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Old 09-20-2020, 08:58 AM   #1
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Im in the market for a new case for my Mathews Heli-m, but I would like to buy a case that should work for most any bow if possible. I had an SKB I-series that was a great case, but my bow doesnt fit it with the new sight. Ive always been intrigued by soft cases, but I question how well they protect the bow? As my bow generally rides in the bed of the truck heading up to the lease.

Yall got any recommendations for me as to what to look at?


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Old 09-20-2020, 09:04 AM   #2
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I have two hard cases.. hard to travel with a bit cumbersome.

I looked online and bought a soft case that rides in the buggy with me than u unzip and walk to the blind.

Keep dust away and stays clean.


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Old 09-20-2020, 09:05 AM   #3
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:21 AM   #4
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Thats what intrigues me about soft cases. I feel like you can get one with plenty storage to put binocs and everything in and just take it to the stand. Which would be cool. Skb actually has a hard case/soft case combo which is pretty cool.


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Old 09-20-2020, 09:37 AM   #5
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Is that the IQ sight was/ rangefinder on it? If so how is it? Not trying to hijack thread
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Is that the IQ sight was/ rangefinder on it? If so how is it? Not trying to hijack thread


No worries. Thanks for the bump!


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Old 09-20-2020, 10:41 AM   #7
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I have a Lakewood Bowfile that works good for me.
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I have a Lakewood Bowfile that works good for me.


Ive glanced at those before. Mainly for a two bow type case. Not sure thats what im after. Thanks for the input though.


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Old 09-20-2020, 12:29 PM   #9
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Look at Rugid cases, you can catch them on Camofire every once and a while for around $100. I like mine itís protective enough padding, water and dust resistant. My VXR 31.5 fits like a glove however a longer ata bow will be a struggle.
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Look at Rugid cases, you can catch them on Camofire every once and a while for around $100. I like mine itís protective enough padding, water and dust resistant. My VXR 31.5 fits like a glove however a longer ata bow will be a struggle.


I actually found one of their cases I was pretty interested in, but couldnt find many good pics of the inside.


https://www.rugidgear.com/cases/20-r...ing-waterproof



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Old 09-20-2020, 01:07 PM   #11
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Easton Workhorse 4118 is another im interested in if anybody has any experience with them?

My fall back will be the SKB Hunter XL Series case. Its a pretty solid case at a reasonable price.


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Really figured this would be a bigger discussion... Guess yall dont use bow cases?


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My heli m and wifes jewel ride in a Plano bone collector's. They have seen pretty good rain and stayed dry

In the market for something for kiddos no cam

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Old 09-20-2020, 07:26 PM   #14
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Bow a Game Winner DLX bow case at academy for my last bow. Was looking for something to use on my quad. Wanted something for protection and dust control. It worked out great. Bungie corded it on top of my bags on back or could put it up front. While hunting javelina, I was able to leave my bow on top of the cases while road hunting. Also has lost of storage space and can carry 18 arrows. Currently using it for my new VXR 31.5.
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Bow a Game Winner DLX bow case at academy for my last bow. Was looking for something to use on my quad. Wanted something for protection and dust control. It worked out great. Bungie corded it on top of my bags on back or could put it up front. While hunting javelina, I was able to leave my bow on top of the cases while road hunting. Also has lost of storage space and can carry 18 arrows. Currently using it for my new VXR 31.5.

I will check it out. Ive got a plano rifle case thats very well built, but it doesnt do much for keeping the elements out.

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My heli m and wifes jewel ride in a Plano bone collector's. They have seen pretty good rain and stayed dry

In the market for something for kiddos no cam

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Thats a pretty good looking case. Is it hard sided or soft?



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I will check it out. Ive got a plano rifle case thats very well built, but it doesnt do much for keeping the elements out.




Thats a pretty good looking case. Is it hard sided or soft?



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Hard sided with pillars that go from top to bottom to stabilize it

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Old 09-20-2020, 08:35 PM   #17
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I actually found one of their cases I was pretty interested in, but couldnt find many good pics of the inside.


https://www.rugidgear.com/cases/20-r...ing-waterproof



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Yeah they sure donít show to much detail on their website. Hereís how mine looks.
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Yeah they sure donít show to much detail on their website. Hereís how mine looks.


