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Flying with Ammo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SkinnyGrey, Mar 29, 2011.

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  1. SkinnyGrey

    SkinnyGrey Member

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    I am flying tomorrow with two handguns. Am I aloud to check ammo in my luggage?
     
  2. NOLAEMT

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    yep.

    needs to be in packaging designed to hold ammunition. aka, not loose in a plastic bag.

    you are also limited to 11 pounds of it as i recall.
     
  3. Smoovbiscuit

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    Same question! I'm flying next wed.

    From what I have read, I'm pretty sure most airlines will let you, but they have to be properly boxed, which I couldn't get a clear definition on what that is. Anyone know?

    @nolaemt, so the boxes they came in should be fine? they are just regular winchester rounds.
     
  4. MrCleanOK

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    Generally yes, but check your airlines rules to be sure your packaging, etc. is in compliance.
     
  5. paradox998

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    Yes, you can check ammo in your luggage. It must either be in the original box, or boxes designed for ammo, such as reloading boxes. Not a bad idea to also place ammo boxes in another cardboard box. I believe you can also transport in magazines, but I not done that.
     
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    READ THE AIRLINES WEBSITE
    like really, they have entire sections with explicit instructions....

    OH, and carry a copy of the TSA hand book, you will read it before anybody in the TSA does, and DON'T use TSA locks on the pistol case. Secure means you don't have a gun, and they don't have a key.
     
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    Not to be a jerk, but a quick search would have produced about a billion threads describing the process of flying with firearms and ammo...
     
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    Take notice of the weight limit allowed for ammo and how it might affect the weight of your checked luggage. When I used to travel to teach, I used to buy ammo when I arrived or shipped it ahead
     
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