July 26th, 2021

Bargain Finder 305: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder Sale Discount Savings

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.

1. Midsouth — Birthday Sale on Rifle Kits, Ammo, Bullets, Mags

Midsouth Shooters AR Kit hornady bullets brass magazines
Big Savings on AR Kits, Hornady Bullets, Pistol Load Packs

Right now Midsouth Shooters is celebrating its 52nd year in business with a big Birthday Sale. Save $70 on a full AR kit — everything you need but the Lower. Or get a great 9mm Reloaders Pack with 1000 115gr Bullets and 500 pieces of new, unprimed brass. Midsouth also has a wide selection of Hornady Bullets on sale in 500-ct “sleeves”. There are both pistol (9mm, .38, .45) and rifle bullets (.224, .308) at huge savings. You’ll also find 9mm Luger and 5.56×45 (.223 Rem) loaded ammo on sale. Last but not least you can get ten (10) 30rd AR magazines for just $99.00.

2. Sportsman’s Warehouse — Winchester .22 LR Wildcat, $219.99

sportsmans warehouse winchester wildcat rimfire .22 LR 22LR rifle sale
Removable lower receiver, Picatinny rails, good trigger, great price

Here is a fun little semi-auto .22 LR rifle at a crazy low price — $219.99 at Sportsman’s Warehouse. The Winchester Wildcat takes Ruger 10/22 mags, and has some great features, such as field-removable lower receiver, ambidextrous controls, integral Picatinny rails and rear barrel access. It has a good trigger and shoots well. In many respects the Wildcat beats the Ruger 10/22 while costing considerably less. The lower receiver assembly is easily removed from the upper assembly by pushing a button — no tools required.

3. Midsouth — Lyman Gen6 Powder Scale/Dispenser, $218.99

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Reliable — nice shielded design with side port, good value

Like the RCBS ChargeMaster, this Lyman Gen6 Powder System will automatically dispense and weigh powder charges. This unit features a touch screen, rapid warm-up, anti-static/anti-drift technology, and electronic shielding to resist interference from other electronic devices. One notable feature is a side port to quick-drain the powder. Right now this Lyman Gen6 Scale/Dispenser is on sale at Midsouth for $218.99. That’s a very good deal as this same Lyman unit sells for $293.99 elsewhere.

4. Grafs.com — Leupold SX4 Spotting Scopes, $699.99 or $899.99

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Save $100 on Angled or Straight spotters, 65mm or 85mm objection

Graf & Sons is running a sale on Leupold SX4 Pro Guide Spotting Scopes. Choose straight or angled, either big 85mm front objective or the smaller 65mm. Save $100 on any and all SX4 models. We prefer the smaller version for hunting/varminting, and the bigger 85mm for competition spotting duties. This is a high-quality optic with an outstanding warranty. If you shoot prone, you’ll want the angled version.

5. Midsouth — Lyman Tac-Mat Shooting Mat, $56.63

lyman tac-mat padded long range shooting mat
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 $56.63 at Midsouth, this is a VERY good deal. This same Lyman shooting mat is $89.89 on Amazon.

6. Amazon — Frankford Case Tumbler Master Kit, $73.99

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

Keeping your brass clean is one of the best ways to keep your dies (and reloading presses) clean as well. 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 $73.99. You could pay that much for a good vibratory tumbler alone.

7. LAXAmmo — TulAmmo 9mm Ammo 1000 rounds, $319.89

tulammo pistol 9mm luger ammo sale Midsouth
Great deal on 9mm Luger ammo — $16 per 50rd box

This TulAmmo 9mm ammo will work for pistol practice. The big appeal of this Russian-made steel-cased ammo in PRICE. Get 1000 rounds for $319.89 — that works out to $16 per 50rd box ($0.32/round), a third of the price some vendors are asking for 9mm Luger ammo. You can also purchase 500 rounds for $169.95. NOTE: This ammo is non-corrosive. However it has STEEL cases so it is NOT reloadable.

8. Amazon — Bluetooth Digital Anemometer, $25.99

wind meter sale
Measures wind velocity with Bluetooth connection to Smartphone App

To shoot successfully at long range, you need precise wind speed readings. This “smart” Digital Anemometer (windmeter) records Max/Min/Average wind speeds and ambient temperature which display on-screen. Importantly, the unit also outputs wind readings to your smartphone via Bluetooth. This allows you to mount the wind meter downrange and view wind speeds via a smartphone App. The unit’s base is threaded for tripod mounting. This is a pretty impressive system for under thirty bucks.

9. Amazon — EILIKS Multi-Tool Kit, $32.99

Amazon camping emergency tool kit 24-piece EILIKS knife flashlight cord, blanket
Very versatile kit for vehicle and camping

The 24-piece EILIKS Multi-Tool Kit it a great item for your vehicle. This contains a nice survival knife and flashlight, plus 22 other emergency survival tools: paracord bracelets, wire saw, water bottle clip, emergency blanket, flint stone, scraper, blow fire tube, 4pcs fire tinder, whistle, saber card, survival pen, multi-use spoon fork, 2 carabiners, 4pces ishing tools and box. The full 8″x4″x2″ kit will fit in most vehicle glove compartments, and can be attached to belt or pack with included ranger band. List price was $48.99, so the $32.99 price is 33% Off.

10. Midsouth — Radians Outback Shooting Glasses, $5.88

radians outback shooting safety eyewear glasses
Quality name-brand shooting eyewear — buy multiples at this price

Every shooter needs eye protection EVERY TIME you go to the shooting range. Right now Midsouth has the good Radians clear Lens Outback Shooting Glasses for just $5.88. These ANSI Z87.1 Radians Shooting Glasses provide 99.9% UVA/UVB protection with the coated lenses. These offer excellent wrap-around protection and are fairly light and comfortable. A handy neck cord is included. With this low $5.88 price, you can buy 3 or 4 sets and keep spares in your vehicles, so you always have protective eyewear for yourself and your friends.

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July 21st, 2021

Take Better Range and Gun Photos with Daylight Fill Flash

camera daylight fill flash shootingWe know you guys like taking photos of your rifles at the range. And, if you’re selling a rifle, scope, front rest, or rear bag, you need good photos to post in our Forum classifieds. Here’s a basic photography tip that can help you produce dramatically better photos. Use your camera’s ability to add “fill flash” even in daylight.

There’s plenty of light on a bright day. But bright light also means strong shadows. The shadows can leave parts of your subject literally in the dark. Daylight flash will help fill in those dark spots. In addition, if you are on a covered firing area, and want to include the range in your photo, you can benefit from using flash. This will prevent the foreground subject from being too dark while the downrange background is much too bright.

Photo without Flash

The photo above was taken without flash. As you can see, the rifle is too dark so details are lost. At the same time, the background (downrange) is over-exposed and washed out. The second photo below is taken with daylight flash. The difference is dramatic. Now you can see details of the rifle, while the background is exposed properly. Note how much easier it is to see the the targets downrange and the colors of the front rest. NOTE: these two photos were taken at the same time — just seconds apart.

Photo with Daylight “Fill-Flash”

Be sure to click on the larger versions of each photo.

How to Activate Daylight Flash
Most digital cameras have daylight flash capability. Some cameras have a separate setting for “auto fill flash”. On other cameras, you’ll have to set the camera to aperture priority and stop down the aperture to force the flash to fire. Read your camera’s manual. On many Canons, a menu that lets you set the “flash output”. For “fill flash” we like to set the flash at 30% to 50% output. This fills in the shadows sufficiently without “killing contrast” or creating too much reflection on shiny metal. Below is a photo taken with 30% flash output. Note the rich colors and how the exposure is balanced between foreground and background. Without flash the sky and target area would be “washed out”.


Here’s another tip for Canon owners. If you like deep, rich colors, use the “Vivid” setting in the effects menu. This punches up saturation and contrast.

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July 19th, 2021

Bargain Finder 304: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder Sale Discount Savings

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.

1. Amazon — LongShot LR-3 Target Camera System, $724.08

burris eliminator III laser ranging scope 4-16x50mm $400 savings discount MAP
Best Long Range Target Camera you can buy — save $75 now

This superb Longshot LR-3 Camera system combines a high-definition camera with a special receiver. This set-up delivers sharp, live images at distances up to two miles with excellent 2688 x 1512 HD resolution. Integrated software lets you mark your shots. This is a good deal — other vendors are selling the LR-3 for $799.00. NOTE: If you want the BulletProof Warranty, we recommend you buy direct from LongShot. You can get the LR-3 System WITH Warranty for $838.00. We do recommend purchasing the BulletProof Warranty — that way LongShot will repair or replace your unit if it is damaged by gunfire or other hazard.

2. Midsouth — LEE 60th Anniversary Challenger Kit, $197.58

lee 60th Anniversary Kit Challenger Kit sale
Excellent kit with Press, Priming Tool, Powder Measure, and much more

It’s been a while since we’ve seen reloading gear both in-stock and at reasonable prices especially for starting kits. Check out this LEE 60th Anniversary Challenger Kit which features a Breech Lock Challenger Press with Large and Small Primer Lever Arms, Deluxe Perfect Powder Measure, Safety Powder Scale, Modern Reloading 2nd Edition, Deluxe Quick Trim, Bench Prime, Priming Tool Shell Holder Kit, Case Conditioning Kit, Powder Funnel and some Lee Case Lube. This is really a great starting kit for anyone looking to get into reloading and probably won’t last long. This is great bargain — the Press alone is worth $100, and the priming tool and powder measure both worth very well.

3. Brownells — Blackhawk Gun Case and Holster Sale

blackhawk gear sale
Significant discounts on quality Gun Cases, Mats, Holsters

If you’re in the market for shooting gear head over to Brownell’s for their sitewide Blackhawk Sale. Blackhawk has been an industry leader for decades and for good reason. They make everything from gun cases to holsters to slings. With this sale, you’ll find significant discounts on very good gun cases, and we like the multi-functional Blackhawk Stalker Drag Mat. This double-duty item works as a rifle carry case AND a padded shooting mat — great product.

