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#1 kenrenard

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

Anyone have a Pelican 1600 case. I was looking to get a good eyepiece case. Looks like it will hold quite a bit. Any feedback is appreciated. Was looking at this one below.

http://www.amazon.co...NO/ref=sr_1_...

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

I have 2 #1600 Pelicans. I use one for my EP etc. and the other was used for my CGEM mount.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

Hard to go wrong with Pelican ...

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

Look at this site to compare prices.
http://www.pelican-case.com/
I ordered a 1654 I ordered from them. The cases are big, but protect the stuff in them, very well.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

I have a used one that has new foam that is available.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

Watch Your local Craigslist, different kinds show up with and without foam fairly often.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

I use the Pelican 1550 for an eyepiece case and it is plenty big enough. It's a fairly heavy case when it's loaded with eyepieces. I personally would go with two smaller cases rather than a case bigger than the 1550 if the 1550 isn't big enough.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

Works great for me:

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

Interesting info. I have a few 2 inch eyepieces on large q70 38 mm which is 6 inches long. I see what you mean it is a very large case. Maybe smaller is the way to go. Thanks for your advice all.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

I have my Ethos standing up in my 1600.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

I also found the 1600 a bit too big and heavy for just eyepieces, but works great as a case for my DM-6 and mount accessories.
I did settle for the smaller Nanuk 930 with adjustable padded dividers which has worked out well for my eyepieces.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

Thanks for the picture. I don't have anywhere near that many eyepieces. That gives me a good gage of size

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

You can't go wrong with Pelican!!!

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Love your space program collection!!!! (Not to mention all the astronomical goodies in the foreground!)

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

Love your space program collection!!!! (Not to mention all the astronomical goodies in the foreground!)



Thanks, it's been a lot of years in the making. I started with the help of a family friend who worked with the late, great Charlie Bell.

#16 kenrenard

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

Very nice setup. That is quite a bit of equipment. I think the 1500 may serve me fine for now. That will still give me room to grow. I don't have more than a few eyepieces and a reticle. Thanks to all for the input and pictures

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

I have a plano case that is awesome. Bigger than a pelican 1510 for a little less.

I love it. 4 latches, waterproof, deep.

http://www.amazon.co...029KDHT0/ref...

Might be worth checking it out, or looking at one of its little brothers.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

I picked up a used craiglist Pelican 1600, works great for eyepieces and misc stuff.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

I've had the 1600 for about 10 years and it's a fantastic case. It is large, and I'm actually considering transferring my Stowaway and all it's accessories to that case, and getting some smaller Pelican cases to hold different EP sets.

No matter how you use it, any Pelican case will serve you well.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

I use a case from Adorama Camera, more economical than the Pelican cases.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

I use a case from Adorama Camera, more economical than the Pelican cases.
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GREAT link............Thanks!! Have you had good customer service with "Adorama"??

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

I have bought many things from them and have no complaints.

#23 kenrenard

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

Thanks. That is a more economical option. I will look into these from Adorama

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

I think the flashpoint cases are worth a try. For half the price. I am generally very careful with what I have and the small orion case has held up well for my use. Thanks again demiles.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

I think they are definitely worth a look.....I am looking for a case to store binoviewers & related "stuff" and don't really need the super protection of the "Pelican" case.......the "flashpoint" case will almost be over-kill for my needs and a great price.






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