SWEET 870 case in an unexpected place!


March 21, 2014, 10:21 PM
My wife bought me a very nice waxed cotton LL Bean 4-piece rod case (http://m.llbean.com/llbean/product.html?catalogid=TA#49720) a few months ago. It's really nice! With quality zippers, large pouch pockets (for reels), leather trim, and very quality waxed cotton (a little lighter than my Filson gear): this bag is worth double what she paid. It's been sitting in my office with my pack rod in it since I got it. I bought my 870 many years ago, it's a Super Magnum. (3 1/2" chamber) and of course it doesn't fit... Well I picked up a standard 870 a few weeks ago and tried it out: IT'S A PERFECT FIT! It looks tight, but it's not: just enough room but not too much to be sloppy. The 28" barrel fits really nice and I could throw my 18.5" barrel in as well if I wanted everything in one case. If you use this case, I'd recommend putting the receiver in a sock.

The pockets could hold 50 rounds each if you really wanted, but that would be really bulky and heavy. I put enough birdshot in one pocket to cover me should I forget ammo and 10 slugs plus 10 buckshot in the other pocket. This case far easier to pack than a full length case and equal quality to cases costing 4 times as much.

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March 21, 2014, 10:28 PM
Awesome score man

March 22, 2014, 05:22 PM
Nice use of that case.

March 22, 2014, 07:14 PM
Looks purdy sweet!

March 22, 2014, 07:25 PM
Thanks for the idea. I have been trying to think of a case that doesn't look like a gun case for hotel travel. That might work.

March 22, 2014, 08:29 PM
Very classy looking.
Is there another link you could post? Or possibly product #. I clicked the link and it appears the page is no longer available.

Also, how similar is the 870 to the 500 in size?

March 22, 2014, 08:45 PM
Try this:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/49720?feat=4 piece rod case-SR0&page=maine-guide-waxed-canvas-four-piece-rod-case&attrValue_0=Khaki Brown&productId=862431

March 22, 2014, 09:11 PM
Nice re-purposing a fishing rod case!
But how about just getting a real shotgun case to start with if you have to buy one?




March 22, 2014, 10:26 PM
The reason is: this is a really nice shotgun case (even if it's not marketed as such). The pockets are ideal for shell surface and the case is a perfect fit for an 870. If you're packing an 870, I can't imagine a better case.

March 23, 2014, 12:34 PM

I'm a-gittin' me one!


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