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September 4th, 2022

BargainFinder 363: 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. Brownells — Labor Day Sale and $45 Off $300

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15% OFF Coupon Code plus dozens of popular items on sale

Brownells is running a major Labor Day Weekend Savings Event, with lots of items on sale, plus a killer Discount Code. Use code LABORDAY to get a whopping $45 off a purchase of $300.00 or more — a 15% savings. If you won’t be spending that much, use code 10OFF100 to save $10 on a $100 purchase. Or for bigger buys use code September50 for $50 off $450. Note — the $45 Off Code expires Monday, September 5, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

2. MidwayUSA — Camo Tuesday September 6 — Major Discounts

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Major once-a-year 1-Day SALE on hunting gear

MidwayUSA’s Camo Tuesday is a huge hunting SALE marking the start of the fall hunting season. You’ll find killer deals on optics, camo gear, rangefinders, GPS units, hunting boots, ammunition, and more. But don’t hesitate. The Camo Tuesday SALE only happens once a year. Many of the best deals will expire at 11:59 PM Eastern time on 9/6/2022. Go to MidwayUSA.com on September 6th to get great hunting products at unbeatable prices. MidwayUSA is also offering a Camo Tuesday Sweepstakes Package worth $4749.96!

3. CDNN Sports — Mossberg 6.5 Creedmoor Scoped Rifle, $449.99

mossberg patriot super bantam camo hunting rifle 6.5 Creedmoor
Very affordable hunting rifle complete with 3-9x40mm scope

Hunting season is coming soon. If you’re looking for a starter hunting rifle for a family member, here’s a solid option. This Mossberg Patriot Super Bantam has a nice True Timber Strata Camo finish stock. It is chambered for the moderate recoil, yet very accurate, 6.5 Creedmoor round. Handy removable buttplate sections allow you to adjust the LOP for smaller-framed shooters. The very affordable $449.99 price includes a 3-9x40mm factory-mounted scope.

4. Palmetto State Armory — Labor Day Sale

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Big Discounts on AR hardware, pistols, ammo and more

For the next few days, you can save big on AR uppers, AR lowers, pistols, triggers, and ammo at Palmetto State Armory. Shown above are just three of the dozens of deals offered this holiday weekend. There are also significant savings on magazines, red dot optics, riflescopes and more. CLICK HERE for Labor Day Deals.

5. Midsouth and Creedmoor Sports — FREE Shipping Orders $49+

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Save $10, $20 or more with FREE Shipping through 9/6/2022

Midsouth and Creedmoor Sport are both running FREE Shipping promos for Labor Day Weekend. With Midsouth promo code LDSHIP22 you get FREE Shipping with all Midsouth orders over $49.00. This FREE Shipping offer is good through Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST. For Creedmoor Sports, with promo code WORK22 get FREE Shipping for orders over $49.00 through NOON CT on September 6, 2022 (some exclusions apply).

6. Sportsman’s Warehouse — Up to $350 Off Christensen Arms

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Very high quality hunting rifles with major discounts + $350 Mfg. Rebate

Hunting season is right around the corner. If you are looking for a top-of-the-line hunting rifle with a powerful chambering, we recommend Christensen Rifles. These are on sale now at Sportsman’s Warehouse. Save up to $350 or 28%. Some of the better deals are: Mesa Cerakote .300 WinMag, $899.99 (28% Off); Mesa .308 Win, $949.99 (27% Off); Mesa 28 Nosler, $949.99 (28% Off). There are dozens of chamberings available on sale as well. Along with this sale, Christensen Arms is offering a $350 cash rebate to purchasers who buy a Christensen Arms Mesa or Ridgeline rifle between September 1st and September 30th, 2022. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Mesa and Ridgeline consumer REBATE.

7. Natchez — Frankford Quick-N-Easy Case Tumbler Kit, $79.99

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We’ve used this Combo Kit for many seasons — very good value right now

Keeping your brass clean is important (and essential if you anneal). If you’re looking for a new, affordable setup to clean cartridge brass, consider the Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ Case Tumbler Master Kit. You get everything needed to dry-tumble your brass and remove the media. This is all available now for a very low $79.99. You could pay that much for a good vibratory tumbler alone, yet this combo kit includes tumbler, media separator, bucket, brass polish, and media.

