Safe And Sound No Matter What Mother Nature Throws At You
Full Storage and On-the-Go Rifle Protection
Securely store and transport your AR-15, magazines, accessories, and more with the Nanuk 985 AR 15 hard shell case. Nanuk's innovative design and must-have features are a huge asset to any professional marksman. A quality AR-15 is a worthy investment valuable to all AR enthusiasts. However, walking down the street with your AR 15 strapped to your back is not going to sit well with local law enforcement. This is why proper storage and transport is essential. Poor storage environments or rough traveling conditions can do a number on your AR 15 if you don't secure the right protection. When not using, cleaning, or prepping your AR-15 for the next trip to the shooting range, it is vital to know that it is protected and secure. The same is true when transporting. Not only do you want the rifle safe from bumps and bruises, it should also be easy to pack up and go, whether by car, ATV or by foot.
Military and Law Enforcement Proud
Proudly serving military and law enforcement agents, Nanuk protective cases are designed to the strictest MIL-SPEC standards to ensure your rifle remains secure even under the most extreme situations. With its patented PowerClaw latching system, polyurethane wheels, custom fit foam, and waterproof design, Nanuk is engineered to keep your valuables dry, protected, and ready to roll whenever and wherever.
Nanuk 985 AR 15 Custom Foam Interior
The 985 AR15 case has been designed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts featuring details that even the most discerning rifle owner will appreciate. Engineered to fit a standard 34" AR 15 (check out the Nanuk 990 AR for a 36" AR 15), along with space for magazines and other accessories, the case comes with all pre-cut foam fillers in place so you fit your AR 15 directly into the case. Engineered for the perfect fit, the interior of the Nanuk 985 AR 15 case not only fits your AR15, but also up to eight magazines, with storage space for ear protection or eye protection and desiccant filters. The lid is outfitted with an egg crate foam while a padded bottom layer adds that extra buffer of protection. Designed to keep on trucking no matter the circumstance, this quality foam won't degrade over time.
A Body Designed for Any Incident
Nanuk hard case shell cases employ impact-resistant, lightweight NK-7 resin materials to keep your gear safe from drops and jolts for total impact protection. This is the kind of case that provides guaranteed protection for your rifle. The double-throw PowerClaw Latching System is meant to give your case a secure fit while the integrated slide lock prevents the case from opening under duress from drops or other impact. It comes with padlockable eyelets to secure the box as well as tie down eyelets for packing down anywhere from the back of an ATV to the deck of a boat.
Rugged Protection Anywhere in the World
With a Nanuk case, you will never need to worry about the weather. The case is waterproof and dustproof, assuring the total protection of your rifle from rain, submersion, humidity, sand, dust, hail, and snow among many other climates and conditions. Because it is also crushproof and impact resistant, your gun will remain safe in the event it is mishandled in any way.
Travel and Store Without Concern
Equipped with polyurethane wheels and stay lock comfort-grip handle, the Nanuk 985 AR 15 is ready to travel everywhere you need to be. When ready to store, the integrated body niches are easily stackable with one another for reliable storage.
Colors to Please Any Mission
The Nanuk 985 AR 15 Case comes in two colors, therefore allowing you to pick out a shade that works best for your tastes. If you are looking for a durable hard case that can safeguard protection for your AR 15, Nanuk is your case!
Nanuk 985 AR 15 Case Specifications
- Case Weight (empty) 15.2 lbs | 6.9 kg
- Interior Length 36.63" / 930mm
- Interior Width 14.5" / 368mm
- Interior Height 6.0" / 152mm
- Interior Lid Depth 1.6" / 41mm
- Interior Base Depth 4.4" / 112mm
- Exterior Length 39.75" / 1010mm
- Exterior Width 17.31" / 440mm
- Exterior Height 6.63" / 168mm
- Max Buoyancy TBA
- Material Lightweight NK-7 resin
- Airline carry-on No
- Certifications ATA 300 | AS D4169 | Mil-std-810f | IP67 Rating
- Internal Volume 2.21 cu.ft (62.6 L)
- Padlock Holes Diameter 0.340"
Nanuk 985 AR 15 Case Certifications
All Nanuk cases go through serious testing and we make sure all of them gets certified for the following conditions.
Dustproof IP6X Rated
When taking your case to extreme conditions, you never know when the worst will hit your precious gear. From the hot vacation beach to the violent desert storm, you'll feel safe knowing that your Nanuk case is 100% Dustproof.
Waterproof IPX7 Rated
The waterproofing seal used in all NANUK watertight cases is custom designed to fit our products. The seal is designed to resist deformation and fatigue, ensuring a long lasting watertight seal.
Impact Resistant NK-7 Resin
With rounded corners, thick wall construction and oversized details, NANUK durable hard sided cases are built to absorb the shocks without damaging the case or more importantly your contents.
Bought several cases for pistols and an AR case. Good value to quality ratio. Really like the latches and precut foam quality.
I already had Nanuk cases for my pistol as well as all my camera equipment, so it just made sense to me to get one for my AR. It's incredibly well built, I prefer their Powerclaw latches over competitor's latches, and their customer service is awesome. Not to mention I love that I can support a Canadian company!
I currently own the 990 and although it is a great case it’s too long for the trunk and therefore, need to lay it in the backseat. The 985AR15 fits nicely in the trunk of my car. I currently own 4 Nanuk Cases and various accessories, I’m definitely a happy customer. The customer service provided by David and the speedy delivery makes Hard Cases one company that truly understands their customer.
Bought this case for my recent AR since I didn’t have the time or want to put the effort into cutting my foam to size, I could also never get close to the finish quality of the cutting that it comes with. Here’s all that I can fit into the factory cut foam that came with the case
- Rifle with optic, plenty of room around for flexibility in setup,
- 2 Safety glasses,
- 1 in ear and 1 over ear hearing protection
- 1 desiccant container,
- 1 spare parts kit
- basic tools for spare parts and optic
The slot on the lower right side is what I use for ammo, here is how much I can fit into it in addition to all the above mentioned gear
All rounds are 5.56 NATO
- 220 rounds in original packaging (with empty mags)
- 220 in boxes + 160 Loaded mags (380 rounds)
- if I use up all empty spaces around the rifle by placing 20rd boxes of ammo, I can fit an additional 9 boxes wherever they fit bringing the total to 220+160+180=560 rds, which is more than enough for a single day of range use. (1063 loose rounds if you get rid of the boxes)
Is this case expensive? Yes.
Does it feel overpriced online? Yes.
Is it more durable than a pelican? Absolutely.
I have multiple hard cases from carious brands and the nanuk cases are hands down better than any of my cases.
I really enjoyed reading your throughout review BrownBear. That's exactly the kind of details that other customer will appreciate when choosing their cases. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this. Hope you'll enjoy this Nanuk case for years to come!