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A visit to Cabelas

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by dickttx, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. dickttx

    dickttx Well-Known Member

    After passing the Cabelas in north Fort Worth for about a year and a half without stopping, I pulled in today to kill a little time.
    The powder is behind the gun counter now, and if what they had showing is all they have, there is not much available. There was a sign where it used to be, directing you to the gun counter.
    Saw no mention or indication of primers.
    They did have a fair representation of bullets and brass, but by no means a complete selection.
    Surprisingly, they had several presses available. Just offhand I remember a couple of Lyman Crusher II,s, several RCBS models, a Lee Classic Turret kit, and several other Lee models. A couple of round ball molds, but nothing else. Also both Lee and Lyman bottom pour lead pots.
    Quite a few handguns but still some empty spaces. There were two 5" Government Model Colts at $999.
    In 45 minutes of looking, I couldn't find anything I needed, or wanted, though.:cool:
  2. TexasShooter59

    TexasShooter59 Well-Known Member

    When I was there the middle of May, they had a handwritten list taped up by the computer in the reloading area with the powders and primers (none) that they had in stock. The employee specifically pointed it out to me when I was looking at all the empty jugs they had on display. Everything else was as you described. That was the first time I had been in there in several months.
  3. KansasSasquatch

    KansasSasquatch Well-Known Member

    The cabelas here has always kept any 8lb jugs behind the gun counter along with primers. All the other reloading components are kept on the shelves, what ya see is what they got, which hasn't been a whole lot since January. There's only been 1 time I've seen the powder shelf empty but its only been full once or twice and it doesn't stay that way for long. Bullets are the one type of component that have been almost non-existent unless you need .270 or 6mm.
  4. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

    I have been to the Cabela's in Marysville and bought some guns.

    I have been to the Cabela's near Spokane and bought some powder.

    Every time I go I quiz the employees about profit vs over head.

    I get the same answer every time.... gun sales pay for the rest of the store.

    They ask me if I am carrying at the front door, and then tell me it is ok.

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  5. Potatohead

    Potatohead Well-Known Member

    hey thanks for the pics,as everyone is always talking about cabelas on here and we dont have one-ive never been in one
  6. DM~

    DM~ Well-Known Member

    I was at an Cabelas today, they had powder out on the floor by the reloading supplies.

  7. Kernel

    Kernel Well-Known Member

    If you'd bought Cabela's stock a year ago you would of about doubled your money today.
  8. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    They're just finishing up building a new one about 5-6 miles from my house, should be open in a couple months. But I'm not holding out much hope for any reloading inventory. Around here the usual knuckleheads stand in line for hours before the WalMart shipments arrive, and buy up all the ammo before it even hits the floor.
  9. KansasSasquatch

    KansasSasquatch Well-Known Member

    Would have been even better to buy it when they were on the verge of bankruptcy. I still think it would be a decent investment but far from being a great deal.
  10. 788Ham

    788Ham Well-Known Member


    I'm about 10 miles from the store in Thornton, I sure hope they have some reloading supplies when they cut that ribbon, if not, they'll be just like GM and SW, suck terribly ! :barf:
  11. KansasSasquatch

    KansasSasquatch Well-Known Member

    From what I understand they tend to stock new stores pretty well. It seems they normally do a "soft opening" and do a grand opening a week or two later. Chances are they'll have some stock set back just for the grand opening.
  12. HOWARD J

    HOWARD J Well-Known Member

    I was looking at Cabelas website--I can't believe these prices !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Winchester White Box starting at $27 for 32 cal ( 50 rds) & going up to $40 something for other cal.
    They didn't have any 9MM
  13. stavman11

    stavman11 Well-Known Member

    I live 1 mile from the one here in AZ

    They have pretty much all ammo, besides .22, in stock... all prices very reasonable and similar to pre-SCARE prices.. some Powders and No Primers...
    They re-stock most every AM before they open and always a line when they open

    I stop in at least 3x a week just ta see what they have...

    It changes weekly but things are gettin g better... lots of MSR and guns available now
  14. BunnMan

    BunnMan Well-Known Member

    Good to hear Stavman. I'm moving out that way and while I'll probably settle in East Mesa somewhere, that'll be my new big store. I live about a half hour from a Bass Pro here in Maryland and the inventory there is the same as quoted above. Honestly though...as much as BPS irritates me with their prices...the inventory aint their fault, its the same deal with all the online suppliers. You gotta shop all the websites daily to get what you need.

    Question on that AZ Cabelas...do they stock chunks and/or logs of hickory wood for smoking?


  15. Kernel

    Kernel Well-Known Member

    Not sure when they were on the "verge of bankruptcy" but thier stock was at it's lowest in November of 2008. $70k invested then would make you a millionaire today.

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