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  • July 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm #582623 Back to Top REPORT
    cshofner
    cshofner

    Joined: 3/4/2010
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    What is the best bow case for air travel?  I have a DXT and am heading to Alaska on a moose hunt in September.  I need a good bow case to make the trip.  If anyone had done any flying with their bow and can tell me how their case holds up I would appreciate it.

    Thanks.

    July 1, 2013 at 10:00 pm #582625 Back to Top REPORT
    jfergus7
    jfergus7

    Age: 40
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    Location: IL
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    I would look atthe akewood Bowfile. Case is awesome and has tons of room so you can pack it full of gear in addition to your bow.

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    July 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm #582626 Back to Top REPORT
    jfergus7
    jfergus7

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    Apparently you can’t go back and edit your posts on tapatalk. I meant Lakewood.

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    July 1, 2013 at 11:04 pm #582631 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon
    IMO…..SKB.

    I Cant tell you how much I like mine. Best bow pertection I could have ever purchased.

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    July 2, 2013 at 5:49 am #582638 Back to Top REPORT
    danf
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    SKB!!! Mine has been to South Africa, Manitoba 3 times, and Texas numerous times. Bow made it safely each time without a scratch. Never had to do any resighting or anything. I have the 4114A double bow case. It holds my bow and about 3 sets of full camo!!!!

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    July 2, 2013 at 8:11 am #582650 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    i also have the 4114A double case.

    here is my review.  the thing is a tank..by tank i mean heavy.  you put a couple of bows in it and stuff it full of camo and gear..you better weigh it at home.  i have gotten awful close to the Southwest airline 50lb limit.  my best load was my bow and a over/under shotgun.  SKB keys are weak.   i recently bent a key into the lock and broke the thing.  my bow was inside!!  i just used my hands, pulled on the lock and it snapped apart sending random springs and black plastic bits scattering all over my living room.  so dont fool yourself, the locks are meant to keep out honest folk.  i called SKB and i could hear the lady practically boxing up new locks and keys to send to me.  it was a easy change out.  (the locks are held on by two tiny screws)..i have never had any gear knocked out of adjustment.  the thing really protects my bow.  i always pack my camo gear around the bowsight.  just in case.  the wheels on the back help motoring thru a crowded airport.  oh, the company sent the locks for free.  both my brothers and my bowcase have gotten slightly bent out of shape at the hinges.  things dont line up perfectly anymore.  you have to align the locks up physically to get them to snap down.  not a big problem.  we probably bent something over stuffing them.  the double case is the perfect SKB case.  you wont need to buy a new case if you switch bows.  and i like the big space around the bow.  the guys that get the close fit? IMHO are endangering the bows.  if the guys beat on the case loading it onto a plane, the bow inside can act like a “Brace”..no thanks.  i like the pillow of airspace for protection.

    i wanted a lakewood case bad.  but i couldnt find one.  i wanted a black one.  a camo bow case makes little sense to me. draws too much attention, and…well, i am not hunting with the case and could care less if my target animal can see it or not.

    July 3, 2013 at 9:46 am #582851 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004
    Agree with Vash on the ‘tank’ part and the locks on the 4114a. The case is heavy even when empty. Add two bows and you will appreciate the wheels.
    The locks are pretty lame. I think for that reason, SKB now has lock loops on some of the cases, however anyone with a good bolt cutter can render those locks useless in a short amount of time.
    I think if someone is going to take something, they’ll take the whole case and take their time about breaking it open later.

    As far as protection goes, I’d give em an A+. I bought this one recently:

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    Model: 3i-3614

    The 4114a is roomy but the 3i is smaller and lighter. If you’re doing an Alaskan trip – ck with your air-taxi to ask about case dimensions and weight.

    July 3, 2013 at 6:13 pm #582891 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    wow..maybe forget SKB and get a pelican.  i never realized they have cases that would work.  i have a few smaller pelicans and i bet they can fall out of a moving truck and survive and protect the contents.  i bet we are talking the same money as a SKB

    http://www.pelicancases.com/iM3300-p/im3300.htm#ReviewHeader

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