January 31st, 2017

Plinker’s Plenitude — 325 Rimfire Rounds for $19.99

Federal Bulk Pack .22 LR Rimfire ammo sale Cabelas.com

In the recent past, it was hard to find .22 LR rimfire ammo for plinking and fun shooting at affordable prices. Now that’s changing. Supply is catching up with demand so prices are starting to return to pre-hoarding levels. Here’s a great deal if you need good basic fodder for fun plinking and plate shooting. We’ve tried this copper-nosed .22LR rimfire ammo in pistols, boat-action rifles, and semi-auto rifles and it functioned fine. Hard to beat this price — $19.99 for 325 rounds with no limit on the amount you can purchase. Buy some and have a plinkin’ party for the who family next time you head to the range.

This Federal Value Pack contains 325 rounds of reliable .22 LR rimfire ammo loaded with 36-grain hollow-point bullets, suitable for target shooting and plinking. Item: IK-217964

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April 24th, 2015

Get Reactive — Target Holders for Clay Birds

Reactive targets are fun — a nice change of pace compared to punching paper. We know many guys like busting clay birds with rifles at 300 yards and beyond. This is good training for a varmint safari, as a clay pigeon is roughly the same size as a well-fed prairie dog. However, clays make better rifle targets if you can get them up off the ground. When placed on a berm they don’t shatter as dramatically. Birchwood Casey has a new product that makes “clay-busting” more fun.

Clay pigeon target bird holder stack MTM Birchwood Casey

The new Rigid™ Clay Holder Stand from Birchwood Casey features an A-frame design that sets up quickly and easily. The stand is constructed of heavy cardboard and should withstand multiple trips to the range. The die-cut holes will hold eight standard size clay targets on one side and four on the other. The Rigid Clay Holder Stand folds flat for easy storage and transport and comes packaged with three sheets of Shoot-N-C® 1″, 2″ and 3″ targets. Birchwood Casey’s clay target holder sells for a suggested retail price of $7.60. (At that prices you can afford to buy a few spares.)

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January 27th, 2014

LaserLyte Plinking Cans Jump When Hit By Laser Beams

laserlyte plinking cans

Snow on the ground? Can’t go shooting outside? Here’s one way to have fun indoors while practicing your aiming skills. LaserLyte offers a set of three cans equipped with laser-activated “kickers” on the base. When a laser hits the can in the right spot the can topples over. The laser activates a solenoid that releases a spring-loaded plunger. To reset the cans, simply stand them up and depress the plunger.

Watch Laserlyte Plinker Training Cans:

The LaserLyte® Laser Plinking Can Set is sold in a three-pack with three 9V batteries included. One battery will tip the can over about 8,000 times. Watch the video to see how it works. This would be fun with kids (just follow safe practices with the laser beams).

laserlyte plinking cans

To direct a laser at the plinking cans, you’ll need a firearm fitted with an in-barrel laser (instead of live ammo). Or, alternatively, you can use the blue plastic LaserLyte training pistol ($54.95). For actual handguns, you can use the universal LT-Pro laser module, or a caliber-specific unit that fits the chamber of your gun. The blue training pistol is designed to work with the LT-Pro universal module, as you can see in the video below, a field test by Gunsandammo.com. The testers noted that the cans may be sensitive to very bright light sources.

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December 29th, 2011

New ‘Quiet-22′ Rimfire Ammo from CCI — Just 68 dB of Noise

CCI quiet-22 Rimfire ammunitionHow would you like to be able to shoot a rimfire rifle or pistol that only makes 25% as much noise as a standard .22 LR gun? And no, we’re not talking about a suppressor-equipped firearm. CCI claims that its new Quiet-22 rimfire ammo “generates one-quarter the perceived noise level of standard velocity .22 LR rounds.” So this stuff is very quiet indeed, and it’s also affordable — a 50-round box sells for under $4.00 at major online vendors.

CCI’S 710 fps Quiet-22 Ammo only produces 68 Decibels (dB) of sound at the shooter’s ear (compared to 132-139 dB for a standard .22LR). How do we put that in perspective? Consider this: 68-70 dB is the noise level inside a typical family sedan cruising at 70 mph. For additional comparisons, a typical alarm clock ringer produces 80 dB of noise, while a hair dryer can deliver 90 dB. The sound levels at rock concerts can top 115 dB, and a chain saw can hit 125 dB.

To achieve its low sound levels, CCI’s Quiet-22 ammo sacrifices both speed and energy. Rated velocity is just 710 fps, and the 40gr LRN bullet only has about 36 ft-lbs of energy at 100 yards. So this ammo may not be a great choice for varminting, except for very small prey. On the other hand the ammo could be ideal for short-range plinking and fun shooting. For paper punching, CCI notes that Quiet-22 ammo offers better performance than an air rifle with similar noise levels. CCI’s Quiet-22 Ammo may also be perfect for areas where shooting is allowed, but noise pollution is a concern.

CCI quiet-22 Rimfire ammunition

Do You Need To Wear Muffs?
CCI says you can shoot this ammo without hearing protection. The 68 dB report of this ammo is well below the 85 dB(A) noise level at which OSHA requires hearing protection in the workplace. However, remember that, when you’re at a range with other shooters, you must shield your ears from the noise produced by other firearms. So even if you use Quiet-22 ammo, you’ll need muffs/plugs if other shooters nearby are using conventional rimfire and centerfire ammo.

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April 18th, 2011

Buy CCI Rimfire Ammo, Get Free Spinner Target

Here’s a nice offer if you have youngsters in the family who enjoy plinking with rimfire rifles and pistols. Now through May 31, 2011, if you purchase at least two (2) boxes of CCI® Rimfire Ammunition, you can get a FREE Champion® .22 Single Spinner Target worth $10.50. What’s the catch? Well you MUST send in a form, proof of purchase, and $3.95 for shipping and handling. So, figure you’re getting the spinner for four bucks.

Click HERE for Spinner Target Promo Coupon (PDF)

CCI Rimfire Promo

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