Swaro PD Hunt in Casper, WY

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by bailey1474, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

    Messages:
    1,922
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    Lerch and I just found out that we are going on our Swarovski prairie dog hunt July 12-15. We figured that we would have to get there on our own, so we were just going to drive. Today we found out that they are paying for us to fly into Casper. Normally this would be great news, but, unfortunatly, it is going to limit us on firearms that we can take /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif.

    We are thinking that we can take all of our "normal firearms" on the plane w/us. We are also wanting to take our 338 AM which weighs in @ about 70 lbs. I looked on American Airlines sight and it looks like they would charge me about $150 to get it up there on the plane. It's also going to cost me an extra $100-$150 for my "normal rifles." I don't know if this is one way or round trip. Would it be cheaper to ship them up there and pick them up than to pay the airline??? Just trying to save a few bucks if it's even possible.

    Also, what are the restrictions on taking cleaning solvents on planes??? I'm not going to take my custom rifles if I can't clean them regularly!!

    Thanks
     
  2. pinshootr

    pinshootr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    139
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    hell just ask them to pay for your gas and drive then you can take all the toys and cameras so we can enjoy the pics
     

  3. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

    Messages:
    1,497
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    oh they'll be plenty of pics, i guarentee it
     
  4. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

    Messages:
    1,705
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    I live about an hour and 15 minutes North of Casper. Maybe you boys can venture up here and we can try calling in a Coyote or 2..... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,385
    Joined:
    May 31, 2001
    I'm in Casper and here to help.Just ship the rifle and ammo to me and I'll have it sited in(Most of the shooting is @ 5100') and ready to go fer ya /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gifFor an extra couple hundred I'll even save a few dogs for ya /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
    All kidding aside if you need any help let me know,always ready to help a fellow dogger!
    It cost me $50 to ship a 36# BMG to Wisc so it would be cheaper to ship them both ways but not by much.If it where me I'd drive,even if I had to pay for it myself.There is no way I'd trust the airlines or the mail with all my shooting gear.
     
  6. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

    Messages:
    1,705
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    [ QUOTE ]
    I'm in Casper and here to help.Just ship the rifle and ammo to me and I'll have it sited in(Most of the shooting is @ 5100') and ready to go fer ya /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gifFor an extra couple hundred I'll even save a few dogs for ya /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
    All kidding aside if you need any help let me know,always ready to help a fellow dogger!
    It cost me $50 to ship a 36# BMG to Wisc so it would be cheaper to ship them both ways but not by much.If it where me I'd drive,even if I had to pay for it myself.There is no way I'd trust the airlines or the mail with all my shooting gear.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    +1 Drive

    I agree, suck to get here and not have your guns show up.

    you know the airlines are like FedEx !!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  7. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,379
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2003
    [ QUOTE ]
    We are thinking that we can take all of our "normal firearms" on the plane w/us. We are also wanting to take our 338 AM which weighs in @ about 70 lbs. I looked on American Airlines sight and it looks like they would charge me about $150 to get it up there on the plane. It's also going to cost me an extra $100-$150 for my "normal rifles." I don't know if this is one way or round trip. Would it be cheaper to ship them up there and pick them up than to pay the airline??? Just trying to save a few bucks if it's even possible.


    [/ QUOTE ]

    Lets see $150 for the "bigun" and $100-$150 for the other guns thats $250-$300(could be twice as much if its both ways), gas $2.50 per gal, about 15 mpg, if my maths right thats 1500-1800 miles, unless you're going to take the scenic route thru WI I think I'd drive and shoot what I really wanted to. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. Wildcatter

    Wildcatter Active Member

    Messages:
    35
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2007
    Is that swaro shoot at the Cole Creek ranch?
     
  9. uncleB

    uncleB Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    558
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2005
    Sounds like a great time, but I must agree with some of the others. you will be better off driving with all the gear you and Lerch will be packing. make sure that you take windbreakers and DONT go more than 5mph over the speed limit any where close to Carbon County Wyo. go the speed limit or under close to shirley basin (gestapo Joe resides here under the banner of WHP). make sure you take wind flags or some type of wind meter. have fun and give us a report.
    UB
     
  10. Ballistic64

    Ballistic64 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    669
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    If you guys drive up and can kill a week after the p'dog shoot,you could always drive east to the VHAs Jamboree starting the 23rd. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  11. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

    Messages:
    1,922
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    Talked to our rep awhile this afternoon and he seems to think that the outfitter will have an FFL or know someone who does that we can ship them to. Probably will also ship the ammo and cleaning supplies. If we ship it a couple of weeks before it should make it by the time we do even if it does have to go to FL first. We won't be able to take the Wilde and go for any really long shots but oh well. Gotta take the good w/the bad.

    I wish we had a week to kill!! I'd love to go to the VHA Jamboree. I have plans to make it in the next couple of years.

    I would also like to know what kind of benches these guy have. Regardless of what they have, I would imagine that we'll be reduced to shooting the big gun off of the ground.
     
  12. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,385
    Joined:
    May 31, 2001
    I've got a Wild and a supper duty bench,your more than welcome to use them while your here!
    I realize these things are by invite only and I get all the shooting a guy could want,I'm just offering my help if youre interested.
    307-267-7624
     
  13. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

    Messages:
    1,922
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    I may just take you up on that. I think we will definatly want to use the Wilde and maybe the bench. We'll see what kind of benches they have. I thought about taking our Wilde on the plane but toting that thing on my shoulder into an airport might not be the best idea I've ever had!!!
     
  14. Jimm

    Jimm Writers Guild

    Messages:
    1,270
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2007
    Amen , to the advice Unc B gave .


    They got me this past fall Unc B /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif My past association with the Sheriff was of no avail /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Jim B