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May 1st, 2023

BargainFinder 397: 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. Bruno Shooters — Primers on Sale, Free Shipping, Free Hazmat

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With 5K Primers Sealed Case $0 Hazmat and FREE Shipping

Primers are still in short supply these days. Some sellers are still charging over $200 per thousand. But Bruno’s is running a Springtime Primer Special that can save you big bucks. And if you purchase a sealed box of 5000 primers Bruno’s includes FREE HAZMAT and FREE Shipping. That can save you $50-$70 per shipment. In stock now are a variety of CCI, Federal, and Remington primers, with some European primers due soon. Prices start at $92.95 per thousand, with 5000 minimum for free shipping with $0 hazmat fee.

2. Creedmoor Sports — American Bullet Company Match Bullets, $18.95 – $38.95 per hundred

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Top-quality bullets at half what some others cost

Creedmoor Sports has a new line of American Bullet Co. Match-Grade Bullets. These .224- and .308-caliber bullets are first run — no blems or seconds — with all bullets in each box from a single lot. A great value, these bullets let you shoot more without breaking the bank. The .224 bullets are offered in 75gr HPBT, 77g HPBT, and 77gr Tipped. The .308 bullets are 155gr, 169gr, and 175gr HPBT.

3. Midsouth — New Frankford F-1 Single-Stage Press, $128.99

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Versatile press, built-in light, good primer exit, plus FREE shipping

Here’s a handy, single-stage press with some cool features. The new Frankford Arsenal F-1 press has an open front for easy case placement, plus a built-in LED lamp at the top (great for inspecting cases). And after decapping, spent primers go straight down a tube into a catch cylinder (as on a Forster Co-Ax). We think this would be an excellent secondary press used for decapping or bullet seating. The intro price — just $128.99 at Midsouth — is a great deal as you get FREE Shipping. NOTE: This press does NOT have priming capability — you must prime cases with a separate tool. Also, the power cord for the LED light is NOT included. For more details see Frankford Arsenal F-1 Press Review. Here is a review from a recent purchaser: “Amazing press for a great price. The ball bearing ram is smooth and feels right. The leverage is great and all-around operations of the press are [excellent].”

4. — Vortex Scope Close-outs, Save 44-54%

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Massive discounts on Vortex scopes for PRS/NRL, varminting, and tactical has Vortex Close-Out Optics sale, with savings of 44-54% on nine scopes and two deluxe Red Dots. Here are four of the best deals with both FFP and SFP options: Vortex Strike Eagle 4-24x50mm SFP/MOA; Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50mm FFP/MRAD; Vortex Viper PST Gen II 5-25x50mm EBR-2D FFP/MRAD; Vortex Vortex Ranger 1-4x24mm Scope TMCQ SFP/MOA.

5. Midsouth — Aguila .22 LR Ammunition, $34.99 500 rounds

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Large variety of Aguila rimfire ammo at great prices

With the high cost of centerfire components (bullets, brass, primers, powder), more folks are shooting rimfire rifles and pistols. Right now, Midsouth is running a major sale on Aguila rimfire ammo. Choose standard velocity (1130 fps) or high-velocity (1255 fps), solid point or hollowpoint. Ammo starts at just $3.49 for 50 round boxes of 38gr or 40gr ammo. And if you need large quantities, you can get 2000-round bulk packs for just $119.99. That works out to just $0.06 per round — a steal. For varmint work, consider Aguila’s 1700 fps Hyper Velocity Supermaximum 30gr ammo, priced at $7.49/50 rounds.

6. 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! Foe the $189.99 sale price you can order the kit for these cartridge types: 9mm Luger (9x19mm), .38 Auto/.38 Super, .38 Spl/.357 Mag, and .45 Colt. Just get other dies to load other cartridge types. NOTE: Lee cautions that “Only CCI or Remington brand primers are safe to use with this press”.

7. Palmetto SA — Leupold LRF and Binoculars Combo, $50 Off

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Great price on Laser Rangefinder and Binoculars bundle

Here’s a nice Leupold Optics Combo for a hunter/varminter. For just $279.99 you get BOTH the Leupold RX-1400i TBR/W Laser Rangefinder (LRF), plus the quality Leupold BX-1 McKenzie 10×42 HD binoculars. The RX-1400i LRF is rated for 1400 yards, and offers angle ballistics correction. The display is bright red — good for both sunny days and darker dusk/dawn conditions. The binoculars come with GO Afield shoulder strap, binocular case, lens covers, and lens cloth.

8. Palmetto SA — Taurus TX22 Competition, $415.36

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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.

