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December 13th, 2021

Bargain Finder 325: 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 — Frankford Intellidropper Scale/Dispenser, $195.46

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Fast, programmable, accurate dispenser at great price

The Frankford Arsenal Intellidropper is a high-quality powder scale dispenser. It’s accurate to +/- one-tenth of a grain, dispenses in seconds, and can be controlled by a handy mobile App that can store various charges weights for different cartridges. This unit has a 7000-grain capacity with both Auto and manual trickle capability. This price won’t last long, so act soon to get the Intellidropper for $195.46 on sale.

2. Brownells — Black Rifle Christmas Sale — Big Discounts

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Wide variety of AR uppers, lowers, accessories, magazines, and optics

For the next two weeks Brownells is running a Black Rifle Christmas promotion on AR related components, accessories, magazines, and optics. There are some good deals on complete uppers, and an interesting folding stock “self-contained” AR for $999.00. We also like the CMMG .22 LR conversion kit. Visit the Brownells Black Rifle Sale Page to see dozens of discounted products.

3. KYGUNCO — S&W M&P9 Shield EZ Range Bundle, $445.95

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Good 9mm S&W pistol plus hard case, eye protection and muffs

For the Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm Shield pistol by itself, $445.95 is a good value. But you get more — a LOT more. This package includes a nice Plano hard case, Walker’s NRR 22 low profile ear muffs, Walker’s ANSI-certified shooting glasses, and even a pull-through cleaning cord. This great package deal is part of KYGUNCO’s 12 Days/Deals of Christmas.

4. MidwayUSA — Vortex Sale, Riflescopes and Spotting Scopes

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Save 30-44% on Vortex Viper Scopes and Razor HD Spotters

As a holiday promotion, MidwayUSA has a large selection of Vortex Optics Riflescopes and Spotting Scopes on sale. Save up to 44% on scopes. The 6.5-20x44mm Viper HS is a steal right now at just $259.99, a 34% savings. And for long range varmint hunters the 5-25x50mm Viper PST RZR is hard to beat at $699.00 a 30% discount. There are also good deals on Vortex binoculars and Razor HD Spotting scopes.

5. Palmetto SA — S&W M&P15-22 Sport Rimfire Package, $429.99

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Good, reliable rimfire AR clone for NRL22 and cross-training

This Smith & Wesson AR-style M&P15-22 provides the fun of an AR15 with the low cost of rimfire ammo. This can work well for cross-training or NRL22 matches. The S&W M&P15-22 SPORT features a slim M-LOK handguard that easily accepts a variety of accessories without removing the handguard. The M&P15-22 SPORT comes standard with removable Magpul MBUS front and rear folding sights. This $429.99 package includes 3 magazines and a nice gun case.

6. Midsouth — Tipton Basic Gun Vise, $39.99

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Durable, easy to move around, versatile — at great price

The original Tipton Gun Vise is ON SALE for just $39.99 at Midsouth. Great Deal — this sells for up to $59.99 elsewhere. This is a tough, versatile product you’ll use for years. This Editor has used one of these for more 16 years (with all sorts of rifles) and it is still going strong. This vise has handled everything from an 18″-barreled lever gun to a 32″-barreled F-Class rifle. The unit works well for many tasks: cleaning barrels, stock refinishing/bedding, scope mounting, trigger adjusting, bore-scoping barrels, and checking throat length with a Hornady OAL tool.

7. Midsouth — Aguila Super Extra .22 LR Ammo, $3.99 for 50rds

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Decent .22 LR rimfire ammo at pre-Pandemic price

Well this is encouraging — $3.99 for a 50ct box of decent .22 LR rimfire ammo. We haven’t seen that kind of price in a long time. This Aguila Super Extra Hi-Vel (1255 fps) 40gr ammunition is decent training ammo for NRL22 matches or good fodder for fun plinking on reactive targets. Order soon before Midsouth sells out. This price works out to just 8 cents per round.

