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#6086718 - 12/16/15 03:21 AM Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull
Mook Offline
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Looking at getting one for a custom rifle I'm having built - which one do you guys like better or have had better experiences with?

I would imagine pluck and pull is easier but cutout more form fitting....

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#6087667 - 12/16/15 01:25 PM Re: Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull [Re: Mook]
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Use an electric knife for the cut out
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#6087863 - 12/16/15 03:06 PM Re: Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull [Re: Mook]
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I like a custom cut out case better. But I think the only real difference is appearance. I'm sure the pluck and pull will protect your rifle as well as the other. Pelican's are tough as heck.

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#6087875 - 12/16/15 03:16 PM Re: Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull [Re: Mook]
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personal preference. whichever you like better, go with it. There will be no difference in protection value. as mentioned above, pelican cases are top notch protection wise.

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#6087889 - 12/16/15 03:24 PM Re: Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull [Re: Mook]
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I've abused the $200 Pelican double rifle case for several years. Dust, rain, ice, snow, I'd let someone throw it off the roof with one of my custom rifles inside. $3500 worth of rifle, and scope inside, $200 is cheap insurance.

The pluck foam will come out in places you don't want it to. I've got friends that have it and it looks like it would drove me nuts. No way would I trust it like a Pelican with cut yourself foam. I just used razor blades, but I bet the electric fish knife would work.
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#6087897 - 12/16/15 03:28 PM Re: Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull [Re: Mook]
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you can also buy cheap spare foam online and cut it out too. I bought an extra set of foam and cut it out to fit a different shotgun in one of my cases.

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#6088066 - 12/16/15 05:05 PM Re: Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull [Re: Mook]
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I used an electric filet knife and it was easy, but make sure they blade stays square while cutting. Mine had a tendency to bend to the inside of the cut making it a very tight fit. It's also hard to go back and make small corrections. I think either the pluck or cut foam will do the same job
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#6088254 - 12/16/15 06:55 PM Re: Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull [Re: Mook]
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Some range bags fit into the case so you can use any gun

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#6105478 - 12/28/15 01:54 AM Re: Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull [Re: Mook]
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Pluck and pull sucks.

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#6106691 - 12/28/15 05:36 PM Re: Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull [Re: Mook]
Buckmarkhunter Offline
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I have a rifle that came with a pelican that was cut out. It is awesome, I know they are expensive but a little peace of mind is worth it to me. My brother in law used an electric filet knife on his and it worked great. Just don't rush it. Good luck.

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#6107024 - 12/28/15 08:03 PM Re: Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull [Re: Mook]
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Any idea where you can get replacement foam?

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#6107522 - 12/29/15 12:37 AM Re: Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull [Re: Mook]
mcclelland Offline
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I bought this http://www.amazon.com/Plano-Double-Scope...oped+rifle+case

I used duct tape to mark off the areas that are thicker than others and plucked/cut 1/2 the foam depth and don't have any issues with closing. For the price....love it! Now I can take my AR and my 30-06 everywhere in one case.

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#6107523 - 12/29/15 12:37 AM Re: Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull [Re: Texican]
mcclelland Offline
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I have called Plano and talked to a rep that was able to help and applied a discount to boot.

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#6112408 - 12/31/15 08:35 PM Re: Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull [Re: Mook]
BJ Duplechain Offline
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I've got the Pelican and also used the filet knife to cut the foam. Man, its built like a tank and water/dust/dirt proof. I love it.

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#6113267 - 01/01/16 01:15 PM Re: Pelican Rifle Cases - Cutout vs. Pluck & Pull [Re: Mook]
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"hot knife"?
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