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September 18th, 2023

BargainFinder 417: 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. KYGUNCO — SAUER Mauser 12ga Tactical Shotgun, $667.82

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Superb German tactical 12 gauge — save $532 with this deal

How’d you like to get a super high-quality, $1200 shotgun for under $670? That’s the killer deal offered right now at KYGUNC0. The SL5 3-Gun semi-automatic shotgun by J.P. Sauer & Sohn is a top-tier European shotgun featuring an inertia-driven system, pistol grip stock, and 18.5″ stepped rib, chrome-lined barrel. The SL5 includes sling attachments, Picatinny optics rail, ghost sights, and a 3+1 capacity. Regularly priced at $1199.99 (with a $1249.99 MSRP), this Sauer SLR is now just $667.82 at KYGUNCO. With this deal you save $532.17. That’s a 44% savings.

2. Midsouth — 10% Off all Lyman Products, Sitewide

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Full Line-up SALE — save 10% or more on ALL Lyman products

Midsouth is running a big 10% Off Sale on all Lyman products. This is a great way to save on hundreds of gear items and supplies. Excellent Lyman products we recommend include: All-American 8-Station Turret Press, Case Prep Xpress (5-head prep center), Case Trim Xpress (powered), Electronic Trigger Pull Gauge, and Match Shooting Bag.

3. Midsouth — Hornady Press Kit, $319.99 w/ 500 FREE Bullets

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Great Deal — Save $80 on complete reloading kit

Here’s an excellent reloading package with everything you need to start handloading cartridges. And right now you can save 21%. With this Hornady Lock N Load Deluxe Classic Reloading kit you get the Classic single-stage press, powder measure with stand, digital scale, hand priming tool, OAL gauge tool, calipers, loading block, bullet release “hammer”, powder trickler, funnel, chamfer/debur tool, shellholder pack, die bushings, lock rings, Hornady Reloading Manual and much more. Folks, this is a great bargain at $319.99! The same Hornady L-N-L Classic Press Kit is $399.99 at MidwayUSA, eighty bucks more! Plus Hornady offers 500 Free bullets with the purchase of this kit. SEE Hornady GET LOADED Promo Page.

4. Amazon — Frankford Arsenal Intellidropper, $149.90

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Save 22% or more on excellent powder scale/dispenser

A good electronic powder scale/dispenser lets you more precisely with greater charge-weight consistency. The Frankford Arsenal Intellidropper delivers 0.10 (one-tenth) of a grain accuracy. This modern, easy-to-use machine also connects via Bluetooth to a very handy App on your phone that stores your loads for various cartridge and bullet types. Priced at just $149.90 on Amazon, this is an awesome deal. This same Intellidropper Platinum sells for $229.99 elsewhere — $80 more than the Amazon price.

5. Creedmoor Sports — Lapua, Peterson, ADG Brass on Sale

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High-quality brass from major makers now available

Right now Creedmoor Sports is running a major Sale on Cartridge brass from Lapua, Peterson, and ADG. If you need a modern cartridge such as the 28 PRC, or need a large magnum for your F-Open or ELR rifle, now is a good time to buy. For example, Lapua-made .300 PRC brass is available now at $159.95 per hundred. Along with these big Magnums, Creedmoor Sports also has Peterson 6mm Dasher brass on sale at $53.50 for 50 cases.

6. 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.

7. CDNN Sports — Field Sport Reflex Dot Sights, $29.99

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Four handy 1X Reflex Dot sights, each just $29.99 — a real bargain

Red/Green Dot sights work well for pistols, rifles, and shotguns. These Reflex-type Dot sights permit fast target acquisition, and work great in low light situations, making them well-suited for home defense use. Right now Field Sport Red/Green Dot (Reflex) sights are on sale for just $29.99. For gun games, we like the model with four reticle types and 5 accessory rail positions. For hunting use, consider the 1×50 model with wide field of view.

8. Amazon — Frankford Arsenal Funnel Kit, $26.34

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This static-free funnel kit works great — perfect fit to necks

Handloaders need a good funnel to transfer powder into their brass. Ideally the funnel should closely fit the cartridge necks to minimize spillage. A great choice is the Frankford Arsenal Powder Funnel Kit on sale now for $26.34 (25% OFF). This quality funnel kit offers EIGHT (8) funnel nozzles with diameters that precisely fit nearly all popular cartridge types. Manufactured from static-free aluminum with a black chrome finish, this powder funnel easily slides onto case necks without hang-ups or static.

