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Old 05-15-2016, 06:41 PM
Reconinforce Reconinforce is offline
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Default Home built range cart. 1st version.

My first range cart prototype. Going to add a tray/clip board for holding gear in offhand and some mount options for all the other stuff.

Cart folds up to fit nicely in the car. Will be adding some quick release pins.

A few other tweets and ill be ready to take her out for a test at the next match.

Feel free to offer any ideas up for improvement.





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Old 05-15-2016, 06:49 PM
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That's pretty slick!
I need to come up with something. The local sportsman club that I'm a member of has a nice range. But from the parking area to the shooting area is 100+ yard walk with all the gear. Mostly gravel and some bumpy terrain.
I was thinking something like a 4 wheel wagon to pull along but yours looks lighter for loading in/out of the truck
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Old 05-15-2016, 06:59 PM
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Was pretty proud of the U shaped brackets that hold the rifle barrel.

Used a $3 piece of steel. Bent them into the U shape. Welded a piece of 1/4" bolt length to the side as a mount. Bolted it in place. Used some surgical tubing on the mounts as cushioning.

Turned out pretty slick. Those things ain't cheap to buy pre made.

I'll add some bungee bands to hold rifles in place.
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Old 05-15-2016, 07:17 PM
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looks good, actually quite awesome.

Scope stand holder (threaded or cup style)
Hooks on the front for hanging rifle after sitting and prone.

Extra bungees and some zip ties just in case
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Old 05-15-2016, 07:53 PM
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Think about a jogging stroller. Baby trend is a good one. Cruise Craig's list for used ones. Easy to push, easy to pull. Room for lots of stuff an folds up nicely. Easy to modify.

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Old 05-15-2016, 08:21 PM
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Very well done, I like it. I am one of the stroller people, but I am thinking of seriously re-doing mine.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:38 PM
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I was thinking something like a 4 wheel wagon to pull along but yours looks lighter for loading in/out of the truck
If you're looking for a wagon to haul your equipment I suggest one of these...
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...le-wagon/74219
Target also offers a version...http://www.target.com/p/mac-sports-f...=folding+wagon

I use one of these and hauls everything I need and and folds flat when empty.
I can fit all my ammo, shooting mat, spotting scope and stand, shooting coat, and three rifles in it. With the handle up it serves a hanger for my coat.
Everytime I go to the DNR range I'm always asked where I got it.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:02 PM
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Very nice ! Looks a lot like a golf bag carrier. I was really wanting to enter the RF Sporter match and the carbine match for the first time this year. I even scheduled vacation days for the events and a few other days to just take it all in. Looks like it's not going to happen . I will probably be able to at least get to Camp Perry during the nationals a few days.

Good luck to all that are going !!
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:38 AM
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I found the perfect solution to getting gear out to the firing line. First of all, lose most of the use of your legs. This gets you one of those blue things you hang from your inside rear view mirror and into a wide and generally concrete parking space. Then have a rollator ( 4 wheel walker with a seat, sometimes called a St. Petersburg Cruiser in Florida). These have a basket up front that holds quite a bit. With a little thought you can pack 3, 4 or5 rifles, you shooting bag, rests, spotting scope, some handguns and other stuff on the seat and wheel onto the range. VA will provide you with the walker. Many problems solved. (Except for the almost useless leg bit.)
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:16 PM
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Id throw some extra surgical tubing over the exposed bolt threads that are by the rifle racks to protect the stocks other then that looks good to me.
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