Let's face it, a lot of firearms accessories are ridiculously overpriced. Look at rifle slings for example. They are all essentially made of nylon webbing and really shouldn't cost all that much to produce.
Unless a soft rifle case turns into a shooting mat, there is no reason that it should cost more than $20. This Fieldline rifle case packs a LOT of value for around $15. It is very well constructed and designed with some thought for the user. A lot of soft cases are designed to wrap around your rifle/shotgun like a taco shell. Hanging on the rack they *look* as they have the same interior volume as this rifle case, but that is where design with forethought comes into play. The bottom of this case doesn't just wrap around, it is squared off. The best analogy I can relate is comparing the volume of a magazine versus that of a book. Because the binding of a book is squared off, it can hold more pages than a magazine. This feature increases the interior volume of the case so that there is truly enough room for a scoped rifle.
This case has quality stitching and unlike most soft cases, the stress points are also riveted -- where the handles meet the top of the case. Also this case has some other features found on much more expensive cases -- an adjustable shoulder strap that is large enough to be adjusted to sling diagonally across your back so that both of your hands are free to tote other stuff. The attachment points for the sling are sewn and riveted to the case. The sling can be removed entirely or tightened so that it lays flat against the back of the case so it is out of the way if you prefer not to use it. Also the sling attachment points are located along the centerline of the side of the case so that if you should decide to sling it diagonally across your back, the case will rest flat and stable. This case has a zippered accessory pouch that is perfect for carrying all of the stuff that you'd probably forget to load in your pockets -- pens, markers, target stickers, allen wrenches, small screwdrivers, a mini-mag flashlight, a small notebook, earplugs, etc.
There is also a sewn on pocket with a clear vinyl window for name/address card about the size of a business card. The case has double zippers so that you could throw on a small padlock to secure the case. At the top of the case is a sturdily sewn 3/4 inch nylon webbing loop that would be perfect for attaching a carabiner for hanging the cased rifle vertically.
To be quite honest, I thought this case had been mispriced and should have cost much more. When I started comparing its quality of materials, design, construction and features to much more expensive soft cases hanging beside it on the display rack, I was POSITIVE it had been mispriced. I am VERY happy with this purchase, so much so that I felt compelled to write a review.
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