4. Roger’s — Federal XM193 5.56x45mm Ammo, 400rd $279.99

.223 5.56 bulk ammo sale
Quality mil-spec AR15 ammo at good price with ammo can

Bulk .223 Rem (5.56×45) ammo has been hard to find these days at reasonable prices. But Roger’s Sporting Goods now has Federal XM193 5.56×45 ammo on sale. Get 400 rounds of 55gr XM193 NATO Rifle Ammunition for just $279.99 ($.70/rd). This is high-quality, ultra-reliable new production ammo shipped in a military-grade metal ammo can. XM193 is rated at 3165 FPS.

5. Sportsman’s WHSE — Savage 6.5 CM Rifle + Scope, $359.99

savage rifle sale
With scope included, it’s like getting rifle for $220!

Here’s a stellar deal on a decent 6.5 Creedmoor hunting rig. Get the rifle PLUS the scope for just $359.99. Sportsman’s Warehouse is selling the Savage Axis XP Scope Combo for only $359.99. The rifle comes complete with a Bushnell 4-12x40mm scope. The rifle boasts a rugged black synthetic stock and is fitted with a carbon steel, 22″ sporter-contour, button-rifled barrel chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. This package rifle is ready to shoot, right out of the box, thanks to the mounted and bore-sighted Bushnell optic.

6. Amazon — EZ-Aim Targets, Grid or Bullseye, 13pk $1.46/$1.49

paper target sale
Incredible deal on 13-packs of Grid or Bullseye targets

This may be the deal of the year on quality targets. Why print targets at home and waste your ink when you can pick up a 13-pack of these EZ-Aim Sight-in Grid Targets for only $1.46! These are nicely sized 12″x12″ grid targets with a large center bull and 4 other orange aim points in the corners. These targets are great for sight-in and/or load development as the 1″ grid provides a quick reference for scope clicks and group sizes. If you prefer multiple small bulls, try the EZ-Aim 11-Spot Target Pack. There are 11 orange bulls on each 12″x12″ sheet. A 13-pack costs $1.49.

7. EuroOptic — 15% OFF Holosun Sights

holosun sights sale
Significant 15% discount on All Holosun Sights at EuroOptic.com

It’s hard to deny the impact that holosights have had on the pistol market. They’re lightweight, easy to use. and help shooters get on target faster and more accurately than ever. If you looking to upgrade a pistol, consider Holosun sights. Right now, at EuroOptic, you can get 15% off with code HOLO15. Features include Holosun’s Green Super LED with up to 50k hours battery life, Multi-Reticle System, Solar Failsafe, and Shake Awake.

8. Graf & Sons — Nikon Laser Rangefinder Sale

rangefinder sale
Good, reliable basic rangefinders on SALE 12-22% Off

Knowing how far you’re shooting is critical both when hunting and target shooting. Thankfully, you don’t need to spend big money on a Laser rangefinder. Right now Graf & Sons has slashed prices on Nikon Laser Rangefinders. There are a variety of models starting at just $149.95 for the Prostaff 1000 6x20mm. The yellow body Forestry Pro II model can range and then display the angles of multiple targets.

9. Amazon — Front and Rear Shooting Bags Set, $12.92

ace hunter front rear bag rest
Handy low-cost bags for varmint work or NRL22 competitions

ace hunter sandbags front rearSometimes all you need is a simple front bag rest and squeeze bag in the rear and we found a great deal. These bags will suffice for basic varmint duties, sight-in for a hunting rifle, or barricade work in an NRL22 match. The Ace Hunter Front and Rear Bag Combo is available in 3 colors (Black, Green, and Camo). For just $12.92 you get both front and rear bags, which can be linked for transport.

These bags ship unfilled so must add your preferred fill material (depending on application) — try lighter fill such as rice for field carry, with heavier sand for bench work.

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July 12th, 2021

Bargain Finder 303: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder Sale Discount Savings

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.

1. EuroOptic — Eliminator III 4-16x50mm LaserScope, $999.00

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Save $400 on popular integrated scope/laser rangefinder

Burris recently released its new, $1699 IV-Series Eliminator LaserScope. That’s good news for bargain hunters because the price of the VERY similar Burris 4-16x50mm Eliminator III is now just $999.00, marked down from $1399.00 ($400 savings). The Eliminator system works great for varmint hunting. Combining optical magnification with laser rangefinding, the Eliminator III ranges out to 1,200 yards with push-button automatic trajectory compensation. You range your target, and the Eliminator III sets a red aiming point. Then just put the red dot on the target and pull the trigger — no drop charts, no knobs to crank. NOTE: EuroOptic also has Demo Model Eliminator IIIs for $899.00.

2. Amazon — Walker’s Razor Slim Earmuffs, $15.80-$21.99

walker ear muffs
Outstanding deal on quality muffs — many color options

Every shooter should have quality ear muffs, both for yourself and any friends/family members you bring to the range. For those on a tight budget, we recommend the Walker’s Razor Slim Passive Earmuffs. These are comfortable and have a good 28dB Noise Reduction rating — very high for slim muffs. These Walker’s Razor Slims are available in a wide variety of colors, starting at just $15.80 on Amazon — a great deal. These muffs fold compactly, making them easy to stow.

3. Midsouth — Lee Breech Lock 50th Anniv. Press Kit, $147.99

Lee Breech lock single stage reloading press scale powder measure priming tool kit
Good press, powder measure plus many tools for crazy-low price

Though reloading tools are in high demand, right now you can get this very complete Lee 50th Anniversary multi-component kit for $147.99, an incredible bargain — the press alone is worth $100! The main attraction is the Lee Breech Lock Challenger Press with quick-change bushing. In addition, you get a Lee Perfect Powder Measure, Safety Scale, Powder Funnel, and Safety Prime. The kit even includes variety of Case Prep tools: Case trimmer, Chamfer Tool, Primer Pocket-Cleaning tool.

4. Midsouth — Hornady .22 Cal Bullet Bulk Packs, 9¢ per bullet

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week discount Hornady bulk bullets A-tip Precision Reloading
Get 6000 .22 Caliber bullets for just 9 cents each

Planning a multi-day Varmint safari, or do you need large quantities of .22-Caliber rounds for your Service Rifle or three-gun matches? Here’s the best bulk bullet deal we’ve found in a long time. Get 6000 Hornady .22-Caliber 55gr bullets starting at $539.00 — just $0.12 per bullet. Or choose the 5300-ct bulk pack of 62gr bullets for $594.99. For match shooting consider the 4000-ct pack of 75gr HPBT bullets for $717.99. This is great choice for service rifle practice — enough for a couple seasons of firing.

5. MidwayUSA — Frankford Large Rotary Tumbler, $143.99

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week discount Frankford Arsenal Tumbler stainless media wet tumble
Big Capacity, Great Deal — save $77 over typical price

If your brass is dirty on the outside or if you want to get it “squeaky clean” before annealing, a Rotary Wet Tumbler is a smart option. Right now the large, full-size Frankford Rotary Tumbler is on sale. Order it now from MidwayUSA for just $143.99 including 5 pounds of 304 stainless media pins and a packet of Frankford Brass Cleaning Solution. NOTE: You must ADD to CART to see that $143.99 price. This a great deal — this tumbler sells elsewhere for $220 or more. Note: if you already have the media, you can also buy the unit by itself from Amazon for $143.99, with free shipping for Prime members.

6. Amazon — Teslong Borescope with Monitor

teslong borescope sale
Chose Rigid or Flexible model — every rifle shooter needs a good borescope

Seeing inside your barrel can provide clues to how well you’re cleaning and the bore’s overall health. One of the best tools we’ve found is the Teslong Rigid Borescope. This features a solid rod for easy use in barrels. It comes with an self-contained high-definition viewing monitor so no phones or pads are needed. If you’re looking for something more portable and a bit more versatile, try the Teslong Flexible Borescope, $99.99 including monitor. Our Forum members give high praise to both models.

7. Precision Reloading — Hornady Bulk Bullets

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder discount Hornady bulk bullets A-tip Precision Reloading
Hornady bullets IN STOCK with great bulk savings

Here’s your opportunity to save big on a huge variety of Hornady bullets in many calibers and various profiles and weights. You’ll find .22, 6mm, and .308 bullets discounted 10-20%. The more you buy the more you save. Precision Reloading is also offering big discounts on a variety of Hornady 9mm and 10mm pistol projectiles.

8. Dunn’s — Norma 9mm Luger Ammo, $18.99/50

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Great Norma 9mm ammo at attractive price in today’s market

9mm Luger ammo remains the most sought-after pistol ammo. Some vendors are charging up to $59.00 for 50 rounds. Now you can get high-quality Norma-brand 9mm ammo for less than one-third that price — just $18.99 for 50 rounds ($0.40/round). Grab it now. If this Norma 9mm ammo sells out, head over to Grafs.com which has Wolf 9mm ammo for $23.49 per 50 rounds. This Wolf ammo features polymer-coated FMJ bullets for reduced copper fouling. NOTE: This steel-cased Wolf ammo is NOT reloadable.

9. Palmetto SA — Taurus 22 Poly 11 oz. Pistol, $279.99

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder discount Taurus Poly 22 .22 LR pistol CCW handgun
VERY light and VERY small — for everyday deep concealment

Boasting sleek lines and a lightweight, polymer frame, the 11 oz. Taurus 22 Poly pistol features a blowback action and tip-up barrel for safety/convenience during loading and chambering. Capacity is 8 rounds. The frame is polymer while the barrel and slide are steel. No, this will not run with an 18-round Glock, but is it so small and so light you can literally carry it anywhere in a pants or coat pocket, or a small purse.

10. Amazon — Padded 64″x21″ Roll-Up Shooting Mat, $37.99

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Affordable padded mat rolls up for easy transport

When shooting prone, it’s really important to be comfortable. You need a good mat that offers some padding along with plenty of room for your gear. The Redneck Convent Padded Shooters Mat fits the bill. Measuring 64 inches by 21 inches it boasts plenty of room and features 1/2″ padding top to bottom. This mat rolls up for easy storage/transport (Rolled size is 21″x8″) with handy built-in rolling straps. This is also available in Green for $38.99 or Black for $39.99.

