Interesting, how much it weights with the scope vs without? The largest case I have is 3800. But I don't travel with a scope, it's for my EPs only. Once I stopped by HFT and picked up from the shelf Apache 4800, wow, it was sooo heavy . I would never join this hobby if I new I have to be a weightlifter .
I will see if I can get a weight when I get home tonight. I won't get home until late, after 11:00pm, so it may be tomorrow before I can do it.
It looks like you only picked from the top layer of foam. The apache cases I own have two dense layers of foam inside with a slimmer third cushion on the bottom and the egg crate in the lid. You could pull the top layer and make a cut out for either the finder or the flattener. If it were mine I would place the scope and finder deeper in the box and the rest in the top layer.
How does the handle/finder dovetail handle being that high, is the case hard to close?
There are two layers of foam. I usually pull both layers, cut the bottom one and reinsert it to give me the depth needed. I will probably do that with the GT71. The case closes without any issues, meaning I don't have to force the lid down. I'm sure the handle is making an impression in the egg crate foam in the lid and the 'scope is making one in the bottom layer.
I will use the bottom layer impression to selectively remove, and cut for height, foam to position the 'scope a little lower.
Edited by ryanr256, 19 August 2019 - 07:53 AM.