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November 29th, 2022

Holiday Gift Selections from GunsAmerica Digest

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GunsAmerica Digest has just released a series of articles with some great gift suggestions for the holiday season. Five different writers have posted suggestions for particular gift categories — such as gifts for lady shooters, gifts for tactical shooters, or gifts for suppressor fans. The suppressor feature is by GunsAmerica Digest Editor True Pearce. Here are links to the five articles:

1. Christmas Gifts for that Special Lady
2. Five Gifts for the Rifleman in your Life
3. The Silenced Night Christmas Wishlist
4. 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for your Tactical Timmy
5. A Christmas List for Carrying Guns, Bugging Out, and other IDeas

Three Top Gift Choices

Of the many items listed, here are three of our favorites. You’ll find many more in the five GunsAmerica Digest articles linked above.

Savage B22 FV-SR .22 LR Rifle
As noted by GunsAmerica Digest Editor True Pearce, this little Savage is a good starter rimfire rifle: “Savage’s bolt action B22 FV-SR .22 is perfect for suppressing. They’re … accurate, reliable, come threaded for a suppressor, and with subsonic ammo, they’re … quiet[.] MSRP is only $359.”

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Mantis Laser Academy Training Kit
The Mantis Laser Academy Standard Training Kit allows you to practice marksmanship indoors with wireless communication. This kit includes: laser training cartridge, adjustable tripods, smart targets, target stand holders, portable carrying case, and a Mantis Laser Academy access code — all for $149.00.

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Silencer Central Banish Rimfire Suppressor
True Pearce notes: “Silencer Central’s Banish .22 is a great little suppressor that works on pretty much all rimfires including 17 HMR.” The Banish .22 suppressor is very light at just 4.1 ounces, and it can be easily taken apart for cleaning. MSRP is $499.00 and that fee includes a gun trust.

Gunsamerica digest christmas shopping wish list tactical suppressor pistol

Gunsamerica digest christmas shopping wish list tactical suppressor pistol

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November 28th, 2022

Bargain Finder 375: 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.

NOTE: All listed products are for sale to persons 18 years of age or older. No products are intended for use by minors.

1. EuroOptic — Nightforce 10% OFF Sale Through December 31

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Major savings on high-quality Nightforce NXS and SHV scopes

Nightforce Scopes are very popular with F-Class, Benchrest, and PRS competitors for good reason. Nightforce scopes are know for their sharp glass, good repeatability, and durability. Plus Nightforce has outstanding customer service. Right now at EuroOptic you can save 10% on most Nightforce NXS and SHV scopes. This 10% discount is effective through December 31, 2022.

2. Midsouth — Hornady ELD Match Bullet Sale

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Hefty discounts for popular Hornady ELD bullets

Hornady ELD bullets are popular for many shooting disciplines — from varmint hunting to Long Range Tactical matches. If you like those ELDs, check out Midsouth’s Hornady ELD Bullet Sale this week. You’ll find a wide selection of calibers — .224, 6mm, 6.5mm, and .308 — wtih multiple bullet weights. These ELDs are in stock now and ready to ship. Get a good supply now before the predictable 2023 price hikes.

3. Graf & Sons — Hornady Ammo Plant, $1299.99 + FREEBIES

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High-output progressive press plus free manual, range bag and DVD

Do you load large quantities of pistol and rifle ammo? It may be time to invest in a high-output progressive press with automated case feeding and bullet feeding. Check out the Hornady L-N-L AP Ammo Plant. This deluxe progressive press ships with just about everything you need except for shellplates and dies. And right now, the Hornady Ammo Plant at Graf’s comes with free extras: Hornady Reloading Manual, Reloading DVD, and Range Bag. Plus you get FREE Shipping for the Press Kit and accessories.

4. MidwayUSA — Combo Rifle Case and Shooting Mat, $93.74

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Two in one — rifle case serves as a comfortable, padded shooting mat

MidwayUSA’s Pro Series Rifle Case and Shooting Mat does double duty. It carries your rifle securely, then unzips/unfolds to serve as a full-size, nicely-padded shooting mat. As a rifle case, it works great — there are two large (12″x11″) front pockets with MOLLE webbing inside. On the reverse side are padded (storable) backpack straps. Inside are a muzzle sleeve, a cleaning rod sleeve, and two smaller pockets for accessories. There is even a special pocket for ground stakes to secure the mat when deployed. Case internal length is 50″, long enough for big rifles.

5. Bullet Central — BixN’Andy Dakota Trigger, $140.00

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Great trigger at a MAJOR discount — grab this deal

Every good rifle deserves a great trigger, and Bix’N Andy makes some of the best triggers you can buy. We found the Bix’N Andy Dakota trigger for just $140.00. That’s $59 off the regular price, a 29.6% savings! With the ability to adjust from 1 to 4.5 pounds this Rem 700-compatible Dakota trigger will work for both competitive shooters and hunters.

6. Brownell’s — Major Magpul Sitewide Sale

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Save on magazines, stocks, bipods, sights and more

Magpul makes great magazines, buttstocks, bipods, sights, grips and accessories for a wide variety of firearm types. Head over to Brownells for the sitewide Magpul Sale with a huge selection of deeply discounted Magpul products. If you have an AR-platform rifle, we recommend the Magpul buttstocks, which are offered in a variety of styles. And Magpul magazines are ultra-reliable — a top choice for your semi-auto rifle.

7. Amazon — Frankford Arsenal Case Trimmer, $58.23

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Handy tool trims many case sizes

Looking for a cheap, fast and effective way to trim your brass? Check out the Frankford Arsenal Universal Precision Case Trimmer. The built-in depth micrometer allows for micro-adjustments and the brass shaving ejection port ensures a clean trim. The universal, adjustable collet system works with all shouldered cases from .17 Remington to .460 Weatherby. This tool works with almost any 1/2 inch drill or drill press.

8. Sportsman’s Warehouse — Cyber Monday Gun Sale

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Save on 9mm carry pistols, plus unique Trailblazer LifeCard in .22 WMR

For Cyber Monday, Sportsman’s Warehouse has discounted 30 popular guns, including some great handguns. Show above are our preferred Cyber Monday handgun selection — five 9mm pistols, plus a nice .22 LR Walther, and a .22 WMR Trailblazer LifeCard pistol, a unique firearm not much bigger than a wallet. CLICK HERE to see all Cyber Monday Sale Guns, including SAKO S20 rifles and Heritage rimfire revolvers.

9. Amazon — Savior Pistol Case, $24.99 or $25.99

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Well-designed case hold two pistols and six magazines

The nylon Savior pistol case is one of the better soft cases we’ve found for pistols. It is big enough to handle two full-size pistols with optics, and the magazine carriers are well-designed and secure. The large front pocket is big enough to fit earmuffs, safety glasses, and ammo. Extra padding inside helps ensure your pistols and gear are protected. This case is available in six colors: Savior Teal (as shown), Black, Gray, OD Green, Dark FDE, and Sedona Red. Price is $25.99 for Teal and Red, while the other colors are $24.99. User reviews have been very positive. NOTE: The Amazon description incorrectly refers to a PVC hard shell — that is incorrect. This is a fabric case.

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November 25th, 2022

More Super Sales for Black Friday 2022 and Following Days

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Yesterday we featured a dozen great Black Friday SALES from leading vendors. With those deals you can save hundreds of dollars on firearms, gun safes, optics, reloading hardware and more. Here are seven more Black Friday specials, some of which have discounts that run for a full week or more.

