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Old 09-27-2013, 3:12 PM
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Thumbs up Bella Vista Outfitters in Chula Vista

A friend referred me to this company saying "They have bullets, powder, ammo and primers on the shelf with no limits on purchases". So I had to go see what they had.

Plenty of CCI primers. And I do mean plenty.

Ammo to cover most common needs and some very uncommon ones.

A very wide selection of bullets for just about every cartridge I have ever even read about.

Reloading dies, pieces and parts. Prices were consistent with as delivered internet prices. (price plus shipping) Some of their prices were lower than what I had found online.

The have some guns and gun parts as well as fishing poles and supplies.

I bought .223 55gn FMJ M-193 bullets $75 for a box of 500. I pretty much decided that a Dillon Progressive press is also in my future.

They have several powders, just not the one I wanted (Winchester 748). They will have H4895 next week so if I get aced at the gun show, I will at least be able to get a powder that I already have recipes worked up for.

The people in the store were knowledgeable and easy to talk with. No attitudes or negativity. Just good people. I talked mostly to Mike Rodriguez.

Bella Vista Outfitters
645 H Street, STE. H
Chula Vista, CA 91910
619-941-1839

Tuesday - Friday 10 - 7 Saturday - Sunday 9-5

Distributor of Fine Loading Equipment
Reloading & Muzzle Loading Supplies
Lead and Bullet molds
Fishing Equipment
Fishing & Hunting Licenses
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I would suggest stopping by if you have the chance.
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Old 09-27-2013, 6:23 PM
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I've never heard of this place until now. I'm gonna check it out tomorrow
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Old 09-27-2013, 9:10 PM
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Thanks OP nice to know.
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Old 09-29-2013, 5:51 PM
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They're a nice place. I've bought IMR 4064 from them.
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Old 10-03-2013, 5:20 PM
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What did they want for powder? When I stopped in there a couple months back just after they moved to the new location they wanted $50/1k for Winchester primers.
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Old 10-08-2013, 8:10 AM
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I'll go check them out today. Thanks for the heads up on them.
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Old 10-08-2013, 9:43 AM
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All powders are $32.95 for 1 pounders and the primers are 48 per thousand.
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Old 10-08-2013, 9:48 AM
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Cool, I'm gonna have to check it out.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:59 PM
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Stopped in the other day and bought two boxes of ammo and lower parts kit. They are very friendly and helpful.
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Old 10-13-2013, 6:30 PM
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Because of this thread, I went to this shop today, just to check it out and browse. The guys are very personable, informative and friendly. I was impressed. I have a Lee Loader and they have all items I need
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Old 10-29-2013, 5:49 PM
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IM gonna check it out tomorrow, not to far from me
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:20 PM
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Mike Rodriguez has passed, hopefully the family keeps the store going. Cool guy, he would talk your ear off, but cool none the less.
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Old 10-31-2013, 9:30 AM
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just got the same confirmation. mike passed sometime last week. guys at the store are speculating he had a stroke. the guy i was talking to asked me to give everyone a heads up that the store may close and everything go up for sale. mikes son is out of the country and would have a hard time running it. give them a call and just express our needs for a decent place such as this to stay open.

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Old 10-31-2013, 12:54 PM
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Just came from the store and Mike Rodriguez did passed.

They are taking inventory and looks like they will be closing the store.
I bought 500rds of 223 hollow points for $200 and then two boxes of the same for $20 ea.

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Old 10-31-2013, 6:16 PM
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Unfortunately Can confirm they are closing .. my buddy Robert works there and let me know it is wall to wall everything must go 30-50%. for everything except powder which will go at cost.


Bella Vista Outfitters
645 H Street, STE. H
Chula Vista, CA 91910
619-941-1839

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Old 11-01-2013, 5:12 AM
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so are you saying 1500rds for $240?
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Old 11-01-2013, 8:56 AM
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Would think $240 for 540 rds.



Talking to buddy again guess the family wants it closed sooner rather then later. So as he says blowing it out
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:24 AM
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These guys were very helpful when I went in there for the first time. Mike had a lot of good tips that he learned along the way. Was very sorry to hear he passed away.
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Old 11-02-2013, 5:10 AM
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Hello everyone. My name is Robert. I work at Bella Vista Outfitters. Yes we are making deals on everything. Please stop by. The money you spend will help the family. I don't know what day we will close the doors.

I want to say thank you to all of the customers. It been a great experience being able to serve you. Again I THANK YOU.

REST IN PEACE MICHAEL JOHN RODRIGUEZ
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Old 11-02-2013, 7:18 AM
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I went there yesterday; great deals!
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Old 11-02-2013, 7:37 AM
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Sounds interesting, and not a bad drive for me at all
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Old 11-02-2013, 4:55 PM
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I've gone twice they still have a good amount of stuff. The prices are not consistent though, yesterday I got some 9mm hollow points for 12.95 and today they wanted 15.95 even after I informed them that I had bought it at a different price the day before.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:04 AM
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I was in there about an hour ago. They still have a bunch of inventory and reloading dies. Everything priced to sell
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Old 11-03-2013, 5:19 PM
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I hope they will still be around for my next paycheck. I would like to check this place out sometime.
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Old 11-05-2013, 6:54 PM
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i passed by today. yesterday was their last day of business. they gave me some free mag pouches. i was hoping to pick up a dillon press today but i guess i gotta pay full price now
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Old 11-05-2013, 8:32 PM
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Sad...Sucks when you need/break something and you have to wait a week for ups.
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Old 11-05-2013, 9:21 PM
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not just that but what if you actually want to see the part first before buying. a you tube vid can only get you so far
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Old 11-06-2013, 4:13 PM
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Awe bummer. I wonder what they'll do with the leftover stock.
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Old 11-14-2013, 5:53 PM
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Wow! I've gone there time to time. One of those times was today. I had no Idea of this news. Mike, his wife and Robert were all great people. I've been shopping there for a while. I appreciate all their help and advice.
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Old 11-15-2013, 4:45 PM
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Are they still open?
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Old 11-15-2013, 7:45 PM
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