Traveling with 2 Rifles to RSA: Gun Cases, Ammo Case, Gear, and Luggage?

I just did what Philip Glass did and cut the 2 center holes off the case, they can cut 4 about as fast as 2 if they wanted in bad enough and now I have 2 spares to take in my carry on instead of buying 4 more
looks like you are going to need 6 locks for that case plus 6 spares incase they cut them all
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Nighthawk, believe it or not but 10 years ago we changed lifestyle and sold everything (except my guns) and moved into a 40 5th wheel and traveled for 5 years, when we did the big sale I had a gun case just like yours and sold it for 50 dollars now I kick myself for not trying to keep it
Following up on my rifle transport to and from SA.

I ended up using my wheeled Cabela’s aluminum case for both rifles. I bought an additional piece of foam to cut out to allow my riffles to be fitted perfectly in the case and inserted a little extra foam for protection. This worked out perfectly.

I packed my ammo in a Medium size Pelican case along with a few other items: knife, leather man, flashlight, headlamp, gun straps, spare magazines, small tool bag for scope adjustments, spare locks…

Gun Case and Pelican Case were my two check on bags. I used standard locks on my gun case and TSA cable type combo locks on my ammo.

I carried on all my clothes and my RF Bino’s in one standard hard side 4 wheel carry on.

I also carried on a medium size backpack that I packed my smaller toiletry bag in along with documents and other essentials.


I started my trips to Africa using a Peli 1750. 2 trips later I realised that it was too damned long and awkward for airline travel.
I resized to a Peli 3220. This allows me to fit 2 dismantled rifles in the case along with some gear/clothing.The PH always has you shoot a target before hunting so any potential loss of zero from taking the action out of the stock can be corrected.
Taking this further I noted this year how much of what I brought with me I actually used. If you have a daily wash service you are flying ! I’m now looking at a Peli 3100 to further downsize my luggage. It falls within the 62” overall dimensions rule. In all honesty no checkin staff has ever pulled me up on it.

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