Question for Tuffpak Users - How to Pack Right
I'm doing some weight testing with my rifles in anticipation of a hunt in the Zambezi Valley this April. I'll be taking a scoped rifle and a double rifle.
I bought the Tuffpak along with the duffel bag. Thus far, just both rifles in their respective soft cases come in at about 46-ish pounds. The "soft" cases that I'd like to take aren't the lightest in the world and are fairly rugged. I need to think of also protecting the rifles when they are bouncing in the back rack of the truck all day. In addition to the rifles, I still need to add my shooting sticks and this will get it right up to about 50. I'm concerned that if I don't pack enough clothes, gear, etc. to fill out the space in order to avoid exceeding the 50# limit, there will be too much room inside of the case.
I'm thinking of wrapping the rifles in a sheet of foam (like the ones in the Pelican 1750) and then inserting that "rifle burrito" into the duffel. The foam is light and takes up space.
Does anyone have any useful and tested tips for packing two rifles into a Tuffpak?
Thanks in advance.