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November 29th, 2020

Bargain Finder 271: Deals of the Week Cyber Monday Edition

Accurateshooter Bargain Finder Deals of Week
Accurateshooter Bargain Finder Deals of Week

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. Stocky’s Stocks — 10% Off with Discount Code

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stocky's stocks 10% percent ten off savings gunstock stocks

As a Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotion, Stocky’s Stocks has knocked 10% off the price of virtually all its rifle stock inventory. Use Coupon Code 10OFF to get 10% off the already low price. That amounts to major savings on great stocks that fit a wide variety of barreled actions. For example, a Long Range Accublock Stock is discounted from $219.99 to just $197.99 with the 10% Savings. We don’t know how long the bonus coupon code will work, so don’t delay!

2. Amazon — Samsung Galaxy Tab 8″ 32GB, $99.99 CyberMonday

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Here is a great CyberMonday special on Amazon. This compact 8″ Samsung Galaxy tablet computer is a great accessory for shooters as it can be used with target cameras, ShotMarkers, and Ballistics Apps. You can also use this tablet with the Android Ballistic-X App to measure your group sizes — just take a photo of the group with the Tablet’s camera and run the App. You can also record your shooting sessions with video to diagnose your hold and follow-through. For $99.99 on Amazon this Galaxy Tablet is hard to beat. NOTE: This is listed “In stock December 14, 2020″.

3. Midsouth — Multiple CyberMonday Deals

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Midsouth just released a bunch of Cyber Monday Deals. You’ll want to act quickly — this is a ONE-DAY ONLY sale. Save on RCBS ChargeMaster and RCBS Case Tumbler, save $40 on an AR Bolt Carrier group, or grab a Lyman Powder Thrower for just $74.99. Varmint hunters take note — you can get 2000 62gr .224 Bullets for just $174.99.

4. EuroOptic — Save up to $600 on Leica Rangefinding Binoculars

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Leica makes some of the very best rangefinding binoculars you can buy. The Leica Geovid HD-R series combine superior glass with outstanding rangefinder performance out to very long ranges. We like the controls on these RF binoculars too. Now through December 3rd, save up to $600 on select Geovid HD-R 2700 rangefinder binoculars. In addition, Leica’s Ultravid HD-Plus regular binoculars are on sale at EuroOptic.com as well.

5. MidwayUSA — SIG Sauer Scope/Rangefinder Combos

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Here’s an amazing Cyber Monday Optics Special from MidwayUSA that may be ideal for a hunter on a budget. You get a SIG Sauer Whisky3 3-9x40mm riflescope PLUS a SIG Sauer Kilo 1000 range finder for just $229! All you need optics-wise for your next hunt, this package will save you $170.00 (42%)! If you want more magnification, a similar package with 4-12x40mm scope and Kilo 1000 is $279.99.

6. LongShot Cameras — LR-3 2-Mile UHD Target Camera, $649.00

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This superb system combines a high-definition camera with a special receiver. That set-up delivers sharp, live images at distances up to two miles. The good folks at Longshot created a special Discount Code for AccurateShooter readers that provides an extra $50 off the already-reduced Cyber-weekend price. The final price, with Code ACCURATESHOTS, is $649.00 (see above). IF you add the Bulletproof Warranty the price is $688.00. We do recommend purchasing the Warranty — that way LongShot will repair or replace your unit if it is damaged by gunfire or other hazard. Note, other LongShot products are on sale this week as well — the Marksman for $349.00, and the Hawk Spotting Scope Camera for $149.00.

How the LR-3 Target Camera Works

7. EuroOptic.com — Vortex 14% Off Sale Through 11/30/2020

EuroOptic Vortex 14% Off black friday sale

Now through 11:59 pm on CyberMonday, November 30th, save 14% on most Vortex products purchased through EuroOptic.com when you use promo code VORTEX14. This applies to a wide range of riflescopes and spotting scopes. This applies to new scopes with full warranties. Not valid with any other offer or discount, and not valid on Closeouts.

