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Old September 21st, 2011, 07:34 AM   #16
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Scoped guns need more protection, but my norm is a padded vinyl zipper case, or even upholstery vinyl with a tie string. Minimal weight, minimal excess bulk. I haul my guns in a long truck side box, the less bulk the better. I don't think my two gun hard case even fits in there. It has to go behind the seat.

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Old September 21st, 2011, 01:06 PM   #17
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I fit two in a Pelican 1750. Its heavy and FedEx cant handle it. But it is convenient to go to the range.

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Old September 21st, 2011, 03:33 PM   #18
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There are a lot of good soft cases out there, but Eagle are as good as any.
Many years ago when the owner of Eagle was just starting out he uded to come to our local gun show. He is a nice guy.

When it comes to hard cases and flying, I will now only use the TuffPak, or a Pelican.

I have the BIG SKB, and I like it because as the other poster stated you can get up to 4 long guns in it. I use it for local vehicle travel.
But for flying I do not trust its locks.

Years ago, many times when flying, I have removed the foam from the Pelican, and put my guns, long guns and handguns, inside the Pelican in quality soft cases.
That way when I get where I am going I have a soft case.

Since 2000 or so any time I have flown, I have used the Tuffpak to carry my guns.

I have used them to Canada, Alaska several times, LA several times and Africa several times.

On my last Safari to Africa the wife and I used 3 of them. We had 6 long guns and a handgun.

I even use them when traveling by vehicle in the states. One will hold up to 5 long guns, and it is easy to take it out of the vehicle and into the motel room, as it has wheels.

Then I chain it to my wifes leg, so it is hard for someone to steel either one of them, when I am sleeping.

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Old September 21st, 2011, 03:43 PM   #19
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I use a BlackHawk sniper drag bag. Beside from the rifle, this can how lots of stuff. It has a spotting scope on the side compartment, and a smaller compartment can hold up to ten 20-round mags. If you have gloves, binos and other small items will fit nicely in here.

The materials is constructed of 1000 denier nylon. Has 2 loops in each compartments to tight down your goods securely. There is also a dedicated pouch for a cleaning kit. The heavy duty nylon zippers seem to be secured and will not separate anytime soon.

I have used this on my road trip and many trips to the range. So far seem to hold up strongly.

I like that, where would I find one please?

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Old September 21st, 2011, 03:55 PM   #20
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I like that, where would I find one please?
I saw one here http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=242184


http://www.amazon.com/BLACKHAWK-Long...6645648&sr=8-1.

Very nice bags indeed.

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Old September 21st, 2011, 04:11 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=Houndmaster;738328]I saw one here http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=242184


http://www.amazon.com/BLACKHAWK-Long...6645648&sr=8-1.

Very nice bags indeed.[/QUOTEThanks,

I just now ordered a black one for $229.00. Thanks for the info.

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Old September 21st, 2011, 06:47 PM   #22
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I just ordered a new bag for $169.35 and I think it's a great bag. but check it out if you hang around amazon like i did for a few minutes the prices started to change, first it was like $250, then went down to $179 and then i got it for $169.35 then right after i paid for it, it still went down to $164.27 and these are all new bag prices so good hunting.

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Old September 21st, 2011, 07:02 PM   #23
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I use an Eagle HSRC for quick trips to the range. If going further, I put the rifle in the HSRC, then the HSRC into my Pelican 1750.
I really like the HSRC but it states that it is designed for 20" barreled bolt guns and so it seems too short for my M21 with a 22"

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Old September 22nd, 2011, 05:31 AM   #24
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I also use a drag bag by Eagle for the range. It fits in my trunk and hold two rifles in it plus tools, ammo etc. I do have a Pelican 1750 for air travel where I can't personaly carry it.

To Sailnaked, is that a coyotem1a cheekrest on your rifle? And if so what size is it?

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Old September 22nd, 2011, 06:02 AM   #25
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http://shootingsystems.com/rifle_cas...ases_by_elite/

I've used one of these for decades... ( soooo... I can't atest to the current quality )

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 09:06 AM   #26
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http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Sta...t,172,1396.htm

this is mine. really a no-nonsense bag. good drag handle, carry handle and shoulder strap. you have to add accessory pouches if you intend to carry a bunch of stuff. Moisture won't get stuck inside it either, no zippers.

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 09:40 AM   #27
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http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Sta...t,172,1396.htm

this is mine. really a no-nonsense bag. good drag handle, carry handle and shoulder strap. you have to add accessory pouches if you intend to carry a bunch of stuff. Moisture won't get stuck inside it either, no zippers.
Nice.

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 10:05 AM   #28
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I try to keep it basic and lean towards a touch of nostalga on my cases so I went with this:

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/MGR009-1.html

Pehaps not the best quality out there but it fits my M14 well and looks good and is easy to carry and since I normaly have a range bag with all my goodies in it, I didn't need external storage so lack of pockets is not an issue for me.

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 01:24 PM   #29
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I have two of the Eagle drag bags mentioned above. They look exactly like the Blackhawk pictured above.

My first Eagle was made in the USA and it cost over $300 a few years ago. The new one is from Natchez and was $129. It was made in the Dominican Republic, but I sure can't see any obvious differences that matter. The zipper pulls are leather instead of paracord and the color is a little different (both khaki) but that's about it. They both have more pockets than I can imagine using.

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Old September 24th, 2011, 01:06 AM   #30
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I have had some of my Eagle "stuff" for over 30 years.

Thats right over 30 years, and they have been used quite a bit.

Only one bag, has "let go" around the zippers on the side pockets.

Every thing considered I have maybe 35 to 40 Eagle products...

My wife calls me the Emeldia Marcos of "bags".

And it is true. I am a bag freek. I like my "stuff' contained, controlled, and protected.

SO Eagle, Filson, and Patagonia, are widely used by me....

When I get serious about protecting something, I put it in a Pelican case, THEN I put it in a good "bag".

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