I'm going to my first meet this Saturday. I've attended a couple of meets while I was waiting for holsters and getting my Winchester 97 to cooperate. But I still hadn't decided on a shotgun ammo system.........slides or belts, can't decide......
So I needed something for this Saturday.
I went to Salvation Army and bought two leather belts. A wide one and a narrow one. Then I went to the local craft supply store and bought some rawhide lacing. And finally to "Horrible Freight" for a leather punch tool.
I soaked the rawhide in a bowl of very hot water with a drop of dish detergent to soften it up and allow it to stretch a bit.
I laid out my shotgun shells on the wide belt and punched holes for the rawhide.
Next I tied off each loop with a simple overhand knot on the back and after the rawhide dried I added a dab of superglue to keep things in place.
It ain't pretty, but it will serve for a shoot or two until I decide what I want
Total cost with the punch tool was $18.00............