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Airline approved gun case

I also posted this on a different forum, what are the regulations for a airline approved case. I can not seem to find the details.
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Re: Airline approved gun case

Why not just call the airline you arethinking of traveling on ? I bought my aluminum double scoped case from the sportsmans guide and it was not a problem

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Good ideas I never gave it a thought to look at the airline itself

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Re: Airline approved gun case

Right from the USAirways Website:

You are here - Home Travel tools - Baggage - Special items


Antlers

Antlers will be accepted as checked baggage for a charge of $200 per direction. The following conditions of acceptance apply:
•Dimension (H + W + L) must not exceed 120 in/305 cm
•On the CRJ aircraft the largest dimension cannot exceed 33 in/84 cm and the overall dimensions cannot exceed 99 in/252 cm
•On the Dash 8 aircraft the largest dimension cannot exceed 50 in/127 cm
•Head/skull must be completely clean and free of residue
•Points must be covered and protected
•1 rack per ticketed customer
•Can’t combine or cradle 2 or more racks

Archery equipment

Archery equipment will be accepted in the normal baggage allowance in lieu of a piece of baggage. Archery equipment must be packed in a case or container of sufficient strength to protect the bows and quiver with arrows from accidental damage. One item of archery equipment consists of:
•1 bow
•1 quiver
•1 maintenance kit

Firearms

US Airways will allow passengers to transport firearms in accordance with Federal Law.
•Items of shooting equipment will be accepted as checked baggage only.
•A passenger who presents checked baggage that contains a firearm must declare the weapon and sign a written acknowledgement that the firearm is unloaded.
•Firearms must be packed in a manufacturer’s hard–sided container specifically designed for the firearm, a locked hard–sided gun case, or a locked hard–sided piece of luggage. Handguns may be packed in a locked hard–sided gun case, and then packed inside an unlocked soft–sided piece of luggage. However, a Conditional Acceptance Tag must be used in this case.
•Baggage containing firearms must be locked at all times and the key or lock combination retained by the passenger.
•A Firearm Unloaded Declaration form (available only at the airport) must be signed and placed inside the bag or gun case.
•Checked ammunition may not exceed 11 lbs/5 kg per person. Ammunition must be packed in the original manufacturing package or constructed of wood, fiber, plastic, or metal and provide separation for cartridges. Ammunition may be checked in the same piece of luggage as a firearm. No additional documentation is required.
•There is no limit to the number of items contained in rifle, shotgun or pistol case, up to 50 lbs/23 kg, 62 in/157 cm in maximum.
•A passenger who presents a firearm to be checked to an international destination must be in possession of all required import documentation for their international destination city and any international transit points. It is the responsibility of the passenger to acquire the required documentation from the applicable government entity prior to travel (usually a consulate or embassy). Firearms will not be accepted for transport if international import requirements have not been met.
•US Airways does not transport weapons or firearms to or from Spain

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Thanks tooth! I will do the same for SAA but I would guess most are sumo UAE from airway to airway. Will be my first time flying w/ a weapon so want to make sure I do it right

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Do yourself a favor and buy a quality case once in a lifetime. I bought a Pelican 1700 long case and it’s great for the rigors of traveling for trips. It is expensive at approximately $200 but the junk that’s sold at the big box sports stores don't even compare. Just my opinion. I've taken the case on several airlines without issues.
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we ship ours UPS.....in a good case inside a plywood box...
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I have a Cabelas 1995 vintage 2 rifle box. I've flown with it on 17 trips, with many connecting flights. I've seen my buddy's brand new plastic boxes come unwound on their first flights. My old box still hanging in there. I've never had scope knocked off it's zero, even watched it fall off elevated conveyor,falling 6 feet and bounced of Tarmac.
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Do yourself a favor and buy a quality case once in a lifetime. I bought a Pelican 1700 long case and it’s great for the rigors of traveling for trips. It is expensive at approximately $200 but the junk that’s sold at the big box sports stores don't even compare. Just my opinion. I've taken the case on several airlines without issues.
I concur. I have picked clients on more than one occassion that had their gun cases beaten pretty good. airlines can be very rough on your equipment.

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Re: Airline approved gun case

I bought a SKB single rifle case a few years ago. Its a nice streamlined easy to cary case, that still fits my A-bolt with a 26" barrel nicely. Its got a lot of hard miles on it with no damage to my rifle. The security guys appreciate the fact that it has TSA locks on it also. It just makes things that much smoother.
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