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July 8th, 2021

Training Tip: Shooter and Spotter Working as a Team

Shooting Spotter training video NSSF

When shooting at long range, two heads (and two sets of eyes) can be better than one. Teaming up with a buddy who acts as a spotter can speed up your long-range learning process. You can focus 100% on the shot, while your buddy calls the wind and spots your hits and misses.

The NSSF has created a short video that shows how shooter and spotter can work as a team. In the video, the NSSF’s Dave Miles works with Rod Ryan, owner of Storm Mountain Training Center in Elk Garden, WV. As the video shows, team-work can pay off — both during target training sessions and when you’re attempting a long shot on a hunt. Working as a two-person team divides the responsibilities, allowing the shooter to concentrate fully on breaking the perfect shot.

The spotter’s job is to watch the conditions and inform the shooter of needed wind corrections. The shooter can dial windage into his scope, or hold off if he has a suitable reticle. As Rod Ryan explains: “The most important part is for the shooter to be relaxed and… pay attention to nothing more than the shot itself.” The spotter calls the wind, gives the information to the shooter, thus allowing the shooter to concentrate on proper aim, gun handling, and trigger squeeze. Rod says: “The concept is that the spotter does all the looking, seeing and the calculations for [the shooter].”

Shooting Spotter training video NSSF

Spotter Can Call Corrections After Missed Shots
The spotter’s ability to see misses can be as important as his role as a wind-caller. Rod explains: “If you shoot and hit, that’s great. But if you shoot and miss, since the recoil pulse of the firearm is hitting your shoulder pretty good, you’re not going to be able to see where you missed the target. The spotter [can] see exactly where you missed, so I’ll have exactly an idea of how many [inches/mils it takes] to give you a quick secondary call so you can get [back on target].”

Recommended Premium Spotting Scopes
Looking for a truely superior spotting scope? Then check out the Kowa Prominar TSN-880 Series. These big spotters feature ultra-sharp Flourite glass, with huge 88mm front objectives. In comparison tests with other premium spotting scopes the TSN-883 (angled) and TSN-884 (straight) units always finish at or near the top. Right now you can get the TSN-883 (Angled) body at Amazon for $2450.00 or EuroOptic.com for the same price. A Special 125th Anniversary Black-Body Edition with TE-11WZ 25-60x Zoom Eyepiece runs $3150.00 at B&H Photo.

Shooting Spotter training video NSSF

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July 5th, 2021

Bargain Finder 302: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder Sale Discount Savings

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.

1. Amazon — Teslong Borescope w/ Monitor

teslong borescope sale
Chose Rigid or Flexible model — every rifle shooter needs a good borescope

Seeing inside your barrel can provide clues to how well you’re cleaning and the bore’s overall health. One of the best tools we’ve found is the Teslong Rigid Borescope. This features a solid rod for easy use in barrels. It comes with an self-contained high-definition viewing monitor so no phones or pads are needed. In the 7/3/21 video below, Gavin Gear reviews a Teslong Rigid Borescope. This is a “must-see” video if you’re considering buying a borescope:

If you’re looking for something more portable and a bit more versatile, try the Teslong Flexible Borescope, $99.99 including monitor. This can also perform a variety of inspection duties for your home or business.

1. Bullet Central — Lapua .284 Win Brass In Stock

lapua brass sale
Ultra-High Quality .284 Win brass in very high demand

It’s been almost eight months since Lapua announced its all-new .284 Winchester brass. Now Lapua .284 brass is finally in stock and ready to ship. The best part is that there is currently no limit so if you need to replace your supply you can order enough to do so. NOTE: Bullet Central also has Lapua .308 Winchester and 6mm Creedmoor in stock currently.

3. Palmetto SA — AR15 Complete Stealth Lower (Blem), $149.99

ar lower receiver
GREAT deal on complete lower with full trigger group and adjustable stock

With changes to Federal law looming on the horizon, it may be wise to get your Black Rifle now. Here is a great deal on a complete lower with stock. The PSA AR-15 MOE Stealth Lowers include full trigger group, plus a nice adjustable. The price is just $149.99 simply because these lowers may have a small scratch or blemish on them somewhere. This is an outstanding bargain.

4. EuroOptics — Vortex Closeout Sale

vortex scope sale
Save hundreds on a wide variety of fine Vortex scopes

We like Vortex Optics products for good reason. Vortex delivers great optic value for the money and Vortex offers one of the best lifetime warranties in the business. EuroOptic.com is running Vortex Closeout Sale right you. You will find a wide variety of good scopes at very significant discounts. This is a great place to get a varmint scope or PRS FFP optic for under $500.00.

5. Brownells — Made In America Sale

brownells sale
Good values and use Coupon Codes for extras savings

Brownell’s is doing something great for the 4th of July. They’re running a huge Made in America sale featuring tons of US manufacturers at sale prices. Best of all is that you can enter to win a Daniel Defense MK18 plus use code FJ2 for Free Shipping on orders $200 or more, FJ3 for $30 PLUS Free Shipping or FJ4 to same $50 plus Free Shipping.

6. Amazon — Lyman Electronic Digital Pull Gauge, $47.99

lyman trigger gauge
Reliable, user-friendly Lyman Trigger Pull Guage is a top choice

Most of the better triggers have adjustable pull weight, but you need a precise, reliable tool to measure that pull weight during the adjustment process. The Lyman Electronic Digital Trigger Pull Gauge measures a wide range of pull weights and boasts an easy-to-read screen. This one gauge will let you set the triggers on everything you own — pistols, hunting rifles and even delicate benchrest triggers.

7. Amazon — Caldwell E-Max Electronic Bluetooth Plugs, $110.83

electronic ear protection
Electronic plugs are much lighter and more comfortable than big muffs

Caldwell E-Max Shadows are bluetooth-enabled, rechargeable electronic ear plugs that can integrate with your phone, play your music, AND protect your hearing. If you’re looking for something more versatile and sophisticated than than disposable foam, ear plugs, consider the Caldwell E-Max Shadows Electronic Plugs. These compact, easy-to-use NRR 23 ear channel inserts are comfortable and boast a pretty good 23 dB NRR. These E-Max Shadows ship with a carry case that doubles as a charger, so they’ll always be ready to go whenever you need them.

8. Amazon — XAegis Tactical Eyewear, $18.99

shooting glasses sale
shooting glasses sale
Very good deal for multi-lens Eye Protection

Having proper Eye Protection is absolutely critical when operating firearms. A great choice is the XAegis Tactical Eyewear 3 Lens Shooting Glasses. These come with three different interchangeable lenses (Clear, Yellow, Gray). You also get a transport case, lanyard, and cleaning cloth. Choose from three frame colors, each for $18.99: Black, Khaki, or Green. For under $20 these are hard to beat. It’s nice to have the color lens options for different shooting sports and different weather conditions.

9. Amazon — Mack’s Ear Plugs and Banded Plugs, $16.99/$9.99

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Hi-Viz NRR 32 earplugs and handy banded plugs

You’ve bought the eye protection, now grab some ear protection, and stay safe. The Mack’s Hi Viz Soft Foam Shooting Earplugs are bright high-viz yellow/green so everyone knows you’re in compliance at the range. These plugs boast a very high 32 dB NRR. Get 50 pairs for $16.99. For hunting, and when watching matches behind the firing line, we like Mack’s NRR 22 Ear Band. This unit fits comfortably on the neck and can be put in place very rapidly. If you’re on a tighter budget, we recommend the comfortable Howard Leight MAX-1 orange NRR 33 plugs. You can get 50 pairs for $9.50 or 200 pairs for $19.99.

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July 5th, 2021

Handy Pocket Magnifiers Help with Many Reloading Tasks

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pocket fold-out magnifierWhat is the most-used piece of equipment on this Editor’s reloading bench? No it’s not my Rock-Chucker press, my priming tool, or even my calipers. The one item in near-constant use is a small, folding magnifying glass. Mine folds into a square case and offers 4X viewing with an 8X bifocal insert. With this handy tool I can inspect case mouths for burrs, check primer pockets, inspect meplats, and look for flaws on bullet jackets. I also use the magnifier to see rifling marks on bullets seated into the rifling, or check my bolt for galling. The number of uses is nearly endless. I keep one magnifier at my reloading bench and another in my range kit.

Folding magnifiers are so handy yet inexpensive that you should own a couple spares (including one in the range box). I bought my magnifier in a book-store, but you can also find them on Amazon.com and FoldingMagnifier.com starting at under $2.00. To see inside cases and dies and view fine details, consider the 5X Meromore Folding Magnifier with a built-in, battery-powered LED light, plus a 11X high-magnification insert.

With a decent small magnifier, you can easily see any minute flaws in your barrel crowns. That’s important because crown damage can cause hard-to-diagnose accuracy issues. We’ve known guys who spend weeks tinkering with loads, when the real problem was a worn-out or damaged crown.

The slide-out iLumen8, shown at left in top photo, offers 3X power with built-in illumination. An “Amazon’s Choice” item, this palm-sized magnifier is $18.95 on Amazon.

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July 3rd, 2021

Eye on Optics — How Riflescopes and Spotting Scopes Work

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For many years, the Swarovski Optik website featured a blog with interesting technical articles. (Unfortunately some of these articles have been taken offline.) In the “On Target” series of blog stories, Swarovski provided a handy explanation of how optics systems work, with exploded diagrams of rifle scopes, spotting scopes, and binoculars. We’ve reproduced the key diagrams here. CLICK HERE for Swarovski On Target Archive.

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Scope Terminology
Focusing Lens
The focusing lens is an adjustable lens inside the optical system for focusing the image at different distances…. In the case of rifle scopes, apart from focusing, the focusing lens also facilitates parallax compensation.

Objective Lens
The objective lens is the optical system’s front lens group facing the object and operates like a converging lens. Its purpose is to display an image which, at the image plane, appears upside down, laterally transposed and reduced, and which is subsequently displayed correctly again by the reversal system.

Diopter Adjustment
For rifle scopes, the reticle can be focused using the diopter adjustment on the eyepiece, thereby correcting any visual impairment. [Editor’s Note: Movable eyepiece diopter adjustment is not offered on all rifle scopes. It is a useful feature on Swarovski and other premium scopes. This allows shooters who need eyeglasses to get a sharply focus image even without wearing corrective lenses. Of course shooters should always wear ANSI-certified eye protection. With the diopter, folks who need correction can use inexpensive, non-Rx safety eyewear instead of expensive prescription safety glasses.]