8. Palmetto State Armory — AR15 PSA MagPul Lowers $130 Off

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Want to put together a black rifle? Check out the PSA AR15 MAGPUL ACS-L EPT Lower (Black) or the PSA AR15 MAGPUL STR EPT MIAD Edition (Flat Dark Earth). Both units are discounted $130.00 for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. With easy-to-adjust Magpul stocks, these are both good options for a tactical or varmint rifle.

9. Midsouth — TriggerTech Triggers on Sale, starting at $134.99

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Right now Midsouth is offering significant discounts on TriggerTech triggers for bolt guns as well as AR-platform rifles. And with all TriggerTech triggers in stock you get FREE Shipping. Different grade triggers have different price levels, starting at $134.99 for the Primary Series Rem 700 triggers.

10. CDNN Sports — Browning Buckmark, $249.99 with Rebate

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There’s a Browning Black Friday Rebate running through November 30th, 2020. Combine this Rebate with Black Friday/Cyber Monday discounts, and you can get a nice Browning Buckmark pistol for under $250.00 net. That’s a steal on an accurate reliable pistol. What’s more, CDNN Sports is currently offering FREE Shipping on all firearm sales.

11. H-S Precision — 25% Off Stocks Black Friday/Cyber Monday

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H-S Precision makes outstanding rifle stocks, with inlets to fit a variety of popular actions including CZ, Howa, Remington, Ruger, Savage, Weatherby, and Winchester. Right now you can order any one of 70+ stock designs at 25% off the normal price. Just select the stock you like, pick a color, select recoil pad/rail options, and add to the shopping cart. Then 25% will be automatically slashed off the price as the “blackfridaystocks” discount. NOTE: Along with 25% off stocks, H-S Precision is now offering 15% off complete rifles.

12. MidwayUSA — Pro Series Shooting Mat, $29.99

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The MidwayUSA Pro Series Competition Shooting Mat is now on sale for just $29.99. That’s 45% off the regular $59.99 price. The Pro Series mat measures a full 73.5″ x 35.5″ and is nicely constructed. Zippered pockets on the front extension flap hold ammo or log book. There are webbing pockets for bipod feet so you can pre-load your bipod with forward pressure. This quality mat boasts 0.35″-thick padding, multiple pockets, 6 grommets for staking, and a nice carry strap. It’s easy to transport, rolling up to about nine inches in diameter. User reviews of this Shooting Mat have been very positive. At $29.99 on sale (through 11/30/2020), this Pro Series mat is a great deal.

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November 22nd, 2020

Sunday GunDay: Jonathan Ocab’s Vudoo/MPA .22 LR for NRL22

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Today we feature a top-flight tactical .22 LR rig belonging to Jonathan Ocab. A talented Highpower marksman with the Distinguished Rifleman Badge, Jonathan also enjoys rimfire tactical disciplines which he features on his Youtube Channel. Jonathan now runs a monthly NRL22 match in California. His interest in the NRL22 game started with a CZ 455, but soon he stepped up to the impressive rig you see here. This boasts all top-tier components: Vudoo V-22 mag-fed action, Bartlein barrel, MPA Chassis, and Kahles K525i scope. Jonathan carefully selected all this hardware and assembled the rifle himself.

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My Vudoo/MPA Rifle for NRL22 and Long Range Rimfire
Report by Jonathan Ocab, Ocabj.net.
I became interested in rimfire shooting due to not having as much access to longer distance ranges, and the emergence of NRL22 matches. Back in 2017 I had acquired a CZ 455 and ran it in NRL22 club matches. It worked well, but as I started spending most of my time on my club’s rimfire range, I focused on getting a Vudoo Gun Works V-22. The Vudoo V-22 appeared to offer a true repeater that had the feel of a full-sized centerfire rifle along with high accuracy/precision potential.

