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x2delight
02-22-2006, 11:10 PM
i need to buy a gun case soon. Now iam not a big fan of the fabric kind.. iam more of the hard case kind. any ideas on how long of a case should i get? i got a 20" setup being put together soon. iam wondering where to buy it also

thanks

soopafly
02-22-2006, 11:22 PM
I have an SKB double rifle case that has the wheels on one end and carry handle on the other end so you can wheel it around like those airline suitcases. I love it. It is similar to this:
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat20712&id=0037549227936a&navCount=1&podId=0037549&parentId=cat20772&navAction=push&catalogCode=IG&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20772&hasJS=true

Cabelas also carries pelican cases:
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/pod/horizontal-pod.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/pod-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat20712&rid=&indexId=cat20772&navAction=push&navCount=6&parentType=index&parentId=cat20772&id=0028423

Jon
02-22-2006, 11:52 PM
Take a look:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=27602

socalguns
02-22-2006, 11:54 PM
I like Doskosport 10588 double scoped rifle
cases that go on sale for $20 at big5

bobfried
02-23-2006, 1:08 AM
I like Doskosport 10588 double scoped rifle
cases that go on sale for $20 at big5

I second that, the Dokos are built tough and hold just about everything you can throw at it. The best part are the fact that they have an incredibly low profile and rounded corners to facilitate storage. Using 3 Dokos I can hold the exact same amount of rifles than my other rifle case yet they will fit in places that I would otherwise only be able to put two rifle cases.

As far as cloth bags, I have one because it is darn convienent and uber-tactical :D . I use a Tac-Force case, they're made really nicely, on par with the expensive Blackhawk cases but heck of a lot cheaper.

grammaton76
02-23-2006, 2:12 AM
For the price, you can't beat:

http://www.cdnninvestments.com/tz53dosiriir.html

I ordered one - it's 53" long, so it just barely fits in the back of my Pathfinder. It safely stores three rifles on one side (SU-16 and two AR's), and has enough room to fit all of my handguns on the other side. The one real drawback to this case is that the hinges are a little bit on the flimsy side, but the big advantage is that it's only $99!

ocabj
02-23-2006, 6:51 AM
Or you can go the unconventional route:

http://www.quarterbore.com/ar15m16/toolbox.html

podobo
02-23-2006, 8:36 AM
I have and like the Pelican 1710, expensive but worth the protection and they have wheels and lock.

mike452
02-23-2006, 9:33 AM
You need something that can handle future purchases. ;)
How about this one from gun-cases.net:
http://www.gun-cases.net/131_3171-M16-5-Pack.jpg

Or this from secureit-usa.com:
http://www.secureit-usa.com/images/guncase-m16.jpg

For those that got more than a few:
http://www.secureit-usa.com/images/weapon-cab4md.jpg

stevie
02-23-2006, 10:15 AM
Dang

I just use a plain Eagle discreet soft case.

maxicon
02-23-2006, 10:45 AM
I have a couple of the Big 5 Doskocil cases, and they're OK, but they're definitely $20 rifle cases. I use them for range trips sometimes. Two things I don't like about them:

- Heavy rifles, like Mausers, shift around inside them. I put my rifles in silicone socks first so they don't scuff against each other.

- The handles always pinch me if I'm not careful. There's a gap on the bottom of the handle that closes as you pick it up, and will give you an annoying bite.

I also have one of the Starlight wheeled double cases, and it's an excellent piece of gear, but very big and bulky. Great for flying or shipping, but a bit much for a trip to the range.

In general, I prefer soft cases. I have a couple of Ace deluxe cases from the gun show that run about $40, and are good for storage and local transport, but my favorite is an Eagle RC-4108. It's about twice as much as the Ace cases, but is much better made, with great padding, at the expense of a bit more bulk.

Ace:
http://www.acecase.com/assault.htm

Eagle cases:
http://www.wiskur.com/eaglecases.html

max

sv_sniper
02-23-2006, 10:58 AM
For hard cases, it depends on your requirements.

If you just need to bring your ARs to range, the $20 case in Big5 is enough.

If you need to bring your ARs while traveling, better get airline-approved cases with wheels.

If you need it to last forever, go for Pelican or Starlight (Starlite?). USGI uses them. These manufacturers have specific cases for AR weapons.:)