Sportsman’s Warehouse Black Friday Weeklong Sale

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Sportsman’s Warehouse is running an extended Black Friday Sale through 12/1/2022. You’ll find some of the very best prices on rifles, pistols, optics, hunting gear, ammo, knives and more. The sale prices are good through December 1, 2022, six days away. Also check out the special Friday-Only Doorbusters Deals. CLICK HERE for Friday Flyer layout with 100+ items on one page.

Midsouth — Black Friday Deals Good through Sunday Evening

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Midsouth Shooters Supply has showcased 20 items that are deeply discounted for Black Friday, with sale prices good through Sunday 11/27/2022 at 11:59 pm. Here are the eight of the best deals we found. CLICK HERE to see ALL Midsouth’s Black Friday Bargains.

KYGUNCO Black Friday Sale — Great prices on Guns and Ammo

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KYGUNCO is known for its very competitive pricing. And now, with Black Friday Special Discounts, the deals are even better. You’ll find wide selection of rifles and pistols on sale.In addition, KYGUNCO has discounted rimfire and centerfire ammo. NOTE: The deals show above are a tiny fraction of the scores of items on sale, including many more rifles, shotguns, and pistols. PS: If you’re in Kentucky, grab that store-pickup-only Pelican 1750 56″ Protector Long Case — it’s a killer deal at $119.99!

Creedmoor Sports — Special Deals and FREE Shipping $99+

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The above video covers the Creedmoor Sports Black Friday Sale. Many items are on sale including the superb Creedmoor Sports-crafted shooting coats, rifle cases, and shooting mats. In addition Starline brass, Berger bullets, Hornady bullets, and Radians hearing protection are discounted and the new TRX-925 Scale is $50 Off. NOTE: Orders over $99 ship for FREE with Code TURKEY. The FREE shipping and most discounts are valid through noon CST on Tuesday, 11/29/2022.

Brownells Black Rifle Deals — Save $45 or 15% Today

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If you’ve got an AR-platform rifle project in the works, check out the Brownells Black Rifle Friday deals page. On November 25, 2022 you can save big bucks on AR uppers and lowers, along with optics, magazines and more. Plus if you use Brownells Coupon Code BF45OFF during checkout, you’ll get $45.00 off on most purchases of $225.00 or more (some exclusions apply). Act soon though — this discount code expires at 11:59 PM ET on 11/25/2022.

K&M Shooting Products — Buy One, Get 2nd 50% Off Promo

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K&M Products is running a Black Friday BOGO Special good through Sunday 11/27/2022. If you buy one of the designated SALE Items you can get a second item for 50% Off. This promotion is good November 24-29, 2022. To get the savings, use the Coupon Codes listed on the K&M Sale Page. NOTE: There is a different code for each sale item. Each code can be used once per order. Valid November 23-27, 2022 from 0:01 to 23:59 Eastern Time. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

Natchez Shooters Supplies — FREE Shipping for $99.99+ Orders

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As a special Black Friday Promotion, Natchez Shooters Supplies is offering FREE Shipping on all orders of $100 or more. Use Code FS221124 to get FREE shipping. This promo runs through Monday 11/28/2022 at midnight. Natchez also has substantial stocks of loaded ammunition at better-than-average prices.

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November 21st, 2022

BargainFinder 374: 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.

NOTE: All listed products are for sale to persons 18 years of age or older. No products are intended for use by minors.

1. MidwayUSA — Cyber Week Sale, November 21-28

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Major savings all week long on reloading gear, optics, tools, accessories

MidwayUSA’s big Cyber Week Sale kicks off Monday, November 21 and runs through Monday, November 28, 2022. There are deep discounts on popular shooting, hunting, and outdoor products. You’ll find really great deals on select shooting gear, ammunition, optics, hunting clothing and more from brands like Vortex, Sightron, RCBS, Browning, MidwayUSA, Magpul, and IMI just to name a few. Select products will also be eligible for FREE shipping. New products go on sale every day during the Cyber Week promo. On 11/21/2022, deals include Vortex Viper PST FFP Milrad 5-25x50mm scope at $649.99 (35% Off), and MidwayUSA Competition Shooting Mat at $29.55 (50% Off). CLICK HERE for ALL current specials.

2. Longshot — Bulletseeker Mach 4 Onboard Radar, $100.00 Off

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The Bulletseeker Radar unit is a new radar chronograph that mounts directly to your rifle. The advanced Bulletseeker features 120 Ghz radar with a beam-forming lens. Developed in Europe, with made-in-Germany core components, this unit is sold in the USA by Longshot, trusted maker of long-range target cameras. Now through early December, as an intro promotion, the Bulletseeker is $100.00 off the normal $1000.00 price. You’ll see the discount when adding the item to your online cart. The price is for a bundle which includes the Bulletseeker Mach 4 Chronograph plus a Parabolic Mounting Bracket. We think this is a game-changer. You get advanced radar ON YOUR GUN, with no need to haul around a bulky LabRadar.

3. Midsouth — Rock Chucker Supreme Reloading Kit, $369.99

Deals of Week RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Kit
Kit includes press, powder measure, scale, manual and many tools

Everything you see above can be yours for just $369.99. Right now, Midsouth is selling the Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit for $369.99, a fine price considering all the hardware you get: Press, Primer Tool, Scale, Powder Measure, Loading Tray, Reloading Manual and more. This is good starter kit for any reloader, with sturdy items (such as the Rock Chucker press), that will last a lifetime.

4. Sportsman’s Warehouse — Pre-Black Friday Sale

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Save on rifles, optics, hunting gear now through November 24, 2022

There are dozens of great deals at the Sportsman’s Warehouse Pre-Black Friday Sale. Grab an RCBS ChargeMaster Supreme at 17% Off. Or get a nice Leupold 20-60x80mm SX-2 Spotting Scope. Hunters will appreciate the Garmin In-Reach Mini2 which offers a direct Satellite connection. Are you looking for a hard-hitting hunting rifle with a modern, large cartridge? Check out the CVA Cascade offered in 6.5 PRC, 28 Nosler, and .300 Winchester Magnum, as well as non-magnum chamberings.

5. MidwayUSA — Electronic Muffs with Walkie-Talkie, $59.99

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Dual-function electronic muffs — great for range communications

Electronic earmuffs protect your hearing while allowing you to hear range commands. With these Walkie-Talkie muffs you also get 2-way communication capabilities. That lets you talk to folks in the pits or at a different section of your shooting club. The Walker Razor Slim Low Profile Electronic Earmuffs (NRR 23dB) with Walkie Talkie allows you to communicate with other FRS radios. That lets you give range commands or talk with friends without the need for a second radio. If you don’t need the two-way functionality, MidwayUSA also has the NRR 26 Walker’s Alpha Power Electronic Muffs for $49.99, and the slimmer NRR 23 Razor Slim Patriot Electronic Muffs for $43.99. All these options are excellent bargains.

6. CDNN Sports — Crimson Trace Brushline Scopes, Save 45%

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Save 45% on excellent hunting scopes with BDC reticles

Crimson Trace makes excellent riflescopes that perform way above their price categories. These scope have good glass, reliable turrets, and smart reticles. Right now you can save 45% on Crimson Trace Brushline SFP hunting scopes with lifetime warranty. Get the 4-12x40mm version for $199.99 or the 3-9x40mm model for $179.99. Both feature 1″ main tube, 1/4-MOA clicks, and custom BDC Predator reticle. These are great bargains.

7. Amazon — BOG Deathgrip Aluminum Tripod, $134.99

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Versatile tripod mounts quickly, securely — use for PRS/NRL or hunting.

