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July 18th, 2022

BargainFinder 356: 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.

NOTE: All listed products are for sale to persons 18 years of age or older. No products are intended for use by minors.

1. MidwayUSA — RCBS Rebel Master Kit & 1K Primers — $299.99

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Amazing Deal — Press, powder measure, scale, tools and 1000 primers

Need tools to get started reloading? Then jump on this deal. For $299.99 you get a nice RCBS Rebel Press, Uniflow-III powder measure, priming tool, digital scale, case prep tools, funnel, hex keys, loading block, and even a reloading manual. By itself that would be a great bargain. But here’s the kicker — if you buy this RCBS Rebel Master Combo Kit, MidwayUSA will include 1000 Remington small rifle primers as a FREE Bonus. So you get all these tools AND 1000 primers for just $299.99. Killer Deal. NOTE: Act soon — MidwayUSA may pull this offer within a day or two.

2. Sportsman’s Warehouse — Vortex Sale + FREE GIFT CARDS

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Great savings on Vortex optics with valuable Bonus Gift Cards

Vortex Optics makes a wide range of products — riflescopes, laser rangefinders, and spotting scopes. You’ll find all types of Vortex optics on sale at the Sportsman’s Warehouse July Vortex Optics Sale. You can save hundreds on high-quality Vortex optics. What’s more, Vortex purchases can entitle buyers to Sportsman’s Warehouse gift cards valued up to $200.

3. Creedmoor — Redding Boss ProPak Reloading Combo, $379.95

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Redding Boss press, balance beam scale, and tool combo set

If you’re getting started in reloading, here’s a very good deal on the Redding Boss ProPak. The kit includes full-size Redding Boss single-stage press, Model 2 balance beam powder scale, powder trickler, case lube kit, deburring tool, case prep kit, powder funnel and Hodgdon Reloading Manual. The Model 2 beam scale is very precise and repeatable. This kit is good for both novice reloaders and more advanced reloaders looking to upgrade their equipment.

4. EuroOptic — Trijicon Riflescope Clearance

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Trijicon makes excellent optics, now with HUGE discounts

Trijicon scopes are some of the best value riflescopes on the market. The have good glass, are sharp, and very reliable. And now, EuroOptic is offering Trijicon riflescopes at crazy low clearance prices. With discounts exceeding 50% off, this is likely the best deal you’ll ever see on scopes of this quality.

5. Amazon — Lyman Cyclone Rotary Tumbler, $190.16

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Good, reliable Tumbler for rifle and pistol brass

If you’ve wanted to start wet-tumbling your brass, consider the Lyman Cyclone Rotary Tumbler Kit. With a large capacity — up to 1000 pieces of .223 Rem brass– this Lyman Tumbler Kit includes a media sifter plus five pounds of stainless steel tumbling media. This is a complete kit that will get you up and running.

6. Amazon — AOFAR HX-700N Hunting Range Finder, $64.99

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Crazy low price on decent Laser Rangefinder good to 700 yards

Need a simple but effective rangefinder for your next hunt? For targets inside 700 yards, consider the AOFAR HX-700N Hunting Range Finder. This unit offers two modes: Range and Speed. You can easily identify targets with a continuous scan. Waterproof and dust resistant, the HX-700N is a low-cost yet functional unit that can do the job for game hunters. The HX-700N boasts a convenient mode memory function and can switch between meters and yards.

7. Natchez — Remington Ammunition Sale

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Wide selection of pistol, rifle, and shotgun ammo on sale

Are you looking to stock up on ammo? Check out the Remington Ammunition Sale at Natchez. This is good USA-made ammo. Right now you can find anything from rimfire to shotgun ammunition all at very favorable pricing.

8. Amazon — Real Avid Handgun Cleaning Kit, $19.99

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Good, handy pistol cleaning kit in zipped carry case

To keep your pistols clean and safe, it’s wise to have a compact but well-equipped cleaning kit. We recommend the Real Avid Handgun Cleaning Kit. This kit includes a 2-part gun cleaning rod with T-handle, bore brush set, bore patch jag set, two small & large slotted bore patch tips and gun cleaning patches. All tools are stored in a handy, zip-closure carry case.

9. Amazon — Tactical 2-Pistol Range Bag

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Good bag, with plenty of pockets, many color options

If you need a new range bag look at the Tactical 2-Pistol Bag with lockable zipper. This can easily store two full-size handguns, along with eye/ear protection, ammo, and other essential gear. Along with the main compartment, there are four mesh accessory pockets. The front and side pockets are elastic to keep your magazines and small shooting supplies. With a handgrip and padded shoulder strap, this Range Bag is comfortable to carry.

10. Lock & Loaded — .223 Rem 55gr FMJ 1000rd Ammo, $442.99

Get 1000 rounds of .223 Rem at $0.45/round

If you need ammunition for your AR15s or other .223 Remington (5.56×45) rifles, consider purchasing 1000 rounds of PMC .223 Rem 55gr FMJ for only $442.99. At less than $0.45 per round this is one of the very best deals we’ve seen on major-brand .223 Rem ammo this year.

