Storm 3300 Case

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  1. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Just taken delivery of a storm im3300 case.

    Primarily it was for going the Worlds in Italy this year, but realistically its likely to be with me at every shoot.

    First impressions, got the right case.:)

    My Ev2 is quite long with the System Gemini butt hook attacked, 1200 mm.
    The majority of the cases that we looked at would have meant taking the butt Hook off every time you needed to put the gun away. I did not fancy arriving at a shoot, putting the hook on, test on the Zero range, hook off to put Gun away for a cup of tea and natter with friends then hook on again to shoot etc etc.

    So, the choice came to the storm im3300 or the Peli 1750.

    Not really allot between them, the Storm 3300 is slightly deeper and wider than the Peli so that's what swung the vote. With the Gary Cane Stock and high mounts the Leup is on, the extra dept and width seemed a good move.
    Did like the Desert color of the Peli, but Black will do for the storm. The case seems to be made to a top quality. Locks are nice and smooth, wheels seem top quality etc etc. Its what you would expect from storm.

    Its already had the EV2 in it and survied the load test. I thaught it wise to start small and build up, so "Jazz" my Jack Russel was first on the closed case, Gun safely tucked inside. Did not seem much of a test so then I stood on it, I am 20 stone.:eek: The case compressed slightly, but no where near as much as I was expecting. If I can stand and walk on it then I cant think of much else its going to encounter that it cant withstand?

    Will update as its used through the year on its travels.

    Cost was £250 per case (including Vat + Foam with free delivery) As I ordered two cases. One for me, one for a club mate. The individual price I was told went up on 1st February to £285 each, so buying a pair saved us a fair bit

    I got mine form TVcases

    http://www.tvcases.co.uk/index.php

    Now all I need is a sharp blade to start cutting out the foam!
     
  2. villiers

    villiers Self appointed antipimp

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    Soft and hard

    Have a peli 1750 for my Walther dont use the foam just put my gun in my soft padded case and that then goes into the hard case.It then gives me a soft case to carry my gun around at a shoot.:)
     
  3. berty177

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    Cutting foam

    Simon,

    I have a knife that is actually quite good at cutting the foam in the cases fella. Its the knife I used to cut the foam in my peli case.

    Leaves a nice clean finish when used slowly, if you want to borrow it then pop over to Nelson tomorrow and we can sort it up there.....


    Berty
     
  4. RobF

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    I used a carving knife...
     
  5. bootneckbob

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    I used to have one of those cases, I used to have an EV2, swapped to a Steyr FT connect and now use a shorter Peli as it was a big beast for my rifle in the end. After much cutting of foam for different set ups I opted for the much more practical soft case in the locked hard case option. Works a treat for m; apparently not good enough in the eyes of the law though it would now seem! :(
     
  6. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Bread knife or another serrated knife is my weapon of choice for cutting out foam.
     
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    electric carving knife, like a hot knife through butter!;) Some I know have used forks also:D
     
  8. dutoitk

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    Electric carving knife was my choice. Works great.
    Marked out the shape with masking tape and cut. Quick and neat.
     
  9. Shaun

    Shaun Moderator Staff Member

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    I know of a second hand storm available at £200; only used twice.

    Please PM me for details

    Shaun :)
     
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    If it's a certain person starting with a G, it is gone ;)
     
  11. Gibbs

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    Excuse my ignorance, but what law?
     
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  13. RobF

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    The law is noted here.

    It would perhaps be better to discuss it there.
     
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    Damn, there goes my 0% commission :)
     
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