What rifle case do you use?

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UL1700
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What rifle case do you use?

#1 Postby UL1700 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:05 pm

Getting fed up with my F TR rifle getting knocked around in the car and with no way to transport it unconcealed I went on the hunt for a case. Fully prepared to spend top dollar on a Peli Case I found that they simply are not big enough. I eventually found this and with a 1305mm internal dimension it just fits. At half the price of a Peli I'm pretty happy with the result...

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Re: What rifle case do you use?

#2 Postby lonerider43 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:09 pm

what length is your barrel ?
my rifle from butt to muzzle is 54"
i havent found a case long enough for it.
i might have to spend the time and make one.
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Re: What rifle case do you use?

#3 Postby UL1700 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:09 pm

I run a 29 inch barrel, any longer and I would have no chance or making F TR weight. Total rifle length is 1300mm as I have a relatively long LOP.

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Re: What rifle case do you use?

#4 Postby Tim L » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:55 pm

Plano do a wheeled lockable, Lighter and cheaper than Pelican. Side by side I'd question any difference in quality.

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Where does that one come from James, and for how much?

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Re: What rifle case do you use?

#5 Postby UL1700 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:50 am

Plano Cases look good, I hadn't found them. Mine is a Predator case, they are readily available but I found it on eBay for $260 with a discount code.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Predator-Do ... 2749.l2649

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Re: What rifle case do you use?

#6 Postby disb » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:40 pm

Same case as you except mines secondhand from the gunsmith, he got it from a gun shop up the rd here in the west.
Not the best pic but all I have on me. Only just fits.

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Re: What rifle case do you use?

#7 Postby chicko » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:58 pm

How are the predator cases holding up? Looking at getting one very soon.

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Re: What rifle case do you use?

#8 Postby UL1700 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:03 pm

chicko wrote:How are the predator cases holding up? Looking at getting one very soon.


Weekly use with no issues takes the knocks of regular use basically without marking. The only thing I wish I had known about is the Plasticoat tip for foam inserts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhTB1HHmzGI not that I have tried it but my inserts are suffering and need some reinforcement.

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Re: What rifle case do you use?

#9 Postby Trevor Rhodes » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:53 pm

I have a John Eland box that holds 2 rifles for sale $250

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Re: What rifle case do you use?

#10 Postby chicko » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:28 pm

Thanks ul1700. Will try the plasticoat or something to glue the prick n pluck together. A new solid foam insert would be the way to go in the long run by the looks of it.

Trevor, I have not seen a John Eland box. Is it custom made and what is the internal length?

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Re: What rifle case do you use?

#11 Postby Trevor Rhodes » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:32 pm

John Eland from a club here in Vic made thousands until he retired then sold out and this one was his very last one. Inside measurements are 1430 x 230 x 230 solid, strong and fairly light.


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