This weekend fellow shooters & I went from lovable to bed@#nerd in 0.05 seconds. A bloke removed his gun from the gunrack and a chain reaction ensued resulting in 4 other funs falling from the rack. Damage ranged from scratched finishes to a sidewinder scope hanging "boeppens" My gun stock sustained a crack which must be repaired. All that the poor sod could say was "Sorry" with a shrug of the shoulder.
In terms of rands it is difficult to measure the cost of the damage. Needless to say the whole spirit of the shoot was somewhat subdued after the incident.
The lessons learnt was very simple. Keep your gun cased when not in use! It saves a hell of a lot of tears and the extra effort to decase between shoots is worth every kilojoule!!!