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Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by lionking, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. lionking

    lionking Member

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    I always seem to bring a lot of guns to the range, a session usually lasts three to fours hours, since I can only go on weekends and it is 20 miles away I like to get as much done as can , testing ammo, sighting in and scoring targets ect. Without a cart it's four or five trips back and forth from the car to set up and pack it up between the guns, ammo, stand, targets and spotting scope.

    I have a foldable platform cart that help some but it has small wheels and have to drag it through sand before getting to the pavement and it can't carry rifles.

    So been looking at possibilities for a better cart, after looking into it I think I'm gonna get this Gorilla cart, it fits my needs best and is just the right size to fit into the back of my Honda Element.
    https://gorillacarts.com/product/gor801/

    I thought about this welding cart but after to looking at it it's too big to fit into the back of my car but would have been a good choice.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/weldi...MIsZvBua6G5QIVFYnICh0lXAgLEAQYAyABEgLIe_D_BwE

    They do sell specialty carts made for gun range transporting but they run some money.

    https://www.classicusc.com/store/p/...MI2Z2wxK-G5QIVB4_ICh230ANuEAQYBSABEgJgVvD_BwE

    So I think I'm getting the Gorilla cart , it's big wheels will do better in sand and it has space enough to put probable everything I need.

    However what do you use, and are there any other suggestions before I get it? I want to keep it below $125.00
     
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  2. rdnktrkr

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    I purchased a used golf cart at an auction for 5.00, and put plastic box on the bottom and strap in my rifles, I can make another trip for ammo but you also need another plastic box, I have used 40mm ammo cans.
     
  3. Hokie_PhD

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    How about a pic
     
  4. milemaker13

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    Your last link.. the green shooting cart... that's one of them jogging strollers. Look one up on craigslist and youre 90% there. Add a few accessories and mods and you will have the perfect custom cart... complete with a place for your starbucks and a hook for your purse!
     
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  5. George P

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    A CAS cart might work
     
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  7. George P

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    You can make a version of the Rugged gear cart by finding a jogging stroller on your local Craigs List and adding a few gun holders
     
  8. Chuck R.

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    For 3 Gun I've been using a version of the Gorilla cart that doubles as a firewood cart in the winter and also a garden cart in the summer.

    I just tied a couple loops on the sides to hang shotgun cases in (with chamber flags inserted). 2 of us normally shoot together and the cart holds, 2 shotguns, 2 ARs, our ammo and a good sized cooler. We take turns pulling it between stages. It would be easy enough to make a rack to hold the 4 long guns, but the current set up works well enough that I haven't bothered to build anything.

    Some guys use the rugged carts and there are several different individual carts like the strollers geared towards shooters. When I competed in CAS I built a gun cart like the one pictured above, complete with seat and shade umbrella.
     
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    You might want to obscure the advertising here but a similar basket may serve as well. Not as nice as dedicated Across the Course gear but it gets me from the car to the line and from the 200 yd line to the 300 yd:
     

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  12. labnoti

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    The guns should be transported muzzle up or down as shown in all the gun carts pictured in this thread. If a general utility cart is adapted for this purpose, the guns shouldn't be stowed horizontally so the muzzle is covering people and property as it's wheeled around.

    A simple hand truck / dolly can been adapted.

    Some of these things really only fit practically in a pickup truck.
     
  13. jmorris

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    Hop on Craigslist and search “baby jogger”. They go for almost nothing easily fold up to fit in the smallest of trunks.

    Pick out some ATV gun mounts, stick them to either side and the rest of your gear goes where the kid or diaper bag are supposed to go.

    I got this one for $20. Large wheels roll good on rough terrain and there are wheel locks so wind can’t roll it way on smooth surfaces.

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    Not a big fan of muzzle up. Where do you suppose the muzzles in #5 are pointing once you tilt the cart towards you to roll it?
     
  14. Stevie-Ray

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    I use a fold-up luggage dolly that I found in the garage, obviously put there when our newer luggage came with wheels. One of the better things I never threw out.
     
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  15. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    I don't have a shooting/range cart.
    I do have a 25yr old son who carries the range bags, ammo cans and rifle rests to the range for me.
    I do carry my own drink LOL.

    Actually we use a rolling shooting/range bag that the NRA sells.
    And a large leather range bag that holds about six handguns, an additional hard sided four pistol case and two plastic ammo can holders that each holds four .30cal ammo cans. My son does carry them.
    It all fits easily in the back of his Suburban.
     
  16. Tilos

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    That Gorilla cart looks to be of a heavier duty (800# cap.) than what you actually need though.
    There are other "garden carts" that have less capacity (400#'ish) that are cheaper/lighter that would work for you.
    A simple search on amazon got 2000+ hits.
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=garden+cart&i=garden&qid=1570805549&ref=sr_pg_1
    Folding beach carts:
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=folding+beach+cart&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

    Me I use a thrift store "baby jogger", easily folded or transported unfolded, light, even has a sun canopy used as a table for mag loading etc.
    Sorry no pics but similar to others pictured here.
    Before the jogger I used a 2 wheeled golf bag cart, gave that away when I "upgraded" to the jogger, and the guy is still using it.
    :D
     
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    Lol....Whole Foods....put that in your pipe and smoke it, Bezos!
     
  19. jmorris

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    I remembered this one from years ago.

    :)


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  20. Chuck R.

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