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January 12th, 2022

Parallax Explained — Nightforce Optics TECH TIP

Nightforce Optics Parallax Newsletter Scope Video
Nightforce Optics Parallax Newsletter Scope Video

PARALLAX – What is it and Why is it important?

Nightforce Optics Parallax Newsletter Scope Video

What is Parallax?
Parallax is the apparent movement of the scope’s reticle (cross-hairs) in relation to the target as the shooter moves his eye across the exit pupil of the riflescope. This is caused by the target and the reticle being located in different focal planes.

Why is it Important?
The greater the distance to the target and magnification of the optic, the greater the parallax error becomes. Especially at longer distances, significant sighting error can result if parallax is not removed.

How to Remove Parallax
This Nightforce Tech Tip video quickly shows how to remove parallax on your riflescope.

While keeping the rifle still and looking through the riflescope, a slight nod of the head up and down will quickly determine if parallax is present. To remove parallax, start with the adjustment mechanism on infinity and rotate until the reticle remains stationary in relation to the target regardless of head movement. If parallax has been eliminated, the reticle will remain stationary in relation to the target regardless of eye placement behind the optic.

This Parallax Discussion first appeared in the Nightforce Newsletter. Nightforce also offers a series of Informational Videos covering a variety of topics.

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January 10th, 2022

Bargain Finder 329: 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. Natchez — RCBS Rebel Master Reloading Kit, $419.99

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Good price for everything you need — press, powder measure, scale etc.

For folks getting started with hand-loading, a great basic package is the RCBS Rebel Master Reloading Kit. On sale for $419.99 at Natchez, this RCBS Package features pretty much all you need to load rifle and pistol ammo: Rebel single-stage Press, Uniflow-III Powder Measure, 1500gr digital scale, hand priming tool, powder funnel, powder trickler, hex key set, accessory handle with case neck brushes, primer pocket brushes, deburring tool, loading block, and case lube. You even get a Speer Reloading Manual. NOTE: You can buy this same Rebel Master Kit for $429.99 at Cabelas.com.

2. EuroOptic — Benelli SuperNova 12ga Tactical Shotgun, $439.00

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Big savings on Showroom Demo Benelli SuperNova pump shotgun

Benelli makes some of the best shotguns in the world. Here’s your chance to get an excellent Benelli SuperNova Tactical 12ga pump shotgun at big savings. Set up for defensive use, this Benelli has a 18″ barrel and can handle up to 3.5″ shells. The shotgun is fitted with pistol grip stock, along with shielded, tactical-style adjustable sights front and rear. NOTE: This is a “like new” showroom demo model with full factory warranty.

3. Precision Reloading — Big Sale on Hornady Bullets

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Major Savings on .224, 6mm, 6.5mm, .308 and pistol caliber bullets

Quality reloading components remain in short supply. But Precision Reloading has a large inventory of high-quality Hornady match, varmint, and hunting bullets. You’ll find .224 FMJ bullets for under $17.29/100 (that’s less than 18 cents each). There are also great deals on 6mm and 6.5mm ELD match bullets. Plus there are bulk packs of 2000, 5500, and 6000 bullets available at amazing prices. For example, you can get Six Thousand .224 55gr FMJ bullets for just $529.29 (under 9 cents each!).

4. Midsouth — Lyman Tac-Mat Shooting Mat, $56.31

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Thick padded mat offers more comfort with good length and carry handle

Comfort counts when you’re on the ground for hours. We like this Lyman Tac-Mat 71″ x 36″ shooting mat. It has more padding than most mats on the market, providing better comfort. Now $56.31 in tan or $56.31 in black at Midsouth, this is a VERY good deal. This same Lyman shooting mat is $89.89 on Amazon.

5. Sportsman’s Warehouse — Winchester .22 LR Wildcat, $219.99

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Removable lower receiver, Picatinny rails, good trigger, great price

Here is a fun little semi-auto .22 LR rifle at a crazy low price — $219.99 at Sportsman’s Warehouse. The Winchester Wildcat takes Ruger 10/22 mags, and has some great features, such as field-removable lower receiver, ambidextrous controls, integral Picatinny rails and rear barrel access. It has a good trigger and shoots well. In many respects the Wildcat beats the Ruger 10/22 while costing considerably less. The lower receiver assembly is easily removed from the upper assembly by pushing a button — no tools required.

6. Amazon — Mutt Muffs Hearing Protection for Dogs, $52.39

Do you take your dog(s) hunting, or to the shooting range? Well dogs need hearing protection too! Loud gunshots from pistols, rifles, or shotguns can cause permanent hearing damage to your canine. Prevent canine hearing loss with Mutt Muffs — protective earmuffs designed especially for dogs. Mutt Muffs are available in five sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL). These start at $52.39 on Amazon (price varies with size).

7. MidwayUSA 1008 1″-Diameter Hi-Viz Green Target Dots, $5.99

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Get over 1000 Hi-Viz Target dots — great for pistol and rifle

These 1″-round Hi-Viz target spots from U.S. Ballistics stick on nearly any surface. Fluorescent, lime green in color, these targets are highly visible, and also contrast dark bullet holes well. Right now this target pack, with 1008 stick-on target circles, is just $5.99 at MidwayUSA, a 40% savings! We use these target dots for rimfire and centerfire practice.

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. Brownells — Wipe-Out Foam Cleaner, $10.99

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Wipe-Out Foam is effective, particularly when used right after shooting

Walking the firing line at the Berger SW Nationals, one cleaning product was mentioned over and over again and for good reason. Sharp Shoot R Wipe-Out foaming bore cleaner is a no-nonsense, easy-to-use bore cleaner that does a great job. We get best results with two applications of Wipe-Out after some wet patches. If you’re tired of long brushing sessions, give Wipe-Out a try — it really reduces brushing required. This is a good deal. The same 5 oz. can is $24.95 on Amazon!

10. Cabela’s — Catch-All Gear Bag $12.99, Many Colors

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Cabelas Catch-all Gear Bag $9.99
Versatile, good capacity, buy two at this price

This versatile bag holds lots of gear, and you can’t beat the price — just $12.99. At 16″x10″x6″ it’s big enough to hold rifle ammo, muffs, a Kestrel, and other accessories. It can also serve as a general utility bag for car camping trips. Six exterior pockets, including zippered mesh pockets on top and side, provide multiple storage options. Sturdy 1-1⁄2″ nylon web carry straps can be joined by a hand-friendly wrap handle. Cabela’s Catch-All Gear Bag available in a variety of colors including True Timber Camo, 02 Octane Camo, Lt. Gray, Green, Tan, Orange Gold, and Dark Gray.

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January 6th, 2022

Leica Geovid 3200.com LRF Binoculars — Hunting Field Test

leica geovid 3200.com laser ranging rangfinder binoculars colton reid field test

Leica Geovid 3200.COM 10×42 Rangefinding Binoculars

Field Test and Hunt Review by Colton Reid
Dawn breaks. It’s a brisk 28 degrees. I sit concealed amongst a grove of fallen trees near the edge of a steep decline where I can see the canyon below and opposing hillsides. Snow blankets the mountainous slopes with patches of fir and naked aspen woven into the landscape. The soft glow of sunrise brightens southeastern slopes and illuminates a solitary statue of orange and green on an adjacent ridge. His presence alerts an already wary elk of the danger that moved in the night before.

It is second rifle season in Colorado and I have a cow elk tag in hand. I would love to say this is not my first rodeo, but in many ways it is. I’m on my first hunt in pursuit of an elk and my first hunt in Colorado. It is, however, the second test of my newest piece of hunting equipment — Leica’s latest, state-of-the-art Geovid 3200.COM 10×42 rangefinding binoculars.

Early morning light in Colorado, on a hunt for elk…
leica geovid 3200.com laser ranging rangfinder binoculars colton reid field test

These laser rangefinder binoculars I purchased for myself from the good people at EuroOptic.com. I should note that I am not sponsored by EuroOptic or Leica. I happen to know a few people at EuroOptic and they are a knowledgeable friendly group who use the gear they sell.

When I evaluate optics I have a clear priority in how I rank them. At the top of the list is optical quality. That is, how clear is the optical image? How crisp are the edges? Can I resolve and distinguish similar small items? Anyone who has been hunting in the great American West knows that most of your time is spent behind optics of some sort, so it is best to buy optics that make it easier to spot your target and are easy on your eyes.

Second on the list is a combination of weight and durability. I tend to hunt rugged backcountry terrain, so weight is a big consideration for my trips. But if something is feather light but breaks when you sneeze? That isn’t good either. So a combination of a robust rubberized body with modest additional weight is desired. And since the Geovid 3200.COM is a combination optic, i.e. it includes a laser rangefinder, then that helps with weight since I don’t need a separate LRF.

Third on this list is the rangefinder’s performance. By performance I mean mostly accuracy and precision of the measurement. I can live with a max of 500 yards, as long as the measurement is correct and repeatable to within a handful of yards. If, however, the measurement is off by 10% (50 yards in the case of a 500-yard reading) or measurement to measurement varies by say 20 yards, then that will dramatically affect my ability to make an ethical shot.

The Geovid’s laser ranging beam showed excellent precision. Here it picks up a single male pronghorn (not broadside) at nearly 400 yards. The return was immediate.
leica geovid 3200.com laser ranging rangfinder binoculars colton reid field test

Other considerations such as ergonomics or comfort are less important to me because they start to move away from “functional” requirements. That is, they don’t make a big difference when it comes to spotting and harvesting an animal. So while I do think about “nice to have” features when selecting equipment, they are of lower consideration than the functional requirements.

With my framework for evaluation laid out then, here is my assessment. The Leica Geovid 3200.COM 10x42s are high-quality rangefinding binoculars — well made, with good materials, and a thoughtful design. They weigh a mere 34.6 ounces (about 2 lbs.) and are built to withstand more than a few falls. They also come with both objective and ocular lens caps. Even though they are built tough, I would not take these into the field without some sort of binocular case. I personally use a Badlands Bino case (see top and bottom photos) but there are plenty of other good options.

