View Full Version : rifle cases ?

March 26, 2013, 01:40 PM
Do you guys like the soft cases or hard cases ? Hard cases I am talking about are like the inexpensive Flambeau type ?

March 26, 2013, 02:06 PM
I use both. When going to the range, I generally use only hard cases. I usually have several rifles at a time at the range and having the unused rifle in a hard case just makes sense. However, when going hunting I only use soft cases. They fit much better into the back seat of a truck along with all the other gear. When empty, all the various cases used by the people on the hunt just pile up on the floorboard.

March 26, 2013, 02:35 PM
It all depends on whether I'm around the cased rifle or not. When I'm on an out of state hunt where the rifle is out of my sight, it's locked in a hard case. When I'm tooling around in my car looking for groundhogs to kill or if I'm doing some range work at my gun club I use the soft cases.

March 26, 2013, 04:14 PM
The advice above is just what I do. My hard case is an SKS (I think that's the spelling), and I'm really pleased with it.

March 26, 2013, 05:13 PM
I also use both. I like my hard cases as they offer more protection but soft cases are better when space is a concern.

March 26, 2013, 08:26 PM
I like soft cases for rifles. And hard cases for guitars.
My only explanation is that I guess I think that guitars are delicate and need the hard shell case, but that rifles are sturdier, and can suffer the bumping and crunching of a soft case.
And having cars with trunks also helps.
However, if I ever take a motorcycle trip with a rifle, I guess I will have to get a hard case.
And put a "Gibson" logo on it.
Well no, then it would get stolen. Harmony. That will be the logo.