Guns have a way of stealing our hearts. My dad has a gun that was given to him by his dad. It's a Winchester .243 lever action rifle and it is beautiful. It's taken mule deer, elk, and even mountain lion and still shoots straight as an arrow. I don't know what the chances are of it eventually being mine but I would sure treasure a gun like that. My dad came to me about 6 months ago and asked where he could find a leather rifle case to use when he's carrying it around the mountain. I asked if he wanted a normal shotgun scabbard made by companies like Condor or Molle, or if he wanted an actual leather rifle case. He responded that for a gun like this he needed something that will not only protect it from the elements but also a shotgun scabbard that will make his gun look good when he's on his horse or packing it around the mountain on his shoulder. There are tons of different options out there which is where I come in. I want to help you find the very best option available for you and your rifle.
When trying to find the best option for you it's important to make sure that case has some valuable things available. Number one and possible most important, is it completely enclosed. The difference between a case and a scabbard is that a scabbard has an open back that allows you to draw your firearm quickly. It is meant for carrying the weapon for short periods of time. A case can also be used to carry for short times or distances but can also be to keep the gun in long term. By having a case that closes either with a zipper of a flap you can guarantee the long term protection of your gun from water and therefore rust. If the leather gun case gets wet, MAKE SURE YOU LET IT DRY BEFORE PUTTING YOUR GUN BACK INTO IT. Rust is a gun killer! Adjustable straps for carrying or attaching to saddles or backpacks is also super important. Some come with one generic strap while others have the adjustable features, I would recommend getting adjustable whenever possible.