This 6-minute Leica factory video shows the technical features and operations of the Geovid 3200.COM series of rangefinding binoculars. Worth watching:

The glass is amazing — remarkably good (and I have high standards). The image is extremely crisp, noticeably better than my tried and true pair of Swarovski Habicht 10×40 Porro prism binoculars. This matters because the exaggerated hand motion observed in higher power optics, aka “shake”, initially made me dizzy. Leica does offer a lower power unit, the Geovid 3200.com 8×42, for those who prefer less magnification. One could argue that the optics being too sharp means they aren’t a good fit, however, my philosophy is to get the best gear possible and figure out how to use it to the max potential. My solution here was an ultralight tripod to stabilize the image when glassing or if weight is a factor I place my arms on my knees while leaning against a tree or rock. Scouting with these binoculars over long periods on a stable platform is a pleasant experience. Shown belong is the Geovid mounted on my tripod.

leica geovid 3200.com laser ranging rangfinder binoculars colton reid field test

The Geovids present a bright, crisp image, with excellent distance distinction (pop out effect) — all characteristics of high quality optics. The image at the edge of the field of view is less sharp, but that is typical, even for scientific glass. Because the binocular image quality is so good, the image quality change when I go to my spotting scope is a much shorter jump than with previous binoculars. That means I can resolve more items with the binoculars and therefore only go to my Swarovski spotting scope when I really want to clarify something. Overall A+ optics.

Over 950 yards — yes that is what we were looking for…
leica geovid 3200.com laser ranging rangfinder binoculars colton reid field test

The rangefinder is top shelf. One innovation I like about these rangefinding binoculars is that Leica put the laser source outside of the optic tube. That means the source is unimpeded by additional optics allowing for more power transmission and reflection. They also implemented the patented Perger prism which incorporates the rangefinder into the base optical design as opposed to using extra optics to “modify” a non-laser rangefinder configuration. As an engineer I love the idea of function integration and minimizing components. It usually makes for a more efficient and superior performing design.

One other impressive feature is the ability to link to a rangefinder program. The Leica website explains: “Thanks to Bluetooth® connection, [the Geovid 3200.com] can be paired to either the Leica Hunting App to adjust and manage quickly and easily on the fly, or to a LINK-enabled Kestrel windmeter to get results from the Kestrel right in your Range Finder[.] In addition, users will benefit from various integrated atmospheric sensors, such as temperature, air pressure and inclination sensors, producing angle-compensated distance measering for shooting uphill or downhill with maximum precision.”

Testing Laser Ranging Performance
To test the Geovid’s laser rangefinder I did my usual measurement of different objects near my house and checked the accuracy with Google earth. I was able to consistently range larger objects (trees, hills, rocks) out to about 2200 yards, which is longer than I would ever shoot, but good when planning where to move for my next vantage point. I was also able to range a large reflective target (pedestrian overpass) out to a staggering 3300+ yards (see below).

In this video, the Geovid ranges a concrete pedestrian overpass at distance of 3334 yards.

I suspect the max range I can consistently get with large, non-reflective objects is somewhere around 2400 yards, but didn’t have the opportunity to test that specific distance. The rangefinder had some trouble at shorter distances and through thick branches. Around 25 to 45 yards I would get several yards variation when ranging tree trunks. Tall grass and a nest of tree branches would also interfere with the measurement. I would either get a slightly incorrect reading or no reading at all. This might come up if I am trying to range a buck bedded in tall grass. That is a drawback for me because that is a typical situation in archery. My workaround was to range nearby objects and estimate the handful of yards separation between the ranged item and target.

Summary: Geovid 3200.COM Rangefinding Binoculars Are Excellent
In summary, the Leica Geovid 3200.COM rangefinder binoculars are excellent in all key respects. The glass is top-notch and the rangefinding performance is very impressive. The modern Bluetooth connectivity is a plus. These Leica Geovids offer a slightly better price point than their equivalent competitors and are the optics I bought with my own money. I doubt you will be disappointed.

leica geovid 3200.com laser ranging rangfinder binoculars colton reid field test

New for 2022 — Leica Geovid Pro 32 RangeFinding Binoculars

Smaller, Lighter, with Applied Ballistics and GPS Mapping Integration
Trading on the success of the Geovid 3200.COM series, on 1/6/2022, Leica announced a new smaller, lighter version, with enhanced software — the Leica Geovid Pro 32. Weight 30.6 ounces, this is about 4 oz. lighter than the original, and 0.83 inches shorter. With notably smaller objective lenses (32mm for the Pro 32 vs. 42mm with the Geovid 3200.com) these new Geovid Pro 32s should be easier to hold for extended periods, but they may give up a bit of low light capability compared to their bigger brothers.

leica pro 32 new 2022 geovid 3200.com laser ranging rangfinder binoculars colton reid field test

The other big news is enhanced software in the Pro 32: “Leica Geovid Pro was built ground up to combine the on-board atmospheric sensors with NEW on-board Applied Ballistics[.] The Geovid Pro comes standard with Applied Ballistics Ultralight … upgradable to Applied Ballistics Sportsman or Elite. The Geovid Pro 32 now also offers advanced GPS tracking connectivity, Leica ProTrack, to guide the user to the target based on the last ranged measurement. The Geovid Pro 32 is the first premium rangefinder to feature GPS mapping integration through BaseMaps, Google Maps and Garmin mapping.”

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January 3rd, 2022

Bargain Finder 328: 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. Natchez — Bushnell Optics Sale

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Save up to 35% on Bushnell rifle scopes and binoculars

You’ll find some serious bargains on Bushnell optics right now at Natchez. Check out the Bushnell optics sale. You’ll find everything from rifle scopes to red dots to rangefinders all at deeply discounted prices. Act fast because the best deals can sell out quickly.

2. Midsouth — RCBS Rotary Case Cleaner (Tumbler), $169.99

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Strong, durable tumbler machine for use with Stainless Media

The RCBS Rotary Case Cleaner tumbling machine is great for cleaning brass inside and out. Set the machine for up to three hours of continuous cleaning at 60 RPM. The rubber-lined drum lowers noise levels significantly. This RCBS product comes with a clear sealing plug with a rubber seal, and a grated drain to separate you brass from media/liquid when done. The screw-on lid features a sturdy lifting handle. Get this machine on sale now for $169.99 at Midsouth. NOTE, this same case tumbler is $223.99 on Amazon without media, so you can save $54 with this Midsouth deal!

3. Midsouth — Winchester .223 Rem Ammo 1000 rds, $599.99

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Excellent chassis rifles and hunting rigs, save 15% with discount

Did Santa bring you a new AR-15 but forgot to leave some ammo? Here’s a very good deal on a 1000-round case of .223 Remington ammo. At only $.60 per round this is one of the best deals we’ve seen for quality, major-brand USA-made ammo. Ammunition continues to be in short supply for popular chamberings so take advantage of this deal before it sells out.

4. Amazon — RCBS Trim Mate Case Prep Center, $169.99

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Excellent chassis rifles and hunting rigs, save 15% with discount

Prepping your cases before loading is important. However case prep chores can be very time-consuming. Save time (and effort) with a case prep center such as RCBS Trim Mate. This all-in-one unit contains six variable, high-speed rotating stations (four at < 350 RPM; two at < 550 RPM). It also features tools included for all stations and a storage area for tools not in use. The Trim Mate performs multiple prep tasks quickly and efficiently -- deburring, chamfering, primer pocket uniforming, and more.

5. Sportsman’s — Crimson Trace 5-25x56mm Scope, $699.97

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Great deal on excellent FFP 5X zoom scope for PRS/NRL

Are you in the market for a high quality, First Focal Plane (FFP) scope at a good price? We found this Crimson Trace CTL 3 Series 5-25x56mm rifle scope. Featuring a 34mm tube, a large 56mm objective, and an innovative reticle this scope is a bargain with the nearly $300 savings right now. With a 5X zoom range and 0.1 Milrad clicks, this scope can definitely do the job for PRS/NRL competitions. This Crimson Trace FFP scope has received very positive reviews from purchasers.

6. KYGUNCO — Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield Bundle, $429.99

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Great kit with 9mm pistol, muffs, eye protection and case

We love finding great deals on pistols especially when they come as a complete kit. Check out this Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield range bundle. It contains the reliable S&W M&P 9mm Shield EZ pistol, a quality Plano hard carry case, safety glasses, and hearing protection.

7. Amazon — Caldwell Target Camera, $177.53

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Effective for under 400 yards at lowest price ever

Every serious shooter should have a target camera. One of the most affordable systems is Caldwell Ballistic Precision Sight-In Target Camera. This high-definition camera can stream 720p video from up to 400 yards away straight to your mobile device. This Caldwell TargetCam features a waterproof housing on camera and transmitter and ships with a tripod and stand. The viewing App is compatible with Android, iPhone, and most tablets. This App allows you to save pictures, add notes, calculate group size, and even record video. If you need a target cam with more range we recommend the LongShot LR-3.

8. Amazon — Dewey Lug Cleaning Kit, $25.69

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Get your action’s internals clean with this complete kit

Cleaning your action’s lug recesses is important to accuracy and good bolt operation. The Dewey Rods bolt action lug recess cleaning kit will allow you to clean the inside of your action and the critical lug recess area. Keeping this area clean ensures your bolt locks up properly every time ensuring consistent ignition and accuracy. The kit comes with brass rod with handle, aluminum lug swab holder, felt lug cleaners, bore swab, hand-brush, and a 50-pack of cotton rolls.

9. Amazon — Rusfol PMAG Wall Holder, $11.99

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Handy, sturdy way to store AR Magazines for quick access

Many folks have multiple AR-platform PMAGs but they may not be readily accessible. A great way to store loaded mags is with the ABS Standard PMAG Wall Mount. This horizontal rack, made from strong ABS plastics, can hold up to 6 mags, loaded or unloaded. You can mount these to a safe door, or to a wall in your home or garage. This gives you secure storage, and/or rapid access.

