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Post by Schaumannk 9/16/2021, 12:09 pm

I find myself needing to convert a Pelican case into a gun box for a friend.   I would like to do a second one for myself.  The Gil Hebard scope mounts seem to be impossible to find.   Anyone have either a source or a work around, i.e. a different mounting system?   
If anyone has one recovered from a trashed gun box,  I would be interested in buying.


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Post by straybrit 9/16/2021, 12:26 pm

I've seen a couple of 'travel cases' fitted with a Sinclair type mount. I don't know if they are adapted from the Brownells item or there's another source but they seem usable.

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Post by Wobbley 9/16/2021, 1:30 pm

Most of the “Pelican” type of cases don’t lend themselves to a Gil Hebard mount.  But they do have places to mount an adaptor for a “Rifle” style scope rod system.   

Or you could use this gizmo https://www.sinclairintl.com/optics/spotting-scopes/sinclair-bench-mount-scope-stand-prod37923.aspx

IMO, a shooting box makes a lousy scope stand.  They’re bulky and heavy.  And clamping guns vertically for transport makes almost no sense at all.
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Post by james r chapman 9/16/2021, 1:51 pm

Schaumannk wrote:I find myself needing to convert a Pelican case into a gun box for a friend.   I would like to do a second one for myself.  The Gil Hebard scope mounts seem to be impossible to find.   Anyone have either a source or a work around, i.e. a different mounting system?   
If anyone has one recovered from a trashed gun box,  I would be interested in buying.

I’ll see what I have.
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Post by CR10X 9/16/2021, 2:23 pm

http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=G270

Also keep eye out on ebay for old gun boxes with scope mounts.  Sometime the scopes and mounts are worth more than the box......

And yes,  the Hebard mount can be used just fine on a Pelican case.

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Post by john bickar 9/16/2021, 4:24 pm

I went DIY for the last trip I made to Canton. Let me see if I took pictures.

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Post by lyoke 9/16/2021, 4:36 pm

james r chapman wrote:
Schaumannk wrote:I find myself needing to convert a Pelican case into a gun box for a friend.   I would like to do a second one for myself.  The Gil Hebard scope mounts seem to be impossible to find.   Anyone have either a source or a work around, i.e. a different mounting system?   
If anyone has one recovered from a trashed gun box,  I would be interested in buying.

I’ll see what I have.
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I really like this! I might have to snag this set up!

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Post by RoyDean 9/16/2021, 8:02 pm

I wanted a travel case with an integral scope stand so that I could transport all my guns in one box safely by air to the "OH-IN Tour" this past summer. This is what I came up with. I purposely decided not to include space for the scope within the case. I successfully used this for the entire tour of four events in ALL weathers! But I would change it slightly if I need to make another fly/rent tour in future (hopefully never again!). I would move the scope mount to the back left corner, leaving space to allow the case lid to be opened regardless of scope position.  I would also make better provision for a very large folding brass screen - that was a big problem for me at several events. The only other issue was that the stand got so wet at Canton on Sunday that the hardwood "tenon" swelled slightly and I had a hell of time getting it out of the Aluminum "mortice" - thank you AMU armorer for lending me tools to get the damn thing out!

Please note that it is not good form to build a box with guns facing back towards the bench - that is a no-no!
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Post by john bickar 9/16/2021, 8:12 pm

RoyDean wrote:hopefully never again!

I hope that only refers to the config, and not to your intentions of returning to the great state of Ohio.
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Post by RoyDean 9/16/2021, 8:24 pm

Yes, of course! I loved all of the matches (well maybe not the wet Sunday at Canton!!) and hope to continue to attend for as long as I'm allowed into the USA and have still got my marbles!

But the fly/rent/hotel thing did not suit me (and was bloody expensive!). I have now bought a good sized RV and am about to go "van life". That, and other lifestyle factors, has precipitated "ruthless downsizing" including the sale of many guns that I deemed to be non-essential. I've got totally out of 9mm. Still got a set of 32ACP, but am focusing on the 45 for all non-22 matches. Still got my trusty pair of K frames for the revolver matches.

I will keep this travel box just in case, but hope that I do not need to fly to any future events.

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Post by dannyd93140 9/16/2021, 8:32 pm

Making this out of the plywood I used to cover windows during Hurricanes, before I got new windows.

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Post by john bickar 9/16/2021, 9:01 pm

RoyDean wrote:wet Sunday at Canton

That's just an Ohio cooler. You were overheating. My hometown was just looking out for your well-being.

RoyDean wrote:as long as I'm allowed into the USA

Well, no guarantees on that.

RoyDean wrote:and have still got my marbles!

Definitely no guarantees on that.

Good-natured teasing and snark aside, bullseye gear when flying is definitely a lot different than bullseye gear when driving. I can't imagine how the highpower shooters from CA do it.
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Post by chiz1180 9/16/2021, 9:07 pm

john bickar wrote:I went DIY for the last trip I made to Canton. Let me see if I took pictures.



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Sticker choice is on point.

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Post by john bickar 9/16/2021, 11:15 pm

chiz1180 wrote:Sticker choice is on point.

Roots matter.
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Post by RoyDean 9/17/2021, 1:55 am

Indeed.
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Post by Jack H 9/17/2021, 4:14 am

Here ya go Roy.  A postal back in my prone days. And yes I did shoot the 1974 match.  I can't find the patch
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Post by tonton christobal 9/18/2021, 11:21 pm

Schaumannk wrote:I find myself needing to convert a Pelican case into a gun box for a friend.   I would like to do a second one for myself.  The Gil Hebard scope mounts seem to be impossible to find.   Anyone have either a source or a work around, i.e. a different mounting system?   
If anyone has one recovered from a trashed gun box,  I would be interested in buying.
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http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=ASH
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Post by Schaumannk 9/18/2021, 11:34 pm

tonton christobal wrote:
Schaumannk wrote:I find myself needing to convert a Pelican case into a gun box for a friend.   I would like to do a second one for myself.  The Gil Hebard scope mounts seem to be impossible to find.   Anyone have either a source or a work around, i.e. a different mounting system?   
If anyone has one recovered from a trashed gun box,  I would be interested in buying.
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http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=ASH
Looks great….out of stock…

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Post by tonton christobal 9/19/2021, 2:04 am


Looks great….out of stock…
Call it was the same for me 
I make an order and receive 3 or 4 weeks later. my item
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