Long gun case needed ? Any ideas ??

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Down Under Hunter, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to purchase a reasonably priced rifle hard case that will have an overall length to suit between 54 -60 ". Can anyone suggest what to look at ? It is mainly being used to air freight a rifle from the US to Australia. It does not want to be crazy heavy and it must be deep enough to suit a 56 obj scope. Any suggestins would be appreciated.

    Thanks all
     
  2. Dennis_in_VA

    Dennis_in_VA Well-Known Member

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    Try one of Cabela's aluminum Blackpowder Rifle cases.
    Here is my new rifle getting all packed up for transit to Shawn Carlock for assembly. That's a 30"+ barrel blank taped to the barrel. My scope is a Nightforce 5.5-22X50 and the case has enough room for a 56mm objective. I would rather have a Hardigg case but they don't make one this long for rifles, or at least I was unable to find one.

    Cabela's Bullet Proof One Black-Powder Rifle Case


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  3. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Dennis

    Thanks so much for your thoughts. That looks like one hell of a stick !! My rifle is at Defensive Edge as well ! What Calibre are you going with. I like the Mcmillan stock. We also have the same thoughts on scopes as well !!

    Would you consider this case relatively light for its strength. The weight is only a concern for me with shipping costs ?

    I think my new rifle is roughly 54 " overall with 30 " barrel and 1.5 " break ?

    Thanks mate
     
  4. brandangoman

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    Cabelas Case

    We Had Problems In Alaska With This Case It Leaked During A Rain Storm While In Transit. I Am In The Same Dilemma. The Longest Waterproof Case I Found Is The Starlight Case With A Interior Dimension Of 52.5. I Took Measurments At A Angle An You Could Fit Roughly To 53.5. I Am Cinsidering Just Taking My Brake Of For Travel And Using This Case. It Also Has Wheels.
     
  5. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    same here, mid south has an aluminum case thats 52.5" inside for around 75 dollars, my kirby built 7mm AM is 52" long.
    RR
     
  6. Dennis_in_VA

    Dennis_in_VA Well-Known Member

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    Well maybe we here at LRH need to send a barrage of E-mails to Hardigg and see if we can't get a case made to accomodate our longer than normal rifles. What do you think about this Idea? If they had enough people asking for them then maybe the demand would be great enough to get the ball rolling.
     
  7. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Still haven't bought a case yet ? has anyone any other suggestions ? Pelican dont look like they have one that is 54 " +. What about Hardigg or americase ? I guess I just haven't read enough stuff on anyone of them to buy ??
     
  8. NYLES

    NYLES Well-Known Member

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    Hardigg doesnt have one to fit the bill...all to short....I need a 53" minimum inside but havent ordered till Kirby finishes my AM and I get an exact lenght...then ill just overnite it to him....id love a pelican but all too short also the price wouldnt be to bad $4000 dollars worth of rifle and scope deserves nothin but the best in a case!...Im still looking too!

    Another thing alot of places list a lenght and width but very few give the inside deminsions (PITA)!
     
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    Hardigg Storm 3300
     
  11. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I checked this one out, and no good ? Not long enough inside for a 54 " rifle. Thanks anyway.
     
  12. elkregulator

    elkregulator Well-Known Member

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    What is the longest barrel w/o a brake/suppressor that can fit in a standard pelican/skb/storm case safely with a standard LOP stock?
    28”?
    30”?
    Any guidance on this is helpful.
    Thanks
     
  13. Steve Shelp

    Steve Shelp Well-Known Member

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    Down Under Hunter,
    My Starlight only measures 52" inside. I remove the muzzle brake on my rifle and it fits snuggly. But you taking a few more inches longer.

    Just a thought.... any reson why you can not have the barrel unscrewed from the action here in the US then put it into a regular sized case for shipping? Or possibly leave the barreled action together and simply remove the stock? Then yourself or a local gunsmith can reassemble once it gets into your possession?

    Don't know if there are laws or whatever preventing the barrel removal, but it's an option. If the barrel can't be removed then remove the stock and buy a double gun case. And then you can basically select about any case you want for lightest weight and sturdiest construction for the trip.

    Steve