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Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. #14590054 02/20/20
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Looking to buy either single or double hard sided rifle cases. Need to fit 26" barrel rifles (inside length 50" + or so?). Room for larger scopes especially in a double rifle case.

Don't want to spend a whole lot of money. Maybe a Pelican clone? Harbour Freight Apache maybe?

Any ideas for a lighter weight case that is sturdy and not expensive?

Thanks


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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Sakoluvr] #14597801 02/23/20
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I have gone to all hard cases for rifle transport. It depends on what level of protection you're looking for. Are you looking for airline compatible or just back-of-the-pickup truck compatible? I've got a couple of the latter that were not particularly expense, probably less than $50 each, which have given me good service for years. There are a number of options. An airline rated one, however, is a totally different level of protection and cost. The main thing that I look for are the latches. They should be positive and durable. When not in use, I leave them open to insure no moisture is trapped.

Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Sakoluvr] #14597834 02/23/20
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I'm a fan of SKB cases.
I like the egg crate foam, I can fit anything that fits as opposed to cutting foam and it's fit to that specific gun/scope.

Another alternative I like the concept of is an empty hard case and place a soft sided case placed inside.

Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Sakoluvr] #14598412 02/23/20
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I bought a Cabela's Armor Xtreme single rifle case about 5 years ago. Got it on sale for $75 w/free shipping. Bomb-proof case with the best steel draw latches I have ever seen on a gun case. Now it's priced at about $125. I think that before paying that price, I'd give the nod to Pelican, since Bass Pro will no longer honor Cabelas' lifetime warranties.


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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Sakoluvr] #14598638 02/23/20
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I have all hard cases. I have aluminum cases.

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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Sakoluvr] #14599265 02/23/20
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Thanks all. I have two SKB single rifle cases that I bought over 10 years ago and really like them.

I checked on those again and see them for 149.00 each now! Whoa!

After a little digging I found them at Sierra Trading Post for 99.00 and free shipping. Decided to get a couple more. Not cheap but very good cases.


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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Sakoluvr] #14599426 02/23/20
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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Sakoluvr] #14600176 02/23/20
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I have flown several times around the world with my pelican but for general use I think I would look hard at harbor freight Apache line their 1/3 to 1/2 Price


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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Sakoluvr] #14600191 02/23/20
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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Sakoluvr] #14600741 02/24/20
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Originally Posted by Sakoluvr
Looking to buy either single or double hard sided rifle cases. Need to fit 26" barrel rifles (inside length 50" + or so?). Room for larger scopes especially in a double rifle case.

Don't want to spend a whole lot of money. Maybe a Pelican clone? Harbour Freight Apache maybe?

Any ideas for a lighter weight case that is sturdy and not expensive?

Thanks


I've earned over 3,000,000 air miles since college 37 years ago, a predominant percentage with a rifle along. My career revolved around construction and engineering. By choice, I started in oil and gas in the North Sea. A huge contingent there of Norwegians, Scots, Canadians, etc. etc. are hunters...and serious world hunters due to the big $$ earned in the industry. I was quickly turned on to survey cases for gear transport and have never looked back...and...have never had an issue. I have old school Zeiss, Leitz, Topcon....but, the modern standard is Seco:

[Linked Image from i.ebayimg.com]

You can find them for the $300 range and NOTHING works better...


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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: ringworm] #14601140 02/24/20
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Originally Posted by ringworm
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X2 !!

Not the lightest. Not the cheapest. But HELL for stout !!!!!


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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Journeyman] #14601305 02/24/20
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Originally Posted by Journeyman
Originally Posted by Sakoluvr
Looking to buy either single or double hard sided rifle cases. Need to fit 26" barrel rifles (inside length 50" + or so?). Room for larger scopes especially in a double rifle case.

Don't want to spend a whole lot of money. Maybe a Pelican clone? Harbour Freight Apache maybe?

Any ideas for a lighter weight case that is sturdy and not expensive?

Thanks


I've earned over 3,000,000 air miles since college 37 years ago, a predominant percentage with a rifle along. My career revolved around construction and engineering. By choice, I started in oil and gas in the North Sea. A huge contingent there of Norwegians, Scots, Canadians, etc. etc. are hunters...and serious world hunters due to the big $$ earned in the industry. I was quickly turned on to survey cases for gear transport and have never looked back...and...have never had an issue. I have old school Zeiss, Leitz, Topcon....but, the modern standard is Seco:

[Linked Image from i.ebayimg.com]

You can find them for the $300 range and NOTHING works better...

Yeah I have a Tuffpak and wouldn't have anything else for airline travel.


