’ve gone for record of course) that can be tough. So I like to watch the wind while I’m scoring and for a few minutes during sighters and shoot them in a few ‘looks’ if I can get them. But sometimes you have to go with your gut if your sighters whisper “go-for-record-you-knucklehead” and so it’s off to the races. It often seems like I should have just chased the spotter when I’m waiting out a fishtail or let-up there.

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February 22nd, 2021

Bargain Finder 283: 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. KYGUNCO — Anderson AM-15 (AR) Lower Receiver, $89.99

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More gun control is coming — get an AR lower while you can

With the developments in Washington, it will likely become more difficult to purchase an AR-platform rifle in the future. You may want to get an AR lower now, while you can, at a reasonable price. KYGUNGO (Kentucky Gun Co.) is selling the Anderson AM-15 AR15 Lower Receiver for just $89.99 (cash price) or $92.69 (credit card). This is a mil-spec 7075 T6 Forged aluminum lower, Type 3 Hard Anodized. Flat-Rate Shipping to your FFL is just $11.99. These will probably sell out quickly.

2. Midsouth — Delton AR-15 Lower Parts Kit with Grip, $52.99

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Very complete AR-15 parts kit at low price

Here’s what you need to fill up that AR-15 lower receiver featured above. This Delton Complete Lower Receiver Parts Kit contains all the attachment pins, trigger system parts, and springs you need, along with a classic AR grip. Installation is straight-forward with instructions available online.

3. Amazon — Tipton Best Gun Vise, $84.84

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Versatile, stable, works with all rifles, including ARs

You need a stable platform when cleaning your long guns, but most gun cradles are too light or unstable to do the job properly. If you’re looking upgrade to a better solution, grab the Tipton Best Gun Vise. The vise was designed to accommodate the widest possible array of firearms for cleaning, maintenance, or gunsmithing. This vise is easily configurable to handle bolt-action rifles, break-open shotguns, AR-15s, and handguns. You can also purchase this excellent Gun Vise for $89.99 at Midsouth Shooters.

4. MidwayUSA — Stable Table Portable Shooting Bench, $178.39

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Hard to beat bench at this price; swivel seat, 60-lb total weight

The Caldwell® Stable Table, a 60-lb tripod-style bench, offers a 34″L x 23″W top surface with a bench seat that adjusts from 16″ to 22″ in height. The polymer top has two integrated carry handles. These handles double as anchors for two gun-holding forks that can be used when cleaning your rifle. Leg adjustments keep the table and seat parallel even on uneven ground. The overall unit breaks down into seven pieces using a quick-release pin system. Maximum weight capacity is 350 pounds. This bench has earned 80% 5-star reviews from actual purchasers.

5. MidwayUSA — MagnetoSpeed Sporter Chronograph, $159.99

Deals of Week Magnetospeed sporter Kit
Great deal on easy-to-use, accurate, barrel-attached Chronograph

Priced at just $159.99 at MidwayUSA, the Magnetospeed Sporter model costs less than half as much as Magnetospeed’s V3 models. This chronograph attaches directly to your barrel so you don’t have to go downrange to set up skyscreens. For most people the Sporter Model contains all the features they need. Using Magnetospeed’s XFR adapter (sold separately), data can be transferred easily to your mobile device. READ Magnetospeed Sporter Review. NOTE: You MUST add the item to cart to see the $159.99 SALE price. This typically sells elsewhere for around $180.00.

6. EuroOptic –$100 Rebate on Leupold SX-4 Spotting Scopes

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Instant $100 savings on excellent HD Glass spotting scopes

Get Instant Savings of $100 with the purchase of any SX-4 Pro Guide HD Spotting Scope. Offer valid February 1, 2021 through April 4, 2021, while supplies last. Leupold offers SX-4 HD spotters in 65mm objective and 85mm objective models, with both angled and straight versions. If you can’t find your preferred SX-4 in stock at EuroOptic, this Rebate will be available at other authorized Leupold dealers such as Grafs.com.

7. MidwayUSA — Caldwell Rock BR Rest + Bag, $99.99

Caldwell Rock rest and rear bag
Good inexpensive system for varminters or sight-in duties

Here’s a great bargain for someone looking for a basic functional benchrest set-up. This Caldwell Rock BR Rest and Bag Combo could be a gift to a family member or a junior shooter. Or this $99.99 combo would suffice for someone testing a hunting rifle. The front rest adjusts for both windage and elevation.

8. Amazon — Sawback Bowie 3.5″ Tactical Knife, $10.95

Sawback serrated tactical bowie knife $10.95
Owners say it is sharp with good features for price

This Sawback Bowie spring-assisted folding knife, just $10.95 on Amazon, has a 3.5″ blade. There is a curved cutting edge with a serrated section near the handle. Actual purchasers state: “This knife is very well made with a tight feel. No play at all. The assisted open is excellent [and] they come very sharp too”, and “This is a good quality knife. It’s solid and a bit heavy, really good looking and comes pretty sharp. Overall its a great knife.”

9. Grafs.com — Lockdown Safe Accessory Package $12.99

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Great accessories for safes — light alone is worth the price

This Lockdown Safe Accessory Package includes one Large Organizer, a Vault Light, and a Large Document Holder. The bright LED Vault light runs on AAA batteries so no wiring is needed. The Document holder easily mounts to your safe’s door or sidewall. And the Large 18″x12″ Organizer will secure valuables, knives, and even small handguns. It comes with hooks for carpeted interiors and magnets for metal interiors. This KIT normally sells for $49.99 so it’s a STEAL at $12.99 — that’s 74% OFF.

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February 16th, 2021

Save Money with Brownells 2021 Discount Codes

Brownells coupon shopping discount code June 2018

We’ve found Brownells Discount Codes that can still save you up to 10% on your purchases. These Discount Codes will qualify you for significant savings on guns, ammo, parts, and reloading components at Brownells. Use these Codes during check-out and the savings will reduce your net cost. Get $40 off on a $450 purchase, $20 off $250, or $15 off $150 (10% savings). NOTE: Some of these discount codes expire at the end of February 2021, while others may expire at any time, so don’t hesitate. If one Code doesn’t work, try another.

Coupon Code: MZB — $40 off $450
Expiration date: February 28, 2021

Coupon Code: MZA — $20 off $250
Expiration date: February 28, 2021

Coupon Code: TAG — $15 OFF $150
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Coupon Code: SAE — $15 OFF $150
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Coupon Code: RTA — $10 OFF $100
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NOTE: None of the above codes include FREE or Discounted Shipping.

