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 Post subject: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:48 am 
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I just got off the phone with Browning and found out (much to my dismay) that their $3000 725 Sporting doesn't come with a case. What the heck were they thinking? Both of my Benellis came with hard cases, as did my Franchi. All of those guns were significantly less expensive than the MSRP of the 725 sporting. May-be I shouldn't be surprised since my Maxus didn't have a case either, which was also a disappointment.

Here's my problem. I like to have hard cases for my shotguns. It protects them when I travel out-of-state to hunt, and in the case of the 725 it would be used going back and forth to the range. Can you recommend a reasonably priced Browning case that is similar in quality to the 725 sporting (30" barrels) and another reasonably priced case to fit the Maxus Hunter (which I will need before hunting season starts this fall)? I haven't bought the 725 yet but I want to figure out what it will really cost when all is said and done. I tried to buy the same molded case for my Maxus Hunter that is available for their Maxus Sporting, but Browning wouldn't sell me one. Apparently, they only make one per gun and that's it. They didn't even have a solution to offer me for either the Maxus or 725.

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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:38 am 
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Depends on how much you want to spend and if you are going to take it on an airline. Do a search on Amazon, lot's of options. I prefer a soft case and got a nice one at Cabella's with leather shoulder strap.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:39 am 
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I have a couple of these, and they are great cases for the money. The better deal is at Sportsman's Guide ($80), but they are currently on back order.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/s ... x?a=322970


If you have to have one now, you can pick it up at Optics Planet for a pretty good price. Try coupon code efb5rc for an additional 5% off.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/sportlock-l ... -case.html


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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:52 pm 
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Lost-pair,

Thanks much. This is exactly what I was looking for. It's airlines approved too. Now I just need a solution for the Maxus.

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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:49 pm 
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Those cases look really nice. It is strange that the 725 does not come with a case. The new A5 comes with a hard plastic carry case and the A5 cost half of what the 725 costs. Granted the A5 case is not the best thing in the world, but it sure beats a cardboard box.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:51 pm 
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anytime you get a perceived free case with your gun, you actually paid for it, really. Would you like Browning to add an additional $200 so you can claim a free plastic case from them!! What are you buying, a gun or a case...

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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
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Slugo wrote:
anytime you get a perceived free case with your gun, you actually paid for it, really. Would you like Browning to add an additional $200 so you can claim a free plastic case from them!! What are you buying, a gun or a case...

Slugo,

Actually, I'm buying both. I want the gun and the gun needs a case. May-be I'm out of touch, but I think a $3000 shotgun should include a case, just like it includes choke tubes. After all, many other (less expensive) Browning shotguns come with a case. Do you have a case you can recommend?

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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:00 pm 
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Yes, $20 53" soft foam cases, available from Caballas and Bass Pro Shops. Other than the new A5 field gun, tell me which new Browning competition guns come with a free case!?! Yes.....

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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:38 pm 
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Slugo wrote:
Yes, $20 53" soft foam cases, available from Caballas and Bass Pro Shops. Other than the new A5 field gun, tell me which new Browning competition guns come with a free case!?! Yes.....

I'm not looking for a "competition" gun, but here goes (Straight from the Browning Catalog)...
Maxus Sporting
Citori 725 grade V
Citori Lightning Feather Combo
Maxus Ultimate
Maxus Sporting Golden Clays
Maxus Sporting Carbon Fiber
And some of the A5 guns

Still, its strange that every Benelli and Beretta comes with a case, but Browning doesn't offer one. Since it's a "must have" for me, it increases the cost differential between a Browning OU and a Beretta OU in my mind. If it costs Browning, or a Browning customer, another $20-50 for a case, so be it.

Starting to rant. Time to go home for a scotch. Rant mode off.

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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:26 pm 
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Browning "Barrow", case for 725 30" with extended chokes.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:26 am 
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then buy a Benelli or Beretta. Simple...

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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:17 am 
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I'm glad this thread came up. I am looking for a luggage style case too. I had been looking at the Browning Barrow cases but they seem to be out of stock most places and are a little more than I wanted to spend for something that is cool verses something I need. Thanks for the links above to optics planet and the sportsman's guide. Looks like a nice case!


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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:44 pm 
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Benelli case is nothing more than a cheap transport case. If I were to rely on it to protect my gun it would get damaged. If you plan to airline travel a pelican case is a must. Personally back and forth to the range a hard sided full case works for me. I have lost count of the number times a gun that is carried in a soft case comes out of the case with its edges worn.

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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:21 pm 
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B-Boy wrote:
May-be I shouldn't be surprised since my Maxus didn't have a case either, which was also a disappointment.


Got a Maxus last year with a hard case

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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:36 pm 
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I think we get more "gun" for the money when the gun comes without a case. I prefer to buy a case that suits me; most factory cases are barely adequate for serious transport.

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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:37 pm 
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I got a browning wild bore case first time I used it the hinge broke . Sent it back to browning
8 weeks later no case. I did get a email that they had it. Customer service sucks .

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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Slugo wrote:
then buy a Benelli or Beretta. Simple...


Why post when you have nothing to contribute? It's obvious that the OP wants to discuss a very reasonable point. Beyond that, it's a discussion on case alternatives. Don't be so grumpy Slugo...we are all fellow shooters, and most in this board chose Browning for a reason :|


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 Post subject: Re: Browning case for 725 Sporting
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:31 am 
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Grumpy!! I guess sometimes. I just hate seeing folks throw hard earned cash at overpriced and under achieving products. Browning hard cases look nice, but build quality is not up to par given their price point. If I want the best travel case, I would opt for Americase or Pellican.

There, that better!! :)

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