Replacement foam for rifle case

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  1. SteveOak

    SteveOak Silver $$ Contributor

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    I have a rifle case that belonged to a friend, now deceased, that I used to shoot with. It is not an heirloom type case but I would like to use it.

    I am looking for foam to replace the middle section of foam. It is 12 1/2" X 51 1/2" X 1 1/2". He had cut the foam to fit his two rifles and I want to use if for one rifle.

    Where have you found replacement foam suitable for a rifle case?

    It is a Doskosil. Here are a few pix. BTW, it is not as ratty looking as the pix make it seem and I think with some ArmorAll it would be fine.

    Doskosil case 002.jpg Doskosil case 001.jpg
     
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  2. Papa Charlie

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  3. Uthink Uknow

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    Jo-Ann Fabric and other places that sell seat cushions and such may have what you want a lot cheaper than Cabela's.
     
  4. Dusty Stevens

    Dusty Stevens COVFEFE Gold $$ Contributor

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    Sometimes the mfr sells replacement foam otherwise check amazon
     
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    Custom mattress stores
     
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    M-61 "Quis Separabit" Gold $$ Contributor

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    Read something on here quite a while ago. Either closed cell foam or open cell foam. One is a nightmare and I no longer recall which.
    Retaining moisture was the problem.
     
  9. senderoll

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    From what I remember, Closed cell foam doesn’t attract moisture but open cell does. I think
     
  10. Papa Charlie

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    The problem with closed cell foam is that it traps air and moisture and doesn't breath thereby trapping the moisture next to your gun.
    Hard cases come with open cell foam that is rigid. Foam comes in many different types, hardness and also the cell size varies. Stick with the type of foam designed for the application or you could risk damaging you weapons.
     
  11. bpmoss1

    bpmoss1 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Go to an upholstery supply and ask for high density foam. They can slice it to thickness you want as well as size. At least mine does.
     
  12. SmittyJon

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    A buddy of mine recommended Fast Cut Kaiser Foam for replacing the current foam in my rest box. It's fairly dense and layered, and comes in different thicknesses, so you can cut into it as deep as you need to. He gets it on ebay.

    Chris Mitchell
     
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  13. Tommie

    Tommie Gold $$ Contributor

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    Side note:
    I have a cheap but functional Contico rifle case that’s about 25 years old. The foam is now old, hard and brittle (kinda like me). Leaves dandruff all over my guns. Inspired by this thread, I called Contico to find out about buying replacement foam. To my surprise I learned that Contico has been out of the rifle case business for years. They suggested an upholstery shop.
     
  14. ClassCat

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    I went to JoAnn's, a craft store, They had multiple sizes and thicknesses. Be prepared to PAY !
     
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