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baltik
04-12-2012, 1:37 PM
Obviously need to be able to lock it securely - was looking at the Plano 1502 - but looks like it needs 4 locks to secure... Ideally looking for a single secure lock point...

wjc
04-12-2012, 4:48 PM
What are you planning on putting in it? AR? AK? Bolt gun?

baltik
04-12-2012, 5:07 PM
1 AR with scope, room for my springfield xd is a bonus

RazzB7
04-12-2012, 5:10 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=516482

I really like these, very heavy duty (I think I could park a car on it)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/317JPXVJ0SL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

gotshotgun?
04-12-2012, 5:12 PM
Don't store guns in foam hard cases. It presses moisture close to the gun and promotes rust. Forget the tacticool Pelican hard cases. They are only good for transporting hardware through "rocky" conditions.

baltik
04-12-2012, 6:32 PM
what do you suggest? I do think foam case usage is extremely widespread which indicates that rust issues are mild if any.

Merc1138
04-12-2012, 6:39 PM
Yup, only a mild issue
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=350747
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=196074

You can find plenty more instances of rusted guns from foam cases just by searching google. We won't be able to stop you, but if you want to risk having your guns rust then go ahead.

NeilM
04-12-2012, 6:50 PM
so which hard-case would you guys recommend for a 45" bolt rifle? Something under $175.

If no foam, then what would protect the rifle inside?

baltik
04-12-2012, 6:58 PM
Valid points on the foam, would dessicant solve the issue- much more absorbent than hard foam and traps the moisture..

Rock6.3
04-12-2012, 7:33 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=516482

I really like these, very heavy duty (I think I could park a car on it)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/317JPXVJ0SL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Out of stock.

taloft
04-12-2012, 8:19 PM
Valid points on the foam, would dessicant solve the issue- much more absorbent than hard foam and traps the moisture..Even a cheap Stack-On 8 gun cabinet is a better solution than a locking foam case. They can be had for less than a hundred dollars. Plus, a Plano Protector Pro-Max Pillared Gun Case for $50.00 and a set of matching pad locks to secure it for transport would come to just under $165.00 from your local walmart. Their website will ship it free to your local store.

If you just have to use a hard case for storage, maybe put the rifle in a silicone impregnated gun sock prior to putting it in the case?

strongpoint
04-12-2012, 9:24 PM
Don't store guns in foam hard cases. It presses moisture close to the gun and promotes rust.

it's true: you DO learn something new every day. thanks, one and all, for the warning.

TNP'R
04-12-2012, 9:34 PM
Lol you guys.Lets just say I was forced to keep my guns in hard cases outside in a shed for 2 months, didn't rust. So while it could be plausible that a gun could rust inside someones home because its in a hard case its still unlikely. And you guys are off base anyway, the real reason you shouldn't store them in hard cases in you're home is because if someone breaks in they can just carry them out.

Black_Talon
04-13-2012, 5:08 PM
How about this one? (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=8399665#post8399665)

11011500a
04-13-2012, 5:20 PM
http://big5sportinggoods.shoplocal.com/big5/Default.aspx?action=browsepagedetail&storeid=2503823&rapid=1570693&listingid=-2075295262&pretailerid=-98565

Ding126
04-13-2012, 6:10 PM
Only use foam lines cases for transportation...not for storage. ( or any case actually )

I learned that lesson long ago..luckily it was a 10/22..which forced me to do a bull barrel mod.