If you use FEDEX and don't ship overnight they won't pay damages/losses period. This applies to all firearms and it is so stated in their policy statement. I ship all expensive long guns in a hard case and boxed using UPS and USPS to Hawaii and Alaska. I shipped a correct grade HRA to Alaska USPS last month. It took 4 days and was tracked and delivered on time, Mailed in a CMP hardcase and boxed, the price was $88.00 which is not bad from Missouri to Alaska. Shipping is just not easy anymore.