After a lot of research, I decided to put in an order for a barreled action and acquired a Vudoo Gun Works V-22 action with a 20″ Bartlein barrel, 1-16″ twist, and MTU contour, all in Flat Dark Earth Cerakote (along with a +30 MOA base). I then acquired the TriggerTech Diamond Trigger Pro Curved, Masterpiece Arms BA Comp chassis (in Flat Dark Earth), American Rifle Company M10 34mm rings (28mm height), and Kahles K525i 5-25x56mm SKMR3 LSW scope.

CZ as a Starter NRL22 Option — The CZ 450-series is a solid family of .22 LR rifles, but I wanted to see what existed beyond the CZ level of rimfire rifles. One of my complaints with the CZ 455 is that the trigger leaves much to be desired even with the trigger kits available. Since the Vudoo V-22 action has a Remington 700 footprint and can accept most Rem 700-compatible triggers, I can actually run a top-tier trigger that would exceed anything available for the CZ.

Component Selection for the Ultimate NRL22 Competition Rifle
My choices in components were biased due to my prior experience — I went with quality hardware I knew and trusted…

jonathan Ocab v-22 vudoo action MPA BA Comp chassis rimfire tactical NRL22 sunday gunday Center-X 6mm creedmoor PRS

Barrel Choice — I chose the Bartlein barrel over Vudoo’s in-house Ace barrels because I run a Bartlein barrel on my 6mm Creedmoor rifle and I have become a big Bartlein fan. Secondly, I chose the Masterpiece Arms BA Competition chassis because I also run the MPA BA Comp on my 6mm Creedmoor rifle. You can see the two rifles side-by-side below:

jonathan Ocab v-22 vudoo action MPA BA Comp chassis rimfire tactical NRL22 sunday gunday Center-X 6mm creedmoor PRS
You are not seeing double. There are two rifles, both with an MPA Comp BA chassis, and both weighing about 15 pounds. In front is the featured Vudoo-action .22 LR rimfire rig with 20″ barrel, while behind is Ocab’s ARC Mausingfield 6mm Creedmoor PRS/NRL centerfire rig with 24″ barrel.

After running this rifle build for over a year now, I can say that I am more than happy with this platform as I have it configured. Having a .22 LR rifle in the same chassis as my 6mm Creedmoor rifle makes me feel right at home behind either rimfire or centerfire platform. My Vudoo V-22 weighs 15.2 lbs with Atlas CAL bipod while my 6mm Creedmoor rifle build weighs right at 15.0 lbs with the same Atlas CAL bipod. The “feel” and handling of my Vudoo V-22 MPA is as close to a centerfire gun as you can get.

Scope and Rings — I chose the 5-25x56mm Kahles K525i SKMR3 LSW because I was interested in running the Kahles after handling a few K624i and K525i scopes and hearing about how great they tracked. I run ARC M10 rings on several rifles because I think they are superbly designed.

jonathan Ocab v-22 vudoo action MPA BA Comp chassis rimfire tactical NRL22 sunday gunday Center-X 6mm creedmoor PRS

Trigger Choice — I chose the TriggerTech Diamond because I already have a TriggerTech on one of my centerfire platforms and I wanted to try their Diamond trigger on a gun.

Outstanding Accuracy with Multiple .22 LR Ammo Types — Lapua and SK
My .22 LR ammo of choice is Lapua Center-X. This is the most commonly-chosen ammunition among Vudoo V-22 shooters. I also had good results with SK Rifle Match and Lapua Midas+ in casual 50-yard and 100-yard testing but have stayed with Lapua Center-X because my rifle shot all the lots of Center-X I put into it equally well out to 200 yards.

jonathan Ocab v-22 vudoo action MPA BA Comp chassis rimfire tactical NRL22 sunday gunday Center-X 6mm creedmoor PRS

jonathan Ocab v-22 vudoo action MPA BA Comp chassis rimfire tactical NRL22 sunday gunday Center-X 6mm creedmoor PRS

SUMMARY — The Vudoo V-22 and MPA Package Is Outstanding
I can hands down recommend the Vudoo Gun Works V-22 for anyone who is interested in getting one. The “full-sized” rimfire rifle segment is not a one-horse race anymore and there are other options out there, but I feel very few will regret going with a Vudoo V-22 over another alternative. If you do not have a centerfire rifle designed for NRL/PRS style of shooting, you could probably just opt to go with a CZ 457 or Tikka T1x and have a lot of room to modify and tailor those rifles to your own tastes and still have an accurate rifle for NRL22. But if you also run a precision centerfire rifle, you should seriously consider a Vudoo V-22 or other 700-pattern rimfire action if purchasing a new .22 LR rimfire rig.