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December 30th, 2021

New ZEISS LRP S5 525-56 First Focal Plane Scope — First Look

Jim See Accuracy Zeiss LRP S5 525-56 scope First focal plane PRS NRL 5-25x56mm unboxing field test

The past couple weeks we have had the privilege to test an impressive new First Focal Plane riflescope from ZEISS. Our tester, Jim See of Elite Accuracy LLC, received the ZEISS LRP S5 525-56 optic, Milrad version, and took a quick look at it. Jim was immediately impressed by the bright, clear markings on the turrets, and the positive clicks. He liked the lever-equipped zoom control, the positive zero-stop on the elevation knob, and he believed the lockable windage turret can have definite benefits in the field.

Jim See Accuracy Zeiss LRP 525-56 scope First focal plane PRS NRL 5-25x56mm unboxing field test

Jim See Accuracy Zeiss LRP S5 525-56 scope First focal plane PRS NRL 5-25x56mm unboxing field testAfter doing his first inspection, Jim quickly installed the LRP S5 525-56 on his 6mmBR PRS/NRL rifle, which features a red J. Allen Chassis and Impact Precision action. Jim placed the scope in high-quality Zeiss rings with integral bubble level. He then took the rig out into the field and completed an initial Tall Target test. That test confirmed the precision and repeatability of the 0.1 MRAD elevation and windage click values.

Jim also liked how positive the clicks felt with both elevation and windage knobs. Jim told us: “The scope operates well, it tracks well, and the turrets are accurate in their movements. All the functions work well — elevation, windage, parallax. This LRP scope has a quality feel — similar to other ZEISS products I have used.” Jim also noted that the ZEISS LRP S5 scope resisted solar flare very well: “This is important in PRS matches where we get that low sun in the afternoons”. Jim had high praise for the highly visible numbers on the dials: “With my eyes, I can’t read the numbers on most scopes, but with this ZEISS LRP S5 scope I CAN read the numbers.” Overall, Jim believed this ZEISS 5-25x56mm optic “will fit well in its intended market”, namely PRS/NRL and long range hunting.

Jim See Accuracy Zeiss LRP S5 525-56 scope First focal plane PRS NRL 5-25x56mm unboxing field test
Scope mounted in ZEISS rings with bubble level. Optional sunshade is attached in front.

Jim See Accuracy Zeiss LRP 525-56 scope First focal plane PRS NRL 5-25x56mm unboxing field test

Stay Tuned for Full Field Test of ZEISS LRP S5 525-56 Optic

The past few weeks Jim See has been testing the impressive new 5-25X ZEISS scope in the field, with the optic fitted on his PRS/NRL competition rig. Even in cold winter weather, the optic has performed very well, with positive adjustments and good results in the tall target test. Jim is now doing field tests with targets from 100 yards to 1200 yards and beyond.

Jim See Accuracy Zeiss LRP 525-56 scope First focal plane PRS NRL 5-25x56mm unboxing field test
Jim See Accuracy Zeiss LRP 525-56 scope First focal plane PRS NRL 5-25x56mm unboxing field test
To test ruggedness and weatherproofing, Jim is putting the Zeiss LRP through its paces in harsh winter conditions. He’s using a tripod here to keep off the snowy ground. The tripod mount also allows smooth traversing to view a wide selection of terrain and objects near and far.

Advanced Optical Technology — ZEISS LRP S5 Features

The ZEISS LRP S5 525-56 has many notable features, including a lockable windage turret, adjustable reticle illumination, and a HUGE amount of elevation travel — 40.7 Mils in the MIL model and 140 MOA in the MOA version. That gives this optic the ability to shoot at extreme range without requiring holdovers.

Jim See Elite Accuracy Zeiss LRP 525-56 scope First focal plane PRS NRL 5-25x56mm unboxing field test
Jim See Elite Accuracy Zeiss LRP 525-56 scope First focal plane PRS NRL 5-25x56mm unboxing field test
Jim See Elite Accuracy Zeiss LRP 525-56 scope First focal plane PRS NRL 5-25x56mm unboxing field test

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December 29th, 2021

Comparison Review of Affordable Red Dot Optics

Ammoland Red Dot Review Bushnell Vortex Nikon Aimpoint Trijicon

Frankly, we are not big fans of Red Dot sights, as they are not a good choice for precision rifle shooting beyond 100 yards. But Red Dot sight systems do have a place for pistol shooters, night-time hunters, and folks defending their home and property at short range.

Those considering purchasing a Red Dot sight system should read the Ammoland Red Dot Review by former U.S. Army Ranger Rex Nanorum. Rex took four affordable (under $200) Red Dot optics into the field, putting them through their paces. Rex notes: “Red dot sights are excellent options for those wanting a lightweight upgrade to iron sights and those prioritizing speed over the maximum accurate range.”

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Rex tested the five Red Dot units, evaluating them based on multiple key factors: weight, brightness settings, ingress resistance to moisture and particulates, range performance, and battery life.

The Four Under-$200 Red Dot Optics were:

Bushnell TRS-26
Nikon P-Tactical Superdot
Primary Arms Microdot (Md-Ads)
Vortex Crossfire Red Dot

We recommend you read the full review, which includes detailed discussion of multiple factors. But there were some interesting “take-aways” from Rex’s Ammoland review.

Dot Size — The Bushnell has a 3 MOA central Dot, while the other units have a 2 MOA Dot.

Weight — The four units are similar, weighing 5.3 to 6.6 ounces.

Battery Life — The Bushnell TRS-26 and Primary Arms Microdot enjoyed a huge advantage in battery-life, with a claimed 50,000 hours! The Nikon SuperDot offers 14,000 hours, while the Vortex Crossfire delivers only 7000 hours.

Intrusion Resistance — All four units claim to be fog-proof, shock-proof, and water-resistant, typically good for 30 minutes immersion at 1 meter water depth. But the Nikon unit also has a particulate-ingress resistance rating. In the real world, keeping dust out may be more important than the ability to survice a half-hour dunking. In dry states such as Arizona, dust is a bigger issue than water.

The Primary Arms Microdot Earned Top Honors in Ammoland’s Test:

Overall, based on a variety of factors, Rex the reviewer rated the Primary Arms Microdot “best in test”, followed by the Bushnell TRS-26 in second place. The Nikon placed third, while the Vortex was ranked fourth. Rex was somewhat disappointed with the Vortex’s battery life and brightness controls.

Newer Bushnell TRS-26 has larger objective and longer battery life than older TRS-25:

Review of Higher-Priced ($400-$1000) Red Dot Optics
If you’re willing to pay $400 or more for a Red Dot optic, there are many good options. The same reviewer, Rex Nanorum, has tested and ranked five more costly Red Dot Sights:

Trijicon MRO – $400
Vortex UH-1 – $499
Meprolight RDS Pro – $610
Leupold LCO – $700
Aimpoint Comp M5 – $820 ($981 with LRP mount)

Of these units, Rex rated the Aimpoint Comp M5 the highest, with the Trijicon MRO Second.

Ammoland Red Dot Review Aimpoint Trijicon

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December 27th, 2021

Bargain Finder 327: 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 — Save 15% on Christensen Arms Rifles with Code

eurooptic christensen arms 15% off sale code rifle carbon chassis
Excellent chassis rifles and hunting rigs, save 15% with discount

Christensen Arms (CA) makes very high-quality rifles with good barrels and excellent stocks and chassis. These are some of the best production rifles you can buy. The CA Modern Precision Rifle series features a very high-quality chassis with folding stock. Hunters will like the light-weight Ridgeline series with Carbon-Fiber wrapped barrel and available Titanium action. Use EuroOptic promo code SHOOT15 to save 15% on these and other CA rifles. However, you better act soon — his special promo code is a limited time offer.

2. Academy Sports — Cannon 65-Gun Safe, $799.99

Cannon large fire gunsafe safe vault
Save HUNDREDS on a BIG safe, this deal won’t last long!

Here’s a BIG gun safe at a great price. This large Cannon AP5540 safe is rated for 65 guns, but that’s for thin rifles with iron sights. In the real world you CAN hold 20+ scoped rifles and 20+ handguns with ease. The safe is 55″ high, 40″ wide, and 25″ deep. It weighs 465 pounds and boasts seven 4″ locking bolts. It ships with adjustable shelves, carpeted interior, and door organizers. It has a 30-minute fire rating with FIN fire seal. There is a fast electronic lock with a handy back-up key. This is a LOT of safe for the money.

3. Bruno’s — McMillan Stocks $50 Off Sale

bruno shooters supply mcmilland rifle stock Xit benchrest hunting fiberglass discount sale
Save $50 and avoid the wait for a quality McMillan Fiberglass stock

Right now at Bruno Shooters Supplies, McMillan Fiberglass Stocks in inventory have been discounted $50.00. If you need a top-grade stock, here’s your chance to save $50.00 and have your new stock delivered immediately (no wait). A large variety of stock designs are offered for competition, tactical, and hunting applications. Shown above are just a few of the nearly 30 stocks available now.

4. Locked & Loaded — Timney Trigger Blow-Out Sale

ammunition sale
Big Discounts on Timney triggers for bolt guns and ARs

Need a trigger for your next gun project, or plan to upgrade an existing rifle? Then consider a Timney. Right now Locked & Loaded has a variety of quality Timney triggers on sale. Save up to $90 with this December Timney Trigger Blow-out Sale. On sale are triggers for Rem 700s (and clones), for ARs, and for the SIG MPX.