This is a great tripod for long-range hunters and PRS/NRL competitors. The Clamp-type head quickly secures to your rifle’s forearm for a secure shooting solution. The BOG Deathgrip Aluminum Tripod is on sale now on Amazon for $134.99. If weight is critical, there is also a lighter BOG carbon fiber tripod for $222.99. For the extra $88 you save a pound in total weight (7.5 lbs for carbon vs. 8.5 lbs for aluminum).

8. EuroOptic — ZEISS Terra ED 10×42 Binoculars, $349.99

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Superb German Schott glass, great for low-light, distinctive orange body

These outstanding ZEISS Terra ED 10×42 binoculars are now $349.99 — $250.00 (40%) off the regular price! The ultra-sharp Schott Glass and multicoated lenses deliver superior optical clarity, and outstanding 88% light-transmission. These Terra ED binoculars feature comfortable ergonomics and a compact design for easy carry in the field. A recent purchaser declared: “The Zeiss Terra ED 10×42 is the best glass that I have ever looked through for its price range. And with EuroOptic having [these] on sale it was a no-brainer to buy another one.”

9. CDNN Sports — Grid Target Packs starting at $1.99/12

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Great deals on colorful Champion grid target packs

Grid targets are great for sighting-in your firearms or developing loads. Right now CDNN Sports has a great deal on Champion target sheets. Get a 12-Pack of Champion Shotkeeper Sight-In Targets for $1.99, grab a 12-pack of Champion Rifle Precision Targets for $2.49, or get a 10-Pack of Champion 5-Diamond Redfield Sight-In Targets for just $2.69. Both target sets feature colorful contrast and precise 1″-square grids to help you gauge your group sizes. NOTE: There’s also a 100-pack of the Champion Redfield Sight-In Targets for $11.99 (just $0.12 per target)!

10. Palmetto SA and MidwayUSA — Sierra Loaded Ammo REBATE

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Quality Sierra-made ammo now with significant rebate

If you need defensive pistol ammo or .223 Rem ammo, Sierra is offering an end-of-year rebate of up to $5.00 per box (max rebate $50). This is a good way to get top-quality American-made 9mm Luger and .45 ACP ammo at Palmetto State Armory. Or get rebates on .380 ACP, .40 SW, and .223 Remington at MidwayUSA. SEE REBATE Details Page.

11. MidwayUSA — Walker’s Shooting Glasses, 4 Lenses, $19.99

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Versatile eye protection — 4 colors of lenses plus adjustable frame

Walker’s Adjustable Sport Glasses feature FOUR interchangeable lenses made of high-grade polycarbonate that exceeds ANSI 287.1-2003 High Impact Requirements. The interchangeable lenses come in four colors (Smoke Gray, Amber, Yellow, and Clear). The frames adjust for length and angle. These safety glasses ship with a soft carrying pouch that holds the extra lenses. This combo kit is on Amazon for $22.70.

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November 19th, 2022

Pre-Black Friday SALES — Hot Deals Available Right Now

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On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, retailers nationwide offer great savings on a wide variety of products. This is true for vendors of guns, ammo, reloading supplies and shooting accessories. But many sellers have “jumped the gun”, starting their Black Friday sales early. Here are six shooting-related sale opportunities that are available right now. You can save 10-40% on a wide variety of items, including rifles, actions, triggers, optics, ammunition, and more.

Bruno Shooters Supply — 10% Off Sitewide, with FREE Shipping

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Bruno’s kicked off its Black Friday Sale early this year. Right now (starting 11/18/2022) Bruno’s is offering “At Least 10% Off or more” for the vast majority of Bruno’s listed products. This includes optics, Kelbly actions, powder, primers, bullets, brass, dies, presses, tumblers, and more. There are extra big discounts on Norma brass. Plus you get FREE Shipping with most orders of $100 or more. These discounts are good now through CyberMonday, November 28, 2022 at 8:00 am. NOTE: HazMat fees still apply. Items excluded from discounts are: barrels, BAT, Stiller, and Remington actions, complete firearms, LabRadars, and 21st Century rests. But these excluded items still qualify for FREE Shipping.

Sportsman’s Warehouse — Pre-Black Friday Sale

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Sportsman’s Warehouse is running a major Pre-Black Friday Sale right now. There are significant discounts on firearms, optics, outdoor clothing, hunting accessories, camping gear and more. Additionally nearly all Sitka Gear is 25% off now. Here are four of the best bargains we found:

Vortex Razor HD 20-60x 85 Spotting Scope – Angled — $799.99, $200 Off
Barnett Explorer XP370 MOBUC Crossbow Package — $299.99, $100 Off
Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit — $389.99, $80 OFF
Hornady LNL Sonic Cleaner 2L — $149.97, $40 Off

Primary Arms Pre-Black Friday Sale — ARs, Optics and More

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With its Pre-Black Friday Sale, underway now, Primary Arms has discounted rifles, optics, and shooting accessories. Save on complete rifles as well as AR components. And there are good deals on Nightforce scopes. Bargain hunters you’ll find some killer deals under $40:

Primary Arms Passive Earmuffs — $12.99 marked down from $19.99
Willow Defense Forged Stripped AR-15 Upper Receiver — $34.99 marked down from $59.99
Primary Arms Expandable Backpack, Coyote Tan — $19.99 marked down from $54.99
CCI Standard Velocity .22 LR 40gr LRN – 50ct Box — $3.99, 20% OFF

Optics Planet — Pre-Black Friday Blazin’ Deals

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Optics Planet is running a big Pre-Black Friday Blazin’ Deals promotion with over 180 products on sale. NOTE: This is NOT just an optics sale. You’ll find a wide variety of products discounted up to 40%. Sale items include scopes, reloading dies, AR uppers, bullets, trigger sets, holsters, laser rangefinders, and more. These special prices are good through November 22, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST.

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November 17th, 2022

Are You Right-Eye or Left-Eye Dominant? Do This Simple Test…

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Shooting Sports USA Eye dominanceDo you know which one of your eyes is dominant? It’s easy to determine eye dominance with a simple exercise. Pick an object about 6-10 feet away (a light switch or door knob works well). Make an “OK” sign with your right hand (see photo) and hold that about 18″ from your face. Now, with both eyes open, look through the circle formed by your thumb and index finger. Center the circle on the object, so you can see the object in the middle.

Now, here’s the important part — while still holding your hand up, centered on the object, first close your right eye. If you don’t see the object anymore, then your right eye is dominant. If you still see the object, then repeat the procedure with the left eye shut and right eye open. If you don’t see the object when your left eye (only) is closed, then you are left-eye dominant.

6.5 Creedmoor AnnealingThe digital archives of Shooting Sports USA contain many interesting articles. A while back, Shooting Sports USA featured a “must-read” expert Symposium on Eye Dominance, as it affects both rifle and pistol shooting. No matter whether you have normal dominance (i.e. your dominant eye is on the same side as your dominant hand), or if you have cross-dominance, you’ll benefit by reading this excellent article. The physiology and science of eye dominance is explained by Dr. Norman Wong, a noted optometrist. In addition, expert advice is provided by champion shooters such as David Tubb, Lones Wigger, Dennis DeMille, Julie Golob, Jessie Harrison, and Phil Hemphill.

Top Rifle Champions Talk About Eye Dominance:

David Tubb — 11-Time National High Power Champion
I keep both eyes open, always. Some use an opaque blinder in rifle or shotgun shooting. If you close your non-dominant eye, you will not get as good a sight picture. If your aiming eye is not your dominant eye, you have even more of a problem to overcome.

