Packing ammo for flight?

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  1. sestoppelman

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    When did they started asking to see boots? I have never been asked for that before and went as late as '11.
     
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    Some guys get the treatment on the way back into the US. Fear about bugs on your boots.

    I have seen pads in trays of disinfectant that you have to walk through.
     
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    We came thru Atlanta last week, after customs checked the guns and cleared them we thought we could by pass Agriculture, no way, befor you leave the area there are three custom officers that want to see the Ag. dept. form, if not, you Are directed to the Ag group,your luggage is scanned and you boots are inspected and hand sprayed, then bagged. They pointed out seeds and sand remaining on the boots. Asked if we h ad any hides, or fresh food from SA. Really I can not think you can bypass the area without boot inspection, we were given a form to give to customs to prove they had been sprayed.
     
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    So to recap:

    When you fly AtL to Jo'burg on Delta you put a proprietary lock on your two rifle case and make sure it weighs less than 50 pounds.

    You put your 11 pounds of ammo in a pelican 1400 and you put a tsa lock on that. You put that ammo in your checked bag and put a tsa lock on that checked bag.

    Did that summarize best practices?

    Also, did you carry on all your optics and hearing protection to keep it all safe and sound?
     
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    Yep that is the way I have done it. TSA locks on the ammo box in the checked suite case
     
  6. Royal27

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    As Charles sez this sums it up well.

    I definitely carried on all optics not attached, binos, rangefinder, etc. I also wore a shirt I could hunt in, as well as my boots, and then put a pair of hunting pants/shorts in my backpack. Everything I needed to hunt. Idea was if all my luggage got lost the PH could hand me a rifle and I'd be ready to go.
     
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    Same here Royal one has to be prepared for late luggage! I did the same thing. Things of value I kept with me.
     
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    And I forgot who it was, but someone here told a story about his hunting boots getting ruined while IN his carry-on!!!! Heard that story and made sure mine were on my feet!!!! :E Shocked:
     
  9. blackdog001blackdog001

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    I put the ammo in a small plastic ammo box from Cabela's then locked that with a keyed padlock. That goes in the bottom part of a rolling duffel. I travel through JFK which is a PITA and have not had a problem. I don't lock the duffel. They are going to open it regardless. I doubt the lock deters anyone overseas. Carry your binos and camera, etc. as a carryon. Never check any of that sort of thing on any flight.
     
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    Do not think you will run out of ammo looks like you have 180 round. Make sure you weigh it and it is less than 11 pounds. Put a luggage tag on it and bring a lock for it just in case SAA makes you check it separate from your checked luggage good luck on your hunt
     
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    I would tape on the outside you name address etc, we lost a luggage tag off a suitcase last year, had it not been for name address taped to outside of suitcase thaerevwould have been a problem, Black case like fifty others. Take a couple extra padlocks just in case.
     
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