July 5th, 2021

Bargain Finder 302: 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. Amazon — Teslong Borescope w/ Monitor

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Chose Rigid or Flexible model — every rifle shooter needs a good borescope

Seeing inside your barrel can provide clues to how well you’re cleaning and the bore’s overall health. One of the best tools we’ve found is the Teslong Rigid Borescope. This features a solid rod for easy use in barrels. It comes with an self-contained high-definition viewing monitor so no phones or pads are needed. In the 7/3/21 video below, Gavin Gear reviews a Teslong Rigid Borescope. This is a “must-see” video if you’re considering buying a borescope:

If you’re looking for something more portable and a bit more versatile, try the Teslong Flexible Borescope, $99.99 including monitor. This can also perform a variety of inspection duties for your home or business.

1. Bullet Central — Lapua .284 Win Brass In Stock

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Ultra-High Quality .284 Win brass in very high demand

It’s been almost eight months since Lapua announced its all-new .284 Winchester brass. Now Lapua .284 brass is finally in stock and ready to ship. The best part is that there is currently no limit so if you need to replace your supply you can order enough to do so. NOTE: Bullet Central also has Lapua .308 Winchester and 6mm Creedmoor in stock currently.

3. Palmetto SA — AR15 Complete Stealth Lower (Blem), $149.99

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GREAT deal on complete lower with full trigger group and adjustable stock

With changes to Federal law looming on the horizon, it may be wise to get your Black Rifle now. Here is a great deal on a complete lower with stock. The PSA AR-15 MOE Stealth Lowers include full trigger group, plus a nice adjustable. The price is just $149.99 simply because these lowers may have a small scratch or blemish on them somewhere. This is an outstanding bargain.

4. EuroOptics — Vortex Closeout Sale

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Save hundreds on a wide variety of fine Vortex scopes

We like Vortex Optics products for good reason. Vortex delivers great optic value for the money and Vortex offers one of the best lifetime warranties in the business. EuroOptic.com is running Vortex Closeout Sale right you. You will find a wide variety of good scopes at very significant discounts. This is a great place to get a varmint scope or PRS FFP optic for under $500.00.

5. Brownells — Made In America Sale

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Good values and use Coupon Codes for extras savings

Brownell’s is doing something great for the 4th of July. They’re running a huge Made in America sale featuring tons of US manufacturers at sale prices. Best of all is that you can enter to win a Daniel Defense MK18 plus use code FJ2 for Free Shipping on orders $200 or more, FJ3 for $30 PLUS Free Shipping or FJ4 to same $50 plus Free Shipping.

6. Amazon — Lyman Electronic Digital Pull Gauge, $47.99

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Reliable, user-friendly Lyman Trigger Pull Guage is a top choice

Most of the better triggers have adjustable pull weight, but you need a precise, reliable tool to measure that pull weight during the adjustment process. The Lyman Electronic Digital Trigger Pull Gauge measures a wide range of pull weights and boasts an easy-to-read screen. This one gauge will let you set the triggers on everything you own — pistols, hunting rifles and even delicate benchrest triggers.

7. Amazon — Caldwell E-Max Electronic Bluetooth Plugs, $110.83

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Electronic plugs are much lighter and more comfortable than big muffs

Caldwell E-Max Shadows are bluetooth-enabled, rechargeable electronic ear plugs that can integrate with your phone, play your music, AND protect your hearing. If you’re looking for something more versatile and sophisticated than than disposable foam, ear plugs, consider the Caldwell E-Max Shadows Electronic Plugs. These compact, easy-to-use NRR 23 ear channel inserts are comfortable and boast a pretty good 23 dB NRR. These E-Max Shadows ship with a carry case that doubles as a charger, so they’ll always be ready to go whenever you need them.

8. Amazon — XAegis Tactical Eyewear, $18.99

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shooting glasses sale
Very good deal for multi-lens Eye Protection

Having proper Eye Protection is absolutely critical when operating firearms. A great choice is the XAegis Tactical Eyewear 3 Lens Shooting Glasses. These come with three different interchangeable lenses (Clear, Yellow, Gray). You also get a transport case, lanyard, and cleaning cloth. Choose from three frame colors, each for $18.99: Black, Khaki, or Green. For under $20 these are hard to beat. It’s nice to have the color lens options for different shooting sports and different weather conditions.

