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Thinking of getting a soft carry case for my cooper 57m. I'm looking at the boyt's boundary lake or the cabela's deluxe scoped rifle case. I'm pretty sure the cabela's deluxe is made by Filson's. The only difference is the cabela's deluxe runs $89.00 and the Filson runs $235 at filsons.com. Does anyone know if the better product would be the cabela's or the boyts. Also considered getting Plano Airglide hard case
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No, the Cabela's and Filson cases aren't the same - put them side by side and you'll see a big difference.

That being said, the Cabela's case is nice enough; fairly well built, decently padded (for a soft case), and well worth the money. Just don't fool yourself into thinking that you're getting a Filson for $90, because you most assuredly aren't.
 

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I've compared the cases side by side out of curiosity and they are exactly the same case i thought. I called the product specialist at cabela's and asked who made the case. After about 5 minutes on hold he came back and said Filson. He also said If you don't like the color we can call Filsons and get the Khaki color its also made in. I read the review on the case and the guy said the case looks green in the cabela's photo but he received the case from cabela's and it was almost black. I went to Filsons.com and guess what? The case at filsons looks black and not green. It comes in otter green which looks almost black, and khaki. Who knows? There has to be something to this. I don't want to order this Cabela's deluxe if it isn't as good as the Boyty's Boundary Lake case. I own several Filsons products that are very good but I don't think the filsons is worth $235.
 

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Soft cases are nice and I'm sure they have their place.

I have a Boyt Signature 48" scoped case in green and the cheaper Allen copy of it. As expected the Boyt is heads and shoulders above the Allen. The Boyt is very well made with nice soft padding, big zippers, and real leather. The Allen is not as soft, the zippers aren't as good, and it looks like some synthetic copy of leather. I don't own a Filson, or the cabela copy, but my guess is the differences between those two are significant and likely similar to the differences in my two cases.

These were both purchased before I bought my AirGlide.

If I had known then what I know now, I would have only bought the AirGlide.

Just my opinion, but the AirGlide is the best rifle case ever. And when you consider the cost of it against any soft case, it's a no-brainer decision. It is a bit more bulky than the soft cases, but with that bulk, comes piece of mind that your expensive rifle is well protected.

Don't get me wrong, it is nice to pull a $1K rifle with a $400 scope from a nice padded canvas and leather trimmed $100-$200 case instead of a $40 piece of molded plastic, but when you get right down to it, what's the purpose of the case? For me, it's to protect my rifle, and scope, from any unexpected whatevers that are likely to occur once you take the rifle out of the safe.

I remember reading in another thread somewhere about a gentleman that was involved in a serious auto accident with 2 rifles stored in AirGlides in the vehicle. I can't recall exactly, but he may have said the vehicle was damaged beyond repair, but I do remember him saying both rifles survived the accident undamaged. Let me see any soft case do that.

Good luck with your search for a case. If you happen to be interested in a used Boyt or Allen soft case, drop me a IM. I can use the cash to finanace another AirGlide, or two.
 

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made decision of case

I decided to go with the Boyt Boundary Lakes khaki leather trimmed case . The case retails for $197 and I purchased it for $113 on clearance at Midway. I know it won't protect like the hard case but it sure looks good. I think it will be a good warm fuzzy feeling to pull a Cooper 57m out of this top of the line case. Thanks everyone for the help.
 

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I decided to go with the Boyt Boundary Lakes khaki leather trimmed case . The case retails for $197 and I purchased it for $113 on clearance at Midway. I know it won't protect like the hard case but it sure looks good. I think it will be a good warm fuzzy feeling to pull a Cooper 57m out of this top of the line case. Thanks everyone for the help.
You will like it, Boyt makes excellent cases. They are nice for protecting your rifle in you vehicle and such. They certainly aren't airline approved, but they do provide reasonable protection. The advantage to the soft cases is that they store very easily and the good ones "breath" and won't cause the rifles to rust by holding in moisture.
 

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:t you'll like the Boyt...I have several signature series and they are nice.....and traditional. I also like the fact that they have a reinforced muzzle guard area on the inside and the zippers DON'T go past this area. This creates a nice safe pocket to protect your muzzle. I'm not crazy about the heavy brass zippers, afraid they will scratch my rifles going in and out of the case if I get in a hurry.

I also have several of the Cabelas heavy canvas and Deluxe scoped rifle cases....I could have sworn that these are made by Boyt! Everything is exactly identical to the Boyt's, muzzle area, leather trim, stiching, material....

The only difference I see is in the zipper...the Cabela's version uses a heavy duty nylon zipper (and has no outside pocket.) I actually favor the nylon zipper over the heavy brass zipper....it's so much smoother and won't scratch!

Your case should last for many years...along with the warm fuzzies!

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I have both soft and hard cases, and like them both for different times and uses.

But I can say all my soft cases are Boyt. :)

I like the pocket on them, I use them for pheasant hunting and keep the spare chokes, choke tool, Boresnake and such in the pouch..

When used for for wabbit hunting, I keep 2-3 magazines, 2-3 boxes of .22 ammo, bottle of CorrosionX, and a Boresnake
in there so I can just pick up the case and head out the door in a hurry. :)
 

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I shy away from brass zippers for the same concerns of scratching the stock on accident.

As for hard cases, I tend to prefer stiff foam and hard plastic. If you've got $3000 in a rifle and scope, spending $150 on a Storm or Pelican case isn't unreasonable. Personally I prefer the Storm for the latches, but both cases have exceptional reputations.
 
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