5. Midsouth — LEE Automatic Case Primer (ACP) Press — $74.95

Lee precision automatic Case Primer A.C.P. ACP priming station bench tool
Speeds up priming, works well, case feeder $24 extra

The Lee Automatic Case Primer (ACP) is the world’s first automatic-feeding priming tool that does not need shell-holders. Cases are guided into position by a sliding “finger guide”. The “dead length” priming device ensures that rimers are seated uniformly without “feel” or adjustments required. This is very efficient and relatively easy, once the primers are loaded into the triangular tray. This ACP tool is on sale now at Midsouth for just $74.95, 20% off the regular price.

To increase output, there are various, affordable LEE ACP upgrades including the Lee Universal Case Feed Magazine ($23.79), Lee Case Feed Collator ($10.96), and Lee Roller Handle . In addition, the ACP can DE-PRIME cases efficiently with the inexpensive ($7.29) ACP depriming kit. SEE LEE ACP Product Info Sheet with all accessories.

6. Palmetto SA — CCI Blazer Brass 9mm Ammo, $19.99/50

cci 9mm luger 9x19mm brass case ammunition pistol ammo
Very good price on reliable, reloadable USA-made 9mm pistol ammo

We like CCI ammo — it is reliable and consistent. This reloadable CCI Blazer brass-cased 9mm Luger ammo has served us well for many practice sessions and IDPA matches. Right now, Palmetto State Armory has this 9mm ammo on SALE for just $19.99 per 50rd box. That works out to just $0.40/round — a great price these days.

7. MidwayUSA — Walker’s Alpha Power Electronic Muffs

Walker's electronic ear muffs hearing protection NRR
Excellent price and good NRR for electronic muffs

This is an outstanding deal for quality electronic earmuffs with a very good 26dB Noise Reduction Rating (NRR). These muffs are on sale for just $39.99, 50% off the regular price. Two hi-gain, omni-directional microphones pick up sound equally from all directions, which preservers and enhances your ability to hear. The Alpha Power’s sound dampening composite housing aids comfort and having a separate volume control for each ear is a big plus.. Users say these muffs are very comfortable and work well: “I still use ear plugs and the Walker’s [dual] volume control helps to hear range commands and communicate with other shooters.”

8. Brownells — CMMG .22 LR AR15 Bravo Conversion Kit, $179.99

.22 lr rimfire AR AR-15 conversion kit with magazine
Fast, easy AR15 rimfire conversion — save on ammo costs

If you shoot an AR15 in service rifle or tactical matches, it makes sense to train with rimfire ammo. First, .22 LR ammo is WAY cheaper than .223 Rem match ammo. (Rimfire ammo starts at about $0.10/rd.) Second, shooting .22 LR at 100 yards duplicates the wind drift of a .223 Rem at much longer ranges. Right now the CMMG Bravo Rimfire Conversion Kit (replacement bolt/carrier plus 10-rd magazine) is $179.99 at Brownells on sale. Or, for just $10 more ($189.99), you can get the CMMG .22 LR Bravo Conversion with THREE 25-rd rimfire magazines. NOTE: CMMG recommends Federal 36gr plated RN ammo for best performance. This CMMG kit is designed for Direct Impingement AR-15s only.

9. MidwayUSA — Hoppes Gun Vise and Cleaning Kit, $39.99

Hoppes gun vise free cleaning kit
Good basic gun vise at great price with bonus cleaning kit

The Hoppe’s Gun Vise is a good basic support for working on your firearms. Clamping brackets in the front and rear hold your rifle or shotgun securely without scratching. The vise is made out of a durable, chemical resistant polymer and has multiple compartments for your cleaning chemicals, tools, and accessories. Included with this vise is a 12-piece Cleaning Kit for rifles, pistols, and shotguns. Features include: Dual lockable no-scratch brackets, multiple compartments for tools, and adjustable feet.

10. Midsouth — Radians Outback Shooting Glasses, $5.88

radians outback shooting safety eyewear glasses
Quality name-brand shooting eyewear — buy multiples at this price

Every shooter needs eye protection EVERY TIME you go to the shooting range. Right now Midsouth has the good Radians clear Lens Outback Shooting Glasses for just $5.88. These ANSI Z87.1 Radians Shooting Glasses provide 99.9% UVA/UVB protection with the coated lenses. These offer excellent wrap-around protection and are fairly light and comfortable. A handy neck cord is included. With this low $5.88 price, you can buy 3 or 4 sets and keep spares for yourself and your shooting buddies.

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December 26th, 2021

Lens Reducer Keeps Your Eye Centered for Better Viewing

White Oak ghost ring lens reducer assembly

“Ever had trouble calling your shots? Everything looked and felt great and you swore it was a 10, but it came up as a wide 9? This may be a result of inconsistent eye placement behind the optic. Here’s an affordable solution to help you stay in the 10 Ring.” — Creedmoor Sports

White Oak ghost ring lens reducer assemblyHere is an interesting new product. This scope accessory attaches to the rear (ocular) lens on a scope. It has a center hole in the middle that can help get you on target faster, and get your eye exactly centered in the scope. That will eliminate certain parallax errors.

This scope accessory was invented by White Oak, which calls it a lens reducer assembly. This features a transparent lens with a chamfer around the center hole which acts as a ghost ring, centering your eye in middle of the optic. The transparent lens allows a full field of view so you can still see surrounding targets and target numbers. The lens is held in place by a Butler Creek lens cap.

White Oak’s unique “ghost ring” design allows a full field of view so you can still see surrounding targets and target numbers but acts as a ghost ring centering your eye in the hole, minimizing effects of parallax and helping you call your shots better.

The Lens Reducer Assembly is currently offered by Creedmoor Sports for these three optics PLUS other scopes which use the same Butler Creek Cover listed after each scope:

Konus XTC-30, $34.95, (Butler Creek #18 lens cover)
Weaver K-4, $34.95, (Butler Creek #09A lens cover)
Vortex PST 1-4, $34.95, (Butler Creek #14 lens cover)

White Oak ghost ring lens reducer assembly

To Install: Simply press the lens into the lens cap until it is against the shoulder inside the cap. It will be a snug fit, the snug fit ensures the hole is centered. Then install the lens cap on your scope as usual.

NOTE: Some folks may look at this and be concerned that the grayish chamfered ring will obscure vision. Yes and no. The actual “image” that comes through the scope is a very small-diameter circle of light (“exit pupil”) that will fit fully inside the small, unobscured, fully open circle. So if your head is properly centered there will be NO obstruction. However, if you get out of alignment, then, yes, you’ll see the gray chamfered area, just as you’d see the outside of a ghost ring sight.

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December 24th, 2021

Holiday Optics Sales at ScopeList.com — Save Up to 20%

scopelist holiday 2021 bargain scope optics sale discount

There is one day left before Christmas, but there are still bargains to be had. if you’re shopping for a new riflescope, you’re in luck. ScopeList.com is running a Holiday Sale on a variety of popular optics brands. Most sale prices are good through the end of the year. CLICK HERE for Special Bargains.

Here are the featured deals on ScopeList.com. However, there are many dozens of other optics products on sale — rifle scopes, red dot scopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, and more:

CLICK HERE. That will launch a PDF version of the sale flyer below. While viewing the PDF file, you can then click on individual sale items. You will also see rifles on sale.

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CLICK Sale Flyer to Launch Page with Product Links

SIG Sauer optics sale

Schmidt Bender Sale

Leica Binoculars Sale

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December 20th, 2021

Bargain Finder 326: 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. Natchez — Holiday Ammo Sale, Good Prices and Selection

ammunition sale
Big savings on pistol, rifle, and shotgun ammunition, with ample inventory

Finally we are starting to see substantial quantities of factory-loaded ammo at dealers. If you need loaded pistol, rifle, or shotgun ammunition, Natchez is now running a major Holiday Ammo Sale. You’ll find everything from .22 LR ammo to 12ga shot-shells all at discounted prices. This is a great chance to stockpile good ammo at reasonable prices.

2. Sportsman’s — Charles Daly 12ga Semi-Auto Shotgun, $269.99

charles daly shotgun sale

Interested in trap shooting or waterfowl hunting? Here’s a serious 12ga semi-auto shotgun for just $269.99 — a truly great deal. The Charles Daly Model 601 28″ Black 12ga Shotgun features a Beretta/Benelli Mobil Choke Tread MC-3 with IC, M, And F chokes. This is a lot of shotgun for the money. If you prefer a pump shotgun, Sportsman’s Warehouse also has the Charles Daly Model 301 12ga pump shotgun on sale. With a nice wood stock and forearm, the Model 301 at just $239.99 is a great bargain.

3. Graf & Sons — Major Year-End Sightron Optics Sale

sigthron sale
High quality scopes at 25% savings — Forum members praise Sightrons

Sightron scopes offer excellent performance for the price, and are used by successful competitors in many shooting disciplines. With a wide range of scope styles and power ranges, you can find a Sightron to fit your purpose — whether hunting, varminting, or competition. For a limited time, you can pick up a fine Sightron scope at major savings, during the Sightron sale at Graf’s. Through the end of the year, nearly all the Sightron scopes are 25% off, with a few discounted over 30%! Sightron spotting scopes and binoculars are also discounted up to 25%.

4. Midsouth — Hornady 500ct 6.5mm 140gr Bullets, $154.99

hornady bullets
Quality 6.5mm match bullets at a very good price

It’s tough to get match bullets at a big discount these days. If you shoot a 6.5 Creedmoor or 6.5×47 Lapua, check out the 500-count pack of Hornady 140gr 6.5/.264 match bullets on sale. These 6.5mm projectiles have a high BC plus Hornady’s Advanced Manufacturing Process (AMP) jackets. These bullets have performed well for PRS/NRL and Tactical competitors.

5. Amazon — RCBS Auto Priming Tool, $104.39

rcbs priming tool

Good bench-mounted priming option — durable and reliable

Seating your primers consistently is critical to proper ignition and good accuracy. A good choice for high-volume priming tasks is the RCBS Auto Priming Tool. It offers vertical primer feed plus plenty of leverage. This video from Brownells shows how the RCBS bench-mount priming tool works and how to install the primer tubes. This unit is set up for both large and small primers, with two primer rod assemblies and two primer feed tubes. The long, horizontal arm offers plenty of leverage and doesn’t cramp up your hand like some hand priming tools.

