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Decent case for AC556 folder Recommendations?

Post by trey_phish83 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:10 am

i just purchased a really clean ruger ac556, from a great guy, ssnfa, and i am in the market for something solid to keep it in for its journey across the country. so please, tell me what works, and if you have a folder, and no case, tell me the length and width, and i'll go from there. thanks guys. check her out. its my second MG, i can't wait!

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Post by Wahnsinn » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:24 am

Damn that is nice looking, did he have it all refinished or what? Usually the ones I see are pretty beat up.

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Post by Tango2249 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:00 pm

trey_phish83 wrote:i just purchased a really clean ruger ac556, from a great guy, ssnfa, and i am in the market for something solid to keep it in for its journey across the country. so please, tell me what works, and if you have a folder, and no case, tell me the length and width, and i'll go from there. thanks guys. check her out. its my second MG, i can't wait!

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If you are looking for a soft case I would go with an Eagle or Blackhawk...
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Re: Decent case for AC556 folder Recommendations?

Post by trey_phish83 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:13 pm

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trey_phish83 wrote:i just purchased a really clean ruger ac556, from a great guy, ssnfa, and i am in the market for something solid to keep it in for its journey across the country. so please, tell me what works, and if you have a folder, and no case, tell me the length and width, and i'll go from there. thanks guys. check her out. its my second MG, i can't wait!

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If you are looking for a soft case I would go with an Eagle or Blackhawk...
hard case would be my ideal case. i just don't know lengths and widths.
Wahnsinn wrote:Damn that is nice looking, did he have it all refinished or what? Usually the ones I see are pretty beat up.
he told me it had been a safe queen since birth. the up close pictures shows very very slight wear, and the bluing looks factory.
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Re: Decent case for AC556 folder Recommendations?

Post by WooD » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:43 pm

trey_phish83 wrote:i just purchased a really clean ruger ac556, from a great guy, ssnfa, and i am in the market for something solid to keep it in for its journey across the country. so please, tell me what works, and if you have a folder, and no case, tell me the length and width, and i'll go from there. thanks guys. check her out. its my second MG, i can't wait!
Congrats on a extremely wicked nice rifle.

I'd go with something like a Pelican case. I use them for photo gear, and I don't think you could hurt one unless you drove over it in a car, or used explosives.

Damn thats a nice Ruger, I'm multi color green with envy!

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Post by SRM » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:53 pm

About the case, maybe Pelican or Hardige.

About the gun, If I ever get a Mg, that is the one.

With a can of course. Um, are you planning on the quiet side with this? 8)

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Post by trey_phish83 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:41 pm

SRM wrote:About the case, maybe Pelican or Hardige.

About the gun, If I ever get a Mg, that is the one.

With a can of course. Um, are you planning on the quiet side with this? 8)
Without a doubt good sir. I found the adapter from the ruger 9/16x32 to 1/2x28 and have a 7.62SD that will complement that weapon nicely.
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trey_phish83 wrote:i just purchased a really clean ruger ac556, from a great guy, ssnfa, and i am in the market for something solid to keep it in for its journey across the country. so please, tell me what works, and if you have a folder, and no case, tell me the length and width, and i'll go from there. thanks guys. check her out. its my second MG, i can't wait!
Congrats on a extremely wicked nice rifle.

I'd go with something like a Pelican case. I use them for photo gear, and I don't think you could hurt one unless you drove over it in a car, or used explosives.

Damn thats a nice Ruger, I'm multi color green with envy!


Thank you sir, the only problem is, its going to be ten months until i see it!
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Re: Decent case for AC556 folder Recommendations?

Post by ducati » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:46 pm

While I've got a Voodoo soft case for some things, I loves me some Pelican and SKB hard cases.

My 22/45 lives in a Pelican
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I'm liking SKB even better these days, all because of their latches.
If you have a Pelican case, you know how hard they are to latch and unlatch.
You can break a finger or thumb just getting some open.

SKB couldn't be easier; no pressure, just lift and you're open.

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Re: Decent case for AC556 folder Recommendations?

Post by Artful » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:04 pm

Congrat's - I love mine - really wicked fun with the 22LR conversion on it for taking someone out for a taste of full auto without breaking the bank.

Case wise, are you carrying or shipping or ? - I have several cases for my shorty guns -

Soft case for just driving out and back without any stops.

Hard cases for traveling with stops - but my hard cases are not generally gun cases. I use alternative cases.
UNLESS I'm Shipping then I have Aluminum cases that I can stand on without worrying about contents.

Tool boxes make excellent cases for protection
http://quarterbore.com/ar15m16/toolbox.html
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Instrument cases both hard and soft serve well
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Tennis racket cases, Baseball Bat Duffle, Pool Cue case, Trumpet cases, Golf Bag Travel case - it all works well with just a little fiddling.
Yamaha keyboard case with a big yamaha logo on the side will hold SBR's that don't fold.

I don't disagree with Pelican/Hardigg/SKB or Aluminum cases but often they scream expensive contents or GUN to many people.
Even some of the discreet cases to me scream GUN
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=4102 ... RIFLE-CASE

Here's a link with discussion for travel
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthre ... did=211432

LEGAL NOTE: Some states (and possibly localities) forbid the using of "non-gun cases" to hold firearms.
They want you to carry your rifle in a case that is obviously a gun case (whatever the heck that is).
So be sure to check with your local and state laws before deciding on using such a case!
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Re: Decent case for AC556 folder Recommendations?

Post by BISHOP » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:59 pm

What I use for my AK

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The mini is samller than the Ruger so it should fit good.

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And other guns that also fit.

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Re: Decent case for AC556 folder Recommendations?

Post by twodollarbill » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:33 pm

I really like the tennis racket cases.
But a fat guy carrying anything athletic may be suspicious too.
If its staying put in the trunk, the tool box method is the way too go.

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Post by trey_phish83 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:17 am

haha i guess its musical instrument cases are my choice. i can't see a kid a wheelchair with any tennis racket cases
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Re: Decent case for AC556 folder Recommendations?

Post by Artful » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:09 pm

Ah, more information than in first post...
If I was in that situation I might not pick toolbox or athletic case.
Music might work but would be more awkward for me.
I'd look into one of the backpack's designed for special use

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http://www.511tactical.com/All-Products ... -Pack.html

Large-format covert carry bag
Sized for submachine gun or with collapsed stock (overall length <600mm)
Front pouch concealment pack with pistol holder, mag/knife holder and accessory pocket
Hot-Pull™ tabs for rapid weapon deployment
Detachable front pouch doubles as fanny pack with concealed sidearm
Front panel Back-Up Belt System™ and web platform interior
Rugged haul handle and QR breakaway strap
Hydration bladder and water bottle pocket
Padded aeromesh back
Rugged 1050D nylon
Velcro ID/patch panels
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