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June 22nd, 2007

Disabled Shooters to Compete in Air Gun Events

This summer, the NRA and major sponsor Beeman Precision, is sponsoring a series of matches for marksmen with disabilities. This 4-event series, the Beeman Grand Prix Air Gun Tour, commenced June 2nd in Palmyra, PA at the Appalachian Wheelchair Games. Three more matches are scheduled.

Beeman Precision Airguns

On June 28-29, aptly named Nitro, WV will host the WV Wheelchair Shooting Championships. Three weeks later, on July 20-21, the Fresno Wheelchair Shooting Championship will be held in Fresno, CA. Lastly, the Glenda Horton Memorial Finals will take place August 21-25 at New Braunfels, TX. We wish all competitors good luck in these events, and applaud the NRA and Beeman for providing this competitive opportunity for disabled shooters. For more info, call NRA Disabled Shooting Services at (703) 267-1495.

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One great thing about the shooting sports is that disabled persons can not only participate, but, in many disciplines, they can compete on an equal basis with “normal” shooters, and even grab their share of trophies.

We applaud all those with disabilities who enjoy the shooting sports–whether their interest be prone shooting, F-Class, air rifle, or bullseye pistol. At left is John Campbell, a Britisher who participated in the U.S. F-Class Championships earlier this year. Though wheelchair bound, John remains an outstanding marksman who more than holds his own in tough international competition.

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June 22nd, 2007

Remington Rebate Campaign Announced

Remington Arms Co. Fall Rebate

In an effort to reduce inventory (and expand its customer base), Remington Arms Co. announced a major product rebate campaign to commence August 1, 2007. Remington’s “Load Up on Savings” campaign will be the largest firearms-related consumer rebate program ever offered in a single season. (This is one of the first major moves by the new executive team recently installed at Remington by Cerberus Capital Management, Remington’s parent holding company.)

Remington hopes the promotion will stimulate sales during the fall and winter hunting seasons, as rebates will be offered on purchases from Aug. 1 through Dec. 31, 2007. A full list of rebate-eligible products (including rifles, shotguns, and ammo) will be posted on the Remington website. Our readers will be most interested in the following offers:

$50 rebate on Rem Model 700 and Model Seven Bolt Action Rifles (700 SPS™ and 700 ADL™).

$30 rebate on Rem Model 700 SPS, Model 700 ADL, Model 770, Model 710 and Model 715 Bolt Action Rifles.

$30 rebate on Model 798 and Model 799 Mauser Action Rifles.

$30 rebate on Model 870 Express Pump Action Shotguns.

Ammo: There will also be rebates on shotgun and rifle ammunition, including Express Core-Lokt ammo.

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June 22nd, 2007

Nice High-Capacity Soft Case on Sale

These days, many varmint hunters outfit their rigs much like long-range benchrest guns. You’ll find long barrels with muzzle brakes, “long-wheelbase” stocks with wide fore-ends, and big optics (such as the NightForce NXS) with tall “target” turrets. That all adds up to a pretty sizeable package, particularly if you throw a bipod on the front end. Most soft rifle cases won’t fit these modern jumbo varmint rifles very well. The cases are too short and don’t have enough clearance for a big scope.

Allen Legend Endura Rifle Case

The Bob Allen 48″-long “Legend” soft case is an exception. Nice and tall, it will fit a heavy varmint rig with a big scope with room to spare. 48 inches in length, it will house rifles with up to 28″ barrels (unless you have an extended buttplate). The Allen Legend features an Endura shell, wrap-around handles and 1″ foam padding. Nebraskan D. McClain reports: “This case is really nice. It fits my Savage 12BVSS with Harris bipod and large scope with sunshade like a glove. I would recommend this case for similar set-up rifle to anyone.” Right now through the end of June, 2007, MidwayUSA is selling the 48″ Allen Legend case (item 717607) in black/Advantage Camo for $24.99–that’s $6.00 off the regular price. This writer has a number of Allen soft cases and they are well made, with strong zippers and good stitching.

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