6. EuroOptic — Garmin GPS Watch Sale, Save up to $200

garmin watch sale
Save up to $200 on state-of-the-art Garmin GPS watches

Garmin Fenix watches are amazing — with remarkable functionality, including built-in GPS mapping. And right now at EuroOptic, you can get a variety Garmin Fenix 6 watches and save up to $200.00 off the regular price. These Fenix 6 GPS watches come preloaded with a wide array of specially-designed apps and features. If you are a hunter or outdoorsman, a GPS watch is a great asset — well worth the investment.

7. Creedmoor Sports — DLX Rifle Case 55″ or 60″, $119.95

Creedmoor Sports Long Rifle Case
Great cases for match rifles with long barrels

Protect those valuable match rifles during transport. Creedmoor’s Deluxe 55″ or 60″ rifle cases are some of the best soft-side gun cases you can buy, and now they are $30 off, on SALE. These deluxe cases are long enough for F-Class, Palma, and PRS rifles with long barrels. They are made from 1000 Denier Cordura and lined with nylon pack cloth with ample 1/2″ padding for rifle protection. Four large, padded exterior pockets (2 on each side) are great for carrying cleaning supplies, data books, wind meters, and ammo.

8. Amazon — Cleaning Kit with Three 40″ Rods, $49.99

cleaning rod
Versatile triple-rod kit that all use the same handle

Is it time for a new cleaning rod? Consider this 3-Rod cleaning kit for $49.99. This kit features three different-sized PVC-coated 40″ steel rods that all work with the supplied rolling bearing handle. That allows this system to cover a wide range of calibers from .22 up to 12 gauge. The kit also includes jags, brushes, and patches for different calibers. This kit includes a handy storage tube that holds all three rods. That can save space in your loading room.

9. Amazon — Ballistol Multi-Purpose Aerosol Lubricant/Protectant

ballistol lubricant sale
Very versatile aerosol lubricant and protective oil

We have been using Ballistol Aerosol for over 20 years now. This is a fairly unique product. It can help clean and preserve the metal parts on your firearms, PLUS it can be used for case cleaning and lubrication. Developed for the German Army which needed an oil that would lubricate, clean, and protect firearms, Ballistol is very versatile. It provides protection to steel — however, for long-term storage a true anti-corrosion product such as Eezox is best. We use aerosol Ballistol applied on a patch to clean carbon off case-necks after firing. For small cartridges it can also function as an effective case lube during reloading (spray on patch then wipe on case). NOTE: This can be used on wood and leather BUT test a small area first — it can change coloration on stocks and darken leather!

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December 14th, 2021

Great Deals on Guns, Optics, Ammo with GunDelio.com

Gundelio vortex optics discount sale

We know our readers like gun-related bargains. Our Monday Deals of the Week feature is usually the most popular article of the week. Well we’ve found another internet resource that can steer you to bargains on firearms, optics, reloading tools, ammo, bullets, brass and more. That resource is GunDelio.com.

The folks at GunTalk Media created GunDelio.com to help you save money when purchasing guns, ammo, and accessories. GunDealio.com finds current special offers, discounts, and promotions.

Here are nine notable bargains valid this week. There are dozens of more deals on the Gundelio.com website. You’ll want to check back regularly to find up-to-date listings of the best current bargains.

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December 13th, 2021

Bargain Finder 325: 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. Amazon — Frankford Intellidropper Scale/Dispenser, $195.46

frankford arsenal intellidropper
Fast, programmable, accurate dispenser at great price

The Frankford Arsenal Intellidropper is a high-quality powder scale dispenser. It’s accurate to +/- one-tenth of a grain, dispenses in seconds, and can be controlled by a handy mobile App that can store various charges weights for different cartridges. This unit has a 7000-grain capacity with both Auto and manual trickle capability. This price won’t last long, so act soon to get the Intellidropper for $195.46 on sale.

2. Brownells — Black Rifle Christmas Sale — Big Discounts

brownells AR AR15 uppers lowers receiver vortex scopes
Wide variety of AR uppers, lowers, accessories, magazines, and optics

For the next two weeks Brownells is running a Black Rifle Christmas promotion on AR related components, accessories, magazines, and optics. There are some good deals on complete uppers, and an interesting folding stock “self-contained” AR for $999.00. We also like the CMMG .22 LR conversion kit. Visit the Brownells Black Rifle Sale Page to see dozens of discounted products.

3. KYGUNCO — S&W M&P9 Shield EZ Range Bundle, $445.95

sightron sale
Good 9mm S&W pistol plus hard case, eye protection and muffs

For the Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm Shield pistol by itself, $445.95 is a good value. But you get more — a LOT more. This package includes a nice Plano hard case, Walker’s NRR 22 low profile ear muffs, Walker’s ANSI-certified shooting glasses, and even a pull-through cleaning cord. This great package deal is part of KYGUNCO’s 12 Days/Deals of Christmas.

4. MidwayUSA — Vortex Sale, Riflescopes and Spotting Scopes

vortex viper scope spotter razor sale bargain
Save 30-44% on Vortex Viper Scopes and Razor HD Spotters

As a holiday promotion, MidwayUSA has a large selection of Vortex Optics Riflescopes and Spotting Scopes on sale. Save up to 44% on scopes. The 6.5-20x44mm Viper HS is a steal right now at just $259.99, a 34% savings. And for long range varmint hunters the 5-25x50mm Viper PST RZR is hard to beat at $699.00 a 30% discount. There are also good deals on Vortex binoculars and Razor HD Spotting scopes.

5. Palmetto SA — S&W M&P15-22 Sport Rimfire Package, $429.99

smith wesson NRL22 .22 LR rimfire AR smallbore rifle discount palmetto
Good, reliable rimfire AR clone for NRL22 and cross-training

This Smith & Wesson AR-style M&P15-22 provides the fun of an AR15 with the low cost of rimfire ammo. This can work well for cross-training or NRL22 matches. The S&W M&P15-22 SPORT features a slim M-LOK handguard that easily accepts a variety of accessories without removing the handguard. The M&P15-22 SPORT comes standard with removable Magpul MBUS front and rear folding sights. This $429.99 package includes 3 magazines and a nice gun case.

6. Midsouth — Tipton Basic Gun Vise, $39.99

tipton gun vise basic cleaning
Durable, easy to move around, versatile — at great price

The original Tipton Gun Vise is ON SALE for just $39.99 at Midsouth. Great Deal — this sells for up to $59.99 elsewhere. This is a tough, versatile product you’ll use for years. This Editor has used one of these for more 16 years (with all sorts of rifles) and it is still going strong. This vise has handled everything from an 18″-barreled lever gun to a 32″-barreled F-Class rifle. The unit works well for many tasks: cleaning barrels, stock refinishing/bedding, scope mounting, trigger adjusting, bore-scoping barrels, and checking throat length with a Hornady OAL tool.

7. Midsouth — Aguila Super Extra .22 LR Ammo, $3.99 for 50rds

Aguila .22 LR rimfire 22LR ammo ammunition bargain
Decent .22 LR rimfire ammo at pre-Pandemic price

Well this is encouraging — $3.99 for a 50ct box of decent .22 LR rimfire ammo. We haven’t seen that kind of price in a long time. This Aguila Super Extra Hi-Vel (1255 fps) 40gr ammunition is decent training ammo for NRL22 matches or good fodder for fun plinking on reactive targets. Order soon before Midsouth sells out. This price works out to just 8 cents per round.

8. Browning — Gun Safe Rebate, save up to $100

browning safe vault gunsafe rebate holiday
Save $50, $75, or $100 on high-quality large Browning gun safes

Need a high-quality gun safe for your growing firearms collection> This Rebate offer from Browning can save you up to $100. Receive a manufacturer’s rebate of $50, $75, or $100 when you purchase a new, eligible Browning ProSteel safe at retail between November 22 and December 31, 2021.

9. Midsouth — Berry’s Tri-Can Ammo Carrier, $21.99

berrys tri-can carry case ammo
Very Handy New Product has Three Clear-Top Compartments

The Tri-Can Utility Box Carrier is on sale now at Midsouth. Choose either black containers or tan containers for the same $21.99 price (31% off the previous price). This Berry’s Tri-Can is a handy, versatile organizational tool that simplifies range trips. The tough injection molded plastic base and lids, rubber seal gaskets, and cam-lock latches keep contents safe. The Tri-Can boasts a strong, handy carry handle. The Tri-Can is made up of three translucent-lid containers with three internal compartments. If you need even more capacity, MTM offers a 5-can Ammo Crate system for $35.66.

CDNN Sports — Bore Squeeg-E 22 Cal – 12ga Cleaning Kit, $9.99

pistol rifle cleaning kit remington bushmaster bore squeeg-e
Compact cleaning kit for pistols, rifles, shotguns from .22 Cal to 12ga

Here’s a handy pack for gun cleaning on the go. NOTE: For quality match rifles we recommend using a one-piece cleaning rod with a fitted bore guide. But if you have ARs, pistols or shotguns that need a quick clean, this compact Remington/Bushmaster kit can do the job. The Bore Squeeg-E Cleaning System Kit contains cleaning tools for ARs, rifles, shotguns and handguns in .223/5.56mm, .308/7.62mm, .357/.380/.38/9mm, .44/.45 and 12/16/20/28GA. The compact canvas pack features quiet zipper pulls, and MOLLE mountable rear-velcro straps. There are rifle and handgun Pull Cables with T-pull handle.

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December 12th, 2021

Off-Set Scope Mount for Southpaw Shooter Who Uses Right Eye

offset scope base mount

offset scope base mountForum member Roy Bertalotto did a real nice off-set scope installation on a bolt gun to help a sight-challenged shooter. Roy explains: “A friend of mine shoots left-handed and has lost the sight in his left eye. I built him a scope mount so he can still shoot left-handed, but now use his right eye.” Roy’s fabrication work is impressive and we praise his efforts to help a fellow shooter stay in the game.