Lones Wigger — World, National and Olympic Champion Rifleman
Shooters should try to use the dominant eye unless the vision is impaired and the non-dominant eye has better vision. You should always shoot with both eyes open since this will allow the shooting eye to function properly.

Dennis DeMille — National Service Rifle Champion
I close my non-shooting eye initially. Once I pick up my sight picture, it’s not something I focus on. For those that use a patch, I recommend that they use something white to block their view, rather than cover the eye.

Bruce Piatt — 2015 World Shooting Championship Winner
Some shooters, especially those with nearly equal or cross-dominance, will naturally find themselves squinting one eye. When anyone does this, you are also closing your dominant eye to some extent and adding stress to your face.

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November 7th, 2022

BargainFinder 372: 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.

NOTE: All listed products are for sale to persons 18 years of age or older. No products are intended for use by minors.

1. — Sightron Scope Sale, Save up to 26%

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Sightrons offer great performance for the price and now save more

Sightron makes excellent scopes for benchrest, F-Class, PRS, hunting and other disciplines. The latest generation of Sightrons compete very strongly with scopes that might cost 50-80% more. And right now you can save 15-26% on a wide variety of Sightron scopes.

2. Locked & Loaded — Savage A22 FV-SR, $278.37

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Great deal on reliable, semi-auto .22 LR rimfire rifle

NRL22 and PRS 22 disciplines are America’s fastest-growing forms of rifle competitions. If you want to try your hand at NRL22 without sinking a fortune, check out the Savage A22 FV-SR now on sale for $278.37, 20% OFF. This semi-auto rifle has shown good accuracy, and it comes complete with a Picatinny rail on top. The .22 LR Savage FV-SR model upgrades the original A22 platform with a button-rifled, 16.5″ medium-contour barrel, and threaded muzzle. The A22 FV-SR features a user-adjustable AccuTrigger and reliable straight blowback semi-auto action for fast follow-up shots.

3. Palmetto State Armory — Norma Tac-22 .22 LR 500rds, $39.99

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Very good .22 LR ammo at extremely low price — GREAT VALUE

If you love .22 LR rimfires and want quality ammo at an ultra-low price, grab some Norma TAC-22. At only $4 per 50-ct box, this is a true bargain, yet the TAC-22 is good enough for NRL22 matches as well as fun target shooting. We’ve shot this Norma ammo and been very satisfied. You’ll be hard-pressed to find better .22 LR ammo at anywhere near this price. Don’t delay ordering — at this price, we expect this TAC-22 ammo will sell out very soon. If the TAC-22 sells out, Midsouth has a big sale right now on CCI .22 LR ammunition.

4. Midsouth — Starline .223 Remington Brass, $34.99/100

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Consistent brass good for bolt guns and ARs

If you are a varmint hunter in the prairie dog fields, or a service rifle competitor, you need lots of .223 Rem brass. Starline offers very consistent, good-quality .223 Rem brass at modest prices. Right now Midsouth is offering 100 Starline .223 Rem cases for just $34.99, shipped in a bag. This brass has earned a 4.9 star rating (out of 5) from actual buyers. By purchasing new brass you avoid the hassle of removing primer crimps on mil-surp 5.56 brass.

5. MidwayUSA — Tipton Best Gun Vise + Wheeler Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set, both for $89.99

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Outstanding gun vise PLUS a 43-piece gunsmithing driver set

This is a great combo kit for working on rifles and shotguns. And right now you can save $50! The Tipton Best Gun Vise is stable, and offers plenty of storage for solvents, patches, small tools and parts. The vise can adapt to hold a variety of long guns, including ARs. Along with the Best Vise, you get a full 43-piece Wheeler screwdriver kit that has 40 bit options: standard (flat) (21), Phillips (4), Allen (10), and Torx (5). The adjustable driver handle is nicely designed and comfortable.

6. K&M Shooting — 20% Off Veterans Special (Nov. 6-12, 2022)

K&M precision veterans day sale 20% off military discount
For a full week Veterans save 20% on orders over $65

Here’s a good deal for those who have served in the U.S. Military. K&M is offering 20% off most of its products during Veterans Day week. Veterans get 20% off purchases of $65 or more at the week of Veterans Day, November 6-12, 2022. Start saving by sending your proof-of-service to and K&M will create a checkout code for your e-mail. This promotion excludes Mitutoyo products, Arbor Press Case, and Benchtop machines. The promo cannot be combined with any other offer and there is no discount on shipping fees. The sale ends at 11:59 pm ET on 11/12/2022.

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

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

Here are two great gun safe deals. The jumbo-sized Fortress 64+4 Gun Safe will hold up to 64 guns in the main interior, plus four more on the door. It is current $200 off, discounted to $999.99. With scoped guns, or those with wide forearms or pistol grips, knock that max number down to about 35 guns. That’s still an impressive capacity. This big Fortress-brand safe weighs 545 lbs., measures 56.5″ H x 41″ W x 25″ D, and is fire-rated at 1400°F for 30 minutes. If you are looking for a smaller, secondary safe, the Fortress 12-gun Fire Safe is currently $499.98 on sale ($100 off). This weighs 247 lbs. and is 55.1″ H x 19″ W x 15.3″ D. It is fire-rated at 1200°F for 30 minutes.

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

shotgun home defense 12ga 12 gauge semi-auto
Consistent brass good for bolt guns and ARs

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

9. Harbor Freight — 105-piece Tool Kit with Box, $44.99

Very complete kit with wrenches, sockets, drivers and handy tool chest

This 105-piece Pittsburg Tool Kit from Harbor Frieght is an amazing deal. You get 105 different tools and items, SAE and Metric, plus a 4-drawer storage chest. Normally $59.99, this set is now just $44.99 with the Discount coupon. CLICK HERE to get the discounted $44.99 price. NOTE: If this does not appear with the $44.99 price for you, go to the Early Black Friday coupon page, scroll down, and click on the coupon or enter coupon code 51804213 during checkout. There are dozens of other great deals on that page.

10. Brownells — Wipeout Foam Cleaner, $11.99

wipeout cleaner
Great product we use — helps clean with less brushing

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

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October 31st, 2022

BargainFinder 371: 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.

NOTE: All listed products are for sale to persons 18 years of age or older. No products are intended for use by minors.

1. Palmetto State Armory — Norma Tac-22 .22 LR 500rds, $39.99

tac 22 ammo sale
Very good .22 LR ammo at extremely low price — GREAT VALUE

If you love shooting .22 LR rimfires and want quality ammo at an ultra-low price grab some Norma TAC-22. At only $4 per 50-ct box, this is a true bargain, yet the TAC-22 is good enough for NRL22 matches as well as fun target shooting. We’ve shot this Norma ammo and been very satisfied. You’ll be hard-pressed to find better .22 LR ammo at anywhere near this price.

2. Amazon — RCBS ChargeMaster Link Dispenser, $269.99

rcbs chargemaster link sale
Popular, modern Scale/Dispenser with Smartphone App functionality

The Chargemaster Link is a modern, high-tech electronic scale/dispenser from RCBS. Employing the proven load cell and electronics of the popular RCBS ChargeMaster Lite, the ChargeMaster Link adds built-in Bluetooth connectivity that pairs with an RCBS Mobile App for a customized, streamlined powder dispensing experience. The Link App can archive charge powders/weights for various cartridge types and then “talk” to the ChargeMaster Link during the powder dispensing process. The ChargeMaster Link is on sale now for $269.99 on Amazon or get one for $269.99 at Midsouth with FREE shipping!

