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deerslayer303
January 15, 2013, 12:29 PM
Hey Ya'll,

Lets see your range box and how you have it organized. I need some ideas. When I go to the range I have everything stuffed in a bag, and its kinda aggravating digging through it. Post up what you use. Things that will work. I was thinking about a tackle box, but I don't see many that a pound bottle of powder will fit in. I want something big enough to put ALL my supplies for all my BP guns, that way I don't have to keep swapping stuff out when I take different calibers to the range!

Idaho Spud
January 15, 2013, 01:05 PM
I'm new to this with only 2 revolvers and I use a small tackle box. Going to get one for each gun (36 & 44 cals), though. When I go out I just fill my small powder flask, it fits fine in the box. Just need to ensure the button can't be activated. Made a little divider gizmo to secure it. That's usually enough powder for the amount of shooting I do, and the speed at which I shoot.

deerslayer303
January 15, 2013, 01:11 PM
Yeah I have the round brass flask with a spout, but wasn't sure if I just took that how long it would last. I know I've emptied it before shooting the rifle. A small tackle box would be handier I think. Maybe I'll just get a couple more flasks. Rather than toting it ALL every time I go.

Doc Hoy
January 15, 2013, 01:37 PM
Shooting box and shooting truck.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt259/Dochoy/Shooting%20Box/SleepyHole4.jpg

Just the box

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt259/Dochoy/Shooting%20Box/Bench1.jpg

Drawers open

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt259/Dochoy/Shooting%20Box/Bench6.jpg

Press installed

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt259/Dochoy/Shooting%20Box/Bench5.jpg

I take this along for my Chornograph

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt259/Dochoy/Shooting%20Box/Boxclosed.jpg

Logan5579
January 15, 2013, 01:40 PM
A BIG plastic tool box you can buy at W-M or the hardware stores works great for me. I've been using a mid-sized one for years. I don't keep everything in there but I drag around enough supplies to get me through a range day and cleaning.
You might want something similar to this:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stanley-Mobile-Work-Center/14146142

My range box is more like this one:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stack-On-26-Plastic-Tool-Box-w-Removable-Parts-Storage-Yellow/14958219

Doc Hoy
January 15, 2013, 01:44 PM
I love these Treso and CVA measures but I found I need to be able to more consistently charge the cylinder.

So I came up with a telescoping attachment for the CVA1400 and Treso Brass Flask.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt259/Dochoy/Measure/Measurewithpowder.jpg

Made a fitting from an old spout. The tube is clear lucite. I drilled the fitting to accept the tube and then epoxied the tube into the fitting.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt259/Dochoy/Measure/Spoutfitting.jpg

My early design had the graduations on the tube but they wore off to quick so I marked the plunger on later versions.

This one is not marked yet, but you get the idea.

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt259/Dochoy/Measure/Spoutfilled.jpg

Diameter of the tube easily works to fill a .31 caliber revolver or larger. It also works well with charging cartridges for BPCR.

deerslayer303
January 15, 2013, 06:19 PM
Wow, Doc thats a very nice box and set up you have going there. Two thumbs up, thanks for the tip on the flask spout.

Logan5579
January 15, 2013, 06:25 PM
Took a few pic of my box...still jealous of doc...
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deerslayer303
January 15, 2013, 07:11 PM
Nothing wrong with that Logan, I'll have to look for a box like that when I'm out and about. Its functional and holds everything you need. I may just build a little stand to put my cylinder press on instead of building or buying a box that would support it. Thanks for sharing. When I go to the range now it looks like a bomb went off at my shooting bench, I'll have crap EVERYWHERE :D

brazosdave
January 15, 2013, 07:58 PM
I have to straighten mine out before I dare shoot a pic of it, lol! I tend to try and stuff everything into it, and end up taking along a backpack with extra stuff as well. Of course, I like to take around 6 different pistols of varying calibers with me every time I shoot, so I do tend to lug around a bunch of stuff, lol!

Doc Hoy
January 16, 2013, 02:35 AM
....The patch, guys...... the patch

Logan5579
January 16, 2013, 08:15 AM
Thanks doc
It seemed like a good spot for an NRA sticker :)

I will admit that I cleaned the box up and organized it before I dared take the pics :o

Doc Hoy
January 16, 2013, 10:10 AM
Logan,

Yeah....So did I.

You ought to see it now.

:o

sltm1
January 16, 2013, 11:11 AM
Here's my $5 garage sale range box.

deerslayer303
January 16, 2013, 11:37 AM
Awesome, that is the EXACT same kind of tool box I used to carry around the flightline at Travis AFB, when I first joined the airforce. That old tool box and I shared alot of hours turning wrenches on old F.R.E.D <<<< the C-5 Galaxy's nick name (Freakin Ridiculous Economical Disaster) You can replace the first word with a more foul one as most do.