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Irascible
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Jul 6th, 2013 at 12:45pm
 
I have a handfull of cheap plastic gun cases for transportation. I'm looking for a good one which will hold two rifles, double decker. One on top and one on bottom. I would prefer one which I could open from either side to get at one gun or the other, without taking the top one out to get to the second. Is there such a thing still available? I have seen one, but the guy didn't know who made it!
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Re: Gun Cases
Reply #1 - Jul 6th, 2013 at 12:54pm
 
Americase

http://www.americase.com/

Kalispell used to be the one to have but think they are out of business.

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Reply #2 - Jul 6th, 2013 at 12:58pm
 
Never heard of one like that.  I use a big aluminum box that opens like a suitcase exposing both guns on their foam pads in side.  I've also seen what are called trunk cases where you can open the top and pull up either gun from above.  The guns rest side by side so the case is shorter but thicker.  And of course there's always Tuffpak (http://www.nalpak.com/TuffpakSportCases).
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Reply #3 - Jul 6th, 2013 at 1:09pm
 
This guy claims to build the old Kalispel patterns

http://www.guncases.us/kalispel-gun-cases.html

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Reply #4 - Jul 6th, 2013 at 1:20pm
 
Recently purchased a Cabela's Armour Xtreme.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Armor-Xtreme-Molded-Double-Long-Gun-Hard-...
Thus far it has survived shipping coast-to-coast three times in good condition and was about $50 off, on sale.
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Reply #5 - Jul 7th, 2013 at 12:56pm
 
SSShooter wrote on Jul 6th, 2013 at 1:20pm:
Recently purchased a Cabela's Armour Xtreme.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Armor-Xtreme-Molded-Double-Long-Gun-Hard-...
Thus far it has survived shipping coast-to-coast three times in good condition and was about $50 off, on sale.


Interesting on how much it looks like a Pelican (which LEOs and the government uses). Price point to the Cabela's, but is the quality the same ? If something is "cheaper" what's changed ?
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Reply #6 - Jul 7th, 2013 at 2:15pm
 
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Reply #7 - Jul 7th, 2013 at 5:12pm
 
I use the Pelicans for flying, checked baggage. To and from Australia half a dozen times few times Africa and back.  About as bullet proof as you can get, with a few reservations.  The latches can pop open, I used to duct tape them down, in fact they are made to duct tape size. Even Double padlocked on time somebody was able to cut the tape pry the cases up just a bit and scrounge around for whatever they could find. Ended up getting the bolt from a Remington 700 that had been removed due to airline regulations. Airline found the bolt and gave it back to me. I should have put the bolt in a separate box, removal requirement was a surprise to me at the time.

Trouble with the Pelicans is they are so big and heavy it's hard to even lift one full. CPA, Extra Barrel, External adjustment scope, Palm rest Iron sight in a box and a small box of spares and 2nd breech block whole thing weighs a lot. And won't fit in a car trunk without the seat folded down. SUV I run a chain through the locks and attach it to the folded down seat frame. Still carry it into hotels at night when traveling to matches.

Old Aluminum Kalispel is much lighter and the case I use most. It's just not as tough as the Pelicans. Lock is more secure due to the rod that runs through  4 hasp. Two guns in any case you need a porter to carry it for you.

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Reply #8 - Jul 7th, 2013 at 6:05pm
 
deadwooddick wrote on Jul 7th, 2013 at 12:56pm:
SSShooter wrote on Jul 6th, 2013 at 1:20pm:
Recently purchased a Cabela's Armour Xtreme.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Armor-Xtreme-Molded-Double-Long-Gun-Hard-...
Thus far it has survived shipping coast-to-coast three times in good condition and was about $50 off, on sale.


Interesting on how much it looks like a Pelican (which LEOs and the government uses). Price point to the Cabela's, but is the quality the same ? If something is "cheaper" what's changed ?

For sure it is not made by Cabela's and could well be a Pelican made for them. Can't go look at any details as it is with John Taylor for return shipment of my Hepburn. Can state that it is very heavy and weighs over 25# with the rifle in it and has nice, heavy hardware.
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Reply #9 - Jul 9th, 2013 at 12:26pm
 
While On active duty I had a couple of the pelicans break in transit. I now have (since 1998 or so) one of the 3-rifle trunk type cases. The only issue I have had with it is the wheels were quickly lost on a trip since they were not riveted to the case, just held by a clamping force of the brackets.

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