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Old April 5, 2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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Getting a new Dicks

We lost Sports mans Warehouse and now we are getting a New Dicks Sporting goods. What are they like, do they have good prices on powders and what not?
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Old April 6, 2011, 06:14 AM   #2
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Limited supply high prices. Except on regular gaming stuff.
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Old April 6, 2011, 06:53 AM   #3
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I have two with in 20 miles of me. Neither carries any reloading supplies. Prices are high on Firearms and Ammo. Sometimes you will run onto a sale but not often.
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Old April 6, 2011, 07:31 AM   #4
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I have two with in 20 miles of me. Neither carries any reloading supplies. Prices are high on Firearms and Ammo. Sometimes you will run onto a sale but not often.
I'd say exactly the same thing except mine is 3 miles away the part about sales. The selection of "gun stuff" is so small and so high priced that I've never been in there more than twice because of it... so if there are sales, I miss them.

Less reloading stuff than Gander Mountain. (and Gander Mountain may have the worst prices I've ever seen on reloading stuff)

I have used the Dick's parking lot for gun trades, though!
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Old April 6, 2011, 07:39 AM   #5
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Visited one in the northern part of the state a few time. Wasnt real impressed with them.
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Old April 6, 2011, 07:56 AM   #6
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We have 2 here in town :barf:...Both stores were previously Galyan's. My ohh my how I miss Galyan's.

Although I will say that they have decent clearance sales on tree stands after the season is over...other than that I dont set foot in the store.
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Old April 6, 2011, 08:11 AM   #7
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Yeh they post a ad shells for a really low price ---- it's for a box of 20:barf: not 25. I thing the ammo company's make that size (20rnds) just for dick's.

Their name say's it all when it comes to the customer.
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Old April 6, 2011, 08:18 AM   #8
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I don't buy anything for guns/reloading there. (almost NO reloading type stuff, anyway)

I think I bought a Buck folder from them once.

I MISS Sportsman's Warehouse.
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Old April 6, 2011, 08:27 AM   #9
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About the only thing worthwhile they have is their occasional sale items. Just before hunting season, they'll get in a supply of tree stands, etc. and run them pretty cheap. Other times, they'll have advertised specials on odd stuff like 20ga target loads.
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Old April 6, 2011, 09:26 AM   #10
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Dick's took over a Gallyan's in my area, too.

Galyan's carried reloading supplies.

Dick's? Not a chance.
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Old April 6, 2011, 09:30 AM   #11
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We have one and they are over priced. I did buy a fly rod there one time. I don't go in there there sale prices are not even that great and the one here sales nothing to do with reloading.
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Old April 6, 2011, 09:41 AM   #12
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Dick's took over a Gallyan's in my area, too.

Galyan's carried reloading supplies.

Dick's? Not a chance.

Not only that but Galyan's used to have their own really nice IM7, IM8 fishing poles for a great price too...I still have a couple..they used to have an extensive selection of fishing stuff also, but not anymore with Dicks...
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Old April 6, 2011, 09:45 AM   #13
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We just got one in Renton, WA. I was disappointed big time. No reloading gear or supplies. Very limited ammo supply with fairly high prices. Rifle prices are average but they only carry lower end models from what I saw. All told the entire gun related area is about 1/12 of the store.
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Old April 6, 2011, 09:48 AM   #14
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Be nice if their corporate folks saw all this meaningful input..
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Old April 6, 2011, 09:51 AM   #15
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My only experience with them is that their sales staff lives up to the business name!
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Old April 6, 2011, 09:52 AM   #16
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Nope they would have to improve to live up to the name.
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Old April 6, 2011, 09:52 AM   #17
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Oh Dick's is a real classy outfit ! They decided to sell hunting licenses at their Williston , VT Store . As part of the deal they were given a large number of Fish & Wildlife Calanders to give away to people with a license purchase , or whatever . What they did was mark them $9.95 ea. and try selling them . I guess that lasted about 2 days before F&W got wind of it and went and severed ties with Dick's . I haven't darkened their door since , nor will I !
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Old April 6, 2011, 09:53 AM   #18
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Dicks is okay it just depends on what you are looking for as they pretty much only carry hunting guns.

Sportsmans warehouse was awesome(we only had one for a year). I just dont get why they went under.
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Old April 6, 2011, 09:53 AM   #19
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Boy you all make the place sound so cheery.
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Old April 6, 2011, 11:21 AM   #20
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Great place if you like team sports...not so much for shooting supplies.
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Old April 6, 2011, 02:02 PM   #21
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In my experience with the staff, Dick's is appropriately named.
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Old April 6, 2011, 02:27 PM   #22
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We have one in our town, went there once no reloading equipment or supplies and no handguns once was enough for me
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Old April 6, 2011, 02:35 PM   #23
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Dicks serves one purpose for me: I walk in to the "Lodge" and look for either Federal Champion 714 .22s, or CCI Standard bricks. If I don't see them, I walk out.
I don't even buy regular sporting goods there, much less gun stuff. The only good deals to be had there are clearances from time to time. Even those generally suck. I still love seeing the $46 boxes of Federal Fusion 30/06 ammo with red tagged clearance stickers. Good luck with that boys!
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Old April 6, 2011, 02:37 PM   #24
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There's a couple of Dick's (One with a HUGE sign on the front, big white block letters probably 20 feet high, prompting more than a few snickers) Sporting Goods stores in the Omaha area..... they cater more to the athletic crowd-soccer, golf, softball, running, etc. - than to hunting. The prices are not bad, but the selection is pretty limited. They do have decent ammo sales a couple times a year.....

Two reasons I don't go there to browse:

-no reloading suplies

-no handguns
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Old April 6, 2011, 02:40 PM   #25
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$46 boxes of Federal Fusion 30/06 ammo with red tagged clearance stickers
That the same bargain basement stuff Cabela's was shoveling out the door for 10 or 12 bucks right before hunting season last fall? Blue box? Jacket and core separation guarranteed?
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