MEMBERSHIP Shipping Benefits: With $49.95 Annual Membership, Brownells provides FREE Standard Shipping on ALL Orders

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February 15th, 2021

Bargain Finder 282: 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. Graf & Sons — Berger Bullets In Stock

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High quality bullets have been hard to find; get these Bergers while you can

Components have been tough to find these days, particularly premium products such as Berger bullets. Head over to Grafs.com where they have a really great supply of Berger bullets in many popular calibers and bullet weights. As always, supplies are limited so don’t wait if you’re in need of bullets.

2. Sportsman’s WHSE — Ruger American, 6.5 Creedmoor, $589.99

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Ruger reliability, popular chambering, great camo finish

Here’s a nice 6.5 Creedmoor hunting rifle with a superb camo finish. This Ruger American Go Wild Camo/Bronze Bolt Action Rifle has a coated 22″ barrel chambered for the very popular 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge. It features a Go Wild Camo stock with a Bronze Cerakote barrel finish. There is also a Ruger marksman adjustable trigger all making for a solid hunting rifle for an attractive $589.99 price.

3. Amazon — Lyman Turbo Sonic Case Cleaner, $106.24

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High quality ultrasonic cleaning machine at very good price

Looking for a different way to clean your brass that doesn’t involve dust or loud noises? Check out the Lyman Turbo Sonic Case Cleaner for $106.24. This unit features a heated tank for cleaning of case and primer pockets. The ultrasonic cavitation lifts and dissolves carbon, dirt and any residue left on fired cases. Not only can you clean your brass, but these units are great for other items like jewelry and silverware.

4. Precision Reloading — Wheeler AR Armorers Kit, $128.99

Wheeler AR15 AR armorers kit tools
Great $128.99 Deal for big AR tool kit — sells elsewhere for $242.99!

ARs require a lot of maintenance. And you need some specialized tools to assemble an AR-15 properly — that’s important for guys building their own lowers and uppers. The Wheeler Engineering Delta Series Ultra Armorers Kit includes pretty much all the tools you need to keep an AR15 running well including: AR combo tool, Torque wrench, Strap Wrench and Delta Ring Tool. In addition the kit includes an Armorer’s Vise, Vise Block Clamp, and Armorer’s Bench Block. Supplied in a handy carry case, the Ultra Armorer’s Kit is now just $128.99 at PrecisionReloading.com. This exact same kit is $242.99 at MidwayUSA.

5. Amazon — Frankford Universal Case Trimmer, $79.99

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Smart system fits drills and trims nearly all popular rifle case types

Here is a good option for trimming cases, if you shoot many different cartridge types. Frankford Arsenal Universal Precision Case Trimmer handled most popular cartridges from .17 Rem all the way up to .460 Weatherby. Just choose the right collet then attached the unit to the end of your power drill for fast, easy trimming. The built-in depth micrometer allows for fast trim-length adjustments, and the brass-shaving ejection port ensures a clean trim. The universal collet system indexes on case shoulders for precise and consistent trimming. This trimming system works with just about any 1/2″ power drill.

6. Bullet Central — Hart Barrels Sale

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High quality barrels in stock — no extended wait

Are you putting together a custom rifle but can’t find barrels in stock anywhere? Head over to Bullet Central for a major Hart barrels sale. You can save $20 on every barrel, plus avoid long wait times typically required for a high-quality barrel. A variety of contours are available in popular 6mm and 6.5mm bore sizes, with 1:7″ and 1:8″ twists, all six-grooves.

7. 5.11 Tactical — 20% OFF Everything

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Big Discount on very high quality outdoor clothing and gear

511 tactical saleYou need good gear to have a successful day at the range or a successful hunt. That means more than have the right guns and ammo — you also need good clothing, packs, and footwear. Here’s a good way to get outfitted properly without breaking the bank.

Right now at 5.11 Tactical you’ll find some of the finest shooting pants, bags, boot, socks and more, all at 20% OFF Savings. This 5.11 20% Off Sale runs through Tuesday, February 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

8. Amazon — IRON JIA’S Waterproof Rifle Case, $42.99

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Great rifle protection when it rains or snows; case even floats

There’s nothing worse than being out in the field or at a big match and having it start raining. One way to counteract that is to get a waterproof case like the IRON JIA’S Waterproof Rifle Case. With built in thick foam padding, it protects your rifles from collision damage, also providing buoyancy when it falls in a river or stream. It’s also a great case for those matches where it may or may not rain and you want to ensure your gun stays dry while you’re in the pits.

9. Creedmoor Sports — Radian’s Custom Molded Ear Plugs, $14.45

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Custom-molded ear protection plugs are very comfortable

If you’re tired of ear plugs that don’t fit right or don’t work well then try something new — the Radian’s Custom Molded Ear Plugs. Follow the instructions to mold the materials to creat a perfect, custom fit for YOUR ears. These kits come in various colors. You can also add a Radians lanyard for these custom-molded plugs and a carry case. As with all ear plugs, you can double up with muffs for extra protection. These Radians molded plugs have a 26 dB Noise Reduction Rating — better than most compact muffs.

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February 8th, 2021

Bargain Finder 281: 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. Brownells — Radical Firearms AR-15 with 16″ Barrel, $669.99

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Good AR value given current market, very trustworthy seller

We know many readers are looking to add a basic .223/5.56 AR to their collection. Many vendors are pretty much sold out of complete rifles, but we found a good deal at Brownells. The Radical Firearms 16″ SOCOM 5.56mm AR-15 rifle uses MIL-STD Upper and lower receivers. The metal free-float handguard offers a 12″ RPR top rail providing plenty of options for optics and accessories. The MFT Grip and MFT Stock provide a comfortable hold on the rifle. Complete price is $669.99. Sights and/or optics sold separately.

2. Grafs.com — Redding Dies in Stock!

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Very large selection of Redding Dies — your search ends here

Graf & Sons just received a large shipment of Redding Reloading Dies — both sizing and seating dies. You’ll find a large selection of types, basic sets as well as micrometer seaters and bushing FL dies. Graf’s has Redding dies in a myriad of sizes from .17 Fireball up to .338 Lapua Magnum. You’ll find dozens of popular type including: .204 Ruger, .22 PPC, .22 BR, .223 Rem, .224 Valkyrie, .22-250 Rem, 6PPC, 6BR, 6XC, .243 Win, .260 Rem, .284 Win, 7mm WSM, .308 Win, .30-06, 300 Win Mag, and countless more. Prices vary considerably based on cartridge choice. The selection is very good (except for 6mm and 6.5 Creedmoor).

3. 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.

