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January 3rd, 2022

Bargain Finder 328: 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. Natchez — Bushnell Optics Sale

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Save up to 35% on Bushnell rifle scopes and binoculars

You’ll find some serious bargains on Bushnell optics right now at Natchez. Check out the Bushnell optics sale. You’ll find everything from rifle scopes to red dots to rangefinders all at deeply discounted prices. Act fast because the best deals can sell out quickly.

2. Midsouth — RCBS Rotary Case Cleaner (Tumbler), $169.99

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Strong, durable tumbler machine for use with Stainless Media

The RCBS Rotary Case Cleaner tumbling machine is great for cleaning brass inside and out. Set the machine for up to three hours of continuous cleaning at 60 RPM. The rubber-lined drum lowers noise levels significantly. This RCBS product comes with a clear sealing plug with a rubber seal, and a grated drain to separate you brass from media/liquid when done. The screw-on lid features a sturdy lifting handle. Get this machine on sale now for $169.99 at Midsouth. NOTE, this same case tumbler is $223.99 on Amazon without media, so you can save $54 with this Midsouth deal!

3. Midsouth — Winchester .223 Rem Ammo 1000 rds, $599.99

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Excellent chassis rifles and hunting rigs, save 15% with discount

Did Santa bring you a new AR-15 but forgot to leave some ammo? Here’s a very good deal on a 1000-round case of .223 Remington ammo. At only $.60 per round this is one of the best deals we’ve seen for quality, major-brand USA-made ammo. Ammunition continues to be in short supply for popular chamberings so take advantage of this deal before it sells out.

4. Amazon — RCBS Trim Mate Case Prep Center, $169.99

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Excellent chassis rifles and hunting rigs, save 15% with discount

Prepping your cases before loading is important. However case prep chores can be very time-consuming. Save time (and effort) with a case prep center such as RCBS Trim Mate. This all-in-one unit contains six variable, high-speed rotating stations (four at < 350 RPM; two at < 550 RPM). It also features tools included for all stations and a storage area for tools not in use. The Trim Mate performs multiple prep tasks quickly and efficiently -- deburring, chamfering, primer pocket uniforming, and more.

5. Sportsman’s — Crimson Trace 5-25x56mm Scope, $699.97

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Great deal on excellent FFP 5X zoom scope for PRS/NRL

Are you in the market for a high quality, First Focal Plane (FFP) scope at a good price? We found this Crimson Trace CTL 3 Series 5-25x56mm rifle scope. Featuring a 34mm tube, a large 56mm objective, and an innovative reticle this scope is a bargain with the nearly $300 savings right now. With a 5X zoom range and 0.1 Milrad clicks, this scope can definitely do the job for PRS/NRL competitions. This Crimson Trace FFP scope has received very positive reviews from purchasers.

6. KYGUNCO — Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield Bundle, $429.99

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Great kit with 9mm pistol, muffs, eye protection and case

We love finding great deals on pistols especially when they come as a complete kit. Check out this Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield range bundle. It contains the reliable S&W M&P 9mm Shield EZ pistol, a quality Plano hard carry case, safety glasses, and hearing protection.

7. Amazon — Caldwell Target Camera, $177.53

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Effective for under 400 yards at lowest price ever

Every serious shooter should have a target camera. One of the most affordable systems is Caldwell Ballistic Precision Sight-In Target Camera. This high-definition camera can stream 720p video from up to 400 yards away straight to your mobile device. This Caldwell TargetCam features a waterproof housing on camera and transmitter and ships with a tripod and stand. The viewing App is compatible with Android, iPhone, and most tablets. This App allows you to save pictures, add notes, calculate group size, and even record video. If you need a target cam with more range we recommend the LongShot LR-3.

8. Amazon — Dewey Lug Cleaning Kit, $25.69

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Get your action’s internals clean with this complete kit

Cleaning your action’s lug recesses is important to accuracy and good bolt operation. The Dewey Rods bolt action lug recess cleaning kit will allow you to clean the inside of your action and the critical lug recess area. Keeping this area clean ensures your bolt locks up properly every time ensuring consistent ignition and accuracy. The kit comes with brass rod with handle, aluminum lug swab holder, felt lug cleaners, bore swab, hand-brush, and a 50-pack of cotton rolls.

9. Amazon — Rusfol PMAG Wall Holder, $11.99

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Handy, sturdy way to store AR Magazines for quick access

Many folks have multiple AR-platform PMAGs but they may not be readily accessible. A great way to store loaded mags is with the ABS Standard PMAG Wall Mount. This horizontal rack, made from strong ABS plastics, can hold up to 6 mags, loaded or unloaded. You can mount these to a safe door, or to a wall in your home or garage. This gives you secure storage, and/or rapid access.