Got any pictures of the compartments? Like where the arrows go and whatever other compartments there may be. Can you store a decent bit in that case?


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Got any pictures of the compartments? Like where the arrows go and whatever other compartments there may be. Can you store a decent bit in that case?


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A minimalist bowhunter could pack all one man would need for a hunt in the case. But thatís not how I roll!!
My arrows are 29 1/2Ē end of knock to end of field tip for reference. If I were to put arrows in the case I would remove the tips so they donít damage the case. I store my arrows in hard plastic cases and unfortunately they donít fit in the front pocket. You can slide arrows in a case between the foam on the lid and the out layer of rubberized fabric. There are 2Ēx4Ē mesh pockets on each end of the case that arenít shown. Where that ASA patch is on my case there are compartmentalized elastic pouches. For a soft case I think it has a lot of options for storage.
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A minimalist bowhunter could pack all one man would need for a hunt in the case. But thatís not how I roll!!
My arrows are 29 1/2Ē end of knock to end of field tip for reference. If I were to put arrows in the case I would remove the tips so they donít damage the case. I store my arrows in hard plastic cases and unfortunately they donít fit in the front pocket. You can slide arrows in a case between the foam on the lid and the out layer of rubberized fabric. There are 2Ēx4Ē mesh pockets on each end of the case that arenít shown. Where that ASA patch is on my case there are compartmentalized elastic pouches. For a soft case I think it has a lot of options for storage.


Thats interesting. I thought the long pocket on the front was for an arrow box/case. Unfortunate that one doesnt fit in it...


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I bought a new SKB soft case for my Mathews VXR 31.5. I really like it.
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:06 PM   #22
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Don’t know if it s what you are looking for and I will have to lookup the name, but several years ago at a Texas trophy hunting show, they had a soft case of cordura type but it was rigid arrow the edges. Plenty of storage and it is set up with Velcro straps to fit vertically on the back of a truck seat, just open it up, unstrap bow and go. Love this thing.
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I went with the SKB double bow case but it has the storage underneath. Itís HEAVY AND BULKY. But after have a bow get a string sliced in a soft case itís all I use now.


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I went with the SKB double bow case but it has the storage underneath. Itís HEAVY AND BULKY. But after have a bow get a string sliced in a soft case itís all I use now.


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Old 09-23-2020, 07:48 PM   #25
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After looking at everything suggested and then some, I ended up with the SKB Hunter Series XL. Was really looking at a soft case as I saw a ton of benefit in pockets and cutting down on my backpack plus broadhead case being carried separate, but couldnt see my bow not getting messed up on back of the truck with luggage and coolers back there.

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Old 09-23-2020, 08:27 PM   #26
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You know... I question that myself... arrows were in a different case. Nothing sharp within the case I kept it on the top shelf of closet. Went to take it out one time and the case was expanded to the max opened it up and the string was in 2 pieces


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You know... I question that myself... arrows were in a different case. Nothing sharp within the case I kept it on the top shelf of closet. Went to take it out one time and the case was expanded to the max opened it up and the string was in 2 pieces


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Thats interesting. May have got nicked before being put up and just finally failed huh?


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Thats interesting. May have got nicked before being put up and just finally failed huh?


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That would be my guess as well. Just donít know if it happened getting hauled around or while I was shooting it.

Why I went with a hard case.


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I use a fishing bow case I bought at Academy. Not only is it about half the price but it has lots of pockets.
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I use a fishing bow case I bought at Academy. Not only is it about half the price but it has lots of pockets.


Didnt even realize there was such a thing.


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I just bought an skb and the Easton workhorse because I couldn’t decide. Ended up sending the skb back. The workhorse has a deep bow compartment. I can put my vxr31.5 in it with arrows in the quiver.
I wish the outside pockets were like the skb but they are adequate. Plus the workhorse was $20 cheaper.
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I didnít either until I went looking for a soft case.
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