Owning a rifle is one thing, but taking care of it is another. Here’s our list of the 5 best rifle cases under $200.
Sometimes the excitement we get out of buying a new rifle overshadows the consideration for a quality carrying case, something every gun needs to escape the elements, stay protected while traveling and make lugging it around a cinch.
SKB 40″ Rifle Case
SKB makes excellent cases for a wide range of items, from guitars to golf clubs and of course, rifles. The super tough and durable outer shell will take a beating and keep your firearm safe, and the locks are airline-approved, ready to move anywhere your hunts take you. The “Bunk Bed” storage system keeps your rifle in place, and the weather-resistant O-ring keeps moisture out. Best of all, your scope will be protected too, and any replacement parts needed are covered by a great warranty.
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Browning Soft Frisco SA22
While a soft case isn’t going to provide the protection of a hard case, the Browning Frisco still passes the durability and affordability tests. The 600-denier polyester canvas outer shell will withstand some bumps, and the interior has some useful stock and barrel cutouts for easy storage. Large pockets feature elastic straps for ammo and other accessories, and the handles and shoulder strap include pads for easy carrying. Browning is known to make great guns, and this reasonably-priced case will take good care of them.
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Vism Rifle Case and Shooting Mat Combo
Talk about multipurpose; this case from Vism doubles as an unfoldable 66″ by 35″ shooting mat. Padded panels and durable PVC construction make the Vism case a standout. Two shoulder straps with sternum and waist connections allow this case to be carried like a backpack, freeing your hands for glassing the field in anticipation of that big buck you’re after. A cleaning rod compartment and two zippered pockets on the inside allow plenty of extras to be carried as well. It’s a heavy duty case for the heavy duty shooter.
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Voo Doo Tactical Case
Going the extra mile, Voo Doo made this case capable of carrying up to four firearms: two rifles and two handguns. A padded divider keeps guns from knocking into each other, and straps on each side of the main compartment keep things in place. If your weapon is longer than 42″ you may not be able to use it, but many rifles fall within those specs. There are three adjustable outside pockets, perfect for optics or other accessories. Back pack-style straps make it easy to lug through the brush or the airport.
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Brownell’s Adjustable-Length Rifle Case
Can’t find a case that fits your unique rifle length? Than the adjustable-length case from Brownell’s is perfect; it will move from 48″ down to the ideal fit for your weapon. The Shoulder straps attach with spring-loaded clips to flat D-rings sewn to the case, so they can be removed and the case can be carried by the double-stitched, nylon web carry handles. A quick-deploy system makes it super easy to get your gun out when a shot presents itself. Additional attachment points on the outside can handle magazine or dump pouches.
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