8. GrabaGun — Ruger 10/22 in TALO Precision Chassis, $488.99

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Upgraded Ruger 10/22 with Precision-style chassis and scope rail

Getting started in NRL22 competition? Here’s a good choice that should deliver fast follow-up shots with good handling. This Ruger 10/22 TALO rig features a reliable Rugger 10/22 action fitted to a modern, PRS-style TALO Precision Chassis. There’s a long rail on top, straight forearm, pistol grip, and adjustable buttstock.

9. Midsouth — Lyman Tac-Mat Shooting Mat, $56.31

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Thick padded mat offers more comfort with good length and carry handle

Comfort counts when you’re on the ground for hours. We like this Lyman Tac-Mat 71″ x 36″ shooting mat. It has more padding than most mats on the market, providing better comfort. Now $56.31 in tan or $56.31 in black at Midsouth, this is a VERY good deal. This same Lyman shooting mat now costs $82.02 on Amazon — that’s 46% MORE!

10. Graf’s — Hornady Ammo Plant Progressive Press, $1299.99

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Excellent progressive press with case feeder and bullet feeder

Do you reload large quantities of pistol ammo, or .223 rifle ammo? Then you can save significant time with a quality progressive press. Right now you can save over $200 on the Hornady L-N-L Ammo Plant Progressive Reloading Press Kit. This is a complete loading system with a 5-station, auto-indexing press plus a brass feeder and bullet feeder. The system uses a precise and easily-adjusted powder measure that we prefer to the Dillon powder system. NOTE: After buying the press kit, you’ll need to purchase the appropriate shell plate and dies for your choice of cartrdige(s). Guys, this is a good deal — the same Hornady Ammo Plant system is currently $1519.99 at MidwayUSA.

11. Amazon — Frankford Arsenal Trickler, $13.37

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Inexpensive, works well, stable, tall enough

Every handloader can use a good powder trickler. However many tricklers are light and unstable, making them frustrating to use. We’ve been impressed with the Frankford Arsenal Trickler. Now just $13.37 on Amazon, this is a solid unit with some heft, with a hard rubber base. The mass, low center of gravity, and good design make this easy to use, allowing simple, accurate trickling.

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September 4th, 2022

Sunday Gunday: The Beauty of Wood — Custom Stocks

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As a Labor Day Weekend bonus readers, we thought we’d celebrate the beauty of highly-figured wood with a collection of custom rifles. In our Shooters’ Forum, there is a long-running Gun Glamour thread that showcases many beautiful wood-stocked rifles. Today we feature some very handsome rifles from that Forum Thread as well as other rifles we’ve featured in the Daily Bulletin.

Two F-Open Beauties with Walnut Laminates

Delaware F-Open F-Class rifle Cerus Brux barrel Panda Action

Cerus-stocked Special from Cigarcop
Forum member Keith W. (aka “Cigarcop”) of KW Precision LLC is a talented riflesmith whose projects display outstanding finish work and attention to detail. Keith does some of the best bedding work we’ve ever seen. Back in 2018, Keith built a stunning .284 Win F-Class rig for a shooter in Delaware. It’s a beauty, that’s for sure.

Delaware F-Open F-Class rifle Cerus Brux barrel Panda Action

Check out the stunning Cerus F-Open stock. This features multiple laminations with highly-figured Walnut on the sides. This certainly ain’t your “off-the-shelf” laminated stock. This just shows the beauty that can be achieved with carefully-chosen lamination layers (plus 12 coats of clear).

Delaware F-Open F-Class rifle Cerus Brux barrel Panda Action
This beautiful F-Open rig features a laminated wood stock with stunning figured walnut on the outside.

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Shiraz Balolia F-Open twin rifles Cerus Kelbly Golden Bear action figured walnut

A Beauty for the Boss (of Grizzly.com)
This F-Class rifle belongs to Shiraz Balolia, Chairman/CEO of Grizzly Industrial. Shiraz finished the stock himself: “I installed the bottom wider track for my rear bag and also carved out the finger grooves in the grip. The blank was quite long so I cut off approximately two inches from the front end of each stock and also deepened the large tracking cavity under the fore-end. I went ahead and inlaid my name in Mother-of-Pearl on the Walnut stock.” The stock was then sent to Sims Guitar Finishing for clear coating with “wet look” finish. This rifle is chambered for the .300 Shiraz wildcat, an improved .300 WSM.

Shiraz Balolia F-Open twin rifles Cerus Kelbly Golden Bear action figured walnut
F-0pen Stock made of highly-figured Walnut with Curly Maple inner laminations.

