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December 26th, 2022

BargainFinder 379: 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. Precision Reloading — Lee PRO 1000 Press Package, $189.99

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Amazing deal on Progressive Press with Case Feeder for loading pistol ammo

If you want the efficiency of a progressive press, but have a limited budget, consider the Lee Pro 1000 Progressive Reloading Press. This reloading kit includes 3-station press, dies (Carbide FL Sizing, Powder-Through Expanding, and Bullet Seating Dies), 3-Hole Turret, Shell Plate, Powder Measure, Universal Case Feeder, and priming system. Yes that’s right this $189.99 Kit includes the case feeder! Order the kit for your favorite cartridge type including: .32 S&W, .38 Auto/.38 Super, .38 Spl/.357 Mag, .380 ACP, .45 Colt, .45 ACP, and .223 Remington. NOTE: Lee cautions that “Only CCI or Remington brand primers are safe to use with this press”. While this is a great deal it’s best suited for pistol cartridge loading. BONUS: Also, through 11:59 PM CST on 12/26/2022 you save 10% on orders over $75 with Code 122522.

2. Midsouth — RCBS Rebel Master Reloading Kit, $349.99

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Kit offers good press and big savings over price of individual tools

The RCBS Rebel Master Reloading Kit offers everything you need to get started with precision hand-loading. On sale now for just $349.99 at Midsouth, this package includes: Rebel Single-Stage Press, Uniflow-III Powder Measure, 1500 grain digital scale, hand priming tool, powder funnel, hex key set, chamfer/deburring tool, accessory handle with case neck and primer pocket brushes, case loading block, and spray lube. You even get a Speer #15 loading manual. This is a heck of a deal for $349.00 with FREE Shipping. You could pay $200 for just a good single-stage press alone.

3. Sportsman’s Warehouse — Savage Rascal Sale + Rebate

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Good little bolt-action training rifle, now with REBATE

The Savage Rascal is a great starter rifle for new shooters. This compact, single-shot, bolt-action rimfire comes in a variety of stock colors and patterns. Purchase one by 12/31/2022 and get a $25 mail-in Savage rebate. These Savage Rascal Rifles feature laminated stocks, threaded (1/2-28) barrels, and modern aesthetics. Though sized for younger shooters, the design shares full-size rifle features, including Savage’s user-adjustable AccuTrigger system.

4. Amazon — Magpul Bipod, $66.00

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Quality, sturdy yet light-weight bipod

Looking for a lightweight, easy-to-mount yet stable bipod? The modern Magpul MOE Bipod features injection molded components for weight reduction while still retaining the functionality, strength, and value of Magpul’s all-metal bipods. It’s easy to mount the MOE bipod using the rapid-attach mounting system that attaches securely to sling wwivel studs on the rifle forearm — no track required.

5. Amazon — RCBS Hand Priming Tool, $33.99

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Very good price on an quality, durable hand-priming tool

Shopping for a very reliable hand priming tool at a bargain price? We recommend the RCBS 90200 Hand Priming tool. This durable tool seats primers quickly and safely, with plenty of leverage. The unit ships with BOTH large and small primer plugs. A safety mechanism separates the seating operation from the primer supply, significantly reducing the the possibility of tray detonation. Yes there are better, high-end hand priming tools, but you might have to pay $80+ to get noticeably better performance.

6. KYGUNCO — Taurus TX22 Competition, $419.99

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Affordable .22 LR match pistol with compensator has earned positive reviews

Rimfire pistols let you enjoy action pistol competitions without spending a ton of money. Among .22 LR pistols, the Taurus TX22 Competition SCR offers great performance for the price. The TX22 Competition SCR builds features a precision-engineered slide and match-grade bull barrel. The “skeletonized” slide with enlarged ejection port is designed so that a red dot optic can be mounted to the barrel. That helps prevent problems during ejection of empty shells. Taurus claims this mounting configuration enhances accuracy compared to a slide-mounted optic platform.

7. Midway — Caldwell Front Rest & Rear Bag, $99.99

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Great price on good set-up for sighting-in hunting rifles

Need a good basic front rest and rear bag to sight-in that hunting rifle or do load development? Here’s a solid, functional benchrest set-up at a great price. This Caldwell Rock BR Rest and Bag Combo is great combo deal for just $99.99. This will more than suffice for testing a hunting rifle or basic bench-work. Upgrade the rear bag later. The front rest adjusts for both windage and elevation. This is a GREAT deal — consider that the Caldwell Rock BR Rest by itself sells for $179.99 at

8. Midsouth — Year-End RCBS Sale, Save Big Plus Free Shipping

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Great prices on top-tier items plus FREE Shipping

Along with the Rebel Master Reloading Kit listed above, Midsouth is running a major sale on other popular RCBS products. You’ll find major discounts plus FREE Shipping. Get a ChargeMaster Supreme Scale/Dispenser for $379.99 or a ChargeMaster Link for $269.99, both with FREE Shipping. The Rock Chucker Supreme is discounted to $169.99 ($40 off) with FREE Shipping, and the RCBS Case Prep Center is now $339.99 ($50 Off), with FREE Shipping.