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July 18th, 2022

5 Degrees of Doom — The Real Risk of Unintended Down-Range Impacts from Slightly Elevated Muzzles

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In our Shooters’ Forum, there was an discussion about a range that was threatened with closure because rifle over-shoots were hitting a farm building over two miles from the firing line. One reader was skeptical of this, asking “how’s that possible — were these guys aiming at the stars?” Actually, you may be surprised. It doesn’t take much up-angle on a rifle to have a bullet land miles down-range. That’s why it’s so important that hunters and target shooters always orient their barrels in a safe direction (and angle). Shooters may not realize how much a small tilt of the barrel (above horizontal) can alter a bullet’s trajectory.

How many degrees of muzzle elevation do you think it would take to hit a barn at 3000 yards? Ten Degrees? Twenty Degrees? Actually the answer is much less — for a typical hunting cartridge, five to seven degrees of up-angle on the rifle is enough to create a trajectory that will have your bullet impacting at 3000 yards — that’s 1.7 miles away!

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Five degrees isn’t much at all. Look at the diagram above. The angle actually displayed for the up-tilted rifle is a true 5.07 degrees (above horizontal). Using JBM Ballistics, we calculated 5.07° as the angle that would produce a 3000-yard impact with a 185gr .30-caliber bullet launched at 2850 fps MV. That would be a moderate “book load” for a .300 Win Mag deer rifle.

Here’s how we derived the angle value. Using Litz-derived BCs for a 185gr Berger Hunting VLD launched at 2850 fps, the drop at 3000 yards is 304.1 MOA (Minutes of Angle), assuming a 100-yard zero. This was calculated using a G7 BC with the JBM Ballistics Program. There are 60 MOA for each 1 degree of Angle. Thus, 304.1 MOA equals 5.068 degrees. So, that means that if you tilt up your muzzle just slightly over five degrees, your 185gr bullet (2850 fps MV) will impact 3000 yards down-range.

Figuring Trajectories with Different Bullets and MVs
If the bullet travels slower, or if you shoot a bullet with a lower BC, the angle elevation required for a 3000-yard impact goes up, but the principle is the same. Let’s say you have a 168gr HPBT MatchKing launched at 2750 fps MV from a .308 Winchester. (That’s a typical tactical load.) With a 100-yard zero, the total drop is 440.1 MOA, or 7.335 degrees. That’s more up-tilt than our example above, but seven degrees is still not that much, when you consider how a rifle might be handled during a negligent discharge.

Think about a hunter getting into position for a prone shot. If careless, he could easily touch off the trigger with a muzzle up-angle of 10 degrees or more. Even when shooting from the bench, there is the possibility of discharging a rifle before the gun is leveled, sending the shot over the berm and, potentially, thousands of yards down-range.

Hopefully this article has shown folks that a very small amount of barrel elevation can make a huge difference in your bullet’s trajectory, and where it eventually lands. Nobody wants to put holes in a distant neighbor’s house, or worse yet, have the shot cause injury.

Let’s go back to our original example of a 185gr bullet with a MV of 2850 fps. According to JBM, this projectile will still be traveling 687 fps at 3000 yards, with 193.7 ft/lbs of retained energy at that distance. That’s more than enough energy to be deadly.

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July 18th, 2022

Need Work? Gun Industry Jobs Listed on NSSF Website

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Firearms Industry JobsA number of interesting jobs in the firearms industry have become available in recent weeks. The NSSF maintains a regularly-updated listing of employment opportunities with gun-makers and shooting sports organizations. On the NSSF’s job board right now there are financial openings, account manager positions, engineering jobs, sales and marketing positions, and media/digital marketing opportunities. Here are some of the jobs we found this week posted on the NSSF Website. CLICK HERE to visit the NSSF Career Center with all current listings

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Firearms Industry Jobs — Current Openings

Partial selection — SEE MORE JOBS HERE

Smith & Wesson: District Sales Manager (CA, OR, NV, HI)

Glock: LE District Sales Manager (OR, WA)

CZ-USA: Digital Marketing Coordinator (Kansas)

Aero Precision: Sales Account Executive (Washington State)

Century Arms: Vice President of Operations (Vermont)

Buck Knives: Director of Engineering (Idaho)

Davidson’s: Outside Sales (Washington State)

Bushnell: Director Hunt/Shoot Marketing (Kansas)

Umarex USA: Social Media Specialist (Arkansas)

MSR: Dealer Specialist (Nevada)

GOSAFE Technology: Customer Relations Manager (Connecticut)

Taylor’s & Company: Inside Sales Manager (Virginia)

Cutting Edge Bullets: Sales Representative (Idaho)

Delta Defense: Field Training Specialist (Texas)

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