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mntman
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Jun-14-16, 
10:53 PM (MST)
"rifle cases"

Looking at getting a double rifle case for airline travel. the 3 I have it narrowed down to are the Impact aluminum (ICC), Pelican travel vault and cabelas armor extreme.

Do you have experience with any of these? I like the idea of the aluminum one due to the weight savings. Will be able to add more stuff in it like extra ammo, range finders etc...

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Mntman

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: rifle cases  WVHUNTER      Jun-15-16   1 
 RE: rifle cases  FrontRange      Jun-15-16   2 
  RE: rifle cases  feddoc      Jun-19-16   3 
 RE: rifle cases  tedthorn      Jul-14-16   4 

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WVHUNTER
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Jun-15-16, 
07:36 AM (MST)
1. "RE: rifle cases"

Just imagine putting two rifles and a couple of boxes of ammo in it and throwing it as far as you can and have it land on concrete. Think about which one you believe will withstand that the best.

I don't have any of those you mentioned but I have a molded one that is similar. I'm afraid the aluminum ones would get bent and dented.

Depending on how much your guns weigh, a 25 pound case with two scoped rifles, a couple boxes of ammo and a rangfinder would usually be less than the 50 pound airline baggage limit.

Also look at the ones with the least protrusions. Hinges, handles, hasps and anything else protruding are the first things to get broken off.

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FrontRange
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Jun-15-16, 
08:10 PM (MST)
2. "RE: rifle cases"

I bought a Cabelas "Bullet Proof" aluminum travel case that holds two guns several years ago. They should have called it bomb proof. I don't think they sell it anymore but it has four hinges that are held closed with a metal lockable bar. I have never had a travel issue with the case, built like a Mack Truck. If you can find one you should buy it. Obviously heavier than the newer plastic composite cases.

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Jun-19-16, 
10:43 AM (MST)
3. "RE: rifle cases"

Ive used Pelican cases for years. Never an issue. The new ones seem to have more robust snd bigger padlock holes.

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Jul-14-16, 
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4. "RE: rifle cases"

Pelican and non TSA padlocks

I also pack my rifle inside a soft case along with a complete full change of hunting clothing inside with the rifle.

Note....some airlines won't allow ammo inside the rifle case. For this I use a smaller Pelican with a TSA lock stowed inside my checked bag....also locked with a TSA lock

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