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Question: Tell me about your guncart
I built it myself - 221 (57%)
A friend built it - 45 (11.6%)
I bought it from a supplier - 42 (10.8%)
I don't have a guncart - 77 (19.8%)
I bought it used - 3 (0.8%)
Total Voters: 363

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« Reply #150 on: August 25, 2011, 11:58:49 pm »

Just finished my first guncart.  It has a removable ammo box and breaks down for transport.  And it doesn't take 3 men and a boy to load it in the car after a match.   Tongue

Mine is similar got plans of internet several years ago.  Keep meaning to add cooler shelf rear between wheels.  Tray up by handls for cell phone and misc tools and a removable insert for BP C&B loading.  Also need to add side handle and umbrella holding mechanism.  Maybe a couple of eyes to hold my home made squib rod.  Made the mistake of making it from oak so it is heavy and a broke a few brass screws.

Next time unless I design something really cool I will buy one.  Have over $300 in it and it kinda sucks - my fault - just sayin like trying to save money reloading - you don't but do get to shoot more for money willing to spend.
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« Reply #151 on: September 06, 2011, 07:02:02 am »

I built this a few years back.
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« Reply #152 on: September 22, 2011, 09:49:21 am »




       HIYA!!

           Hey I bet we would get along great!!
     Same HOBBY'S,

          SHOOTING!!

             RAILROADING!!

                 WOODWORKING!!

                    AND MAKING SWARF!!

       Nice Cart even if it is heavy.

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« Reply #153 on: October 25, 2011, 07:41:03 pm »

I'm surprised more folks are not using enclosed gun boxes on their carts.
I'm new at this so the questions keep flying. Do you transport your rifles in regular gun cases and then remove them and place them in the cart for the ride down the range?

Why wouldn't you use wooden rifle cases like these....





One or two guns in each box with (or without) removable lids.

Get to the range....Set up cart....install boxes with guns already in them......GO!

I saw this cart at the last shoot I went to.



Which was very nice when it rained.......Everything for a full day of shooting was contained. Slide right into the back of a PU or a station wagon and go........


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« Reply #154 on: December 25, 2011, 07:56:04 am »

Guess it's time for an update..............

I got my cart finished.









A whole article about it here:

http://rvbprecision.com/

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« Reply #155 on: January 28, 2012, 11:09:26 am »

First cart build about 2002.



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« Reply #156 on: January 29, 2012, 01:00:41 pm »

An old rusty hand truck (dolly) I cut a piece of plywood the same width as old milk crate I had laying around and bolted it to the metal shelf of the truck. Then used bungee cord to secure the milk crate to the wood, And wouldn't you know it the milk crate is just big enough for a 5 gal bucket with a swivel seat top to fit down inside it. I use that as a empty shell dump and water bottle holder, etc.etc...I got two ATV gun mounts at Academy and bolted them to the sides of the dolly and the wood shelf. I've got two canvas bags up on the handle attached with a carabiner. One has shotgun shells in it the other has pistol/rifle rounds.........total money spent: About $25 bucks.
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« Reply #157 on: January 29, 2012, 05:21:46 pm »

Today I built a new Gun Cart for my shooting buddy Purgatory Pic.....

I think it came out pretty good for a few hours work!

You can see pictures of it here:

www.rvbprecision.com
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« Reply #158 on: February 14, 2012, 12:52:11 pm »

I have 2 carts that I built, one that holds 6 guns & a cooler, for use in summer (it gets dad gone hot here in FLA in the summer) & a compact 2 gun cart that I use in the cooler months when getting baked by the sun/boiled by the humidity isn't a problem.


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« Reply #159 on: February 14, 2012, 06:11:31 pm »

I do like that umbrella, gonna have to do an upgrade on my buggy. Grin
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« Reply #160 on: June 11, 2012, 11:27:16 am »

Is there any requirements on long arms in the wagons? I've seen alot with the barrels pointed up, which is fine but I'd rather point the muzzle at the ground, seeing as how I'm 6'2" I look down into alot of muzzles walking around a shoot and while I can see they're actions open it makes me nervous.

