May 24th, 2021

Bargain Finder 296: 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. CDNN Sports — CANIK TP9SF 9MM Pistol + Holster, $449.99

CANIK TP9SF 9MM
Very good 9mm defensive pistol complete with holster and mag loader

Finding a 9mm handgun that’s well-made and cost-effective can be tough these days. If you’re in the market, check out the CANIK TP9SF 9MM kit. Owners have praised this pistol, saying it is accurate, reliable, and offers good balance/ergonomics. This $449.99 kit includes the pistol in hard case, PLUS carry holster, cleaning kit, and magazine loader. You’d spend $200 more for a Glock by itself with no holster.

2. Sportsman’s — Firman 4550/3650 Watt Generator, $349.99

generator sale
Recent powder outages show need to have a reliable home generator

If recent events have taught us anything, it’s that you need to be prepared for power outages. For an affordable, basic system, consider the FIRMAN 4550/3650 Watt Recoil Start Gas Generator. This provides 4550 startup watts and 3650 running watts. That should be more than enough to run the necessities until power is restored. This unit also features a patriotic Stars and Stripes color scheme.

3. MidwayUSA — Pelican Vault V800 Case, $134.65 Black

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Very good deal on excellent, large wheeled hard case

This is one of the best large, hardshell rifle cases on the market. The Pelican Vault V800 offers 53″ x 16″ internal capacity — big enough for long match rifles. The V800 compares well to other large, wheeled hard cases costing up to $320.00 but right now, the black V800 is just $134.65 at MidwayUSA, a truly great price NOTE: You must add to MidwayUSA Shopping Cart to see this super-low clearance price. For the tan version V800, the best deal we found was $164.75 on Amazon, still a bargain. This case will hold two large match rifles securely. It features five layers of customizable foam, along with six push-button latches.

4. MidwayUSA — Pro Series Gen 2 Comp Shooting Mat, $69.99

MidwayUSA Pro Series Gen 2 Competition Shooting Mat
Large, comfortable, padded shooting mat — save 30%

Shooting well requires good body position and reasonable comfort. You can’t shoot well prone if you don’t have a good mat. One of our favorite mats is the MidwayUSA Pro Series Gen 2 Competition Shooting Mat. This mat boasts welcome extra padding for your knees and elbows and it is oversized to make sure you’re protected from rocks, gravel and ground debris. This mat rolls up nicely for convenient carry.

5. Natchez — Spring Optics Sale Simmons Tasco up to 52% off

optics sale
Some excellent deals on hunting optics and binoculars

If you’re in the market for a new scope for recent rifle build or if you need a spotting scope to help at the range, check out the Spring Optics Sale at Natchez. You’ll find a wide selection of Tasco and Simmons scopes, sights, binoculars and spotters all at amazingly low prices up to 52% off.

6. Midsouth — LEE Deluxe APP Press, $84.99

lee app press
Unique new Lee App vertical feed press good for repetitive processes

Ever found yourself wanting a dedicated press for repetitive processes such as decapping (spent primer removal) or primer pocket swaging, but you don’t want to buy a costly, conventional cast-iron press. Then consider the innovative Deluxe APP (Automatic Processing Press) Reloading Press. With the ability to mount your dies either on the top or bottom, this press offers unique versatility. The LEE Deluxe APP also offers a vertical feed function for cases or bullets.

7. Midsouth — RCBS Automatic Priming Tool, $110.18

rcbs priming tool
Strong priming tool saves hand fatigue and mounts to bench

There are some great hand-held priming tools on the market but some people have aching hands and need a bench-mounted priming tool. If you want to upgrade to a bench unit, check out the RCBS Auto Priming Tool which features both large and small primer tubes.

As you can see in the video, this unit employs a unique single lever design that allows for good feel and plus positive seating. The vertical tubes feed one primer at a time via a tilting tube-holder.

8. Amazon — Kestrel 1000 Windmeter, $74.00

kestrel 1000 windmeter
Basic Kestrel unit under $74.00 — reliable and accurate

Reading wind is critical for successful shooting and the Kestrel 1000 windmeter is probably the best way to do it for under $100. At only $74.00, this Kestrel 1000 features a 3-button control system and large LCD display. The unit measures current, average, and peak wind speed values quickly and accurately in mph, km/h, feet/min, m/s, or knots.

