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Old 07-20-2019, 07:46 PM
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Soft or hard case for Kidd 10/22 Mueller Eraticator?



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Hi I need something to carry my Kidd 10/22 with Mueller Eraticator scope from home to shooting range. I was going to get a soft case for the job originally due to lighter weight. But the silver finish on Mueller Eraticator doesn't look very durable. The rifle is likely to be moving around somewhat in the case, is there any chance the finish may get marred? Should I get a hard case instead? Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:41 PM
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I would say a soft case should be just fine. Thats all I have been using on my custom 10/22's and other rifles for a while and I have never had an issue. I have 3 mueller scopes in black and the finish is pretty durable in my experience for what its worth. A hard case with the foam you cut to fit is no doubt a more protective case but I don't know if I would upgrade to it in your situation.

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Old 07-20-2019, 08:43 PM
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The hard case . But why do you think the gun would move around in the soft case? It will fit nice and tight in the soft case. At least the 1022 soft cases I use. The problem with the soft case is that it wonít protect against bumps. Scuffs yes bumps no
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:57 AM
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I may be paranoid, but I am a hard case type of guy. Just cannot beat the protection of a pelican case.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:15 AM
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I have several of both.

If I am expecting rough treatment, I will take a Pelican case.

If Iím just going to the range, I will take a soft case. They are easier to transport.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:23 AM
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I have several of both.

If I am expecting rough treatment, I will take a Pelican case.

If Iím just going to the range, I will take a soft case. They are easier to transport.
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Hard or soft case

I think it depends on your use and cost of the gun. A Pelican case for a basic 10/22 seems like overkill since you could replace the 10/22 for the cost of the case. I have several of both, use the hard cases for travel and the soft cases for short trips to the range. IMHO.
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:10 AM
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While a Pelican case is nice, it's overkill for going to the range. Try Walmart for cheap hardcases that will work fine. https://www.walmart.com/ip/50-5inch-...Case/969413734 or https://www.walmart.com/ip/Flambeau-...Case/852076240. I have the really cheap one, and it works great.
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:23 PM
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Thank you all! I think I will get a soft case first to see how it fits and maybe a hard case later if there is a need.

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The hard case . But why do you think the gun would move around in the soft case? It will fit nice and tight in the soft case. At least the 1022 soft cases I use. The problem with the soft case is that it wonít protect against bumps. Scuffs yes bumps no
Most of the soft cases I saw don't secure the rifle inside so I assume it may move around while in transport. My main concern is the silver finish of Mueller Eraticator, it doesn't look very durable. I am afraid it may come off if rubbed against high strength nylon.
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:24 PM
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While a Pelican case is nice, it's overkill for going to the range. Try Walmart for cheap hardcases that will work fine. https://www.walmart.com/ip/50-5inch-...Case/969413734 or https://www.walmart.com/ip/Flambeau-...Case/852076240. I have the really cheap one, and it works great.
Wow, thank you!
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Old 07-21-2019, 01:04 PM
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I have both and will use both. If only could have one it would be the hard case. Better protection is the bottom line.
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