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    Hey I have one of the Isreali wool blankets that is too small and was thinking that I need a soft case for my .22 rifle while backpacking. Do you think it would work to use the wool blanket for this? It is thin but should offer padding, just wondering how I will go around doing it.

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    Should be big enough to double or even triple it up, fold and sew or lace it up.....made one for a Lancaster county Flintlock, w/42' barrel....too long for regular cases.

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    I was just worried about it like stretching or fraying. Any tips?

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    Ive seen some selfmade ones on the muzzleloadingforum if you poke around. I'd link you but im in my phone

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    Fold it into two or three layers, for the padding effect, and sew that to a regular fabric backing. if you left a little hanging over the edge (like a hardcover book's cover is slightly larger than the pages), that would provide the room for a zipper to be sewn to it as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    Fold it into two or three layers, for the padding effect, and sew that to a regular fabric backing. if you left a little hanging over the edge (like a hardcover book's cover is slightly larger than the pages), that would provide the room for a zipper to be sewn to it as well.
    If it is mainly going to be a gunsock, would I need to back it?

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    Cool idea, please post pics when it's done!

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    If you are worried about fraying, you could always try to felt the wool blanket.
    Wash with Woolite on a normal setting in the washer and Dry on Medium. It will not fray, though it might shrink so much it wouldn't even be big enough for a gun sock.

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    Ill bet thatwill work real well. I made one for a longbow out of a wool blanket I got from Greece. I used a cotton sheet as a liner and the bow just slides in and out very easily and it gives it a little more padding. A folder over tie/closure works well for the end. Its got to be at least 10 yrs old and its still holding up pretty well (i know the sewing is ugly but it works)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slips73 View Post
    If it is mainly going to be a gunsock, would I need to back it?
    no, probably not... when i saw "guncase", i was thinking "long zippered bag". If you're worried about fraying edges, hem them, use a serger on the edge, or do your own serging by using a wide zigzag stitch that just comes to the very edge of the blanket.
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