3. — Harris Bipod Sale

Harris bipod sale
Well-made, quality Harris bipods on sale this week

A good, reliable bipod is essential for tactical shooting and is very useful in many hunting situations. For decades, Harris Bipods have been a reliable bipod choice. And right now, Graf & Sons had Harris Bipods on Sale with significant savings. Find everything from standard version to swiveling and extended legs over at Graf’s at very attractive prices.

4. Midsouth — RCBS ChargeMaster Supreme, $379.99

Bushnell sale
Great performance, now with Bluetooth connectivity

We’ve dispensed loads for thousands of cartridges with our original RCBS ChargeMaster. The new-generation RCBS ChargeMaster Supreme Digital Powder Scale/Dispenser combines the proven reliability of previous ChargeMasters with some cool new features. The latest Chargemaster Supreme, on sale for $379.99 at Midsouth, boasts Bluetooth capability and 0.1 grain accuracy. The unit also includes the new RCBS proprietary “powder learn” process that optimizes the ChargeMaster Supreme’s dispense rate to the powder you are using, enhancing efficiency.

5. MidwayUSA — Bushnell Optics Sale

Bushnell sale
Low-cost scopes and rangefinders suitable for hunters

If you’re in the market for a budget-priced rangefinder, scope, or binoculars check out the Bushnell Sale at MidwayUSA. This is a good opportunity for hunters who need low-cost optics for that annual hunt. Bushnell prices are up to 41% off.

6. KYGUNCO — Federal Small Rifle Primers, 5000 for $449.95

rifle primer sale
Reasonable price — grab these before they sell out

Finding rifle primers is getting harder everyday. Supplies are still selling out almost instantly. Thankfully KYGUNCO obtained a large supply of 5000 FEDERAL AMMO Small Rifle Primers. The price is $449.95 for 5000 primers. That works out to $90 per thousand — not great, but if you need them, check this out. With a low hazmat and shipping fee this is one of the better primer deals we’ve seen lately.

7. Amazon — DSLEAF Tactical Range Bag, $49.99

range bag sale
Good, spacious bag for pistols, mags, ammo, and range safety gear

This versatile DSLEAF Tactical Gun Range Bag has plenty of room for pistols, magazines, and safety gear. The bag can carry 4 pistols in the main compartment. The front zippered pockets has 6 slots that fit most 9mm, .40 SW, and .45 ACP magazines. You can store eye and ear protection in the top compartment or side pockets, and there are MOLLE straps on the pocket flaps. Made from heavy nylon material, this Tactical Range Bag is durable and strong. The bag has earned 87% 4- or 5-star ratings from actual purchasers.

8. Brownells — Aguila .22 LR Ammo, 2000 Rounds, $164.99

aguila ammo sale
Great deal — just 8 cents per round with big 2000-rd bulk pack

Rimfire shooting has been growing leaps and bounds the past few years. Right now Brownells has Aguila Super Extra .22 LR ammo on sale at great prices. This ammo works well in both .22 LR rifles and handguns. Individual 50-round boxes are just $4.r9 ($0.09/rd). If you shoot a lot, grab the huge, 2000-round case for $164.99 ($0.08/rd).

9. Locked & Loaded — Fiocchi 9mm 1000 rounds, $269.99

9mm ammo sale
Best price we’ve found on major brand 9mm Luger ammo

The 9mm Luger (9x19mm) is the most popular centerfire pistol cartridge. Every handgunner should keep a good supply of 9mm ammo on hand for days at the range. Here’s a great deal on quality, major-manufacturer 9mm FMJ pistol ammunition. Get 1000 rounds of Fiocchi 9mm 115gr FMJ ammo for just $269.99. That works out to just $13.50 per 50 count box, or $0.27 per round — a great deal.

10. Amazon — Plano Gun Guard SE Series 2-Gun Case, $50.78

plano rifle case sale
Very good price on a large, two-gun case for day trips

For carrying long guns to/from the range, we recommend a lockable case with interior padding. Some states require that guns be locked when carried in a vehicle. A good low-cost case is Plano Gun Guard SE Multi-Case, Amazon’s #1 best seller among hard rifle cases. Measuring 52.2″ overall, it will hold guns with long barrels and it is wide enough to carry two rifles. Measurements: 52.2″ W x 16″ H x 4″ D. Weight: 11 pounds. NOTE: While this $50 case will handle trips to the range, for air transport you should use a heavier, stronger case with more padding and thicker construction. Consider the $108 Plano All-Weather Case.

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October 23rd, 2022

You Only Have One Set of Eyes — Protect Them

Sherri Gallagher
Sherri Jo Gallagher, the second woman in history to win the NRA High Power National Championship, sports Eye Protection at Camp Perry. The first lady High Power Champion was Sherri’s mother, Nancy Tompkins.

In response to a Bulletin article about Protective Eyewear, one of our Canadian readers posted a personal story. His account demonstrates the importance of wearing eye protection whenever you shoot — no matter what type of firearm you are using — even air rifles. We hope all our readers take this to heart. All too often at rifle matches we see shooters, even some top competitors, risking their vision by failing to wear eye protection.

Eye and Hearing Protection are now MANDATORY for Highpower Rifle competitors and Pistol shooters in all CMP-affiliated matches. The 2020 CMP Highpower Rifle, Pistol, and CMP Games Rulebooks all contain the following rule: “All competitors and competition officials are required to wear appropriate eye and hearing protection when on shooting range firing lines during highpower rifle or pistol firing. All competitors must comply with this requirement before they can participate in a CMP sponsored or sanctioned competition. Competitors are responsible for selecting their eyewear and hearing protection.”

2020 CMP Civilian Marksmanship program rules Highpower High Power mandatory eye protection

Red Ryder BB Gun safetyEye Protection — Lesson Learned
by Nicholas from Canada
As a boy on a mixed farm on the plains the first shooting stick I owned was a Red Ryder BB gun. My Dad bought it for me as I showed a keen interest in the shooting and hunting sports. I was about 9 years old at the time.

We had literally thousands of sparrows in our large farm yard and they liked to roost on the steel railings in the barn loft. I took to slowly thinning out their ranks by flashlight at night as these little winged pests settled in the farm buildings.

One evening as I slayed sparrow after sparrow in the barn loft — with about a dozen farm cats following me to consume these easy meals, I fired at another bird centered in my flashlight beam.

However, my aim was a bit low — and the copper pellet hit the steel beam square on. Instantly I felt a sharp pain as the BB bounced back and hit me squarely between the eyes on the bridge of my nose – drawing blood from the partial penetration into the skin. A half inch either way and I’d have lost an eye!

Never, never, never shoot at any target with a steel background with any firearm, even a BB gun – is the hard lesson I learned, and wear the best shooting glasses that money can buy!


Editor’s Comment: Among competitive pistol shooters, the use of safety eyewear is universal. You’ll never see Rob Leatham, Julie Golob, or Jerry Miculek competing without eye protection — for good reason. The handgun sports’ governing bodies effectively enforce mandatory eye protection policies. We wish the same could be said for competitive rifle shooting. We often see benchrest, High Power, and F-Class competitors shooting without eye protection. We’ve heard all the excuses, yet none of them trump the safety considerations involved.

We recommend that all shooters and hunters employ eye protection whenever they use firearms or are at a location where live fire is taking place. You only have two eyes. A tiny bullet fragment or ricochet is all it takes to cause permanent blindness in one or both eyes. As rifle shooters, we place our eyes a couple inches away from a combustion chamber operating at pressures up to 70,000 psi. I know quite a few guys who will religiously put on safety glasses when running a lathe or a drill press, yet the same guys won’t use eye protection when shooting their rifles — simply because it is “inconvenient”. That’s nuts. It doesn’t matter is you are a cub scout or a multi-time National Champion — you should wear eye protection.

