I made a range box lets see some more.

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I have many dedicated smoothbore/rifle/tool boxes but here's my latest. It's a ball, patch, and powder box for days when I take multiple rifles to the range. It hold three cans of powder laying flat in the bottom.

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Great idea Bob. I have recently been addressing this problem of organization, having everything (powder, caps, ball and bullet, tools, cleaning accessories) jammed into a Flambeau tackle box. The box gets heavier with each acquisition (of different caliber) and I am afraid one of these days the handle is going to give it all up from the strain and scatter the contents all over the range, so I decided to separate into individual boxes by caliber or firearm type. The examples seen here today are all great ideas, however I find your example more appealing.
 

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Yes, there are a few guys over on ALR who make them and sell them in the for sale section there. Solid boxes. I had the RB tray custom made by him. Cost an extra 10$ or so.
What is ALR again? I have tried to makes sense of the acronym but I gots nuthin'.
 

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Here’s mine, the first one repurposed an old ammo box, the second on with the drawer I bought some years ago, both are messy and I I really need to build another one..as to help me organize a little better...
 

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With new rifle ordered I need to build a "range box" too. With new rifle it will be used off a shooting bench or cross sticks so a range box is in order. I like what you guys have shown, now I have to decide what will work for my new toy.

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I want to build this box out of thinner wood to save on weight yet still be strong enought to support everything needed, lots of compartments.
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Here’s mine, the first one repurposed an old ammo box, the second on with the drawer I bought some years ago, both are messy and I I really need to build another one..as to help me organize a little better...
Thats the best yet..perfect-o
 

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Its the American Longrifles Forum. Like this one but mainly grumpy old collectors and irritable custom builders. ;)
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Boy, Bob hit that one right on the head ... :thumb: :rolleyes: "grumpy old collectors and irritable custom builders"..... :ghostly: Love that remark Bob ......


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Great idea Bob. I have recently been addressing this problem of organization, having everything (powder, caps, ball and bullet, tools, cleaning accessories) jammed into a Flambeau tackle box.
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You guys either know of or have seen his name - Ron Long (Long's Lock). Ron is a super person willing to help anyone along with being a super shot with either modern or traditional firearms. He probably shoots more than anyone alive or close to it. So he knows what he's doing around guns and black powder.

He told me he was tuning one of his flintlocks, walking around the shop with the lock out of the rifle snapping it to check the amount of sparks going into the pan. He made the mistake not even thinking about it and tested the lock's sparks over his shooting box.

The sparks went into the open box hit the film of years of black powder build up and went bang with the help of a full flask of powder. Ron got third degree burns on his face and arms/hands, the explosion took the overhead door off its rails and knocked items off the walls.

So even someone with years of experience being around explosives can make a mistake.


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You guys either know of or have seen his name - Ron Long (Long's Lock). Ron is a super person willing to help anyone along with being a super shot with either modern or traditional firearms. He probably shoots more than anyone alive or close to it. So he knows what he's doing around guns and black powder.

He told me he was tuning one of his flintlocks, walking around the shop with the lock out of the rifle snapping it to check the amount of sparks going into the pan. He made the mistake not even thinking about it and tested the lock's sparks over his shooting box.

The sparks went into the open box hit the film of years of black powder build up and went bang with the help of a full flask of powder. Ron got third degree burns on his face and arms/hands, the explosion took the overhead door off its rails and knocked items off the walls.

So even someone with years of experience being around explosives can make a mistake.


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Carelessness causes more accidents. Just goes to show you, when your dad boxed you on the ears and said "Pay attention boy!!" He knew what he was talking about!
 
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