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Got the email this morning, Cabela's SHOOTING SPORTS CLASSIC promotion.

So I go on line to check it out and find the same ole, same ole. Great sale promotion. Checked 2 different local store and neither store has a single primer in stock. Not a one! They haven't had primers since March. Then I check powders, of the few I use some are out of stock while others are limited stock. Next on to plated bullets. Again mostly out of stock.

So does anyone know the story behind Cabela's? Are they getting out of the reloading business since they were bought out by Bass Pro Shops? Can't seem to get any answers from the stores!
 

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My local Cabelas was well stocked, including S&B primers. Plenty of Hornady 55gr pills on the shelf, so I grabbed 3 boxes of FMJ-BT @ $8.29/100. Only powder they were out of was 2230.
 

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Hmmm! I don't get to Cabela's very often. Most of what I use is available 5 minutes from the house.
 

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It's been a while since I've been there, but the Cabela's in Lubbock always has been well stocked with reloading supplies. Lubbock also has two Academy stores. The one most convenient to me, and newest, carries reloading components as well.
 

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We have a Cabela's local to me over in Allen, Tx. and many Academy stores here in the DFW metroplex. While I find that Cabela's usually is well stocked and has whatever I am interested in, they are no discounter and most prices are quite high. I do get a 5% Veterans discount and that helps. I find Academy generally a bit lower in price but still fairly high. There are a few specials that they run which can be heavily discounted - The Heritage $99 Black Friday specials come to mind. However, Academy does not offer a Veterans discount.
 

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They got bought up by Bass Pro Shops, so I am sure all their logistic distribution points have changed, or are being brought under Bass Pro management. I have been wondering if they will continue each store's inhouse brands, or consolidate under one name.
 
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They had primers when I was at Cabelas last. I wouldn't say they were well stocked with them, but they were there for the asking. And plentiful on powder and bullets too.
 

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For what it's worth, I'm a Cabela's Vendor and we have been told not to send any merchandising materials to the stores until we hear from Bass Pro Corp.
Makes sense with what I am experiencing. As stated by me the store in Hoffman Estates Illinois has been completely out of all primers since March. They have been out of stock on powders such as HP-38, AA#5 and a few others that I have been looking at. Then when they do get these powders they are limited and soon gone. Same goes with Berry's and Xtreme pistol bullets. Since March most everything here has been out of stock until recently and what they do stock now appears to be the same small sampling that Bass Pro as far as the Berry's. Bass Pro Shops does not carry Xtreme.

Again I have searched though Cabela's website for these items in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and can only go by what their site says by search other than actually being able to go the Illinois store and checking in person. But from their own website every store in these states list all primers as out of stock.

So I have to ask, those that have stated they have been to their local store and stocks were fine how recently was that? Within the past couple weeks? Which then begs if those stores are being well stocked then what is going on here in the Midwest?
 

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I noticed that when I go online and bring up our local Cabelas, they are no longer showing what is in stock. It looks like as much as possible, they want you to order online.

Still, if I were Bass Pro, I would consolidate my logistics, including vendors, as soon as possible to save the costs of duplicate lines of distribution.
 
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Got the email this morning, Cabela's SHOOTING SPORTS CLASSIC promotion.

So I go on line to check it out and find the same ole, same ole. Great sale promotion. Checked 2 different local store and neither store has a single primer in stock. Not a one! They haven't had primers since March. Then I check powders, of the few I use some are out of stock while others are limited stock. Next on to plated bullets. Again mostly out of stock.

So does anyone know the story behind Cabela's? Are they getting out of the reloading business since they were bought out by Bass Pro Shops? Can't seem to get any answers from the stores!
Can't you do an internet order and ship to store, for free freight and the sale price?
 

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I have had no need to go search any retail establishment for supplies myself!
some guy dressed in a brown uniform driving an ugly brown van keeps dropping crap off on my front porch.
I figured he was the Hazardous Material Fairy?
 

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I've never set foot in a Cabelas I'm not sure there is one in Little Rock if there is I've yet to see it. I've bought one primers from Academy a couple of times but they are $4.00 a hundred like everywhere else around here there is a gun store about half a mile down the road from Academy and that's where I do most of my business. Although I found a gun store on the way to my daughter's house it is convenient as I it is about halfway there and I can get out and stretch my legs but they are expensive $49.99 a thousand. When he saw my face when he told me the price he asked what I've been paying I told him and he said he could meet that if I bought 1000 at a time I also ordered a couple of pounds of W-231 it's a new store and he needs to get an idea what he can sell stuff for
 

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Can't you do an internet order and ship to store, for free freight and the sale price?
As far as I recall they do not do Ship-to-Store for powders and primers, also as they have a store here I'm not sure it would ship to the Illinois store which is closer and as ship to store then the sales tax is also collected.

I do not have a problem buying from Cabela's or paying the slightly higher premium of having the convenience of just popping into the store when I need something.

We have a good number of gun shops in this area only none stock or even seem to be interested in stocking reloading supplies. Guess there isn't enough markup for it. It extends so far as two of them that have indoor ranges one doesn't sell range brass, they just scrap it. The other sells at scrap prices but only buy the pound and whatever they have swept up.
 

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My experiences with Cabela's, from:
* Unresponsive associates,
* Out of stock merchandise,
* In-stock merchandise placed behind the counter where you had to get an unresponsive associate to get it for you,
* Higher than normal prices
* Long (very long, 30+ minutes) waits at check-out
Have together convinced me that it is generally not worth the 40 minute drive to the one in Allen, Texas. Instead, I can simply wait until I visit my father in Arkansas and stop at one of the numerous LGSs along Highways 67 or 62/412 which have never failed to have what I needed.
 

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hdwhit that is good to know but doesn't do me any good! I can't remember the last time I visited Arkansas.
 

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Cabela's has great quality clothing but you won't get them at Walmart prices; that's what Walmart is here for, reasonable quality at slave-labor prices. Yes, I do shop at Walmart but not for clothing.
 

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Seems to be the ire is spreading as there are now 3 other topics on 2 other forums discussing this. Appears to be a shakeup between Bass Pro Shop takeover of Cabela's. Looks to be that instead of Bass Pro Shops expanding their product line Cabela's will be contracting their product line more to conform to the Bass Pro Shop's model.
 
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