March 8th, 2021

Bargain Finder 285: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

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At the request of our readers, we provide select “Deals of the Week”. Every Sunday afternoon or Monday morning we offer our Best Bargain selections. Here are some of the best deals on firearms, hardware, reloading components, optics, and shooting accessories. Be aware that sale prices are subject to change, and once clearance inventory is sold, it’s gone for good. You snooze you lose.

1. Midsouth — RCBS Explorer Reloading Kit, $399.99

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RCBS Kit includes all vital tools — good for new hand-loaders

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

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

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

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

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

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Formidable 12ga power with familiar AR15 ergonomics

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

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

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Smart new Die System simplifies loading multiple cartridge types

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

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

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Great Rebate program for Bushnell scopes purchased this month

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

6. Amazon — Frankford Arsenal Lite Tumbler, $79.99

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Great price — save 44% on Wet Tumbler for brass

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

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

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Good scope option for budget varmint rifle

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

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

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Sweet deal on Ear and Eye Protection — good spare set for friends

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

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

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Great deals for AR500 steel targets — watch video above right

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

10. Amazon — Motion-Sensor LED Interior Light, $14.99

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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.

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March 8th, 2021

Learn Basics of Handloading with 4-Part Video Series

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With 7 million new gun owners, and ammo hard to find at reasonable cost, hundreds of thousands of Americans are looking to get started with handloading. While we always recommend new reloaders have a living, breathing human teacher/mentor. It is possible to learn important skills through instructional videos. Here’s a good 4-part series that can help reloading novices AND serve as a refresher course for those who need to brush up their skill set).

In Tactical Life’s new Reloading Zone Series, Frank Melloni, of Renaissance Firearms Instruction and the Hodgdon Reloading Roadshow, covers the basic steps of reloading. From equipment selection to reading a manual, Frank explains the process and demonstrates how to produce safe and accurate ammo. In the series, the host loads pistol and rifle ammunition using Hodgdon powder, Barnes Bullets, and Starline brass. RCBS Presses, Powder Measures, Scales, and Dies are used along with the impressive new dual-tube RCBS MatchMaster electronic scale/dispenser.

This 4-part video series first guides the new hand-loader through the gear/hardware selection process. Then the videos cover, step-by-step, all the key processes of reloading from start to finish. If you are new to hand-loading, or just want a reloading refresher course, we recommend you watch this 4-part series from Tactical Life, part of the Athlon Outdoors Network.

WARNING!! We have embedded the Videos below. You can watch ALL four videos, but each will play back at the TOP. NOTE: They are all the same for the first 30 seconds, so you may want to skip forward. These videos may play back better if you go to the Tactical Life Website. Access: CLICK HERE.

The complete book of reloading tactical life video seriesLearn More in Tactical Life’s The Complete Book of Reloading (2020 Edition)

This publication includes over 2000 handgun and rifle loads. In addition, The Complete Book of Reloading (2020) reviews 8 modern Progressive Presses. Take note — there is a special report on the LabRadar Chronograph. Long-range Hunters will enjoy a feature article on the new 6.5 PRC Cartridge. In the “Handloaders’ Stockpile” a variety of new products to make your hours at the bench more productive are reviewed. The issue also has feature stories on Wildcat Cartridges, Subsonic loads, and .44 Magnum loads for both rifle and pistol. There is a Bonus 33-Page Hodgdon and Alliant Load Data Guide.

CLICK HERE for more details.

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March 8th, 2021

Building Your Own AR-15 from Components — How-To DVD

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Here are the main tools you’ll need to assemble an AR-platform rifle

With the anti-gun agenda pushed by radical Democrats in Washington, many Americans are anxious to buy an AR-15, or put together an AR-platform rifle while it is still legal to do so. In Canada, the government ordered confiscation of AR-type modern sporting rifles, and both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris applauded that Executive Order. And Joe Biden recently called for a complete ban on semi-auto ARs and full-capacity magazines. With the prospect of radical gun control, we understand why many Americans are looking to buy, and/or build an AR-15. This article explains how.

If you ARE planning to put together an AR-platform rifle or want to upgrade your AR with a new barrel or trigger group, then you should check out the AR-15 Rifle Build DVD from our friends at UltimateReloader.com. This DVD covers all the details of a custom build, using high-resolution video sequences, and helpful supporting graphics.

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In this DVD, Gavin Gear guides you through the entire process including selecting components, acquiring and using the necessary tools, assembly steps and details for each component, and even mounting a scope. Building an AR-15 can be overwhelming, but with the right guidance and help it’s not difficult and can be very rewarding. With this DVD you’ll be able to build your AR-15 with confidence.

Upper: Barrel / Gas Block / Gas Tube
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Upper: Handguard Installation
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UltimateReloader.com’s AR-15 Build DVD is available just $9.90 (plus $3.80 shipping/handling). This DVD can pay for itself many times over by showing you how to do your own gunsmithing (and get quality AR components at attractive prices).

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