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Link Posted: 2/4/2007 2:17:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By HighStrung1:

Originally Posted By scottryan:
Does Pelican make a gun case with egg crate foam on both sides?  Quite frankly, I think cutting foam to fit one gun is stupid if you have multiple firearms and want to use the same case.  

Can anybody help me out?



Gotcha.

www.casesbypelican.com/1700G.htm

www.casesbypelican.com/APP-1700GUN.jpg


Its that the only one they make with egg crate?  I like it but I would prefer the longer model.
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 3:41:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By scottryan:

Originally Posted By HighStrung1:

Originally Posted By scottryan:
Does Pelican make a gun case with egg crate foam on both sides?  Quite frankly, I think cutting foam to fit one gun is stupid if you have multiple firearms and want to use the same case.  

Can anybody help me out?



Gotcha.

www.casesbypelican.com/1700G.htm

www.casesbypelican.com/APP-1700GUN.jpg


Its that the only one they make with egg crate?  I like it but I would prefer the longer model.


The 1700, 1720 and 1750 (largest Pelican rifle case) are all avaialble with egg crate foam.

1750
www.casesbypelican.com/1750G.htm
Link Posted: 2/4/2007 6:09:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By HighStrung1:

Originally Posted By scottryan:

Originally Posted By HighStrung1:

Originally Posted By scottryan:
Does Pelican make a gun case with egg crate foam on both sides?  Quite frankly, I think cutting foam to fit one gun is stupid if you have multiple firearms and want to use the same case.  

Can anybody help me out?



Gotcha.

www.casesbypelican.com/1700G.htm

www.casesbypelican.com/APP-1700GUN.jpg


Its that the only one they make with egg crate?  I like it but I would prefer the longer model.


The 1700, 1720 and 1750 (largest Pelican rifle case) are all avaialble with egg crate foam.

1750
www.casesbypelican.com/1750G.htm


That is exactly what I needed.
Link Posted: 2/6/2007 10:09:16 PM EST
Can the 1750 fit 2 Carbine AR's?
Any help would be great.
Link Posted: 2/8/2007 2:50:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By Glockcoma:
Can the 1750 fit 2 Carbine AR's?
Any help would be great.


yes
Link Posted: 2/10/2007 10:19:52 AM EST
The place where I work ships some of our instruments in pelican cases.  These have the .5" cubes marked off and you just pluck out the places where you want cavities to be, but I believe if you order so many of them, they will CNC out the foam to your specs.  If enough people agree on a setup maybe all you guys wanting pelican cases can set up a group buy.
Link Posted: 2/10/2007 11:03:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/3/2008 12:59:30 PM EST by Erik_O]

Originally Posted By Glockcoma:
Can the 1750 fit 2 Carbine AR's?
Any help would be great.


A 1720 can fit a 16" AR with a collapsible stock and a 20" AR with A2 stock, so I would think that the 1750 is overkill for two carbine length rifles ( unless you were going to use the additional length to store other gear ).

Link Posted: 2/12/2007 12:00:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 12:18:43 AM EST
I would just like to go on record as saying F-ME THOSE ARE SEXY!!!!!

Presentation is everything, boys.

Now that I have settled on a dedicated patrol rifle, I am going to have to do this.

Doc
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 6:59:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By AZ-K9:
No, dont store guns in the cases.


What is the issue, moisture or is it volatiles emitted by the foam?  I'd like to use a Pelican case for long-term storage.  Would the addition of sufficient dessicant render it safe for long-term storage?  Otherwise, (but more trouble) I could rig it with fittings for a nitrogen purge and store it under slight positive pressure.  Hell, for that matter I could store it in argon.  Got to be a way to do this!
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 7:22:46 AM EST
Who has the best deals on Pelican cases?
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 7:51:57 AM EST
I have a newbie question about Pelican. First off, thanks for all the links and pics in this post. I've got a few cheap cases here and there for other rifles but the Pelican case concept (as presented here) makes a lot of sense. Being able to carry multiple mapgs, etc at once to the range is ultra convenient.

My question is: Why do I always hear "Pelican"? Is it that these guys are the only ones doing it? Or is it a matter of, they're just the best?

