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    1. · Gypsy Hermit
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      I use both hard and soft cases.

      By happy circumstance, the plastic, foam lined hard cases such as those sold at WalMart are the perfect size for the Jeep. I can put the case side-to-side in the back, with the ends resting on the fenderwells, and have room underneath for all the other range stuff (targets, benchrest, ammo, gym/shooting bag, etc). A pair of bungie cords holds it down to the seat brackets so it doesn't slip off the fenderwells. Since it will hold two rifles, I use this case anytime I'm taking more than one gun to the range (which is usually the case).

      I also use soft cases made of heavy canvas and leather that I get from Cabelas. I had one for my shotgun and liked it so much I got another for my rifles. Not cheap but very nice.... just like the name brand but a little $$$ because they carry the store brand name.

      http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoo...o-48?WTz_stype=GNP&WTz_l=Unknown;cat104368680

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      You looking for hard case or soft?

      http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoo...&recordsPerPage=48&WTz_l=Unknown;cat104368680

      I don't have any made to fit bipods, but I do have two of the non-bipod versions.

      http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoo...-gun-cases/_/N-1100211&WTz_l=SEO;cat104368680

      Excellent quality. Heavy duck outside; padded & quilted flannel like lining on the inside. Good, sturdy zipper. Looks like it is made by the same folks that make the name-brand cases but at half the price with the Cabela name on it.
       
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      You looking for hard case or soft?

      http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoo...&recordsPerPage=48&WTz_l=Unknown;cat104368680

      I don't have any made to fit bipods, but I do have two of the non-bipod versions.

      http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoo...-gun-cases/_/N-1100211&WTz_l=SEO;cat104368680

      Excellent quality. Heavy duck outside; padded & quilted flannel like lining on the inside. Good, sturdy zipper. Looks like it is made by the same folks that make the name-brand cases but at half the price with the Cabela name on it.
      Thanks, Sophia, I'd like to look at both hard and soft cases that would fit a rifle with the bipod attached.
       
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      I have an old Kolpin soft case I bought years ago when I bought a Ruger 10/22.
      It is 38" and my wifes Scout with a Leupold rimfire scope fits very well in it. A 36" case would be a better fit, but I haven't found anyone who makes a case shorter than 38".
      Cabela's soft side case is excellent quality (better than my Kolpin) and one 38" long would be one of the best you could find for your Scouts.

      http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoo...=SBC;MMcat104792580;cat104730480;cat104368680
       
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      I thought I would share some of my quest for new case with the forum.

      Most of the cases that I own have are 20+ years old and not accommodating of a scoped rifle, or worthy of a new gun. So, I set out over the weekend to have a look through what Cabela's had to offer for a new CZ 455.

      I've always owned soft cases, and that was initially what I had set out to find, but I did come across what to me was a good value in a hard case.

      The Cabela's Armor Xtreme Molded Single Long-Gun Rifle Case: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabe...mc_id=al35987&rid=12&WT.tsrc=AFF#BVRRWidgetID



      Although a hard case, it is not excessively bulky and I would consider it nearly on par with say a Pelican style ruggedized case for military or law-enforcement standards. I don't know how well it would actually hold up to airline baggage handling, but it also meets airline requirements, and is made with all quality hardware like steel butterfly-style latches, as opposed aluminum or thin stamped steel, which are screwed into the case housing rather than riveted like lesser brands (and even lubricated at the pivot points), steel hinge, handle and latch pins as well as internal and external gussets at the corners for added strength. The case also has a rubber gasket/oring to keep moisture, dust, dirt out, as well as a pressure relief valve on the case edge. The added benefit (depending upon where you live) of maintaining somewhat even temperature inside the case when carrying from cold to hot and vice versa. Reducing the likelihood of condensation.







      The added strength and ruggedness does come at a premium in terms of weight. Specification's state 11 lbs., but mine weighed in at around 12. Add to that the weight of a scoped rifle and mine tipped the scales at 20 lbs.



      A couple other points of mention is that the case foam is thick and fairly dense, and the lid does require some pressure in order to close/latch. It is open cell foam which should break down some with use, but the other option may be to trace the outline of the gun and trim the tops off of the egg-crate bottom foam to provide for some relief. The manufacturer does not glue either the top or bottom foam to the inside of the case, but provides instructions if an owner should desire to. Personally I don't mind the idea of it being unglues as it allows for carry of things like targets, etc., which can sandwiched between the lid and foam and remain flat.



      The main reason for the purchase even though it exceeded my intended case budget was it was a $100.00 case marked down to $74.99.



      I also found what to me was the nicest and most well made of all the soft cases Cabelas offered.

      The Cabela's Dakota Rifle Case: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabe...a+rifle+case&WTz_l=Header;Search-All+Products



      Also a very well made case with bi-directional main compartment zipper, which is not YKK, but on par in their quality, handles as well as a sling-style strap, and plenty of flap style as well as mesh pockets with "embroidered" zipper pulls.



      The foam in this case is also fairly dense and should provide great protection for rifles up to 48". I'm not really into the big logo or with advertising for them, but at $39.99 it was also a good value, so it also made its way into my cart.



      I initially had intentions of buying a Cabela's Heavy Canvas Scoped Rifle Case, which I believe is either a clone of or made by Boyds:
      http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabe...s+rifle+case&WTz_l=Header;Search-All+Products

      Which had some nice features, but to me this case with all it's features and construction was better protection as well as a better value.

      Hopefully this info is helpful to others.

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    2. · Gypsy Hermit
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      I like Boyt soft cases, they are canvas with leather trim and well padded.
      :yeahthat:

      But if you buy the Cabela's brand case you get exactly the same case but wearing a different logo at a lower price. I wait for them to go on sale.

      http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Heavy-Canvas-Scoped-Rifle-Case/707156.uts

      I use these soft, pleated green cotton, scoped rifle cases from Cabellas. I have several of varrying lengths for rimfire rifles and several that are specific for shotguns. I think they look and feel classier than they have any right to be for $60/ea. :)
      Got in while I was typing! Another :yeahthat: -- those are them.

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