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    Airline rifle case recommendations

    Mrs. shawlerbrook and I will be flying this fall with a couple scoped bolt rifles( I know, not my beloved levers). Looking for recommendations/suggestions on a good case to protect our hardware. Looking for a double rifle case. Been looking at the Pelican line.
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    I've got a couple of the Plano hard case's that have good hinges and latches and cost a fraction of the Pelican line.
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    If I was to fly again and bring along scoped rifles I would be using Pelican lockable rolling cases too. I did in the past and due to rough handling at airports by baggage handlers...you will not regret the investment in such a well made case. I suggest you custom fit the rifle and scopes to the inner foam due to the chance of “inadvertent” contact between the rifles within the case due to the previously mentioned “luggage handling”! Have your lock key handy for preinspection.
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    There is a reason why the US Army uses Pelican cases to ship high dollar items such as ground radars and specialized hard drives for computers----they are rugged and made for a tactical environment.
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    Pelican/Starlight cases. Your rifles are worth the money and protection especially for a hunt your most likely investing a distant amount of money into with your wife; cases are cheap to protect your rifles and scopes for a hunt that most likely costs thousands. You will still need to confirm zero once you arrive at your destination to correct for the elevation difference but well worth the investment.
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    I'm no help with rifle case advise, sounds like you're moving forward with the Wyoming antelope hunt?
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    Yes twodot. We made arrangements for the beginning of October. Actually meant to put this in the General section.
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    I use one by SKB, very nice, sturdy, well designed:

    http://www.skbcases.com/



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    I use pelican cases and rock solid.
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    I owned the SKB. Very nice case. I think the Pelican is nicer. I would buy 2 single cases. No way for the guns to hit each other.
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