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March 6th, 2023

BargainFinder 389: 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. 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 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. KYGUNCO — S&W M&P 15-22 Bundle, $414.99 with Rebate

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Get 15-22 Rifle with $75 Rebate, plus S&W Carry Case, eye/ear protection

Smith & Wesson’s M&P 15-22 is a great rimfire AR clone — a good choice for NRL22 and/or rimfire 3-Gun games. Currently KYGUNCO is offering a great special bundle with 15-22 rifle, S&W logo carry case, Walker Sport Glasses, and Surefire EPE Ear protection. The rifle is complete with Magpul folding sights plus M-LOK handguard. Note the $489.99 S&W 15-22 Bundle price (before rebate) is listed on KYGUNCO’s Tax Time Sale Flyer. However the web site is still showing a $496.07 pre-rebate price. Either way this rifle bundle qualifies for FREE Shipping.

3. Midsouth — SK Rimfire Ammo Sale

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Very good ammo that works great for NRL22 and local fun matches

SK makes excellent .22 LR ammo. We have friends competing in NRL22 and SK is their top choice — as it offers great accuracy at an affordable price. Right now SK Ammo is on Sale at Midsouth. Get a 50rd box of SK Semi-Auto for $7.99 or choose SK High Velocity, just $86.99 for 500 rounds. We’ve found SK ammo performs better than some other brands at $10-$11 per box.

4. Amazon — Caldwell AR-500 Steel Targets, starting $19.99

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Great deals on durable AR500 steel targets — watch video below right

Caldwell’s new bright, easy-to-see steel targets come in multiple shapes and sizes for competition, training, and recreational use. Made of AR-500 grade hardened steel, these bright yellow targets can withstand thousands of rounds. Rated up to a 3000 fps impact velocity and a 3500 ft-lb impact energy, these targets come in seven styles and sizes with three hanging solutions. These bright yellow Caldwell AR500 Steel Targets are on sale now on Amazon, starting at just $19.99 for the 5″ Gong Target.

5. Amazon — Midland-EX37VP Radio Kit (Set of 2), $49.99

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Quality Walkie-Talkies with good range and special Emergency functions

Having a good 2-way communication system is vital when hunting or wilderness hiking. And a pair of walkie-talkies really helps during shooting practices when a buddy goes downrange to set targets. A very good 2-Way radio system is the Midland-EX37VP E+Ready Emergency Two-Way Radio Kit. These walkie-talkies have a 26 mile range and feature 22 FRS (Family Radio Service) channels, along with channel scan. With this kit you get vital E+Ready Emergency functionality, plus NOAA weather alerts — important in the event of a natural disaster.

6. Dick’s Sporting Goods — Fortress Safes on Sale

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Great prices on Fortress safes — the big safe is a real bargain

Here are two great gun safe deals. The jumbo-sized Fortress 64+4 Gun Safe will hold up to 64 guns in the main interior, plus four more on the door. It is currently $200 off, discounted to $999.98. With scoped guns, or those with wide forearms or pistol grips, knock that max number down to about 35 guns. That’s still an impressive capacity. This big Fortress-brand safe weighs 545 lbs., measures 56.5″ H x 41″ W x 25″ D, and is fire-rated at 1400°F for 30 minutes. If you are looking for a smaller, secondary safe, the Fortress 12-gun Fire Safe is currently $499.98 on sale ($100 off). This weighs 247 lbs. and is 55.1″ H x 19″ W x 15.3″ D. It is fire-rated at 1200°F for 30 minutes.

7. CDNN Sports — 12ga Silver Eagle Semi-Auto Shotgun, $199.99

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Consistent brass good for bolt guns and ARs

If you need a home defense shotgun, but have a tight budget, check out this TR Imports Silver Eagle Inertia One 12ga semi-auto with 18.5″ barrel. This has all the key features you need — fitted sights (adjustable rear, Fiber Optic front), Picatinny rail on top of the action, and pistol grip. This shotgun even comes with a convenient case with four choke tubes. Capacity is 4+1, Weight is 7.8 lbs, and OAL is 38.5″.

8. — Frankford Platinum Case Prep Center, $99.99

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Versatile, easy-to-use unit with 4 powered heads now has the Frankford Platinum Case Prep Center for $99.99 on SALE (19% Off). This aluminum-body unit features 4 powered tool stations and comes with: (1) inside chamfer tool; (1) outside deburring tool; (1) small primer pocket scraper; and (1) large primer pocket scraper. The machine’s 8-32 threaded output shafts accept a wide variety of aftermarket case prep tools. The 200 RPM shafts are efficient. NOTE: If you want a tool that can TRIM cases, as well as prep cases, check out the Frankford Case Trim & Prep Center for $60 more — $159.95 at MidwayUSA.

9. KYGUNCO — Rossi .22 LR Rio Bravo Lever Rifle, $289.17

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Nice gold-finish lever-action rifle at great price

Classic .22 LR lever guns are fun and inexpensive to shoot. These rifles are great for reactive and steel targets. A lever gun is also an excellent training rig for new shooters. Right now the Rossi Rio Bravo .22 LR rifle is on sale for $289.17 at KYGUNCO. This rifle features a gold-tone steel receiver with dark wood stock + forearm. Capacity is 15+1 rounds of .22 LR. OAL is 36″ and weight is a modest 5.5 pounds.

