Case for takedown?


February 23, 2010, 04:41 PM
Anyone with a takedown rifle (Marlin 39, various Winchesters, BLR, SA22, etc.)

Do you ever carry it broken down?

What case do you use for yours?

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February 23, 2010, 05:29 PM
I've got a marlin papoose, but it came with a case.

My browning sa22 has an aluminum case I got off craigslist, it looks very much like the cases that nice poker chips come in but is a few inches longer than my poker chip case, which wasn't long enough. It looks like this:

I've never traveled with my 39 taken apart.

Although not designed to be a take down model, my buckmark rifle's barrel is pretty easy to remove, and I did it once to put it in a hard suitcase for flying, but I don't have a special case for it. It normally travels with the barrel attached.

February 23, 2010, 06:14 PM
Thanks. This looks really neat, but it's almost as expensive as the rifle I was going to put in it...,3551.html

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
February 23, 2010, 07:38 PM
I do not have a special case (yet) for the IMI Timberwolf .357.

I do have a soft-sided short case for the Marlin 39 (factory case), but I don't take it anywhere much at all, since it's a TDS in excellent condition.

AB, that thing is cool!

February 23, 2010, 08:12 PM
I have a Browning SA22 and a Winchester 1895.

I just use the take-down feature when cleaning, so I can clean from the breach.

So far I haven't used the short length to advantage when traveling, and I have full-length cases for them.

February 23, 2010, 09:31 PM
I figure that 1895 deserves a leather case like the one above, though, doesn't it?:)

February 23, 2010, 09:53 PM
Yes, I saw that case. I figured it would be just the thing for a horse camp... :)

February 23, 2010, 10:03 PM
Does this count? :D (

I'd think a mid-size Pelican or Storm case (though pricey) might be nice to try out. A little extra room for a couple boxes of ammo, binoculars, spotting scope...

February 23, 2010, 10:08 PM
I've got a Browning BLR takedown, but its a safe queen. I have several Pappose .22lrs that do get used and are carried broken down. I use a shotgun O/U case for the BLR.


March 3, 2010, 11:47 PM
Okay... slightly different question but since I may have the ear of some takedown owners; here's what I want to know: If anyone has shot the Browning BLR takedown rifle after takedown/reassemble several times, how does it hold zero? I have read that it's quite good, but that was found in a magazine and I'm not sure if they have a bias (i.e., please their sponsors). In case it matters (probably), If I buy one of these I'd want to mount the scope on the rear section vice the barrel (in "scout" style). I love levers and takedown, so if I get reports that the zero remains solid this will become a serious purchase contender for me.

March 4, 2010, 08:05 AM
My BLR takedown holds zero very well after repeated breakdowns. I would say that zero doesn't even change noticably.


March 4, 2010, 01:03 PM
i have a savage 99 takedown. i do not have a special case for it, and after i got the taking-down component out of my system, i no longer take it apart. it did hold zero well, though, when i used to take it apart.

March 4, 2010, 02:14 PM
I'm in the market for a case myself, and I keep coming across these take down cases. While I like the idea of them being compact....can someone tell me - is there really any other advantage or point over a full size case?

I fear if I buy a take down, after the novelty wears off, I'll be annoyed I did - it's not like a regular case won't fit in my car.

March 5, 2010, 02:19 AM
Thanks Tango2Echo

Did/do you use a scope or iron sights? If scope... is it mounted on the barrel or on the "rear" (action) section?

March 5, 2010, 04:44 PM
B24, my BLR has a Leupold VX3 2.5x8x36 mounted on the barrel with the Browning factory "scout" mount in Leupold rings. It's a .358 Winchester Magnum. I don't think Leupold makes that scope in extended eye relief anymore, but it is perfect for that rifle.

Honestly, for around $850, the takedown BLR is a bargin. You can put top quaility glass on it, buy a few extra mags, and be out the door for $1200-1400.

Browning makes a fitted leather guncase for the BLR, but it cost $600!!! I bought a O/U guncase from a friend that never used it for $50. With the "scout" style mount and the compact scope it fits perfectly.

I am thinking about a fall hunt in BC or the Yukon for 2012, and if I go the BLR will probably be the primary rifle on that hunt.


March 5, 2010, 04:46 PM
is there really any other advantage or point over a full size case?

Watch Joe Kidd, and tell me you don't want a leather takedown case.:D

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