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January 31st, 2022

Bargain Finder 332: 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. Bullet Central — Krieger and Bartlein Pre-Fit Barrels

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Great quality pre-fit barrels, ready to mount to your rifle

Do you own a Kelbly, BAT, or Impact action and need a new barrel but don’t want the hassle (and cost) of having a smith chamber and headspace the barrel? Consider a Krieger or Bartlein Pre-Fit Barrel from Bullet Central. On BulletCentral.com you’ll find a wide range of barrels in various calibers for multiple action types. Place your order for professionally-chambered, custom-grade barrels that you can install yourself.

2. Creedmoor Sports — Air Rifle Sale, Save $295 on Anschutz

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Save hundreds on a high-quality rifle for young 3P competitor

Do you have a young family member getting started in competition shooting? Here’s your chance to get a premium Air Rifle at significant savings. Creedmoor Sports has slashed the prices of popular Anschutz competition air rifles by nearly $300, and there are also great deals on more basic Crosman PCP rifles. Right now you can buy the Anschutz 9015 Junior Air Rifle for $1999.95, marked down from $2295.00 — a $295 savings. Or get the Crosman PCP Challenger for just $799.95, $85 off the regular $884.95 price.

3. KYGUNCO — Heritage Rimfire Revolvers, $117.99 – $159.99

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Super bargains on classic single-action rimfire revolvers

Everyone should have a rimfire revolver. Revolvers have crisp triggers, ample sight radius, and good accuracy. Inexpensive, with modest recoil, the little .22 LR round works great in revolvers. Right now you can get a nice Heritage single action revolver for $118-$160 at KYGUNCO, after a mail-in $20 Rebate. CLICK HERE to see 21 Heritage rimfire revolver models, four of which are shown above. Chose the standard .22 LR models, or twin-cylinder models that can shoot BOTH .22 LR and .22 Magnum.

4. Amazon — Frankford Arsenal Perfect Seat Priming Tool, $60.89

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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 $60.89 on Amazon.

5. Amazon — Smart Weigh Gem20 Digital Scale, $21.99

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Great little accurate, repeatable scale at amazing price — Watch the VIDEO!

The Smart Weigh Gem20 scale is an excellent option for those looking to reduce velocity Extreme Spread by weighing powder precisely to the kernel, without having to spend $1000 on a laboratory grade scale. At this low price (under $22 currently), this is also great option as a back-up or travel scale used at the range. Verified purchasers, including the maker of the video above, have praised the scale. Watch the video to see how precise it is — the scale can measure kernel by kernel. Use the “mode” button to select grains. The scale can also weight in grams, ounces, and other modes. Use the tare function to zero with powder pan. This scale ships with two 10g calibration weights.

6. Amazon — Osage River Double Rifle Case w/ Shoulder Straps

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Impressive twin case/pack for carrying two rifles plus handgun

There aren’t that many affordable rifle cases that fit long-barreled match and PRS rifles and still provide excellent, padded protection. Consider the Osage River Padded Cases available in sizes from 36″ up to 55″ OAL. These hold two rifles plus extra gear (magazines, Kestrel etc.) and also feature slots to carry one or two handguns. These all-in-one rifle cases should suit the needs of many rifle shooters. For a PRS/NRL rifle we recommend the 51″ case, while for ELR, F-Class, or Palma rifles with longer barrels, you may need the big 55″ padded case. All sizes feature strong, padded shoulder straps. Six color options are offered: Gray, Black, OD Green (shown above), Tan, Snow Camo, and ACU Digital Camo.

7. Creedmoor Sports — Rifle Stock Cleaning Comb Cover, $29.95

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Protect your expensive stocks with deluxe Comb Cover

Cleaning rifles barrels/actions can lead to solvents getting on the buttstock and ruining your finish. A great way to protect your stock is with a comb cover such as the one from Creedmoor Sports. These high-quality covers are made to order in several different colors. With their “Quiltee” design they stay in place and do a good job protective your rifle(s). These 8.25″ x 16″ covers are offered in Red, Blue, or Black colors.

8. Natchez — 100rds 9mm American Eagle Ammo

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Very reliable USA-made 9mm ammo, great price for 100 rounds

Good factory ammunition is making its way back to store shelves but pricing can be high. If you need good reliable 9mm Luger ammo at a great price, Natchez has 100rd boxes of American Eagle 9mm ammo for just $35.99 (that’s like 50 rounds for $17.99). This is a good deal on quality American-made ammo.

9. Midsouth — Ammo Boxes .22 to .45 Sizes Starting at $2.30

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Large variety of durable, inexpensive ammo boxes

ammo box saleIf you load your own ammo, you’ll need good ammo boxes. Right now Midsouth Shooters is running a sale on quality, house-brand hinged ammo boxes with clear or red tops. Choose among polymer boxes designed for a wide variety of cartridge types/sizes, with round counts from 20rds up to 100rds. These ammo boxes are durable and long-lasting. Most have good external hinges so the lids open smoothly and don’t pull back.