4. KyGunCo — Canik TP9SFx Tungsten 9mm Pistol, $499.99

Canik 9mm match pistol
Owners praise this pistol for accuracy, ergos, trigger

Do you shoot IDPA or 3-gun matches? Then take a good look at this 9mm Canik. Shooters report exceptional accuracy. We shot this at Media Range Day in 2020 and can confirm the ergonomics, balance, and trigger are good (much better than a typical stock Glock). Right now the 9mm Canik TP9SFX is just $499.99 at KyGunCo, including TWO 20-rd mags plus a polymer holster. This pistol features a grey cerakote finish and 4 Red Dot interface plates. TP9SFx Owner Reviews: “For the money [it] absolutely can’t be beat. The Canik is on par with $1500 setups!”; “Trigger is extremely light and crisp with hardly any reset.”

5. Midsouth — Caldwell AR500 Steel Targets, starting $14.79

Caldwell AR500 steel yellow target gong
Great deals for AR500 steel targets — watch video above right

On sale now at Midsouth Caldwell’s new bright, easy-to-see targets come in all shapes and sizes for competition, training, and recreational use. Made of AR500 hardened steel, these targets can withstand thousands of rounds. Rated up to a 3000 fps impact velocity and a 3500 ft-lb impact energy, these targets come in seven various sizes with three hanging solutions. These bright yellow AR500 targets are On Sale now at Midsouth, starting at just $14.79 for 5″ Gong Target.

6. Creedmoor Sports — .308 Win Ammo Lapua Brass & Bullets

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Match-grade ammo for less than cost of just the Lapua Brass and Bullets

If you shoot a .308 Win, check out this deal on ammo loaded with premium Lapua cartridge brass and true match-grade Lapua Scenar bullets. You could pay $90/100 for Lapua .308 Win brass and $67/100 for the Scenar bullets (if you could find them in stock). That would be $157 per hundred, or $1.57 for just a case and a bullet. Here you are getting a fully loaded round (with primer and powder) for $1.50 — less money! Choose 155gr .308 Win, 167gr .308 Win, or 175gr .308 Win — all top-quality stuff.

7. Frankford Vibratory Tumbler ($48.99) or Wet Tumbler ($99.95)

Frankford Arsenal Vibratory Rotary Wet Tumbler
Wet Tumble or Dry Tumble — you choose and save either way

Do you prefer vibratory tumbling with dry media, or wet tumbling with a rotary system? Either way, Frankford Arsenal has you covered. And right now you can enjoy big savings on either Tumbler system. The Quick-N-EZ Vibratory Case Tumbler is just $48.99 (or $58.94 with media separator). Or choose the excellent Platinum Series Rotary Tumbler Lite for $99.95.

8. Sportsman’s WHSE — 12-gun Steel Security Cabinet, $189.99

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Great Value on versatile security cabinet — good secondary safe

In addition to a heavy, primary gunsafe, many gun-owners can use a smaller security cabinet for another area of the house, for the garage, or even for an RV. If you’re looking for a good basic gun locker, check out the SnapSafe Premium 12-Gun Tactical Cabinet. It has a simple key-lock system and can fit in most closets. Purchasers praised this unit given the low cost: “For a gun case below $200 you can’t get much better than this” and “More of a light-weight gun locker … it is well made and sturdy though, and is much better than I expected for the price.”

9. Amazon — Caldwell NRR 23 Muffs + Shooting Glasses, $32.79

Caldwell electronic E-Max ear muffs low profile shooting Glasses NRR 23
Sweet deal on Ear and Eye Protection — good spare set for friends

Every shooter needs good eye and ear protection. Get BOTH the E-Max Muffs and Shooting glasses for just $32.79 on Amazon with free shipping. This combo can be an affordable spare set for yourself or to have on hand for your guests. The E-Max earmuffs offer a 23 dB Noise Reduction Rating while allowing you to hear range commands.

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February 7th, 2021

Sunday Gunday: How to Find Great Rifles at Live Gun Auctions

David Buffington Live Auction Morphy Auctions
It’s easy to lust for those rare showpiece rifles at high-end auctions, but the author cautions readers to target the best deals, stick to your plan, and honor your monetary limits.

Buying at Gun Auctions — Be Crazy, Crazy Good

By Dave Buffington
“They’re crazy!” — You hear that all the time about live gun auctions. People love to rant about how people pay too much money for too many guns at too many auctions. It’s natural. And wrong.

I’ve been attending live gun auctions regularly for more than a decade — as many as 40 a year. I’ve learned that for every item that sells for a silly price, several sell for fair money and some — more than a few — have turned out to be great buys.

Just last summer, I bought a competition-grade STI 1911 in excellent condition for $670 at a live auction. Just this winter, at the height of the gun buying frenzy, I scored a highly desirable, rarely-found Anschütz 54.18 MSR in new-in-box condition for just $1,800. I then flipped that Anschütz for $3,000 just two weeks later. That $1200 gain represents a 66% profit — not bad for a little savvy shopping at an auction.

David Buffington SAKO L461 Vixen .222 Remington Leupold Vari-X II auction rifle
This beautiful SAKO L461 Vixen was a great auction buy … and it is half-MOA accurate as well.

Sweet SAKO L461 Score at Auction
Can you score an awesome deal at a live auction? Absolutely. Above is a .222 Rem SAKO L461 Vixen I got at auction for $1500.00 including Leupold Vari-X II 3-9x40mm scope. Note the highly-figured stock. My SAKO L461 is the “deluxe” model with rosewood forearm tip and grip cap. A similar .222 Rem SAKO L46 (below) with fairly plain wood (and no scope) is selling for $3995.95 at the Custom Shop, a Montana purveyor of fine firearms.* I got my SAKO for 38% of the Custom Shop price! SAKO fans will note that the L461 has an internal top-loading 5-shot magazine while the older L46 has a 3-round removable clip. And most folks believe that the newer L461 model (like mine) has a better trigger.

Compare the author’s $1500 Auction-purchased SAKO L461 (above) with this $3995.00 Custom Shop Inc. SAKO L46. This is proof that live auctions can deliver some impressive bargains:
David Buffington Live SAKO L46 .222 Rem Auction Morphy Auctions

Can you make a mistake? Yes, I’ve bought junk and paid too much for it. But I’ve learned that knowledge is the best vaccine against gun buying mistakes. That’s our next topic.

Know The Auctions
Finding live auctions takes a bit of research, especially during the pandemic. But estates still need to be settled, collections still need to be shrunk and so, guns still need to be sold. Read your local newspaper and shoppers guides. Use online auction search services like AuctionZip.com.

And once you’ve found an auction, know the auctioneer’s rules. Some do background checks. Some don’t. Some charge sales tax. Some don’t. Some charge a “buyer’s premium”. Some don’t. If you’re not sure, ask.

