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My dealings with Cabelas Gun Library were all prior to the Bass Pro merger, but I was pleased with all of the experiences I had with them. I still have the Ferlib 12 gauge BLE they brought into the Hamburg, PA store from Texas for me. I also got a good deal on an AYA 4/53 28 gauge, which I've since moved down the road after acquiring a SIACE 28 gauge hammer gun. I did find the staff's knowledge base to be extremely inconsistent. Some were quite knowledgeable, others barely better than completely clueless. I also found pricing to be equally inconsistent. The AYA was the model with the coin finish and full coverage ribbon and scroll engraving. It was new in box. On the same shelf, sitting right next to it, was a similar AYA in the same gauge with the case colored receiver and minimal engraving. My gun was priced $200 less than the case colored version. I've seen other similar disparities over the years.


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Cabela's has slid steadily downhill since the BP deal, in pretty much every area. The gun library is the most conspicuous casualty. I'd been very happy with the new and used shotguns I'd bought there.

I just this week cancelled my Cabelas credit card after burning the last of my remaining points... took over 2 years. I'm sure I wiil occasionally buy the odd thing there but the loyalty is gone.


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I would have to disagree with Researcher. The worst Cabella's I have been to is in Avon, Ohio.

Remember when Cabella's had a great upland section? This is even before the gun libraries and when the only retail store was in Nebraska. I was checking out at that store (it must have been in the 80's sometime) when I struck up a conversation with the person behind me. He traveled to Nebraska from France just to buy a boat load of stuff there. He was so impressed with it, as was I. That was really a great store back then. I also remember when the Dundee, Michigan store opened. What a great place. The gun library there even had 2 inch, 12 bore ammo. Years ago I bought a very nice AYA No. 2 there for the right price. IMO and way before the Bass Pro takeover, that store, along with the Library, started to go downhill. Every year was worse. What was originally an "end destination" for us, being a 3 hour drive away, became a "drive by" location on our way to northern Michigan for our grouse hunts. I have probably passed that store, without stopping, for the past 6 or 7 years.


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News to me- I get the mailed out catalogues from RIA steadily- I bought a nice Remington Rand 1911-A-1 from them about 4 years ago, never dealt with Julia's- but they sold some "Marquee" guns- Czar's Parker, Buckingham and Roosevelt Fox guns, Hemingway's Westley Richards double express .577 rifle- so what went wrong? Figured Julia's had the lock on high end collection quality guns?? RWTF



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I generally ignore the big fancy displays, game mounts, etc., but the library looks to me like part of the decor that tries to make make the store more interesting than a warehouse. Still. I just pass through looking if they have want I want or might be interesting. I've mentioned my library find, a four hundred something dollar Colt Lightning, high mileage and behind the glass, but I had to sign an unsafe to fire waiver because it was missing a few dollar slide lock, that Colt deleted anyway.


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Julia's merged/was absorbed with Morphy's Auctions. Poulin's Auctions now occupy the old Julia's facility. Last I chatted with Wes Dillon was at the 2019 Colorado Weapons Collector show. At that time he was living in Colorado, one of the towns up I-25 from Denver, maybe Loveland? I got my 20-gauge AE-Grade Ansley H. Fox with 30-inch barrels from Wes Dillon when he operated the original Gun Library at the flagship store at Sidney --

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Got this near mint Savage-era Fox-Sterlingworth built on the flat-sided SP-Grade frame at a Cabelas south of Denver --

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I also got my "perfect skeet gun" at a Cabelas Gun Library --

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Shot one round with it, went straight, cleaned it and hung it high on the wall of my gun room.

Some really cool guns have shown up at the Cabelas Gun Library at Hamburg, PA. My buddy scored a first year Pigeon Grade 28-gauge Superposed with field chokes there.

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I was in the Cabellas just north of Toledo, a few months back and their gun room was closed back then. The ones in West Chester, north of Cincinnati and Columbus were still open within the last couple months. Each gun room was hit or miss because the staffing had such varied and incomplete knowledge. One good with rifles tended to be less so on smooth bores and the reverse was true as well.


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Yep the gun library is a great place to find a deal from the uninformed.
I bought a sweet 16 prototype for peanuts last month.
I did pay their asking price(without hesitation)
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Going to a publicly traded company was bad and BP killed it. Buying a used gun with no guarantee and not being able to function check anything is like having a used car dealership and not allowing you to start the car or even sit in it and roll the windows down. I did get some decent guns and deals from Cabela's in the past. When BP canceled all the ammo contracts I was done ! I used up my points and the gentleman that took the order was a real Cabela's employee and said he understood why I was canceling my card. That was 2 years ago and haven't been in one since and won't ever spend a dime in either Cabela's or BP.