I will give you a personal example. A year ago I was shooting a 9mm pistol. One of the cartridges had a primer burst outward blowing small particles, some brass, and a piece of the pistol’s extractor right back into my eyes. Thankfully I was wearing good wrap-around safety glasses. No injuries at all. But without those safety glasses, this could have been very serious. I always wear safety glasses with ALL firearms. Shown below is the same kind of primer blow-out I experienced, but with a .270 Win rifle cartridge.

primer blow-out safety glasse

Be wise — protect your eyes. To learn more about eyewear safety standards, and to learn about the latest options in ANSI Z87-certified protective eyewear, read our article on Eye Protection for Shooters.

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October 17th, 2022

BargainFinder 369: 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.

NOTE: All listed products are for sale to persons 18 years of age or older. No products are intended for use by minors.

1. MidwayUSA — Lyman Products on Sale at Major Discounts

lyman sale
Major savings on Lyman products — Presses, Tools, Dies and more

Lyman crafts a huge variety of reloading gear — everything from dies to 8-station turret presses and even bullet-casting furnaces. Right now get HUGE savings on Lyman products at MidwayUSA. Save 15-20% on presses, 27% on trigger pull gauge, 25% on Lyman electronic powder dispenser, and up to 53% on dies. This major MidwayUSA sale includes most popular Lyman presses, case trimming tools, scales, tumblers, dies, and much more.

2. Amazon — RCBS Summit Press, $182.24

rcbs press sale
Unique compact design, also great for range loading

Do you need a press that can be mounted on a bench with no overhang? The perfect solution is the RCBS Summit Press. With the ability to mount anywhere due to it’s top down operation this press is compact and versatile. Better yet, it will accommodate 1″ dies which is a rare ability for presses.

3. KYGUNCO — Benelli Nova Pump Shotgun, $399.99

benelli nova sale
Great price on quality pump shotgun with good sights

If you in the market for a well built home defense pump shotgun check out the Benelli Nova. With it’s 18.5″ barrel, easy to use ghost ring sights and it’s ability to cycle everything up to 3-1/2″ shells the Nova is a great shotgun and even better deal for under $400.

4. Creedmoor Sports — Deluxe Padded Shooting Mats on SALE

creedmoor sports padded folding roll-up shooting mat prone
Some of the best, most comfortable shooting mats, now on sale

If you shoot prone then you need a good mat to keep you comfortable and stable. You can find a large selection of Shooting Mats at Creedmoor Sports. You’ll find roll-up or 4-part folding mats on sale now. Most of these are customizable with colors and accessories.

5. Bruno’s Shooters Supply — BAT Actions IN STOCK

bat action sale
Avoid the wait with superb BAT actions in stock now

It’s never taken longer to build a custom rifle than it does in today’s world. Shorten that time a little bit by picking up one of these in stock BAT Actions from Bruno Shooters Supply. Right now Bruno’s has a very large selection of BAT actions, and the best thing is they are ready to ship today.

6. Sportsman’s WHSE — Vortex HD 20-60x85mm Spotter, $799.99

vortex razor scope
Very good spotter for the price with outstanding warranty

Vortex has updated its top-of-the-line Razor HD spotting scope, changing from a small-knob focus system to a single large focus ring. Now get the previous model Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85mm Spotting Scope at a huge discount. The $799.99 sale price is $800 less than the current 27-60x85mm Razor HD ($1599.00 on Amazon) — that’s HALF the price! This two-tone $799.99 spotter features premium High Definition (HD) glass for excellent sharpness/resolution with minimal chromatic aberration (color fringing). Verified purchaser reviews have been very positive: “Great spotting scope at a great price”.

7. Amazon — WildShot Cleaning Kit, $34.95

cleaning kit sale
Cool “Big Cartridge” kit that is also very functional and versatile

Are you looking for a fun gift or maybe a conversation piece for your gun room? Check out this unique WildShot 51-piece Cleaning Kit. This kit features 3 brass cleaning rods, plastic handle, 10 brass wire brushes, 5 mops, 2 brass adaptors, 2 plastic slotted patch holders, 25 cleaning patches, 1 double ended nylon brush, 1 double ended cleaning pick, 1 oil bottle & case. All these cleaning tools are housed in a durable plastic container that looks just like a giant cartridge case.

8. Palmetto SA — Rifle Case, Earmuffs, Shooting Glasses $49.99

PSA rifle case compact walkers muffs glasses
Great bundle deal with Walker Muffs, Glasses, and Carry Case

Here’s a great combo deal for NRL22 competitors and black rifle shooters. Right now, for just $49.99 you can get a “bundle” with PSA 36″ rifle case, Walker’s NRR 27 Slim Muffs, and shooting glasses. The rifle case includes three pockets on the front side plus nice, adjustable shoulder straps on the opposite side. Grab this PSA Case, Muffs, Glasses Bundle while you can! You basically get the muffs and shooting glasses for FREE since the PSA 36″ rifle case by itself costs $49.99!

9. Amazon — Hornady Rechargeable Dehumidifier, $22.99

hornady dehumidifer
Protect gun collection in your safe with advanced dehumidifier

Gun owners need to control the humidity levels in their gun safes and storage vaults. One efficient, modern tool for this task is the Hornady Rechargeable Dehumidifier, now $22.99 on Amazon. This electrical unit helps control humidity to help prevent rust and mildew. Simply charge the unit and place in your safe to draw unwanted moisture away from your valuables. When the moisture-control crystals change color, then recharge the unit with a 110v outlet. Hornady says this is effective in spaces up to 333 cubic feet.

10. EuroOptic — Sitka Clothing Closeout Sale, Save 43%

sitka sale
Sitka makes superb camo gear — now get major discounts

Whether hunting or shooting, being in the cold is no fun when you have the wrong clothes. Stay warm with Sitka Gear and grab some during the EuroOptic Sitka closeout sale. They make some of the best cold weather gear combining wind-resistance and warmth using modern, lightweight yet durable materials.

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October 12th, 2022

EuroOptic Offers FREE Ultra-Fast RED Delivery Service

EuroOptic RED Shipping Program

Back in 1999, EuroOptic became one of the first U.S. commercial dealers of premium European optics such as Zeiss and Swarovski. Now, 23 years later, EuroOptic is an industry leader with a massive catalog of over 200 manufacturers, with exclusive product offers from some of the most respected names in the business. EuroOptic also boasts an outstanding customer service and sales team.

Adding to this impressive list of achievements, EuroOptic now offers RED 1 & 2 Day Delivery! This service ensures your order is shipped the same day and is delivered to you the next day or in 2 days time FOR FREE, with no hidden fees or memberships whatsoever. Speedy RED shipping is available for most optics and non-firearm products including products from Vortex, Nightforce, Leica, Trijicon, Swarovski, Leupold, Sitka Gear, and more. Visit for more information about this program.

EuroOptic RED Shipping Program

What’s better than getting new gear? Not much, but getting it the next day is a step in the right direction. Now, with EuroOptic’s RED shipping service, that’s the program – any item marked with the EuroOptic RED Shipping Program logo will have a delivery speed marked — usually the next day or the day after.

And, EuroOptic RED Shipping Program shipping is no extra charge.

