Myself and another friend are flying up to a friend of ours in Anchor Point - who's going to horsepack us in on a black bear/silver fishing trip this fall. Looking into airline travel cases. Kind of leaning towards a Pelican 1750 - can't quite seem to get myself up to paying the money required for a Tuffpak. We'd like one that would fit two scoped rifles (a Kimber 8400 and a Rem. standard action 3006 - both with 40mm bell scopes) - so we can save another luggage item between the two of us for gear. My question is, will the 1750 hold two scoped guns? Any other picks I should consider for a hard case? I was leaning toward the heavy duty plastic style ones for when I end up using it in the truck or car for non-flight trips it will be less likely to beat the h#ll out of stuff its packed next to. Anyone have any experience with Boyt's hard case?
If we fly Alaska Airlines, are we likely to get charged for oversized luggage with one of these cases due to it being over 62 linear inches (assuming we keep it under the 50lb. weight limit)?
Again, provided we meet our weight limit, is there any restriction from having a revolver or two in the same case? The airline descriptions talk about the number of rifles in a case, or shotguns or pistols in a case, but don't say anything about "mix and matching".
We're just trying to figure out the best and most efficient way to get up there with our stuff. Any thoughts or opinions are greatly appreciated.