Gun Case for Rifle with Scope

Discussion in 'Rifle Talk' started by blkntan44, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. blkntan44

    blkntan44 Member

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    Should I buy a hard case or is soft case OK?

    I just bought a Savage 110, .30-06 with a Simmons 9x42 scope. It's used, but in very good shape, as far as I can tell. I've never owned a rifle with a scope before, and I am a little concerned about fragility. Will I run the risk of it being bumped or knocked out of alignment after I get it sighted in if it is not in a hard case?

    Only rifle is Grandpa's old .22 Marlin bolt action with open sights, so I am not sure about a rifle with a scope.

    Can someone help me?
     
  2. sherpa

    sherpa New Member

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    i use a hard case for all of my scoped rifles and reccomend that you do the same...
     

  3. mountainview

    mountainview Super Member

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    Hard case gets my vote as it offers the most protection at about the same cost as most soft cases. You can of course spend a whole lot of shekels to get some fancy top of the line cases but the econo cases work well for me. I can load up the trunk of the car with all of my gear and not worry about scopes getting knocked around etc.

    In either case, it is not advisable to use them for long term gun storage at home.
     
  4. blkntan44

    blkntan44 Member

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    Mountainview, what is wrong with long term gun storage in a case? Also, what is long term? 1 week, 6 weeks, 6 months?

    I don't doubt what you are saying, but can you tell me why?

    Thanks
     
  5. blkntan44

    blkntan44 Member

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    Mountainview, what is wrong with long term gun storage in a case? Also, what is long term? 1 week, 6 weeks, 6 months?

    I don't doubt what you are saying, but can you tell me why?

    Thanks
     
  6. sherpa

    sherpa New Member

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    possible RUST check often, reoil exterior and interior of gun, case may be moist.....
     
  7. wwb

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    Hard cases don't breathe... same with waterproof soft cases; if it keeps water out, it'll keep water in just as well.

    You want that firearm to be completely dry with a light coat of oil on it for short term storage, heavy coat of oil or gun grease for long term storage.
     
  8. Drop-Shot

    Drop-Shot Super Member

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    hey wwb,what kind of gun safe do you use? some I heard about are so tight that you have to add silikel gel to absorb moisture.What is the best way to go?I have far to many hiding around here and Montana.Drop-Shot