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Looking for advice on a range carry all

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by 1Hairygoomer, Jun 27, 2013.

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  1. 1Hairygoomer

    1Hairygoomer Member

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    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.
     
  2. tominct

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    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.
     
  3. allaroundhunter

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    What all are you trying to carry?
     
  4. 1Hairygoomer

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    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.
     
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    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

    rc
     
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    Midway USA has a great range bag that is reasonably priced.
     
  7. 1Hairygoomer

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    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.
     
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    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. Voil√°, target toting tube.
     
  10. Miss Stana

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    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! Pretty cool looking.
     
  11. Jim Watson

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    A kid's Radio Flyer wagon.
    Or one of the bigger jobs sold for gardening.
     
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    My local big box retailer had a Plano tool box on special. It is approx. 18"x10x10. It has a removable tray inside.

    I ended up with two.

    One is for my cleaning stuff and misc tools and the other is for spotting scope, ammo, pistols, ear muffs etc.

    The both stack on a folding dolly and I can put my front rest and sand bags on top of it al for the trek to the firing line benches.
     
  14. Flynt

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    Wal-Mart?
     
  15. ColtPythonElite

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    You can get a upright shopping cart that folds flat for about 30 bucks. I see them being sold and used at flea markets. Ebay has them, also....my buddy uses one for a range cart.
     
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