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alright I will be honest, I have always carried my guns in a a 20.00$ flambeau case, and a doskocil, they both offer minimal protection and every impurity in the air finds it's way in there [I have to blow off the guns with an air compressor sometimes, because of a heavy coat of dust that accumulated on the guns inside a case that was exposed to a trip to a range thats in the boonies}

 

I wan't a medium to high quality hard case that preferably has an o-ring seal to keep the crap off of my guns. I am not going to spend 130.00-180.00$ on a case because at that rate I would just assume buy a pelican case, Really I wan't to keep it under 100.00$, like 80 bucks would be nice. any suggestions???

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I don't believe there is a "medium to high quality" sealed hard case for under $100.00.
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About the closet thing you will find for that price range would be the Doskil All Weather.

 

http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=198 84&hvarDept=400&hvarEvent=&hvarClassCode=4&h varSubCode=14&hvarTarget=browse

 

 

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If you care about your guns and if you are in dust, there is no substitute for an O ringed case like a Pelican. Next best is a protective VIP sleeve, taped and inside a very good soft case.
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Pelican!!! You will never regret the $ spent. $171.00 delivered for a 1750 with foam from CA to OR. Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence.

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I prefer SKB cases, tight as a drum.  I only own two, one hold an O/U the other a scoped rifle.  I would not hesitate to  travel with them.  However, I own several inexpensive cases, actually many, hard cases, of a variety of brands, that do a great job at sealing out dust and have taken them to my range, which can be dusty, without a problem.   At Sportmansguide.com, I bought several inexpensive aluminum cases that are reasonably sealed, I would have to look at them, no where near the quality of a Pelican or SKB, but for the money, are well worth it.  I even shipped a Savage 12 varminter to my son in the case, boxed, from NC to Denver, without a problem.  Of course people do that all the time with the Dockocil.  However, if I had to put every rifle I own in a SKB or Pelican, whoa, thats alot of cash.  I know there is alot of debate on how to store your guns.  Here, NC, if you leave your guns open to air with a light coat of oil, you will see rust appear within a week.  Stored in a soft or hard case, with a light coat oil, I have never seen any rust on any gun I have ever owned .
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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

I know there is alot of debate on how to store your guns.  Here, NC, if you leave your guns open to air with a light coat of oil, you will see rust appear within a week. 

 

Boy, if that ain't the truth!!

 

Good thread and timely.

I have an old Redhead guncase I got from Bass Proshop and it's falling apart.

 

 

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SKB and Pelican

Only $80 more than you want to spend and worth it over the long haul, ebay gets you with in $50.



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here in Key West, I keep all my guns in soft cases with light oil and have never had a rust problem but you should see my "stainless" doorknobs! (YUK!!)
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I am talking for transportation purposes, my safe was sealed for flood protection, and I put corks in the muzzles of my rifles to stop dust from getting in there. the only other thing I can think of doing is having them mummified

 

It doesn't necessarily need a seal, but I want the sides to fit together really closely so that not much air will circulate through it. I would like some long lasting foam, and a solid formed case [I don't wan't the material to bend easily]

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You cannot go wrong with Pelican or SKB.  Another manufacturer of what I am told is an excellent case is Strong Case.  I was reading about taking a trip to Africa and one of the guide services recommended highly using them.  Here is the direct link to the rifle and pistol cases:  http://www.strongcasebytnb.com/Rilfe_Pistol.html  

They look solid and I am sure they are relatively expensive.  I did not try to find a vendor, but if it means saving a rifle from damage while traveling, its worth it.  The safari site that I was on, showed a rifle that had been broken at the pistol grip, in the traveling case, do not know what brand, by presumably, mishandled baggage.  Of course, he may have had a hair line crack there to begin with, but they were just trying to illustrate a point.

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When I bought a .50 BMG, and I felt the need to REALLY protect it in transport, I went with a surplus Stinger Missile case. 

It ran me about 240 bucks delivered, and it's tougher than anything I could buy that would  fit my rifle for less than 750 bucks .
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I can't believe no-one has mentioned Starlight Cases. They have supplied the U.S. Military for quite a few years now. These hard cases are so tough, that they (Starlight) have a video of a tank running over one.(with weapon inside) I believe I payed $125 for mine about 3 years ago. 
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