My Vudoo Gun Works V-22 build is an all-purpose gun for me. It is setup for NRL22-style matches but can be utilized for (extreme) long range .22 LR shooting (300 yards and beyond). For that rimfire ELR Game, I am seriously considering getting a Vudoo V-22S (single-shot) action to put in an F-Class stock to have a dedicated ELR .22 LR gun. While I built my Vudoo Gun Works V-22 with NRL22 in mind, I realized this gun could do more so I took it out to shoot 300 yards. After that, I stretched it out to 400 yards and then 500 yards in subsequent range visits. Now I am intrigued by extreme long range .22 LR shooting and often shoot 400 yards and beyond with the Vudoo V-22 when I can.

Long Range .22 LR Rimfire — Out to 500 Yards

Jonathan shoots his competition rifle in Long Range Rimfire matches with targets out to 500 yards. That’s definitely Extreme Long Range for the little .22 LR cartridge, requiring 27.8 MILs of up elevation! Jonathan notes: “I originally had a +30 MOA base on my rifle and it worked fine to 400 yards, but I ran out of adjustment on the K525i to get to 500 and had to hold over. I ended up getting a +40 MOA base.”

NRL22 Competition — Tactical Rimfire Matches
The NRL22 match format is a great shooting discipline. NRL22 offers a high fun factor at relatively low cost. You don’t have to reload match ammo. A couple of 50-round boxes of .22 LR ammo will get you through the match. While some people bring lots of gear to matches, that’s by choice and not by necessity. You can keep it simple and still be competitive (and win).

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Tips for NRL22 Competitors
I am a match director at my gun club and run our local NRL22 matches. People often ask me for tips for competing in NRL22. First, I recommend getting the course of fire for the month in advance and practicing those stages at the range. Here are other specific tips that should help NRL22 competitors improve their gun-handling and match results.

1. Dry Fire Practice — If you are not able to do live fire practice at the range, I encourage shooters to practice their shooting positions at home via dry fire. Setup props or barricades with pasters or other faux targets on a wall in the garage or inside the house and run through each stage.

2. Scope Magnification Level — The most common issue I see with newer shooters in NRL22 is the tendency to maximize their scope magnification. The timer will start, and the shooter gets into position on a target, but the scope is set to 15x or higher and the shooter can’t find the target. The shooter lowers the magnification, locates the target, and then increases the magnification again, takes the shot, transitions to another target, and repeats the process of decreasing magnification, locating target, etc. Novice NRL22 shooters should try using the mid-range magnification. Try shooting 7x-12x and learn to balance field of view and target image.

jonathan Ocab v-22 vudoo action MPA BA Comp chassis rimfire tactical NRL22 sunday gunday Center-X 6mm creedmoor PRS
The author at NRL22 Match at West End Gun Club in San Bernardino, CA.

3. Support Side Shooting — NRL22 matches often include support-side shooting stages. This requires you to shoot with your opposite (non-dominant) hand and eye. I often hear people complain about shooting support-side. My only real tip for this is to actually spend time at the range shooting this way. Practice makes perfect. It’s all a question of learning how to shoot again and using fundamentals. Learn to get a consistent cheek weld and consistent eye relief. If necessary, figure out if you need to set your scope’s diopter for your opposite eye and mark it on the scope.

4. Tripod Practice — Even though tripods are not used in the NRL22 courses of fire, I practice shooting off of a tripod often. I will often setup targets at various distances and spaced far apart to run drills firing shots on each target with the goal of speeding up transitions and target acquisitions. Target acquisition after transition from target to target is where time is lost, so it is good to become efficient in this area.

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