Know Your Targets — Stick to Your List and Avoid Impulse Buys
Especially at the all-gun auctions, it’s easy to be entranced by all the handsome-looking hardware, but some of my worst gun buys have been the impulse buys made at auctions.

So start with a list of guns you want — for target shooting, collecting, whatever — and stick to it. Get to know those guns, research them and for goodness sake, know the potential pitfalls. Some Winchester 52s are prone to the “crack of death”. Certain Brownings from the late 60s and early 70s are afflicted with “salt wood”. You need to know which ones.

Jay Ziegler Auction David Buffington Mauser K98k kurz Karabiner auction rifleKnow The Bidding Process
Auction newbies tend to worry a lot about how to bid. I know I did. But don’t. Remember, it’s the job of the auctioneer to get your bid, and once a good auctioneer spots you as a bidder, believe me, he won’t lose you.

The key is to get spotted. So don’t be shy. The auctioneer will likely start the bidding at some reasonable number. As a matter of theater, he’ll then start going down until someone actually bids. Then he’ll start going up again. When you’re ready to jump in, raise your hand and make sure the auctioneer spots you. If you’re not sure, shout something. (“Here!” works fine.) After that, don’t fuss about technique. Just nod yes or no the next time the auctioneer looks at you. (Ziegler Auction photo by Nathan Merkel)

Do understand one small but important detail: The price the auctioneer calls is the price he is looking for, not the price he has. For example, if you’ve bid $250, you’ll then hear him calling for the next increment up — such as “$300, $300, do I hear $300?”.

Misunderstanding that process can lead you to bid against yourself. 99% of auctioneers won’t let it happen, but as I can attest, it’s still embarrassing.

David Buffington Live Auction Morphy AuctionsKnow Your Price Limits
Auction fever is much like buck fever. You’re struggling to be still while you’re heart is doing its best rendition of “Wipe Out”. So you must, absolutely must, agree with yourself on the maximum price you’ll bid for a gun before the bidding starts. And be sure that maximum price reflects the true purchase cost, including sales tax, background check fees, and the buyer’s premium, if any.

Sticking to that limit is critical. First, because you don’t want to end up spending the mortgage money, but also, because there’s always another opportunity around the corner.

For example, on a cold, damp day last fall, I went to a small outdoor auction in hopes of getting a good buy on a Mauser-made, numbers-matching K98k. Ha! Despite the fact there were fewer than 50 bidders braving the drizzle, the gun sold for a whopping $3,200. (I bailed at $1,500.)

David Buffington Mauser K98k kurz Karabiner auction rifle
Is this the K98k that sold for $1,200? Or $3,200? The Karabiner 98 kurz (German for “carbine 98 short”), often abbreviated Kar98k or K98k, is a bolt-action rifle chambered for the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge.

But just two weeks later, I went to a warm, dry indoor auction with more than 200 bidders in the building. Yet I still managed to get a Mauser-made, numbers-matching K98k for just $1,200, a difference of a whopping $2,000. Crazy? Yes… Crazy good.


*Custom Shop, Inc. is featured on the Outdoor Channel’s “The Gunfather” TV Show. Located in Hamilton, Montana, Custom Shop has hundreds of rare and collectible guns — high-end rifles, pistols, and shotguns. In addition to used guns, Custom Shop, Inc., is also an Authorized Colt Dealer.

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February 7th, 2021

Rebate Programs for 2021: Savage, Browning, Steiner Optics

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We’ve just started 2021 and some companies have already rolled out the first round of rebates. Here are three new factory discount/rebate programs that can save you serious money on a new firearm or scope. For example you can save $75 on a Savage. Or save $25-$100 on Browning rifles and shotguns for young shooters and Hunter Education (YEHC) instructors. There are deals on optics too — save 10% off all Steiner scopes and binoculars now through the end of March. Note: the Savage deal expires February 28, 2021 — just three weeks away. So don’t delay if you want to save on a Savage.

1. Savage Mail-in-Rebate $75 or $75 — February 2021 Purchase

Savage Rebate February money back 2021

There are multiple Savage Rebates for purchases made in February 2021. Receive a $25 mail-in-rebate on your purchase of any Savage rimfire, A or B Series, BMag, Rascal, Mark II, Model 64, Model 62, or Model 93 rifle; OR $75 mail-in-rebate on your purchase of any Savage 110 Precision or 110 Elite Precision rifle.

⏺ Product must be purchased between 2/1/2021 through 2/28/2021.
⏺ DEADLINE for mail in or online submission is 3/28/2021.

2. Browning Rebates for Youth Programs and Hunter Ed Teachers

Browning Rebate hunter education youth shooting team 2021

Browning is currently offering two rebate programs that apply to Browning rifles, shotguns, and pistols. Save from $25 to $100, depending model. First, there are rebates available for programs that help train young shooters. Such programs include: 4-H, AIM, SCTP other chartered organizations. These Browning Youth Shooting Group Rebates require group documentation and parental approval. Second, Browning offers rebates for current IHEA program instructors who teach Hunter education classes. Both the Rebates are available for the entire 2021 year, through 12/31/2021.

3. Steiner Optics 10% Off Purchases through March 31, 2021

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We own two pairs of Steiner binoculars. These offer excellent performance for the price and have proved very durable. Steiner scopes are also a good choice for a backcountry hunter. Right now Steiner offers a 10% Discount provided by dealers through an Instant Rebate or Gift Card. This 10% Discount program applies to purchases made between 2/1/2021 and 3/31/2021. If you purchase an eligible Steiner Optic before the end of March, be sure to request your 10% Rebate.

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February 6th, 2021

How to Find Ammunition Supplies Using AmmoSeek.com

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For the past three weeks, the most-read article on the Daily Bulletin has been a discussion of how ammo/reloading component shortages will persist well into 2021. So we know you guys are concerned about finding ammunition. With demand pushed by widespread worries over social unrest and the prospects of radical gun control laws, Ammo is definitely in short supply. The high demand is also driven by new gun owners: “NSSF estimates that 8.4 million people bought a firearm for the first time in 2020. That’s 40 percent of all purchases.” (Source: NSSF.org)

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Certain types of ammunition are in short supply — particularly 9mm pistol ammo, .40 SW, and 12-gauge shotshells. And even .22 LR ammo is becoming harder to find, so you may want to stock up. Thankfully, if you shop around a bit, you can still find most types of defensive ammunition and .22 LR rimfire ammo, though prices are considerably higher than in 2019.

Find All Types of Ammunition Fast with AmmoSeek.com

Here’s a great search service that can help you locate hard-to-find ammunition and reloading components — while saving money in the process. AmmoSeek.com monitors dozens of online vendors — checking current pricing and available inventory, for pistol, rifle, and shotgun ammunition. Looking for .22 LR ammo for your rimfire trainer or .45 acp ammo for your 1911? Just select the cartridge type from AmmoSeek’s “Quick Seek” menu. Likewise you can find .223 Rem and .308 Win Rifle ammo with just one click.