Roy bolted a plate to the existing scope rail on the top centerline of the Rem 700 action. This plate extends a few inches to the right. On the outboard end of the plate, Roy fitted a second scope rail, aligned with the bore. Weaver-based rings are then clamped to the outboard (right side) auxiliary rail.

offset scope base mount

offset scope base mount

Be Careful of Canting Issues with Offset Scope Installations
We’re pleased to see that Roy developed a solution for a shooter with an optical disability, but we want to stress that this is a specialized installation that can create some problems with point of impact shift if the gun is not maintained perfectly level. With the amount of horizontal offset (between the scope’s optical axis and the bore axis) built into this rig, if the rifle is canted, point of impact can shift rather dramatically. For a southpaw who is willing to adapt his/her shooting style, it may be better, in the long run, to learn to shoot right-handed if his/her right eye is the only good eye. Likewise, if a right-handed shooter can only see well through his left eye, he may benefit from learning how to hold the stock and work the trigger with his left hand. The shooter could still work the bolt with his non-trigger hand. Changing from right-hand to left-hand shooting (or vice-versa) may require a stock swap if the stock is not ambidextrous.

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December 9th, 2021

KYGUNCO 12 Days of Christmas Super Sale

Kygunco 12 days christmas sale bargain

VIEW Today’s Deals | VIEW ALL Christmas Deals at KYGUNCO

Kygunco 12 days christmas sale bargainThe popular gun supplies vendor KYGUNCO is running a big 12 Deals of Christmas Sale, with special bargains every day. Today is Day Seven of the promotion, and already there have been some very attractive bargains, with super deals on guns, optics, knives, ammo, game cameras and more. Check the site daily to see the best deals. Here are seven items that caught our attention:

Kygunco 12 days christmas sale bargain

Winchester camo wildcat .22 LR rimfire rifle sale

Kygunco 12 days christmas sale bargain

Kygunco 12 days christmas sale bargain

Kygunco 12 days christmas sale bargain

Kygunco 12 days christmas sale bargain

Kygunco 12 days christmas sale bargain


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December 6th, 2021

Bargain Finder 324: 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 — Major Year-End Sightron Optics Sale

sigthron sale
High quality scopes at 25% savings — Forum members praise Sightrons

Sightron scopes offer excellent performance for the price, and are used by successful competitors in many shooting disciplines. With a wide range of scope styles and power ranges you can find a Signtrong to fit your purpose — whether hunting, varminting, or competition. For a limited time, you can pick up a fine Sightron scope at major savings, during the Sightron sale at Graf’s. Through the end of the year, nearly all the Sightron scopes are 25% off, with a few discounted over 30%! Sightron spotting scopes and binoculars are also discounted up to 25%.

2. Midsouth — RCBS Rebel Master Reloading Kit, $389.99

rcbs master reloading kit sale
Awesome Deal — Save $100 now on full RCBS Reloading Package

If you are just getting started in hand-loading, the RCBS Rebel Master Reloading Kit offers everything you need to load pistol or rifle ammunition. This Rebel Master Kit includes: Rebel Single Stage Reloading Press, Uniflow-III Powder Measure, 1500 grain digital pocket scale, hand priming tool, Speer #15 manual, powder funnel, fold-up hex key set, accessory handle 2 with case neck brushes, primer pocket brushes, deburring tool, case loading block and case slick spray lube. Don’t hesitate — this week Midsouth has slashed the price of this kit by a full $100.00 — a 20% savings.

3. Midsouth — Lee APP Press & Lee Automatic Case Primer Sale

lee app priming sale
Lee APP Press and ACP perform specialized tasks superbly at low cost

The Lee APP and the Lee ACP both offer outstanding functionality for the price. The Lee APP (Automatic Processing Press) can efficiently handles many reloading tasks, including sizing and bullet seating. It’s a good choice for pistol calibers in particular. The Lee Automatic Case Primer (ACP) machine can decap and prime just about any pistol or rifle caliber on the market with ease. Both tool can speed up repetitive tasks dramatically, with a very modest investment. The Lee APP is on sale now at Midsouth for just $79.49 while the Lee ACP is $74.99 on sale.

4. Sportsman’s — Savage Axis XP Scope Combo, $314.99

savage rifle sale
Great deal on reliable hunting rifles complete with scopes

Right now at Sportsman’s Warehouse you can get quality hunting rifles complete with a 4-20x40mm scope for just $329.99 — a great deal. These Savage Axis XP rifles come in a wide range of popular chamberings including .223 Rem, .243 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, .270 Win, .308 Win, and .30-06 SPRG. The Savage Axis XP Scope Combo rifles feature a black synthetic stock and carbon steel, sporter-contour, button-rifled barrel. Each rifle includes a mounted and bore-sighted Bushnell 4-12x40mm scope.

5. Amazon — Frankford Universal Bullet Seating Die, $65.99

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 types. This clever bullet seating system includes 3 different stems and 9 sleeves allowing you to seat .224 to .338-caliber bullets with this one multi-caliber tool. 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.

6. Amazon — Frankford Arsenal Folding Reloading Stand, $144.75

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Very handy folding bench can handle multiple tasks

Not everybody has a dedicated reloading room. For those with limited space here is a good option. The Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Reloading Stand can handle a press and a powder measure at the same time. This highly adaptable bench also features collapsible shelves that create more space and tuck away for easy storage. When folded, this reloading stand can fit in a closet or a RV storage compartment.

7. Midsouth — Nosler 6.5 Creedmoor Brass 100ct, $94.99

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Good quality brass available while premium brands out of stock

Here’s good deal for those who shoot the ultra-popular 6.5 Creedmoor chambering. Quality Nosler 6.5 Creedmoor brass is on sale now at $94.99 for 100 cases. That’s a pretty good deal when you consider that many other good brands of 6.5 Creedmoor brass are out of stock nearly everywhere. This Nosler brass will work well for hunters and PRS/NRL shooters.

8. Amazon — Digi-Sense Temperature Strips 10pk, $22.36

barrel temperature strips
Extend barrel life by monitoring temps with stick-on strips

Knowing how hot your barrel is getting is critical to maintaining a healthy barrel and getting the most out of your gun. Monitoring barrel heat is important when doing load development, when shooting in competition, and when varminting. We recommend placing adhesive temp-monitor strips on your valuable barrels. These Digi-Sense Reversible 7-Point Horizontal 86-140F temperature stickers have worked well for our staffers. Simply apply the strip on the barrel close to your action and you can quickly see your barrel temp.

9. 5.11 Tactical — Range Master Backpack Set 33L, $94.49

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Quality specialized backpacks and cases for shooters on sale

Here’s a good way to haul your gear to the range. The 33L 5.11 Tactical Range Master Backpack Set holds handguns, spotting scopes, ammo, wind meters, and other gear. This 5.11 Backpack Set comes complete with companion pistol case and two smaller zip-top carriers, providing multiple ways to organize your pistols, ammo, mags, holster, and other gear. The large case will hold the included Single Pistol Case, and included small and medium Range Master pouches. The large case features external MOLLE web strips.

10. Amazon — Allnice Digital Calipers, $19.99

Allnice Digital Caliper 0-6 calipers
Effective digital read-out 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 $19.99 Allnice Digital Calipers fill the bill. These calipers feature 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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December 4th, 2021

New-for-2022 Products from Shooting Industry Magazine

Shooting Industry SHOT Show new products 2021

See All NEW-for-2022 Products (Part One) »

Starting in December 2021, Shooting Industry Magazine will present a major, three-part 2022 New Product Showcase. This major product feature will highlight products from more than 100 manufacturers with the first 58 featured in the December 2021 New Product Showcase. Look for Part II in January 2022 and Part III in February 2022. CLICK HERE for full Current Issue of Shooting Industry Magazine.

RCBS ChargeMaster Supreme (with BlueTooth)

Shooting Industry SHOT Show new products 2021

The new RCBS ChargeMaster Supreme combines precision with automatic adjustments and Bluetooth compatibility. This machine features a proprietary learning mode using a unique feedback loop and algorithms to automatically adjust dispensing speeds and stop points. This two-minute process allows the Supreme to learn the unique characteristics of the powder being dispensed. Once complete, normal-sized charges typically dispense in less than 15 seconds. Bluetooth compatibility allows the user to dispense charges and operate the dispenser hands-free from their phone with the newly redesigned RCBS App. The App also offers a virtual reloading bench, a comprehensive load data log and access to the technical service team to help answer questions. The ChargeMaster Supreme boasts 0.1-grain accuracy and a 1,500-grain load-cell capacity.

CZ-USA SP-01 Competition Pistols, Red and Blue

Shooting Industry SHOT Show new products 2021

The new SP-01 Competition Red & Blue pistols from CZ-USA feature 4.6″ cold hammer-forged barrels, competition hammers, and lighter recoil springs. Atop the slide, a fiber optic front sight and serrated rear sight provide precise aiming in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Milled grooves on the forward and rear of the slide enhance the shooter’s grip while racking. Custom aluminum grips in metallic red or blue add a sporty look to the pistol’s classic design while checkering improves control during the heat of the match. Matching +4 mag bases add extra ammo capacity for a total capacity of 22 rounds. An under-barrel rail accepts an array of accessories from lights to lasers.

Zeiss LRP S5 First Focal Plane Scopes

Zeiss LRP S5 First Focal Plane Scopes
Zeiss LRP S5 First Focal Plane Scopes

The all-new ZEISS LRP S5 Series first focal plane riflescopes consists of two models — LRP S5 318-50 and LRP Sr 525-56 — and are available in four unique configurations with 34mm main tubes. The long-range riflescopes include high-performance optics, highly repeatable, precise and tactile turrets; and a daytime visible illuminated reticle. Models are available in either MRAD or MOA. The optical design utilizes ZEISS Fluoride lens elements, SCHOTT glass and ZEISS’s proprietary T-Star lens coatings for optimum color fidelity, image brightness, exceptional resolution and edge-to-edge sharpness within the entire field-of-view. With the External Locking Windage Turret (ELWT), the user can pull out on the locking collar, make necessary adjustments and then lock-in the selected setting.

