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    Since you can't use a hard rifle case on bush flights, what does everyone think about using a rifle sock? I've never had one, but I thought it might be a great way to save weight and space, yet still offer some protection.

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    okbowman, I have found that the socks get wet very quickly. I use a floatable soft case and stick that in a Kolpin water proof case. Guns take allot of abuse on Alaskan huts. Mine is starting to look like I have used it for a boat paddle. I tried those socks and they just didn't work out for me. All my hunts seems to be on the wet side.

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    Koplin gets my vote as well. The green with the roll top. Just got back from a successful float for bou and we used 2 of them and they worked perfect.

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    Many years ago I bought a float case. I haven't seen them for a while but the are made like the dry-bags. With the strap on the end, that roll down. I put a soft case inside the float case and away I go. I use it in boats, planes and on my 4-wheeler.

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    OK,
    The sox work very well for bush flights....protect your rifle from scratches etc......for float trips, you may want to add a waterproof case.....

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    Thanks. I think I'll try it since I'm only using it for the bush flight in. Might try two.

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    I just used a sock over my BLR when I flew a couple of weeks ago with no problem. I'd probably go with the dry bag style on a float hunt though.
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