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Another dumb newbie question!

Post by Albertaktm » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:56 pm

What is every one using for gun bags for the Henry Big Boy series rifles? Not using a scope on this rife plus being only 38” long, they just slop around in most cases. Soft or hard case, I’m open ti all suggestions
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Re: Another dumb newbie question!

Post by Mistered » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:00 pm

Make sure your hard case has some quality 'eggshell' foam in it that closes tightly down on the rifle when closed.
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Re: Another dumb newbie question!

Post by Albertaktm » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:16 pm

Yes. If I go the hard case route, it will be a Pelican style case. Pricey but the best. Kind of hoping to get a soft case but I will see what I can find. It’s slopping around in one of my Cabela soft cases for now
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Re: Another dumb newbie question!

Post by JEBar » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:36 pm

we have 2 of the orange, soft rifle cases that Henry sells .... they are well made and do a good job
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Re: Another dumb newbie question!

Post by Cofisher » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:59 pm

PT7 gave me a RedHead soft case this summer. It is doing a good job protecting my steel carbine. I used a cheaper hard case previously. It was just adequate.
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Re: Another dumb newbie question!

Post by Redthies » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:42 am

I have a couple of hard cases, but 99% of the time my lever guns are just in inexpensive soft cases. The ones I have are made by “Gunmate”. I bought them a lot of years ago, and they have no signs of wear at all. Nice thick foam in them, and beefy cordura outer. I also have a nice Ruger soft case that has a big side pocket for ammo etc. None of my cases cost more than $40, and I’ve never had any damage to my guns even when there is 8-12 of them stacked up in the back seat of the truck.
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Re: Another dumb newbie question!

Post by GFK » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:10 am

My daughter bought me a soft case that I transport my rifles in. I have a hard case. But, it does not see much action.
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Re: Another dumb newbie question!

Post by Albertaktm » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:25 am

JEBar wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:36 pm
we have 2 of the orange, soft rifle cases that Henry sells .... they are well made and do a good job
I saw those. They look nice. Seems like you could put a scoped rifle in them. From what I have seen, I'm thinking a soft shotgun case may be the way to go. If I can fine one short enough!
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Re: Another dumb newbie question!

Post by Mistered » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:29 am

Another hard case option is to cut and fit some closed cell polyethylene packing foam in your hard case. Trace and cut out a shaped, 'relief' depression in the bottom section for the rifle to 'nest' in and the top section will compress down when shut
A careful job on this will result in a snug and secure way to prevent movement of the rifle in the case.
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Re: Another dumb newbie question!

Post by Ojaileveraction » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:30 am

Rifle socks for my un-scoped rifles.
Zip up rifle Bags for the scoped rifles.
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