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Old 02-10-2022, 03:46 PM   #1
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What is everyone using as far as hard sided cases?

I need to get one for my new bow, one that is airline approved as Iíll be flying with my bow a couple times a year and can stand up to be tossed around.

Iím not exactly interested in the SKBís that are 400-500$ as that is outrageous. I like my Boyt rifle cases I fly with and want a bow case that is just like them. Iíve been looking at the Avalon Bow Bunker and Pelican V730. Anybody have or use one of these?
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Old 02-10-2022, 03:56 PM   #2
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I have the SKB that's rotomolded. It was like $200, and it has been great.
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Old 02-11-2022, 10:25 AM   #3
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I’d keep my eye out for a used SKB. Lifetime warranty and from what I understand if your bow is ever damaged in one, they’ll replace it.
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Old 02-11-2022, 08:46 PM   #4
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Iíd keep my eye out for a used SKB. Lifetime warranty and from what I understand if your bow is ever damaged in one, theyíll replace it.
I like them and would love to get one but dang the new ones cost some coin
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Old 02-11-2022, 09:22 PM   #5
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You can buy the skb plush model on line for high 200s low 300s, in my opinion they are the best.
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Old 02-11-2022, 09:55 PM   #6
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I like them and would love to get one but dang the new ones cost some coin
And that new bow didn't???!? If I was going to put it in the hands of an airline, I'd want the best money could buy! Suck it up and spend the money and you'll have it for the next bow and probably a couple more after that.
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Old 02-16-2022, 09:45 AM   #7
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And that new bow didn't???!? If I was going to put it in the hands of an airline, I'd want the best money could buy! Suck it up and spend the money and you'll have it for the next bow and probably a couple more after that.
Oh man. If I was going to put it in the hands of the airline I might put the case in a case. Those clowns could tear up an anvil.

Mary and I both have the SKB iSeries cases and they have served us very well. I will not hesitate to put them on a plane when the time comes.

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Old 02-16-2022, 09:51 AM   #8
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I bought an SKB for my wife's Prima when we picked it up in October. You definitely can't go wrong with one, from our experience.

I tried to get one for my V3X when I bought it last month but I couldn't find one anywhere at the time. I ended up buying a Case Club, not sure of the model because I'm at work, and it's also very nice. It has a few features my wife's SKB doesn't have, it also came with a perforated metal container with desicant for moisture control.
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Old 03-03-2022, 03:58 PM   #9
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The SKB Iseries are worth the money, but my traverse won't fit in one with my stabilizer setup so I went with the hunter series. The hunter series isn't waterproof and doesn't have rollers, but its a little lighter.

If you get the pro series they come with TSA locks if that matters to you.
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Old 03-03-2022, 04:03 PM   #10
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Old 03-03-2022, 04:05 PM   #11
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Thatís the exact case I spoke of above. Hell even it looks to be in short supply at the moment, expected delivery the back half of April!
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Old 03-03-2022, 04:39 PM   #12
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Old 03-03-2022, 05:22 PM   #13
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SKB Double Bow case. Solid
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Old 03-03-2022, 05:42 PM   #14
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Old 03-05-2022, 05:54 AM   #15
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My Lakewood Bowfile case has served me well, and it made flights to Canada and South Africa, with no issues whatsoever. Plus there's plenty of room in it to pack extra clothes, as well.
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Old 03-09-2022, 08:50 AM   #16
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Old 04-14-2022, 05:49 PM   #17
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Might fit:

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=840214
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Old 04-14-2022, 10:13 PM   #18
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My SKB double has made it to and from Africa on two trips and survived the TSA baboons with flawless results, Iím a believer in the buy once cry once motto.


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Old 04-14-2022, 10:21 PM   #19
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Thanks for the heads up. Iíd jump on it but my Solution is several inches too long for it.
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Old 04-14-2022, 10:22 PM   #20
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My SKB double has made it to and from Africa on two trips and survived the TSA baboons with flawless results, Iím a believer in the buy once cry once motto.


