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Old 5th September 2013, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian.Samson View Post
Just an update

Looked at the keyboard cases but none of them seemed to offer me what I wanted, so I eventually made contact with Steve Clarke and ordered a Rifle case 1807A for 75.

I ordered it over a weekend and it was sent out Monday, arriving Tuesday.

It's very nearly what I want and with a few easy modifications I've been able to make it just about perfect for me.
First off, it stands up on it's own (so long as you don't have anything too heavy in the massive side pocket.

It has 4 bits of foam in it (2 on each side) which aren't glued in, but that's what I wanted - If it gets wet I want to be able to dry it out by removing the foam so that's fine. You could glue it in if you wanted to but I don't.

There are straps inside the case to keep the gun in place during transit, but I don't need them 99% of the time so I've just tucked them behind the foam. There's also a stiff bit of nylon covered foam about 3 inches wide under the zip to give it some more rigidity, but that just gets in the way when I'm getting the rifle in and out of the case on a course, so I've cut that bit out on the top part, leaving the sides in place.

There's also no foam in the base of the case, so I ordered a piece of foam that was 45" x 7" x 3" at a cost of 12 delivered. It was too big - I could have got away with 45x4x3 but it's easy to cut with a bread knife (or an electric carving knife is perfect if you've got one and the other half doesn't catch you using it).

So I've cut that to fit in the bottom of the case with a slope in it so the rifle sits level.

And that's it - spot on. I can stand it up and rest it on the floor next to me on a lane and just lift the rifle out without the case falling over.

If you need any custom grey packing foam cut to size, I found these to be pretty good It says on their website that they only supply to Trade, but they were happen enough to cut some foam to size for me.
Brand new to this FT mallarky and loving the whole getting a rig together and setting it all up, I will post some more as I move forward, already have a few findings to report and some questions, but first.....

Looking for a bag for my new FT set-up did my research and tried to save a few bob, so followed the many recommendations for the basic but cheap 50" Buffalo River Dominator bag - and I spoiled the boat for a pen'orth of tar - it wont quite zip up with the rig in

So couple of things, first there is a bag going in the sales section and second I need a new bag

The setup is an Airstream MK111, Gary Cane FT laminate stock, Armadillo hook, BT adjustable rail with Third Eye mounts holding up a Big Nikko MK111 with Rowan furniture

Its 43.5" long, 14" high and 4.5" deep, which looks like it should fit in the Buffalo bag - but it doesnt

So questions to you Brian (I wont hold you to any of your answers) - do you think it will hold my rig, how is the bag holding up, I like the look of the basic bag and like the sound of the modifications you made
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