9mm Ammo in Stock Now

And here are the 2/6/2021 search results for 9mm Luger (9x19mm) ammunition, the #1 most desired pistol ammo right now. These are five of the 406 entries, starting with the least expensive (click image to get latest update):

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LAMENT: These prices are depressingly high. Not that long ago, you could get a 50-round box of CCI Blazer or Sellier & Bellot 9mm ammo for under $10.00/box. Now a “good deal” is three times that price — and some places are charging $60.00 for 50 rounds — SIX times the price.

.223 Rem Ammo in Stock Now

And here are this morning’s results for .223 Rem ammunition. You can get significant savings by buying in bulk, that’s for sure. CLICK HERE for latest update.

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.22 LR Rimfire Ammo in Stock Now

And here are recent results for .22 LR rimfire ammunition. There are often supplies of .22 LR at major vendors such as MidwayUSA and Midsouth, but it sells out quickly so you need to check often.

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These results are from 2/6/2021 in the morning. CLICK HERE to get the latest updates.

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February 6th, 2021

Brownells Super Barrel III — 14,000 Rounds of Ammo Contest

Super Bowl Sunday Super-barrel 14000 rounds Winchester 5.56 NATO ammo ammunition contest giveaway

Brownells is once again offering fans the chance to win a barrel full of freedom with its Super Barrel III contest. In connection with Super Bowl on Sunday February 7, 2021, Brownells will give away one huge red barrel full of 14,000 rounds of Winchester 55-grain FMJ 5.56x45mm M193 NATO ammunition. Right now through 11:59 pm CST on 2/7/2021, you can sign up online for a chance to win the big barrel of ammo.

One lucky Brownells fan will bring home the championship-worthy trophy of a barrel full of 14,000 rounds of ammo. With current prices of about $1.00 per round for Winchester 55gr 5.56x45mm (.223 Rem) ammo, that big read Winchester barrel could be worth $14,000.00!

The contest concludes at 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 7, 2021. To enter you must provide your email. Be aware that you will be added to Brownells’ email lists and will then receive messages from Brownells until such time as you unsubscribe. Is it worth being put on an email list for a very small chance of winning a very big prize? Only you can decide that. As Dirty Harry famously said: “Are you feelin’ lucky?”

Super Bowl Sunday Super-barrel 14000 rounds Winchester 5.56 NATO ammo ammunition contest giveaway

If you want a chance to win, you can sign up at the Brownells Super Barrel III webpage. One lucky winner, name drawn at random, will win the big red barrel full of Winchester ammo.

Those 14,000 Rounds Could Stretch 870 Yards
Containing enough ammo to fill 70 standard-length belts for an M249, the Winchester barrel weighs more than even an NFL football lineman. If all 14,000 cartridges contained inside were laid to end-to-end, they would stretch over 870 yards — almost twice as far as the most passing yards ever in a modern pro football championship game.

Super Bowl Sunday Super-barrel 14000 rounds Winchester 5.56 NATO ammo ammunition contest giveaway

About Brownells — 82 years in Business
Founded in 1939 by Bob Brownell, the Brownells enterprise has, for 82 years, been a leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, reloading supplies, gunsmithing tools, and outdoors gear. With a large selection of both common and hard-to-find items, and an extensive collection of videos, articles, and gun schematics, Brownells is a good source for everything shooting-related. For more information or to place an order, call 800-741-0015 or visit Brownells.com.

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February 1st, 2021

Bargain Finder 280: 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. 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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January 25th, 2021

Bargain Finder 279: 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. CZ 457 .22 LR Varmint Precision Chassis Rifle, $899.99

CZ 457 Vamrmint Precision Chassis rimfire .22 LR rifle
CZ 457 offers good .22 LR accuracy/function with modern chassis stock

NRL22 rimfire tactical matches are hugely popular. You see a lot of press about centerfire PRS. But there are more NRL22 matches every month than official PRS matches every year! If you want to get started in NRL22 competition, here is a great option. Choose either 16.5″ or 24″ barrel. We like the longer barrel for the extra velocity, but either choice works. Palmetto State Armory has the 16.5″ version for $899.99 while Midway USA has both 16″ and 24″ models for the same $899.99 price. Either way, just add an optic and you’re good to go. Top photo by owner MealTeam6ix9ine who is “super impressed by the rifle” which has the 16.5″ barrel with Rugged Oculus suppressor. The optic is a Vortex Gen II Viper 5-25x50mm on a +15 MOA Area 419 base.

2. Natchez — RCBS ChargeMaster Lite, $239.99

Chargemaster Lite Midsouth Sale
Best Deal on popular, speedy Scale/Dispenser

Do you need an electronic powder scale/dispenser? Most vendors charge $290-$310 for the popular RCBS ChargeMaster Lite. But now you can get it for just $239.99 at Natchez. You save $60.00, about 20%! The ChargeMaster Lite features an easy-to-use LCD touchscreen and claimed precision of plus/minus 0.1 grains. The unit comes with twin check weights and a convenient plastic cover for the powder pan.

3. Grafs.com — Sightron S-TAC 4-20x50mm, $485.99 (31% Off)

sightron scope S-TAC 4-20 MRAD sale
Very good value for Tac Comp Scope; Good Lens Coatings

Do you enjoy PRS and NRL matches? Here is an excellent scope for that task, offered at a huge savings — 31% OFF normal retail. The Sightron S-TAC 4-20x50mm offers good glass, very accurate tracking, and a nearly ideal 4X to 20X power ratio. This FFP MRAD scope works great for tactical matches. It boasts 22.9 MRAD of elevation adjustment plus nice big, easy-to-turn turrets. This scope features a zero stop, throw lever, and side parallax control that works down to 10 yards. The S-TAC 4-20x50mm provides 22.9 MRAD of elevation adjustment. Note: This may say Duplex Reticle, but the Sightron product number 26016 on the Sightron site (and the product description) indicate this scope has the Mil-Hash-4 (MH-4) Illuminated reticle. That’s a good reticle for tactical disciplines.

