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Old October 14th, 2021, 10:05 AM #21
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The Harbor Freight Pelican knock-offs are actually pretty good. I have one of these and one Pelican...they both work great.
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Old October 14th, 2021, 04:26 PM #22
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The Harbor Freight Pelican knock-offs are actually pretty good. I have one of these and one Pelican...they both work great.

I second this. I have harbor freight one as well, i plucked the foam for my needs then sprayed it with plastikote to hold it all together. The only thing that worry me about the harbor freight ones would be extreme cold, the plastic COULD become brittle.
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Old October 14th, 2021, 05:03 PM #23
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I am looking at buying a new case and would like your thoughts. I have a CZ457 Varmint and a Ruger 10/22 that are currently being carried in cheap soft cases. I am worried they might get damaged from sliding around or banging into something. I feel like a double hard case might be the way to go. Are the Pelican cases worth the money? Are the Eylar cases comparable to the Pelican cases? Should I keep them in separate single gun cases? I would like some help figuring this all out... Also, is the foam in these cases good or do I need to replace with better stuff? Should I custom cut for the gun? Thoughts....
Pelicans are definitely worth the money as are a number of brands. Double or single would be based on preference. If you get a single, just get additional foam inserts to cut to fit whatever rifles you plan on using it for. I have a double case and it is indeed heavy. But I have a few different inserts cut to go with different rifle pairs that I frequently shoot together. For me the weight is a secondary consideration relative to hauling multiple cases when transporting/at the range. I also have a single case and a number of soft cases, but these get a bit less use for my purposes.
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We use Pelican cases in a variety of sizes to move heavy expensive equipment from work to in the field. From commercial shippers to airplane baggage, the amount of abuse they have taken and held up is amazing.
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I have something similar and have carried two scoped precision rifles in there with no problem. Hard cases are nice but they're heavy.
I have a Pelican case with the foam cut out for a specific rifle and have never taken it to the range, it's heavy as sh*t. (The case)

I made this mistake too. I got a real nice hard case, then purchased 2” kaizen foam. I spend a lot of time carefully cutting out the pattern of the rifle, scope and accessories. I may have used it once and then purchased soft cases for my shooters. Those soft cases are great because they have pockets for the gun specific accessories I may need like bipod, tools and other crap. The gun goes into the safe when I get home and all of those accessories just stay in the bag for that gun.
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IMHO, the good Pelicans (1750s) utility is when flying with rifles wether it be commercial airlines or bush planes. They are a little bit of overkill for going to your buddies house to shoot in his backyard or to an actual range.

I'm not worried about me handling my cased rifles, it's other people that may handle them when you travel that worries me and that is where the added protection of a good Pelican comes into play.
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IMHO, the good Pelicans (1750s) utility is when flying with rifles wether it be commercial airlines or bush planes. They are a little bit of overkill for going to your buddies house to shoot in his backyard or to an actual range.

I'm not worried about me handling my cased rifles, it's other people that may handle them when you travel that worries me and that is where the added protection of a good Pelican comes into play.
I think Trepang hit the nail on the head. Use the hard case for travel and when others are handling you firearms, and software for going to the range.
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I've had good luck with Plano cases. The best prices on them I've found on B&H Photo.

36 in - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...rifle_and.html

42 in- https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...rifle_and.html

52 in with wheels - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...le_scoped.html

This is a "pick and pluck" style case that I use for one of my SPR builds (The 36 in model). It's not as heavy nor expensive as a pelican, and likely not as water proof, but it's plenty durable for me and I'd feel comfortable flying with it.
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Dang. 200 bucks buys a lot at Savior. Thanks for the link.
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I've got two Plano cases, for long guns.
No issue with either, came with plucking form for ~$100.
For as much as I use them, local transportation, they fit the bill.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B7SB486...lig_dp_it&th=1
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