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Black powder/airline travel

Old 06-17-2004, 07:20 AM
Nontypical Buck
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Default Black powder/airline travel

Has anyone out there done any airline travel with their blackpowder? I read that you can't carry blackpowder in your baggage. Haven't had to fly with it yet, but wondered what people are doing that do have to fly to their hunting area. I suppose that you simply buy your blacpowder/pyrodex/777, etc. when you get there, but what if they are sold out. And then you have to dispose of what is left when you leave since you can't take it back with you?? Anyone out there come up with a good plan?
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Old 06-17-2004, 07:31 AM
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Default RE: Black powder/airline travel

I know my brother travels with loaded ammo, locked in his gun case. You should be able to travel with loaded speedloaders. Guess you could buy say a dozen or so and load them up. Makes sense to me, but you'd better call the airlines to verify.
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Old 06-17-2004, 06:59 PM
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I've hunting out of state for the past 2 years with a ML and haven't had any problems, but then I've not tried to bring along a loaded quick loader....I hope you can but would be surprised if they let you. No problem bringing along a sabotted bullet or conical or round ball, just no powder or caps/primers. Sure, I've done it with loaded CF ammo, but that's apples to oranges.

As to how I deal with the problem; I call the guys I hunt with (they use shotguns) and have them buy me 777 and caps. Then have them keep them for next year. If that weren't possible, then it's buy what supplies you can find when you arrive and leave them/discard them when you leave. Just another cost associated with hunting out of state, like the license, car rental, etc. Sure, it's wasteful so if you discover a better way to do things, share it with us.
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