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Dropped by Cabela's today following another errand. Know ammo is scarce and expensive but thought would grab a few boxes of bullets to reload in some empty cases I have (9mm, 38/357, 30 cal, 257).

The shelves were bone dry naked ... no loaded ammo and less then 10 boxes of 100 count bullets in a couple odd sizes and a few more in 50 cal. Sitting alone on the shelf was one box of 100 count Hornady 257 117 grain Super Shock Tip for $38. Grabbed the one box. Got a 5% veteran discount. Maybe not the best price but at least can load a few extra rounds for my 1950s 257 Roberts mauser action.

Cabela's was busy with folks buying what few guns were left. Shocked by how little inventory they had and how many of the gun cases were removed.


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Where might this be? Wink


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My first thought is if you're doing Cabela's for reloading components, you're doing it wrong but, I then read you were there for another effort. Big Grin









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Drove by Cabela’s “World Headquarters” in Sidney, Nebraska about a week ago. Couldn’t bring myself to stop. Parking lot had just a few pickups in it. The huge corporate office building had about 10 vehicles parked outside, I don’t remember now who is leasing it, but they don’t need much of it. Just sad.


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A friend sent me a photo on Friday morning of the front doors of the local Academy Sports, just prior to opening. There were about two dozen people standing in line, waiting to get in to hopefully buy some ammo.

Things were already crazy enough, and then Biden's gun control announcement on Thursday drove the hysteria even higher.

So yeah, the bare shelves are now even bare-r.
 
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Marysville, Washington. They are not the go to for any of my needs, but frankly somewhere I stop into when in this part of the neighborhood. I very seldom find anything to buy from Cabela's here but try to watch for a deal or two.

I prefer to find my deals online, but thought to share what I learned today from this brick and mortar.


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My first thought is if you're doing Cabela's for reloading components, you're doing it wrong but, I then read you were there for another effort. Big Grin


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Marysville, Washington. They are not the go to for any of my needs, but frankly somewhere I stop into when in this part of the neighborhood. I very seldom find anything to buy from Cabela's here but try to watch for a deal or two.

I prefer to find my deals online, but thought to share what I learned today from this brick and mortar.


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Cabela"s is only a name now that they are no owned by the Bass Pro chain for what that is worth ................. drill sgt.
 
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Marysville, Washington.


Check Adventure Sports in Lynnwood.
 
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Check Adventure Sports in Lynnwood.


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Cabela"s is only a name now that they are no owned by the Bass Pro chain for what that is worth ................. drill sgt.


I forgot they were bought out by Bass Pro ... makes sense now.


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Cabela"s is only a name now that they are no owned by the Bass Pro chain for what that is worth ................. drill sgt.


I forgot they were bought out by Bass Pro ... makes sense now.

Yep. They've gutted the company. Just bought Sportsmans Warehouse, they'll kill that also.


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Was in a BassPro Shop last weekend. They have basically redone the ammo area. It's now filled with clays and other supplies.

Just a small area for ammo... and only a few boxes of odds and ends.

You know the situation is bad when they decide to allocate the floor/shelving space for other products!




 
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...Just bought Sportsmans Warehouse, they'll kill that also.

Is there much left to kill when you're the K-Mart of the hook n'bullet business channel? Big Grin

On a more serious note, I hate Bass Pro. I loathe their house-brand RedHead, seeing the nearest Cabela's to me get infested with racks and aisles of that crappy, low-end, poorly made shit ...I just had to turn-around and walk back out.
 
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My point has been that it's not a case of the retailors selling out of it, the retailors can't get it. So where is it? If the makers claim they are working overtime to try and meet demand, who is buying it? How is it disappearing between the manufacturer and the retailer? I'm usually not a conspiracy theorist but something funny is going on.
 
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Fond memories of Para's "buy cheap, stack it deep" ammo purchase reminder post a couple years back. I had too much then, but his point was valid so I bought some more anyway. It was in ammo cans spread out over my basement so I bought a couple stack on safes, the cheap locking cabinets to stack it up. At that time it was stacked deep and high - when I ran out of space I bought some more ammo anyway. Lacking safe space, I got some 20mm mortar cans that held about 120 lbs of ammo and filled those up.

At some point I see the ammo dry up, so I figured I'd count my rounds. 22,000 rounds of 5.56, 8,918 rounds of 7.62x51, too much 9mm and too much .45. Sold 15000 rounds of 5.56, 6,000 rounds of 7.62 and thousands of .45 and 9mm. It's actually refreshing to get some of the room in my basement back.

Para's point then was that if enough of us stocked up, it would both mitagate the panic we felt, and sales would help ease the lack of ammo. That part was right, but it's still stunning to see this all play out. Buddy's kid went to go buy an AR-15, and a S&W model 2 that was selling for $500 a bit ago is now well over $700, if you can find one at all. They're sold out and everyone who is buying one wants ammo for it.

The rest of Para's post was that shortages come, but they will go. This one too will ease up, and remember the point that when ammo is plentiful, and it will be again, stock up.
 
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My point has been that it's not a case of the retailers selling out of it, the retailers can't get it. So where is it? If the makers claim they are working overtime to try and meet demand, who is buying it? How is it disappearing between the manufacturer and the retailer? I'm usually not a conspiracy theorist but something funny is going on.

I agree. This has been going on long enough that it seems very strange.
I have some back-orders that are getting close to 6 months old at various places. If the ammo is being made faster than ever those back-orders should be getting filled by now.



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Cabela's/Bass Pro/SWH will be slow getting supplies because Johnny Morris is a sleazebag who is behind on payments to vendors. Steve Hornady cut him (Morris) off because he was apparently more concerned with building another golf course or sponsoring NASCAR than he was paying his bills.
 
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My point has been that it's not a case of the retailors selling out of it, the retailors can't get it. So where is it? If the makers claim they are working overtime to try and meet demand, who is buying it? How is it disappearing between the manufacturer and the retailer? I'm usually not a conspiracy theorist but something funny is going on.


add to it that Wal-Mart is not longer buying a large chuck of production, where did that go, up in smoke?



 
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Yep. They've gutted the company. Just bought Sportsmans Warehouse, they'll kill that also.[/QUOTE]

When did that happen? I thought Sportsman's just bought some of the assets from the Remington BK.


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