10. Amazon — Motion-Sensor LED Interior Light, 2 for $24.99

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Activates when door opens, Rechargeable, 3 LED Light Levels

Here’s a great accessory for your Gun Safe. This rechargeable LED Lamp turns itself on when you open the door, and off when you close the door. Select three brightness levels: 10LED, 20LED, 30LED. With the supplied 3M adhesive magnetic strip you can easily attach the light to the inner walls of your gun safe. And then quickly remove the unit for charging with a standard USB cord (no batteries to replace!). It works, it’s handy, and it’s affordable — get a twin-pack with TWO LED motion-sensor lamps $24.99 on Amazon. These LED lamps can also be used in garages, closets, or stairwells.

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March 6th, 2023

Why You Should Own a Suppressor — 18 Good Reasons

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Read full story in GunsAmerica Digest for all 18 reasons to own a suppressor.

Do you own a suppressor yet? If you live in a state where silencers are allowed, there are many good reasons to get a modern suppressor. The process for acquisition has been streamlined. Vendors such as SilencerCo can now handle most of the legal paperwork required. And the choice of suppressors is greater than ever before.

Along with basic noise reduction, what are the key reasons to get a suppressor? There are actually many. True Pearce, Editor of the GunsAmerica Digest, has written an excellent article about the benefits of suppressors: Why a Silencer Might Prevent Dementia & 17 Other Reasons You Need a Suppressor. Here are FIVE of the 18 reasons outlined in the article. We recommend you read the full story to access ALL 18 reasons. That full article has worthwhile insights for anyone considering getting a suppressor.


Reason — Protect Your Hearing
Owning and using a suppressor helps prevent hearing loss. Hearing loss is a legitimate health concern that all firearms owners should be concerned about. Firearms are loud. The average firearm without a suppressor is between 140-165 dB and creates what is called an impulse noise (i.e. a noise that lasts for less than one second).

OSHA’s limit for impact/impulse noise is 140 dB…. Every time you fire a gun (including a .22 LR) without hearing protection or a suppressor, you can permanently lose hearing and it never returns. Surgery and hearing aids cannot restore the hearing you lose — it’s gone forever. Suppressors do not make your gun silent! However, they can make the impulse noise much less than 140 dB.

Reason — Reduce Muzzle Blast
A suppressor reduces or eliminates muzzle blast. Traditionally, we associate flinching with recoil, and while recoil can contribute to flinching, many shooters are finding that when using a suppressor on a caliber with no recoil they don’t suffer from the concussion, noise, and blast. As a result, they don’t close their eyes, flinch, or jerk the trigger.

Reason — Reduce Felt Recoil
A suppressor … reduces recoil or kick. Nobody that’s telling the truth enjoys getting punched in the shoulder, and that’s essentially what happens when you shoot a lightweight centerfire magnum rifle. Suppressors are very effective at slowing the recoil down or [reducing it significantly]. I personally observed a small (70-lb) 12-year-old boy shoot a 5.5-pound 6.5 PRC with a suppressor. After shooting he got up smiling and said, “That didn’t kick at all!”.

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Reason — Reduce Muzzle Rise to Keep Your View on Target
Suppressors reduce muzzle rise and make it possible to stay on target through your shot [so you can watch the trace and impact]. This allows you to make your own wind calls and corrections.

Reason — Reduce Dust and Dirt Kicked Up from Muzzle Blast
Suppressors prevent snow, dust, dirt, or other debris from blowing up when you shoot prone. If you’ve shot much with muzzle brakes, you know this is a real thing.

CLICK HERE to Read all 18 Reasons to Own a Suppressor »

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GunsAmerica Digest Editor True Pearce hunting with his horses and suppressed rifle.

Related Article: ATF Announces New e-Form 4 Platform for Suppressor Registration

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March 6th, 2023

New Rimfire Ammo Featured in Shooting Sports USA This Month

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Shooting sports usa ssusa march 2023 .22 LR ammo ammunition norma lapua eleyEvery month Shooting Sports USA (SSUSA), an NRA publication, releases a new issue with a variety of feature stories on gun industry products and important pistol, rifle, and shotgun competitions. SSUSA also regularly posts valuable guides for handloaders, plus instructional articles that can help shooters improve their skills.

The March 2023 Digital Edition of Shooting Sports USA is packed with interesting content. There is a guide to Sighting in New Shooters which covers Eye and Hand Dominance. In addition, there is a big 6-page article on the Best New Products from SHOT Show 2023. But the feature that really caught our attention is a summary of new .22 LR rimfire ammunition.

Match Grade .22 LR Ammunition Offerings for 2023

With the rapid growth of NRL22, NRL22X, PRS 22 and other rimfire rifle sports, we were pleased to see a four-page SSUSA feature on match grade .22 LR ammunition offerings for 2023. This covers new (or notable) rimfire ammo from Lapua, ELEY, Norma, SK, RWS, Aguila, and Wolf.

New for 2023, Norma has released innovative XTREME LR-22 ammo, which features a unique, patented bullet design. This has a special base with a cone (see diagram). Norma claims that this “rocket tail” design reduces drag by creating less negative pressure at the back end of the bullet. It will be interesting to see how this new bullet design works in rimfire ELR competition.

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Shooting sports usa ssusa march 2023 .22 LR ammo ammunition norma lapua eley

Lapua recently introduced its impressive Super Long Range and Long Range rimfire ammunition. These two new ammo types are optimized for long range accuracy and consistency. The goal was to have extremely low extreme spread (ES) and standard deviation (SD), to yield the highest precision down range. Shooters competing in disciplines such as NRL22X and Rimfire ELR should benefit.

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