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Old 01-04-2005, 07:56 PM
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In need of a Rifle Case?

I'm in search of a good rifle case for my 30-06. I'll use it 95% of the time on my atv when I go out and that's evey week-end if possible and the roads are very rough. I can do up to 6 hrs one way, so a lot of travelling.

So far I've heard of but not seen these ones "SKB, Starlight, Flambeau, Pelican. Are there any other options and if you have any experiance in this matter, please share it.

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Old 01-04-2005, 10:59 PM
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Re: In need of a Rifle Case?

Inukshuk, I don't know how you ride, where you ride and the types of obstacles you may try to cross to get where you want to go. But we do a lot of HARD riding with little that we let stop us. also do you need quick acsess, front, rear or side mounting, what are you trying to protect and how much protection is needed? Doese it need to be water proof or just water resistant or maybe not at all?

There are many manufactures out there that offer good quality cases, but the case is only as good as what the manufacturer had intended it for.

For example some of the cases are just a plastic shell, if you owned a "redneck rifle" one that is beat up and thrown around then these plastic things will work as planned. These will beat up the firearm up nicely.

Then you have the better cases with fleece or felt lining. And if you were on a farm with maintained trails or a riding area where there was not a lot of hard riding then these would keep those better cared for firearms a little nicer. But still if riding hard or over lets say a really rocky terrain your rifle may show signs of ware from the rubbing and bouncing.

Then if you ride really hard or in an area that is really ruff and you have a fine rifle that you would like to keep that way you may find yourself using a combination of products like sticking your rifle in a soft case and then sticking it inside one of the hard cases. This pads it and eliminates the bouncing around inside those cases and keeps those finer rifles fine.

As I said there are many, many manufactures you have some of the better ones listed but a few more you may be interested in is Kolpin, Doskocil, Allen to go along with the others your looking at.

My advise is to think about the worst case terrain you are likely to drive in and then look for a case or a combination of products to protect your investment. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 01-05-2005, 06:07 AM
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Re: In need of a Rifle Case?

I have the Starlight and Pelican cases for travel.

These are heavy TOUGH cases, if you firearm gets damaged during transit in one of these the carrier's accident will be in the news. You could pull these on the ground/snow behind the 4-wheeler or snow machine if you wanted or need, they're that tough.

They're waterproof, have a vent for altitude changes so you can get the thing open.

The foam replacements are a little costly if you een need any.

Starlight cases can be found at some SAMS clubs stores for about $80 to $100 (USD) just now. These have the lesser quality foam inserts. You can call direct to Brock at Starlight and order a case with whichever foam you like, a costlier alternative but it's better outfitted.

Starlight: Phone (919) 965-8643 Fax (919) 965-9177 Toll Free (877) 782-7544 (Sometimes Brock has overruns for a good deal.)

There's a dealer in Calgary, AB (The Shooting Edge Bay 4, 510-77 Ave. SE Calgary, Alberta T2H 1C3 001-403-720-4867)

http://www.starlightcases.net/Merchant2/...gory_Code=cases


Pelican cases are about the same and should be easier to locate in Canada.
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Old 01-05-2005, 05:53 PM
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Re: In need of a Rifle Case?

Has any one heard about Mezzi cases and how are they?

http://www.mezzi.com/product.php?id=4&prodid=56
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:02 PM
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Re: In need of a Rifle Case?

U might get ahold of Alan Marck out of Pueblo, CO. He'll custom make a case for u for a good deal. Marck's Sheet Metal-- 719-564-9238.
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Old 01-08-2005, 09:15 PM
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Re: In need of a Rifle Case?

I thought you were looking for an ATV style case and mount. If you just want an indestructible case then you should listen to Dave and go with a Pelican case.

We use the pelican cases for our scuba gear and you cannot destroy these things. You will have to build or modify some type of mounting system that you can use on the ATV but you will never have to worry about the case or its contents. Just a bit bulky for ATV use I think. There are better choices for ATV use in my opinion.

I would worry about anything metal as if you have a mishap on the ATV this could become another object to get injured from. As well as any of the metal cases I have seen would just get beet up on a machine (dented) which could cause closing problems in the future.

As I said just depends on how hard you ride and how much protection you want. As well as how much you have to carry on machine.
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Old 01-09-2005, 06:23 AM
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Re: In need of a Rifle Case?

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I thought you were looking for an ATV style case

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I am but the ones I know of, my gun would not fit in them with my scope and Harris Bipod. That's why I was looking at the Flambeau double scope model 16276TL. It's a similar material and design as the Pelican but not as wide or as thick and lighter. It's not a Pelican, but so far the best option that I have found.

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