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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ac View Post
    Does it need to be a bag? I was looking at a rolling DEWALT 28 in. 12 Gal. Mobile Tool Box for this.
    Operative word is "discreet;" toolboxes don't say "gun" but still say "valuable stuff inside."

    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeFingerPete View Post
    When I need to carry that much stuff, I generally put it in my Pelican 1637. The wheels aren't big, and obviously it's not a drop bottom, but it weighs so much in that configuration that I can't see how a soft-ish bag would work terribly well.

    What I can say is that I've rolled/drug it all over the damn place, and while not optimal, it's pretty easy to live with. They do have heavier cases that also have huge wheels, but I don't like the form factor of the body of the case itself. I will say that once you reach a certain weight, two smaller cases are MUCH easier to deal with than one behemoth that weighs 150lbs+, imo.
    Back to "discreet"--most people associate Pelicans with "yo high-dollar stuff here," and I'm shooting for a loaded weight of around 50-60.

    I point-blank asked High Sierra customer service what the weight capacity on a couple of their bags was, but I think the response was a "tell him what he wants to hear whether true or not."

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    Q: "Are any of your wheeled duffels suitable for sustained carry of around a 50- to 60-lb. load on uneven/unpaved terrain? I've been looking for a new range bag and was wondering if the 26" Cermak or 30" Evolution might be up to the job."
    A: "We appreciate your interest in our products. This will be a great selection for your needs. All information for this item points to its durability and strength."
    Bags I was looking at:
    https://shop.highsierra.com/duffels/...06592XXXX.html
    https://shop.highsierra.com/duffels/...89573XXXX.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Operative word is "discreet;" toolboxes don't say "gun" but still say "valuable stuff inside."


    Back to "discreet"--most people associate Pelicans with "yo high-dollar stuff here," and I'm shooting for a loaded weight of around 50-60.

    I point-blank asked High Sierra customer service what the weight capacity on a couple of their bags was, but I think the response was a "tell him what he wants to hear whether true or not."

    Cross-check my Bullshit Detector on this?
    Q: "Are any of your wheeled duffels suitable for sustained carry of around a 50- to 60-lb. load on uneven/unpaved terrain? I've been looking for a new range bag and was wondering if the 26" Cermak or 30" Evolution might be up to the job."
    A: "We appreciate your interest in our products. This will be a great selection for your needs. All information for this item points to its durability and strength."
    Bags I was looking at:
    https://shop.highsierra.com/duffels/...06592XXXX.html
    https://shop.highsierra.com/duffels/...89573XXXX.html
    I think when you're looking for a bag as big as what you want it's going to say "valuable stuff inside"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Operative word is "discreet;" toolboxes don't say "gun" but still say "valuable stuff inside."


    Back to "discreet"--most people associate Pelicans with "yo high-dollar stuff here," and I'm shooting for a loaded weight of around 50-60.

    I point-blank asked High Sierra customer service what the weight capacity on a couple of their bags was, but I think the response was a "tell him what he wants to hear whether true or not."

    Cross-check my Bullshit Detector on this?
    Q: "Are any of your wheeled duffels suitable for sustained carry of around a 50- to 60-lb. load on uneven/unpaved terrain? I've been looking for a new range bag and was wondering if the 26" Cermak or 30" Evolution might be up to the job."
    A: "We appreciate your interest in our products. This will be a great selection for your needs. All information for this item points to its durability and strength."
    Bags I was looking at:
    https://shop.highsierra.com/duffels/...06592XXXX.html
    https://shop.highsierra.com/duffels/...89573XXXX.html

    High Sierra isn't going to hold up well for long. Unfortunately, drop bottom duffels really fell out of favor a decade ago and there aren't many left. FWIW, 1000 rounds of 5.56 weighs over 30lbs. A couple of 10lbs guns, plus miscellaneous shit, and it's gonna get heavy quick.

    I'd bet that those duffel bags weigh as much as that pelican I listed. Pelican will stand behind their cases (BUT NOT THEIR LUGGAGE), no luggage company will.

    I had a Travelpro drop bottom duffel bag 15 years ago that was by far the most durable of the type. 30" long, fairly sturdy. It still broke in a year of travel.

    Eagle Creek probably makes one of the better wheeled duffels that aren't "crazy" expensive. The best overall would be Briggs and Riley, and they make a drop bottom, and they'd stand behind it. For $600 for the big guy https://www.briggs-riley.com/product...-duffle-uwd129

    The 27" model is $400 in blue right now https://www.briggs-riley.com/collect...o-wheel-duffle


    And none of these are going to stand up to being dragged around the range.

    FWIW: I travel for a living. I use a Pelican 1607 (small end of checked bag size). In the rare event that a latch gets broken, I just call them and they ship me a couple. If the case ever shits the bed, they will fix me up.


    Earlier I said I use a 1637 for the range. It's actually a 1615. Much more manageable in the back seat of a truck, car trunk, etc. Buy it in Orange and paint "Rescue" or some trite nonsense on there, and nobody will think twice about it.

    FWIW: My suitcase is Orange and has "Warning: Live Bees" stenciled on all sides. I don't generally have to worry about anyone getting too close to it, at the baggage carousel or otherwise.

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