9. Target Sports USA — One Day Super AMMO+ Sale, 9/19/2023

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Get 16% off ammunition with membership, plus big F150 give-away

Target Sports USA is running its inaugural AMMO+ Day this week. On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, all AMMO+ members will DOUBLE their savings — getting 16% off select in-demand ammunition. That 16% discount is double the regular 8% savings (and FREE shipping) offered to AMMO+ members. In addition, all AMMO+ members will be entered to win a brand-new Ford F-150 truck! NOTE: to get the Double Savings, you must be an AMMO+ member, which costs $95.00, however, no purchase or membership is necessary to enter the contest. CLICK HERE for more information.

10. Locked&Loaded — CCI Blazer 9mm Ammo, $109.99 500 rds

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Quality 9mm brass-cased ammo at lowest price we’ve seen in years

CCI makes very reliable pistol ammo with reloadable brass cases. Right now you can get 500 rounds of CCI Blazer 9mm FMJ ammo for just $109.99 at That price works out to just $11.00 per 50-round box — a fantastic price. This very affordable 115gr Blazer 9mm ammo is excellent for practice/training, and it is more reliable than commercial reloads.

11. MidwayUSA — Wipe-Out Foam Bore Cleaner, $11.99

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Great product we use — cleans well with way less brushing

At major F-Class matches, one cleaning product was mentioned over and over again and for good reason. Sharp Shoot R Wipe-Out foaming bore cleaner is a no-nonsense, easy-to-use bore cleaner that does a great job. We get best results with two applications of Wipe-Out after some wet patches. If you’re tired of long brushing sessions, give Wipe-Out a try — it really reduces brushing required. This is a very good deal. The same 5 oz. can sells for up to $20 elsewhere.

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September 18th, 2023

ATF Issues Updated Form 4473 — Firearms Transaction Record

2023 ATF Form 4473 update revised firearms transaction record

Due to statutory requirements set forth in both the NICS Denial Notification Act and the Bipartisan Safer Community Act (BSCA), the ATF Form 4473 was revised in December of 2022. Incorporating industry member suggestions made during the recent 60 and 30-day Notice and Comment periods, ATF has further revised the form and now that newest version (August 2023) has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget for implementation. The new form becomes mandatory on 2/1/2024, but the ATF recommends using the updated Forum 4473 now.

The ATF encourages all federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to begin using the Revised Form immediately. The Revised Form is available on the ATF website, and can be downloaded and printed for immediate use. Note that the entire Form, including instructions, must be printed, and stored together. Hard copies of the Revised Form will be available through the ATF Distribution Center beginning November 1, 2023. The ATF eForm 4473 application is also being revised and notification will be sent when it is ready for use.

A detailed breakdown of all form changes is provided on the ATF’s website. SEE: ATF Form 4473 & Firearms Transaction Record Revision.

The Revised Form will become mandatory for use on February 1, 2024. Please contact your local ATF Industry Operations office should you have any questions regarding the changes to the form.

» Review the Changes to ATF Form 4473

» Download the Revised Form 4473

2023 ATF Form 4473 update revised firearms transaction record

CLICK above photo to download full 7-page Form 4473 as PDF file.

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September 18th, 2023

GREAT Video on Making Brass and Precision Ammo — Watch Now

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Guys — honestly, if you do anything today on this site, watch this video. You won’t be disappointed. Guaranteed. This is a very informative (and surprisingly entertaining) video. Every serious hand-loader should watch this video to see how cartridge cases and loaded ammo are made. Your Editor has watched the video multiple times and I still find it fascinating. The camera work and editing are excellent — there are many close-ups revealing key processes such as annealing and head-stamping.

VERY Informative Video Show Cartridge Brass and Ammunition Production:

Norma has released a fascinating video showing how bullet, brass, and ammunition are produced at the Norma Precision AB factory which first opened in 1902. You can see how cartridges are made starting with brass disks, then formed into shape through a series of processes, including “hitting [the cup] with a 30-ton hammer”. After annealing (shown at 0:08″), samples from every batch of brass are analyzed (at multiple points along the case length) to check metal grain structure and hardness. Before packing, each case is visually inspected by a human being (3:27″ time-mark).

The video also shows how bullets are made from jackets and lead cores. Finally, you can watch the loading machines that fill cases with powder, seat the bullets, and then transport the loaded rounds to the packing system. In his enthusiasm, the reporter/narrator does sometimes confuse the term “bullets” and “rounds” (5:00″), but you can figure out what he means. We definitely recommend watching this video. It’s fascinating to see 110-year-old sorting devices on the assembly line right next to state-of-the art, digitally-controlled production machinery.

Video tip by EdLongrange. We welcome reader submissions.
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