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Grandpa Jim
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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: demiles]
      #5625188 - 01/15/13 08:58 PM

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I use a case from Adorama Camera, more economical than the Pelican cases.
Adorama Cases




GREAT link............Thanks!! Have you had good customer service with "Adorama"??


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demiles
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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: Grandpa Jim]
      #5625265 - 01/15/13 09:48 PM

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

Edited by demiles (01/15/13 09:50 PM)


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kenrenard
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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: demiles]
      #5625828 - 01/16/13 09:17 AM

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

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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5626175 - 01/16/13 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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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5626795 - 01/16/13 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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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: Grandpa Jim]
      #5626855 - 01/16/13 07:39 PM

Your welcome!

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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: demiles]
      #5627678 - 01/17/13 09:21 AM

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I use a case from Adorama Camera, more economical than the Pelican cases.
Adorama Cases




Thanks for the link. These will probably more than adequate for my situation, and since I'm looking to have multiple smaller cases for specific uses, these will be much easier on the wallet!


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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: ckwastro]
      #5641178 - 01/24/13 06:09 PM Attachment (30 downloads)

The 1600 is huge, but it holds a lot and is great protection. I added a couple of eyepieces and had to jump up from a 1550. I prefer to have my eyepieces laying flat hence the need for a large case.

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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: plav1959]
      #5641367 - 01/24/13 08:02 PM

ignorant question; once you pluck out the foam pieces, can you put them back in case you want to 'remodel'?
thanks
Bob


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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: spongebob@55]
      #5641494 - 01/24/13 09:06 PM

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ignorant question; once you pluck out the foam pieces, can you put them back in case you want to 'remodel'?




Yes you can.


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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: City Kid]
      #5646507 - 01/27/13 05:34 PM

You could reuse the foam and reorganize, but it would require a little spray glue of some kind. When the foam is plucked it's plucked.
I have 21 Pelican cases of all sizes and I color coordinate to come extent. Yellow for eyepieces, tan for ADM accessories, green for my tents, orange for tools, but mostly black because most large cases are only available in black. Color cases make things a little easier to find in the dark.
I also use Pelican cases for my hand guns, the 1170 is a perfect fit for most.


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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: turtledude1]
      #5646566 - 01/27/13 06:04 PM

Paul, nicely organized case! I have my eyepieces in a 1600 case too. Do you go down to the second level of foam when you pluck? I organize them vertically to fit more into the case. I'm wondering I there's another case that you can lay the eyepieces flat, but its not as deep as the 1600.

Gabe


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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: turtledude1]
      #5647685 - 01/28/13 09:41 AM

The 1600 has two layers of pick-n-pluck foam, plus a thinner solid bottom layer, so what I've done is switch out the layers. I put the old picked-out layer on the bottom, the thinner solid layer in the middle which will now act as a good base, and the "non-picked" layer on top. This will probably only work if you lay down the eyepieces in the case like I do, but it does give you at least one more re-organization before needing replacement foam.

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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: demiles]
      #5647721 - 01/28/13 10:01 AM

Quote:

I use a case from Adorama Camera, more economical than the Pelican cases.
Adorama Cases




does the adorama case have 2 layers of pluck foam or just one?
Thanks
Bob


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demiles
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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: spongebob@55]
      #5647774 - 01/28/13 10:41 AM

Yes Mine has two layers.

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kenrenard
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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: demiles]
      #5650498 - 01/29/13 02:57 PM

Quote:

I use a case from Adorama Camera, more economical than the Pelican cases.
Adorama Cases




Well after some thought I bought a Flashpoint 1550 from Adorama for $59.95 with free shipping. I have a small Orion eyepiece case now and it has held up well. I am pretty easy on my equipment so I think this will work fine and half the price.

I appreciate all the advice. I will be sure to post a picture and thoughts of the cases.

Ken


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kenrenard
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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: demiles]
      #5655660 - 02/01/13 06:55 AM Attachment (12 downloads)

Quote:

I use a case from Adorama Camera, more economical than the Pelican cases.
Adorama Cases




I received my Flashpoint 1550 in the mail yesterday. Wow its a really nice case for the price. I was impressed with the quality. Thanks again for the tip.


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kenrenard
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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5655661 - 02/01/13 06:57 AM Attachment (10 downloads)

As you can see from the picture above plenty of room for more eyepieces.

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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5655901 - 02/01/13 09:30 AM

Ken, thanks for posting the pics. It certainly looks like a well-built case.

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kenrenard
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Re: Pelican 1600 Case new [Re: ckwastro]
      #5655941 - 02/01/13 09:44 AM

No problem. I am very happy with it. While I don't have a Pelican to compare it too, I can't imagine its double the quality for my needs. I am just looking for storage and carrying eyepieces to my club site.

Ken


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