I've sold and shipped about 30 rifles this year. Packaged them all the same way. Wrapped the gun in bubble wrap, took the bolt out and warpped it in bubble wrap then taped it to the rifle in some place so if the box gets torn open the bolt will not fall out. Sold an S40 to a guy and it got mashed and the bolt handle mashed a dent on both side of the finger groove. He complained and said I did not know how to pack a rifle (maybe so). I offered his money back plus all the shipping both ways. Says he will not buy from me agian and maybe next time I sell something I will know how to pack it, but says he will keep the rifle. Has written twice complaing. Wrote him back just now told him to either send the rifle back for a refund or apologize for his mouth. riceone.