Reversal System
The purpose of the reversal system is to reverse the image by means of prisms in binoculars and telescopes, and lenses in rifle scopes….The lens reversal system is needed in rifle scopes to control the variable magnification and move the exit pupil[.]

Resource tip by EdLongRange. We welcome reader submissions.
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July 2nd, 2021

Independence Day Weekend Sales and Promotions

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During this 4th of July Holiday Weekend there are a number of sales running at major vendors. Grayboe Stocks has knocked 20% off the price of all stocks, chassis systems and accessories. Creedmoor Sports is offering Free Shipping, Brownells is discounting guns and ammo, Midsouth has some big sales on reloading kits and bullets, while EuroOptic has huge discounts on Special Edition Independence Day AR15 and Remington 700 triggers from TriggerTech. In addition, MidwayUSA is knocking 10% off the price of “qualifying optics”– more than 1600 scopes, red dots, laser rangefinders, spotters, binoculars and ring sets are 10% Off now with Promo Code OPTICS621.

MidwayUSA Optics Sale — 10% Off with Promo Code OPTICS621

MidwayUSA is knocking 10% off the price of “Qualifying Optics” — Over 1600 items. Here is just a small sample of the 1600+ discounted scopes, LRFs, spotting scopes, binoculars, Red Dots, and ring sets. Use Promo Code OPTICS621 during checkout to save 10%:

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To SAVE 10% on these and 1600+ more optics products, use Promo Code OPTICS621 during check-out.

Brownells Made-in-America Independence Day Promo

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With the Made-in-America Sales Event now through 7/5/21 at Brownells, you can save on Black Rifle components, optics, triggers, and more.

EuroOptic TriggerTech Trigger Sale

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Great deals on Special Edition TriggerTech triggers. Don’t delay, we expect these to sell out.

Grayboe Stocks — 20% Off ALL Products

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Here’s a great opportunity for anyone who needs a new stock or chassis. Grayboe Stocks has knocked 20% off the price of all stocks, chassis systems, and accessories.

Palmetto State Armory July 4th Sale — ARs, Pistols, Optics

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Looking for a Black Rifle, AR upper, or AR lower? Plenty of AR hardware is on sale now, along with pistols, optics and more. SALE OPTICS HERE.

Creedmoor Sports — Free Shipping with Code FREEDOM

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For the 4th of July Weekend, Creedmoor Sports is offering FREE Shipping with orders over $50.00.

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June 29th, 2021

Protect Your Expensive Optics with ScopeCoat “Flak Jackets”

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ScopeCoat Scope ProtectorWith the price of premium scopes approaching $3400.00 (and beyond), it’s more important than ever to provide extra protection for your expensive optics. ScopeCoat produces covers that shield scopes with a layer of neoprene rubber (wetsuit material) sandwiched between nylon. In addition to its basic covers, sold in a variety of sizes and colors, ScopeCoat has a line of heavy-duty 6mm-thick XP-6 covers that provide added security. CLICK HERE to review the full line of ScopeCoats on Amazon.

Triple-Thickness XP-6 Model for Added Protection
The XP-6 Flak Jacket™ is specifically designed for extra protection and durability. The 6mm-thick layer of neoprene is three times thicker than the standard ScopeCoat. XP-6 Flak Jackets are designed for tall turrets, with sizes that accommodate either two or three adjustment knobs (for both side-focus and front-focus parallax models). To shield an expensive NightForce, March, or Schmidt & Bender scope, this a good choice. XP-6 covers come in black color only, and are available for both rifle-scopes and spotting scopes.

ScopeCoat Scope ProtectorThe heavily padded XP-6 Flak Jacket is also offered in a Zippered version, shown at right. This is designed for removable optics that need protection when in storage. The full-length, zippered closure goes on quick-and-easy and provides more complete protection against dust, shock, and moisture. MSRP for the XP-6 is $30.00, but you can get them on Amazon for $21-$25.

Special Covers for Binos and Red-Dots
ScopeCoat offers many specialized products, including oversize covers for spotting scopes, protective “Bino-Bibs” for binoculars, rangefinder covers, even sleeves for small pistol scopes and red-dot optics. There are also custom-designed covers for the popular Eotech and Trijicon tactical optics.

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June 28th, 2021

Bargain Finder 301: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder Sale Discount Savings

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.

1. Midsouth — Sierra MatchKing Bullets in Stock

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Excellent .224, 7mm, and .308 Match Bullets IN STOCK now

High-quality reloading components remain hard to find. But Midsouth has a large supply of Sierra MatchKing Bullets. Whether you’re shooting .224, 7mm, or .308 calibers, you’ll find Sierra MatchKings IN STOCK now at very competitive prices. Here are some examples: .224 69gr MatchKing, $27.48/100; .224 77gr MatchKing, $16.57/50; 7mm 183gr MatchKing, $52.01/100, 7mm 197gr MatchKing, $54.45/100; .308 155gr Tipped MatchKing (for Palma), $47.90/100; .308 168gr MatchKing, $37.49/100.

2. Sportsman’s WHSE — Savage 64 FV-SR with FDE stock, $189.99

savage arms model 64 FV-SR FDE semi-auto rifle NRL22
Reliable with surprising accuracy for such an inexpensive rifle

Would you like to campaign a sub-$200 rifle and beat guys with rimfire rigs costing TEN times as much? That’s actually possible in the NRL22 game with the budget-priced Savage Model 64 SV-SR. This comes with a threaded, 16.5″ button-rifled heavy barrel that offers suprisingly good accuracy. The rifle comes with a one-piece Picatinny scope rail. The muzzle is threaded to accept brakes and suppressors. This can both be a great first rifle for a junior shooter as well as a fun tactical comp rig for an adult. NOTE: Most Savage 64 FV-SRs have black stocks, but these Sportsman’s Warehouse rigs have tan (Flat Dark Earth) stocks.

3. MidwayUSA — Bushnell Forge 4.5-27x50mm Scope, $549.99

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Excellent FFP MOA-value Scope for Varminting or PRS/NRL

Are you into PRS/NRL, or just looking for a FFP scope for target shooting and varminting. Then here’s a killer deal. Right now you can save $600.00 (50%) on an excellent first focal plane 4.5-27x50mm Bushnell scope with a great reticle. Price is now just $549.99 with FREE shipping from MidwayUSA. The Bushnell Forge Rifle Scope boasts side parallax, locking zero stop, and high contrast lenses. Click values are 1/4 MOA. We really like the Deploy MOA reticle which has the “Christmas” tree wind-hold marks. Also if you prefer a Second Focal Plane optic, Palmetto State Armory has the Bushnell Forge 3-24x56mm SFP scope on sale for $499.00.

4. MidwayUSA — Texas Star AR500 Steel Target, $239.99

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Cool Large Spinner Target like those used in Major Steel Tactical Matches

Here’s a great new product for fun, reactive shooting with pistols, rifles and shotguns. Birchwood Casey’s Texas Star Target is a rifle-rated mechanical target. Sturdily built, this target features FIVE 6″-diameter AR500 steel plates. The 4 foot high target will rotate (swing) when the plates are hit. The target moves on 2 industrial greaseable bearings. The target comes powder coated black on all metal components. The target breaks down for easy transport.

5. Midsouth — Fiocchi 9mm 115gr FMJ Ammo 50rds, $27.99

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Good 9mm pistol ammo at a decent price (finally!)

Finally we are starting to see popular ammo coming down in price. This quality Fiocchi 115gr 9mm ammo is $27.99 for 50rds at Midsouth. That works out to $0.56 per round. Grab this while you can. If the Fiocchi sells out at Midsouth, Palmetto State Armory has 100-round boxes of Armscor 9mm ammo for $59.99. That’s 60 cents per round — still a lot better than you’ll find at most vendors.

6. Amazon — Stack-On Security Cabinet, $142.00

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Additional Secure Storage to complement heavy Gun Safe

This Stack-on Steel Security Cabinet holds 8 rifles or shotguns up to 52 inch tall. Includes a removable steel shelf. Foam padded bottom and barrel rests, plust removable steel Shelf. NOTE, this arrives in a flat box and must be assembled, but that’s pretty easy. The unit includes pre-drilled mounting holes in the bottom and back to allow attachment to floor or wall. The 3-Point locking system has a a double-bitted, key coded lock. Adjustable shelves are included. NOTE: This is NOT a heavy, thick-walled gun safe. But it can provide security in a work room or RV.

7. Midsouth — Lyman Tac-Mat Shooting Mat, $55.33.

lyman tac-mat padded long range shooting mat
Thick padded mat offers better comfort

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. This is a good deal. This same Lyman shooting mat is $87.64 on Amazon.

8. Creedmoor Sports — Radians Ear Muffs on Sale

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Comfortable Radians Muffs, choose basic or electronic

Creedmoor Sports has been running a sale on all Radians products, including ear protection. You can get the basic, low profile NRR 21 Lowset Muffs for just $13.45 or upgrade to the NRR 23 R3200 Dual-Mic Electronic Muffs for $32.25. Electronic muffs allow you to hear range commands better. NOTE: If you want something even more advanced, check out the Radians R3700 Quad Mic Muffs with Bluetooth. With these you can receive phone calls or listen to music.

9. Midsouth — Radians Outback Shooting Glasses, $5.88

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Quality name-brand shooting eyewear — buy multiples at this price

Every shooter needs eye protection EVERY TIME you go to the shooting range. Right now Midsouth has the good Radians clear Lens Outback Shooting Glasses for just $5.88. These ANSI Z87.1 Radians Shooting Glasses provide 99.99.9% UVA/UVB protection with the coated lenses. These offer excellent wrap-around protection and are fairly light and comfortable. A handy neck cord is included. With this low $5.88 price, you can buy 3 or 4 sets and keep spares in your vehicles, so you always have protective eyewear for yourself and your friends.

