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    Looks like my gun will be ready to ship in about three weeks. The gun will be around 54" long. There doesn't to be a lot of options for larger rifles. At the moment I'm looking at the Eberlestock sniper drag bag or either the Americase AT50. A hard case would be nice but i don't really want aluminum and powder-coat is an extra 150. The Americase is approved for TSA air travel. The Eberlestock drag bag has shoulder harness if I needed to haul it a ways. The pelican 1770 might be a close fit but it doesn't have a side carry handle.

    What are you guys using?

    Thanks,
    Scootch

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    • #3
      Eberlestock Sniper drag bag all the way. My suppressed 300 win mag at 55" barely fits - but fits! Well thought out design and rock solid construction Worth every penny, but of course is not a hard case if you have to fly commercial. Pack my 300 and gear up and down the mtns easily with the straps and belt harness.

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      • #4
        Check out the Storm iM3410. I like storm cases more than Pelican, Starlight, Etc.

        http://www.pelican.com/us/en/pro/pro...g-case/iM3410/

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        • #5
          I'm in the same boat with my AI 338 Lapua with a 30" barrel....

          This is the one I'm still seriously considering.

          http://www.explorercases.net/?produc...per-case-black

          Internal dimensions: 60 3/5” x 14 9/10” x 6 3/10”

          B&H Photo is selling them for $293, free shipping:
          https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ifle_case.html


          More details: “New” Explorer 15416 X-Long Rifle – Sniper Case (Black)


          $323.00
          • Description

            Explorer 15416 X-Long Rifle – Sniper Case (Black)
            The first virtually indestructible case to transport X-Long Rifles without having to break them down, the new 15416 combines all the quality features and construction of other EXPLORER Cases but with a 60 in. interior length. It easily accommodates professional rifles such as the McMillan TAC 50, Barrett 82A1, M107A1, or similar rifles and AMR’s.
            The 15416 case features one large contoured handle with two-man lift side handles at the ends. The heavy duty ball bearing wheels roll smoothly for easy transportation. There are four stainless steel reinforced locking points and a removable nametag for easy identification on the front. Initially available in Black, with Military Green and Desert Tan coming soon.

            Features:
            External dimensions: 63 4/5” x 17 4/5” x 7 9/10”
            Internal dimensions: 60 3/5” x 14 9/10” x 6 3/10”
            Weight w/foam: 23.60 lbs.
            Waterproof, Sand & Dust proof, Shockproof and Crushproof
            Designed for Military use
            Padlockable – four stainless steel reinforced points
            Large contoured front handle
            Two-man lift side handles
            Heavy duty ball bearing wheels
            Optional Snug-Fit locks are available
            TSA Travel Sentry approved
            100% Guaranteed forever!
            15416_1.jpg




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          • #6
            Originally posted by delfuego View Post
            Check out the Storm iM3410. I like storm cases more than Pelican, Starlight, Etc.

            http://www.pelican.com/us/en/pro/pro...g-case/iM3410/
            That case is not long enough inside for the OP's rifle.
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            • #7
              I just finished up an F-Class open rifle that was just over 52" and had the same issue, can't beat the Plano Mil Spec case for $178.00 at B&H, this is NOT the shitty old Plano case just for the record.

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              • #8
                http://www.galatiinternational.com/product/SM5512O.html

                I have this one for my Gap crusader with can attached. Several ways to carry and doubles as a very comfortable shooting mat.





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                • #9
                  The new plano or explorer. I have a smaller explorer cut for a trg and a plano for a 32inch .375 Allen magnum. Both are quality cases.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the input. I went with the Explorer case. The guys at Explorer were good to work with and gave me a good deal.

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                    • #11
                      Just an FYI, if you ever need a soft case for a mid length rifle the company below provides 58" cases.
                      I purchased one several years ago and have been very happy with it.

                      http://www.prone2success.com/

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