Thanks! I'm not rich and so every penny I spend on a case, is another penny not spent on ammo!
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 7:53:52 AM EST
I got mine at Cabelas.  $189 for the 1720 and $199 for the 1750.  You can find them cheaper on the internet, but then you will pay high shipping and supposedly if you ever have a problem, you take the case back where you ought it and they make it right.  That is hard ot do when you buy one off of ebay.  

Every now and then Cabelas sends out those coupons for so much off your purchase over a certain amount.  Get on their mailing list and try that.  That is what I did.  I got my 1720 for right at $160.
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 8:50:38 AM EST
Unless you find them on sale, this is the cheapest place I have ever seen Pelican cases.
http://www.all-pelican-cases-4-less.com/list_case_pelican.html

I use them for just about everything, they are well worth the money,
package things in them correctly, and they will take anything you can throw at them,
or, anything you can throw them at !

~John
Link Posted: 2/12/2007 10:26:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By garr:
Who has the best deals on Pelican cases?


I don't know about best, but I was able to get Sportsman's Warehouse to price match the best price I could find online ( www.boss-safety.com at the time).  Saved shipping, picked up sales tax.  Probably a wash, but I got the opportunity to give my business to a shop I genuinely like.
Link Posted: 2/13/2007 6:17:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/13/2007 5:11:58 PM EST
Taggage
Link Posted: 2/16/2007 6:02:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By beemerphile:

Originally Posted By AZ-K9:
No, dont store guns in the cases.


What is the issue, moisture or is it volatiles emitted by the foam?  I'd like to use a Pelican case for long-term storage.  Would the addition of sufficient dessicant render it safe for long-term storage?  Otherwise, (but more trouble) I could rig it with fittings for a nitrogen purge and store it under slight positive pressure.  Hell, for that matter I could store it in argon.  Got to be a way to do this!


yes I agree.  I would like to hear more on this...............
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 12:24:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
I should get a pelican case.


Yup, yup you should.  And I need to get one too.
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 1:41:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By beemerphile:

Originally Posted By AZ-K9:
No, dont store guns in the cases.


What is the issue, moisture or is it volatiles emitted by the foam?  I'd like to use a Pelican case for long-term storage.  Would the addition of sufficient dessicant render it safe for long-term storage?  Otherwise, (but more trouble) I could rig it with fittings for a nitrogen purge and store it under slight positive pressure.  Hell, for that matter I could store it in argon.  Got to be a way to do this!

Most cases are outfitted with open cell foam, which "collects" moisture from the humidity in the air and other sources (slobber from the mouth breathers looking at your kit). Closing the case creates a independent atmosphere with no airflow and that constant level of humidity. Temp increases and decreases can cause it to condense on the weapon, providing a favorable environment for oxidation.

Some folks have good luck doing it, I've had some rust issues doing it. If you have the capacity, a positive pressure nitrogen environment would probably do the trick, but that's a little extreme for a rifle case.

When you do this, post pics.
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 1:56:39 PM EST
tag
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 1:53:39 AM EST
I'll throw a pic in to the mix (this is a pic thread right?)

Link Posted: 2/25/2007 9:43:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 11:02:54 AM EST
IMHO it's a good idea to cut these in a way that you store the magazine separately, instead of in the well. This will allow you to transport the rifle across state lines under Title 18, Part I, Chapter 44, §926A "Interstate Transportation of Firearms" without having to lose the room for one magazine.
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 3:52:40 PM EST
My hot wire table finally came in along with replacment foam for my Pelican 1700.  Here are pics of my finished product.