The prices are really attractive so you can get plenty of boxes to hold all your pistol and rifle ammo. For example, the hinged red top 100-rd .22 LR ammo box is just $2.38, while a 50-rd .223 Rem box is just $3.14.

10. Graf & Sons — Wolf Ammo In Stock, Many Calibers

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Bargain-priced, reliable steel-cased ammo (NOT reloadable)

Sometimes you just need affordable ammo for fun shooting, with reloading not a consideration. If you shoot .223 Rem, 7.62×39, or .308 Win, check out the budget-priced yet reliable Wolf Ammunition. Available now at Graf’s for a variety of popular cartridge types, this is good range ammo that gets the job done. IMPORTANT: This Wolf ammo has STEEL cartridge cases which are NOT reloadable.

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January 31st, 2022

Forming 30BR Cases — Experts Explain the Best Methods

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30BR 30 BR case formingThe 30 BR is an amazing little cartridge. However, 30 BR shooters do have to neck-up 6mmBR or 7mmBR brass and then deal with some issues that can arise from the expansion process. One of our Forum members was concerned about the donut that can form at the new (expanded) neck-shoulder junction. Respected bullet-maker Randy Robinett offers tips on how to deal with the “dreaded donut”.

The Forum member was concerned about thinning the brass if he turned his 30 BR necks after expansion: “Everything I have found on 30 BR case-forming says to simply turn off the bulge at the base of the neck caused by the old 6BR shoulder. I expanded my first case and measured the neck at 0.329″ except on the donut, where it measures 0.335″. Looking inside the case… reveals a groove inside the case under the donut. Now, it is a fact that when I turn that neck and remove the donut, the groove is still going to be there on the inside? That means there is now a thin-spot ring at the base of the neck that is .005 thinner than the rest of the neck. Has anyone experienced a neck cracking on this ring?”

Randy Robinett, who runs BIB Bullet Co., is one of the “founding fathers” of the 30 BR who help prove and popularize the 30 BR for benchrest score shooting. Randy offers this advice on 30 BR case-forming:

While the thinner neck-base was one of our original concerns, unless one cuts too deeply INTO the shoulder, it is not a problem. For my original 30BR chamber, thirty (30) cases were used to fire 6,400 rounds through the barrel. The cases were never annealed, yet there were ZERO case failures, neck separations, or splits. The case-necks were turned for a loaded-round neck diameter of .328″, and, from the beginning, sized with a .324″ neck-bushing.

The best method for avoiding the ‘bulge’ is to fire-form prior to neck-turning (several methods are successfully employed). Cutting too deeply into the shoulder can result in case-neck separations. I have witnessed this, but, with several barrels and thousands to shots fired, have not [personally] experienced it. The last registered BR event fired using that original barrel produced a 500-27x score and a second-place finish. [That’s] not bad for 6K plus shots, at something over 200 firings per case.

Check out the 30 BR Cartridge Guide on AccurateShooter.com
You’ll find more information on 30 BR Case-forming in our 30 BR Cartridge Guide. Here’s a short excerpt from that page — some tips provided by benchrest for score and HBR shooter Al Nyhus:

30 BR Case-Forming Procedure by Al Nyhus
The 30 BR cartridge is formed by necking-up 6mmBR or 7mmBR brass. You can do this in multiple stages or in one pass. You can use either an expander mandrel (like Joe Entrekin does), or a tapered button in a regular dies. Personally, I use a Redding tapered expander button, part number 16307. This expands the necks from 6mm to .30 cal in one pass. It works well as long as you lube the mandrel and the inside of the necks. I’ve also used the Sinclair expander body with a succession of larger mandrels, but this is a lot more work and the necks stay straighter with the Redding tapered button. This button can be used in any Redding die that has a large enough inside diameter to accept the BR case without any case-to-die contact.

Don’t be concerned about how straight the necks are before firing them the first time. When you whap them with around 50,000 psi, they will straighten out just fine! I recommend not seating the bullets into the lands for the first firing, provided there is an adequate light crush-fit of the case in the chamber. The Lapua cases will shorten from approx. 1.550″ to around 1.520″ after being necked up to 30-caliber I trim to 1.500″ with the (suggested) 1.520 length chambers. I don’t deburr the flash holes or uniform the primer pockets until after the first firing. I use a Ron Hoehn flash hole deburring tool that indexes on the primer pocket, not through the case mouth. — Al Nyhus

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January 31st, 2022

Save Money with Brownells 2022 Discount Codes

Brownells coupon shopping discount code June 2018

With inflation and rising prices, it’s more important than ever to take advantage of discounts and promotions. We’ve located the latest Discount Codes for Brownells Purchases that can save you 10% (or more) on your purchases. These Brownells Discount Codes qualify you for significant savings on guns, ammo, parts, and reloading components at Brownells. Use these Codes during check-out and the savings will reduce your net cost. For example, save $60 on a $600+ purchase, $40 off $400, or $25 off $250 — getting 10% savings. NOTE: Some of these discount codes expire today, while others may expire at any time, so don’t hesitate. If one Code doesn’t work, try another.

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