What each shop has for cost isnt the same from brand to brand. Typically cabelas orders in huge bulk or gets discounts from distributers to take a unch of unpopular items then we will get you so many x product at this reduction. A lgs typically doesnt have that kind of buying power.
So the price quoted you is very likely the best he truly can get you and still make a profit.
In wisconsin we have a 48 hour wait and different tax rates for different cities. Cabelas has crappy after the sale service can never get me what i really want, is 55 miles away and i wouldnt trust them to mount a scope much less a gun that might need service.
You can do what you want but im no fan of cabelas or gander mountain or dicks or any of those big chain gun sellers.
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