Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by mm1ut1, Apr 13, 2011.
i have seen several who strap outdoor trashcans to a dolly with bungee cords and they seem to get by fine on that too.
plenty of pics on images.google.com search for "range cart"
Made from a harbor freight welding cart about $50 vs some carts that are $400-$500. Handles the rough ground at Perry well. Still have a few mods planned for it.
Actually if I lift the shooting mat it fits right between the two rifles. I am building vertical rifle racks to hold the rifles a little more stable than bungee cords. It's not perfect yet but I'm cheap. My rule of thumb is if a piece of equipment can't get me points I go as cheap as possible. I don't skimp on rifles or ammo though.
I thought I had a pretty clever setup with a folding hand truck and some milk crates, but I think I see a new cart in my future.
The primary reason I have kept using it is that is stores well on the truck ride up to Perry.
Whatever you select, when you go to the Pitts, cover your equipment securely and take your rain gear with you. It can be sky blue on the trip down, but monsoons roll off that lake faster than high speed rail, and they don't let you out of the pitts till the relay is done.
I found a tarp that fit my cart, bungee corded the thing on when I left the line, and this kept my equipment dry many a Highpower match.
Cart picture here:
At one point (maybe still) they wouldn't let people take bicycles to ride back and forth. They said that they were a hazard in the pits.
Do not bring a trash can on wheels.
That is what a Bud of mine brought to transport his stuff Service Rifle Week.
He thought it was a great idea, wheels, lid, cheap, everything fit inside.
He would come off the line and find trash in it.
From a distance he saw a guy walk up to his can, lift the lid, act startled by the sight of the shooting gear inside, and yet still toss his trash in there before putting the lid down. :banghead:
Sometimes you just can't win.
The wheels lock so it stays put in the wind and it folds flat to fit in a car.
Some other buds brought two of those and they were easy to roll. A lot easier on my hands than my Fold it cart as you just pushed the baby jogger. They figured out a way to cover their equipment as they went to the pitts.
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