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pelican or plano?

Discussion in 'Bags, Gear And Load-Outs' started by Samuel Cruz, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Samuel Cruz

    Samuel Cruz Copper BB

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    Which is best?
  2. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Pelican by far. In every part of their product line.

    But you pay for it! Overbuilt and most of us never need that much in a case.
  3. Komodoj

    Komodoj .410

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    Look at the cases from mcm electronics. Like pelican just half the cost imho?
  4. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    After I spent several evenings upholstering the inside of my Plano case to baby my precious rifles and expensive scopes, I realized that I should have bought that pelican.

    I've never taken in my cars into the shop. My dad taught me, and I've been fixing my own car since I was a kid. One day I brought home a beautiful used Cadillac, and my dad (who was an economy nut and drove Honda) didn't understand.

    I said, "Dad, if I'm going to work on them I might as well work on a Cadillac." I think that philosophy still applies to my gun case. For 80 bucks more I would have been much more satisfied that I'd made the investment of my labor.

    That car had its foibles by the way, but they were far overshadowed by the cast iron V8 dinosaur under the hood; and by the upholstery which prompted my wife to say, "Gee we need better Furniture in the living room."
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  5. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    In a soft gun case I have been extremely pleased with Bulldog.
  6. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Pelican.

    Plano is OK for transporting a shotgun or rifle to the range, but not for much more than that.
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  7. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    If budget isnt a factor then pelican. Not something everyone can manage though but plano vs pelican is no contest only similarities is they both make cases.
  8. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I've owned and continue to use several Plano gun cases and a crowsbow case. I have no complaints but they are what they are inexpensive injection molded plastic.

    I have never owned a Pelican case, they have always been outside of the price range for the level of quality that I needed at the time. (I'm cheap when it comes to certain items what can I say. LOL) That said, I have never heard anything negative about their quality.
  9. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    Thread moved to the correct sub forum...

    BAGS, GEAR, AND LOAD OUTS
  10. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    My two real complaints about the Plano case are these:

    The latches do not stay sprung open once they are released. This means when you go to close the case there's always a latch stuck under the lid somewhere.

    This sucker is heavy! It's very thick and strong but it is enormously heavy.
  11. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    You may want to give skb a look also.
    I have one similar to this for a long time its been around the world. Currently in alaska loaned to my sister last December to take her guns up. Im hoping for its return this December. I can give solid recommendation if you need a travel case.
    http://www.guncases.us/skb-3i-5014-double-rifle-hard-gun-case.htm
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2017

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