It's a different approach. I've seen a similar box. In fact I've seen a set of plans for a box like that. I'd like to be able to carry a small spotting scope I'm my box as well.I didn't build this box. I found it for sale online. It must have been a tradesman box as it had drill bit size charts in it. Its big enough to store my spotting scope in the bottom. Unfortunately it's an inch too short to stand up a Goex 1 lb. container in it. Other than that, its perfect for what I need at the range.View attachment 37936View attachment 37938View attachment 37939View attachment 37940
Nicely done! Love the organization!I have a hunting bag and horn for each gun I own. The pouch has the particulars needed to shoot and maintain it’s own gun. I also carry to the range a small purpose built box carrying extras and range only stuff such as pencils, paper, extra powder, etc. I have one for Smoothbore and one for rifles.
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I loaded it up pretty full, with 300 RBs in it and the pistol in the bottom and it seems pretty study. The bottom shelf is beefier than the ones that “accordion” out. The handle is attached by 2 screws per side, which I tightened from the inside. Those may eventually be replaced with through-bolts if I discover that they loosen up again.There's another guy using an antique sewing box here to. Does it require any beefing up to deal with the weight?
Nice use of a cantilever toolbox. I like the horn and bag set up but our state run range doesn't! I still want to put together the right acoutrements for each of the firearms I own though. I think it's important when explaining the history of a particular firearm (revolutionary, civil , and French and indian wars etc). Nice set up!I shoot club matches but shoot from one of my bags. Range box is a tool box crammed full of stuff and it stats in the truck
A shooting box would never have crossed the mind of a rifleman in the 18th or early 19th century. Everything would have been carried in pockets or the shooting pouch. When we look at paintings of shooting events, there are no range boxes or tool caddies shown.As functional, well though out and finely crafted some of these range boxes are what would more likely have been historically accurate would have been a rough shipping crate or storage box, repurposed for holding shooting gear (or just a large shooting bag).
My current box is a cheap red plastic tool chest and I want something more appropriate.
I have seen a few like this in this thread, any others out there?
I've actually seen shooting box's for long distance target shooters from the 1800s. That's kind of what I was going for. The bag is time tested and true for most people with working guns but that's not true for target or range shooters. This box was from circa 1800, it's full of precision muzzleloader powder chargers and bullet molds and loading tools.A shooting box would never have crossed the mind of a rifleman in the 18th or early 19th century. Everything would have been carried in pockets or the shooting pouch. When we look at paintings of shooting events, there are no range boxes or tool caddies shown.