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Post by sakurama on Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:58 pm

Since I haven't been shooting bullseye too long there was a lot to learn as I was getting started and like many things I think there's a lot people just take for granted - especially if they've been shooting for a long time. When I learned that there were specific boxes that were made for bullseye shooters I was really fascinated but it was really hard to find any photos of them. Now that I've started shooting (and have my own box) I find them even more fascinating because they really tell a story about the owner. In addition I find all sorts of interesting ideas that I'd like to incorporate into my own set up.

So I thought it might be an interesting thread to show photos of the boxes as they have such stories of their own. At the sectionals the other day I shot a couple photos of some of the boxes I saw and thought that they might be good to start the thread off.


I love this box for it's history and customizing.


This one reminded me that I need to find some magnets for my magazines.


Another idea I was reminded about from a shooter that helped me out was having the little notes that explain which way to turn which knobs on each gun to adjust the sites. Keeping important information close at hand seems to be the use of the lid. I also like the clamp to hold it open and the rag at the ready - this is someone very prepared.


You don't see too many wooden boxes but this one is really nicely made.


This is the box my friend Ben made so he could carry is setup to the range on his motorcycle.


This is something I've noticed from a lot of Masters - converting a suitcase or Pelican case. When I asked why it sort of struck me as obvious but I didn't guess: the guns can be shipped in a plane safely this way and the TSA theater crew is less likely to damage anything. So that's why the really good shooters are all using them.

Now that I see the logic of the Pelican I think my next box will be one of those as I know it will make it easy to lock down on the back of my motorcycle.

I hope that others will contribute some photos of their boxes or ones they've seen and liked as this is a thread I really looked for and never found when I was starting so perhaps it can be a good resource.

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Post by gusso on Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:44 pm

Here's mine...


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Post by sakurama on Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:50 pm

How do you like that extra drawer? I've been considering one since the space below the guns is so hard to use.
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Post by gusso on Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:57 pm

I like it, the extra storage area is nice. It is big though...

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Post by Paper-Puncher on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:24 am

Ive got a old PAchmyer Deluxe that I restored.....looks like new.....but its a big old dinosaur for sure.....3 guns in it now....room for another.....I'm thinkin S&W 14.......

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Post by JLK on Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:38 pm

Gregor,
I if I may ask.
What spotting scope is that in pix #4 that shows the custom box you carry on your motorcycle?
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Post by sakurama on Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:03 pm

It's not mine but I believe that it's a Leupold 10-20x40mm Golden Ring.


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Post by bking on Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:10 pm

sakurama wrote:It's not mine but I believe that it's a Leupold 10-20x40mm Golden Ring.

Its my box, that's the scope. I got a deal on the scope- it is very sharp & bright. I've not used it at 50 yards with .22 yet, we'll see how it is for that.

The idea was a box as small as possible (that I could build in an hour out of scraps in my shop). The large dimensions are the same as a 50' indoor NRA target, the depth is 4" I think.

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Post by JLK on Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:54 pm

Thanks guys!
I've been looking at the smaller Leupold Golden Ring scopes like you have.
They aren't cheap but the as the saying goes you get what you pay for.
I still have the original B&L Zoom 60 I bought when I started shooting in 1971 but
it's just too big.
Hope to find a deal on one of the little Leupolds.
Thanks again!
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Post by Don Tunstall on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:55 pm


This one reminded me that I need to find some magnets for my magazines.




Gregor[/quote]Looks like Buster in background and That Box I think is Bob Pruets at Portland.

