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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Lee Q. Loader, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. luzyfuerza

    luzyfuerza Member

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    I can't complain about Cabela's pricing for powders in my area. They have

    8lbs of Unique in stock for $180
    1 lb of BE-86 and Bullseye in stock for $23
    1 lb of 2400 in stock for $25
    1 lb of CFE223 in stock for $28
    1 lb of H110 in stock for $27

    No primers in stock, but half a mouthful is better than none at all!
     
  2. 460Shooter

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    I hardly buy anything there anymore. I used to buy bullets when there was a sale. There are no more sales.

    I'll pick up a pound of powder now and then, but that's about it. They have too much competition in the area to be worth bothering with anymore.
     
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  3. HankC

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    Bargain Cave is gone, no more S&B Primers, no more powder sales, I stop going Cabela's. Have to say their hinged ammo boxes are reasonably priced and good quality, but I got plenty already! Maybe they would have another Thanksgiving Sale and bring back <$200 Savage 12FV again!
     
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  4. kidneyboy

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    Cabelas, like Bass Pro Shops, is a clothing store with a gun department.
     
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  5. brewer12345

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    I was a cabelas customer. Since the merger, I either order online or patronize the local sportsmans warehouse. The latter may have higher prices, but they actually seem to want my business.
     
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  6. FuriousGeorge

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    Losing the Bargain Cave almost killed it for me. The only saving grace they have is price matching local brink and mortar stores as well as a some online stores. They priced matched Midway USA's sales price on my last gun purchase.
     
  7. kerreckt

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    Cabelas and Basspro are just places to walk around if you need to kill some time. Unless, there is some good sale, they are too expensive. I don't like going to stores anyway. My $.02.
     
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  8. Texas10mm

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    S&B got out of the primer business. Ya can't blame that on Cabela's.
     
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  9. marchboom

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    Cabela's price-match policy used to apply only to LOCAL stores and the outfitter would call that store to verify their price. That other store also had to have the product in stock or Cabela's wouldn't do a price-match. But If I have to do a price match I would rather give my business to the local store with the lower price. To be fair, Cabela's (online) did price-match an online store for a product I wanted. The ONLY reason I went with Cabela's is that I had club points I wanted to use up.

    Too bad Cabela's has gone downhill. It used to be a great store.
     
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  10. Steve S.

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    Cabelas has a relatively higher price scheme only because of lower internet pricing otherwise, no one would know the difference - the wonder of competition and capitalism - a beautiful thing realized by very smart human beings.
     
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  11. Reloadron
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    Over the years I have bought several guns out of their gun libraries at a reasonable price. I discovered they had a little room for being flexible on their used guns and every now and then a sale price and they let me use a veterans 5% discount over whatever price I could negotiate. Not sure if they still offer that since Bass Pro bought them. My wife and I also used the Cabela's Black Visa extensively so we earned some good bucks. After Bass Pro bought them it became a Master Card and we still have about $800 available in Cabela's Bucks. Now we use my Harley Davidson card for everything and I like the Harley points. Maybe if the local Avon Lake, Ohio store gets something I really must have in their gun library I'll finally cash in the points which remain. Overall while I have nothing against Cabela's I just don't shop them as much as I once did. I am not going to slam them but people will shop where they shop.

    Ron
     
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  12. Average Joe

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    Cabela's is way overpriced, I can do much better on the internet.
     
  13. GaryL

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    Last time I was at Cabelas, they had moved the reloading section off into it's own little area, almost like the reheaded step child. Had a good selection of powders, but prices were up. No S&B primers, as others have mentioned.
    They also didn't have any of the less popular things I might have sprung for at the time, like 45C cases, or 45-70 bullets. RMR and MB take care of nearly all of my heavy component needs, which doesn't leave much.
     
  14. HighRoadRover

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    This week I bought 1000 Berry's 9mm 115 grain bullets from my local (15 miles) Cabelas . I saved shipping, which made the bullets cheaper than any sale price I could find on the interweb. But with reloading components, the best deal is usually an internet sale when the particular vendor's shipping is free or reduced.

    As for their guns, Cabelas tends to ask premium prices. That's why I don't buy guns there; there are better prices to be had. The problem with those greedy higher prices is that first-time gun buyers might walk into Cabelas and pay the inflated price without realizing there are better options available.
     