9. Amazon — NEIKO 6″ Digital Calipers, $25.89

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Good, reliable digital calipers at attractive price

Every handloader needs to measure shoulder bump, cartridge length, and other dimensions. A good set of calipers is essential. If you need calipers, check out the NEIKO Electronic Digital Calipers. The tool’s body/frame is constructed of finely polished stainless steel with a knurled thumb roller and locking screw that ensures smooth sliding and accurate positioning. If you’re getting started in reloading or are looking for a back-up set of calipers, this is a good option.

10. Amazon — Ear Muffs (assorted colors) 26dB SNR, $15.99

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Good compact muffs for the price with a good 26dB SNR

We say it all the time but don’t ever shoot without quality hearing protection. Consider these Vanderfield folding ear muffs. Priced at just $15.99, these come in a variety of colors (black, brown, green, gray, red, purple, pink) so you can easily tell yours apart from others. The 26dB SNR sound protection rating is above average for compact muffs. For maximum protection use plugs under the muffs. (FYI, “SNR” or Single Number Rating, is the EURO equivalent of the NRR noise rating in the USA.)

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May 1st, 2023

Husband and Wife Duo Finish Top 10 at AR Tactical Match

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You’ve heard the adage — “The couple that plays together, stays together.” Here’s a story about a married couple that competes together in precision rifle matches. Shooters Tim and Regina Milkovich recently both placed in the Top 10 at the popular CowTown Accurized AR Match. Regina took third with a nearly-clean run, dropping only one shot on Stage 5 to end with 49 points and an overall time of 49.50. Tim followed closely behind, placing sixth with 48 points and a time of 37.95.

This match, held at the CowTown Range in Peoria, Arizona, is designed to test and build shooters’ long range skills. Shots are taken from normal PRS-style positions and supports. Each match consists of five stages with targets ranging from 100 to 700 yards. Each stage has a 20-round maximum, and the match typically requires 40 to 50 hits.

Tim and Regina, who are both sponsored by Nosler, can often be found competing together at individual and team matches. At this match, both shot ARs chambered in .223 Rem loaded with Nosler .22 caliber 77gr Custom Competition bullets.

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This video is from a Cowtown Accurized AR match last October.

Regina is a Top Female PRS Shooter
Regina is one of the top female precision rifle competitors in the country. She is one of only two women to ever win a national-level Precision Rifle Series (PRS) match. Just a few years ago Regina was a novice in the PRS/NRL game. Now ranked as a Master Class shooter, today she is a respected, top-level competitor.

Time is a Veteran Who Shoots Many Disciplines
Tim is a military veteran with service in the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, and U.S. Air Force. He has been shooting competitively since 1986 in multiple disciplines including Pistol Silhouette, Bullseye Pistol, USPSA, IDPA, and 3 Gun. Tim has a Master Class ranking in most of the disciplines he shoots.

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Tim also shoots bolt-action rifles. Below are his 6.5×47 Lapua cartridges loaded with Nosler 140gr RDF bullets and Varget powder. Photos from Tim Milkovich Facebook Page.

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May 1st, 2023

Improve Flexibility, Reduce Back Pain with Stretching Exercises

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We know many of our readers are getting older and are not as flexible as they once were. If you shoot prone with sling, or do position shooting, you can definitely benefit from doing some key stretches on a regular basis. This can help avoid cramping, muscle pain, or unwanted tension. In addition, doing stretching exercise can help with general health and fitness.

Shooting Sports USA has a good fitness article: Easy Stretches And Strength Movements. While the main focus of this article is on strethces to alleviate lower back pain, many of the movements illustrated can help ease neck, shoulder, and mid-back tension. This Editor, who suffers from neck/shoulder tension, can confirm that these exercises really do help. NOTE: The lead photo above shows the Floor Pec stretch (left) and Pigeon stretch (right), referenced below.

The article’s author, Corey Howard, explains:

Let’s look at the simple stretches … to maintain a healthy range of motion in your four corners — your hips and shoulders. If any of these areas are tight, then nine times out of 10, your body can’t stabilize and you’ll have low back issues.

There are four simple yoga stretches I have all my clients do: child’s pose, floor pec stretch, half kneeling hip flexor, and pigeon. These are simple and can be seen in the photos. The child’s pose lengthens the spine and stretches the lats, the big muscles in your upper back. Pec stretch on the floor opens up your chest and relaxes your shoulders so your posture improves. Half kneeling hip flexor stretch should be felt on the front side of your hips and ease the strain on your lower back. Finally, pigeon stretch can be felt through your glutes and will ease any lower back discomfort.”

Good Basic Stretching Routines — Video Instruction

Here are two videos that offers some other stretching techniques that can help older marksmen. This Editor started doing some of the listed morning stretches. Right away this helped to significantly reduce stiffness associated with working at a computer all day long.

And here is a more aggressive stretching routine that includes some of the stretches found in the Shooting Sports USA article. For older readers — you may want to just do a few of these stretches for starters — not the entire routing.

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