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Posted: 12/30/2005 6:30:25 PM EDT
This isn't the usual "which one is best" thread. That's been covered.
I'm curious what SIZE safe you have.
Does it have enough room ? I know, there's never enough room.
What size is the best all around size ?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 6:34:29 PM EDT
Cannon model 40

Model Weight Dimensions
HxWxD Door Thickness Body Thickness Combo Interior All=Shelf Interior
40 1000 lbs 73.5"x40"x28" 1" 10 ga. 22-44 4


Link Posted: 12/30/2005 6:36:21 PM EDT
Mine is 55"x21"x18" (14 gun)

Nowhere NEAR big enough.... but it was a good start for my apt. Now I am in a home and looking to upgrade.

The best all round size for the money, seems to be the 24gun, 60x30x24's. You can get them at SAMS and Academy for under $600.

I am looking at the 60x36x24" for my upgrade (32 gun) A little hard to move in, but will work out nicely.

If money wasnt an object, I'd get the Champion 72x41x27.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 6:38:00 PM EDT
I built a concrete vault in my basement that measures 3'6" x 6'4" x 6' of headroom.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 6:39:18 PM EDT
buy the biggest you can afford, with the thought in mind that you will eventually fill it up,
then repeat as necessary

i'm thinking of the big liberty franklin d50 next!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 6:41:55 PM EDT
National Security Magnum 42.25" x 72.5" x 28" 1465 lbs (50 cubic feet)

Not big enough.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 6:42:24 PM EDT
When I had to leave my muzzle loader out I got a bigger one. Now my muzzle loader is sitting out again
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 6:43:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:13:09 PM EDT
Something like 84" tall, and 40" wide. Nowhere big enough.

Best all around size safe is as big as you can fit into the house. Best would be a strong room with a vault door. There is ALWAYS more that you would want to store in a safe if it were big enough.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:16:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
I built a concrete vault in my basement that measures 3'6" x 6'4" x 6' of headroom.



the creativity-fu is strong with this one
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:27:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:38:31 PM EDT
I have a Ft Knox Yeager........72x41x36
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:42:07 PM EDT
Are you starting to get the picture? Always, always, always buy a bigger safe than you think you will need.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:44:45 PM EDT
which safe? i have a few.
they take up the back wall of the walk in closet, all bolted together like they are, looks nice.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:09:01 PM EDT
14 gun and quickley running out of room
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:16:45 PM EDT
Safes are 72" tall with a 24" X 36" footprint. I took the insides out of 2 of them, replaced with 6 carpet covered subflooring shelves about 9 inches apart to store handguns.

You can never have too big a safe. And after you outgrow the first one, you can never have too many safes.

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:58:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By danpass:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
I built a concrete vault in my basement that measures 3'6" x 6'4" x 6' of headroom.


the creativity-fu is strong with this one


And those are INside dimensions, btw.

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:09:03 AM EDT

what size do you have ?




FULL!

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:21:11 AM EDT
They are never big enough. If buying one get the bigest you can afford and fit into your house.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:30:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
I built a concrete vault in my basement that measures 3'6" x 6'4" x 6' of headroom.



Very cool!

HH
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:47:03 AM EDT
50 cubic feet. This is most, not all, of my collection. I think it would all fit just barely.

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:04:21 AM EDT
Dads'
Two 72 1/2"H x 36" W x 26" D One setup for all rifles 1/2 full and other setup for 1/2 rifles and is full
One 72 1/2"H x 41" W x 28" D Setup half rifles, its full.

Mine
One 60 1/2"H x 37" W x 28" D Setup half rifles, Its almost full.

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:12:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 8:13:34 AM EDT by GoBlue]
I just bought a D-23. I have 2 long guns, 2 stripped lowers, and a C&R license on the way. I am starting to worry that I did not buy a big enough one.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:15:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
50 cubic feet. This is most, not all, of my collection. I think it would all fit just barely.

members.cox.net/southparkmilitia/images/safe_12312005.jpg



Dude, the stuffed cat in there is way cool. You may get honorable mention as poster of the year for that one.


Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:16:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 8:17:41 AM EDT by StealthyBlagga]
60Hx30Wx22D. Its the biggest I could fit in my closet, and still close the door - I still had to remove the spindle handles.

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:20:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
50 cubic feet. This is most, not all, of my collection. I think it would all fit just barely.

members.cox.net/southparkmilitia/images/safe_12312005.jpg


You still have the price tag on a gun!

For shame! For shame!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:21:42 AM EDT
The next time that I buy a safe I am going to get the biggest one that I can afford. My safe is rated to hold 1/3 of my collection, but I was able to get 2/3 of it in there.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:23:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sixgunsblazing:
...
You still have the price tag on a gun!...



That's a serial number tag. The rifle is a C&R that I haven't logged into my bound book yet.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:40:42 AM EDT
Some of y'all really suck.

I struggle to add a gun a year to my collection.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:02:02 AM EDT
Bolted a second 9 gun cabinet in when we moved house, I could have went for just one 20 gun unit, but it wouldn't fit into the cellar. The smaller one is purely for ammunition.



Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:03:13 AM EDT
I keep all my guns at the bottom of the sea.

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:07:56 AM EDT
Browning 26 rifle capacity.

It is 100% full ( shopping for bigger )

Excellent top notch model. Looks / function etc.

Paid $700 or so for it used few years ago. Looks brand new.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:28:41 AM EDT
Mine is only 24x31, I just keep the pistols, black powder in case someone wants to cut a hole in it, important papers, jewelry, and some souvenir from an x girl friend. I had too many rifles for safes.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:49:44 AM EDT


60''x40''x28'' it's filling up quickly
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:58:59 AM EDT
Like others have posted, get the largest you can fit/afford. I never would have believed I would "out grow" my gunsafe.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 11:06:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 11:08:25 AM EDT by JohnTheTexican]
I have an FN 60"x30"x27".
It's supposed to hold up to 22 rifles.
It's nowhere near big enough.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 11:12:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
I built a concrete vault in my basement that measures 3'6" x 6'4" x 6' of headroom.



What did you use for the roof of your vault?
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 11:23:30 AM EDT
I've only got an 8 gunner.

It's way more than full. I've resorted to pulling bolts out of rilfes and only storing those in there.

When I bought it, I did so on weight - I lived upstairs and had to manhandle it up.

I'm looking for the biggest safe I can get in my closet for the next one, but I'm not holding my breath.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 12:00:10 PM EDT
too small,
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 12:05:26 PM EDT
14 gun from Sentry. I'd say it holds more like 6-8 (plus pistols on the door and shelf) when considering scoped target rifles, black rifles, etc.

Kharn
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