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    Gun case recommendations for airline travel...

    I have to bring a couple of guns back from my mom's and was wondering what you guys think is the best case for airline travel? I've not used a Pelican gun case, but have used their other cases at work and they seem really nice.

    After getting these guns back home, I plan to use it for other hunting travels ... must fit a scoped rifle (maybe two?) or a shotgun with barrel removed. Any recommendations?

    Thnx.

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    I use SKB bow and gun cases. I've not used them for airline travel, but it their cases will hold up to my abuse, then I doubt even the worst baggage handler could tear them up.
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    I use the Boyt H51, it's stood up well to airline abuse.

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    My concern is that no rifle hard case I can find has total dimensions of less than 62 inches, which is the dividing line between regular baggage and oversize baggage that gets a $75 or more extra charge from every airline I know. The smallest single rifle case I can find totals 65 inches for width X length X height.

    Do you guys get docked for the oversize fee when you fly with your rifle case? I've been shipping my rifle UPS but it costs $65 each way and it has to go to and from the UPS regional service centers, which is a hassle.

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    I have an SKB double rifle case. Its been to Africa and back 4 times with no problems.

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    Pelican 1750 Long case. It's about 70 linear inches, but when I brought it on the plane, they didn't say anything about it.

    Tough, waterproof and lightweight, plus the long cases have rollers on them, which is nice when you have it loaded up.

    You can get it with or without the pick-n-pull foam to form to your guns. I just put my rifles in it with their soft cases and stuffed some other things in to keep them from bouncing around.
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    +1 for Pelican cases. I just picked up a Pelican rifle case with the foam. It looks pretty bomb proof. I found a nice youtube clip on how to cut the foam and layout here as well for air travel as well, noting things like keeping the serial number facing for easy viewing on check in ect.... I'm going to lay mine out with scope, binos to configure mine more for hunting travel and for the range.


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    Fish, Fink - Which SKB model do you fellows use? Looks like they have a couple the say can be used with double rifles.

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

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    Great thread. I am also in the market for a case. I have a hunt booked for Caribou in Quebec in 2014. I am looking for a case that will hold my rifle and my bow. I saw the SKB case that says it can do both.

 

 

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