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Has anyone figured out how to search the new website. It keeps defaulting to the closest store to me. I had been seeing several interesting guns showing up at fair to good prices since covid and now I can’t search the darn website.



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Not an answer, but I've given up on Cabelas completely since BP bought them out. BP is a [bleep] company and now, so is Cableas.

Good luck


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I’m about to that point myself. That’s the exact reason for the website change as well as I was told they wanted the two websites to mirror each other and the bp site sucks.


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Cant find powder or fireams (other) than sale items on website. Can find some items on gunsamerica though. Cabela's is a Cluster F.


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Not an answer, but I've given up on Cabelas completely since BP bought them out. BP is a [bleep] company and now, so is Cableas.

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Not an answer, but I've given up on Cabelas completely since BP bought them out. BP is a [bleep] company and now, so is Cableas.

Good luck



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Sounds like they sourced their website from the same people who did Home Depot and the chain auto parts stores...
So much crap loaded in the websites barely function..



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I bet, if you dive deep enough you might find some progressive conglomerate quietly bought whoever owns them and is slowly doing what Nancy and Chuck couldn’t...


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The gun library in my local Cabelas is nearly empty.



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Bass Pro/Cabelas and Dicks/F&S can go the way of Herman’s, and Sports Authority as far as I’m concerned. They run their sporting goods business (specifically hunting/firearms), like a Madam at a whore house that’s anti-prostitution. They can reap what they sow, and make money off Leftist soccer moms!



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I used to go the 30 miles one way twice a month to look over the Gun Library, until BP bought them. The only time I've visited since was to cut up my Cabela's card in front of the manager and leave with the pieces.

I quit anything Bass Pro over ten years ago. JUNK!



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The Gun Library in my local Cabela's is empty and locked


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Cabela's recently swapped over to the bAss Pro format on their website. They're circling the drain.



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Their customer service live chat is gone and calls just get messages of "extreme wait times". Left 2 emails this week on 2 different issues and neither were answered. All calls and orders go to Bass Hole now.
One order was shipped in 2 boxes. Got one box 3 days late and still have yet to get the second one after another week. They use Fedex now, which is almost incompetent as the USPS.
Then on the 1st they sent me a birthday $10 off code in my email, and it won't work. Says invalid. So, I found the product I needed elsewhere online cheaper and ordered it.

Wouldn't be surprised if the gun library gets nixed. Their new site sucks. First they pulled all powder, then it was back on, then off again.


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I agree ... it is totally screwed up. The search function is USELESS!

I had several guns that I was looking at and now the only way I can check them out, is that I had bookmarked several and they show up. Even being bookmarked, many of guns I was thinking about buying can’t be found.



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Same issues here. I sent a email yesterday no response yet. I would call but don't feel like waiting for 10-15min ( already had to do that for another issue).


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It is sad to see a company destroyed by people who don't know what they are doing.


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Open the provided link and dig into a selection, rifle, rimfire... No worky for me.



Try the search in the Gun Library below the top bar where the search is for their total site not the gun library. The Gun Library is alive and well.


https://www.cabelas.com/catalog/sea...ibrary&Ntt=Rimfire&x=34&y=20



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New Cabela's megastore in Virginia is a monument to gun rights

By Abha Bhattarai

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Mar 27, 2017 at 9:06 AM

Carissa Phillips, right, holds a firearm in the gun library room during the opening of a new Cabela's store on March 9, 2017 in Gainesville, Virginia.

GAINESVILLE, VA. — The camouflage ribbon was in place. Fifteen yards away and 21 feet off the ground, archer Jeff Ware pumped his fist into the air, cocked his bow and released. The arrow pierced the ribbon in one go, and the crowd went wild.

"Y'all ready to go shopping?" Ware shouted. "Whoo!"

And with that, the doors of the region's first Cabela's — the chain of hunting, fishing and camping gear stores — swung open and 2,000 people streamed in, clapping and cheering.

This opening, many shoppers said, was proof that Donald Trump's America is thriving, even near the nation's capital. The megastore — about 35 miles up the road from the White House —is the company's 86th location and its closest to Washington. Among its offerings: an indoor archery range, a gun library with antiques that cost as much as $6,500, and a display of special firearms donated by the National Rifle Association. Opening weekend festivities included an all-ages BB gun shooting range in the parking lot.

