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#7053562 - 01/26/18 07:56 AM Need a gun case
Dalep Offline
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Finally breaking down and need to buy a case to fly with. Main gun I'll be flying with (3 times this year) is a Remington 700 stainless 30-06 with a vortex 6-18 scope. Not a small size package. Looking at purchasing a Pelican 1750. Only concern is it may not fit two rifles and may be extra large/heavy for no reason.

Any one have similar set up? Can I get away with smaller case? Big question, recommendations on where to buy for good prices? No local dealers to try them out here. I tried to get local shop to order and he said pelican wouldn't cut him any kind of deals when tried to order large amount and would be cheaper to order online without tax and all.

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#7053585 - 01/26/18 08:18 AM Re: Need a gun case [Re: Dalep]
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Thatís a great brand.
As for the size, might as well get the largest one. Theyíre about the same pain to mess with small or large, and the traveling hunter can always make use of the extra room. The wheels are a lifesaver no matter the size. You just use them like a dolly for all the rest of your gear.
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#7053649 - 01/26/18 08:42 AM Re: Need a gun case [Re: Dalep]
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A buddy of mine is selling his new Pelican cases that he never used. One is a 1750 model. If you are interested, PM me, and I'll put you in contact.
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#7053650 - 01/26/18 08:42 AM Re: Need a gun case [Re: Dalep]
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You can get a Plano all weather tactical (their version of pelican) on Amazon for less than $70. I got one for my AR. It will easily fit 2 bolt actions. It was the pluckable foam, but I used a knife to get a better shape cutout. Iíd say itís 80% as strong as a pelican which is still plenty strong for flying.
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#7053651 - 01/26/18 08:42 AM Re: Need a gun case [Re: Dalep]
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#7053687 - 01/26/18 09:02 AM Re: Need a gun case [Re: Dalep]
Brandon S. Offline
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The 1750 Pelican is great. I have had one for years. It will fit 2 rifles but they are cozy.

Midway has them on sale. Shipping appears to be in the $25 range.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/630738/pelican-1750-scoped-rifle-case-with-wheels-53-polymer

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#7053712 - 01/26/18 09:15 AM Re: Need a gun case [Re: Dalep]
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I tried the plano at dicks and they seem fine but like you said, 80% of the quality. Id rather spend the $200 one time and be done. My 30-06 is my main gun so likely be only case I ever buy.

I'll check midway thanks!

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#7053745 - 01/26/18 09:29 AM Re: Need a gun case [Re: Dalep]
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Pelican 1750 won't hold two of my rifles, with the vertical grip stocks, and large scope. Friend of mine bought a Pelican single rifle case, and it does still hold a rifle of the same type.

I would only fly with a Pelican rifle case, no two ways about it. $5k worth of rifle, base, rings and scope, what's $200 in insurance?
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#7053803 - 01/26/18 10:16 AM Re: Need a gun case [Re: Dalep]
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I've used the Americase 4 times now going to Africa. They are the manufacturer that also made the Cabelas bulletproof cases in the past. They are very well made and durable, and come wit foam that you do not have to pluck the foam out of. It melds around the rifle anyway. You can go to their website and sometimes you will find a return, blem, etc at a significantly reduced price. They are fantastic, and will hold two scoped rifles.

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#7053824 - 01/26/18 10:27 AM Re: Need a gun case [Re: Jgraider]
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Originally Posted By: Jgraider
I've used the Americase 4 times now going to Africa. They are the manufacturer that also made the Cabelas bulletproof cases in the past. They are very well made and durable, and come wit foam that you do not have to pluck the foam out of. It melds around the rifle anyway. You can go to their website and sometimes you will find a return, blem, etc at a significantly reduced price. They are fantastic, and will hold two scoped rifles.


I still use my old Cabela's Bulletproof double rifle case too. Mine has the flip up shelf at the bottom which is super handy for using it as a dolly for your other gear. I'm actually amazed it hasn't gotten torn off yet by the baggage gorillas.
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#7054113 - 01/26/18 02:11 PM Re: Need a gun case [Re: Dalep]
Happy Birthday Gumbeaux Offline
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Rtic has pelican type gun cases coming out real soon. Curious to see what they sell for.

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#7054765 - 01/27/18 06:06 AM Re: Need a gun case [Re: Dalep]
Dalep Offline
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Registered: 02/02/16
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I donít plan to be the first buyer wink

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#7054778 - 01/27/18 07:17 AM Re: Need a gun case [Re: Dalep]
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The Pelican 1750 is tried and tried. I noticed there was allot more of those than anything else when checking guns in Africa.

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#7054802 - 01/27/18 07:52 AM Re: Need a gun case [Re: Dalep]
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You could possibly fit two rifles in soft cases inside a 1750 with the foam taken out.

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#7054888 - 01/27/18 09:26 AM Re: Need a gun case [Re: Dalep]
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Pelican is the only way to go if you are putting any firearm you value into the care of the airlines!! 2 scopes rifles, especially with turrets etc might be a bit tight but you can cut the foam to fit and even order extra foam for different firearm configurations.

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