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Cabela's Jerky Gun and Blaster

Make great-tasting jerky right at home. The Jerky Pistol has a heavy-duty aluminum handle and 9" aluminum tube. Includes set of four stainless steel nozzles, funnel, stomper and cleaning brushes. Disassembles for easy cleaning. Ergonomic design and big time function. The Jerky Blaster has the same ergonomic design, accessories and features as the Jerky Pistol, but with a larger 15" tube with a 1-1/2-lb meat capacity. The cordless Power Jerky Blaster operates on 7.2-volt rechargeable battery and includes a spare battery. Auto pressure let-off dispenses meat only when you want it to. It has a 15" tube that has a 1-1/2-lb. meat capacity. Features a comfortable soft-touch handle grip. Available: Jerky Pistol, Jerky Blaster, Power Jerky Blaster.
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Customer questions and answers for CABELA'S Cabela's Jerky Gun and Blaster

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I have the jerkey blaster. Is it possible to get the smaller diameter nozzle for the 19mm casings?

Country: United States
State: Minnesota
Age: 56-65
Gender: Female
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
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JackCathy
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At this time additional nozzles for the Cabela's Jerky Guns are not sold separately.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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CabelasExpert1
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What size is the round nozzle?

Or what size collagen casings fit it?

Thanks.
Country: United States
State: Michigan
Age: 36-45
Gender: Male
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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cornej1
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The Cabela's Jerky Gun and Blaster, item # IK-518639, nozzle informaiton is listed below.

Single Snack Stick: length 2 7/8" and opening 1/2"
Double Snack Stick: length 2 1/2" and opening 1/2"
Single Jerky: length 2 7/8" and opening 3/4" x 1/8"
Double Jerky: length 2 7/8" and opening 1" x 3/16"
Gender: Male
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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CabelasExpert2
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Where do you buy extra parts for the jerky blaster

the plastic piece that pushes the meat out end cracked would like to purchase a new one.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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To obtain replacement parts for the Cabela's Jerky Gun and Blaster, item number IK-518639, please contact our special products department.

Cabela's Special Products Department
800-237-8888 extension 121
Hours: Monday - Friday, 6:30 am - 7:00 pm (CT)
Saturday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (CT)
http://www.cabelas.com/custserv/cus...
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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CabelasExpert1
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answer 2
NOWHERE IS CABELAS ANSWER! IT IS FOREIGN MADE NO PARTS ARE AVAILABLE.YOU HAVE TO BUY A NEW GUN.MAKES SENSE TO ME!!!!
Country: United States
State: New Jersey
Age: 65 and over
Gender: Male
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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parksy3
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do you have to use casings with the round attachment to make snack sticks?

Country: United States
State: Ohio
Age: 26-35
Gender: Male
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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mywifeisnuts
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NO, I shoot the jerky right on the rakes.
Country: United States
State: Wisconsin
Age: 65 and over
Gender: Male
answered 11 months ago
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tmscheu
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The Cabela's Jerky Gun and Blaster, item # IK-518639, can be used to make snack sticks either by using casings, or by simply using the gun to make long strips of meat directly on a drying rack.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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CabelasExpert5
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In what order do the internal pieces go together? The gun flew apart when the nut came off the end of the shaft.

I am getting meat behind the plunger so it's not working or I have it together wrong.
Age: 56-65
Gender: Male
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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ray10
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If the plunger is moving you probably have it together correctly. It sounds like the meat is to dry and adding water should take care of the backup as it makes the meat easier to move through the nozzle.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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CabelasExpert2
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No, its together right. I had the same problem. Nut wont stay tight and the meat gets behind the plunger. My threads keep popping off during use. I have returned mine and hope the replacement works better. I suggest you return for an exchange.
Age: 36-45
Gender: Male
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Jdill
Arkansas City, Kansas
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Stud - large metal washer - plastic piece w/ cup facing out - large metal washer - nut
Age: 46-55
Gender: Male
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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Marine0302
Colorado
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Big metal disc, then plastic plunger facing cupped side out, small disc on last, then screw on nut.
Country: United States
State: New York
Age: 36-45
Gender: Male
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Jeremy66
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Have the plastic thread problems mentioned in the reviews been addressed?