9. Amazon — Mack’s Ear Plugs and Banded Plugs, $16.99/$9.99

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Hi-Viz NRR 32 earplugs and handy banded plugs

You’ve bought the eye protection, now grab some ear protection, and stay safe. The Mack’s Hi Viz Soft Foam Shooting Earplugs are bright high-viz yellow/green so everyone knows you’re in compliance at the range. These plugs boast a very high 32 dB NRR. Get 50 pairs for $16.99. For hunting, and when watching matches behind the firing line, we like Mack’s NRR 22 Ear Band. This unit fits comfortably on the neck and can be put in place very rapidly. If you’re on a tighter budget, we recommend the comfortable Howard Leight MAX-1 orange NRR 33 plugs. You can get 50 pairs for $9.50 or 200 pairs for $19.99.

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July 5th, 2021

NRA Re-Opens Public Range Fund — Get Money for Your Range

NRA public range fund improvement grants

The National Rifle Association (NRA) recently announced the reopening of the NRA Public Range Fund. Established in 2009, the NRA Public Range Fund is a grant-matching program that encourages city and county governments, along with state or federal agencies, to work with NRA to build and improve public ranges across the United States.

NRA public range fund improvement grants

This matching grant program encourages federal, state, and local governments to work with NRA to construct, maintain, and augment public shooting facilities. At the NRA’s sole discretion, grants are awarded to assist with the acquisition, development, and improvement of public shooting facilities.

NRA public range fund improvement grants

Make Range Improvements and Resolve Environmental Issues
In addition to physical improvements, NRA’s Public Range Fund allows qualifying agencies or local governments to improve community relations and address environmental issues related to range operations. With grants awarded on a 50/50 matching basis, 50% of project cost are provided by the applicant and the remaining 50% are provided by the Fund. In-kind services such as labor, materials, and equipment may be considered to provide the applicant’s 50% contribution.

APPLY HERE for Public Range Fund Grants »

“Our grants provide … recreational facilities for entire communities. Public ranges allow hundreds of thousands of hunters, competitive shooters, and target shooters to work on their marksmanship under safe and responsible conditions. More than 90 public ranges have been awarded funds to date and we look forward to assisting the next 90.” — Liz Bush, managing director of NRA Community Engagement

More than $2 million in NRA Public Range Fund grants have been awarded since the program began. To learn about this program and other available grants, visit the NRA Grant Program Webpage.

NRA public range fund improvement grants
Photo from IBS Score Nationals at Thumont Conservation & Sportsman’s Club in Maryland.

Range Improvement Grants
Helping clubs improve shooting range facilities is one of the main missions of the NRA Grant Program. Such programs might include: Berm improvements (example below), Clubhouse improvements, Target pits, Covered firing lines, Road improvements, Trap Machines, Storage buildings and other permanent improvements to club properties and/or facilities.

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July 5th, 2021

Handy Pocket Magnifiers Help with Many Reloading Tasks

Magnifying lens LED light relaoding

pocket fold-out magnifierWhat is the most-used piece of equipment on this Editor’s reloading bench? No it’s not my Rock-Chucker press, my priming tool, or even my calipers. The one item in near-constant use is a small, folding magnifying glass. Mine folds into a square case and offers 4X viewing with an 8X bifocal insert. With this handy tool I can inspect case mouths for burrs, check primer pockets, inspect meplats, and look for flaws on bullet jackets. I also use the magnifier to see rifling marks on bullets seated into the rifling, or check my bolt for galling. The number of uses is nearly endless. I keep one magnifier at my reloading bench and another in my range kit.

Folding magnifiers are so handy yet inexpensive that you should own a couple spares (including one in the range box). I bought my magnifier in a book-store, but you can also find them on Amazon.com and FoldingMagnifier.com starting at under $2.00. To see inside cases and dies and view fine details, consider the 5X Meromore Folding Magnifier with a built-in, battery-powered LED light, plus a 11X high-magnification insert.

With a decent small magnifier, you can easily see any minute flaws in your barrel crowns. That’s important because crown damage can cause hard-to-diagnose accuracy issues. We’ve known guys who spend weeks tinkering with loads, when the real problem was a worn-out or damaged crown.

The slide-out iLumen8, shown at left in top photo, offers 3X power with built-in illumination. An “Amazon’s Choice” item, this palm-sized magnifier is $18.95 on Amazon.

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