Shit, I'm just gonna see if there's somebody out east that I can ship it to prior to the event. By the time I go and buy an airline-approved case and mess around with the paperwork, I can Xpresspost it for the same price. Thanks everyone for their input; lets leave this one on a good note.
“You hear the far-off crack of a rifle, your fate finally registering in your subconscious far too late as the white hot bullet penetrates your skull. Another round slams into the chamber even as your lifeless body falls to the ground…”---Unknown sniper
“Invisible souls leave .308 holes.”----USMC Recon Sniper