Employees are seen through a window before the opening of the new Cabela's store on March 9, 2017 in Gainesville, Virginia.

In short, shoppers heralded the new store as a victory for Virginia gun owners. Many said they feel underrepresented in a state that would have put Hillary Clinton in office (she skimmed past Donald Trump here with 50 percent of the vote). Meanwhile, back in Sidney, Neb., where Cabela's is headquartered, 79 percent of residents had voted for Trump.

"It's a constant battle, keeping our gun rights," said William Fisher, 71, of Haymarket, Va., who got his first gun at age 16. "The fact that Cabela's is here now, and that they carry firearms, is another step in the right direction."

Among the first in the door was Dustin Heinssen from Culpeper, Va., who had been waiting outside for 13 hours in a sleeping bag. He held his 6-month-old daughter, McKenzie, who had joined him in the morning wearing a pink camouflage cap that said, "I hunt for hugs."

"Cabela's is awesome," he said. "I was hoping to possibly get some more guns."

It's a constant battle, keeping our gun rights. The fact that Cabela's is here now, and that they carry firearms, is another step in the right direction.

William Fisher, 71


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In a region full of them, Cabela's stands as its own monument to gun rights. Among the first things customers see when they walk in is the Second Amendment, etched floor-to-ceiling in stone at the store's entrance: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

There are other patriotic displays throughout the 79,999-square-foot space, too: A Bill of Rights mural at the front of the store flanked by buffalo and bald eagle mounts, and an homage to President Teddy Roosevelt in the gun library.

"We wanted to do a patriotic theme for this store, since this is the nation's capital," said Nathan Borowski, a spokesman for the company. "There's a lot of outdoor heritage here — and seeing how the NRA's headquarters are just down the street, it just made a lot of sense."

Jeff Ware reacts after using a bow and arrow to cut the ribbon for the opening of a new Cabela's store on March 9, 2017 in Gainesville, Virginia.

The U.S. Constitution matters a lot to shoppers like Guy Arndt, 63. He had driven more than two hours from Augusta, W.Va., to see the store.

Arndt was buying two chairs, rifle primers and a dog collar for his German coonhound mix.

No guns today, though. "You name it and I already have it," he said. But he couldn't remember how many.

"Hey, Bradley," he shouted to his son, "how many guns do we have altogether?"

Like many others here, Arndt says he is breathing a sigh of relief after President Trump's victory. For weeks before the election, he had worried that Clinton would win the presidency and threaten his gun rights. To prepare, he bought a rifle and stocked up on ammunition.

"I really don't know what would've happened had she gotten in there and done what she said she was going to do to," Arndt said. "It would've killed the Second Amendment."

Clinton had called for closing loopholes that allow people to buy guns online or at gun shows without undergoing criminal background checks. She also vowed to "keep military-style weapons off our streets." (It's quite complicated to kill a constitutional amendment, requiring action by both houses of Congress and state lawmakers.)

People wait in line during the opening of a new Cabela's store on March 9, 2017 in Gainesville, Virginia.

It is well-documented that gun sales ebb and flow depending on who is in the White House. A Democratic president — or the expectation of one — can send gun sales soaring to record highs. A Republican president generally has the opposite effect, and Trump is no exception.

In the two months since Trump took office, gun-sale background checks have fallen 18 percent compared with a year earlier, according to FBI data.

Gunmakers' stocks also have tumbled: Share prices of American Outdoor Brands, formerly Smith & Wesson Holding, have fallen as much as 34 percent since election night. Sturm, Ruger & Co.'s stock, meanwhile, is down about 20 percent.

"You've never had a better administration for the gun industry than Obama," Bob Evans, an analyst for Pennington Capital said on a recent call with Sturm, Ruger executives. "And now, never a worse one for the gun industry than Trump."

Fisher, the 71-year-old from Haymarket, doesn't see it that way. Right after the election, he went out and bought another handgun. (He declined to say how many he owns but said he also has two hunting rifles and a shotgun.) He takes the 9 mm with him most everywhere he goes.

You've never had a better administration for the gun industry than Obama. And now, never a worse one for the gun industry than Trump.

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He worries. People seem on edge these days. It's more important than ever, he said, to be armed.

"I hate to say this, but I won't be surprised if we start to see some major attacks in this country," Fisher said. "I've never seen people as divided as they are now."

The retired machine maintenance worker says he's glad Trump is in the White House — he donated $200 to his campaign, and most days he wears a camouflage "Make America Great Again" cap.