4. Plano AirGlide Vertical Loading Rifle Case

Plano Airglide rifle case vertical top loading transport
Great case for range trips, sadly going out of production

The Plano AirGlide case is our favorite case for regular visits to the range. The rifle drops in from above. There is no pressure put on the scope turrets laterally or from above. This cases are good for rifles up to about 50″ overall (such as a benchrest rifle with a 27″-28″ barrel). We are listing this AirGlide case here because the AirGlide is being discontinued. In fact, it is no longer listed on the Plano website. So get one while you can. Here are two sources, but Airgun Depot is waiting for inventory:

Champions Choice, $52.00 | Airgun Depot, $49.99 (Pre-Order)

Among injection-molded plastic rifle cases, Plano’s AirGlide™ case is unique in holding a rifle vertically, in foam cradles. This allows ample room for the 3″-wide fore-ends on BR and Varmint rifles. The foam blocks front and rear can even be trimmed for a custom fit, while velcro webbing straps hold the rifle securely. The AirGlide’s hinged top-opening lid provides ample clearance for large target scopes, with no side load on the turrets. Measuring 51 1/2″L x 7 3/4″W x 12 1/4″H, the AirGlide can handle rifles up to 50″ in length. SEE: Airglide Video Review.

5. Grafs.com — Frankford Platinum Case Prep Center

trijicon tenmile scope sale
Versatile, easy to use unit with 4 powered heads

Grafs.com now has the Frankford Platinum Case Prep Center for $89.99 on SALE. This aluminum-body unit features 4 powered tool stations and comes with: (1) inside chamfer tool; (1) outside deburring tool; (1) small primer pocket scraper; and (1) large primer pocket scraper. The machine’s 8-32 threaded output shafts accept a wide variety of aftermarket case prep tools. The 200 RPM shafts are efficient. NOTE: If you want a tool that can TRIM cases, as well as prep cases, check out the Frankford Case Trim & Prep Center for $80 more — $169.95 at MidwayUSA.

6. EuroOptic — Trijicon Tenmile Scope Sale

trijicon tenmile scope sale
These Trijicon optics compare well with NF for much less

Trijicon Tenmile scopes have quickly become popular with F-Class, PRS, and ELR competitors. Check out the Trijicon Tenmile scope sale where you can pick up any of these innovative scopes that feature lit reticles, large 34mm diameter tubes, and many other good features. These are really good scopes for the money. And now’s the time to buy with massive discounts during this sale. For example the Tenmile 4-24x50mm with MRAD ranging is marked down from $1799.00 to $1176.00. And the Tenmile 4.5-30x56mm LR scope is marked down from $2600.00 MSRP to $1699.99 — Save over $900!

7. Amazon — Tipton Best Gun Vise, $87.54

tipton gun vise sale
Versatile, stable, works with all rifles, including ARs

You need a stable platform when cleaning your long guns, but most gun cradles are too light or unstable to do the job properly. If you’re looking upgrade to a better solution, grab the Tipton Best Gun Vise. The vise was designed to accommodate the widest possible array of firearms for cleaning, maintenance, or gunsmithing. This vise is easily configurable to handle bolt-action rifles, break-open shotguns, AR-15s, and handguns. You can also purchase this excellent Gun Vise for $89.99 at Midsouth Shooters.

8. MidwayUSA — Alpha-Bravo Bipod Tilt Lock Lever, $10.99

alpha bravo harris bipod lever handle tilt lock
“Must Have” Upgrade for Harris Bipods — works great, low cost

This lever handle replaces the thumbnut on tilting bipods to make locking them down easier. With the Alpha-Bravo Bipod Lever installed, a quick rotation of the lever allows you to go from easily tiltable to completely locked down. That way you can level your rifle in seconds and then be rock solid. You can also set the tilt resistance to a medium level that holds steady but allows some rifle rotation (L/R tilt) when you want. The Long Model Bipod Lever is on sale now for just $10.99. You can also get a Shorter Lever for $14.99. Both lever handles fit Harris Model S and similar bipods.

9. Palmetto SA — NRR 27 Muffs + Glasses Combo, $14.99

shooting eyewear glass earmuffs hearing protection NRR 27 dB
A good deal at twice the price, with above average 27 dB NRR

This Walker’s Ultra Slim Muff and Eyewear Combo Kit is truly a GREAT deal. Buy this inexpensive kit as a spare Muffs/Glasses set to keep in your vehicle or range kit. Each combo kit includes earmuffs along with a nice set of wrap-around shooting glasses. The muffs have an excellent 27 dB Noise Reduction Rating (NRR). And the Z87.1-approved glasses boast impact-resistant, polycarbonate lenses with 99% UV Protection.

10. Amazon — Jialitte Scope Bubble Level, $10.99

Scope Optic bubble level 30mm 1
Effective and affordable — works for both 30mm and 1″ tubes

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.

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January 23rd, 2021

Get 10% Off March Scopes Through 1/24/2021 (11:59 PM)

March Scopes Sale January 2021

March Scopes Sale January 2021March makes some of the most advanced riflescopes on the planet, many with features you can’t find on any other optics. March recently released a new Dual Focal Plane (FFP/SFP) 1-10x24mm Tactical Shorty scope, and the big March X 8-80x56mm scope offers the highest magnification you’ll find in any riflescope on the market. And if you are looking for world-class ELR performance, the March Genesis 4-40x52mm is truly a game-changer. This revolutionary optic offers an incredible 86 Mils of elevation (vertical) adjustment range. Adjustments to the point of impact are made with adjustments to the integral scope base/mount.

Whatever your discipline — Benchrest, F-Class, ELR, service rifle, High Power, or long-range hunting you will find a good optics offering in the March scope lineup. And right now you can SAVE 10% on all March Scopes at EuroOptic.com. But act soon. This sale ends Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

CLICK HERE for EuroOptic March Scopes Sale »

Here are nine of March’s best selling scopes. There are many, many other models. ALL March Scopes are ON SALE, 10% OFF through Sunday 1/24/2021 at 11:59 pm EST.

March Scopes Sale January 2021

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January 18th, 2021

Bargain Finder 278: 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. KYGUNCO — Stevens/Savage 12ga Security Shotgun, $252.99

Savage Stevens 320 security pump shotgun
Made-in-USA Tactical 12 gauge with ghost ring sights at low price

Every ranch, farm, or household can use a defensive 12 Gauge shotgun. We like ghost ring sights on our self-defense scatterguns, and this Stevens 320 Security model has that feature. This shotgun is a steal — get one now for the low cash price of $252.99 at KYGUNCO ($260.58 with Credit Card). It will be very hard to find a quality, American-made, ghost-ring 12 gauge pump for less money. This Stevens 320 Security shotgun is made by Savage Arms.

2. Midway — Factory Second Bullets

Factory seconds bullets
Amazing pricing on wide selection of calibers and bullet weights

Along with other components, good bullets have been hard to find, but we found factory seconds at discount prices. Head over to MidwayUSA for a good sale on Factory Seconds Bullets. There are some decent choices, and the savings are significant. If you see something you can use, grab them now because they will sell out quickly.