10. Amazon — SnapSafe In-Wall Safe $209.99

SnapSafe in-wall flush mount wall safe Amazon Security cabinet

Most readers probably have a nice big safe for long guns and other bulky items. But it would be nice to have a hidden secondary safe that fits in a wall. This SnapSafe In-Wall Safe can hold cash, valuables, passports, and a handgun or two. This In-Wall Safe fits between two wall studs. It sits flush, so it can easily be hidden by artwork. There is even a special “false bottom” that provides a secret hiding spot for cash, keys, and credit cards. On sale for $209.99 on Amazon, this in-wall safe is offered to Sportsman’s Guide Buyer’s Club Members for $189.99, a $20 savings.

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June 28th, 2021

MIL vs. MOA — Angular Measurements for Optics Explained

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Visit PrecisionRifleBlog.com for a discussion of MIL vs. MOA.

Many guys getting started in long range shooting are confused about what kind of scope they should buy — specifically whether it should have MIL-based clicks or MOA-based clicks. Before you can make that decision, you need to understand the terminology. This article, with a video by Bryan Litz, explains MILS and MOA so you can choose the right type of scope for your intended application.

This March-FX 5-40x56mm Tactical FFP scope features 0.05 MIL Clicks.
Mil MOA reticle ranging PRS tactical minute angle precision rifle series

You probably know that MOA stands for “Minute of Angle” (or more precisely “minute of arc”), but could you define the terms “Milrad” or “MIL”? In a helpful video, Bryan Litz of Applied Ballitics explains MOA and MILs (short for “milliradians”). Bryan defines those terms and explains how they are used. One MOA is an angular measurement (1/60th of one degree) that subtends 1.047″ at 100 yards. One MIL (i.e. one milliradian) subtends 1/10th meter at 100 meters; that means that 0.1 Mil is one centimeter (1 cm) at 100 meters. Is one angular measurement system better than another? Not necessarily… Bryan explains that Mildot scopes may be handy for ranging, but scopes with MOA-based clicks work just fine for precision work at known distances. Also because one MOA is almost exactly one inch at 100 yards, the MOA system is convenient for expressing a rifle’s accuracy. By common parlance, a “half-MOA” rifle can shoot groups that are 1/2-inch (or smaller) at 100 yards.

What is a “Minute” of Angle?
When talking about angular degrees, a “minute” is simply 1/60th. So a “Minute of Angle” is simply 1/60th of one degree of a central angle, measured either up and down (for elevation) or side to side (for windage). At 100 yards, 1 MOA equals 1.047″ on the target. This is often rounded to one inch for simplicity. Say, for example, you click up 1 MOA (four clicks on a 1/4-MOA scope). That is roughly 1 inch at 100 yards, or roughly 4 inches at 400 yards, since the target area measured by an MOA subtension increases with the distance.

one MOA minute of angle diagram

MIL vs. MOA for Target Ranging
MIL or MOA — which angular measuring system is better for target ranging (and hold-offs)? In a recent article on his PrecisionRifleBlog.com website, Cal Zant tackles that question. Analyzing the pros and cons of each, Zant concludes that both systems work well, provided you have compatible click values on your scope. Zant does note that a 1/4 MOA division is “slightly more precise” than 1/10th mil, but that’s really not a big deal: “Technically, 1/4 MOA clicks provide a little finer adjustments than 1/10 MIL. This difference is very slight… it only equates to 0.1″ difference in adjustments at 100 yards or 1″ at 1,000 yards[.]” Zant adds that, in practical terms, both 1/4-MOA clicks and 1/10th-MIL clicks work well in the field: “Most shooters agree that 1/4 MOA or 1/10 MIL are both right around that sweet spot.”

READ MIL vs. MOA Cal Zant Article.

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June 21st, 2021

BargainFinder 300: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder Sale Discount Savings

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.

1. KYGUNCO — Thompson/Center T/CR22 .22LR Rifle, $363.99

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Nicely equipped semi-auto .22LR — Good for NRL22 matches

Are you looking to get into the NRL22 discipline but don’t have a rifle to do it with? Check out the Thompson Center T/CR22 .22 LR Rimfire Rifle. This features a 17″ barrel (with front and rear sights) and the stock has a handsome Mossy Oak Camo finish. Equipped with a Picatinny Rail, this is ready to mount a scope for competition. This is a good starter rifle for NRL22 and other tactical rimfire games. Plus it can serve for fun plinking and hunting small varmints.

2. Creedmoor Sports — Kowa 82sv Spotting Scope Packages

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Save $110-$125 on quality spotters with Big 82mm objectives

Having a quality spotting scope is critical for a successful hunt or for reading wind and mirage at a match. One of the absolute best scope for the money is the Kowa 82sv and right now you can take advantage of the Kowa Scope Specials over at Creedmoor Sports. You can pick up the 82sv along with a cover plus your choice of the 25x LER eyepiece or the 20-60x eye piece and be ready for whatever adventure is next on your list.

3. Bullet Central — Berger 7mm 180gr Hybrid Bullets, $63.99

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Choice of Champions — Get Berger 7mm 180s while you can

One of the most sought-after match bullets right now is the Berger 7mm/.284 180gr Hybrid Match Bullet. Many vendors are sold out. But we found them in-stock at Bullet Central and ready to ship. Considering the demand, we wouldn’t wait long to order and we’d probably order enough for your upcoming matches this year (including the F-Class Nationals).

4. Amazon — Roll-Up Shooting Mat with Bonus Sand Bag, $34.99

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Great value, rolls-up into small format, free support sandbag

allen soft case saleTraveling for matches can often mean stripping down to the bare minimum of gear and that usually mean leaving behind large padded shooting mats. A good option instead is a packable shooting mat such as this 78.5″ x 28.5″ Depring folding mat. This mat folds up into a very small footprint making it great for throwing in your checked baggage. FOUR Colors are offered, all priced at $34.99: Tan (shown), OD Green, Black, and Camo. These Depring shooting mats ship with a FREE 6″ x 3.75″ “Unfilled Gun Rest Sand Bag” which can be used for front or rear support.

5. Midsouth — LEE Breech Lock Reloader Press, $41.99

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Great deal on compact press with breech lock quick die changes

Every handloader can benefit from a compact, secondary press for decapping at home and/or seating bullets at the range. Weighing under 2.5 pounds, this LEE Breech Lock Reloader Press is easy to transport. The open front design makes it easy to insert/remove cases. This LEE press offers Breech Lock functionality for rapid die changes. With the Breech Lock bushing in place, you can instantly swap dies with a twist of the wrist. Right now this LEE Reloader Press is on sale for $41.99 at Midsouth

6. Natchez — Federal XM193 5.56×45 Ammo 400rds, $399.99

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Big savings on CCI 9mm ammo and XM193 ammo for ARs and .223 Rem rifles

Natchez is running a special ammo deal right now. You can save on rifle and pistol ammo AND get FREE SHIPPING. Choose one of three bulk packs: CCI Blazer 9mm 500 rounds for $549.99; or Federal XM193 5.56×45 400 rounds in can for $369.99 ($319.99/400 rds if you buy two cans); or Winchester Lake City M193 5.56×45 1000 rounds in box for $779.99. NOTE: The rifle bulk packs are officially 5.56x45mm ammo, but it should also shoot fine in most modern rifles chambered for .223 Remington. The CCI 9mm and Winchester M193 are priced very competitively, so don’t hesitate.

7. Sportsman’s Warehouse — Allen Soft Rifle Case Sale, 20% OFF

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Huge selection of soft-side rifle cases on sale starting at $16

You can never have enough protection for your rifles while transporting them which means having a quality soft case. A great place to start is with the Allen soft case sale over at Sportsman’s Warehouse. You’ll find everything from simple single gun cases to deluxe double rifle cases — all at 20% off.

8. MidwayUSA — MTM Pistol Cases, $33.59 aand $44.99

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Durable, fitted pistol cases for 3 or 6 handguns

Do you find yourself needing to transport several pistols at a time but are tired of having a case for every gun? A handy, affordable solution are the MTM Tactical Pistol Handgun Cases. These fitted cases are offered in different sizes to accommodate 3 to 6 pistols with ease. These can also be locked up to comply with just about any state requirement. They also feature a rubber O-Ring for weather protection.

9. Amazon — Morakniv Fixed Blade Utility Knife, $14.99

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Versatile knife for camping and home, sharp stainless blade

Sometimes you just need a simple, no-nonsense knife in the field that doesn’t cost a lot in case it’s lost or broken. We found this Morakniv Craftline Pro S Fixed Blade Utility Knife which fits the bill exactly. It’s stainless steel, comes with a sheath, and is 3.6″ long making it well-suited for a multitude of cutting tasks. It also makes a good marine safety knife.

10. Amazon — MTM 50rd Deluxe Ammo Carry Box, $11.49

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Hinged top, bullet tip protection, secure latches

allen soft case saleCarrying 50 rounds of .20 Practical, .222 Rem, .204 Ruger, or .223 Rem/5.56×45 ammunition has never been easier thanks to the MTM H50-RS Deluxe 50-Round Rifle Ammo Case. These stackable MTM ammo boxes feature a strong, durable mechanical hinge. This provides years of use and allows the lid to sit flat. This MTM Deluxe case also has specially designed slots that hold the cartridges in place while protecting the bullet tips. Maximum Overall Cartridge Lenthe is 2.37″ bullet up and 3.45″ bullet down.

These Made-in-USA MTM cases come with a 10-year guarantee. Along with the Green version priced at $11.49, this case is offered in semi-transparent blue for $17.29 on Amazon.

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June 19th, 2021

Great Father’s Day Gifts for Under $100

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Photo courtesy Father’s Day Quotes

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21, 2019, so now’s the time to shop for a great gift for the “Old Man”. If your father enjoys the shooting sports and hunting, here are some recommended items. There are a couple items for home use as well. All selections cost less than $100.00. If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can get two-day shipping in most areas of the country.


TEN Great Father’s Day Gifts for Dad Under $100.00

Howard Leight Electronic Muffs

Protect Dad’s hearing — Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Muffs These high-tech muffs provide NRR 22 dB sound protection with the ability to still hear conversations and range commands. These muffs offer Headphone Functionality via external audio jack, so Dad can listen to music. We recommend using muffs over plugs for maximum hearing protection.

