Thanks for the comments. I did get the Plano case linked above, it's just big enough to fit both the Monte, and a "backup" pump action. I've always preferred hard cases for travel, and like that this one is water tight, and was reasonably priced, as well as space efficient. I agree setup/breakdown frequently isn't ideal in some cases, but I do have a few soft cases that will work fine in those instances.
Did get out and do some shooting, it took all the ammo I fed it without any hiccups, and broke plenty of clays first time out (basically my first time so there was some learning curv