Rifle cases come in two types, hard and soft cases. Deciding on the right one will depend entirely on factors such as the person’s needs and tastes.
Hard cases, as the name suggests, are tough in nature. This is because they will have a hardened shell of plastic as their main material. Naturally, these types of cases will give the rifle maximum protection. They will also prevent the rifle from rough handling, either from people, or from the natural movement of transportation. However, they will be heavier compared to other types. When traveling long distances, it is usually better to take a hard case. In fact, TSA requires travelers to transport their rifles in a hard case.
Soft cases are made with cloth-like material, meaning they will be lighter and easier to carry around. As an added bonus, soft cases are quieter when carried. This may not seem important in normal day-to-day activities, but for a hunter who is tracking something like a water fowl, this is important to prevent from making too much sound. When using a soft case, look for one that is waterproof.
Whichever case is used it is a good idea to get one that can be locked. Both soft and hard cases come with this feature. What many people do when traveling with their rifle, is to take both hard as well as soft cases with them. This way when they go for the actual hunt they will use a soft case.
Blow Molded Versus Injection Molded Carrying Cases
Carrying cases made through blow molding are considered superior to those made through the process of injection molding. The blow molding process creates cases that are both lightweight and durable, and which can be used in a variety of ways. Blow molded plastic equipment carrying cases are thus ideal in situations that require a prototype or a demo kit.
Blow molding is a process in which plastic is blown into a metal mold to form the case. The durability of the case comes from its seamless design and through the use of thermoplastics, which are state-of-the-art polymers known for their durability. Western Case has perfected their products through the use of thermoplastics.
Western Case will give their users peace of mind when storing, carrying and traveling, and also offer these features:
• Resistance against impact
• Insulation from low temperatures
• Protection from chemicals and other threats
• Electrical insulation and flame resistance properties
Blow molded cases produced by Western Case are perfect in situations requiring a custom design. This is because the design process is neither time-consuming nor exceptionally costly. However, the method still allows for the production in large or small quantities of cases that come in a variety of designs.
Extrusion Molding, Its Advantages and Disadvantages
Extrusion molded cases also use thermoplastics, but are made differently. Extrusion molding is a practical way of producing any numbers of custom cases. Extrusion molded cases can be produced in large quantities and offer complex designs and intricate features. Extrusion molding is ideal for creating standard-sized cases that are resilient and versatile.
Blow Molding refers to an industrial process which creates hollow pieces of plastic through the incorporation of fixed amounts of thermoplastic supplies. The process can produce a broad range of items such as customized carrying cases. An extrusion blow molded case is a vital container used to shield products during transportation. Blow molded carrying cases have several advantages.
Benefits of Blow Molded Plastic Carrying Cases
Extrusion blow molding only requires moderate amounts of pressure; hence the costs of molds incorporated using this procedure are cheaper as compared to those developed by injection molding which is expensive due to machinery costs. Additionally, with this process, it is possible to create complex designs in several sizes.
Drawbacks of Extrusion Blow Molding
One of the drawbacks is that an increase in mold size increases the cost of extrusion blow molding. Also, it is difficult to mold in-holes.
Where Can You Find Extrusion Blow Molded Cases?
Our company offers an excellent line of blow molded cases that can be customized according to your product’s needs. Moreover, our cases also have some value-added improvements such as lift-out interior trays, custom fabricated foam interiors, die-cut flaps, and new cubicles for product literature or manuals, as well as hot stamped logos to capitalize on your brand identity.
Benefits of Buying Western Case’s Blow Molded Cases
There are so many benefits of purchasing our blow molded cases as opposed to others. To begin with, we make our cases using recyclable high-density polyethylene (HDPE). This is because the material is durable, strong, and highly- resistant to solvents and oils. Secondly, our cases will never rust or corrode. Thirdly, even after so many years of use, our cases will stay in the same good-looking condition because of our scratch resistant exterior. Additionally, we also mold color in on our cases ensuring no chipping or peeling.
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