3. EuroOptics — Trijicon Tenmile Scope Sale

trijicon tenmile scope sale
These Trijicon optics compare well with NF for much less

Trijicon Tenmile scopes have quickly become popular with F-Class, PRS, and ELR competitors. Check out the Trijicon Tenmile scope sale where you can pick up any of these innovative scopes that feature lit reticles, large 34mm diameter tubes, and many other good features.

Discounts are massive during this sale. For example the Tenmile 4-24x50mm with MRAD ranging is marked down from $1799.00 to $1176.00. And the Tenmile 4.5-30x56mm LR scope is marked down from $2600.00 MSRP to $1699.99 — Save over $900!

4. Cabela’s — Gun Inventory with 2200 previously-owned guns

cabelas gun library

Cabela’s has consolidated all its used guns into one, easy-to-use portal on Cabelas.com. Head over to the Cabela’s Used Gun Library where you’ll find nearly 2,200 guns ranging from practical hunting rifles to high-priced exotics. You’ll find a huge variety of guns, centerfire and Rimfire, with many great deals on hunting and varmint rifles, and over 500 handguns.

5. Brownells — Berger 7mm (.284) 190gr LR Hybrid, $60.99/100

berger bullet sale
Great Hybrid bullets capable of winning F-Open matches

Berger target bullets have been hard to find but we located a stash of them. You can pick up the new Berger .284 190gr Long Range Hybrid bullets in 100rd or 500rd boxes. These are IN STOCK and ready to ship now, starting at $60.99 per 100. These Berger 190s are favored by many top F-Open competitors, used with .284 Win-based cartridges and the 7mm RSAUM or WSM.

6. Natchez — Leupold Blemished Scope Sale

leupold blemished scope sale
Save up to 33% on lifetime guaranteed Leupold scopes and spotters

Leupold makes good optics for hunters, varminters, and tactical shooters, and Leupold has one of the best warranties in the business. Right now you can save up to 33% on Leupolds. Natchez is running a Leupold blemished scope sale featuring just about every type of riflescope Leupold makes, plus spotting scopes. You may not see the blemish, but you’ll definitely see the savings.

7. Amazon — Lyman Bag Jack, $47.89

Lyman bag jack
Good for hunting rig sight-ins and PRS testing from bench

Do you use support bags for your PRS rifle or varmint rifle, but need to lift those bags to shoot properly from a bench? Then try the Lyman Bag Jack. This versatile stand can raise and lower any bag, getting you on target quickly with a stable front support. This Jack can also be used to raise a rear bag. With this bag jack you can get surprisingly good results with an inexpensive V-notch sandbag up front. That works well for narrow fore-arm hunting rifles.

8. Amazon — MTM Universal Loading Tray, $7.49

loading tray
Handy, versatile, durable, and VERY inexpensive

We have used MTM loading trays for decades. Though inexpensive, they do the job. The versatile MTM Universal Loading Tray works for most rifle cartridge types and pistol cartridges. The main side has recesses for common large and small-diameter cartridges, and you can flip the tray over for other sizes. These MTM trays are sturdy and won’t break when dropped.

9. Amazon — FA Impact Bullet Puller, $15.95

bullet puller
Essential tool for any hand-loader; comes with 3 sizes of case rim collets

If you reload, then making mistakes is part of the process. If you need to pull bullets from loaded rounds, you’ll need a tool such as the Frankford Arsenal Buller Puller. This easy-to-use impact puller employs inertia to unseat the bullet without damaging either brass or projectile. A couple good wacks and you’re good. This ships with 3 different-sized collets and 4 O-Rings. Put a cotton wad in the base of recovery compartment to protect bullet tips.

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January 18th, 2021

SHOT Show Cancelled? Try Brownells NOT-SHOW Instead!

Brownells 2021 not-show SHOT show product preview giveaway sale

The 2021 SHOT Show in Las Vegas was cancelled this year, due to the COVID Pandemic. But Brownells is hosting 5-day virtual event called the “NOT-SHOW” on January 18-22, 2021. The Brownells NOT-SHOW kicked off this morning. will feature new product introductions and special discounts on a wide variety of merchandise (not just the new releases). In addition the Brownells NOT-SHOW will have Daily Product Giveaways from January 18-22, 2021.

The Brownells NOT-SHOW has five main sponsors: AeroPrecision, CMC Triggers, Hornady, Stag Arms, and Magpul. New products from these five companies will be showcased in the NOT-SHOW event, along with many other companies’ offerings. There will be a wide variety of products featured, including optics, reloading tools, and more.

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Everyone knows that Magpul makes excellent rifle magazines for ARs, as well as AICS-type mags for bolt guns. But Magpul also produces many other quality product including rifle stocks, AR buttstocks, bipods, rifle sights, pistol mags, and sling accessories. Here are Magpul products at Brownells.

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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

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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

mtm cleaning rod case discount
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 5th, 2021

Brownells NOT-SHOW January 18-22 — Virtual Product Showcase

Brownells 2021 not-show SHOT show product preview giveaway sale

The official SHOT Show in Las Vegas has been cancelled this year, due to the COVID Pandemic. But there WILL be a way you can preview new-for-2021 guns and gear. Brownells will host a 5-day virtual event called the “NOT-SHOW”. Slated for January 18-22, 2021, the NOT-SHOW will feature new product introductions and special discounts on a wide variety of merchandise (not just the new releases). In addition the upcoming Brownells NOT-SHOW will have Daily Product Giveaways from January 18-22, 2021.

The Brownells NOT-SHOW has five main sponsors: AeroPrecision, CMC Triggers, Hornady, Stag Arms, and Magpul. New products from these five companies will be showcased in the NOT-SHOW event, along with a many other companies’ offerings. There will be a wide variety of products featured, including optics, reloading tools, and more. But expect special deals on items from the five primary NOT-SHOW sponsors.

Featured Products from Magpul

Brownells 2021 not-show SHOT show product preview giveaway sale Magpul

Everyone knows that Magpul makes excellent rifle magazines for ARs, as well as AICS-type mags for bolt guns. But Magpul also produces many other quality product including rifle stocks, AR buttstocks, bipods, rifle sights, pistol mags, and sling accessories. Here are some of our favorite Magpul products at Brownells. Many Magpul items will be discounted during the NOT-SHOW event, running January 18-22, 2021.

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New from Hornady for 2021

Hornady will have a number of new products for 2021. These include new RFID gunvaults, two new reloading scales, and new 6mm ARC hunting ammunition loaded with 103gr ELD-X bullets.

