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October 4th, 2021

Bargain Finder 315: 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. Brownells — MEC Marksman Single-Stage Press, $204.99

Outstanding open-front press with advantages over older designs

The MEC Marksman is an excellent press that has earned great reviews from our Forum members. It is strong, smooth running, and the open front is a major advantage. The Marksman features a patent-pending self-centering shell holder. Also spent primers flow downward and are captured by a removable tray — a great feature. Currently the MEC Marksman is on sale at Brownells for $204.99. This is a good deal. The same press costs $256.91 on Amazon.

2. Sportsman’s WHSE — Savage Axis XP Rifle + Scope, $329.99

savage rifle sale
With scope included, it’s like getting rifle for $200!

Hunting season is here. If you need a good, functional hunting rig at minimal cost, Sportsman’s Warehouse currently offers the Savage Axis XP Scope Combo for only $329.99. The Savage rifle comes complete with a Bushnell 4-12x40mm scope. The rifle has a black synthetic stock and is fitted with a carbon steel, 22″ sporter-contour, button-rifled barrel. Choose your favorite hunting chamberings at this low $329.99 price: .308 Win, .30-06 Springfield, .270 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor (and others). This package rifle is ready to shoot, right out of the box, thanks to the mounted and bore-sighted Bushnell optic.

3. Midsouth — Hornady Bulk Bullet Sale

hornady bulk bullet sale midsouth
Major savings on .22-Cal and .30-Cal Hornady bullets

Need good bullets for your .22-caliber varmint rifle or AR15? Or perhaps you want some affordable .30-caliber bullets for your .308 Palma Rifle or .30-06 1903 Springfield. Well Midsouth has you covered. A variety of Hornady bullets are on sale this week at big savings. Get 62gr BTHP .22 Cal bullets for just $32.49/250, or for a fast-twist .22-cal barrel try the 88gr ELD match bullets at $59.99/250 (just $0.24/bullet). For a .30-cal rifle you can get 155gr BTHP Match bullets for $69.99/250.

4. Amazon — Steiner 8×30 AF Predator Binoculars, $314.99

Steiner 8x30 10x42 binocular Auto Focus AF hunting optic CAT lens
Excellent 19 oz. compact binoculars with unique focus feature

We have used Steiner binoculars for years. These 8×30 AF Steiners are great for hunters. On sale for $314.99, the 19 oz. 8×30 AF Predator is light yet rugged. And once you adjust the oculars to your eyes, everything from 20 yards to infinity is in focus. And the CAT lenses do help spot prey. One verified purchaser posted: “For hunting close quarters the CAT coating will be a game changer.” We like the 8X magnification, but if you prefer 10-power, Steiner also offers 10×42 Predator AF binoculars for $429.99. named the Steiner Predator AF binoculars as the “2019 Best Lightweight Binocular for Hunting”.

5. Amazon — Frankford Arsenal Perfect Seat Priming Tool, $59.99

Precise Depth Control, 12 Shell Holders, Quick-Change, Carry Case

Seating primers to a consistent depth helps deliver enhanced accuracy and low ES/SD. However, most priming systems don’t allow precise depth control. If you’re looking for a priming tool that allows you to adjust primer seating depth, check out the Frankford Arsenal Perfect Seat Hand Primer. This tool comes in a protective case along with a full set of case holders and primer flip tray. A quick thumb release system allows you to switch from small to large primers quickly. Get this now for $59.99 on Amazon.

6. Natchez — Leupold Close-Out Sale on Riflescopes and Spotters

Leupold scope sale discount Natchez hunting riflescope spotting scope

Great deals on good, American-made hunting scopes and spotters

Need a good, solid hunting optic that’s light weight with an optimal zoom range? Then check out the Leupold scopes on sale right now at Natchez at close-out prices. Over 30 different Leopold riflescopes are on sale, starting as low as $284.99. Leupold spotting scopes are also deeply discounted — save $100 on the excellent Leupold 20-60x85mm SX-4 Pro Guide Spotter ($899.99).

7. Amazon — Padded 64″x21″ Roll-Up Shooting Mat, $36.99

padded roll up shooting mat
Affordable padded mat rolls up for easy transport

When shooting prone, it’s really important to be comfortable. You need a good mat that offers some padding along with plenty of room for your gear. The Redneck Convent Padded Shooters Mat fits the bill. Measuring 64 inches by 21 inches it boasts plenty of room and features 1/2″ padding top to bottom. This mat rolls up for easy storage/transport (Rolled size is 21″x8″) with handy built-in rolling straps. This is also available in Black for $35.99.

