Clothing in Bow Case?

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  1. Mark Biggerstaff

    Mark Biggerstaff BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    I am leaving for second trip in 60 days. I am taking both rifle and bow, flying Delta Houston-Atlanta-Johannesburg. I know clothes in rifle case are a big NO but what about bow case? Wanted to pack some around bow for cushion and have a set incase other bags dont make it.
     

  2. joker2400

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    I do it every time. I put the breakables in there as well. Pack clothes in around and on top until I hit the weight restriction. Everything else goes in a soft sided duffle.
     
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  3. Hogpatrol

    Hogpatrol AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Reading old posts, some have packed clothes with firearms in gun cases and not had a problem. I'd say it depends on your initial airport and the personnel on duty.
     

  4. Lee M

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    I always pack clothes, Bino’s, arrows, etc in my case. No issues on the 3 trips I’ve taken which departed from JFK and Wash Dulles.
     

  5. Ryan

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    I had plenty of extra equipment showing up to RSA and clothes, a light blanket and a few bottles of wine and booze coming back, no issue.
    Once I told them it was a bow, not a rifle on arrival to RSA no one ever asked to open and look in my case as proof and let me go on my merry way.
     

  6. barbells.and.arrows

    barbells.and.arrows AH Senior Member

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    Going over we left our cases clothes free, but coming home we threw clothes in. We didn't catch any grief. Just make sure they can clearly see in the case and establish there isn't anything but a bow inside.
     

  7. jeff

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    I pack my bow case full of clothes for the extra padding and crush protection.
     

  8. Bushpig4Ever

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    I often have clothes in my rifle case. Foam on one side, trousers, shirts and socks on the other side. No problem whatsoever. Flying Emirates and South African Airways. Route Zürich, Dubai, Harare, Johannesburg, Cape Town.
     

  9. G Skinner

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    I did this too ...NP !
    Glen
     

  10. buckmarkhunter

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    I came back last week from SA. No prbloem with some extra things in my bow case.
     

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