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Old August 17th, 2011, 08:04 AM #1
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Question Bass Pro Shop, Cabelas or Gander Mountain

Which of the big box stores has the best selection of shotguns to handle? I am going to make a trek to one of these this week. I'm shopping for a semi auto shotgun.
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Cabela's in Hamburg PA, hands down.


Have you considered any of the local shops, or are you gonna be in one of the big stores anyway?
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Cabela's for sure. A great staff too!
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Cabela's in Hamburg PA, hands down.


Have you considered any of the local shops, or are you gonna be in one of the big stores anyway?
I will consider one of the local shops for purchase. I want to be able to handle a few. None of the local shops I have been in have many shotguns to play with. Thanks for the advice! I think I will make the trip to Cabelas!
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Cabela's most definitely.
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Bart's in Glen Burnie is big on shotguns.

http://www.www.bartssports.com
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Definitely Cabelas.
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Bart's in Glen Burnie is big on shotguns.

http://www.www.bartssports.com
And a few of the guys there really know their stuff regarding shotguns. It's probably worth stopping in there before making the 2.5 hour drive to Cabela's.


Of course, Cabela's is a blast to visit too, so you can't go wrong with visiting both places.
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went to basspro yesterday...not that great of selection on shotguns.
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Shyda's in Lebanon, PA. Gander mountain in york has a good selection too.
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And a few of the guys there really know their stuff regarding shotguns. It's probably worth stopping in there before making the 2.5 hour drive to Cabela's.


Of course, Cabela's is a blast to visit too, so you can't go wrong with visiting both places.
Bart's is probably the single best store near the beltway if you're looking for a high quality clays gun. At least one of the guys there is a very high level shotgun shooter/instructor and is a great source for info.

For the OP: What's your budget and what sport is the gun going to be used for?
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If you're looking for a gun specifically for the shooting sports, Bart's can't beat for the higher end selection. From my experience, service there can be spotty, but it's not terrible.
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Went to Cabelas today. Wow! It is quite impressive. It was really busy considering it was Wed. Really good service. Fell in love with the Beretta xplor 400. Now I just need to sell a kidney or one of my children an it will be mine!
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Went to Cabelas today. Wow! It is quite impressive. It was really busy considering it was Wed. Really good service. Fell in love with the Beretta xplor 400. Now I just need to sell a kidney or one of my children an it will be mine!
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If you go to Cabela's, make sure you have a full day. They have loads of guns, new and used, plus it is an awesome place with lots of other things.
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Bart's in Glen Burnie is big on shotguns.

http://www.www.bartssports.com
Never had a good experience in there.

Also, since you're going big box store and I don't think any are commissioned, figure out which gun you want and have walmart order it. Save you bunches.
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bass pro shops on a sat. 2-10 ask for "teacher rob".

you can always ask about a gun you're interested in first to see if it's in stock. If it's not, it can be ordered in. If you want to try emm first before buying, you could give pg trap n skeet a try and rent what you want b4 you buy.
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