Faxon Firearms Receiver Kit for Ruger 10/22

Shooting Industry SHOT Show new products 2021

Faxon Firearms is now offering its Receiver Kit for the Ruger 10/22. The kit includes a receiver (6061-T6 aluminum, black hardcoat anodized), chromoly steel V-block, V-block screws and a rubber bolt buffer. The 10/22 Receivers are compatible with all Ruger OEM 10/22 non-takedown components, all Faxon Rimfire Barrels for 10/22, most aftermarket chassis and many aftermarket barrels and internals designed to work with OEM, non-takedown receivers.

Christensen Arms Ridgeline Scout Rifle (under 6 lbs.)

Shooting Industry SHOT Show new products 2021

With its 16″ barrel, the lightweight, compact Ridgeline Scout rifle from Christensen Arms is optimized for certain hunting situations, such as when shooting from a ground blind or treestand. It also works great as a truck gun. The Ridgeline Scout features a black-Nitride coated action, 0-MOA optic rail, barricade stop, 10-round AICS drop-box magazine and a flat-shoe Trigger Tech trigger. The barreled action fits in a modern tan and black carbon fiber composite Sporter stock. Weighing 5.9 lbs., the rifle is available in four chamberings: .300 BLK, .223 Rem., 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win. All chambering have a 16″ muzzle-threaded barrel that will handle a suppressor. OAL is 37.5″.

Modwall 9 Gun Combo Pack from Tactical Wall

Shooting Industry SHOT Show new products 2021

The ModWall gun-storage solution from Tactical Walls is easy to install and durable. The 9-Gun Combo Pack includes: two Modwall panels, one horizontal rifle rack, two AR-15 hangers (one left- and one right-pointing) one horizontal shotgun rack, one horizontal rail rack; two double-stack pistol hangers (one right/one left); two Hide-a-Mags; one large shelf, one shotgun shell holder; and two flashlight hangers. Overall dimensions are 49″L x 23″W x 5″D.

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November 29th, 2021

Bargain Finder 323: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder Sale Discount Savings

CYBER MONDAY Special Edition

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 ChargeMaster Lite Scale/Dispenser, $179.99

rcbs chargemaster lite sale
Save on this very popular Scale/Dispenser with this special Cyber Weekend price. The price goes back to $234.99 on Tuesday!

Here’s a killer Cyber Monday deal — but you better grab this right away, the price goes up $55 tomorrow! The RCBS ChargeMaster Lite is one of the most popular electronic powder scale/dispensers for good reason. Featuring an easy-to-use digital keypad, large powder hopper, accuracy to +/- one-tenth of a grain, and good reliability, this machine will help you load more accurate charges AND save time.

2. KYGUNCO — Stevens 12ga Defensive Shotguns under $220

kygunco stevens model 320 12 ga shotgun home defense pump
Rugged 12ga Pump shotguns with nice features at crazy low prices

Stevens makes good, reliable shotguns. Here is a great opportunity to grab a good 12ga defensive shotgun with nice features for under $220. Choose the Stevens 320 Security with Ghost Ring Sights for $198.44 (cash price) or the Stevens 320 Security with pistol grip, heat shield, and scope rail for $219.72 (cash price). Note, these are Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals and the price may go up.

3. Harbor Freight — 8-Drawer Wood Tool Chest, $84.99

AccurateShooter Deals of week bargain discount savings Wood Tool Chest Harbor Freight
Handsome wood chest is great for holding small tools

This Wood Tool Chest makes a great addition to your reloading room. The eight (8) drawers can hold the many small tools and accessories used for hand-loading, such as bushings, shims, uniforming tools, mandrels, neck-turners and more. A deeper top compartment (under the lid) holds wrenches and other larger tools. The price is just $84.99 at Harbor Freight. A lockable sliding wood panel fits in place to cover the drawers when not in use. This locking panel also secures the drawers during transport.

4. Midsouth — Aguila Super Extra .22 LR Ammo, $3.99 for 50rds

Aguila .22 LR rimfire 22LR ammo ammunition bargain
Decent .22 LR rimfire ammo at pre-Pandemic price

Well this is encouraging — $3.99 for a 50ct box of decent .22 LR rimfire ammo. We haven’t seen that kind of price in a long time. This Aguila Super Extra Hi-Vel (1255 fps) 40gr ammunition is decent training ammo for NRL22 matches or good fodder for fun plinking on reactive targets. Order soon before Midsouth sells out. This price works out to just 8 cents per round.

5. MidwayUSA — Tipton Best Gun Vise + Wheeler Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set, both for $84.99

tipton best gun vise wheeler gunsmithing screwdriver set
Outstanding gun vise PLUS a 43-piece gunsmithing driver set

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

6. Creedmoor — Radians Vertex Nano Electronic Earplugs, $89.95

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Electronic plugs protect hearing while keeping range commands audible

Radians’ advanced Vertex Nano electronic earplugs provide responsive NRR 25 hearing protection. Fast 0.02 second-reaction time protects against loud gunshots and other impulse noises. With these Electronic Earplugs, Radians includes TWO full sets of batteries. Creedmoor’s Brent Books notes: “The most popular hearing protection we had at the National Matches this year was the Radians Vertex Nano Electronic Earplugs. These are what I personally use because they don’t get in the way like muffs do, I’m able to hear range commands and folks speaking to me, and they’re comfortable. The 2 modes for standard and enhanced amplification and easy on and off make them perfect for any scenario. Just be sure to roll the foam tightly before inserting … to make a good seal and pop the battery cover before putting away.”

7. Big Shot Tumblers — FREE Shipping through December 5, 2021

Big Shot Tumblers free shipping black friday sale F-Class John
GREAT for high-volume wet or dry tumbling, now with FREE shipping

Forum member F-Class John offers the superb, high-capacity Big Shot Tumblers in two high-capacity sizes, BST-40 and BST-60. These Big Shot Tumblers put lesser machines to shame. If you regularly tumble large quantities of cases (wet OR dry), you should definitely get a Big Shot Tumbler. These start at $380 for the 40-lb capacity BST-40 model. Now through 12/5/2021, you can get FREE SHIPPING on your orders. Use coupon Code BIGSHIP during check-out.

8. PSA/Bear Insurance — Free AR Lower with Insurance Policy

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Free AR-15 Lower with purchase of gun liability policy

Here is an interesting offer from Right To Bear Insurance which provides legal protection to gun owners. Insurance Plans provide multi-State Civil/Criminal defense liability coverage starting at $115 per year. As a Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotion, Right to Bear is offering a free PSA AR-15 lower with a new policy (first 10k policies). Alternatively, the company will provide a $40 credit with Palmetto State Armory (PSA).

9. Amazon — Jialitte Scope Bubble Level, $10.99

Scope Optic bubble level 30mm 1
Great price for handy product every rifle shooter can use

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.

10. Amazon — Silicone Gun Socks with Multiple Sizes, From $4.74

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

Winter is here, so many folks will soon stow their guns away for months until spring. Sadly, some folks put guns in a safe only to find rust on them months later. Avoid rust and corrosion by using these Lockdown silicone treated socks. Offered in assorted sizes for pistols, rifles, and shotguns, prices range from $4.74 (pistol) to $13.40 (scoped rifle). That’s a modest investment for guns worth thousands. We also recommend using Eezox or other good corrosion inhibitor on metal parts plus a Goldenrod inside the safe.

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November 29th, 2021

Cyber Monday Deals — Quick-Links to 20 Vendors with SALES

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Cyber Monday may be the best day of the year to find bargains on computers, TVs, smartphones, and other digital/electronic products. But it’s also a good shopping days for guns, optics, reloading equipment, hunting gear, and other shooting-related products. Here are links to 20 companies all running special Cyber Monday discounts and/or free shipping.

Don’t hesitate. Some of these deals are for today only. Other discount programs run through the week.

CLICK Links Below to Visit Vendor Sale Pages


Area419

Brownells

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Aero Precision

Bereli.com

KYGUNCO

Rainier Arms

Optics Planet

Guns.com

Sportsmans Guide

EuroOptic

Creedmoor Sports

Palmetto State Armory

Dvor

Primary Arms

Trueshot Gun Club

Buck Knives

5.11 Tactical

Daniel Defense

Beretta

Among the many Cyber Monday offers, Creedmoor Sports is offering FREE shipping on $149+ orders through December 6, 2021. This FREE Shipping can save you plenty with larger, heavier and bulky items.

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Brownells has special Cyber Monday Discount Codes that can save you big bucks on most of the products in stock. But act soon — these Codes expire 11/29/2021 at 11:59 pm CST.

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November 24th, 2021

Pre-Black Friday and Cyber Week Deals — Save Hundreds

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Many gun gear makers and online vendors are offering great bargains right now through “Pre-Black Friday” promotions. Popular online stores are offering big discounts on a large inventory selection — in some cases, everything in stock is discounted 10%, 15%, even 25%.

Traditionally, a host of major sales commence on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. However, some major Black Friday Week promotions that are already underway today, November 24th, 2021. You’ll find super deals on firearms, reloading tools, optics, shooting accessories, and more. Most of the offers shown below are active right now, or start on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. We will release another Sale Spotlight tomorrow for deals that begin on Black Friday.

EuroOptic Black Friday/Cyber Week Savings — Major Discounts

Primary Arms pre black friday cyber monday thanksgiving sale

EuroOptic is offering special Cyber Week savings on scopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, and laser rangefinders from major brands including Schmidt & Bender, SIG Sauer, Crimson Trace, Eotech and more. In addition, you’ll find discounts on Vortex, Leupold, and other brands. And not just optics are on sale — there are Cyber Week discounts on Kimber pistols, Timney triggers, Garmin gear, and SilencerCo suppressors. CLICK HERE to see ALL the EuroOptic deals.

