Cabelas no longer lists smokeless powder since the Boston Bombing ?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by westcliffe01, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. westcliffe01

    westcliffe01 Well-Known Member

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    In looking for reloading supplies, I went to the Cabelas website. In the past they have always listed smokeless powder, now they only have black powder listed ? Go figure ? As if black powder is "safer" than smokeless powder ? We all know thats a myth.

    It seems odd that they would list no smokeless powder whatsoever ? They are one of the stores where I could order and pick up in store, but it does not look like that is going to happen.
     
  2. JackinSD

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    In the past few weeks they have slowly but surely taken more and more of the smokeless powder off the online sales. I don't feel it has anything to do with what happened in Boston.
     

  3. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    I would wager big $ that it has nothing to do with Boston. Cabelas has been a strong force for shooting (and thus individual) rights in the face of all of the recent idiot attacks.

    More likely it has to do with simple business - the hazmat shipping cluster and expense in conjunction with less consistency in deliveries from suppliers . . . Hard to make a living going ship-to-store if you can't bundle all your hazmat.
     
  4. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    In as much as one of the 4 managers at Cabelas (in Dumdee) is a friend of mine, I can say with knowledge thats it's an issue of supply and when it's available that has more to do with the declining listings. You'll still find the (puny) 1 pound jars in the powder cabinet at the store however.

    Cabelas don't want to deal with the backorderable scenario and sadly, thats what it is today and for the foreseeable future.

    Besides, they are overpriced. My buying credo with Cabelas is simply, when I have the points (I have a Cabelas Black) to get something, I go get it. Better than frequent flyer miles or cheap chinese trinkets.

    I order components from everyone and when it shows up, I'm good with that. Case in point, I ordered some brass from Top Brass in February and it's still not here. It will be. I figure in July sometime.

    It's not life and death with me.

    Besides, with Cabelas I pay sales tax, pee on that. When you pay 35% of your income in taxes, every little bit saved helps..... and I can't get an ag exemption on firearm related stuff....lol
     
  5. westcliffe01

    westcliffe01 Well-Known Member

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    If I can ship multiple powders in 1 order with 1 hazmat fee, I imagine they get an entire pallet load per hazmat fee ? What am I missing ?
     
  6. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    What you are missing is that they (Cabelas) can't get the quantity to have a pallet load and negate the hazmat fee. Keep in mind that they ship common carrier (inter store) so they hazardous material fee is built into the contract carrier price. Even with that in mind, they can't get the quantity, no one can right now.

    I just happened to be at the right website at the right time.....:) In my case.

    Bottom line, it's not profitable for them. Believe me, Cabelas is all about profit no matter what they say or what they portray.

    If you had any idea of the markup on accessories, like powder, you'd faint.
     
  7. Savage13

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    it has NOTHING to do with the Boston bombing. IF you had been checking their website prior to the bombing you would have seen that it was already pulled off the site. Its been off the site since about 3 weeks after Sandyhook. It also has NOTHING to do with Sandyhook. The issue is that there are countless ppl buying a supply that is sadly limited to to PRODUCTION. The powder manufactures can not keep up with the demand that is taking place right now. Same EXACT scenario happened four years ago when Obie got elected the 1st time.
     
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    I just ordered two pounds of retumbo last week, they had some 1# bottles and had a limit of 2 per customer.....I'm betting its a supply issue, they don't list any primers other than i stock shotgun ones either.
     
  9. aramarine6

    aramarine6 Well-Known Member

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    Its certainly a supply/demand issue. I go into my local Cabela's twice a week and check up on ammo and reloading gear. Its hit or miss on powder. Pistol bullets are almost non existant and I havent seen any 30 cal match bullets in months. But I just picked up 2 pounds of H1000 so I'm set for alittle while. 338 RUM is a hungry powder eater.:D
     
  10. Murray

    Murray Active Member

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    They don't have it listed because they don't have any. No need to panic keep checking back and it will show up when available.
     
  11. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    You need to do a bit more dedicated searching....

    Plenty of Sierra's around in match and game king 30 cal at Grafs and Midway and Natchezz.

    I even saw some at Cabelas on the shelf....
     
  12. westcliffe01

    westcliffe01 Well-Known Member

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    My 700 rounds of "Grafs" 175gr HPBT shipped today (placed my order a while ago). 18lb of match bullets... That should keep me busy for a good long while. From the info, I believe these are SMK's since the BC is an exact match and this stuff is supplied in bulk for the military contracts as the "new" sniper ammo.
     
  13. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Justo 'blow' your theory (and my concerns) completely out of the water... It's certainly supply chain economics as in supply outstripped demand (as I surmised and hoped)...... If you want some, I have no issue with supplying you with some, you'll have to come get it and it won't be gratus of course. I have a partial keg and it would be based on weight versus price paid.

    Order #: 750005****
    Invoice #: 1407**
    Customer #: 4923********


    Shipped To

    20150 Mccarty Rd
    Deerfield , MI 49238

    Thats for the 8 pound kegs of H1000, I ordered Sunday.
    Tracking Number(s)

    1Z3****************** Shipped on 04/22/13, Click here to track your shipment.
     
  14. jarheadhunter

    jarheadhunter Well-Known Member

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    I was just on the website and looks like it's there to me?