EDIT: even the SKB website has like 10 different "double bow" cases.
Rugged as heck.
Kurt, I have one of those, the big green one but it's so heavy, you can't fill it to keep it under the 70 pound limit... BTW, is the limit still under 70 pounds?
Last year I bought the Sitka Nomad and unless I have the need to bring a rifle along with me, I much prefer it to any hard sided case. Can pack all my clothes and other gear around it and be under the 50# limit and the bow straps in there tight.
At my local airport the lady checking me in thought she might just climb in the duffel bag and go along with me thinking I was headed to the tropics like every other normal Canadian in February! When I told her I was heading to Resolute Bay she chickened out…haha.
Would an Elite Impulse 34 fit?
I have not been charged oversize rates although most airlines could…it is definitely oversize by their standards.
It is hard to say because it is a function of cam size and riser/limb geometry and not just “an ATA of x will fit”. Based on my experience, a 34” ATA bow likely would not fit.
One set of clothes in each case and I'm good if one doesn't show up.
I have left it at the hotel in Kodiak both times as Rolan does not like big bulky bags so I transfer the contents into a waterproof KUIU 9000 and 6000.
The maximum weight is actually 99 pounds not 70#. As a club 49 member on Alaska airlines first 3 bags out of state are free and 5 within Alaska.
I’ve gone to Africa and the Canadian Arctic with it and it’s been great not dealing with the security and the headaches of having a hard case they assume has firearms. I have also taken a SKB on Kodiak hunts to keep the 10mm pistols and shotguns for duck hunting, it’s nice to have heavy rollers on any of these large baggage items.
Sometimes it comes out on the baggage claim carousel. Sometimes it goes to the office and you just go pick it up.
Yes, it’s big. But I see how they throw sh!t around and would be terrified if I had a soft case. I also understand that the Terraglide won’t fit bows over 32”-33” in them, is that correct?? Thanks.
The green bag includes a 6-man Cabelas dome with vestibule, bear fence system, my cot, water foldable containers and filter pump, and 12 gauge steel shells in plastic boxes to get at 49#. I put cinch straps around the tent bag to ensure it stays closed and all bundled up tight.
The only time I flew with a bow they made me take the locks off my case and that was a domestic flight only a couple states away...
Mine is black, and works well on my 35-1/2" axle to axle Prime Rival. It was the only brand I readily found a few years ago that would fit a longer compound bow, although that is about the max. They are good protection for strings, I sometimes use it hunting really brushy areas like caribou and moose in the willow bottoms, and always while traveling with the bow in the big Cabelas rolling duffle.
Zbone, that is why I said you throw an old pistol in and declare a firearm. Everyone knows a bow is not a firearm and can’t be locked up, by itself.
So, travel with a padlock handy, just in case! At least in OZ.
I just measured the MTM arrow case I have and it is 33” long (ultra compact arrow case I believe). It fits perfectly in my SKB double bow case in the space set up to hold arrows - like it was custom made for that purpose. You have to pull out the 2 pieces of slotted foam to free up that space though. It wedges in between the foam on the left and right sides of the arrow space on its side, so it doesn’t extend too far into the case and take up too much room.
I can get 18 or more arrows in the case, nice to be able to set them up before you leave home rather than not being able to travel with the broadheads in them. Can’t do that safely sticking them in the slotted foam blocks.
Had to go dig it out. Couldn’t remember what kind of condition it was in. It’s been sitting for years.
15 pounds , holds 2 bows easily and other gear or clothes.
If you use the TSA approved locks, they’ll rummage through your sh!t and leave it in disarray.