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Teslong Digital Borescopes are “game-changers”, hugely popular with our Forum members. These Teslong borescopes display clear, sharp digital images on your mobile device. Shown here is the latest rigid version. Get the Rigid Borescope for $69.98, or flexible cable model for $45.98.

MTM shooting range box gear hauler

It’s hard to find quality tactical gun cases that fit long match rifles. This Savior Gun Case (55″ model) can hold two rifles up to about 54″ OAL. Multiple colors and five lengths are available: 36″, 42″, 46″, 51″, 55″. This is a great choice for PRS. The 51″ case is $94.12 at Amazon while the 46″ version is $84.99.

Lee breech lock challenger press

Are you looking for a secondary press to handle basic tasks such as decapping? We’ve used this inexpensive Lee Breech Lock Challenger press for many functions. It is sturdy and has a convenient primer ejection tube. This is a great value for $99.99 on Amazon, including one Breech Lock quick change bushing.

$99.99 Laser Rangefinder

Does your father enjoy golf and hunting? Here is a economical Laser Rangefinder rated for 650 yards. The Gogogo Rangefinder features easy controls and an ergonomic grip. It also has a “flagpole” range locking feature that’s great for golfers. An Amazon’s Choice for rangefinders, this unit is on sale for $99.99 at Amazon.

RCBS Partner Reloading Press

This Columbia Bahama II guide shirt is durable and comfortable. More importantly it provides UPF 30 protection from the sun’s damaging rays. The added cape over the shoulder area provides extra protection for shooters in the prone position. This is offered in 17 colors in breathable nylon. This is popular for fishing, sailing, hiking and other outdoors sports.

Motorola 2-way 22 Channel Radios

Walkie-Talkies are “must-have” items for long-range shooting. The 22-CH Motorola T100 Two-Way Radio is an Amazon Favorite in FRS/GMRS Handheld Radios. This is a 2-Radio set for under $30.00.

The Wind book wind reading

The latest 2020 Edition of The Wind Book, is the best wind resource in print for competitive shooters. The Wind Book analyzes key aspects of wind reading — vectors, cycles, vertical elements, and mirage. This excellent resource is now $19.48 at Amazon.

corque gun cleaning kit mat

The Corque Gun Cleaning Kit boasts 12 jags, 9 bronze brushes, 9 mops, nylon brushes, 100 patches, oil bottles, plus 6 brass rods and other gear. This even comes with a mat and gloves. NOTE: we recommend one-piece rods for rifles.


Stansport Shotshell Bottle Thermos Hunting

This cleverly-designed Shotshell thermos will make Dad smile. Styled just like a 12ga shotgun shell, the Stansport Thermo Bottle holds 25 oz. of hot or cold liquids. Current price is about $29 for Black or Green, or $41 for red.

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June 14th, 2021

BargainFinder 299: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder Sale Discount Savings

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.

1. KYGUNCO — Savage Axis II Precision, $799.99

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Compares well with tactical rigs costing much more

Here’s a smart choice for PRS/NRL Factory Class. Get the Savage Axis II Precision rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor for $799.99. Add a high-quality scope and you’ll have a complete set up for well under $2K with money left over for bipod, support bags, and other accessories. If you are looking for a metal chassis varmint rifle, Sportsman’s Warehouse has the .223 Rem Axis II Precision in stock for $829.99.

2. MidwayUSA — Crimson Trace 5-Series Tactical Scope Sale

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Really amazing deals on excellent FFP optics for PRS/NRL applications

KILLER DEAL on high-quality First Focal Plane MilRad optics, ideal for PRS/NRL tactical applications. These high-tech Crimson Trace scopes are over HALF OFF now. Grab the 3-24x56mm for $699.99 (61% OFF) or the 3-18x50mm for $599.99 (62% OFF). Both feature 34mm main tubes, tons of elevation, and advanced MR1-MIL illuminated reticles. We’ve looked through these optics and they have good glass and nice controls. These scopes feature EZ Mount Leveling Indicators for quick, precise mounting. All Crimson Trace scopes come with FREE Batteries for life and a Lifetime Protection Warranty.

3. Sportsman’s WHSE — Hornady Press Kit + Ultrasonic Bundle

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Save $120 on this reloading Kit/Sonic Bundle, $519.99 Value

With the shortage of loaded ammo, millions of gun owners are getting into hand-loading. Here’s a good starter kit at a great price. This Hornady Bundle Kit combines a complete reloading set-up with a Hornady ultrasonic cleaning unit. For just $399.99 you get a single-stage press, quality powder measure, digital scale, priming tool, powder trickler, funnel, case prep tools and more. All that would easily be worth the $399.99 price. But with this deal you get all that PLUS a quality L-N-L Sonic 2L ultrasonic cleaning machine as well. This is one of the best bundles we’ve seen — act soon before it sells out.

4. Midsouth — Tumbler Kit Pro with Separator/Sorter, $89.99

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Ample capacity, great reviews, and good value right now

Keeping your brass clean is one of the best ways to keep your dies (and reloading presses) clean as well. If you’re looking for an affordable setup to clean cartridge brass, consider the Midsouth Tumbler Kit Pro. You get everything needed to dry-tumble your brass and then remove the media. Get the combo kit now for a very low $89.99, including Vibratory Tumbler, Media Separator (with bucket), Media, and Brass Polish. The Tumbler Kit Pro will handle 600-1000 handgun cases, or 250-450 rifle cases (depending on size). Nearly all verified purchaser reviews have been five stars.

5. MidwayUSA — Stable Table Portable Shooting Bench, $178.39

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Hard to beat bench at this price; swivel seat, 60-lb total weight

The Caldwell® Stable Table, a 60-lb tripod-style bench, offers a 34″L x 23″W top surface with a bench seat that adjusts from 16″ to 22″ in height. The polymer top has two integrated carry handles. These handles double as anchors for two gun-holding forks that can be used when cleaning your rifle. Leg adjustments keep the table and seat parallel even on uneven ground. The overall unit breaks down into seven pieces using a quick-release pin system. Maximum weight capacity is 350 pounds. This bench has earned 80% 5-star reviews from actual purchasers.

6. Sportsman’s WHSE — GET $50 Coupon with $200 Purchase

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Get a $50 Store Coupon with $200 single-item purchase

Here’s a great “Father’s Day Bounceback” promo good through June 20, 2021. Through the 20th if you spend $200 at Sportsman’s Warehouse, you’ll qualify for a $50.00 COUPON. The flyer says: “You read that right, now through June 20 get a $50 coupon when you spend $200 or more on a single purchase. We’ll send you a code to use online between July 5-18, 2021.” Remember to get the $50 coupon, the $200 (or more) must be on a single purchase — you can’t add up multiple items.

7. Browning — Summer Rebate, Save up to $50 on Guns

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Great Price on versatile self-Loader for plinking or NRL22

Get up to $50 back when you buy an eligible new Browning firearm at retail between May 28 and July 5, 2021. This applies to NEW guns purchased from a Browning Dealer. You get $50 Off Citori shotguns, $25 Off X-Bolt rifles (and A5 or Maxus II shotguns), and $10 Off Browning pistols. To submit your rebate request, visit Rebates.browning.com.

8. MidwayUSA — Viktos 1911 Tactical Boots — $99.00 (Save $80)

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Strong yet light boots with good ankle support — big savings

These Viktos Boots can serve many functions — hiking, work, pretty much any outdoor activity. The combination of leather and nylon offers good protection with lighter weight than an all-leather boot. We liked this $99 deal so much this Editor bought a pair. These same Viktos boots sell elsewhere for $180.00.

9. Amazon — Motion-Sensor LED Interior Light, $13.99

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Activates when door opens, Rechargeable, 3 LED Light Levels

Here’s a great accessory for your Gun Safe or closet. 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 inexpensive — just $13.99 on Amazon (plus you may see a $2.00 off coupon). These motion-sensor LED lamps can also be used in garages or stairwells.

10. Amazon — Howard Leight MAX Earplugs, $9.50/50 Pairs

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20 Pairs
50 Pairs

Best NRR (33 dB), Very Comfortable, Great Value

These Howard Leight NRR 33 Max Plugs are your Editor’s favorite foam earplugs. Between shooting, motorcycling, and mowing lawns, I probably have Max plugs in my ears 2-3 days a week. This is a very good price for a bulk pack of 50 pairs. NRR 33 is the best Noise Reduction Rating you’ll find for plugs alone. And if you act soon, you can get free shipping to boot.

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June 7th, 2021

BargainFinder 298: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder Sale Discount Savings

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.

1. Palmetto State Armory — Savage A22 .22 LR, $249.99

Savage A22 .22 LR 22LR rifle sale discount

Great Price on versatile self-Loader for plinking or NRL22

Looking for an affordable, versatile .22 LR rifle for NRL22 rimfire matches, varminting, and fun shooting? The Savage A22, now just $249.99 on sale, is a great value. The A22 features a strong steel receiver, chromed bolt, 10-round rotary magazine, and adjustable Savage AccuTrigger. The A22’s rotary magazine offers fast cycling, while the delayed blowback action is safe and reliable. For gun games where speed counts, we like semi-autos — follow-up shots are way faster than a bolt-action.

2. Midsouth — Frontier .223 Rem 55gr HP Ammo, $12.99/20

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Yes, finally — .223 Rem ammo IN STOCK at a reasonable price!

Looking for good .223 Rem ammunition without breaking the bank? Midsouth has Frontier .223 Remington 55 Grain Hollow Point ammo in stock at just $12.99 per box of 20 rounds. Quality .223 Rem ammo at $0.65 per round is about the best deal you’ll find these days. So grab some now before it’s all gone. Verified buyers say this ammo is dependable.

3.Graf & Sons — Magnetospeed Sporter Chronograph, $170.99

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Great Deal on efficient, reliable, easy-to-use Chronograph

Priced at just $170.99, the Magnetospeed Sporter Chronograph model costs less than half as much as Magnetospeed’s V3 models. This chronograph attaches directly to your barrel so you don’t have to go downrange to set up sky-screens or tripods. For most people the Sporter Model contains all the features they need. Using Magnetospeed’s XFR adapter (sold separately), data can be transferred easily to your mobile device. Check out this Magnetospeed Sporter Review to learn more.

