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Peterla
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Heading to the UK

#1 Postby Peterla » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:31 am

Hi All,
I am heading to the UK next year for a competition F-class shoot.
I get 30 Kgs for my luggage I can use but as I shoot FO I use all of this with my rest and rifle.
The extra baggage is $60 per Kg so I thought of posting my SEB over.
I then find out I have to pay all sorts of UK tax even though it's for me and I will be posting it back. !!!!!

How have other FO shooters gone when traveling to the UK with all their gear?
Did you find a better option to get all your gear over there?

Pete

Tim N
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Re: Heading to the UK

#2 Postby Tim N » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:43 am

You could buy one over there and sell it when you’re done or see if you can borrow one?
Sounds like a great trip
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Peterla
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Re: Heading to the UK

#3 Postby Peterla » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:09 am

Hi Tim
I would bu one and resell it but none over there similar to our situation here
I do not know many people over there and would love to borrow or even hire one but with not many contacts that is hard.
I will see if anyone has any other ideas or even know someone that could help me

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Re: Heading to the UK

#4 Postby bainp » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:03 am

PM sent with phone number and email
Philip

Peterla
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Re: Heading to the UK

#5 Postby Peterla » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:08 am

Thanks, Philip.
No PM yet but I am sure it will pop up soon and I will give you a call.

Pete

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Re: Heading to the UK

#6 Postby Matt P » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:37 pm

Get in contact with Mik @ Dolphin gunworks, if he can't help you I'm sure he'll be able to point you in the right direction.
Matt P

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Re: Heading to the UK

#7 Postby willow » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:37 pm

Matt P wrote:Get in contact with Mik @ Dolphin gunworks, if he can't help you I'm sure he'll be able to point you in the right direction.
Matt P


+1 - I run a Dolphin co-axial rest and IMO it's superior to Farley and SEB, buy one and bring it back with you!

Julian D
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Re: Heading to the UK

#8 Postby Julian D » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:40 am

Can you get your hands on a Seb mini Pete ?
They are light, and give nothing away to the Neo if you spend the time, setting it up on the mound.
And I had mine on carry on luggage on the way back from Canada, just took the feet off it and it was a camera tripod.

That will free up a lot of weight for the rest of your gear.

Peterla
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Re: Heading to the UK

#9 Postby Peterla » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:44 am

Hi Julian.
Great idea. I got a nice email last night from someone in the UK that is lending me a SEB neo so that put a huge smile on my face.
I just need to take my top bag as I do not want to upset his top bag with my scolloped stock.

Julian D
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Re: Heading to the UK

#10 Postby Julian D » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:50 am

Awesome Pete, there are plenty of good people out there willing to help.
And good luck shooting the comp, you will do really well mate.

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Re: Heading to the UK

#11 Postby Tim N » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:37 pm

We will be expecting a full report too when you go
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Re: Heading to the UK

#12 Postby GSells » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:17 pm

Good Luck Pete !!

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Re: Heading to the UK

#13 Postby Tim L » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:41 pm

What's the comp Pete?

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Re: Heading to the UK

#14 Postby lonerider43 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:53 pm

are you going to the bisley range ?
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Peterla
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Re: Heading to the UK

#15 Postby Peterla » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:10 am

Yes I sure am and really looking forward to the trip. Have a rear bag and front rest all organised now


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