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Old 10-21-2007, 2:10 PM
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The fires in Malibu got me thinking. If I had to leave my house in a short time, I would have to grab all my rifles and pistols out of the safe and load them into my truck designated for emergencies.

The only way I can now accomplish this is by rolling them in towels and putting them in the car. So I'm looking for a gun rack or case that can hold maybe 5-10 rifles separated by foam (I guess) that is also rollable and something I can load very quickly. The idea is to have maybe 3 or 4 of these and just load them up with guns in an emergency and quickly load them in to the car.

Any ideas who makes something like this ?
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Old 10-21-2007, 2:21 PM
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with that many rifles, I would think you would be better off with towels/blankets. Cases are bulky and heavy.

That being said...
http://www.militarycases.com/Specifi...um=472-M-16-12
Don't know how well it would work for a random assortment of rifles other than ARs, but there it is.
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Something like this but not limited to a single type of rifle and not as expensive





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Old 10-21-2007, 2:26 PM
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with that many rifles, I would think you would be better off with towels/blankets. Cases are bulky and heavy.

That being said...
http://www.militarycases.com/Specifi...um=472-M-16-12
Don't know how well it would work for a random assortment of rifles other than ARs, but there it is.

Yup something like that ... just not sure if my 24" barrel AR would fit into one of those.
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I just bought a Pelican case like this for my Magazines.

It holds 10 30 round AR mags, 10 HK91 Mags and 10 FN FAL Mags.

Very pleased with it.

OH and I only paid 20.00 plus shipping.

I take it you would like something the rack in the safe ? I have seen racks like this but on steerable wheels on one end for sale at the Big Reno Gun show.
In the large room close to the large door where the back loading ramp is.




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[QUOTE=rkt88edmo;801264]with that many rifles, I would think you would be better off with towels/blankets. Cases are bulky and heavy.

That being said...
http://www.militarycases.com/Specifi...um=472-M-16-12
Don't know how well it would work for a random assortment of rifles other than ARs, but there it is.[/QUOTE

they dont quote prices on their cases?
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I've only seen pelican quote prices. The other ones I have seen seem to do government contracts and you need to email them. But the fact that they say we accept government and DOD credit cards tells me they wouldn't be interested in talking to me.

SemiAutoSam ... yes Something like that would work except for the fact that it would be hard to roll that rack into the truck because of its size and dimensions and strange shape.
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whats your budget look like?
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whats your budget look like?
$300-400
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my great idea is that you can make something custom for WAY cheaper than you will pay for a commercial product. something you buy may be lighter than if you had made one out fo say 1/2" plywood but then again you get to customize your own case.

just my $0.02
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How about if you build something wooden to lean the rifles on & mount it to a Metro shelf with wheels? You can have another shelf that you can put a foam block with slots cut out for handguns.

It'll be the ugliest thing on the block but it's mobile & will serve it's purpose.


Edit! Get a pick up truck for this set up. Roll in & roll out.
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I have a very large SKB case that could probably hold 6-12 rifles depending on size and scoped or not. It does come with wheels. I use it to transport my AR50 without having to break it down! But, for your purposes, I'd go with towels. Cases are bulky and harder to efficiently pack into a vehicle. If you live in an area like Malibu, you may have less than 5 minutes to evacuate. Your gun collection should be divided into categories and of importance so that you can take the irreplacable family herlooms and one or two personal protection guns first. Then, any registered AWs &50BMGs. Third should be your compition and or favorite guns. Next, divide the remaining guns into managable groups based on replacement value.

The biggest thing to remember is to just GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN! The last thing that fire/rescue crews should be doing is rescueing someone who had to get a few last things from his/her home! For 8 years, I lived in a secluded canyon in the hills outside of Malibu and when the fire dept. would do their fire safety check, they always made it clear that in the event of fire, they would not come into our canyon and we'd be on our own. So, I've had plenty of time and reason to figure out what to take, how to pack it and how to best protect what I leave behind.
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my great idea is that you can make something custom for WAY cheaper than you will pay for a commercial product. something you buy may be lighter than if you had made one out fo say 1/2" plywood but then again you get to customize your own case.

just my $0.02
i thought about making my own but it wouldn't be water proof nor dust proof if I made it out of wood. But then again, I don't want to shell out $900 per case.
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if you want to make it waterproof and durable then make it, coat it, then use some roll on bedliner on it. as far as dustproof you can use some of that gasket stuff for the window/ door area of a car / truck. not 100% but good enough to evac with.

or you can get the outer box of it made of aluminum. make the cuts yourself and then have someone tig weld it.

once again, this is just my $0.02
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I have an ANVIL style case that has two wheels on the bottom and a pull out handle it would probably hold 4-5 rifles.

Ill measure it and take some pics if you like.

The lid hinges open with at least 2-4 cam lock type catches.

I will go attempt a Picture of it asap.

the Nickle Metal Hydride batteries dont seem to hold a charge very long so I have a set of 4 in the charger at all times.

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anyone know where i can get some of that foam padding,the kind in this pic

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Here it is. If you want it its yours for the price of UPS Ground.

Its about 32" tall by 16" deep by 19" wide.

There are a few rusty spots but I have a feeling it would clean up with a good scrubing.

I realise its not really pretty enough to sell thats why Its yours if you want it.










Holy cow ... was that burried under ground.
Thanks for the offer but it would be a pain in the arse to get the rust off. Also, it doesn't seem to be long enough. So go ahead and stuff you stash back in there
Appreciate the offer though !

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anyone know where i can get some of that foam padding,the kind in this pic

Believe it or not, your local foam shop will be able to help you! Check your yellow pages. If you can't find a foam shop, your local craft or fabric store might be able to help you.
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Save some grief;

Get a truck box.....long rectangular one, mount it to a trailer hitch; in a Bug out, mount the truck box, walk the guns out to the box in towls and place 'em in...and hit the road.

Truck box= $200
Trailer mount from cabellas=$50 maybe.

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hahaha i was going to say the same thing, was trying to pfind a good pic of one.

also, 2 of these may do the trick, and they are under30 bucks at walmart

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perhaps you can do that in an emergency... besides your guns will only be there temporarly
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hahaha i was going to say the same thing, was trying to pfind a good pic of one.

also, 2 of these may do the trick, and they are under30 bucks at walmart

hmmm that one doesn't look too bad ... I may give that a try ... thanks
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