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Old 09-26-2010, 01:06 PM
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Re: Airline Gun Case

Picked up a Browning 2 gun case. Room for both rifle, shot gun and 357mag. Never gave insuring them a thought but Swarovski scopes are tough but probably not airline baggage proof. My neighbor is a Browning dealer and the price was right.
Thanks for the input, this is my first out of state hunting trip hopefully first of many.
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:03 PM
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Re: Airline Gun Case

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IMO go with the Pelican. We used several different types for all kinds of gear during my time in the Corps and they never failed. I have a 1750 for my LR rig and it is serving well. Save up a little more $ and buy a case that will last.

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It's hard to spend the money on a custom rifle and optics but its even harder not to spend it on a case to protect it in. Airline baggage handleing is a contact sport! my Pelican has the scars to prove it over 25,000 miles and no rifle damage.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:37 AM
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Re: Airline Gun Case

Cabela's: Cabela's "Bullet Proof" One Black-Powder Rifle Case
Here's the gun case I bought to put my 338 Edge in for an Alaska spring bear hunt. The last time I flew I had a brand new case like this Amazon.com: Winchester Double Rifle Case Black: Sports & Outdoors

I couldn't believe how badly they beat it up. The aluminum rim around the edges was knocked off on one end and it was scratched and dented all over. I took it to the baggage claim in Salt Lake City and showed them. At first the said all cases will eventually get scratched up like that. I told her it was the first time I'd used it. She said "WOW" and imediately paid me for the case.
I was lucky though. I guy, who I'd sat next to on the plane, was goming home from a Sitka bear hunt. When we saw his case come down the belt I about died. His barrel was sticking out the end of his guncase!! They'd slammed his case so hard that the barrel had parted/bent the end of the case open.
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