Trump, he said, is the first president who talks like he does and seems to understand the issues important to him, like clamping down on illegal immigration and loosening gun laws. His biggest hope, Fisher said, is that Trump will deliver on his promise to make concealed-carry permits valid in all 50 states. Right now, Fisher said, it is difficult to take road trips across the country with his gun in tow.

"If I want to drive up to Niagara Falls, I've got to check every state to make sure I'm compliant," he said. "It's a big hassle, and completely unnecessary."

Rob Freyer, left, instructs Connor Duffus on using a bow and arrow in the archery range during the opening of a new Cabela's store on March 9, 2017 in Gainesville, Virginia. Freyer works for a company that helps represent Bear Archery.

Cabela's executives said they homed in on Gainesville because they knew the demand was there. Thousands of locals were already customers of the company's website and catalogues, and many others had visited its other stores. And it didn't hurt that Virginia has more than 2 million acres of public hunting land. This is the third Cabela's in the state to open in as many years. The others are in Bristol and Short Pump.

"We knew we had a lot of customers here," said Borowski, the spokesman. "This crowd — 5,000 people in two hours — definitely shows we made the right choice."

The first customers had arrived, he said, by Tuesday at 4 p.m. Now it was Thursday morning at 10, and the crowd had swelled to thousands. The night before, more than 200 people had slept outside, scattering tents, cots and sleeping bags along the perimeter of the store, waiting for it to open.

"It's almost like they were tailgating," Borowski said. "They love this store."

Chris S., who is 41 and declined to give his last name, had driven nearly five hours from Lebanon, N.J., to be at the opening. He wore a red "Make America Great Again" cap and was looking to add an air rifle to his collection of a dozen pistols.

Jeff Ware, left, stands for the singing of the "Star Spangled Banner" before he used a bow and arrow to cut the ribbon for the opening of a new Cabela's store on March 9, 2017 in Gainesville, Virginia.

"This is like Toys R Us for me," he said, standing under an antler chandelier in the store's gun library. "Since I'm here, maybe I'll buy some ammo and scopes, some other gear too."

Over by the store's archery range, Michael Thompson, 22, and two friends were eyeing a display of crossbows. Between the three of them, they had 14 guns and were considering buying more.

"Coming here when you're a gun enthusiast is kind of like going to a grocery store while you're hungry," said Thompson, from Bristow, Va. "You just want to buy everything."

Since its founding in 1961 as a mail-order fishing bait service, Cabela's has built a loyal following at its 86 stores, which have become a one-stop shop for all types of outdoors gear. Last year, the company had sales of $3.56 billion, a 73 percent increase from a decade earlier.

In October, rival Bass Pro Shops announced plans to take over the company for about $5.5 billion. Antitrust regulators have since raised concerns about the merger. The deal has yet to be finalized.

But business at Cabela's has slipped in recent years because of competition from smaller outfitters and online retailers. In the first half of 2016, the number of purchases at the company's stores fell by more than 8 percent. New megastores like the one in Gainesville are part of Cabela's plans to attract large swaths of customers from new parts of the country.

A couple of hours in, it seemed to be working. More than 5,000 people had been through the store's front doors. Another hundred or so waited outside.

"This is unreal, just unreal," said Gary Lawrence, 70, who has about 25 guns. "The lines were so long we could see them from the interstate."

By the time Jennifer McClure made it to the checkout counter, she had been at Cabela's for nearly four hours. She and her 2-year-old daughter had arrived at 7:50 a.m. "My husband got called into work; otherwise, he'd have been there too," she said.

A few yards away, a man pushed a boy in a shopping cart through a display of 3-D shooting targets.

"Deer, deer, duckie, gobble gobble," said the child, wearing a camouflage pullover. "Deer, deer, deer. So many deer."

Back in the gun library, 25-year-old Carissa Phillips picked up a rifle. Her Smith & Wesson pistol was tucked into her denim skirt. Her 12-gauge shotgun was at home.

"This is one of my favorite guns," she said, moving her fingers down the barrel of the lever-action 30-30. "It's got that Old Western-y feel that I love."

The rifle — which costs between $500 and $700 — is the next big purchase on her list. Sometimes, she said, she borrows her friend's to hunt deer in her family's back yard in Warrenton, Va. But really, she'd like to buy her own.

Today, though, is not the day. She leaves Cabela's with just one item: a coffee mug printed with the Bill of Rights, for $6.99.

"But I'll definitely be back," she said. "I'm going to buy that rifle."

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