Pelicans are the Cadillac of gun cases
Solid design, crush proof, water proof, pressure relief valve--this case has all the bells and whistles. There's a reason why the US Military prefers Pelican cases: they're rugged, solid pieces of gear.
All that being said, I also bought the Plano® GUN GUARD® Double-Scoped Rifle Case with Wheels from Academy Sports, and comparing the two, I think there are actually a few things that Pelican can improve on:
-The Plano case is longer and "deeper." The Pelican is wider but more "shallow" so
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depending on how you want to store two long guns in the case, one might work better for you than the other.
-The Plano case has 6 latches (4 on the side opposite the hinges, and 1 on each end). The Pelican only has 4 on the side. It's still a solid case with little fear of popping open, but the extra latches on the Plano case make it feel more secure.
-When paying this much for a case, Pick and Pluck foam should be standard. This came with a solid foam sheet.
-The price. Obviously, you get what you pay for, and you'll never go wrong with a Pelican case. But it's more than twice the price of the next comparable case (the Plano Gun Guard), which isn't that much of a "step down" from a Pelican.