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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Journeyman] #14601375 02/24/20
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Originally Posted by Journeyman
Originally Posted by Sakoluvr
Looking to buy either single or double hard sided rifle cases. Need to fit 26" barrel rifles (inside length 50" + or so?). Room for larger scopes especially in a double rifle case.

Don't want to spend a whole lot of money. Maybe a Pelican clone? Harbour Freight Apache maybe?

Any ideas for a lighter weight case that is sturdy and not expensive?

Thanks


I've earned over 3,000,000 air miles since college 37 years ago, a predominant percentage with a rifle along. My career revolved around construction and engineering. By choice, I started in oil and gas in the North Sea. A huge contingent there of Norwegians, Scots, Canadians, etc. etc. are hunters...and serious world hunters due to the big $$ earned in the industry. I was quickly turned on to survey cases for gear transport and have never looked back...and...have never had an issue. I have old school Zeiss, Leitz, Topcon....but, the modern standard is Seco:

[Linked Image from i.ebayimg.com]

You can find them for the $300 range and NOTHING works better...


Where can you find these? Link please?

Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Yoder409] #14601596 02/24/20
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Originally Posted by Yoder409
Originally Posted by ringworm
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X2 !!

Not the lightest. Not the cheapest. But HELL for stout !!!!!

X3


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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: 4winds] #14602096 02/24/20
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Originally Posted by 4winds
Originally Posted by Journeyman
Originally Posted by Sakoluvr
Looking to buy either single or double hard sided rifle cases. Need to fit 26" barrel rifles (inside length 50" + or so?). Room for larger scopes especially in a double rifle case.

Don't want to spend a whole lot of money. Maybe a Pelican clone? Harbour Freight Apache maybe?

Any ideas for a lighter weight case that is sturdy and not expensive?

Thanks


I've earned over 3,000,000 air miles since college 37 years ago, a predominant percentage with a rifle along. My career revolved around construction and engineering. By choice, I started in oil and gas in the North Sea. A huge contingent there of Norwegians, Scots, Canadians, etc. etc. are hunters...and serious world hunters due to the big $$ earned in the industry. I was quickly turned on to survey cases for gear transport and have never looked back...and...have never had an issue. I have old school Zeiss, Leitz, Topcon....but, the modern standard is Seco:

[Linked Image from i.ebayimg.com]

You can find them for the $300 range and NOTHING works better...


Where can you find these? Link please?

https://nalpak.com/brands/Tuffpak.h...utm_term=Tuffpak&utm_content=Tuffpak

I've got the one with wheels. One advantage is that most people assume it is for your golf bag and have no idea you are carrying guns although once in Buenos Aires they flagged us through customs and we ended up out on the street and had to go back in to check our rifles in with the police.

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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Sakoluvr] #14602454 02/24/20
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Tuffpak makes a great travel case for guns, no doubt. I used to own one, and sold it because of the hassle of having to unpack everything at TSA, Customs, etc., just to get to the rifle or rifles. The sack that you can buy was of some help, but if you have clothing and other gear packed around your rifle, it is still a pain to load and unload.


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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Sakoluvr] #14602467 02/24/20
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You would have a hard time finding a better case than the Harbor Freight units for any money. They are very stout, have good latches, priced right, and are very spacious inside.... there are some surprising deals at Harbor Freight if you shop carefully...

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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Sakoluvr] #14602479 02/24/20
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Skimping on a hard case for airline travel is a fool’s errand. Pony up the $200+ and buy Pelican case. HF is fine for tools that you might only use a few times, but if I am protecting my rifles and the $$ spent on a hunting trip, I am buying the best I can find. To each his own.

Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: Bighorn] #14602525 02/24/20
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Originally Posted by Bighorn
Tuffpak makes a great travel case for guns, no doubt. I used to own one, and sold it because of the hassle of having to unpack everything at TSA, Customs, etc., just to get to the rifle or rifles. The sack that you can buy was of some help, but if you have clothing and other gear packed around your rifle, it is still a pain to load and unload.


Not to mention it is grossly overpriced and if the lock breaks, you're SOL.


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Re: Hard sided rifle case; need suggestions. [Re: JeffyD] #14602778 02/24/20
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Originally Posted by JeffyD
I bought a Cabela's Armor Xtreme single rifle case about 5 years ago. Got it on sale for $75 w/free shipping. Bomb-proof case with the best steel draw latches I have ever seen on a gun case. Now it's priced at about $125. I think that before paying that price, I'd give the nod to Pelican, since Bass Pro will no longer honor Cabelas' lifetime warranties.


Ditto on the Cabela's case. I believe they are made by Boyt.

https://boytharness.com/product/h52sg-single-long-gun-case/


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