EuroOptic states that it has “always been about getting shipments out as fast as possible, and now we’re turning up the intensity on the shipping carrier speed as well. Give it a try, we’re sure you’ll be pleased.”

EuroOptic RED Shipping Program

Program Details

Products on the website which have the EuroOptic RED Shipping Program logo will also have a delivery speed listed — generally, 1-Day Shipping or 2-Day Shipping. When purchasing these items, you can expect those items to ship with a carrier method to match the stated delivery speed — No extra charge

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October 10th, 2022

BargainFinder 368: 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.

NOTE: All listed products are for sale to persons 18 years of age or older. No products are intended for use by minors.

1. — RCBS Sitewide SALE — Over 1200 Items on Sale

rcbs sale
Save on ALL RCBS products now — Dies, Presses, Tools and more

Are you in the market for new reloading gear or a press? Right now Graf’s is running a huge sale on ALL RCBS Reloading Equipment. Virtually every RCBS product in stock is on sale at 10% OFF. Get everything from a set of dies to a full progressive reloading press all at 10% Off with no limit.

2. Sportsman’s WH — Leupold Gold Event, Discounts & Gift Cards

Leupold scope sale
Leupold scopes, spotters, LRFs, binocs on sale plus valuable GIFT Cards

Leupold makes fine optics but you rarely see a big sale on all Leupold product lines. Head over to Sportsman’s Warehouse for the exclusive Leupold Gold Event. You’ll find Leupold riflescopes, spotting scopes, rangefinders, binoculars, and more — with dozens of items on sale. Plus, you can get a valuable bonus for each Leupold purchase. Buyers get a $10 Sportsman’s Warehouse Gift Card for every $100 spent on Leupold products. Plus you can enter a Gold Event Contest with a $16,000 prize package.

3. Sportsman’s WH — CZ 457 Scout .22 LR Rifle, $349.99

cz rifle sale
Very good price on a solid, versatile CZ 457 rimfire rifle

Whether for NRL-22 matches or getting rid of critters around the property, a good .22 LR rifle is something every gun guy should have. CZ makes excellent rimfire rifles with smooth actions and good triggers. Right now you can get the .22 LR CZ 457 Scout for a bargain $349.99 price. This is a great deal — this very same 457 Scout rifle sells for $493.16 elsewhere. With the CZ 457’s quick, 60-degree bolt throw, nice sights, and compact magazines, this rifle is a handy shooter that can excel at multiple tasks.

4. K&M Precision — 20% Off K&M Expander Mandrel Systems

K&M K & M precision expand expander mandrel 20% Off code sale
Superb expand mandrels — precise dimensions and see-through die body

Optimize bullet tension with K&M expander mandrels for precision case neck sizing. Use code 4BT1FREE to get 20% OFF bullet tension expand mandrels from an industry leader trusted by precision shooters for optimizing accuracy when reloading. Mandrels are precision ground in .0005″ increments and controlled to +/- 50 millionths (.00005″). Simply select your caliber, desired bullet tension*, optional etched mandrel holder, and corresponding gage pin to confirm size. Every expand mandrel shank is laser-etched with the caliber and the bullet tension for easy identification.

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

walkie talkie radio sale
midland emergency walkie talkie radio NOAA sale
Quality Walkie-Talkies with good range and special Emergency functions

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

6. Amazon — Caldwell Resetting AR500 Popper Targets, $99-109

popper target sale
Self-resetting targets made from good AR500 steel

Shooting at reactive targets is ton of fun, but no one likes trekking down range to reset them. Here’s the answer — sturdy, self-resetting AR 500 steel targets. These come complete with frames that raise them off the ground. Grab the Caldwell Prairie Dog Popper Target or the Caldwell Pepper Popper Target. Both these targets tilt when hit for instant confirmation. Then the built-in, automatic spring reset eliminates the need to go down range.

7. Amazon — Lyman Universal Press Stand, $59.99

lyman sale
Excellent stand offers better ergonomics and adds storage levels

Do you have a reloading press but wish you could mount it higher than bench level? We recommend the Lyman Universal Press Stand. This heavy-duty steel stand comes with two mounting plates pre-drilled for nearly all single-station, turret, or progressive press. The stand raises your press 9.25″ for a clear view of reloading operations. The top plates adapt to most popular presses, and there is also an area where you can drill mounting holes. The stand base can be bolted to your bench or secured with C-Clamps.

8. Midsouth — Fiocchi 9mm Pistol Ammo, $349.99 for 1000 Rds

fiocchi 9mm luger 9x19mm FMJ pistol ammo sale Midsouth
Good ammo — grab a case now at this super-low price

The 9mm Luger (9x19mm) is the most popular centerfire pistol cartridge. Every handgunner should keep a good supply of 9mm ammo on hand for days at the range. Here’s a great deal on quality, major-manufacturer 9mm FMJ pistol ammunition. Get 1000 rounds of Fiocchi 9mm 115gr FMJ ammo for just $349.99. That works out to just $17.50 per 50 count box, or $0.35 per round — a great deal.

9. Amazon — Hornady Powder Funnel, $46.99

hornady sale
Good funnel kit has 9 cartridge adapters and handy wide mouth

Every serious handloader needs a good powder funnel, preferably one that fits multiple rim diameters. One of our favorite funnel systems is the Hornady Premium Powder Funnel Kit. This includes an anti-static aluminum funnel PLUS 9 caliber-specific adapters, all housed in a handy, padded storage case. This easy-to-use reloading funnel boasts a large diameter mouth (less prone to spillage) and squared rim design that will not roll off the table.

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

ear muff sale
Very good muffs for the price with a good 26db SNR

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

* K&M Bullet tension expand mandrels are ground to account for spring-back of brass based on nominal anneal – spring back can vary by manufacture, number of reloads before annealing, and other factors. K&M recommends getting three mandrels, including a size above and below target bullet tension.
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October 8th, 2022

Saturday at the Movies: Long-Range Precision Video Series

Ballistic Magazine Long Range Precision video series ELR PRS

Long Range Precision (LRP) is a useful series of videos product by Ballistic Magazine and sponsored by Remington, Barnes Bullets, and Eotech. We’ve linked seven of these videos below. If you want to see more, 17 total episodes can be watched online on Also 13 of these episodes are hosted on the Ballistic Magazine’s YouTube Channel.

In this video series host Sean Utley covers many gear-related topics including rifle configuration, scope selection, chambering choices, ammunition options, bipods/tripods, and chronographs. In addition, the series covers training methods, bullet ballistics, wind reading, and rifle handling.

Ballistic Magazine Long Range Precision video series ELR PRS

Most of this is pretty basic stuff, but it can be helpful for newcomers to long range shooting. For example, Season 3 Episode 1 covers rifle set-up and fitting, so you can set LOP, cheek height, and scope position optimally. And Season 1 Episode 4 covers chambering choices such as 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Winchester.

Season 1, Episode 5: Anatomy of Bullet Flight

This is a cool video that shows ballistics testing at the Barnes Bullets underground testing lab. The video also includes interesting 3D animations showing how bullets run through a barrel and then fly down-range.

Season 1, Episode 6: Critical Equipment for Long Range Shooting

If you’re getting started in Long Range Precision Shooting, this video is worth watching. The video covers key equipment for long range shooting, including LabRadar chronograph, tripods, spotting scope, and mobile Ballistics Apps.