8. Browning — Gun Safe Rebate, save up to $100

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Save $50, $75, or $100 on high-quality large Browning gun safes

Need a high-quality gun safe for your growing firearms collection> This Rebate offer from Browning can save you up to $100. Receive a manufacturer’s rebate of $50, $75, or $100 when you purchase a new, eligible Browning ProSteel safe at retail between November 22 and December 31, 2021.

9. Midsouth — Berry’s Tri-Can Ammo Carrier, $21.99

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Very Handy New Product has Three Clear-Top Compartments

The Tri-Can Utility Box Carrier is on sale now at Midsouth. Choose either black containers or tan containers for the same $21.99 price (31% off the previous price). This Berry’s 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.

CDNN Sports — Bore Squeeg-E 22 Cal – 12ga Cleaning Kit, $9.99

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Compact cleaning kit for pistols, rifles, shotguns from .22 Cal to 12ga

Here’s a handy pack for gun cleaning on the go. NOTE: For quality match rifles we recommend using a one-piece cleaning rod with a fitted bore guide. But if you have ARs, pistols or shotguns that need a quick clean, this compact Remington/Bushmaster kit can do the job. The Bore Squeeg-E Cleaning System Kit contains cleaning tools for ARs, rifles, shotguns and handguns in .223/5.56mm, .308/7.62mm, .357/.380/.38/9mm, .44/.45 and 12/16/20/28GA. The compact canvas pack features quiet zipper pulls, and MOLLE mountable rear-velcro straps. There are rifle and handgun Pull Cables with T-pull handle.

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December 13th, 2021

How Guns Work — Cartridge “Anatomy” and Firing Sequence

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The NRA Blog has produced an interesting graphic guide to firearms function. This “How Guns Work” infographic shows the basics of bolt-action rifle operation and how a centerfire cartridge propels a bullet through a barrel during the “firing sequence”. There’s some good artistry here, with cutaway drawings letting you look inside an action and cartridge.

Enjoy this technical graphic. The NRA Blog says: “In celebration of cartridges big and small, we partnered with OutdoorHub to bring you a detailed look into how guns work. While the infographic will be most instructive to newcomers, we think avid shooters will find it interesting, too.”

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December 13th, 2021

Guide to Pistol and Rifle Cartridges from Pew Pew Tactical

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The Pew Pew Tactical website has interesting article on rifle and pistol cartridges and bullet types. This contains a large selection of interesting photographs and illustrations. If you load and/or shoot for a wide variety of cartridge types, you’ll find that article well worth reading. It has nearly 50 photographs and more than a dozen short videos. READ FULL Article.

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The article shows all types of pistol bullets, along with a variety of rifle projectiles. It even illustrates multiple types of shotshell cartridges.

The article also explains the basic components of modern cartridges –bullet, case, powder, and primer: ammo case cutaway
Photo courtesy which sells ammo from many leading brands.

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The article provides quick summaries of popular ammunition types including 9mm Luger (9x19mm), .357 Magnum, .40 SW, .45 ACP, .223 Rem, and .308 Winchester. The author’s favorite pistol round is the 9mm Luger: “9mm is my personal favorite and if there was a “Goldilocks” round, this would be it. The very first gun I bought was a 9mm. They’re fun at the range. They’re good for defense. It is the standard round for NATO countries and the majority of police forces around the world. It is mild shooting, can vary in weight from 115 to 147 grains, and has varying stopping power based on the type of bullet.”

This Pew-Pew Tactical guide to cartridge types also provides a quick explanation of cartridge ignition — both centerfire and rimfire: “The rimfire’s primer is built into the rim while the centerfire cartridge has the primer in the center. Pro tip — if you can see a circle in the middle…it’s a centerfire cartridge.”

There are two common types of centerfire primers — Boxer and Berdan. This helpful Wikipedia illustration shows how Boxer, Berdan, and rimfire primers ignite the powder in the cartridge:

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This centerfire and rimfire ignition animation is by BBODO – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.

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