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Posted: 5/30/2003 4:30:39 PM EDT
Hey Guys, I just got a new pelican case for my M4gery. I am looking for some pics of similar set-ups. I have all the usual acessories i.e. Aimpoint, Vertical grip, Surefire 6p with tape switch, and a Gemtech M4-96D suppressor. I would REALLY appreciate some help. Thanks in advance!
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 4:46:13 PM EDT
John, I don't have pics. What you should do is lay everything out just the way you like it, ponder that and make the changes you want. Once satisfied, leave it sit for a few as you drink a cold one. Then if you still like it, take some chalk an dtrace out the outlines of the gear. I'm not sure what kind of foam you have. If it's the pic-n-pluk, pic-n-pluk, if it's the closed cell, use one of those long razor knives and cut out the spaces, marked. Be patient, and it should turn out pretty good. If you really mess up, call Pelican and get some more foam. Hope this helps! Mark
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 6:15:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/30/2003 6:16:39 PM EDT by Theo]
Does this help? [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=7152[/img]
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 6:20:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 6:26:04 PM EDT
travel vault 1700
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 6:39:16 PM EDT
Nice !
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 6:42:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Theo: Does this help? [url]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=7152[/url]
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That needs to be under my Christmas tree this year [:D]
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 6:51:50 PM EDT
I'll try to get pics of mine tonight. What I did was lay everything out how I wanted it, then re-did it in reverse so that I could cut it out, then flip it over so the chalk lines wouldn't show. Cut the holes slightly smaller than your lines so it is a tight fit. A tip from a friend of mine... KEEP the gun shaped foam cutouts. He has several different layouts for the same case so he can put the cutouts back in place and use it for the top or bottom layer...
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 6:59:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 7:02:40 PM EDT
I would love to see some more, the pics submitted are a great help, and good idea about keeping the foam, and using the second layer. keep em' coming fellas.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 7:15:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Theo: Does this help? [url]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=7152[/url]
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Someone has some $$$$$ [;)]
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 10:44:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aimless: You can buy additional foam sections, can't you?
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Yes. I was unfortunate enough to have to buy some when I wanted to change the layout of my case - I didn't keep the cutouts on my first run. I had to buy a 3 piece package for the 1750. I don't remember the price, but by the time they tacked shipping on it was over $100.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 12:15:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2003 12:19:50 AM EDT by Shadowblade]
Well, here is the pictoral version of my post... I bought a Pelican 1750 for my Remington 700PSS and cut the foam out by tracing it and using a long razor knife (the kind that you can break off the end of the blade as it gets dull) [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=12895[/img] I later needed the case to transport other toys to the BRC. Since I hadn't saved the cutouts from the PSS project, I had to buy new foam for this one. It was expensive and shipping was outrageous - I very well may have permanently blocked the actual price from my memory because I can't recall it. Anyway here is the new layout. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=12897[/img] And the foam as it sits in my closet while the PSS resides in the case. I kept the cutouts for this one. If I had done it right the first time, I would be using this as my top or bottom foam while the PSS was in the case. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=12896[/img] The next photo is what would happen should I decide to use this case and wanted to take everything except the M4gery. Notice that the foam sags and the other guns could move around some - not good. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=12898[/img] And this one is with the cutout in place. Much better for obvious reasons... [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=12899[/img] Hope this helped some...
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 6:27:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2003 6:28:23 AM EDT by koldt]
Here's a shot of my case. Full size Pelican that I couldn't quite get everything I wanted in it. Had to leave out the 633 top end. I agree with all the other suggestions, ie. flip it over, slightly smaller than the lines, etc. I have soaked mine and froze it over night in the freezer. Made it easier to cut. If you can, do use an electric knife, if not, make sure to use long strokes trying not to do the up and down sawing motion. This will help eliminate some of the "ridges" that form in the side of the foam. [img]http://www3.telus.net/hansonk/m4kit.jpg[/img]
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