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Mooman76 
69 Cal.
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06-15-18 04:21 PM - Post#1689843    

    In response to Adui

As I get older, I get more forgetful. On more than one occasion I have went out to shoot and couldn't or shooting was cut short because I forgot something or needed something I didn't have. I got to where I carry extra or even bring extra guns just in case so I don't waste half a day.

 
eggwelder 
40 Cal.
Posts: 469
06-15-18 04:36 PM - Post#1689845    

    In response to Mooman76

when i was 3 minutes from my "range" i`d just throw what ever in the truck and off i`d go.
since i moved I'm an hour if i even get out, so i tend to bring everything. most of it will stay in the truck unless its needed.


 
Black Hand 
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Black Hand
06-15-18 06:20 PM - Post#1689852    

    In response to Adui

  • Adui Said:
...screw driver, a cleaning patch and or a nipple wrench.


These are items that should be in your gun bag as they are used in the routine care & feeding of your gun. It's all the other unnecessary stuff that people think is necessary - You know, the stuff that ends up with a person needing a box to carry it all...


 
azmntman 
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azmntman
06-15-18 07:14 PM - Post#1689861    

    In response to Mooman76

  • Mooman76 Said:
As I get older, I get more forgetful. On more than one occasion I have went out to shoot and couldn't or shooting was cut short because I forgot something or needed something I didn't have. I got to where I carry extra or even bring extra guns just in case so I don't waste half a day.





 
Adui 
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Adui
06-15-18 08:42 PM - Post#1689867    

    In response to Black Hand

  • Black Hand Said:

These are items that should be in your gun bag as they are used in the routine care & feeding of your gun. It's all the other unnecessary stuff that people think is necessary - You know, the stuff that ends up with a person needing a box to carry it all...




Fair enough, I still like to bring my kit to the range. Not so much to the woods though I usually have it in the car in case..
"I hope to be at least half as good as my dog believes me to be." Unknown Author

Best regards;
Terry


 
Black Hand 
Cannon
Posts: 7739
Black Hand
06-15-18 08:57 PM - Post#1689872    

    In response to Adui

Contents of my gun bag:

One item is missing - a small pair of forged pliers with the end of one handle sized to fit the screws of my gun.

 
Sunkmanitu Tanka 
45 Cal.
Posts: 613
Sunkmanitu Tanka
06-16-18 04:48 AM - Post#1689892    

    In response to tranders

Some years ago I bought a trolley from Wolfcraft, Stanley Fat Max. It has on top a tray with lid with several adjustable little compartments. Underneath two rows with each containing 3 sturdy removable boxes with a roll-down lid for larger 'goodies' and below a drawer which is large enough to hold a telescope, and other large things. The trolley has two sturdy wheels and a telescopic handle... The whole thing is strong as a tank and contains everything I need for shooting and repairs. Best ever!

 
AZbpBurner 
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Posts: 1738
AZbpBurner
06-16-18 11:40 AM - Post#1689924    

    In response to Mooman76

Over the years, I've amassed a collection of insulated nylon lunch bags. They're the ideal size to use for specific applications.

I have separate ones for:
Flintlock rifles
Muskets
Cap & Ball Revolvers
BP Cartridge Rifles

I carry what I'll need for the days' shoot & don't have to haul around other stuff not needed.

Of course if I shoot more than 1 type, I can take more than 1 bag. It's easier than putting it all into a large bag then having to rummage around for an item I'm looking for.


 
nhmoose 
58 Cal.
Posts: 2241
nhmoose
06-16-18 02:12 PM - Post#1689936    

    In response to AZbpBurner

Driving up to 6 hours to shoots in New England I hate when I left something home. At most shoots I was known to be a mechanic/gundersmid, and at EVERY one someone had a problem. It would be rude not to help them.

I fixed many problems for folks at them. However if asked why or how, come on I made part of my living fixing the ignorant's problems. [by the way it was the attitude asked, ignorant disrespectful types] Want knowledge? It costs in more than money sorry.

 
gus123 
32 Cal.
Posts: 8
06-16-18 05:05 PM - Post#1689960    

    In response to tranders

I've used a couple wooden boxes from Hobby Lobby, one looks like a pirate chest the other is a shotgun shell box, but have gone to making my own.


 
Smokey Plainsman 
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Posts: 1040
Smokey Plainsman
06-16-18 08:55 PM - Post#1689986    

    In response to dsayer

I use one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/MTM-Muzzle-Loader-Dry-Box/dp/B000PWB2...

Works REALLY well and costs but $13. Worth ever dime. Who cares if it ain't historical? Don't see too many mountain men carrying wooden boxes around, either. Do you take a horse to the range, too? Your car's not historical neither! (where does it end?) LOL

-Smokey

 
azmntman 
75 Cal.
Posts: 5790
azmntman
06-17-18 12:05 AM - Post#1690006    

    In response to Smokey Plainsman

My corolla is certainly NOT H/C but I try to sort through the wal-mart bags to find one that ol Dan'l could have been seen totting on his bar hunt

 
Jimbo47 
40 Cal.
Posts: 194
06-17-18 11:29 AM - Post#1690046    

    In response to azmntman

Unless there is an H/C door you have to pass thru like a metal detector with a guard at the range, then anything goes.

