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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Gun case for flying

Doing an elk trip in the fall and would like to know what gun case you guys/gals use when flying with a rifle. Any suggestions either good or bad is much appreciated
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 12:36 PM
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One word - Pelican

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X2 on the Pelican. I fly back to PA with mine all the time with no issues.

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Thanks. Is there a model that you guys would suggest?
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 01:45 PM
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I bought a Cabelas two gun aluminum case twenty years ago. There is room for two scoped rifles, binos, knives and my shooting stick. It's flown out on 25 trips; I once saw it fall off a conveyor, fell 6 feet to the ground. It never scratched the case or the guns inside. I've never had to adjust my scope at my destination. My buddy got an updated version of this case, his has rounded corners and wheels so you can pull it through the airport.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 02:20 PM
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Pelican 1750. If your careful you can fit two guns. Plenty of padding for one. Lockable. Airline approved. Check with your airline as well to verify approval. Rolling wheels. Good to go. Be careful when buying. Make sure you opt for the case with the foam. Because they can be purchased for much cheaper with out the foam. I almost made that mistake. B and H photo has the best prices I have found. 210 for green with free shipping.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 12:37 PM
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Whatever you get, make sure the stock is supported for the entire length. No gaps.

Ask my Winchester Model 70 SuperGrade with a nifty 2-piece stock, courtesy of American Airlines, why I suggest that.....

(I used a borrowed case, should have bought a Pelican...)
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pelican is a good case but many of the cabelas cases are just as good as pelican and way cheeper
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-22-2017, 07:41 PM
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Pelican 1750.
This !!!

Small price to pay to protect a gun you value.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-08-2017, 12:25 AM
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I prefer SKB to Pelican cases. SKB warranties the contents against damage or loss (up to $5,000, as I recall). They have TSA locks, so you don't miss your flight returning to check in when TSA decides to finger your firearms (again)...if they even tell you...after you've already gone through security. When TSA pries off your TSA-compatible lock (happened to me three times), SKB will FedEx you (at no cost) new locks/latches that are user replaceable with nothing but a screwdriver. I've traveled all over the world with my issued Pelican cases and weapons, but when I'm traveling on my own, and with my own firearms, I use SKB.
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