Made a trip to Idaho once. Rifle and ammo both in checked luggage. DFW TSA folks were a bit panicky when I checked/showed the rifle but were semi-ok with it all. Had one small carry-on.
Got to the Boise airport, grabbed my gear and got to my room. Opened the carry-on and low and behold, there were 10 rounds of loaded ammo. No idea how it made it through.
Pay it forward - Kids are the future.
Rifles are similar to boats and young women...there's no end to how much money you can pour into them without making them any more useful.