Posted on: 2011-08-20 17:37:00 -0400

One of my requirements on a precision rifle involves it fitting in the trunk of my Jetta wagon without having to drop the rear seats. The AI AW models with 20", 24", and 26" barrels measure 32", 36", and 38" long, respectively, with the stock folded. The trunk is about 34" deep and 46" wide, and standing up a case taller than about 16" would push up on the truck cover.

Three transit cases that jump out include the Pelican 1700, Storm iM3100, and Pelican 1720. All of these cases have folding handles, wheels, and holes for locks. Their exterior/interior dimensions come in at:

The 20" model would comfortably drop into any of these cases. The 24" one might fit into the 1700 if canted sideways. Time to look more carefully at how these cases would fit into my trunk.