Just checking before I put a chuck/range wagon together  Grin
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« Reply #161 on: June 11, 2012, 11:40:44 am »

I know at the shoots I have been to, the rules state action open and muzzle downrange or up.  I think this is more intended for carrying to and from the loading and unloading table, but I think it spills over to carts as well in our neck of the woods.

With that said, I have seen the "factory" guncarts made from strollers carrying muzzle down so I guess I don't know the real answer.
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« Reply #162 on: June 11, 2012, 02:08:10 pm »

Yes sir I've seen the same thing for handling the firearms but not transporting them stage to stage. While I know handling a firearm pointing the barrel up is good, I feel in a cart it does not have the stability of a two legged person, hence my wanting the center of gravity low and the firearms stowed action open
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« Reply #163 on: September 14, 2012, 11:45:16 am »

I've built two of them.  
The most "authentic-looking" one is is about 4 feet long and looks much like the old goat carts of the 1800's.  It holds 8 long guns, has an antique chair and has plenty of storage.  It goes with us on a little travel trailer (homebuilt) or in the back of our pickup.
A pic of it is on my website www.wildwestarms.net.
I don't know how to put a picture here.  I've tried a lot of times unsuccessfully.
Maybe I'll ask Cammille.

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« Reply #164 on: September 20, 2012, 12:04:07 am »

Just finished building my guncart this weekend.  Thought you might get a kick out of it.

That's awesome!  Pure genius.
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« Reply #165 on: October 09, 2012, 04:01:45 pm »

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« Reply #166 on: October 09, 2012, 04:23:11 pm »

I purchased it at EOT in 2006. It has my cattle brands burned into it along with barbed wire on the handles and my sons and my aliases on the top of the ammo box. I added umbrella supports, a handle bar for oulling it up inclines and modified the gun stands to support my 10 gauge double and my .50-140 Sharps "Old Reliable". It also has an upper box for glasses, ear aids, Balliatol, etc. and a holder for a cooler. I added extra large wheels to make it easier for this Cattle Baron to haul it around. It comes completely apart for traveling. My only problem is, occasionally, a pack rat will eat the leather laces that is extra security for my long guns.   :-(
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« Reply #167 on: October 09, 2012, 04:26:59 pm »

I purchased it at EOT in 2006. It has my cattle brands burned into it along with barbed wire on the handles and my sons and my aliases on the top of the ammo box. I added umbrella supports, a handle bar for oulling it up inclines and modified the gun stands to support my 10 gauge double and my .50-140 Sharps "Old Reliable". It also has an upper box for glasses, ear aids, Balliatol, etc. and a holder for a cooler. I added extra large wheels to make it easier for this Cattle Baron to haul it around. It comes completely apart for traveling. My

The only problem is, occasionally, a pack rat will eat the leather laces that is extra security for my long guns.   :-(

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« Reply #168 on: August 17, 2013, 08:36:41 am »

Here is  my version. Never used one in the old days, seems everything has gotten heavier. Used an old goat cart and hammered some pine borads together, bit of paint and here it is. Used a Civil War style ammo box for all my fixin's. The rack removes easlily and the whole thing fits in the back of my Escape.


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« Reply #169 on: October 02, 2013, 05:58:04 pm »

Where are you guys buying the WHEELS for the carts?

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« Reply #170 on: October 14, 2013, 10:01:26 am »

Where are you guys buying the WHEELS for the carts?

Thanks!

These old so called "goat carts" come with wooden wheels as seen in my pics. Gotta watch out anymore, some of the running gear/bodies on these carts are pretty tough condition. Used to get them pretty cheap when the Berlin Wall came down, but now they are much more costly than they used to be. They can be found at antique shows in the $200-$250 range. Dont know where the fellers are getting the wheels for the carts that they are building themselves but a search on Amazon brings some up @ $90 (+ or -) apiece.
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« Reply #171 on: December 30, 2013, 09:27:27 pm »

I took a golf club bag, cut some of the dividers out, and strapped it to the matching cart.  I fit a scoped AR, a scoped 10/22, and a semi-auto shotgun in where the clubs normally went, and the bags on the front and sides held the ammo and magazines I needed for my match.  I wish I still had it, looks like I'll be picking up another set. 
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