da 'Burgh I kinda don't like hard cases... Mostly when I pack multiple guns, I have a special box I made for the PU... It is stout and padded
on the inside. It will hold about 17 long guns with scopes because :biggrin: I uses them foam padded/cloth zip up cases and situate the guns with scope
up. Yeah sometimes when we go rat killing in E Oregon 4-5 guys don't want to be limited to a gun apiece :vollkommenauf:
Stacking them hard cases would use a dang big box to secure all them guns.
I prefer soft cases. If I were a competition shooter and had a target grade rifle that was worth a couple of thousand dollars, I would probably use one. But on a .22LR that cost me $135-150, I think it would be an overkill. The case would cost almost more than the rifle.
I prefer soft gun cases too. There are some Rolls Royce hard cases out there by companies like Pelican that you'll pay a lot of $$ for, yet for hard travel or flying they are definitely the way to go. The hard cases I actually use when I do occasionally use them are just large enough to fit the gun, for ease of carrying to the range. I don't know that they are all that much more protection than a good soft case.
For a soft case that has a whole lot of features, you might try this out. I first heard about it in a magazine review. Great case for the money (currently $45), and plenty of spaces for targets, magazines, pistols, etc. and it has extra padding for protecting your rifle: MidwayUSA Pro Series Tactical Rifle Case
da 'Burgh, I don't think you ever said what you want to use the case for. Travel, shipping, or just going to the range? I for sure would not use a Starlight or Pelican rifle case just to go the range - too heavy and bulky, but for travel or shipping, absolutely.