I hear ya and generally agree. I just donít understand the price when you can get a rifle case just the same for half the price of the bow cases.
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Old 04-14-2022, 10:32 PM   #21
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I hear ya and generally agree. I just donít understand the price when you can get a rifle case just the same for half the price of the bow cases.

I put rifles in is as well. I canít stuff a Sendero in it but my 22-24Ē barrels fit in it. I can also pack a weekend of clothes in it if I only carry one bow or rifle. Iíve had other decent hard cases before but itís what I use now.


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Old 04-15-2022, 06:10 PM   #22
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I'm using SKB Iseries too. worth the money i paid.
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Old 04-15-2022, 09:10 PM   #23
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I'm starting to think that if you're going to fly with a bow with any frequency, it would be worth buying a Gearhead. We have one our youth archery program is raffling off and it's super short axle-to-axle. Would fit in a suitcase!
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Old 05-09-2022, 02:58 PM   #24
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If you want to work a TBH express I have an SKB used that I would part with-- has TSA #2 locks (I have no keys) everything on the case is in working order.
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Old 05-09-2022, 03:29 PM   #25
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OP,
sent ya a pm let me know if it might work for you

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=799489
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Old 05-09-2022, 04:26 PM   #26
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I have the SKB that's rotomolded. It was like $200, and it has been great.
I picked my SKB up for $200 last summer. It was on Sierra, and I found it on sale randomly. It has the double TSA locks, and is generally pretty robust.

I just looked, and I don't see them on the site anymore, but if you keep searching, you will find something. For example, the following just needs the foam installed. For sub $200, I would be all over that, and cut the foam exactly how it needs to fit.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...c=ds&gclsrc=ds
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Old 07-21-2022, 10:04 AM   #27
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I picked up my SKB i-Series case on Amazon a few years ago. I travel with my bow on the airlines at least twice a year. Case does an amazing job. It was only $200.00. I have the TSA locks on it as well.

Whenever you do get a case remember to put a zip tie around your bow sting to the riser to keep pesky TSA agents from trying to draw your bow.
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Old 07-25-2022, 04:48 PM   #28
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Old 07-27-2022, 11:35 AM   #29
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Old 07-28-2022, 01:28 PM   #30
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I just picked up a Pelican Vault V730 off Amazon for $203. It was a good price, solid, has wheels and will hold the bigger bows. I have a Hoyt Ventum Pro 33 and it fits it well. Solid case IMO and wont break the bank.
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Old 08-03-2022, 02:17 PM   #31
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I would have said consider a Plano, but recent events have me encouraging everyone to stay away from them. Having hunting in Illinois and Canada for probably 10 years, my cases get some serious airport love. The handles on my Plano have busted twice. The first round was easy as they replaced them on their nickel, sending me new handles and I quickly replaced. These lasted about 5 years of travel and then two of four busted again. This time, they indicate covid and supply chain has them with no spare parts and to come back and try again later this fall/ early next year. Now they aren't even replying to my emails.
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Old 08-03-2022, 02:38 PM   #32
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Old 08-03-2022, 03:07 PM   #33
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I just picked up a Pelican Vault V730 off Amazon for $203. It was a good price, solid, has wheels and will hold the bigger bows. I have a Hoyt Ventum Pro 33 and it fits it well. Solid case IMO and wont break the bank.
I looked at this one pretty intently but ended up going with one of these Avalon cases.

https://lancasterarchery.com/product...pound-bow-case

So far I really like it. Flown twice with it so far.
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Old 08-10-2022, 04:51 PM   #34
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I bought the cheapest one I could find at my local bow shop when I purchased my last bow:

https://www.amazon.com/Flambeau-Outd.../dp/B000P9YEDU

It barely fits my 33" Mathews V3X, but it works well and it only cost me about $60.
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Old 10-03-2022, 04:44 PM   #35
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