4. EuroOptic — Athlon Argos BTR 6-24X50mm FFP, $249.99

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No FFP scope can rival this 6-24X Athlon anywhere near this price

Looking to get into PRS or need an affordable FFP scope? Check out this Athlon Argos BTR 6-24X50mm riflescope. Now deeply discounted, this versatile optic features a wide 6-24X magnification range — just about perfect for PRS (or varmint hunting). Controls are precise and glass is surprisingly good. The Argos BTR’s advanced ATMR reticle features a 2 MOA center cross and 2 MOA hashmarks to compensate for bullet drop and wind drift. This scope has a First Focal Plane (FFP) reticle, meaning the reticle hashmarks stay constant relative to the viewed target as you zoom in or out.

5. Creedmoor Sports — Radians Safety Product Sale

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All Radians products now discounted 10-15%

Protecting your vision and hearing is vital. Every shooter needs good eye and ear protection. If you’re looking to upgrade your current safety gear, check out the Radians Safety Equipment Sale over at Creedmoor Sports. You can find everything from earmuffs to custom fit earplugs to ANSI Z87.1-certified safety glasses, all on sale. Head over to Creedmoor Sports this week for 10-15% savings on quality eye and ear protection.

6. Amazon — Lyman Brass Smith Xpress, $119.99

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Efficient, well-designed power trimmer that indexes off shoulder

Trimming brass is critical to precision reloading. However, with most case trimmers it’s a pain to adjust trim length, plus the hand-cranking becomes tiresome. A better, more efficient case trimming solution is offered by the Lyman Brass Smith Case Trim Xpress. We like this case trimmer for good reason. The smart design allows for .001″ trim length adjustments with the click of a dial. The tool ships with 10 bushings that cover the most popular neck sizes on the market. To see a video of the Case Trim Xpress in action, check out our Lyman Case Trim Xpress Review.

7. EuroOptic — SIG Sauer Kilo1000 Laser Range Finder, $129.99

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Insanely low price on good Laser Rangefinder for hunters

Get a quality Laser Rangefinder at an insanely low price. Right now the SIG Sauer Kilo1000 Laser Range Finder is just $129.99 on sale at EuroOptic. This unit is probably all a hunter needs for most ranging chores. SIG says it is good to 1200 yards on reflective targets, 800 yards on trees and 600 yard on animals such as deer. The handy Kilo1000 LRG is compact and easy to carry. Note: EuroOptic also has BDX model SIG Sauer LRFs on sale. These BDX units communicate via bluetooth with your Ballistics App. The SIG Kilo 1000 with BDX is $199.99. If you want more performance, EuroOptic also has longer-range-rated SIG Laser Rangefinders for a bit more money. For example the 2200-yard-rated Sig2200 BDX is $319.99 on sale, a $180.00 savings.

8. Amazon — Brifit Digital Mini Scale, $16.99

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Good, very compact scale for component sorting, many positive reviews

Handloaders can benefit from having a speedy, compact digital scale for basic tasks. Use this as a supplement to your ChargeMaster or premium, full-size scale. The very affordable Brifit Digital Mini Scale is great for sorting duties — weighing bullets, brass, primers and other items. This handy Brifit pocket scale measures up to 200 grams, with stated precision of 0.01 grams. With the push of a button, you can switch between grams, ounces, or grains instantly. This $16.99 Brifit scale ships with a 50 gram calibration weight. The unit boasts a nice LCD Backlit Display and “Auto Off” feature that saves battery life.

9. Amazon — Meralian Range Bag and Pistol Tote, $26.99

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Great Value for Range Bag that holds multiple pistols, muffs, and mags

Here’s a well-designed, functional range bag at a good price — just $26.99. The Meralian tactical pistol range bag is great for hauling handguns. With a 13″ x 7″ x 9″ main compartment, there’s plenty of room for your pistols, ammo, and safety gear such as muffs and eye protection. Under an outer zip panel are six dedicated pouches for magazines. This range bag is currently available in four colors. You may want to select a bright color so your bag stands out at the range.

10. Amazon — Feyachi AR Brass Shell Catcher, $11.99

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Many great features — holds its shape, easy to empty

ar brass catcher .223 Rem ejection netShooting AR-platform rifles can be fun but they can eject spent cases a considerable distance. Nobody likes to chase down the fired brass tossed out by these semi-auto rifles.

An easy fix for brass-chasing chores is the Feyachi Brass Shell Catcher. This attaches to the side of your AR and capture all your ejected cases. This new version features a strong 45-deg upper wire frame so the entire unit sticks out further and holds its shape better. There is also an updated Velcro attachment plus reinforced mesh that retains large amounts of brass. With these design enhancements, this is a smart choice AR brass-catcher. This unit also boasts a zipper at the bottom for quick and easy brass removal.

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June 5th, 2021

My Shooting — New FREE Group Measuring Android App

My Shooting Group Measuring App Android Ballistic-X

Want to instantly measure your shot groups with precision, just by using your smartphone? You can do this with the excellent, proven Ballistic-X program, which has versions for both Android and Apple (iOS) devices. Ballistic-X is handy, relatively precise, and easy to use. But it does cost $7.99.

If you want to try a group measuring App that is completely FREE, there is a good new Android App called My Shooting from Bokili Production software. This new My Shooting App was created by a match shooter in Europe. It actually offers some cool features not available with most other group-measuring Apps. For example you can measure and display MULTIPLE group sizes on the same screen and keep them all in one file so you can quickly compare group size. There is a radius value in addition to group size (center to center of farthest shots). The App also includes an INFO box where you can display rifle type, sights/optics, ammo caliber, target distance, date, and even wind values and temperature. That’s handy.

FREE APP — You can download My Shooting App from the Google Play Store for FREE. Sorry there is NO Apple iOS/iPhone version at this time.

My Shooting Group Measuring App Android Ballistic-X

My Shooting lets you take images and perform all measurements internally within the application. To use the My Shooting App, simply take a photo of the target(s) with your smartphone. Then enter a known dimension on the target (such as the diameter of 10 Ring). Next click a circle on each shot-hole, and then mark the aiming point on the target. The App then does all the calculations, listing the group size in inches or mm (as you prefer). The App also list the Radius of the group, and the group’s Point of Impact (POI) separation from the Point of Aim.*

NOTE: If you enter bullet caliber and target distance, My Shooting App will display the angular measurement in MOA or Milliradians. That can be VERY handy when shooting at long ranges. The “smart” App shows the group’s actual dimension PLUS the equivalent MOA or Mils at your shooting distance. The App lets you choose either imperial (inches/yards) or metric measurements (millimeters/meters).

My Shooting Group Measuring App Android Ballistic-X

Bojan Radović, the creator of My Shooting App, is a shooter himself and an AccurateShooter.com visitor. He told us: “I am a shooter and a programmer from Europe. I recently created an Android App that works very precisely to measure a group of hits. The application is free!” NOTE, however, like most free Apps, the My Shooting App does contain small advertisements.


* POI (indicated with “X”) is precisely calculated as the mean value of all hits in relation to the center of the target — i.e. the mean distance from Point of Aim. The POI location reference (e.g. “down-left”) states a directional angle for which you can make a correction on your optical sight. POI displays with an actual distance (mm or inches) and the equivalent MOA or MRAD.

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May 30th, 2021

BargainFinder 297: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder Sale Discount Savings

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.

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NOTE to Readers: Monday, May 31, 2021 is Memorial Day. Many vendors may be running special SALES today, or over the next few days. Check with vendors Brownells, Graf & Sons, Midsouth, Bruno’s, EuroOptic, Precision Reloading, Bullet Central, Powder Valley, Creedmoor Sports and MidwayUSA to see all the products they have on sale. You can find other sale offerings with web searches.

1. Natchez — Memorial Day RCBS Sale — Save up to 19%

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Major Discounts on RCBS Reloading Kits and other products — act soon!

For Memorial Day week, Natchez is running a big SALE on RCBS products. Save up to 19% on RCBS Reloading Kits, Tumblers, ChargeMasters, Case Cleaners, Die Sets and more. Act soon — some products are already selling out as the sale started May 25th. NOTE: You can refine your search on the Natchez website by searching for “RCBS” then click “Sale” and “In Stock” in the left column. CLICK HERE for all items on sale this week.

2. EuroOptic — Mauser M18 6.5 PRC, $499.99

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European quality hunting rifle, save $249 with this deal

If you are looking for a refined, well-designed hunting rifle, this Mauser M18 fills the bill. And right now this Mauser M18 in 6.5 PRC is just $499.99 at EuroOptic.com. That’s a huge $199.01 savings off the regular $699.00 price. This M18 rifle features a modern 3-lug bolt with 60-degree bolt lift. Action and barrel are black nitride coated for durability. The 6.5 PRC is a modern potent hunting cartridge that can drive 140gr bullets at 2950 FPS. Mauser short- and long-action M18s with other chamberings (regular or magnum) are offered by EuroOptic for $549.99 to $699.99 with choice of black or Savannah brown stock.

3. Cabela’s or Garmin — Handheld GPS/SatComm Sale

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Devices offer GPS and Satellite Communication — Backcountry Safety Item

Through June 2, Cabela’s has slashed prices on Garmin Handheld GPS/Satellite communication devices. Save up to $150. We like and use the Garmin In-Reach Mini because it is so light (3.5 oz) and compact (4″x2″). The Mini can send maps to your cellphone. NOTE: These three handheld units can be purchased direct from Garmin.com at the exact same discounted prices. In addition, GPS watches and vehicle GPS units are on sale now at Garmin.com/promotions.

4. MidwayUSA — Bushnell Forge 4.5-27x50mm Scope, $599.99

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Excellent FFP MOA-value Scope for Varminting or PRS/NRL

Are you into PRS/NRL, or just looking for a FFP scope for target shooting and varminting. Then here’s a killer deal. Right now you can save $600.00 (50%) on an excellent first focal plane 4.5-27x50mm Bushnell scope with a great reticle. Price is now just $599.99 with FREE shipping from MidwayUSA. The Bushnell Forge Rifle Scope boasts side parallax, locking zero stop, and high contrast lenses. Click values are 1/4 MOA. We really like the Deploy MOA reticle which has the “Christmas” tree wind-hold marks.