  15. Texas10mm

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    What if you want to buy a pound of powder to try out?
     
  16. berettaprofessor

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    Yeah, I used to think that. But I grew out of plastic "fold" hinges and the real hinged ones are pricey. Then I found the Caldwell ammo boxes made for their mag charger; 5 to a set, hinged tops; $10.39.

    https://www.amazon.com/Caldwell-Ammo-pack-Small-Black/dp/B00RPAGLMY

    These, from Frankford Arsenal, are available in almost any caliber for $2.99 and up, which matches Cabelas anywhere for hinged tops.

    https://www.btibrands.com/brands/frankford/?archive=ammo-boxes
     
  17. Average Joe

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    That's what your local gun shop is for....
     
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  18. kmw1954

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    Part of the problem is most of the local gun shops in this area do not stock any reloading supplies and even the Cabela's in an hour away.
     
  19. VAReloader

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    My local gun store charges $35/lb for all powders (except Trail Boss). $35 for Bullseye, I don't think so. I think he's just lazy or plays on the fact that some will pay whatever when they need something in a pinch.
     
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  20. maddmaxx11

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    Bass Pro is worthless if you need anything other than fishing gear and they have destroyed Cabelas. If you look at a gun at Cabelas now you can't see how the trigger feels and check the reset because Bass Pro forced them to put a trigger lock on all guns and they will not take it off so you can check it.
     
  21. Charlie98

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    Finally, someone who gets it.

    During the Big Scare some years ago, when there was some doubt on the long-term availability of AR parts and, notably, magazines for them, Cheaper Than Dirt priced their USGI cheapo magazines at $99. Everyone went into a tizzy over it. This is America... if you are stupid enough to pay $99 for a $10 magazine, that's YOUR problem, not mine. I continued to shop at CTD (when they were still open nearby...) and, just like everywhere else I shop... I looked at the price of what I wanted to buy, first. Either it was worth what they were asking to me, or it wasn't. Cabelas is the same way. I go there sometimes... many times I walk out empty handed. It is what it is.
     
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  22. Speedo66

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    I only buy something in either store if it's on sale, their regular prices aren't in line with what I'm willing to pay. I view their gun library as a sort of museum, some nice items to see, but too expensive to buy.

    Recently went to a Cabelas to pick up an online sale item I had sent there to avoid a shipping charge. I took my dog in with me because it was too hot to leave him in the car. He was approached over the course of the visit by more than 10 sales people, mostly women, who each had, and wanted to give him, a dog biscuit. Finally had to ask them to refrain.

    They also kept saying how cute he was, had to put a stop to that too, he's conceited enough as it is. lol

    Nice people, but I wish they'd save the money for the biscuits and the greeter and lower their prices instead.
     
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  23. maddmaxx11

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    I have never bought a gun at Cabelas but they will match any price that are local to the store and some online prices but not all.
     
  24. Steve S.

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    I retired from a family owned company that had very healthy cash flow. The family member CEO at the time made a statement at a small meeting that I will never forget - it pretty well summed up all business and it’s resulting behavior - “I need a 16% return on my money; 10% for me and 6% for the banks.” - all pricing of product fell from that statement and so does Cabelas - it is just that simple.
     
  25. Sour Kraut

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    Cabelas had a much different operating philosophy than Bass Pro which ultimately lead to their “demise” in such a competitive category. Pricing was usually at a premium level, but they had pretty good sales and their customer service on product was exemplary. Lifetime warranty on Cabelas brand, (lifetime of the product, not the buyer), quality Cabelas products, lots of inventory, and lots of “Outfitters” to assist customers. And, they offered a really good military discount on just about everything. They weren’t perfect, but they were a pretty decent place for many years.

    Amount of “Back Stock” inventory, warranty/return policy, discounts, and the number of on-duty sales people was very costly, and just the opposite of the Bass Pro mantra. Bass Pro utilized a very limited inventory system, few sales people and warranted their cheaper Redhead products to a much lower degree. And they gave very few if any discounts to military or police. Their operating costs were significantly lower than Cabelas.

    Cabelas gun prices may be at the high end, but they sell a TON of guns. Much more than you can imagine.

    It’s a shame to see what Cabelas morphed into after the Bass Pro take over....
     
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