An essential component of your air rifle kit is your air rifle case, so we've selected some of the best options.

When it comes to pest control or stalking in the field, any keen Shot will tell you that you should only take what you need, because you don’t want to be weighed down by unnecessary gear when you’re several miles away from the car. Not only that, you need something that is practical and lightweight, but also durable and resistant to the elements so that you can keep your air rifle clean and ready for action.

To that point, our resident air rifle expert Mat Manning said: “All airgun shooters should have a bag to carry their rifle when transporting it, and there is a real wealth of options to choose from in the shops. A key consideration for first-time buyers is the depth of the bag, as airguns can be very wide-sided by the time they have a scope attached. Fortunately, there are plenty of purpose-made bags that take this into account.”

So what are the options for the best air rifle case? Don’t miss our top picks below.

 

Air rifle case – we share our top picks

 

1. Ridgeline Olive Classic Scoped Rifle Air Gun Bag Slip Case 48″ or 52″ with Sling and Handles (48″ Inch), £39.09

 

 

  • Material: 600D nylon
  • Colour: Brown
  • Closure type: Button
  • Pocket description: Cargo

+ Padded
+ Accessory pockets

 

Made from nylon with a padded interior, as well as having cargo pockets and button closing, this air rifle case is extremely practical and great value for money.

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2. Savage Island 50″ Camo Rifle/Air Gun Bag Slip, £22.99

 

  • Material: 600D polyester Oxford fabric, with inner composite foam
  • Colour: Camouflage
  • Closure type: Full length zipper

+ Adjustable shoulder strap
+ Heavy-duty handles
+ Fleece lining

 

This case is ideal if you’re more a woodland hunter with camouflage colouring. This air rifle case feels very sturdy and practical with heavy-duty handles and an adjustable shoulder strap.

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3. Umarex Red Line Medium 38″ Air Rifle Airgun Case Padded With Shoulder Sling & Carry Handle, £37.09

 

  • Material: Nylon
  • Colour: Red/black
  • Closure type: Two-way zip

 

+ Two carry handles
+ Perfect for autumn and winter
+ Padded

 

This case is ideal for autumn and winter pest control, with a padded interior to keep your air rifle secure, nylon material and two carry handles. Very practical and with a premium feel for such an affordable price.

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4. BSA Green polytwill gun bag, £135.70

 

  • Material: Waterproof fabric
  • Colour: Brown
  • Closure type: Button
  • Pocket description: Cargo

+ Rucksack style straps
+ Detachable shoulder strap
+ Full size outer pocket
+ Waterproof

 

This is by far and away the most expensive entry on this list, but when it comes to buying a case, if you’ve got the money, this would be a great investment.

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5. BSA Tactical Rifle Case/Shooting Mat, £48.50

 

  • Material: Nylon
  • Colour: Black
  • Closure type: Secure zip
  • Pocket description: Velcro compartments

+ Hard-wearing
+ Built-in mat
+ Great storage

 

You can’t go wrong with this case, and for the sheer amount of uses it can provide, it is well worth the money.

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6. NITEHAWK Wide Padded Rifle Gun Bag Carry Slip/Case Air Shooting, £14.99

 

 

  • Material: 600D polyeste
  • Colour: Black
  • Closure type: Zipper

+ Durable and strong
+ Adjustable and disposable shoulder strap
+ Internal padding

This is a great affordable option, with internal padding to keep your air rifle secure and also being tough and durable. It is eminently practical and definitely deserves a place on your shortlist

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