peli flight cases

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  1. Monty

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    Hi Chaps

    I need to get a new rifle case and it's going to be a peli but.. I can't see the obvious difference between the im3300 and the 1750 apart from the im range is deeper and appears to be lighter.

    Is there any significant benefit or difference between the two ranges or is it predominantly a dimensional thing?

    Thanks

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  2. RobF

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    Think it's a dimensional thing. There was a load of youtube vids a while back throwing them off fire towers onto concrete, but i think the differences were so marginal and I can't even remember which came out best. Same company I believe now.

    They do an extra deep one which I use for trips abroad... im3220
     
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    I don't know anything about the im3300 but my 1750 has been through hell and back (3 fly away world champs) and its still as new! Expensive but worth it. Just add up how much your FT rig has cost;)
     
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    Yes, I remember the vids and they do appear to be the same company now

    Thanks Paul, my thoughts exactly. A couple of thousand quid of kit in a £50 bag doesn't seem prudent. When I rode motorbikes in my youth I always had the most expensive crash helmet I could find despite being permanently broke as my brain is my second favourite organ.
     
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    Storm or Peli, dont buy anything else

    Im3300 gives a bit more protection which helped seal the deal for me.
    I also prefer the Locks /catches on the storm over Peli.

    Either is built superbly, I can stand on my case no worries and Gadgets bounces nicely along Gatwick runway lol
     
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    Any links for this im3220 ?
    Thanks.
     
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    I now use Im 3220 and im 3200

    Both are shorter than 3300 and fit across the back seat / boot of most cars better than 3300.
    3300 you cane leave the but hook on no probs plenty of room.
    with the 3200/3220 I just slide the butt hook off and place it in the case.

    3220 has the extra depth /extra layer of foam. When travelling abroad to shoot this is the case to take, take out the extra foam and pack with clothes/tools/spares etc.
    Makes a fine spectacle in a German airport then when a nice policeman insists on seeing some paperwork as Gadget and gilly can confirm lol
     
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    Yep as above.

    One thing I would say though is that these cases are heavy and some companies have changed their individual baggage limits. Think easyjet have and they may have reduced their combined as well so the days of packing it out may be limited, but we managed to get the gun, gun bag and even a shooting jacket plus tools in ours for Italy.

    Monty if you want to take a peek at one let me know.

    Might be worth looking at 2nd hand. They don't stay new looking for long.
     
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    3220

    Thanks Simon and Rob, all good info. The weight doesn't worry me too much, no current plans to fly but an excess baggage charge is better than a bent gun in the scheme of things if I ever do. The im3220 is looking like the way forward, I like the idea of more depth of foam plus space for essential tools and assorted 'stuff'. The 3300 is still an option as it's almost exactly the width of the back seat of the car.

    Doing a bit of a change of kit after this weekend so will get the tape measure out on Monday once it's all bolted together :)

    Ta!

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    Storm 3220

    Storm 3220 arrived this morning and it's looking good. It's long enough to keep the butt hook attached and loads of space for tools and assorted shooting paraphernalia in the lower layers of foam.

    Thanks for everyone's input, really glad I asked.

    Monty
     

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