Primary Arms Pre-Black Friday Sale

EuroOptic Kahles Vortex sig sauer holosun Crimson Trace schmidt bender optics pre black friday cyber monday thanksgiving sale

Save on AR lowers, uppers, optics, triggers, .22 LR AR conversion kits, cleaning kits, backpacks and more. Primary Arms has discounted nearly all Aero Precision products. Plus Primary Arms has complete Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 rimfire AR clones for $379.99 — that’s $70 off the regular price.

Palmetto State Armory — Pre-Black Friday Sales

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Palmetto State Armory (PSA) has already kicked off a major Black Friday week sale. If you are shopping for an AR lower, upper, or magazines, this is the first place to look. PSA also has very attractive pricing on handguns for carry or competition.

Precision Reloading — Bullets, Brass, Presses, and Dies on Sale

RCBS Redding Hornady Starline Precision Reloading pre black friday cyber monday thanksgiving sale

Precision Reloading has discounted Hornady bullets, Redding dies, RCBS presses, RCBS ChargeMaster Lites, RCBS priming tools, Redding presses, Lyman tools, Starline brass, and more. This is a great opportunity to get a good press and quality dies for your next gun project.

Creedmoor Sports — Pre-Black Friday Savings on Many Products

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Creedmoor Sports is running a big Thanksgiving Week Sale with significant savings on dozens of popular items including signature Creedmoor Sports shooting coats, shooting mats, carts, rifle cases, scope stands, and much more. There are also big discounts on Sightron and Hi-Lux optics, electronic hearing protection, reloading tools, and other hardware. CLICK HERE to see all products on sale now.

Walmart — Hewlett Packard Core i3 Windows Laptop, $279.00

HP i3 i5 Core Hewlett Packard HP 15.6
GREAT price for HP laptop with Windows 10 and very fast SSD

Here is a killer pre-Black Friday deal at Walmart. Get a fine Hewlett Packard (HP) 15.6″ Laptop computer with Windows 10 software for just $279.00! This HP features a fast Intel i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of super-fast SSD storage, plus FREE Windows 11 upgrade. With this device you can can monitor a shot-marker, record match results, and access load data at the range. NOTE: If you prefer a faster processor, Walmart also offers a similar HP laptop for $379.00 with Intel i5 processor, Windows 11, and 8GB RAM/250GB SSD.

Sportsman’s Warehouse — Early Access Black Friday Sale

black friday sale discount Crimson trace hunting optics sale

Sportsman’s Warehouse is running an “Early Access” Sale with major discounts on firearms, hunting gear, outdoor clothing, and optics. You’ll find great deals on scopes, rangefinder, and binoculars from Vortex, Nikon, Crimson Trace, Leupold, SIG Sauer and other top brands. You can save up to $500 on Crimson Trace scopes. If you want even bigger savings, CLICK HERE for a preview of the featured Black Friday sale items starting 11/26/2021.

Longshot — Big Cyber Days Savings on LR Target Cameras

longshot target cameras UHD long range cyber days black friday sale

Longshot makes the best long range target cameras on the market. These offer great image quality and unrivaled range. In addition, Longshot offers a cool system that works with spotting scopes, allowing you to video-record your strings and even score shots. Right now you can save $100.00 on the superb Longshot LR-3 UHD system with 2-mile range. Save up to $250.00 on multi-camera systems.

Big Shot Tumblers — FREE Shipping through December 5, 2021

Big Shot Tumblers free shipping black friday sale F-Class John

Forum member F-Class John offers the superb, high-capacity Big Shot Tumblers in two high-capacity sizes, BST-40 and BST-60. These Big Shot Tumblers put lesser machines to shame. If you regularly tumble large quantities of cases, you should definitely get a Big Shot Tumbler. These start at $380 for the 40-lb capacity BST-40 model. Now through 12/5/2021, you can get FREE SHIPPING on your orders. Use coupon Code BIGSHIP during check-out.

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November 22nd, 2021

Bargain Finder 322: Accurate Shooter’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 ChargeMaster Lite Scale/Dispenser, $234.49

chargemaster lite sale
Save $30 or more on this very popular Scale/Dispenser

Dispensing very accurate powder charges is critical for precision reloading. One of the most popular electronic powder scale/dispensers is the ChargeMaster Lite. Featuring an easy-to-use digital keypad, large powder hopper, accuracy to +/- one-tenth of a grain, the ChargeMaster Lite will help you load more accurate charges AND save time.

2. Sportsman’s WHSE — Savage 110 Switchback Rifle, $499.99

savage rifle sale
Excellent choice for hunting rifle, with nice, adjustable stock

Savage produces good, accurate rifles at attractive prices. If you are looking for a new hunting rig, consider the Savage 110 Switchback bolt action rifle. Available in many of the most popular hunting chamberings, the Savage Switchback features an ergonomic stock with adjustable length of pull, a one-piece +20 MOA rail, and a flush-fit muzzle brake. These are featured-packed hunting rifles at a good price.

3. Midway — 10% OFF Qualifying Optics (Many Brands)

optics scope sale
Large selection of big name optics on sale with Bonus 10% Discount

Right now Midway has a wide variety of quality scopes on sale, with big discounts shown with RED Sale Prices. Plus if you use Code optics111721 during checkout, you will get an additional 10% Off ALL qualifying optics. Choose from many top optics brands including Vortex, Leupold, Sightron, Holosun, and more. You’ll find everything from simple red-dots up to high-magnification competition scopes. In addition, binoculars and rangefinders are on sale as well. To get 10% Off use Code optics111721.

4. Lock & Loaded — EAA Girsan MC9 Pistol with Red Dot, $491.85

girsan pistol sale
Impressive 9mm for Action Pistol matches, with Red Dot

We love finding deals on high-quality pistols that can be used for competition and defense. A great example is the EAA Girsan MC9 9mm pistol. With its 17rd high-capacity magazine, interchangeable backstraps, ported slide, and included Red Dot sight the EAA MC9 is match ready. Priced at under $500, this is a great deal on a sophisticated 9mm handgun that can win matches.

5. Cabela’s — SIG Kilo 2200 BDX Laser Rangefinder, $279.97

sig sauer sale
Quality laser rangefinder that communicates with BDX scopes

Knowing the distance to your target or game is critical for safe and effective shots. The SIG Sauer KILO 2200 BDX Rangefinder is a very good LRF for the price. With the industry’s fastest digital signal processor, this Kilo 2200 BDX rangefinder delivers near-instantaneous rangings. This “smart” rangefinder also communicates with BDX-enabled scopes, showing range and holdover points in your BDX scope’s reticle. SIG Sauer states that the KILO 2200 BDX can reliably range deer out to 1000 yards, trees to 1400 yards, and reflective targets way out to 2,200 yards.

6. Creedmoor Sports — MTM Wind Flag, $19.95

shooting flag sale
Effective wind reading tool at a fraction of the price of other wind flags

Serious benchrest competitors always employ wind flags. And even when you are doing load development or practicing, it makes sense to have your own flags. Wind flags provide a constant “read” of current wind angles. This will help you stay on target. And watching the flag will quickly improve your understanding of wind patterns. If you are looking for a simple, affordable wind flag, the MTM Wind Reader Shooting Range Flag is a bargain at just $19.99, including stake-type support and tail ribbon. This MTM wind flag is easy to set up and it stores flat for transport.

7. Amazon — Magpul Rifle Bipod, $99.80 – $115.02

magpul bipod sale
Strong, versatile bipod with M-LOK and Picatinny options

The Magpul Bipod is an excellent, mid-priced general purpose bipod which can be used on anything from PRS rigs to hunting rifles. This sturdy bipod features spring-tension legs that stow neatly forward and lock into place. The leg extensions slide and lock securely with the push of a button on seven half-inch spaced locking detents. Amazon’s Magpul Bipod prices start at $99.80, varying with color and attachment options (M-LOK, 1913 Picatinny, A.R.M.S. 17S, Sling Stud QD).

8. Amazon — Caldwell Handgun Shooting Rest, $45.89

caldwell rifle rest sale
Well-designed, stable pistol rest, at a great price

When you’re testing the accuracy of any kind of handgun, it’s important to have a stable support. Consider the Caldwell Matrix Adjustable Shooting Rest. This ambidextrous rest is designed with a wobble-free front cradle plus padded support for the bottom of the pistol grip. It is easily adjusted With a spring-loaded tension mechanism and height adjustment knob. NOTE: This versatile rest features a removable rear section with V-cradle for a rifle buttstock. This allows the rest to be used with a rifle. However it is primarily designed for handgun use.

9. ShootSteel.com — 35% Off Steel Targets with Code

caldwell rifle rest sale
Use Code IMPACT to save 35% on steel targets

Shooting reactive steel targets is fun. And now you get get a whopping 35% off quality targets from SteelTargets.com. With this early Black Friday Deal, with Code IMPACT you can save 35% on a wide variety of tough AR500/550 steel targets including poppers, dueling trees, silhouettes, Texas Stars, speed racks, rimfire racks, and more. For the larger complex targets, this promo can save you over $300! In addition, surplus 1/2″ AR500 steel is 40% off with no code required. All orders over $350 ship FREE.

10. KYGunco — Anderson AM-15 Lower, $38.99

ar-15 lower sale
Super low price on a good AR-15 lower receiver

With Federal politicians threatening new gun regulations, you may want to get your “black rifle” while you still can. If you don’t want to purchase a complete AR-platform rifle at this time, consider just getting the lower receiver — the key serialized part purchased through an FFL. One of the best current deals is the Anderson AM-15 No Logo Lower Receiver currently selling for just $38.99. This anodized aluminum lower receiver can be finished with the fire-control group, grip, and stock of your choice, all sold separately.

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