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NeilMac



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:45 pm    Post subject: Waterproof impact proof rifle cases Reply with quote

Does anyone have any comments on the top makes of these?

I'm looking at either Hardigg or Pelicase.

I've dismissed Starlight having seen one.

All comments welcome.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pelicase are pretty good from what I've heard, I know a fair number of people who have them.

I've got a fair variety myself, where they usually fall over is the locking mechanism. I bought one in the US about 12 years ago that is really good though, reinforced steel edges, made from sheet steel, really sturdy locks. It's pretty heavy but it's tough.

Depends on what you want to use it for, whether you just want something to go to the range with, something to take on a plane, or if you're going out on a safari.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've ordered the Pelicase 1750 in green. This was a special order shipped in from Spain to the UK agents. It was a bit cheaper than the Hardigg although that wasn't the determining factor. Reputation was really.

Hardigg 3300 did look good though and was in stock in the UK in green. It has catches on the ends as well as the side. It is quite a bit wider though, probably takes two sniper rifles. I thought the Pelicase would be a bit easier to handle although I think it's a bit heavier.

I think Hardigg have made military containers for years using rotomoulded polythene but they've only recently started making resin cases. I would suggest that they copied the Pelicase idea with some improvements which forced Pelicase to up their game a little (better catches etc.)

As to what I want to use it for, it'll mainly be range use and travelling in the UK by car or train, perhaps in open boats occasionally. However, if I want to go overseas with it I expect it to do the job.

I collect the TRG22 to go in it this afternoon!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Waterproof impact proof rifle cases Reply with quote

NeilMac wrote:
Does anyone have any comments on the top makes of these?

I'm looking at either Hardigg or Pelicase.

I've dismissed Starlight having seen one.

All comments welcome.

Neil Mac'

I've got one that a mate brought over from France. It does the job very well and has the sliding locks allowing mini padlocks to be used. If I remember, I'll have a look over the w/e. Only trouple is, you have to dismantle a shot gun to get it in.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the Pelicase 1750. Picked it up from the UK head office in Glossop. (It wsa a special order - green isn't usually stocked in UK).
It really is the business. Could benefit from an extra handle at the "wheels" end so that two people can carry it between them. You have to cut the foam out yourself which is a bit of a pain. Other models have prescored foam.

I'm very pleased with it though.

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