8. MidwayUSA — Camo Hunting Rain Jacket (2 Styles) — $34.99

Camo Hunting rain jacket RealTree Edge XT hunter
Protects from wind and rain with two good camo pattern choices

Here’s a versatile outdoor jacket for hunters. The MidwayUSA Cold Bay Rain Jacket features a waterproof, windproof, durable and quiet brushed tricot exterior and a soft mesh interior. The adjustable hood comes in handy during a downpour and the main zipper closure is protected by a storm flap. Two camo styles are available each at $34.99: RealTree Edge (brighter leaves), and RealTree Max-1 XT (Darker grey/green)

9. Midsouth — Berry’s Tri-Can Ammo Carrier, $31.65

berrys tri-can carry case ammo
Very Handy New Product has Three Clear-Top Compartments

Midsouth now sells the Tri-Can Utility Box Carrier. Choose either black containers or tan containers for the same $31.65 price. This Tri-Can is a handy, versatile organizational tool that simplifies range trips. The tough injection molded plastic base and lids, rubber seal gaskets, and cam-lock latches keep contents safe. The Tri-Can boasts a strong, handy carry handle. The Tri-Can is made up of three translucent-lid containers with three internal compartments. If you need even more capacity, MTM offers a 5-can Ammo Crate system for $35.66.

10. Brownells — Wipe-Out Foam Cleaner, $10.99

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Wipe-Out Foam is effective, particularly when used right after shooting

Walking the firing line of the Berger SW Nationals this year, one cleaning product was mentioned over and over again and for good reason. Sharp Shoot R Wipe-Out foaming bore cleaner is a no-nonsense, easy-to-use bore cleaner that does a great job. We get best results with two applications of Wipe-Out after some wet patches. If you’re tired of long brushing sessions, give Wipe-Out a try — it really reduces brushing required. This is a great deal. The same 5 oz. can is $21.44 on Amazon.

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October 4th, 2021

New Forster Accu-Ring — Laser-Marked for Precision

Forster sizing die lock ring accu-ring accuring laser markings

Forster sizing die lock ring accu-ring accuring laser markingsForster has a new product for precision hand-loaders. The new Forster Accu-Ring has precise markings so you can set your sizing dies with extreme precision in your press. The annodized ring has laser-etched precision markings in .001″ increments. This allows you to more easily set the amount of sizing and shoulder “bump” you get when you move a die up or down in your press.

In addition, if you have a conventional seating die without a micrometer adjustment, this new Forster Accu-Ring can help you achieve more precise bullet seating. SEE Ultimate Reloader Review.

The new Forster Accu-Ring was tested by The testers tried the new ring with both a sizing die and and seating die. The test confirmed the ring provides greater precision, compared to conventional die lock rings.

See the new Accu-Ring in this Ultimate Reloader product test video released on 10/1/2021:

The product description from Midsouth Shooters explains:

Accu-Ring Cross Bolt Die Lock Ring (Anodized and Laser-Marked)
The Forster Accu-Ring makes setting up your Sizing Die easier by giving you reference marks in thousandth of an inch increments (.001″). To use these reference marks, simply use a fine ink marker to put a point of reference line on your die. Turn the die clockwise to increase the amount of shoulder bump or counterclockwise to decrease the shoulder bump (i.e. increase case’s headspace length).

There are many other factors that could influence the final amount of shoulder bump during sizing. Ductility of the brass or springback, type of case lube used, pulling an expander ball through the neck and the amount of slack in the linkage of your reloading press are a few things that cause variation in shoulder bump of sized cases. The reference marks on your lock ring will help you to zero in on what you want the headspace length of your cases to be.

Remember to lock up the Accu-Ring completely after you make an adjustment before you size a case again. Otherwise you will obtain inconsistent results if the ring is not tightened.

Another use is for non-micrometer seating dies. Instead of guessing with your seating stem, you can make fine adjustments to your seating depths using the Accu-Ring.

The new Forster Accu-Ring retails for $14.99 at Midsouth Shooters.

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October 4th, 2021

Wayne LaPierre Re-Elected as NRA Executive VP and CEO

Wayne LaPierre NRA CEO executive Vice President Charlotte NC meeting

On October 1, 2021 the National Rifle Association (NRA) held its Annual Meeting of Members in Charlotte, North Carolina. This meeting was hastily organized after the cancellation of the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston slated for September 3-5, 2021. The Annual Meeting of Members preceded the NRA Board of Directors meeting. This year marks the 150-year anniversary of the founding of the NRA.

The major news from the meeting is that Wayne LaPierre, who turns 72 next month, remains in charge of the National Rifle Association. LaPierre was re-elected as Executive Vice President/CEO by the NRA Board of Directors. LaPierre has held the NRA’s top position since 1991.

Texas Attorney Charles Cotton Is New NRA President
Charles Cotton was elected NRA President. Cotton is an attorney from Texas. He is a competitive action pistol shooter and a life member/consultant with the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA). Cotton is also the founder of the Youth Action Pistol League, a program for junior shooters. He has served on the NRA Board of Directors for well over a decade, and was previously the NRA First Vice President.

“It is the honor of a lifetime for a guy who grew up hunting and plinking to become president of this 150-year-old organization – and serve our 5 million members in their fight for the Second Amendment”, stated new NRA President Charles Cotton.

1/22/2021 Interview with then NRA First VP Charles Cotton regarding NRA Bankruptcy Filings.
Cotton is now President of the NRA.

Other important new NRA executives taking office are Lt. Col. Willes K. Lee (ret.) First Vice President, and David Coy Second Vice President. Retaining their offices are NRA Secretary/General Counsel John Frazer and NRA Treasurer Sonya B. Rowling. Jason Ouimet was re-appointed as Executive Director for the Institute for Legislative Action and Joseph De Bergalis, Jr., Executive Director, General Operations.

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