9. Amazon — Giottos Large Rocket Blaster Air Duster, $16.99

air blaster
Clean scope lenses without risking damage, kit has air blower + scope brush

We recently witnessed the shattering of the front lens of an expensive scope when that warm lens was sprayed with cold, compressed air from an aerosol cleaning can. Instant lens fracture. A great alternative to compressed air is the Giottos Large Rocket Blaster Air Duster. Coming from the camera industry, this manually-operated air duster creates a strong blast of ambient-temp air with a single squeeze. This air unit is safe for all optics. The best part is there’s nothing to run out — just squeeze and go. There is also an $18.99 kit with a RED version of the Air Duster. That may be easier to spot in your range bag or tool box.

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May 24th, 2021

Free Kestrel Wind-Reading Class May 25 with Emil Praslick

Emil Praslick III KO2M

Berger’s Mil/LE Business Development Manager and “Wind Wizard”, Emil Praslick, will join Kestrel Ballistics to host a virtual Wind Reading class on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST. For more information on Kestrel Ballistics’ Virtual Classes and to sign up for the Wind Reading class with Emil Praslick, visit kestrelballistics.com/classes.

Kestrel Ballistics offers virtual classes to help shooters learn how to make the most of their Kestrel weather meters, maximize their time at the range, and advance their shooting capabilities to the next level. “I am really looking forward to this class and discussing how to best use the powerful capabilities of the Kestrel. There are a number of different strategies used to determine your wind and engage targets, and I’ll talk about how the Kestrel compliments those processes,” said commented Emil.

Emil Praslick III KO2M

In addition to this upcoming Kestrel Ballistics’ Virtual Class on Wind Reading, Emil has hosted two wind-reading videos for Applied Ballistics and Berger Bullets.

WIND WISDOM: Determining the Direction of the Wind

Here Emil explains how to determine wind direction using spotting scope, riflescope, or binoculars. With the optic, look for the “Boil” — the condition in mirage when the light waves are rising straight up. The wind will generate that straight-up, vertical boil in your optics when it is blowing directly at you, or directly from your rear. To identify this, traverse your scope or optics until you see the boil running straight up. When you see that vertical boil, the direction your optic is pointing is aligned with the wind flow (either blowing towards you or from directly behind you).

WIND WISDOM: The No Wind Zero Setting

In this video, Emil defines the “No-Wind Zero”, and explains why competitive shooters must understand the no-wind zero and have their sights or optics set for a no-wind zero starting point before heading to a match. In order to hit your target, after determining wind speed and direction, says Emil, “you have to have your scope setting dialed to ‘no wind zero’ first.”

Coach of Champions — Emil Praslick III
SFC Emil Praslick III, (U.S. Army, retired) works with Berger Bullets and Applied Ballistics. Emil served as the Head Coach of the U.S. National Long Range Rifle Team and Head Coach of the USAMU for several years. Teams coached by Emil have won 33 Inter-Service Rifle Championships. On top of that, teams he coached set 18 National records and 2 World Records. Overall, in the role of coach, Praslick can be credited with the most team wins of any coach in U.S. Military history.

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May 24th, 2021

Official High Power and F-Class Targets + Repair Centers

Official Targets Creedmoor sports

Are you a High Power or F-Class marksman looking for official bullseye paper targets? Here are bulk sets of 25, 50 and 100 targets from Creedmoor Sports. All these can can be used for general practice, fun matches, or official sanctioned events. Choose the official 200-yard SR target with all scoring rings (X,10,9,8,7,6,5), priced at $49.95 for 50. For long-range practice, try the NRA Official 600-yard High Power Target ($58.95 for 25ct), or the Official “Full Face” MR-65 500-Yard F-Class Target ($31.95 for 50ct). Creedmoor also offers a variety of Repair Centers, including the 300-Yard SR-3C Target Repair Center ($34.95), or the 600-yard MR-1 Target Repair Center ($64.95). These target centers can be used on top of full targets, or by themselves for practice on smaller target frames.

Official Targets Creedmoor sports
Official Targets Creedmoor sports

Creedmoor Sports also offers match-grade spotter discs. These are used to mark shot locations. They are offered in three diameters: 1.5″, 3.0″, and 5.0″. In addition, you can purchase the spindles used with spotter discs along with orange Golf Tees also employed to mark shots. These are placed in the shot holes by pit workers.

Frankly for practice, we recommend a target cam, or ShotMarker system.

Creedmoor Sports Target

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