 
Elnathan 
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Posts: 1295
06-17-18 02:58 PM - Post#1690069    

    In response to Black Hand

  • Black Hand Said:
  • Adui Said:
...screw driver, a cleaning patch and or a nipple wrench.


These are items that should be in your gun bag as they are used in the routine care & feeding of your gun. It's all the other unnecessary stuff that people think is necessary - You know, the stuff that ends up with a person needing a box to carry it all...





I tend to shoot out of my bag too (which has rather less in it than yours, I notice), but I've found it difficult to carry shooting glasses, ear protectors, targets, scotch tape, and a pencil in it as well. A box turns out to be pretty handy for those kinds of things, as it turns out. I prefer a nice wooden one instead of the repurposed ramen noodle cardboard box I currently have...

 
fleener 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1352
06-17-18 08:45 PM - Post#1690119    

    In response to Elnathan

I use a box similier to the first one. The one in the picture is one that my 19 year old son made and donated to the NMLRA banquet last Sunday night.

The second one I built several years ago and is fairly large box. Due to its size I dont use it a lot.

Fleener






 
Stumpkiller 
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Posts: 17586
Stumpkiller
06-17-18 09:05 PM - Post#1690122    

    In response to fleener

I'm with Black Hand.

I walk to my range. And it is for practice shooting what I will hunt with. Aside from ear protection and a target frame. What I carry to the range is the same as what I carry to hunt.
"Don't take life too serious - it ain't nohow permanent."


 
SgtMaj 
40 Cal.
Posts: 385
SgtMaj
06-17-18 09:24 PM - Post#1690125    

    In response to tranders

I used to carry shooting gear in a moderately-sized wooden camelback trunk but that was a pain in the butt and heavy. I carry all my gear to the range in heavy canvas bags now. Much easier for me to sling over a shoulder and lug around from the car.

Your obedient servant, Sgt. Maj.



 
hawkeye2 
58 Cal.
Posts: 2388
hawkeye2
06-18-18 08:57 PM - Post#1690309    

    In response to tranders

The little Harbor Freight box that looks like and is about the same size as a.30 cal. ammo can is a handy box and if you have patience it can be found on sale for $2.99. They also have a new box which I haven't seen yet but might work out.

https://www.harborfreight.com/Tactical-Ammo-Box-64113.html?c...

 
cotcrab 
32 Cal.
Posts: 45
07-20-18 11:03 AM - Post#1694207    

    In response to hawkeye2

I tried having cal-graf make me one. they are receptive but they are a small company and dont follow thru. the link will give you an idea of what they have (or what you can have someone make).
http://www.cal-graf.com/products-page/shooting-boxes/classic...

Dixie gun works has range boxes. I suggest you buy one of there catalogs ($7). Its pretty big and shows all there products.

I personally use a plastic case from home depot. it has trays on the top (with a see thru plastic top) and a large storage compartment on the bottom.


 
mushka 
36 Cal.
Posts: 81
07-25-18 01:19 PM - Post#1694827    

    In response to cotcrab

I've two range boxes. One for .36 and .32 cal. and one for the .45, .50, and .54 cal rifles. The small rifles have their stuff in a .30 cal. ammo can. The larger calibers have their stuff in a .50cal ammo can. The items in the cans are in smaller containers and you can see everything. The powder horn, or flask, which ever I'm using fits into the can too. I don't take a whole lot of tools as I don't like repairing on the range. Works for me.

 
BrownBear 
Cannon
Posts: 14372
BrownBear
07-25-18 03:40 PM - Post#1694844    

    In response to mushka

Here is mine. It lives in the truck at the range and holds everything I need for every gun I own. The wheels and handle are dandy for getting it to and from the truck at home.

Starting to think it needs a younger body for lifting it in and out of the truck, though.
"Lay in the weeds and wait, and when you get your chance to say something, say something good."
Merle Haggard


 
Rifleman1776 
Cannon
Posts: 14800
Rifleman1776
07-26-18 09:10 AM - Post#1694912    

    In response to Mooman76

For decades i carried a large hip roofed wood box to the range. During most of those years I was the 'fix it' guy and helped with a lot of problems others had. Interesting because a mechanic/gunsmith I am not. Enneyhow, I had so many parts and tools in there, including a clamp on vise, it was so heavy I almost needed wheels and a V-8 to move it. When health problems hit me I had to go with a smaller box and bought a large plastic tackle box at a flea market. I strictly limit what I put in it to save weight. Still a few basic tools but nothing like past years.

 
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