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Best rifle case for the money.

So, what kind of rifle case is nice and durable, with cut foam insides, that won't break the bank? I know Pelican is great, but was hoping to save some cash. What say ye?
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    Unread 05-23-2012, 06:28 AM
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    Re: Best rifle case for the money.

    In this case, you get what you paid for. Pun intended

    others I have seen which may be decent are usually not much cheaper.

    Pelican Cases are proven performers.
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    Re: Best rifle case for the money.

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    In this case, you get what you paid for. Pun intended

    others I have seen which may be decent are usually not much cheaper.

    Pelican Cases are proven performers.


    +1

    There are substitutes but nothing I have found can match the Pelican.

    I have tried a few of the others and have delegated them for use going and coming from
    the range.

    The Pelican is the one for travel and hunting trips.

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    Re: Best rifle case for the money.

    Pelican's are great but I would save my money and use it towards more important priorities. Quite a few good cases out there. Look at the Plano 108420. $115 shipped on Amazon.

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    Re: Best rifle case for the money.

    I will have to add my recommendation for the Pelican, Storm cases. The Plano case in the previous post is a great one too but at 42" is too short for my use.

    My favorite one is the Pelican/Storm IM3300.

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    Re: Best rifle case for the money.

    if your lucky enuf to have a GOOD aluminum fab shop nearby, you can have a case made to fit your needs for about the same money as top of the line pelican. AND, they are "airline gorilla" proof, and lockable with REAL locks and hinges.
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    Re: Best rifle case for the money.

    I've taken my guns to Alaska many times and had the airlines tear the molding off my gun cases, bust a 1.5x 15" hole in a case to where you could see both my guns inside. Tore a handle off another case. Finally I bought a Cabela's extra long aluminum case and the airline gorillas dented in the end. I had to take a rubber mallet and pound it out so the seam would mate again! I had a $6000 gun/scope in that case. My friends case had the gunbarrel sticking out out of the end seam in the end if his case!!! They hit it that hard! The airlines have bought me two cases and a Zeiss 4x16 scope.
    We had enough and bought a Pelican. Nary a problem since. They're scratch a lot but no more dents or cracks. I'll bet our new Pelican cases drives the baggage gorillas into therapy.
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