Zipper at the bottom. Rifle cases.


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Savage99
April 30, 2013, 10:27 AM
http://images.cabelas.com/is/image/cabelas/s7_224030_999_alt02_02?rgn=0,0,2000,481&scl=5.2631578947368425&fmt=jpeg&id=2Xh1Bnwws5n3mFEoV-AA8PA rifle case with it's zipper at the bottom and handles at the top is not a good design!

The gun will go to the bottom of the case and it's trigger guard or lever will hit the zipper and be damaged.

Here is an example of one:

http://images.cabelas.com/is/image/cabelas/s7_224030_999_01?rgn=0,0,2000,407&scl=5.2631578947368425&fmt=jpeg&id=2IJRcIBEz2U7nGUtduWbFD

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Heavy-Canvas-Scoped-Rifle-Case/707156.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Dsr-046%26x%3D0%26y%3D0%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=sr-046

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taliv
April 30, 2013, 03:38 PM
looks more like a sling to me. designed to be thrown over your shoulder vertically, so 'down' would be towards the muzzle.

Double Naught Spy
April 30, 2013, 06:48 PM
Yeah, I agree with the sling concept, probably by design, but I think Savage99 has a point because the gun won't be universally carried that way and so will be carried zipper side down.

Aside from the rubbing, the problem I see is that the zipper is the weak point and so will be most prone to fail with possible subsequent dropping of the rifle from the case as a result, if not carried muzzle down.

beatledog7
April 30, 2013, 09:11 PM
I have a bunch of these cases and find them ideal for transporting long guns. The interior of the zipper that would contact your trigger guard is a fabric facing, and the zipper itself is nylon. It's not going to scratch.

The carry sling can be adjusted to serve as a shoulder sling or a carry handle; both ways work just fine. And these zippers are tough! The odds of a zipper failure that would allow the rifle to fallout are zip point naught. You have a far greater chance of having it fall out because you forgot to zip it.

toivo
April 30, 2013, 10:17 PM
I have a bunch of these cases and find them ideal for transporting long guns. The interior of the zipper that would contact your trigger guard is a fabric facing, and the zipper itself is nylon. It's not going to scratch.

The carry sling can be adjusted to serve as a shoulder sling or a carry handle; both ways work just fine. And these zippers are tough! The odds of a zipper failure that would allow the rifle to fallout are zip point naught. You have a far greater chance of having it fall out because you forgot to zip it.
I have a couple of those. The older Boyt ones do have metal zippers, so I put the gun in a sock first. The fabric that's supposed to cover the zipper on the inside can get bent over or twisted around, so I'm playing it safe.

I agree that the zippers are tough: some of the toughest of seen. You'd have to try pretty hard to break one.

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