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    Brattonsound Rifle safe foam inserts

    Anyone got any ideas?
    I have a Brattonsound cabinet ST9 (i think) which i use for my rifles. The foam inserts aren't really suitable for the scoped rifles so i'd like to get some deeper foam inserts to avoid the possibility of nocking the scopes about in the cabinet. The brattonsound RD7 cabinet is exactly the same dimensions as my cabinet so the inserts for that would be perfect.

    Here's the problem - phones brattonsound sales (prvention) department today and yes they will supply the inserts for 4 ish. Plus postage which they will only send them by courier would bring them up to 12. I asked if they would send them royal mail at my risk but no. Any ideas how i can get some inserts sorted without having my leg lifted for postage?

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    I was going to suggest look on the flea under 'gun rack' but they seem to be 11.....

    Not worth going to the drapers in Brentwood (or failing that Franklins in Chelmsford) and buying a block of foam and cutting it your self to what you need?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Red View Post
    I was going to suggest look on the flea under 'gun rack' but they seem to be 11.....

    Not worth going to the drapers in Brentwood (or failing that Franklins in Chelmsford) and buying a block of foam and cutting it your self to what you need?
    Might be worth doing the DIY Foam thing, i'll look into that!

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    Any Suite Upholsterer should be able to help you out Mike, they work with sevaral types of foam,

    and always have plenty of offcuts left when doing cushions etc.

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    I made a card template for the type of divider I wanted inside the cabinet, then look it to the local foam place and they cut it for me. Was less than a fiver I'm sure.

    Cheers,

    hh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis Hunter View Post
    I made a card template for the type of divider I wanted inside the cabinet, then look it to the local foam place and they cut it for me. Was less than a fiver I'm sure.

    Cheers,

    hh
    Good idea, I'll do the blue-peter template and take it to an upholsterer (i know where i can find one!)
    Thanks for the suggestions
    Mike

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    You might want to think about making the divider a bit deeper than the usual ones. I got them to use about 4in thick foam, rather than the more usual 1in stuff - gives more support to the barrels and the guns seem to stay put a bit better.

    hh

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    I took a 10" wide piece of 6mm MDF, drilled 2" holes along the centre line then split along the centre line with a circular saw which gives a piece of wood looking like

    -U-U-U-U-U- (ish).

    Used "No Nails" (other products are available) to stick a piece of 1" batten along the underside of the back edge, lined the "U"'s with pipe lagging foam and then stuck the thing in my cabinet using No Nails again.

    Works "perfick" & stands scoped rifles (up to 56mm objective with high mounts) well off the cabinet wall.

    Cost? Not a lot.
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    One small word of caution on making your own. Some of the foams are made to be flame retardant and many of these use salt in their production! Obviously not good for your rifles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyefor View Post
    I took a 10" wide piece of 6mm MDF, drilled 2" holes along the centre line then split along the centre line with a circular saw which gives a piece of wood looking like

    -U-U-U-U-U- (ish).

    Used "No Nails" (other products are available) to stick a piece of 1" batten along the underside of the back edge, lined the "U"'s with pipe lagging foam and then stuck the thing in my cabinet using No Nails again.

    Works "perfick" & stands scoped rifles (up to 56mm objective with high mounts) well off the cabinet wall.

    Cost? Not a lot.
    That is pretty much what I have also done.

    A lot more sturdy than the foam.

    Cheers

    Ross

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