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Post by mageepeak Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:50 am

My age is showing and need a collapsible pull cart to haul all my shooting stuff to the bench. Any suggestions appreciated.

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Post by SteveT Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:15 am

If I needed a new cart, I'd get one of the collapsible wagons. If it's for Perry, get one with wheels at least 6" preferably 8" or bigger. If moving across fairly smooth ground that's less important.

If I only needed it for local matches and only to carry my gun box from the car to the line I'd probably go with a folding hand-truck.
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Post by RoyDean Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:54 am

I've tried a couple of popular types, still not found the best solution for me. 

The ones that I see at Perry with the white handle, two large narrow wheels and blue plastic box are appealing - anyone know where to get one? A couple of folks towed them behind bikes - Grayson?

And the Wes (or is it Lee?) Fleming cart/seat is a great design - but he has stopped making them.

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Post by RoyDean Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:07 am

This thread got me looking. Just came across this cart - would need just a little customisation, but it has large diameter wheels (essential at Perry), folds up and is relatively light yet sturdy. Needs a platform or box/bag, but that is easy to come up with. Hmmm.

https://www.amazon.com/Goplus-Folding-Capacity-Utility-Accessories/dp/B01HI69CB6/ref=sr_1_59_sspa?crid=2WVVGUQLNHVX5&keywords=bike+cart&qid=1658836857&sprefix=bike+cart,aps,341&sr=8-59-spons&psc=1

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Post by Rodger Barthlow Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:56 am

I have one of the white handled high wheel blue carts seen at Perry. It was purchased from a Marine supply dealer and is a boat dock cart. I wish it was a little bigger since I converted my brass catcher to mount on a large .45 cal. ammo box and it doesn't fit in the cart with my gun box and range chair.
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Post by james r chapman Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:12 am

What I’ve used
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Post by RoyDean Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:24 am

Jim, yes, this summer I tried one I bought from Walmart very similar to your black one. Worked OK and easy to store in my RV. But quite hard to pull through the grass at Perry, had to remind myself to pull with left arm to avoid potential strain on shooting arm!

That style is probably the most popular choice at Perry this year.

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Post by dannyd93140 Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:28 am

This is what I use; it can be modified for different needs

https://ruggedgear.com/shooting-carts/
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Post by mspingeld Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:29 pm

Maybe it's my age but this kind is looking really good to me:Best range cart? 50e83510

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Post by Merick Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:46 pm

Tipke carts are good for hauling all your stuff across Perry, fold down nearly flat, and are useful for other things the rest of the year.

The harbor freight 65939 welding cart is a good start if you're handy.

The ultimate cheapskate move is to borrow the wheeled trash curb bin from the rental house you're staying at for the matches. But expect people to put trash in it when you're not watching.

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Post by RodJ Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:05 pm

This with a tow strap

https://www.amazon.com/vdp/e93882c35c8347278ce8f1c5d1d68268

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Post by james r chapman Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:30 pm

dannyd93140 wrote:This is what I use; it can be modified for different needs

https://ruggedgear.com/shooting-carts/
unfortunately, best suited to sporting clays.
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Post by james r chapman Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:31 pm

yeah, golf carts, the bane of every shooting discipline.
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Post by dannyd93140 Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:49 pm

james r chapman wrote:
dannyd93140 wrote:This is what I use; it can be modified for different needs

https://ruggedgear.com/shooting-carts/
unfortunately, best suited to sporting clays.


I use it for long range rifle, cowboy, sporting clays and at the bullseye range.  Just got adapt.
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Post by straybrit Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:30 pm

Saw a few of those at Perry this year - wondered what they were.
My Fleming special still gets approving comments from shooters that haven't seen one before.

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Post by pgg Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:06 pm

dannyd93140 wrote:This is what I use; it can be modified for different needs

https://ruggedgear.com/shooting-carts/

I have one of those for my highpower rifle days. I like it and it's the best solution I've found yet, after going through a few different styles of range carts.

However.

For a product with "rugged" in its name, the hinge joint that lets it fold is exceptionally NOT-rugged. The problem is that any downward pressure on the handle at the back stresses it in the folding direction and the small nub of plastic that fits in the socket to lock it in place is just weak. I think it's a repurposed commodity baby-stroller part and it's just not up to the task of some light off-roading with 30 or 40 pounds of gear in it. It needs to be made of metal or maybe it just needs to be solid instead of hollow.

It's just the nature of where we use these carts that occasional wheelies to get over and around terrain are needed. I'm sure that part does fine in a cart intended to move a 20 pound kid around the smooth floors in Target or the asphalt trails at Disneyland.

To their credit, they immediately sent me replacement parts when mine broke. But they're the same parts. To prevent future repeat breakages I've added some tensioning ropes on the sides, and I've thought about filling the hollow parts with an epoxied-in metal rod. But damn, I shouldn't have to do this on a $400 cart.




The folding wagons with small wheels are M I S E R A B L E to drag across anything except smooth pavement or maybe very hard packed dirt. If you're going to cross grass with them, especially grass more than a couple inches high, get ready for a workout.

Bigger wheels make a huge difference in how hard it is to push or pull any of this stuff through grass or over uneven ground.

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Post by impalanut Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:47 pm

I use the macsports beach wagon. Nice big wheels.
Most of the places I go are gravel or sand and it works well.

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Post by inthebeech Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:18 am

Ace Hardware Gorilla cart. The 600 lb model. 
https://www.acehardware.com/departments/lawn-and-garden/gardening-tools/wheelbarrows-carts-and-hand-trucks/7226665?x429=true&msclkid=bb47fb7ce31713971b88999df3797a21&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=PLAs_N4_Lawn-and-Garden_Other_Other_Other&utm_term=4582214716840954&utm_content=Lawn-and-Garden_Gardening-Tools_All_All&gclid=bb47fb7ce31713971b88999df3797a21&gclsrc=3p.ds
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Post by james r chapman Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:01 am

Dump feature is handy about 32 yards up field…
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