A good gun case is needed when rain or snow won't keep you inside during the hunting season. This case will pull moisture away from your gun after the hunt. I use this case exclusively during the gun deer season and pheasant hunting. Rain and snow should not make you worry about your gun getting rusty. I have to admit that there have been times after pheasant hunting in the rain or sleet that I forgot to wipe down my gun and my gun has never gotten rusty. This gun case is padded and very sturdy. Excellent gun case to have.