Napier Razorback Bullpup Case
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- Last updated: 26/09/2021
On test here is the brand new Razorback Bullpup DX Case from Napier. They have made a variety of cases and accessories for the shooting world over the years, and this new design incorporates all of the proven Razorback features, except this time, the dimensions are tailored to suit bullpup style airguns.
Manufactured with a tough EVA shell construction, there’s a robust feel throughout. The reinforced black ridged panels are known as Armour Flex scuff protection, and with large sections covering the muzzle, butt and mid panels, coupled with a semi-rigid feel overall, a high level of protection is immediately obvious. Supplied in green bonded canvas, the contrast with the armoured panels looks the part.
There’s an 11.7x 7”, zipped accessory pocket on the side, which is ideal for holding spare magazines, pellets, carry straps etc. Inside, there’s even a small pouch and internal zipped pocket.
The ‘Grip Lock’ carry handle is a neat design and with the two parts locked together, the handle is comfortable in use. Wraparound webbing straps are always reassuring, and they are here too. There are some sizeable, removable shoulder straps for easy and versatile transportation, plus with spring-loaded snap-fit catches, everything feels up to the job.
Facing a hike across a few fields before the action can start? No problem, just mount up and have the case back slung. Opt to use just the carry handle, then the offset harness fittings can be completely removed and stored away as mentioned.
Inside, the case is constructed with a soft, bonded flock lining and this is apparently a 5-layer process, which results in the Razorback being specified as rain and abrasion-resistant. The main zip is heavy duty and features a rubber ‘skin’to keep moisture at bay. There are two, wide, Velcro fastening retaining straps that can be used if deemed necessary. There’s also a small pocket which Napier has designed to hold one of their corrosion inhibiting VP90 sachets (supplied).
The back straps can be adjusted from 27.5” to 41.7” and the case measures 36.3” in length, making it nice and compact. The width proved greater than the stated measurements from Napier at 16.75” at the widest point. This means there is shed loads of space for the rifle itself, sizeable glassware on top and even some accessories. However, I would still recommend measuring your rifle before ordering one, just in case!
No one’s doubting that for ultimate protection and airline requirements etc, a hard case is hard to beat. But for normal transit in the car and handling around the club or field, a hard case can be cumbersome as well as unnecessarily weighty. However, with many shooters now investing thousands of pounds in top-flight airguns, there’s never been a greater need for quality protection. This Razorback Bullpup DX is the perfect solution, cleverly designed, super robust, and with a 5-year warranty to back up the manufacturer’s claims, peace of mind is all part of the deal.