I wanted to torture test my Air Armor Tech rifle case, and throwing my Gunwerks ClymR rifle out of my Piper PA-18 SuperCub seemed like it was a good idea.
The Gun Case is a tough, light, and compact system for storing and transporting up to two rifles. The cushioning is provided by a very durable air bladder that can be easily inflated to provide incredible protection when shipping rifles by air, or when transporting them on any machine. The case provides serious protection from water, drops and crushing.
I find it so much more versatile than a hard case, as it is much easier to strap down. When not in use, the case deflates and rolls up into a small package.
Step 1: The Rifle
I loaded my Gunwerks ClymR, chambered in 7mm SAUM and scoped with my Vortex Optics AMG Razor 6–24 x 50 scope into the case. This rifle has seen serious adventures on sheep, goat and other mountain hunts, and has proven to be a light and accurate rifle to tremendous distances.
I chose to also put my Air Armor Tech Extreme 16 Scope Cover on the rifle, as this is certainly what I would do if actually airdropping a rifle on a hunt. The Scope Cover lives on my rifle when I’m in the field and provides outstanding, lightweight protection to the scope and rifle.
Step 2: The Flight
I had Dale in the back seat of the Super Cub holding the rifle case, and I took the aircraft up to about 75 feet off the deck. I had chosen a sandy beach near to my home that would allow me to takeoff and land right where I would be doing the drop.
Step 3: The Drop
There’s not too much to do when you’re dropping a rifle from an aircraft: Have a target to aim for and let it go!
Step 4: The Shot
After checking the rifle for any obvious damage, I set myself up to take a 200 yard shot on my target. Drum roll… bang! The result: not a bad shot. I’ll give myself a inch or two off the target based on the stress of the situation as a pilot and everything it took to make this happen.
With the hard work that goes into getting into a shooting position on an animal I wish to harvest, it’s natural that I invest in the best rifle system, optics and carrying systems I can find. These investments increase my chances of success dramatically. If you are looking for similar success, head over to Air Armor Tech and check out their Gun Case and Extreme 16 Scope Cover. Your rifle and optics will thank me!