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Morgan
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^^^   You need to find a mailing agent that will do that.  The main choices are USPS, UPS, and FedEx.  There are requirements for mailing firearms.  USPS won't do it, not for a complete firearm.  UPS and FedEx are different, and in certain (many) circumstances, they require that the firearm be Overnight Air Shipment.  That's a hefty pricetag.

 

Also now, we have intra-state firearms shipments.  Different states have different laws - laws, not regulations.  You'd need to research the laws for both states in order to pull this off.  Sometimes, from one certain state to another, the only way this is going to be legally possible is if you ship from an FFL to an FFL.  Dealer to dealer. 

 

Check shipment regulations and state-to-state laws before anybody thinks they can mail a rifle out to another person.  <thumbsup>

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Think on the first page rob mentioned GPS tracking on the first page

The cheapest way...

•buy a cell phone back up charger

•plug in into your wife's smart phone (iPhone work best) and toss them into the rifle case together.

•you can track a smart phone through a linked app... like "Find my phone"... from any computer or other smart phone.

Everytime I lose my phone in the house, I do this to give myself a 3m radius of where it might be. It's not exact, but it's pretty damned close.

The battery combo should have PLENTY of life in it to track in real time from the plane to the luggage. If it got on the wrong plane... Greg... you'll know exactly which state it's in and be able to track it immediately... rather than some barely English speaking turd trying get to help over the phone from 10 states away.

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I've flown several times with multiple firearms and ammo without any issues. I believe the Federal limit for ammo is 11lbs per person. I've only flown with Southwest and they were very gun friendly. In fact, Southwest told me I could fly with an unlimited number of firearms as long as I was willing to pay for anything over their generous weight limits.

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http://www.amazon.com/Pacsafe-Luggage-Wrapsafe-Cable-Lock/dp/B004WN9XK4

I use this wrapped into all the "locking points" on a Pelican case. The lock I use to secure it is this:

http://heavydutydepot.com/product/abloy-pl342b-steel-padlock-with-raised-shoulders?format=visible&source=ads&gclid=CNzO7J3Gh8QCFVKDfgod6DkAwA

I agree that it is best to print out the laws concerning air travel with firearms although the only place I ever seem to have an issue is with the damned check in agents. TSA has always been very professional and accommodating.

11 pounds of ammo is the max amount but I've never had anyone ask to weigh it.

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Can you post a pic of how you wrap it with the cable and lock it, please? My case has 4 bosses with holes for 4 locks. Certainly, these can be broken away from the case, but it is how it is intended to be used, is it not? Is the cable necessary?

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DNP: +1, thumb up, like, so on and so forth...

Hey I just bought that guy's cookbook, "The WIseguy Cookbook". Interesting stories and tasty recipes.

 

Also, I bought the Pelican 1750 after culling much feedback from the world wide interporn. It is a beast. I have not air traveled with it yet though. With a DPMS Gen 2 Bull + scope (~15#) it weighs ~35#. But the story goes that this case was tested by the military by dropping it out of a plane at 20K feet with a .408 CheyTac in it and it didn't lose zero. Maybe an urban legend, I don't know the specifics. In any case, the interporn says the TSA likes this case and I like it too. Plus, it looks cool at the range. When you wheel this thing in people will watch to see what you have in it.

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"What am I a clown am I here for your fucking amusement"

Notice shortly after anyone says I'm just busting your nuts in that movie someone dies?!?

Real life test would be to drop it twice from 12' then push it down a super slide at 10mph into a wall. Because that what would happen if it had a rough trip...

Can I borrow your gun?? Edited by shepp
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Can you post a pic of how you wrap it with the cable and lock it, please? My case has 4 bosses with holes for 4 locks. Certainly, these can be broken away from the case, but it is how it is intended to be used, is it not? Is the cable necessary?

Morgan, sorry didn't see your post until just now. I don't have a pic handy but I just weave the cable through all four "locking points" and then secure the two cable loop ends with the lock closing inside the pre-molded lock points.

Is that really necessary with a Pelican case? Short answer is no but the cable works especially well with the lesser gun cases that have more "locking points ". I'll give you an example: the KAC SR-15 I purchased came in a regular hard side gun case, not as secure as the Pelican, Stormcase, and the like, so the cable was especially nice for my piece of mind.

I will grant you that locks only keep honest people honest and that dirtbags will more than likely steal the entire case rather than break the locking points and attempt to hide the weapon in another manner until they can get it off the premises.

Does this adequately answer your questions?

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How thin is a cable that fits through a 5/16" hole, with loops to tie them together? I really need a visual. I like the idea, don't get me wrong. A case with a perfectly matched cable, that wraps around the case and then gathers at 1 of the shackle holes, might do the trick.

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I’ve gotten to where I don’t fly anymore.   If I can’t drive where I am going I just don’t go period.   I carry a 45 sig p220 hand gun with two spare 10 round mags in the car at all times, and sometimes I might even have my 45-AR15 carbine with 10 30 round mags with me to.  it all depends on what I am doing.   

 

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