Foam padding in factory gun cases

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  1. PaulinKansas

    PaulinKansas Elite Refuge Member

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    Won an O/U a few weeks ago, Beretta 686. The gun case has 3 strips of foam padding glued to the inside of the case, and there are 6 pieces of loose foam padding that were in the case when I opened it. Is it customary to pack the loose foam pieces in strategic areas when putting the gun back, should I semi-permanently glue them in the strategic areas, or should I discard them? This is the nicest of all my firearms. Thanks.

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    Neighbor Guy Senior Refuge Member

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    The fancy case is just there for you to get it home. Get a different one that will hold up better.
     
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    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    Nothing wrong with your case, and no need to buy a new one.

    I would get a thin, 1/4", dense foam sheet and put on the bottom. Then, yes, I would glue in those pieces you have. If those chokes rattle around in the storage space, get a piece of thick foam to fit in the space, and cut inserts in to hold them individually.

    I had a nice custom case with my SKB that I sold. It was felt lined, and protected the gun well. Still, I would lay in some shop rags on the bottom to keep the felt from wearing out, and they come in handy when you wipe down the gun at the end of the day.
     
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  5. spaightlabs

    spaightlabs Elite Refuge Member

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    You own fifty gazillion rental properties - pry open your wallet :dv and buy that $75 case - it will be worth it. Is the case that the gun came in pressure fit? If so, pressure = scratches.
     
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    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    If it's that nice a gun then you can get a Pelican gun case with no foam in it and have them custom cut foam to fit.
    Bit expensive but none of these cases you buy off the shelf will come close.
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    riverrat47 Elite Refuge Member

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    Just get your house hooker to wrap herself around it. Come to think of it, she may be harder than that plastic case.
     
  8. MJ

    MJ Administrator Moderator

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    Just buy a Pelican case and be done with it. The foam is easy to cut using an electric carving knife.

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    Get something that locks so Tats doesn't nick that gun for her bf.
     
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    Looks good for sure.
    I'd have to find somebody whose a bit more steady handed to cut it myself.
     

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