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    During the the after shoot party in Northern Ireland, I remember having a converstion with a couple of the SA team regarding transporting their rifles & scopes on aircraft.
    I was surprised that you fellas didn't remove your scopes & carry them in your hand luggage given the usual delicate way baggage is handled at airports & a particular type of hardcase was mentioned as being the dog's danglies for this purpose.
    Now, I had imbibed a few Guiness' & thinking back I cannot for the life of me remember which one was used.
    So, which type was it again?
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    Storm is what the whole team use other than myself.I have an Alpine aluminium case(I think its better).

    The storm cases are good.Dont need to srip your gun.
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    Ahh! Cheers mate.
    How is this Alpine better then?
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    Hi Greg,

    Best case to be found in the UK is the Pelican - expensive but tough.

    Dale
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    Dale, as I understand Storm and Pelican are very similar. As the agent (who sells both in SA) explained, Pelican was first, but Storm has some slight improvements on it. By the way, Storm cases aren't cheap either - around R3,300 locally.
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    Haven't seen the 'Storm' brand in the UK yet, hence why I mentioned the Pelican.
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    Storm Cases are one notch above Pelicans
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    Protea FT Team '08

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    And Alpine 1 notch above Storm


    Balripal , to be honest with you the case takes knocks harder than the storm.It is metal so it shows where it has been bumped.

    The advantage is the foam inside.The foam in the Alpine is harder and longer lasting.As part of the deal Alpine does your custom cutout for you too.It is a local made case and money well spent.If there were no Alpine cases i would get a storm (orange) anytime
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    I don't believe there is no Storm cases distributor in the UK. Contact Storm here and ask them:

    http://www.stormcase.com/ContactStormCase.htm

    They even have distributor in SA.
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    Or even better, here is the UK branch:

    Hardigg UK
    Unit 4, Brookfield Industrial Estate
    Leacon Road
    Ashford, Kent
    TN23 4TU
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0) 1233 895895
    Fax: +44 (0) 1233 895899
    http://www.hardiggeurope.com
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    Many thanks for all the advise lads, I'm on the case, so to speak!
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    Protea FT Team '07/'08/'09/'10/'11/'12/'13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan View Post


    Balripal
    ....??????

    Allan, have you had a vew Guiness on the side as well?
    Last edited by Piet Skiet; 03-10-08 at 23:00.
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    Protea FT Team '07/'08/'09/'10/'11/'12/'13
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    Allan, don't mind your spelling, I had to edit my spelling on the word "Guiness" twice...he...he...he
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piet Skiet View Post
    ....??????

    Allan, have you had a vew Guiness on the side as well?
    You know me.I cant stay away from the stuff

    I have 2 options.Contribute and take flakk for bad spelling or just sit on the side line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan View Post
    You know me.I cant stay away from the stuff

    I have 2 options.Contribute and take flakk for bad spelling or just sit on the side line.
    Or use the spell checker...
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