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Post by laguana1984 on Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:35 pm

Well let me introduce myself, James Laguana is here, why the masters use the Pelican is because they traveled by air alot and it is a lot better to keep your equipment in order when you get into competition. The three, four and five carrier gun boxes are not good for air travel unless you pad down your guns with thick padding. I have shot competition way back in the 1970's and until my retirement in 1988. Good luck on your locating of your gunbox,the aluminum ones start about $200.00 but they are durable just in case you are on the firing line at Camp Perry, Ohio shooting and that Perry gust passes by then your guns will be intact. You can have your friend make you one to your specification, I like the Pachmyr gun boxes with a back door storage area the length of the gun box. If you have one made I would love to see it. Thanks for your time 200-20X

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Post by Motorcycle_dan on Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:50 am

Best Spotting scope for pistol I've ever seen was the NG 20x33

Tiny little thing but great optics, long eye relief, angled adjustable eye piece. Focus down below 10M but can easily see .22 holes in the black at 50yd. I got mine from a place in Canada. They were selling on e-Bay. $190 canadian which turned out to be about 160 USD after shipping to my door. Highly recommend and you get the storage room in your box back.
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Post by Guest on Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:32 pm

This is a large, DeWALT toolbox fitted out as my first range box. No scope yet. I plan to get some small boxes to reduce the clutter.


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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:23 pm

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Post by Jon Math on Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:22 am

Thanks for this post.  I have got to do something different, and there are some nice ideas here.

  I have an old Pacmyer box, that was built before the days of scoped pistols with Euro grips.  I had the shelf lowered but that just started a chain event of  other fit issues.  It’s time to start from scratch.
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Post by SmokinNJokin on Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:21 am

Here's my setup.


I like to keep things simple. 2 good magazines, stainless is for long line. Dark boxes are long line ammo, light are short line. Green die box is to rest dust cover of pistol on. Timer is velcroed to lid, use it for practice. ID cards behind a pc. of lexan on the lid. Tools stuck to magnets on sides, bigger tools/spare parts extra springs are in the black cigar boxes.

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Post by LenV on Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:47 am

I keep looking for the right box. I will find it some day. Wish they made a 3 gun tray for the 1812

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Post by jwax on Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:57 pm

Sorry about the side view, but I mounted a small video camera in place of the eyepiece in a Burris Compact spotting scope. Drilled a hole in the box on the downrange side to view the target, and display it on the 10" LCD screen mounted in the box cover. Box is a Sportlock.
That's a B-3 target at 50 feet.
Better view:

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Post by Slartybartfast on Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:28 am

jwax wrote:
I mounted a small video camera in place of the eyepiece in a Burris Compact spotting scope.
Exactly what I would like to do. Which camera did you use?
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Post by jwax on Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:39 pm

It's been a few years, but the camera is similar to this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/700-TVL-COLOR-BULLET-CAMERA-WATERPROOF-LIPSTICK-CAMERA/111132166966?hash=item19dffe4b36:g:vwkAAOxy9LxSG~ZJ

I machined an adapter out of solid PVC plastic rod- one end to receive the camera, and the other to fit the eyepiece opening in the scope. A 12 volt gelcell powers both the camera and the monitor.

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Post by chopper on Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:47 pm

Jwax, I tried the cell phone route with one of them adapters but it sure drains the battery fast. I do like your setup especially with a bigger screen. A club member told me about the cell phone way, that his shooting buddy uses on the rifle range.
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Post by Saladman on Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:51 pm

Would you be able to take a closeup picture of the adapter setup?  I definitely might try and copy this.  lol!

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Post by USSR on Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:08 am

My apology if this sounds dumb, but never having shot Bullseye, I noticed the boxes with scopes mounted on them seem to be on the left side of the table.   Does a right handed shooter do this and lean over and look thru the scope with his left eye?   Thanks.

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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:36 am

Being on the left keeps it out of the way of my shooting arm and is easier for me to lean to the left than right with a gun in my hand (I also happen to be cross dominant).  Being on the left also keeps the box from filling up with empty cases.
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Post by jwax on Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:02 am

chopper- don't know what the "cellphone" method is. Could you elaborate?
USSR- Shooters using the scope on the box will use whichever eye is better, could be left or right. Point is, they must break position to look through their scope, while the LCD screen-in-the-box only requires a shift in eye position.
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