Beautiful Rifles from our Forum Gun Glamour Thread

Here are a variety of handsome wood-stocked rifles from our Forum Gun Glamour thread. In that thread, member Kurz posted a dream gun owned by a friend in England. Kurz included a quote from a book created by the rifle’s owner: “There, with my father’s words ringing in my ears, I shall take that ‘step forward’ and order a perfect machine based on the Mauser ’98 action, built from metal and wood by master craftsmen who truly understand that ‘reliable’ and ‘mechanical integrity’ have as much relevance today as they did all those years ago.”

Ruger Number 1 maple walnut glamour shot

A gun can “shoot dots” and still be handsome. Here is a short-range benchrest rifle with a stunning, exhibition-grade Walnut stock. Forum member Josh B found this beauty.

Ruger Number 1 maple walnut glamour shot

Forum member JRS submitted a stunner from Europe. This beauty features a truly exquisite piece of wood with elaborately engraved receiver. It also has escutcheons and special metal work on the grip.

Ruger Number 1 maple walnut glamour shot

Lever-action Falling Block rifles can be beautiful too. This one features a color case-hardened receiver and handsome two-piece fancy wood stock. This was submitted by Forum member Kurz who notes: “Besides exhibition grade walnut, I like the variations available in spalted maple for rifle stocks.”

Ruger Number 1 maple walnut glamour shot

Here is member Oldduc’s Stevens 44 1/2, .38-55 Black Powder Cartridge Rifle, with an extra .218 Mashburn Bee barrel. Very nice blueing along with the figured wood stocks and fore-arms.

Ruger Number 1 maple walnut glamour shot

A competition rifle must be “performance first”. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be handsome too. Forum member XTR’s rifle, an F-TR rig, features Maple wood with Bubinga tips.

Ruger Number 1 maple walnut glamour shot

Here is “something completely different” — a classic lever-activated Martini Martini Cadet chambered in .20 Vartarg (rimmed). Look at the figure on that fore-end. Remarkable!

Martini Cadet 20 Rimmed VarTarg shot

And wood can work for Benchrest rifles too, when cleverly fashioned in thin carbon-reinforced laminates. Photo from member mdman352.

Martini Cadet 20 Rimmed VarTarg shot

“Wood is Good” — as demonstrated by all the rifles showcased above. In the photo below, master stock-builder Doan Trevor handcrafts a highly-figured wood stock.

doan trevor wood stock stockmaker

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September 4th, 2022

Keeping It Legal — Guide to Traveling with Firearms

Hunting season is coming soon. If you plan to travel across state lines with your hunting rifles, this book can really help. With over 100 changes from last year, the 2022 edition of Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States is a must-read for anyone planning to travel around the country with firearms. In addition, the book also covers the firearms travel laws for Canada and Mexico.

For $15.95 you can purchase a state-by-state Traveler’s Guide to firearms laws. This book can help ensure you comply with all state laws during your trip. Highways Magazine states: “If you carry a weapon in your rig, you need this book.” This 68-page guide covers all firearms types and all 50 states. It even has info for Canada and Mexico. The Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States has sold more than 1,000,000 copies since it was first released in 1996.

This 26th edition of the Traveler’s Guide covers important topics such as carry of firearms in a motor vehicle, concealed carry reciprocity, which states preempt local gun regulation, tips on handling a traffic stop, concealed carry in state and National Parks, vehicle carry and possession on college campuses and much more. Best of all, the text is in plain, easy-to-read English.

Written and researched by J. Scott Kappas, an attorney and Class III Firearms Dealer, the 2022 Traveler’s Guide has a preface that defines many key terms important for anyone traveling with a firearm across state lines. The latest edition also has new formatting for easier reading.

Purchase from GunLawGuide.com $15.95 with FREE shipping (3-4 weeks), or $19.95 with 1st Class Shipping (5-7 days). And as a special deal, you can also purchase the book from third party sellers on Amazon for $8.89 with free shipping (but act fast). The two vendors offering this deal are RGSellars and Anadorn.

MORE INFO at GunlawGuide.com | CLICK HERE for Sample Pages

The Traveler’s Guide is especially useful for shooters traveling in RVs and motorhomes. The American Rifleman Magazine declared: “This book is a must-have for truck drivers, motor home enthusiasts, campers and other travelers…easy to read and understand, well-organized and concise….” One reader from Texas adds: “I used to think that my RV was the same as my home when it came to gun carry….the Traveler’s Guide set me straight. Now I know my motorhome is subject to the same laws as any vehicle when it comes to guns.”

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