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    Rife stalking case advice

    Need a little advice.......
    I'm after a case to take out stalking with me and narrowed it down to 3 options, any comments or anything else I should be considering? I've put a link and best prices i've found so far -

    1. Harkila Skane 90approx - http://www.ardmoor.co.uk/products/35...vas-Rifle-Case

    2. GPI tactcal bag 70approx - http://www.opticswarehouse.co.uk/pro...TICAL_DRAG_BAG

    3. Aim 50 130approx - http://aimfieldsports.com/epages/www...cts/aim60-0001

    Should I just bite the bullet and get the expensive one that will last?
    Thanks in advance.

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    I would go for the harkila personally, had one of the tactical ones before and gave it away. Personall preference though really......

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    ive got the skane and cant fault it at all,very well padded and if you have to carry it a long way its rather comfortable too. can also pack a fair bit into the side pockets

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattwarduk View Post
    Need a little advice.......
    I'm after a case to take out stalking with me and narrowed it down to 3 options, any comments or anything else I should be considering? I've put a link and best prices i've found so far -

    1. Harkila Skane 90approx - http://www.ardmoor.co.uk/products/35...vas-Rifle-Case

    2. GPI tactcal bag 70approx - http://www.opticswarehouse.co.uk/pro...TICAL_DRAG_BAG

    3. Aim 50 130approx - http://aimfieldsports.com/epages/www...cts/aim60-0001

    Should I just bite the bullet and get the expensive one that will last?
    Thanks in advance.
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    It really depends on what you need it for. I have the Aim Drag bag which I use when going onto the rifle range as it has lots of pockets to put things into (eg ammo boxes, bolt, moderator, tools, rod etc). When I am on the hill looking for reds I use a cheap slip which can be quickly removed as all that is required is one long enough to carry a fully assembled rifle. When woodland stalking I do not use a slip at all as I need to deploy the rifle very quickly and a slip would just be a step too far.

    Mulac

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    I have the Aim and it really is a bomb proof drag bag... I see more of these than anything else out and about both in the stalking world and the target world! It will last a lifetime! Do you really need the '60' though Even my Sako TRG with 26" barrel and Muzzle break fits nicely in the '50' with LOTS of room to spare! A '60' will take a seriously long gun with seriously long mod..

    To be honest though, when I got my Blaser I also bought a Peli Storm case for it and would struggle to go back to a soft case now! The only real advantage of the Aim DB is it can be worn like a back pack but I found that once I arrived on site the gun came out and the case stayed in the car... so... as far as protecting your gun during transport is concerned, a soft case, no matter how good will not do as good a job as a decent hard case!

    Edit to say: Just seen the post by Mulac. On the hill I carry a Napier roll up gun slip.. very light and stowable.. you don't want an Aim drag bag out and about with you, it's heavier than your stalking rifle!!!

    http://www.uttings.co.uk/Product/540...r-gun-carrier/
    Last edited by Vipa; 17-05-2012 at 12:45.

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    Another vote for Aim, I bought mine 2 years ago and use it a lot-you won't go wrong with one of those although my 50 is very tight on one of my rifles so if it's a long one and you don't want to take the mod off then consider a 60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by widows son View Post
    I've not tried the others, but I've bought two of the above in the past and, in both cases, the long zip on the outside pocket has broken. I then invested in an AIM bag, which has been excellent. It would have been cheaper to have bought the AIM in the first place.

    My only criticism of the AIM is that, when you carry it as a back pack, the muzzle end is about 12-18 inches above your head, which you need to remember if you're approaching the crest of a hill/ridge.

    Like Vipa, for transit up to Scotland I use a Peli.

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    Thanks guys - useful info, especially on the napier as a roll up, light solution. Think i'll go for a hard case and napier. Save the AIM for a Christmas present.

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    Matt,

    A cheap hard case and slip is the way to go.

    The tactical style drag bags made by AIM and others are good for range work as they have all the pockets etc. I have an Arktis one that I use for that purpose.

    However, as others have said, a hard case protects better than any bag. I have a cheap plastic Dosko which I can confidently put in the back of an open truck or strap to a quad. It'll be in there with carcasses, dogs, dirty roe sacks, boots, sticks etc. I don't care that it gets covered in blood, snot, mud, dust etc.

    When I get home I take the foam inserts out (they're not glued in) and hose down the plastic case. Leave it to dry and its as good as new. A hard case for taking on a plane is another thing - you probably wouldn't want to get one of those covered in sh*te as it'd be a bugger to clean.

    Go with a cheap plastic case and slip and save the posh tactical stuff for the range.

    Cheers,

    Bob

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