Welcome to TFB Weekly Amazon Deals 17. I’ve really been diving deep into the rabbit hole of precision rifle shooting lately and I even have somewhat of a precision rifle headed my way for review shortly. This upcoming review has got me thinking a lot about the various ancillary accessories and tools you might need to get the most out of the popular shooting discipline. So this week I’ve gathered a number of tools and accessories that I’ve come across on Amazon that have either been recommended to me or that I have discovered are useful in aiding your performance during precision rifle shooting sports.
TFB Weekly Amazon Deals 17: Precision Rifle Accessories Edition
Bushnell has really stepped up their game lately with the release of a lot of new optics. I had an opportunity to use one of their spotting scopes a couple months back shooting out to beyond 1,000 yards. This 20-60x80MM spotting scope from Bushnell features powerful magnification for seeing targets out to extreme ranges, an integrated tripod mount, and even a Picatinny rail for attaching various accessories (my favorite is a red dot which helps speed up the spotting process). The Bushnell Engage DX 20-60x28mm spotting scope normally sells for around $650 but is currently on sale for $434.08 all with a no-questions-asked return policy.
For those that have never shot long range before, a Kestrel ballistics weather meter can take a lot of the math and tough calculations that are needed to make extreme precision long-range shots out of the equation. The Kestrel 5700 is one of the more premium models of ballistics weather meters offered by the company and features a backlit display, Data Log Graph view, digital compass, pressure sensor, and relative humidity sensor which can all be paired with the Kestrel LiNK ballistics app or compatible range finders for seamless integration with your other long-range shooting electronics. This Kestrel is currently on sale for $399.00 (about $90 off retail).
Shooting bags have seen a lot of changes over the years and Caldwell has recently introduced a lot of useful shooting bags for the modern precision rifle shooter. One that has really caught my eye lately is the Tack Driver X series of bags which feature a unique shape that both cradles the chassis of your rifle and can be used as a fence or car door mount giving you a very stable shooting platform no matter where you’re shooting from. The bag is mostly geared towards Precision Rifle Series competition shooters who often have to shoot from cattle fences, flat ground, and tank traps which are all more or less uneven surfaces for shooting precision rifles from. The Large style Caldwell Tack Driver X Bag is currently on sale for 7% off its normal price at $43.27.
If you’re like me and you don’t have a lot of friends to shoot with who are also into long-range shooting, this might really come in handy for you and save you a lot of time. Everyone can hit a target at 100-yards but when it comes to longer-range shots, it’s really hard to gauge your performance without watching what is happening at or near the target. The Caldwell Ballistic Precision Sight-In Target camera can do full HD streaming to a mobile device and is even waterproof meaning you can test your skills and accuracy in real-world conditions. The Caldwell Ballistic PrecisionSight-In Target Camera is currently on sale for about $100 off at a price of $279.95.
Having a chronograph is useful for a lot more than just precision rifle shooting. However, if you roll your own rifle ammunition (as a lot of precision rifle shooters do), then you’ll want to know exactly what they are doing when they leave the muzzle and that is where a chronograph comes into play. The ProChrono DLX features Competition Electronics Digital Link technology which allows you to place the chronograph downrange and have the velocity data streamed and recorded to your phone’s Digital Link app so you don’t have to rely on just the small LCD screen. The ProChrono is currently on sale for $129.28.
This one isn’t on sale and I usually include one or two items each week that I think are cool but unfortunately not on sale. This one is cool and useful and is actually one of the most important things you can have with you when doing precision rifle shooting. This particular dope card can be attached to up to a 30mm scope tube and folds in and out for storage and movement. Having a dope card on you while you are running through a course of fire is essential so you don’t have to remember your holdovers and instead focus on the rest of your technique and also remembering what ranges your next targets are at. This 3D-printed dope card is available through Amazon for $24.99.
Thanks as always for checking out this week’s Amazon deals. If you have anything precision rifle-related that you’ve found great deals on or have other items you think are essential to the sport, please feel free to leave them below. If you’ve found any sweet Amazon deals on gun parts or accessories, feel free to drop us a hint below as well to help others out. Thanks as always for stopping by and reading TFB.