Season 1, Episode 1: Anatomy of a Long Range Precision Rifle

Season 3, Episode 1: Gun Fitting

Season 2, Episode 6: Choosing the Right Optic

Season 1, Episode 3: Mechanics of Long Range Shooting

Season 1, Episode 4: Best Calibers for Long Range Shooting

Watch All 17 Long Range Precision Videos

Along with the seven videos linked above, ten other Long Range Precision videos can be watched via the Ballistic Magazine Video Archive. And if you are interested in learning how Doppler Radar is used to develop bullet designs, we recommend Episode 7 from Season 2. This 7-minute video covers the latest technology in ballistics radar. CLICK HERE to watch video.

Ballistic Magazine Long Range Precision video series 1 2

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October 7th, 2022

Leopold GOLD Event — Big Savings PLUS Gift Cards

Sportsman's Warehouse Leupold gift card discount fall hunting sale Gold Event $16000 giveaway contest

If you need any kind of optics, head over to Sportsman’s Warehouse this month. There are big savings on riflescopes, spotting scopes, laser rangefinders, binoculars, Red Dot sights, tripods and more. Plus, with this Sportsman’s exclusive Leupold Gold Event you get valuable Gift Cards with each purchase of $100 or more. These Gift Cards can be used to purchase additional merchandise at any Sportsman’s Warehouse store or online at The max Gift Card Value is $300.00. And you can get combined Gift Card value for multiple Leupold purchases. For example, get up to a $230 Gift Card with a Leupold VH6-HD riflescope and get a $180 Gift Card with a Leupold SX-5 Spotting Scope.

Sportsman's Warehouse Leupold gift card discount fall hunting sale Gold Event $16000 giveaway contest

Sportsman’s Warehouse Gift Cards up to $300 in Value

Sportsman's Warehouse Leupold gift card discount fall hunting sale Gold Event $16000 giveaway contest
Sportsman's Warehouse Leupold gift card discount fall hunting sale Gold Event $16000 giveaway contest

You can profit TWO ways during the Leupold Gold Event. First, you can save 20% or more, with major discounts on scopes, spotting scope, binoculars, LRFs, tripods and more. Second — pay attention here folks — when you buy Leupold products you can get additional FREE Sportsman’s Gift Cards worth up to $300. For qualifying Leupold products you get $10 in Gift Card Value for every $100 you spend. So, for example, if you buy a Leupold SX-4 spotting scope for $649.99 on SALE you’ll get a $60 Gift Card. These Gift Cards can be used dollar for dollar for other purchases at Sportsman’s Warehouse.

Leupold Ultimate Hunting Package $16,000+ Contest

Sportsman's Warehouse Leupold gift card discount fall hunting sale Gold Event $16000 giveaway contest

The 2022 Leupold Gold Event includes a major give-away contest with over $16K in prizes. Enter to win an Ultimate Hunting Package with gear from Leupold, Christensen Arms, Hornady, Garmin, Zamberlan, Killik, Benchmade, Kodiak Canvas, Lost Creek, Traeger, and MTN OPS. The total prize package is worth over $16,000.00.

Leopold states: “This prize package not only comes with the best riflescope, rangefinder, binoculars, and accompanying products from Leupold but also dozens of other high-end products from top collaborating brands. Get everything you need for a fully outfitted hunt, including a full camo system, pellet grill, canvas tent, and more[.]”

Sportsman's Warehouse Leupold gift card discount fall hunting sale Gold Event $16000 giveaway contest

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October 5th, 2022

Review of March-X 10-60x56mm High Master Riflescope

March March-X 10x-60x 10-60x56mm High Master SFP second focal plane scope optic competition riflescope

Review of March-X 10-60x56mm High Master Riflescope

By James Mock

This review is about the impressive new March-X 10-60x56mm High Master scope with Super ED lenses. We’ll start with some background. About 15 years ago, I saw Turk Takano at the Super Shoot and he seemed excited about a new rifle scope that he had on his benchrest rifle. It was a March 40x fixed power model that was a prototype. This was the first March to reach the USA. He told me that it was hand assembled in Japan by top optical engineers. When asked if I would like to look through it, I jumped at the opportunity. This scope was breath-taking in its clarity, brightness and quality of image. This scope soon was selling very well in a tough market. Some who made this possible were Turk Takano, the Kelbly family and Lou Murdica. All of these invested time and money into seeing that this new scope was available to American shooters.

I have had the pleasure of testing many high-magnification rifle scopes. Most have been exceptionally well suited to the task for which they were designed. Presently, I shoot 300- and 600-yard competition and the scopes that I favor are second focal plane (SFP) high-powered variables with an MOA-type reticle. Many in the optics industry have been very generous to enable me to test their scopes. Among those who have helped me over the years is Lou Murdica. When March first came to the USA, Lou loaned me his 40X fixed power scope, an exceptional scope for 100/200 yard BR shooting.

March March-X 10x-60x 10-60x56mm High Master SFP second focal plane scope optic competition riflescope

March-X 10-60x56mm High Master Scope — Impressive New Optic
I quit shooting short-range benchrest in 2013, but have been shooting 300- and 600-yard benchrest matches since then. It was quite a change for me to shoot a target to which I could not see my bullet holes. With my 78-year-old eyes and the Louisiana atmosphere, I have only been able to see 6mm bullet holes (in good conditions) at 600 yards with two scopes. They were the 15-55x52mm Nightforce Competition and the 12-52x56mm Valdada Terminator. Although I have not had the conditions with which to see small bullet holes at 600, Lou states that he can with this scope on days without mirage.

March introduced the world to ED lenses in rifle scopes and all of their scopes with lenses larger than 24mm have these superb lenses. Most of today’s premium scopes feature ED glass. However, March has now upped the ante and has a “Super ED” lens in certain tier 1 “High Master” scopes. According to March, these scopes produce images approaching the quality of the images produced by PURE fluorite lens.*

March March-X 10x-60x 10-60x56mm High Master SFP second focal plane scope optic competition riflescope

After reading some glowing reports about March’s High Master scopes, I contacted Lou Murdica and asked if he had a 10-60x56mm High Master he could loan me for an evaluation. The High Master Lens System has two Super ED lens elements within its lens system. By using Super ED lens elements, March was able to suppress chromatic aberration even more than with ED lenses and thus produce a sharper image with greater contrast, while still having a strong scope. March found a better way with this new objective lens system. High Master scopes also have addressed the problem of focus change with temperature variations.

Lou sent me a 10-60x56mm High Master for evaluation. I received the scope in July, when Louisiana’s weather is VERY hot. Although I tested with considerable mirage, this gives me a chance to test in less than ideal conditions. The scope that I received had a duplex reticle similar to the duplex made famous by Leupold. The section between the heavy lines subtends 3 inches at 25X, or 1.5 inches from the crosshair in the center to the heavy line. The technical data for this scope reveals why it carries a high price tag. Many believe that it is the Super ED lens that causes the high price, but that is only partially the reason. March designed a 56mm objective lens with THREE large segments (two of which are 50mm). These 50mm segments replace some of the 20mm lens others use in the tube body. The lenses used by March have high fluorite content and produce superb images. The lenses are fully multi-coated with the finest coatings for maximum light transmission. Chose either standard or illuminated reticle.

March-X 10-56x56mm High Master Scope Specifications:
34mm main tube, scope body machined from aluminum ingot
56mm front objective
Elevation adjustment range 60 MOA
Windage adjustment range 40 MOA
Length 16.2 inches
Weight 33.1 ounces
Eye Relief 3.98 inches at 10x and slightly less at 60x
Side Focus Parallax range 10 yards to infinity
High Master lens system (Super ED lenses)
Temperature Anti-Drift Lens System
All Japanese metal parts with no plastic part except for minimum essentials such as an insulator.


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