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Pelican Gun Cases?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by allaroundhunter, Jun 26, 2013.

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  1. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Member

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    Hey everyone, I am considering purchasing a Pelican 1750 rifle case. The case being one of their larger rifle cases, I am wanting to get one case that I can use for most any of my firearms simply by switching out the middle foam piece.

    Now, for those of you that currently own or have owned pelican cases, are they worth the price tag? What do you like and dislike about them?

    Here is the case I am looking at, for anyone wondering:

    http://www.pelican.com/cases_detail.php?Case=1750
     
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  2. flphotog

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    I use a pelican for my camera gear they are worth every penny.
     
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    Any kind/size of Pelican case is good. I live in Oregon.
     
  4. stumpers

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    The only things I ever saw used in the Army for camera gear were Pelican cases. From my experience, they are unquestionably tough.

    If I had a rifle that absolutely had to be protected, or needed a "forever" case, I'd buy Pelican.
     
  5. allaroundhunter

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    To whichever mod moved my post, thank you, I couldn't find the firearm accessory subforum on my phone :eek:


    And now I guess the only question I have is..... Black or Tan :confused:
     
  6. MErl

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    tan, it picks up less heat sitting in the sun.
     
  7. allaroundhunter

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    I hadn't thought of that, MErl, thanks!
     
  8. Sgt_R

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    I have a 1750.

    Big, heavy, awkward, unweildy, indestructable. It was absolutely worth the money; this case will probably outlive me. On the other hand, it's not very practical for everyday use. I would use it if I ever had to fly with my rifle (hasn't happened yet, but you never know), but I have a soft case to transport to/from the range.

    IOW, the 1750 will protect your rifle if you want to drive a car over it, but a soft case is much easier to live with if you're more interested in putting the rifle in your car (as opposed to under it). Seriously. Good luck getting that thing in the backseat or trunk of any compact coupe or sedan made in the last 20 years; it's just not going to happen.

    R
     
  9. taliv

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    i've had several. it was interesting over previous years watching pelican and storm leapfrog each other in latch and hinge quality. but now, they're pretty stagnant.

    i think there is still a lot of room for improvement in the latches, and particularly in the ability to put a quality padlock on the case. however, they are tough and the handle and wheels work well.

    the standard foam is open cell and if you get a little water in there, every time you pull your rifles out for the next few weeks, they will be covered in condensation. they make closed cell foam for an additional charge.

    tan or green is the way to go.
     
  10. highlander 5

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    The company I retired from used storm case/pelican cases for shipping jet engine parts. I have a rifle case (the one you're interested in I believe) and one of their large handgun cases and you can't go wrong with them. My only down side they are heavy.
     
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    I have a 1750 and love it. My rifle is very well protected in it. The added weight is the only con, but I doubt you will ever find a case as good that is lighter.

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    Expensive and heavy yes, but they are worth it. If you do get one, I highly recommend the closed cell foam for the bottom and mid level-


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  13. allaroundhunter

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    What do y'all use to cut the foam?
     
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    I used chalk to trace my gear and an electric carving knife to make the cuts. Works fairly well if you have a steady hand, though I'm sure there are better ways.

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    Pelican cases are one of those things that everyone wished they thought of first. Now that they are around, it is hard to improve. I have Pelican cases of all sizes: from flip phone sized all the way to full sized foot lockers.

    I have always either used a box cutter or exacto knife to cut out the foam outline. Or a a large fixed blade knife if I was "roughing" it. Chalk or a bright highlighter will do the trick to outline the item enough to cut.
     
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    Sounds like I'll be purchasing a tan 1750 off of Amazon with free 2 day shipping.

    Do y'all think that $230 is a fair price (tax and shipping included)?
     
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    That is about what I paid for a black one from Academy in Beaumont.
     
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    Yeah, that is a fair price.
     
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    I think I paid 230 with the closed cell.
     
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    i bought a hot wire cutter from foam factory. it's ok. very slow though
     
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    Great cases

    I would buy another if I needed another one
     
  22. allaroundhunter

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    Well, after being ready to buy one, car troubles have caused me to use the funds elsewhere... This case will still be higher on my to buy list, I just can't swing it right now :banghead:
     
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    The pelican cases are fantastic, but I prefer the storm cases, just for the easier to use latches.
     
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    Another Pelican fan, here. I've flown with mine, and with no issues.

    I'll probably pick up a couple more. One for another rifle and a small one for a pistol.
     
  25. 627PCFan

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    Just as an FYI, there are companies that actually do custom cases, and will do custom 3d cutouts for whatever your packing in there. We use them all the time for various govt customers.
     
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