Best rifle case for the money.

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Nimrod1203, May 23, 2012.

  1. Nimrod1203

    Nimrod1203 Well-Known Member

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    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?
    Nimrod
     
  2. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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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.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    +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.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. longrangehunter

    longrangehunter Well-Known Member

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    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.

     
  5. Nimrod

    Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    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.

    Bob
     
  6. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    I learned the solution to the Airlines problem years ago. When you get to the airport and check in your baggage, tell them you want insurance on your gun case. They'll try to talk you out of it but you should insist. Just buy enough to cover the case, maybe $200-$300 worth of insurance. It's not that expensive, $10-$15. They will put a big orange sticker on the outside of the case. It will be hand carried everywhere it goes. No conveyors, no baggage carts, not baggage gorillas throwing it around. It will be handed to the guy in the cargo hold and hand delivered to you in the baggage claim office. It's the only way to fly with an expensive firearm.
     
  9. gaps

    gaps Well-Known Member

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    Check out the Plano 108190 on amazon, I find it hard to beat the value of this case for $139. I have the bone collector version because I liked the olive drab green color and then lightly sanded off the bone collector logo. I also have their version of this case for my Mathews bow and neither has let me down. For my rifle I traced the perimeter of my rifle, bolt, bi-pod, and a few boxes of ammo with a box of toothpicks and then removed the items and cut the foam with a serrated knife.
     
  10. longrangehunter

    longrangehunter Well-Known Member

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    I don't buy it.
     
  11. Nimrod

    Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    I love it LOL!
     
  12. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    I just looked at these heavier Plano cases and they look like they should getthe job done.
     
  13. gaps

    gaps Well-Known Member

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    here are some pics
     

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  14. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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    Huuum, I;m not sure what you don't buy or why you would doubt me. I'm currently up in the mountains so I can't reply with pictures but, tomarrow, when I get home I'll post some pictures of my cases.