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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by SteveD » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:07 am

SKB is pretty good.

I got a Pelican 1750. Would not have bought one just to get the wheels but they are great!

Bought a second one for the new HP rifle. :D

Now I just need some stickers for it so that I can tell them apart and not take the Smallbore rifle to a HP match. LOL
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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by Snake » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:59 pm

I have a two scoped rifle Pelican case...had it for years. I love it...especially when traveling by air to the Sportsman's Challenge...I watch the baggage cart dump my case on the tarmac an the following cart ran over it!!!!! Not a scratch and no injury to the contents...none! It even has a pressure valve to regulate the internal pressure when flying. OpticPlanet has them from 199 to 300 depending on size with free shipping. Remember a $10 rifle gets a $10 case. Browning occasionally has a knock off for a few sheckles less...if you can find one.........and its sealed against water.. like rain

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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by Taps » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:26 pm

Pelican 1750. Best protection against airline baggage handlers there is.
Also, you can fit 2 scoped rifles or 3 lever guns in the one case.
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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by curmudgeon » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:10 pm

DavidABQ wrote:What is the preferred case among my fellow silhouette shooters here?
I bought a double rifle, pelican knock-off to transport my daughter's CZ and my Sako - I don't think they both would have fit if her scope had target turrets too. It's heavy, so heavy that I won't use it for day trips. If I were doing it over, I would go with 2 singles. As it is, I bought a single for the CZ so she could travel with it.

A friend has the Plano Airglide - is great for day trips - I don't think I would trust it to survive the airline gorillas

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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by pbansen » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:13 pm

DavidABQ wrote:What is the preferred case among my fellow silhouette shooters here?

Hard sided cases? Aluminum or polymer construction? Any particular favorite brands or models?
I recently bought an SKB i4909 hard-sided (polymer) case. Very impressed with it - super sturdy, great latches and the foam tapers so that it is thicker on the barrel end of the case so the rifle will be gripped more tightly and avoid shifting in transit. 49" long interior, reinforced padlock eyes and a lifetime warranty. Just over $100 from Amazon.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DJQ10KQ

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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by Doodaddy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:43 pm

I've had the Pelican IM3300. A tank of a case. I recently got one of the below. A fraction of the price and a solid choice.

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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by xpilot » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:57 pm

Plano makes some good stuff.........

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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by Taps » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:25 pm

Yeah, if you stick with the U.S made items, the Chinese made Plano stuff can be a bit ordinary.
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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by dustinflint » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:31 pm

I heard a rumor this weekend that TSA has changed the max permissible size to make most every full-length case illegal to put on an airplane. I don't know if it's true or any of the specifics But it might be worth checking out before you buy a new case if you plan to fly with it.

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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by DavidABQ » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:21 am

That will suck if it turns out to be true.

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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by shooterer » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:22 am

I went with the Plano Field Locker. It looked pricy at first, but at $100 it was a cheap way to protect a $500 Leupold and $500 CZ. and at 47" long it fits nicely in my trunk.

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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by Jason » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:39 am

dustinflint wrote:I heard a rumor this weekend that TSA has changed the max permissible size to make most every full-length case illegal to put on an airplane. I don't know if it's true or any of the specifics But it might be worth checking out before you buy a new case if you plan to fly with it.

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It would be great if you could find any links with more info on that, Dustin. The only recent change that I know of relates to electronics larger than smartphones coming from countries with heightened security concerns.

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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by dustinflint » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:04 am

Jason wrote:It would be great if you could find any links with more info on that, Dustin. The only recent change that I know of relates to electronics larger than smartphones coming from countries with heightened security concerns.
I have no additional info and no idea whether it's true or not. Just heard a rumor from one of our shooters at a club match. He's a pretty good source but that's all I know.

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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by BCloninger » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:53 pm

Most of the information on checked baggage dimensions is published by the individual airlines, typically 62", while the TSA seems concerned with other details.

https://www.tsa.gov/travel/transporting ... ammunition
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Re: Considering a new gun case

Post by Another Dang 9 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:54 pm

Isn't there also a two gun limit and 50 rounds per gun max allowance. Puts cowboy off the list if its a 3 gun match.
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