MadDog









Link Posted: 3/23/2007 4:23:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/21/2007 9:24:40 PM EST by IfItMovesShootIt]
... defunct ...
Link Posted: 3/25/2007 10:14:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/27/2007 10:26:19 AM EST
That's pretty cool.  I would just like to have one of those FULL.  
Link Posted: 4/3/2007 5:38:16 PM EST
No room for an iPod ...
Link Posted: 4/5/2007 6:14:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/5/2007 6:15:05 PM EST by Docsprague]
Here is my recent changes in my 1750
Link Posted: 4/12/2007 10:12:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 10:01:03 PM EST
I am in the process of doing this right now, Pelican 1720 I will store my m4 and glock 23 when i am on the boat in it.  I'll snap some pics when i get done!
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 12:39:07 PM EST
Just ordered my Pelican 1700 from OpticsPlanet.com  .......I found they have the best prices plus free shipping !!!! i got it for $173.95
Pelican 1700

I'll post some pics as soon as Im done with it.  
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 12:07:02 PM EST
Looks good.  What did you cut your's with?  The more I see and read about Storm, the more I'm leaning towards them vs. Pelican.
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 12:15:11 PM EST
Why lean towards Storm ? to me the Pelican seem better, plus they have better colors....like Dessert tan, which Storm doesnt have !
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 12:17:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/20/2007 12:17:56 PM EST by twonami]
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 12:46:07 PM EST
Well, color is not an issue for me because I'll use black.  We use the Pelican's for our Beanbag guns in our trunks.  Long before I new of the Storm cases I had thought the handle and latches seemed to suck on the Pelican's.  It seems to me that Storm has filled that void.  Of course it all boils down to personal preference.  For me, I'll be loading it in and out of a car every day, so ease and comfort is an issue.  I think both companies make a sturdy enough case to protect the weapon.
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 7:13:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By JVeld:
Why lean towards Storm ? to me the Pelican seem better, plus they have better colors....like Dessert tan, which Storm doesnt have !


Actually, Storm cases are available in 6 colors, plus the carry handles are more comfortable and the latches are better.


Link Posted: 4/20/2007 7:39:27 PM EST
Here is the link to my previous comparison of the two brands. I had them both side by side and returned the Pelican.

Pelican vs Storm
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 12:42:33 AM EST
I have a few different sized Pelican cases for my GPS all the way up to a 1520 currently used to tote around my laptop,external hard drive, laptop cooler, etc....  I am getting ready to order a 1720 for my M4 through Optics Planet.  I have not yet had a problem with a Pelican case and I have not seen enough of the Storm Cases around me in use to change my decision.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 11:03:24 AM EST
Im sticking to Pelican.....just ordered my 2nd one, the 1720 for my other 2 ARs.... I like the fact that you can get them in Desert Tan, thats a plus for me.....they're also great tough cases  
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 1:14:44 PM EST
The Hardigg Storm cases  come in "coyote tan", same thing. Like I said in my review they both are good cases. It does seem strange the loyalty that people have to Pelicans that have never compared them to the Storms cases. Most posts from people that prefer the Storm have compared them and like the more secure latch system and padded handle.

According to Mike at LaRue tactical they sell the storm cases because they think they are better. He specifically mentioned the latch system.

I don't work for Hardigg and don't care which one you buy but IMNSHO the storm is a better product for the same money.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 9:16:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/21/2007 9:30:59 PM EST by Liberty_or_Death]
Amazing what you can fit in a 1720. And yes, that's Gen 2 NV, Night Optics D440 + Mag Doubler + LR Pro Illuminator = 6x out to around 400 yards.

Link Posted: 4/22/2007 7:31:02 AM EST
Just beautiful man !!!  
Link Posted: 4/24/2007 8:51:36 PM EST
My new 1720 came in the mail today .... , this is what my new set up is gonna look like once Im done...

Link Posted: 5/5/2007 5:09:23 PM EST
My 1720 came was delivered yesterday, if my LaRue EOTech mount shows up in Monday's mail I'll be cutting the foam Monday night, will post a pic or two then.

V6
Link Posted: 5/10/2007 10:42:24 PM EST
Finally done.......here's the final product !!!



Link Posted: 5/11/2007 7:50:54 AM EST
Does anybody use one case for two carbine length AR's w/ optics and foregrips?  
Link Posted: 5/15/2007 12:03:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/15/2007 12:04:31 AM EST by Nic4433]

Originally Posted By clasky:
Does anybody use one case for two carbine length AR's w/ optics and foregrips?  


Its funny you should ask this becuase I was looking at this thread to see just that.  I think it can be done with the 44 inch case, but it would be nice to see an example first.  So has anybody done it?

Thanks
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