I am thinking about making a carrier to take my stuff from the car to the table at the range. Right now its a cardboard box & a sling. My idea so far is to get a small dolly then bungee strap a cooler, fishing box, hard case, and tripod/scope to it. But I don't think this would be very functional. Any advice on improvements or what you all do would be nice.
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June 28, 2013, 12:54 AM
How about a golf bag/cart? Or the 3-gun competitors are using jogging strollers. Maybe one of those 2-wheeled folding shopping carts? A lot will depend on what you're carrying and how far you're going.
June 28, 2013, 04:12 AM
What all are you trying to carry?
June 29, 2013, 12:31 PM
The trip from the car is about 50 yards. The problem is with my box of targets, ear muffs, safety glasses, stapler, tape..., I don't have enough hands to carry my spotting scope and tripod. The spotting scope is a $14 auction find but the tripod was broken so I am using my big ol camera tripod and that is too much to get in one load.
June 29, 2013, 02:37 PM
Get two 5 gal plastic buckets from Home Depot.
Put all your stuff in them and gofer it.
Once you get there and are all tired & worn out?
You can use one bucket to set on and stare at the ground, and the other one for empty brass you spot. :D
June 29, 2013, 10:44 PM
Midway USA has a great range bag that is reasonably priced.
June 30, 2013, 05:59 PM
Thanks for all the good advice! I will try the bucket idea first because they have a handle and it will free up one hand so I can grab the scope/tripod.
Keep you eyes out in stores for tote/carry bags on the end-caps (where they are likely to be discounted).
Keep an open mind about containers--like buckets. Go wander the home-improvement store and check out the "bucket organizers" and "bucket tool" gizmos. Oh, and definitely go wander the stores for a bucket "seat lid."
There are all sorts of things that can be re-purposed. A place I once worked gave us cheap tote bags instead of a bonus. Not a great bag, but, good enough to hold a couple sand bags, the bench rest, the bag with the spotting scope and the like.
For targets, I had a mailing tube that had delivered something. I took some gimme itty-bitty snap links (look like teeny carabiners) and strapping-taped them to the tube, then clipped on one of the spare straps I had laying about. Voilá, target toting tube.
July 2, 2013, 01:48 PM
How about a back pack? That would free up both hands, and I have seen them with rifle straps on them. While I was looking, I found one that also is a chair (http://http://www.alkalicorp.com/p-7695-mojo-hw2309-critter-sitter.aspx)! Pretty cool looking.
July 2, 2013, 04:39 PM
A kid's Radio Flyer wagon.
Or one of the bigger jobs sold for gardening.