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I have a question on layout for my ps90 and a pelican case. I'm looking somewhat more compact. i see a lot use the 1495, and disassemble the upper and lay the gun flat. I see some can get the gun and maybe a mag flat. hat i was thinking, was getting a pelican storm im2600. Its roughly the same inner dimensions as the 1495, but over twice as thick. I have a unused one and was thinking of dissembling the upper/lower, cutting through all three layers of and placing the gun in upright. i am seeing i can then place in multiple mags, the gun, a cut out for the sling, and even a side arm. Has anyone every done something similar? 20150125_172720.jpg
 

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I haven't seen anyone do it but it seems reasonable. I'm a little more difficult than most so I would probably cut the upper and lower pieces in half after the initial cut to protect everything. I wouldn't be comfortable with the firearm or other pieces directly on the case. I've built a wire cutter for foam and one you've cut out the foam to go back and cut the pattern in two is not difficult.

Im always looking at getting more into those cases too. The foam is not that expensive and would be worth a try in my opinion. :)
 

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The case has the plick and pluck foam, so in theory, it should be easy. No part of the rifle would touch the case, and there would be a ton more room. Thats how they do the cameras in this case, so its worth a try.
 

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Has anyone every done something similar?
Yep, that's exactly what I did with my Pelican 1600 (L)21.51" x (W)16.54" x (D)7.99".
I played around with a low cost CAD program to find how I wanted things and then borrowed a friend's foam cutting setup. That was a few years ago, today there are sites where you can get almost any foam cut exactly the way you want it, or at least use the site for planning.
MyCasebuilder.com. (For custom work it really helps to just trace and draw rather than use the stock layouts.)
I planned ahead so that if I do ever go SBR, I can still use the existing cutouts with a little modification.
 

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Yep, that's exactly what I did with my Pelican 1600 (L)21.51" x (W)16.54" x (D)7.99".
I played around with a low cost CAD program to find how I wanted things and then borrowed a friend's foam cutting setup. That was a few years ago, today there are sites where you can get almost any foam cut exactly the way you want it, or at least use the site for planning.
MyCasebuilder.com. (For custom work it really helps to just trace and draw rather than use the stock layouts.)
I planned ahead so that if I do ever go SBR, I can still use the existing cutouts with a little modification.
Do you have pics of your case?
 

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I haven't ever fiddled with multilayered foam, but for my Pelican cases (both pick-n-pluck and solid) is lay the item(s) out how I want them in the case and trace it with chalk. Pluck out the bits that are inside the outline, and leave the rest. For multiple layers, my thought would be to then take the foam you've removed and the item in question, and lay them on their side on top of one another to figure out how much foam to put back in for depth.

I hope that makes some sense.
 

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I haven't seen anyone do it in the orientation you mention.

Have a go at it. Worse case you need new foam.
 
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