Bass Pro powder price

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dannyd

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Only been in one Bass Pro shop years ago, back then they were about 25 to 30 percent more than other places, so I would say Their prices are at the top end.
 
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When gun powder was 12 bucks a pound, I was making about 8 bucks an hour. My car cost me 3,000 bucks. Rent was in the 600 bucks a month. When gun powder reached 70 a lb. I was earning 35 bucks an hour, My Vehicles I own 55,000 for a truck, 12,000 for a SUV, 40,000 for a RV, 46,000 for a boat. 12,000 for an off road vehicle. RV and ATV still have titles at the bank. No rent, no house payment, it's paid for.
Shooting is a choice; I shoot a lot. I buy what I can when I can to continue burning up lots of smokeless gun powder.
When I was making 8 bucks an hour, I bought a Browning BLR in 1980 new for 229. Last month a BLR made in 1978 cost me 1329 bucks. Both purchases I had to save up before buying.
We can complaint about the cost of every single thing we once walked into a store and purchased 40 years ago that costs more today and might be difficult to find. Is that going to change anything. It's called inflation and everyone is affected.
 

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When gun powder was 12 bucks a pound, I was making about 8 bucks an hour. My car cost me 3,000 bucks. Rent was in the 600 bucks a month. When gun powder reached 70 a lb. I was earning 35 bucks an hour, My Vehicles I own 55,000 for a truck, 12,000 for a SUV, 40,000 for a RV, 46,000 for a boat. 12,000 for an off road vehicle. RV and ATV still have titles at the bank. No rent, no house payment, it's paid for.
Shooting is a choice; I shoot a lot. I buy what I can when I can to continue burning up lots of smokeless gun powder.
When I was making 8 bucks an hour, I bought a Browning BLR in 1980 new for 229. Last month a BLR made in 1978 cost me 1329 bucks. Both purchases I had to save up before buying.
We can complaint about the cost of every single thing we once walked into a store and purchased 40 years ago that costs more today and might be difficult to find. Is that going to change anything. It's called inflation and everyone is affected.
I don't think I've ever been in a forum where people bitched about how much stuff cost quite as much as they do in here.
I don't like it either but geez. It ain't never going to get back to the way it was 20 years ago.

Guys WE KNOW THAT
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......... we're just complaining as a form of catharsis..... it's therapeutic for us OLD guys.

Although, I gotta admit that I've always been CHEAP and have always spent WAY below my standard of living...but that's me and I'm not really proud of it; it's just me.
J.
 

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BASS Pro is usually a bit higher than many places when it come to their product pricing. I went to Cabelas to get something I could not find elsewhere,, (Garmin Chrono) and got a military discount. By doing that,, I bought it for less than other places.

But on powder & such. I looked over their selection,, and saw they were a few dollars more than other places. I was looking at 2 specific powders,, and I had been doing a bit of "shopping around" and comparing prices. Both powders were about $3.00 a pound higher than most places,, but the other places, with one exception,, would have to add Hazmat shipping. Woops,, now THEY were higher than BASS Pro.
And many places were also "out of stock" of these 2 powders. If you need it,, and they have it,,, you'll pay it.

But,,, being the frugal person I am,, I kept shopping around,, looking in all kinds of places,, and I found the powder I needed,, AND paid almost $10.00 LESS than Cabelas pricing per pound.

Yes,, we can all complain,, and yes,, we all know the why's behind a lot of the current inflation, and what it means to us in everything. But it will not change easily or anytime soon. Supply, demands, drive any market.

Just be glad we do have SOME supply.

And remember,, all companies are in business to make MONEY. They set their prices so they can stay open & operate. The alternative is that they close up & we all are forced to do without,, or pay much higher prices for anything,,,,,,, when we can find it.
 
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I don't think I've ever been in a forum where people bitched about how much stuff cost quite as much as they do in here.
I don't like it either but geez. It ain't never going to get back to the way it was 20 years ago.
I'm not bitching. I simply was saying what I found while shopping. What crawled in your shorts?
 
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I don't think I've ever been in a forum where people bitched about how much stuff cost quite as much as they do in here.
I don't like it either but geez. It ain't never going to get back to the way it was 20 years ago.
Pretty sure most of the people here still have stuff with price tags from 40+ years ago 🤣😂🤣😂
 

bocash3

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Stocked up on powder and primers as a FFL before giving that up in 2010.
And Remington 525 bulk .22 ammo was $7 a carton. Still working off of all those while switching over to mostly Aquila and CCI for future use.
But what kills me is to see 1,000 count primer cartons and one pound cans of powder for $10!! That I just emptied.

And all were plentiful back then.

Ah, the good old days. Guess I'm just an old worn out dinosaur.
 

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"And all were plentiful back then."

There is the key. When things are plentiful,, AND from several different manufacturers,, prices are always lower. Capitalism. The thing that many people do not understand.
When you have a demand,, and a person or company sees a potential for a profit,, they get into making that product. When you have several different companies making the same stuff, it's called "market competition." That can & will drive prices down,, as each makers wants to sell their product.
When you have a smaller number of manufacturers,,, and a high demand,, prices will stay higher. Especially when a key component like primer manufacturing with 3 of the 4 brands we've used for decades is owned/controlled by a single company.
 

harley08

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When gun powder was 12 bucks a pound, I was making about 8 bucks an hour. My car cost me 3,000 bucks. Rent was in the 600 bucks a month. When gun powder reached 70 a lb. I was earning 35 bucks an hour, My Vehicles I own 55,000 for a truck, 12,000 for a SUV, 40,000 for a RV, 46,000 for a boat. 12,000 for an off road vehicle. RV and ATV still have titles at the bank. No rent, no house payment, it's paid for.
Shooting is a choice; I shoot a lot. I buy what I can when I can to continue burning up lots of smokeless gun powder.
When I was making 8 bucks an hour, I bought a Browning BLR in 1980 new for 229. Last month a BLR made in 1978 cost me 1329 bucks. Both purchases I had to save up before buying.
We can complaint about the cost of every single thing we once walked into a store and purchased 40 years ago that costs more today and might be difficult to find. Is that going to change anything. It's called inflation and everyone is affected.
I have never made $35.00 an hour. You have plenty of money to buy what you want. So buy all the Powder and primers you want. I remember buying Small rifle primers 5000 for $99.00 - Those days are gone!
 
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Here…this will make you all sick. The primers were supposed to be $1.35/100. But they rang them up at $1.35/1000. I remember asking if that was right- they confirmed it was so I grabbed the rest and this is the only box left. I'm thinking it was 1990. Even at 13.50/1000 that would be a smoking deal, at least today. The powder at $14.99 was from about 1995.

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We lived in Ogden, Utah at the time of the 1994 Northridge, CA earthquake. There was a company based there that bought out collapsed stores to salvage and resell merchandise. The more you bought the bigger the discount. I still have a box of .45 Hydra-Shock ammo that was marked down to $5.00/box. I remember grabbing a couple milk crates full of ammo- paid about half of their markdown prices.

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Johnnu2

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They are just starting to come down in price..........
Just saw a flyer for 5000 Aguila small pistol for $320 (that would be $64 per 1000 if my math is correct).
BUT, you gotta add in HAZMAT and, they said "free shipping on a case" (don't know what a CASE is to them)......
DON'T BUY
J.
 
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