Shooting setup.....


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mcdonl
June 26, 2009, 07:18 PM
Hi all, I just aquired my wifes old '98 pathfinder. I will be using it as my errand vehicle... the only errands I run are to the range.

Has anyone here on THR done any customization to thier SUV's to facilitate shooting?

I was considering a shelf, with storage below but a working space up above. I have the luxury of being able to drive right up to the shooting bench.

Just wondering.

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jnyork
June 26, 2009, 08:17 PM
Here's my shooting bench, fully portable and self-powered :D:D: I modified my pickup with a couple of Walmart sandbags! :rolleyes:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/jnyork/100_0617.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/jnyork/100_0616.jpg


Seriously, my friend who is a master craftsman put the slickest rig in the back of his SUV I have seen, it is a flat roll-out metal drawer with a lockable metal lid, he somehow got some carpet that matched the vehicle interior to a T, when it is closed you would never know it was there. Holds several guns and some gear, really slick.

oneounceload
June 26, 2009, 08:32 PM
one of those "truck vaults" can be handy to keep things in and out of sight while providing a large flat platform to lay out things for cleaning, assembly, etc....you might also be able to mount a reloading press as well

mcdonl
June 27, 2009, 07:09 AM
Seriously, my friend who is a master craftsman put the slickest rig in the back of his SUV I have seen, it is a flat roll-out metal drawer with a lockable metal lid, he somehow got some carpet that matched the vehicle interior to a T, when it is closed you would never know it was there. Holds several guns and some gear, really slick.

I would love to see that....

TX1911fan
June 27, 2009, 01:39 PM
People who hunt with dogs often put a drawer on the bottom of the cargo area and then dog crates above. If you search for a bit, you should be able to find something like that.

Eyesac
June 27, 2009, 04:14 PM
I've tryed to shoot off my jeep, and even the slightest wind makes the thing move. I'd rather shoot of a table and chair...

oneounceload
June 27, 2009, 04:45 PM
Here's what I was talking about - they wor great:

http://www.truckvault.com/ProductsByVehicleType.aspx?CID=SO&VTID=SUV

BruceB
June 27, 2009, 09:27 PM
I wish I knew how to transfer pics around to/from different sites.

To see my project vehicle, go to www.castpics.net and scroll down to "projects" on the left side. Then, select "BruceB's Der Schuetzenwagen" to see photos of my '95 GMC van, which has a handloading bench and benchrest built in.

There've been MANY changes since those were taken, but you'll get the idea. This is probably the best shooting toy I've ever owned.

Find an inexpensive vehicle, and the rest is easy.

mcdonl
June 29, 2009, 11:35 AM
Hey, thanks guys... I like the truck vault a lot. I like what you did with your rig Bruce, but I will not be shooting from inside the vehicle... I just wanted to avoid bringing out guns and equipment in so many trips.

I have the vehicle, just need to build something.

jnyork
June 29, 2009, 03:29 PM
The truckvault looks quite a bit like the one my friend built, but as I recall it did not have the exposed handles to pull out the drawers, when it was all closed up you would not know it was there.

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