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Post by Dockokol on 6/4/2014, 9:55 am

This is my first trip to Perry and I am trying to find a "geezer cart",  aptly named in my case, that folds to bring along.  I have seen the blue folding carts but when I put my shooting box in one it fills it up.  I understand I will need to bring drinks and "stuff" as well.  Does anyone have a suggestion for a cart that will fit between the stations but is longer than the standard dock side blue plastic one I have seen in the photos?

Also, I will be brining family with me.  Can they just set up a chair in the area behind the firing line?

Thanks, really looking forward to this.
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Post by DavidR on 6/4/2014, 10:34 am

here is a cool one, I saw this in person and its by far better than those dock models, this one is being sold by one of the forum supporters, Distinguished Precision, he is just starting his bullseye and shooter supply, his price is very good too. just 75.00 if possible  support him he is a great guy.
http://distinguishedprecision.3dcartstores.com/The-Mac-Sports-Folding-Utility-Wagon_p_239.html
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Post by Axehandle on 6/4/2014, 3:30 pm

That is nice!  I had looked at those contraptions you see at airports but this folding wagon thing looks like a better way to go.

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Post by CrankyThunder on 6/4/2014, 6:58 pm

dear axehandle:

I have to recommend that you forgo the aforementioned folding garden carts. I purchased one a while ago for a number of uses and with a moderate load, two lightweight chairs, a cooler, and a fishing rod, the front wheels buckled under the cart. Unrepairable and tried to return it and they claimed I overloaded it.

bit the bullet and purchased the fish-n-mate cart. Lightweight, comes with a bumper mount carrying device which expands your vehicle capacity, and hauled two large completely stocked coolers and even has a kitchen sink as a option. it was designed for atlantic pier fishermen such that they could haul it back to their vehicle and keep everything (fish guts, bait, and slime) outside their station wagon and haul everything back home.

while I use it for many purposes, when shooting, it carries two beach chairs, either my pistol box or my long rifle, my 3 position duffle bag if doing 3 position, a large yeti cooler, a umbrella, and all the refreshments required for a long day on the hot range.

check them out and while they are primarily designed for fishermen, they are easily adaptable for shooters.

Mine outfits me for a day at the beach with the family, or a day pier fishing on the great lakes with my buddies, pistol competition shooting, rifle competition shooting, camping (firewood gathering), and hauling the keg for the softball games. you can even attach it to the tail end of your bicycle although I rigged up a harness to tow it behind the Harley which works out best for me.

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Post by Rob Kovach on 6/4/2014, 8:54 pm

Cranky,

Do you have a source for those fisherman carts?  I haven't seen them for sale the last couple years.
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Post by BE Mike on 6/5/2014, 9:07 am

DavidR wrote:here is a cool one, I saw this in person and its by far better than those dock models, this one is being sold by one of the forum supporters, Distinguished Precision, he is just starting his bullseye and shooter supply, his price is very good too. just 75.00 if possible  support him he is a great guy.
http://distinguishedprecision.3dcartstores.com/The-Mac-Sports-Folding-Utility-Wagon_p_239.html
They sell the same folding wagon at Sam's Club for quite a bit less.
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Post by DavidR on 6/5/2014, 9:50 am

yes looks like sams has it for 18.00 less, that is if you paid them 30.00 fee to be a member, but the price of 75.00 is still better than the normal 89.95 many places want, as to working good, it holds a 150 lb and if you haul more crap than that around perry you might need a bumper mounted mini dump truck but most of us don't. lol

The folding dock carts that every one used in the past can be found here;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BEACH-CART-DOCK-CART-BEACH-LUGGER-SURF-FISHING-DOLLY-UTILITY-CART-EASY-TOTE-2W-/151312528742?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item233aedf566

I have one, they are ok but they cost a bit more , this ad on ebay is the best I saw at 104.00 w/free shipping. Many other options, ive seen them built from golf bag carts that work good.
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Post by CrankyThunder on 6/6/2014, 7:17 pm

Rob Kovach wrote:Cranky,

Do you have a source for those fisherman carts?  I haven't seen them for sale the last couple years.


Rob:

Try these guys:

http://www.terminatortackle.com/fish-n-mate.php#sthash.4FO29YOk.JYneBHs2.dpbs

I would probably give them a call first to confirm they got them in stock before ordering. I have not used these guys so I have no idea if they are dependable or trustworthy. and you gotta get the bumper caddie to carry the cart behind your truck. I googled "anglers fish-n-mate" and got dozens of suppliers including cabela's and bass pro. The bicycle attachment option looks very interesting and I might have to spring for that one.

when I have it attached to the back of my truck, it acts as a bumper carrying cage. I use it to haul gas cans (so I do not get fumes in my explorer), coolers, bicycles (cause I gotta disassemble them to get them in the truck), and deer so they do not get warm inside the truck on the way home from hunting camp.

A couple times after successful salmon runs, I have taken the cart, truck and all, into the quarter car wash and got all the stinky fish stuff off really easy.

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Post by KenO on 6/7/2014, 7:42 pm

I have one of these http://www.tipkemfg.com/foldit/  I use for HP rifle. It handles a lot of gear, weighs almost nothing, folds flat, and rated at over 300 pounds. I got my at Sam's club for $80, an exact knock off, if not the same thing. Its very popular for rifle shooters.

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Post by CrankyThunder on 6/8/2014, 4:20 pm

Here is the manufacturer web site:

http://www.rodrack.com/

I just ordered the bicycle hook up attachement

Highly recommended and cranky approved.

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Post by Motorcycle_dan on 6/16/2014, 10:11 am

The big wheels on this one and load capacity make it ideal for perry or rifle matches.  I've seen carts made from old wheel chairs that worked pretty well. 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Folding-Utility-Cart-Marine-GardenRolling-Wheels-Aluminum-Storage-Nursery-Wagon-/141320514817?pt=US_Garden_Tools&hash=item20e75bed01
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Post by dronning on 6/16/2014, 10:52 am

Stay away from small wheels!  The wheels should be tall or wide enough to handle rough terrain and 3-5" of mud.  At Perry last year I saw many carts that were being dragged through the mud - they would have been better as sleds.  I have 16" wheels on mine.
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Post by AllAces on 6/16/2014, 12:12 pm

Here are the key points for a Camp Perry cart:

Large wheels
Rigid Frame
Light weight
Room for gunbox, brass catcher, ammo bag, folding chair, small cooler and mud boots.
Attach points for bungie coards

This year I plan to add a plywood floor and eye-bolts to my deer cart as it otherwise meets the above criteria.

Oh, I just checked the weather forecast for Port Clinton: Sunny, mid 80's the week before; showers on Monday, July 7th; Sunny, mid 80's remainder of the week.  I still plan to have my mud boots with me.
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Post by DavidR on 6/16/2014, 12:51 pm

it needs a place to carry 9 targets too.
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Post by james r chapman on 7/5/2014, 12:16 pm

found at Dicks $59.98

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Post by DavidR on 7/7/2014, 10:37 am

james r chapman wrote:found at Dicks $59.98

which one did you find?
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Post by james r chapman on 7/7/2014, 12:24 pm

DavidR wrote:
james r chapman wrote:found at Dicks $59.98

which one did you find?
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