9. Amazon — Hearing Protection and Shooting Glasses, $35.99

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Excellent kit with 30 NRR muffs plus TWO sets of safety eyewear

Nearly every time we’re at the range we see people without proper eye and/or ear protection. For under $40 you can get excellent protection with this Earmuffs and Safety Lenses Kit. You get a comfortable set of 30 db NRR earmuffs plus TWO sets of protective glasses, all housed in a handy carry kit. The ANSI Z87.1-approved lenses are Anti-Fog and scratch-resistant. We like having a choice of lens colors — the clear lenses provide max light transmission while the yellow lenses offer enhanced contrast and work well on overcast days. If you do a lot of indoor training, this is a very good kit for the price.

10. MidwayUSA — MTM 4-Can Ammo Crate, $27.52

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Great system that hold many pounds of ammo securely

This MTM ammo crate is popular with our readers. The MTM AC4C Ammo Carrier features four lockable polymer ammo cans in a fitted, four-slot 23.5″ x 11.3″ x 7.5″ carry crate. This makes it easy to haul four full ammo cans. Actual purchasers have raved: “Moments after I received this storage box set I ordered another. Very well-built and great design — a steal at the price.” The system includes four lockable, O-Ring 11.3″ x 7.2″ x 5″ ammo cans (AC30T) for multi-caliber ammo storage. The crate even includes tie-down points for transport in a cart or ATV. This is on sale now at MidwayUSA for $27.52 or $34.27 on Amazon.

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December 26th, 2022

Springfield Armory M1A — Care, Maintenance, and Operation

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Do you own an M1A rifle? If so, you’ll want to view a new video from Springfield Armory (SA). As part of SA’s new Workbench Video Series, this 9-minute video is a detailed guide to the M1A rifle. The video can benefit any M1A owner or shooter: “These in-depth videos were developed to help new gun owners safely care for and maintain their firearms, as well as provide a useful resource for seasoned gun owners”, notes Steve Kramer of Springfield Armory. In the video, firearms expert Steve Horsman provides a step-by-step guide for the popular M1A semi-auto rifle.

Springfield Armory M1A Workbench Video:

“Descended from the M1 Garand, the M14 utilized multiple improvements that made it a far superior firearm for combat and a much better rifle for competition.” — Dick Jones, Shooting Sports USA.

Ray Gross M1A service rifle

An evolution of the M1 Garand, the M14 was designed to shoot the 7.62×51 (.308 Win) round instead of the larger .30-06 Springfield cartridge used in WWI, WWII and Korea. While the vast majority of today’s M1As are chambered for .308 Win/7.62×51, Springfield Armory also produces a 6.5 Creedmoor version

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For many years, the semi-auto version of the M14 was “top dog” in iron sights Service Rifle competition. Now that discipline is dominated by .223 Rem (5.56×45) AR-type rifles, but the bigger .308-caliber rifle, now sold as the M1A, remains popular. Each summer, the CMP hosts a major M1A Match at Camp Perry, sponsored by Springfield Armory. This is a popular event with 100+ competitors and significant cash prizes.

See how the modern M1A is built in this Springfield Armory Video:

As racing improves automobiles, competition improves firearms, and the current crop of Springfield M1As, from the Basic to the top-of-the-line Super Match and Loaded models, reflects the years of development. The M14 and its variants are … still considered by many to be the best battle rifle in the history of the U.S. Military. — Dick Jones, Shooting Sports USA

How to Install a Scope Mount on an M1A

Folks — there is another M1A scope-mounting video from Springfield Armory which is worth watching. We recommend you watch both videos before starting this task, which requires some specialized tools.

Military Version Operation Revealed — M14 Training Film

The original military version of the M1A was the select-fire M14. The 27-minute official U.S. Army video below demonstrates the operation of the M14. Field-stripping is shown from the 5:13 time-mark through 8:30. Cut-away drawings show the M14’s gas operation at 8:40.

Watch M14 Functioning Cycle Starting at 9:25 Mark:

The M14’s complete 8-step functioning cycle is demonstrated from the 9:25 time-mark through 22:41. These eight operations are: 1) Feeding; 2) Chambering; 3) Locking; 4) Firing; 5) Unlocking; 6) Extracting; 7) Ejecting; and 8) Cocking. This movie is fairly long, but every M1A owner should definitely watch this video start to finish.

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