Country: United States
State: Virginia
Age: 26-35
Gender: Male
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
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Hardwoodsmoke
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No an issue with the Blaster I bought this past year. I think the reason folks are having problems is they're trying to push dry meat thru the Blaster with too much pressure. I use a liquid mixture, 1/3 cup/lb, and haven't had any issues with either venison or elk. My mixture is a variety of spices and low sodium soy sauce. Works like a charm.
Country: United States
State: Colorado
Age: 46-55
Gender: Male
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Marine0302
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I would assume not. I bought one two days ago and expirenced the same problem........after it worked great at first.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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MrGreenBay
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bought mine last month, plastic threaded piece came off during first use
Country: United States
State: California
Age: 46-55
Gender: Male
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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22stinger
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The Cabela's Jerky Guns, item IK-518639, have not been redesigned or modified since introduction.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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CabelasExpert5
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does the meat have to be grinded in order to use this?

Im a duck hunter and I like to make jerky out of the breast. Im looking for the easiest way to do this
Age: Under 25
Gender: Male
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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mikeh79
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no! cut your slices 1/4 inch thick against the grain youll be fine..good luck
Age: 26-35
Gender: Male
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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larrylegend
tolleson,az
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Yes the meat does need to be ground/minced. The finer the better. I just did 5lb of round and minced using my Kitchenaid Mixer with the mincer attachement. Put it through on the fine grate once to get it started then mix in what ever cure and flavourings. I then put it through again to mix it all properly with an final run with out the blades to really get it all mixed in. This was using the Cabelas Smoke House Jerky Seasonings variety pack.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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KatoomDownUnder
Sydney, Australia
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answer 3
In response to the previous answer, yes you can make whole muscle jerky by cutting it 1/4" thick, but doing that would not require this piece of equipment. To use this the meat DOES need to be ground.
Age: Under 25
Gender: Male
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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JsnLng
NE
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yes
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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RobertMO
Missouri
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Yes it does need to be grinded.
Age: 36-45
Gender: Male
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Jdill
Arkansas City, Kansas
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I've never done duck but can't imagine how you'd use it without grinding. Definitely have to grind and tailor mixture so it shoots properly for 4 legged animals.
Age: 46-55
Gender: Male
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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Marine0302
Colorado
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if you buy a jerky gun, do you have to buy a dehydrater as well in order to make jerky?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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Fishes90
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Yes you will need a dehydrator. The Jerky gun is used to put the meat onto the dehydrating racks so it is a nice even layer.
Country: United States
State: Nebraska
Age: 26-35
Gender: Male
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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DrStender
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No, you can make it in a conventional over or a smoker. I have never tried my wifes oven. I have a smoker and a dehydrator, have made jerky in both. Like the smoker jerky best. It is easier to chew and not as tough.
Country: United States
State: Missouri
Age: 65 and over
Gender: Male
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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rednkokie
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I just set the temp on my oven to 200 degrees and place an oven mit in the door so it doesn't close all the way, this lets air move around. I use 2 stackable drying racks from Cabelas and let them dehydrate for an hour and then rotate them and dehydrate them another hour. Depending upon your oven you might want to go an extra half hour or so before you rotate them. It all depends on how you like the texture of your jerky for the best amount of time.
Country: United States
State: Kansas
Age: 36-45
Gender: Male
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Ruger71
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answer 4
Jerky can be made in any temperature controlled appliance such as an oven. Buying a dehydrator to go with the Cabela's Jerky Gun and Blaster Item # IK-518639 is not essential.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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CabelasExpert13
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No, you can also put them over the oven rack on around 170 degrees for 1 to 2 hours.. Make sure you leave the door open a crack. This is a very fast way to make jerky as using a dehydrator takes about 5 times as long.
Country: United States
State: Michigan
Age: Under 25
Gender: Male
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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chineseducks
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Nope, you don't have to. You can use your oven, but a dehydrator is the better option.
Country: United States
State: Wisconsin
Age: 36-45
Gender: Male
answered 7 months ago
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Badgerfan26
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