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January 3rd, 2022

2022 Gundies — Vote for Your Favorite Gun Content Creators

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Do you enjoy watching gun videos on YouTube or reading gun Blogs? Then here’s your chance to vote for your favorite video hosts, firearms instructors, and celebrity shooters. The 2022 Gundies Awards program is taking votes now. Modeled after the Oscars/Emmys, the Gundies Awards focus on the world of guns, shooting, and hunting. The annual community-voted Gundies awards spotlight notable firearms-centric content creators — shooters who do videos, gun reviews, and Second Amendment commentaries.

Vote and Get a Chance to Win Prizes
Voting is now open for the 3rd Annual Gundies Voter Choice Awards. You can cast your votes online through 1/32/2022. Voters can vote each day throughout the month of January to earn entries towards prizes valued upwards of $2,000. The final Gundies Awards “ceremony” will be streamed live on February 19th at 9:30 EST at

Voting gives you a chance to win category prizes, plus ALL voters are also automatically entered towards the GRAND PRIZE, a trip to attend the Gundie Awards & Range Day.

2022 Gundies Award Categories

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This year features five new categories: Top Voices of the Second Amendment, Firearm Instructor of the Year, Best Guns of Hollywood, Most Dapper Influencer and Pro Gun Celebrity.

Here are four leading candidates in the Gundies Best Shooter Category. There are 47 shooters vying for this honor overall. CLICK HERE to cast your vote for “Best Shooter”.

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Gundies video social media awardsSponsors of the 2022 Gundie Awards include: Brownells, Gallowtech, Henry Repeating Arms, Savior Equipment, Walker’s Ear Pro, Retro Rifle, Heckler & Koch, X Products, CMMG, Eotech Optics, Timney Triggers, Crossbreed Holsters, True Shot Gun Club, Primary Arms Optics, and Midwest Gun Works. These companies will provide prizes.

How the Nomination and Selection Process Works
The Gundies leave the decision to the public to choose the official nominees in each category. Fan voting opens on January 1st, 2022. The top five contestants in each category with the most fan nominations will automatically be chosen as one of the category nominees.

The previous Gundie Awards saw over 140,000 voters, over 1 million votes and over 20,000 viewers of the Award Ceremony. For more information go to

Mixed Bag of Nominees — Some Good, Some Laughable
Best Shooter candidate Kirsten Joy Weiss was a top-level NCAA 3-position rifle competitor in college. She is VERY skilled with firearms and just happens to be very attractive as well. However, to be honest, some of the female “influencers” are just narcissistic social media queens who trade on their looks. They get dolled up in revealing outfits and lots of make-up for posed shots with guns. And on the male side there are plenty of tattooed tactical poseurs with almost no technical knowledge. But there ARE some solid nominees, especially in the Best Shooter and Best Gun Reviewer categories.

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January 3rd, 2022

Federal Marks its 100th Year in Business in 2022

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Less than one percent of all companies make it to their 100th year of operation. Federal Ammunition joins this notable group in 2022 — celebrating a full century in business. The official date of incorporation was April 27, 1922, but the festivities will start now.

Federal Cartridge company vista outdoor 100th anniversaryFederal kicked off the year by lighting up a 100th Anniversary sign in Anoka, Minnesota. Federal will celebrate its accomplishment with “throwback” (vintage-style) packaging, special merchandise on its website, commemorative publications, and an exhibit at the Anoka County Historical Society Museum.

Today, the Federal Ammunition factory in Anoka, MN is a modern 700,000 square-foot facility where 1500+ employees work. The plant runs around the clock, 7 days a week, producing millions of rounds of centerfire, rimfire, and shotshell ammunition.

The original Federal Cartridge company was started in 1916, closed in 1920, but then was purchased and re-opened in 1922. Shooting Illustrated reports: “In 1922, the new Federal Cartridge Corporation formed and was soon producing shotshells. What began as a small company grew to a staff of 500 by 1930. The United States entered World War II in 1941 and Federal secured an $87 million contract to build and operate the Twin Cities Ordnance Plant (TCOP) in New Brighton, Minnesota. [P]roducing … ammunition for the military proved to be a valuable asset as the company entered commercial cartridge production.”

Federal’s President Jason Vanderbrink notes: “The entire staff of 1,500 hard-working Americans in Anoka, Minnesota is extremely proud to celebrate a full century of continuous and successful operation. We appreciate those who came before us… and look forward to taking Federal into its next century.”

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A special edition Federal 100th Anniversary magazine, available at newstands, and a coffee table book are also planned. Also accounts of Federal’s history will be posted on social media websites.

Federal Ammunition is now part of Vista Outdoor, a large sports/recreation corporation that also owns Remington Ammunition, Hevi-Shot, CCI, Speer, RCBS, Alliant Powder and more. All of the ammo brands are run by Ammunition operations President Jason Vanderbrink who noted: “We don’t just buy parts and put them together, or have other companies load stuff for us. We do it all on site.” Federal ammunition can be purchased online direct from Federal, as well as third party vendors. For more information on Federal’s products and online services visit

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