5. KYGUNCO — Federal .22 LR Rimfire Ammo, 800 Rds $105.99

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Rimfire ammo is hard to find — grab it while you can

Good .22 LR rimfire ammo is difficult to find these days. But KYGUNCO has large Federal 800-round 22LR ammo packs IN STOCK as of 5/30/2021. This is good ammo, delivered in a large box. The $105.99 price works out to $6.62 for 50 rounds or $0.13 per round. That’s pretty good these days. User reviews have been positive. This ammo features 40gr lead bullets running at 1200 FPS.

6. Brownells — Sinclair Tools Discounted in Summer Kickoff Sale

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ACT SOON — this sale ends at 11:59 pm on 5/31/21

Sinclair makes excellent tools for handloaders. Right now you can save $10-$20 on Sinclair tools. On sale are the case trimmer kit, hand primer tool, concentricity gauge, and seating depth gauge. NOTE: In addition to discounted Sinclair tools, you’ll find savings on ammo, AR15 triggers, electronic muffs, red dot sights, and many other products.

7. Sportsman’s Warehouse — SITKA Camo Clothing, 20% Off

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20% Savings on some of the best hunting gear on the market

Now through June 3, 2021 you can save 20% on quality SITKA hunting clothing at Sportsman’s Warehouse. Save on jackets, hoodies, pants, and zip-front pull-overs. Choose among five different GORE OPTIFADE Camo styles. About these new camo patterns, Gore states: “The OPTIFADE concealment pattern applies revolutionary new findings in animal vision science. In contrast with mimicry camouflage, which attempts to make the hunter match his environment, the premise of OPTIFADE Concealment is to prevent the animal from recognizing the hunter as a predator.”

8. Palmetto SA Memorial Day Sale — ARs, Handguns and More

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Great deals on AR products, along with handguns — Sale ends soon

Palmetto State Armory is running a big Memorial Day Sale. There are big discounts on AR Uppers, Lowers, complete rifles plus AR triggers and magazines. In addition you’ll find notable savings on semi-auto pistols and revolvers. Riflescopes and Red Dot sights are also on sale. To see all the discounted items, visit the PSA Memorial Day Sale Page and use the “NEXT >” navigation button to see all products on sale.

9. Amazon — Sawback Bowie 3.5″ Tactical Knife, $9.99

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Owners say it is sharp with good features for price

This Sawback Bowie spring-assisted folding knife, just $9.99 on Amazon, has a 3.5″ blade. There is a curved cutting edge with a serrated section near the handle. Actual purchasers state: “This knife is very well made with a tight feel. No play at all. The assisted open is excellent [and] they come very sharp too”, and “This is a good quality knife. It’s solid and a bit heavy, really good looking and comes pretty sharp. Overall its a great knife.”

10. Midsouth — Radians Outback Shooting Glasses, $5.88

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Quality name-brand shooting eyewear — buy multiples at this price

Every shooter needs eye protection EVERY TIME you go to the shooting range. Right now Midsouth has the good Radians clear Lens Outback Shooting Glasses for just $5.88. These ANSI Z87.1 Radians Shooting Glasses provide 99.99.9% UVA/UVB protection with the coated lenses. These offer excellent wrap-around protection and are fairly light and comfortable. A handy neck cord is included. With this low $5.88 price, you can buy 3 or 4 sets and keep spares in your vehicles, so you always have protective eyewear for yourself and your friends.

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May 29th, 2021

Vortex Offers New 5-25x56mm FFP Venom Scope — Under $500

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Interested in PRS/NRL and other tactical disciplines, but don’t want to spend a fortune on optics? Vortex offers a new scope, the Vortex Venom 5-26x56mm FFP (First Focal Plane) optic with 5X zoom range. Offered with in both MOA and MIL versions, the new Venom ($699.99 MSRP) can be purchased right now for $499.99 “street price” from EuroOptic.com. Choose either the MOA model or MRAD version.

Vortex claims the new Venom allows new tactical shooter to “get into the game at an affordable price without compromising optical quality, or giving up the features they need to be competitive”. You get a 34mm main tube, 85 MOA elevation with 25 MOA per revolution for the MOA version, or 25 MRAD elevation and 10 MRAD per turn for the MIL version. For both models, the scope weighs 35 ounces and is 15.3″ long.

vortex venom FFP 5x25 scope PRS

The Venom 5-25x56mm comes equipped with the advanced EBR-7C reticle in the first focal plane (see below). This reticle features a precise center dot with a “Christmas Tree” pyramid of ultra-fine sub-tensions and holdover dots to compensate for bullet drop and wind drift. The Venom 5-25x56mm also features Vortex’s RevStop zero-stop system, allowing the shooter to return to their original zeroing after making finely tuned adjustments in the field.

User Q & A about Vortex Riflescope Options

Q. What is the difference between the new Venom and the Vortex Strike Eagle?

Vortex: The main differences will be that the Strike Eagle has locking turrets, an illuminated reticle, and a slight step up optically compared to the Venom. This VIDEO should explain the differences pretty well: Venom vs. Strike Eagle vs. Diamondback.

Q: Optically what is the difference between the Venom and the Vortex PST Gen 2? Looks like they both use the same lens and different coating.

Vortex: The Viper PST Gen II will be a noticeable step up optically. It will have better clarity, resolution, and low-light performance when compared to the Venom.

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May 24th, 2021

Bargain Finder 296: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder Sale Discount Savings

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.

1. CDNN Sports — CANIK TP9SF 9MM Pistol + Holster, $449.99

CANIK TP9SF 9MM
Very good 9mm defensive pistol complete with holster and mag loader

Finding a 9mm handgun that’s well-made and cost-effective can be tough these days. If you’re in the market, check out the CANIK TP9SF 9MM kit. Owners have praised this pistol, saying it is accurate, reliable, and offers good balance/ergonomics. This $449.99 kit includes the pistol in hard case, PLUS carry holster, cleaning kit, and magazine loader. You’d spend $200 more for a Glock by itself with no holster.

2. Sportsman’s — Firman 4550/3650 Watt Generator, $349.99

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Recent powder outages show need to have a reliable home generator

If recent events have taught us anything, it’s that you need to be prepared for power outages. For an affordable, basic system, consider the FIRMAN 4550/3650 Watt Recoil Start Gas Generator. This provides 4550 startup watts and 3650 running watts. That should be more than enough to run the necessities until power is restored. This unit also features a patriotic Stars and Stripes color scheme.

3. MidwayUSA — Pelican Vault V800 Case, $134.65 Black

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Very good deal on excellent, large wheeled hard case

This is one of the best large, hardshell rifle cases on the market. The Pelican Vault V800 offers 53″ x 16″ internal capacity — big enough for long match rifles. The V800 compares well to other large, wheeled hard cases costing up to $320.00 but right now, the black V800 is just $134.65 at MidwayUSA, a truly great price NOTE: You must add to MidwayUSA Shopping Cart to see this super-low clearance price. For the tan version V800, the best deal we found was $164.75 on Amazon, still a bargain. This case will hold two large match rifles securely. It features five layers of customizable foam, along with six push-button latches.

4. MidwayUSA — Pro Series Gen 2 Comp Shooting Mat, $69.99

MidwayUSA Pro Series Gen 2 Competition Shooting Mat
Large, comfortable, padded shooting mat — save 30%

Shooting well requires good body position and reasonable comfort. You can’t shoot well prone if you don’t have a good mat. One of our favorite mats is the MidwayUSA Pro Series Gen 2 Competition Shooting Mat. This mat boasts welcome extra padding for your knees and elbows and it is oversized to make sure you’re protected from rocks, gravel and ground debris. This mat rolls up nicely for convenient carry.

5. Natchez — Spring Optics Sale Simmons Tasco up to 52% off

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Some excellent deals on hunting optics and binoculars

If you’re in the market for a new scope for recent rifle build or if you need a spotting scope to help at the range, check out the Spring Optics Sale at Natchez. You’ll find a wide selection of Tasco and Simmons scopes, sights, binoculars and spotters all at amazingly low prices up to 52% off.

6. Midsouth — LEE Deluxe APP Press, $84.99

lee app press
Unique new Lee App vertical feed press good for repetitive processes

Ever found yourself wanting a dedicated press for repetitive processes such as decapping (spent primer removal) or primer pocket swaging, but you don’t want to buy a costly, conventional cast-iron press. Then consider the innovative Deluxe APP (Automatic Processing Press) Reloading Press. With the ability to mount your dies either on the top or bottom, this press offers unique versatility. The LEE Deluxe APP also offers a vertical feed function for cases or bullets.

7. Midsouth — RCBS Automatic Priming Tool, $110.18

rcbs priming tool
Strong priming tool saves hand fatigue and mounts to bench

There are some great hand-held priming tools on the market but some people have aching hands and need a bench-mounted priming tool. If you want to upgrade to a bench unit, check out the RCBS Auto Priming Tool which features both large and small primer tubes.

As you can see in the video, this unit employs a unique single lever design that allows for good feel and plus positive seating. The vertical tubes feed one primer at a time via a tilting tube-holder.

8. Amazon — Kestrel 1000 Windmeter, $74.00

kestrel 1000 windmeter
Basic Kestrel unit under $74.00 — reliable and accurate

Reading wind is critical for successful shooting and the Kestrel 1000 windmeter is probably the best way to do it for under $100. At only $74.00, this Kestrel 1000 features a 3-button control system and large LCD display. The unit measures current, average, and peak wind speed values quickly and accurately in mph, km/h, feet/min, m/s, or knots.

9. Amazon — Giottos Large Rocket Blaster Air Duster, $16.99

air blaster
Clean scope lenses without risking damage, kit has air blower + scope brush

We recently witnessed the shattering of the front lens of an expensive scope when that warm lens was sprayed with cold, compressed air from an aerosol cleaning can. Instant lens fracture. A great alternative to compressed air is the Giottos Large Rocket Blaster Air Duster. Coming from the camera industry, this manually-operated air duster creates a strong blast of ambient-temp air with a single squeeze. This air unit is safe for all optics. The best part is there’s nothing to run out — just squeeze and go. There is also an $18.99 kit with a RED version of the Air Duster. That may be easier to spot in your range bag or tool box.

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