Range finder in carry-on?

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  1. mstewart44

    mstewart44 AH Senior Member

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    Leaving for Jo`Berg this week and am finalizing all my things. Seems like I have read on this forum that there is some variations on whether a laser rangefinder can go in the carry-on bag. I can`t find anything on Delta or TSA website about it. What`s the verdict?
     
  2. Safari Afrika

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    No problem with havng it in carry on as far as I have it ! It is safer to take it carryon as they sometimes tend to part with your luggage !
     
  3. BRICKBURN

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    It is the same as taking your camera on board. Throw it in your carryon.

    On the return trip paranoia set in, on airport securities part JNB after an apparent threat, and they were excited about my GPS. I told them it made it all the way to Africa in my pocket and it will be returning the same way.
    Not a word about the Laser Range Finder in the backpack.

    Take enough electronic stuff in your backpack (camera gear and accessories) and they can not single it out! :)
     
  4. KMG Hunting Safaris

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    Definately in the carry-on.I had no problems taking it onboard with me.
    I use the Leica CRF 1600 and there is no way that I will check in with the luggage going through JNB.
    All the best for your trip and remember rule #1 - Shoot straight.

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  5. RickB

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    Put it in your carry on!! Same with your binos. Nothing like having $250 binos and $250 range finder decide to get out of your checked bag and walk into someone else's pockets.
     
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    Funny you should say that on my trip to the East Cape in 2010 I put both the wifes and my Binos in my check in luggage when I got to the East cape and my Outfitter picked us up he seen I didn't have my luggage locked and, I ask was I suppose to? nothing was missing I guess they figured that sence my luggage wasn't locked I must not have anything worth stealing. LOL
     
  7. Diamondhitch

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    I gotta shop where you do! LOL I paid wayyyyy more than that for my binos and rangefinder which is why they stay with me in my carry on.
     
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    I use a pair of buris binos. I can't afford the crazy good ones. An I only paid $19.97 for them. Some guy at gander mtn couldn't read the price correctly so I was the benificiary! They were supposed to be a scope/bino deal and someone sold the scope without the binos.(prob same guy who sold me the binos :D ) they where supposed to be $97.99. They sell for about $199.00. I don't need anything better.
     
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    You sure cant pass up a deal like that. I spend countless hours with my binos pressed against my face while hunting in the mountains so the extra cost pays for itself at the end of each day when I am not crosseyed with a headache. ;) For general whitetail hunting you are right there is no need for top end optics, I have a set of Steiner predators for that. They are pretty reasonably priced as well.
     

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