Please give us a call 585.905.3161. Not sure if we have responded back to you yet.I use the Negrini gun cases and have not had any issues. I have a custom made canvas cover made for all of my cases to protect the case from scratches, dents, etc.
With respect to other Negrini products, I would stay away from their ammo storage containers. I bought one earlier this year and even had a custom canvas case cover made for it. I never drop it on the ground or throw it in the back of my truck.....always gently placing it down. But the plastic is thin around the corners of the case and the corners have begun to crack. I contacted the US distributor for Negrini about this and they said Negrini is working on redesigning the case to make the corners stronger. The distributor said they would take care of me with a replacement but I'm still waiting to hear back from them.
skeet_man,My problem with them is if you get in a car accident, they will provide ZERO protection to your gun. I was rear ended in 2010. The americase that was in the trunk was bent and mangled, but the Kolar inside was perfectly fine. If it'd been in a Negrini, the gun would have been a TOTAL loss. If you're going with a Negrini, you might as well save yourself some money and just buy a soft case.
These were request made by Kolar to produce the cases this way. We have removed the strap for our Negrini branded cases so they will open 180 degrees.I don't have one, but a couple of my friends have their Kolar gun and tubes in Negrini cases. I would not buy one for the reason that when the stock and barrel are removed from the case, the weight of the tubes rocks the case backwards onto the case's top cover, then the bottom follows and it closes on itself upside-down. It's a real PIA. I use a soft case that handles two barrels, the forestock and the receiver, plus six long pockets on the backside for the tubes. I cut some 3/4" PVC and inserted them into the tube pockets to reinforce them and further protect the tubes in transport. When I travel by air, I use the Nasco aluminum case my gun came with.
7.7lbs is like carrying an extra gun. 3.7 is obviously half that. I'm not knocking any case. They all make great products with each having positives and negatives.The difference in weight b/w the Negrini case and the standard Americase is only 7.7lb
The difference in weight b/w the Negrini case and the Ultra-Lite Americase is only 3.7lb
(in terms of a case for one barrel o/u and subgauge tube set).