How to make a perfect cut in the foam to the rifle case

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  1. littlebear

    littlebear AH Member

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    I used a jigsaw with a BOSCH T313AW saw blade for foam cutting. IMG_0502.JPG
     
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    I used an electric carving knife ( the kind you would use on a turkey or pot roast) and drew a line with a magic marker on the blade where I wanted the depth to be. My wife wasn't happy, but it did a good job.
     
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  3. littlebear

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    Hi, I have also used an electric carving knife before, but got a better results with the jigsaw.
     
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    Thanks for the info..
     
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  5. littlebear

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    Now I am ready to go to Africa, I just need a ticket now. IMG_0507.JPG
     
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    Good hunting! Is there an advantage to packing binos, rangefinder and spare optic in the rifle case? I've always stashed those in my carry-on in case the rifle case is delayed or pilfered.
     
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  7. Brandon.Gleason

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    I fit my case with a scalpel (11 blade) and a boning knife. Outlined the rifles in sharpie and cut roughly 1/4” inside the outline for a snug fit. I like the electric carving knife idea.
     
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    I also use and electric carving knife and cut inside the line for a snug fit.

    When flying, optics go in my carry on.
    When driving in the USA, the rifle case looks like @littlebear
     

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    Hi. I have made the cutting so it fits 5 different rifles, from a 6,5x57 to my .416 Rigby.
     
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  10. steve white

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    Hadn't thought of that! Going to get to work on mine!
     
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    I like the electric carving knife idea, but I did mine with a filet knife. I always have a couple extra foam inserts, so I can change up the complement depending on where I am going and what I might be hunting.
     

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