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New from Stag Arms — AR15 and AR10 Deluxe Uppers

Along with its current AR-platform upper receivers, stripped lowers, and complete Stag-15 M4-type rifles, Stag Arms will introduce a new line of deluxe AR15 and AR10 platform complete uppers. These will feature high-quality barrels and handguards. Available chamberings will include .223 Rem/5.56, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.8 SPC, .300 Blackout, .308 Win.

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January 4th, 2021

Bargain Finder 276: 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. Sportsman’s WHSE — 12-gun Steel Security Cabinet, $189.99

tactical safe cabinet
Great Value on versatile security cabinet — good secondary safe

In addition to a heavy, primary gunsafe, many gun-owners can use a smaller security cabinet for another area of the house, for the garage, or even for an RV. If you’re looking for a good basic gun locker, check out the SnapSafe Premium 12-Gun Tactical Cabinet. It has a simple key-lock system and can fit in most closets. Purchasers praised this unit given the low cost: “For a gun case below $200 you can’t get much better than this” and “More of a light-weight gun locker … it is well made and sturdy though, and is much better than I expected for the price.”

2. Palmetto Armory — Black Aces 12GA Pump Shotgun, $349.99

black aces shotgun
Killer Deal on 12ga tactical with good sights, top rail, hard case

It’s hard to beat a good shotgun for home defense. However, many good defensive shotguns have been sold out, or the prices have been artificially inflated by sellers. Here’s a good defensive scattergun at a great price. The Black Aces Tactical 18.5″ Shotgun boasts 5-round capacity, and has large sights plus a rail for fitting a Red Dot optic. This matte black shotgun ships with 3 chokes, an accessory grip, and even a hard case, all for a low $349.99 price.

3. Amazon — Hornady Lock-N-Load Concentricity Tool, $134.99

hornday concentricity tool
This tool is easy to use — measures run out on case and bullet

Loading straight and true cartridges is the cornerstone of precision shooting. However, without some kind of concentricity gauge you’re just guessing. If you want to start measuring case neck and bullet run-out to assess the quality of your handloads, consider getting the Hornady Lock-N-Load Concentricity Tool. It features precise alignment of most bottleneck cartridges from .22 up to .45 Caliber, an easy-to-use precision adjustment knob, plus a sturdy frame that can be bolted to your bench.

4. Amazon — Kestrel 2000 Pocket Wind & Temp Meter, $134.99

kestrel wind tool
Every shooter can use a Kestrel; this has key functions

Disappointed with cheap wind meters or tired of clunky cellphone impeller attachments that are time-consuming to set up? Save time and trouble by getting the Kestrel 2000 Pocket Wind and Temperature Meter. This quality unit features current wind speed, maximum wind gust, average wind speed, temperature, wind chill. It’s also waterproof, has an easy-to-read display with backlight, and it floats.

5. Creedmoor Sports — Deluxe 55″ or 60″ Rifle Case, $124.95

creedmoor rifle case
Truly one of the highest-quality soft rifle cases you can buy

Tired of poorly-made soft cases that wear out after one season? If you want to get a top-quality case that will last for years, check out the Creedmoor Blue Deluxe 55″ or 60″ Rifle Case. These hand-made cases provide an incredible level of protection with quality fabrics and padding. Smart design, high-grade zippers, and top-quality sewing make a noticeable difference. And right now you can get either the 55″ or 60″ model for $124.45 — a $25 savings off the regular $149.95 price. You will see many of the nation’s top Palma and F-Class shooters using these cases.

6. Natchez — Bushnell 2.5-10x44mm SFP Scope + Knife, $189.99

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Great scope deal PLUS nice hunting knife with 5 blades

The Bushnell Nitro 2.5-10×44 SFP 30mm Rifle Scope is a solid, reliable optic. Right now, if you purchase this riflescope for the low $189.99 sale price, you get a FREE Havalon hunting knife with FIVE replaceable blades. This Bushnell Nitro optic features good light transmission and EXO Barrier lens coating that repels water, oil, dust, debris and scratches. Buyers have given this scope very good reviews: “This [scope] is way better than I expected for the money. I liked it so well I ordered another one.” This special saves you $160.00 on the scope PLUS you get a nice knife kit as a bonus.

7. Amazon — EEBOW Military-style Tactical Backpack, $33.99

tactical backpack
Pack has many good features and is very versatile

Any range bag, bug-out bag, or hiking pack needs to be well-made and have ample storage capacity, with a variety of compartments for various types of gear. The EEBOW GEAR Military Tactical Backpack boasts multiple compartments, plenty of pockets, nice shoulder straps, plus MOLLE attachments. It is also hydration bladder compatible. It’s hard to beat this tactical pack for the money. Grab one while it’s on sale.

8. Amazon — MTM TMC15 Tactical Mag Can, $29.79

ar magazine carry box
Good way to carry loaded mags securely — case has handle and lock hasp

Storing P-mags or other AR-style mags is never easy. They don’t stack well and bags don’t make it any easier. Now with the MTM TMC15 Tactical Mag Can you can safely and easily store and travel with up to 15 magazines and never worry about damage. This is also a great way to transport loaded magazines in states where ammo needs to be locked up while traveling.

9. Amazon — Silicone Gun Socks with Multiple Sizes, From $4.39

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Long guns should be in gun socks or borestores when in gunsafes

Most people think that once you put firearms in a gunvault they are safe from corrosion but that’s not true. It’s not uncommon for folks to stow guns in a safe only to find rust on them months (or years) later. Avoid future disappointment by using these affordable silicone treated socks. Offered in assorted sizes for pistols, rifles, and shotguns, prices range from $4.39 (pistol) to $7.39 (tactical rifle). We also recommend using Eezox or other good corrosion inhibitor on metal parts. With that and a good treated gun sock and a Goldenrod, rust should not be a worry anymore.

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January 4th, 2021

Precision Stick-On Targets — Roll of 250 for $12.49

benchrest target adhesive stick-on load development Midsouth 6x4

Here’s a handy product from Midsouth Shooters Supply: 250 self-adhesive Benchrest Targets on a convenient roll. Not just for benchrest competitors, these handy stick-on targets work great for anyone doing load development. We’ve used then and they work well. Each target offers a precision 1/4″ grid at the top with diamond aiming box below. This is similar to official targets used in Benechrest matches, with the addition of the upper grid lines which allow you to instantly estimate group size. These targets also include an area to list your load components. Midsouth Shooters sells the 250-target roll for $12.49. That works out to just five cents per target!

This target was designed for benchrest shooting, developing new loads or cataloging existing ones. This easy-to-use target has a 1/4″ grid pattern at the top which helps measure groups. The vertical aiming square at the bottom helps align the cross hairs of your scope for consistent shot placement. At the very bottom of the target there is room to record your reloading information. Each Target sticker measures 6″ x 4″ with a 4.5″ x 2.5″ printed area.

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