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Thread: Range Box

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    Boolit Man Mike0904's Avatar
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    Range Box

    thinking of making one...something that opens on the side and would hold a cyl loading press and setup for knocking out the wedge on the colt style pistols
    of course I'm talking cap & ball but could be made for any type of firearm. Would be all wood with drawers for bullets, caps a place for lube.
    Anyone ever make or maybe bought one? I'v been retired for awhile now and soon to start spending alot of time at the range and really like the hobby of black powder guns.
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    I was going to build something similar when I retired, 20 years ago. So far I haven't had time yet, so am still using large plastic tool boxes with the large single trays. Seems like building one has lost out to other things like range time, casting time, loading time, grandkids time and mama time, that seemed to be more important or more fun and now I am used to the plastic ones. I have a yellow one with just general range equip that I always take, a dark red one with just cleaning equip and two lighter red ones for ammo, handguns, scopes, etc.

    Good luck on yours,

    Jackpine

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    Jackpine..LoL sounds like I have your exact setup now also...minus the kids and mama
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    I suggest you ping us for our opinions on how you should build yours.

    Here's my input: make it narrow when all closed up. My range box is wide, and my arm is far away from my side when carrying it. It makes heavy boxes even heavier, it's awkward, and I could have kept the same capacity by just making it longer.

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    opinions good or bad is what I expected, please opine....I like that longer box would make more working room.
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    I use a Harbor Freight tool tote bag.....the one with wheels and a pop-up handle! Tons of room for boxes/pistols/stuff. And I didn't have to raise a finger in the wood shop!!!!!

    Guess I'm getting lazy in my olde age! Plop a few greenbacks down at HF and I have a range "box"!

    Wife hauls her books, lunch, and other "girly carp" to work in one of them I bought for her. Easy on her back.

    bangerjim

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    a range box is easy and cheap enuf to make.













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    Nice, simple and functional design. Are the extra slots on the uprights for cleaning rods or just decorative?
    Steve

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    Our local Harbor freight had the wood machinists tool boxes () apprentice size) for $90.00. these have a 3-4" top under the lid a drop down door and drawers in various sizes. One could be used as a base to start out and modified into a very nice range box.

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    delrin fouling rods, as seen in the bottom pic.

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    I've thought about modifying a standard pistol box to use for my cap and ball guns. I've always liked the look and function of the old school bullseye boxes. I don't think it would be all that hard add a loading stand function to the pistol rack. The plans are an old NRA reprint on castpics.net
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    Made this over 30 yrs ago and still going strong.
    Made with 3/8" plywood.

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    The kids got me one of these for my birthday last year. It seemed too fragile to me for my "normal" tool box use when compared to the Stanley or Huskey models but more obtainable than a pelican or Hardigg. It languished around the garage until one night I was packing up for a range trip and couldn't close the 12 in tool bag I had been using for years. It easily fit everything in my bag along with my 2 small bench rests, spotting scope, stapler, spare targets and so on. I was also able to include a med size first aid kit and the large tarp I use for catching brass with my pistols.

    https://www.amazon.com/Keter-Masterl...+toolbox&psc=1

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