I have a friend who hunted plains game in South Africa a few years ago. He apparently had problems previously on a hunting trip for the U.S. to Canada, where his gun case went missing. Fortunately, the airlines finally found it and got it back to him, but way too late for the hunting trip. He had to rent a gun. He decided against chancing it on a trip to Africa and said he was rented a Weatherby rifle in 270 Magnum, with which they ensured he was comfortable before he went hunting. Turns out he tagged out on his first day -- lucky hunting -- and wound up traveling for the remaining 9 days of his trip. Loved every moment of it noting it would have been a major problem trying to carry out travel with a gun in tow. He also complained of the incredible amount of paperwork and time involved in trying to clear the guns for travel before he just gave up and decided to go with renting. I've seen different comments herein, but really wonder, could this have just been his personal experience, which was out of the norm, or have any of you had problems as well? Advice? I like the idea of bringing my own guns simply because that's why I bought/built them, and because I know what to expect from each. At that, my thoughts are a new 30.06 I've having a stock made for and my 35 Whelen, which I had built years ago for Elk and Moose. Any insight would be appreciated.