|Project by JReed3||posted 04-19-2016 05:46 PM||583 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is my line box when I shoot black powder silhouette. The box is made out of white oak and measures; 7” (width) x 6” (sides) x 21.5” x 14” (end panels). The box is very stable with the rifle in the cradle, but I would make it a little wider if I make another one.
On each end panel there is a notch on each side of the larger opening. This will allow the cleaning rod to be positioned on either side. The box will hold patches, bullets, etc. Where the rifle is actually resting, I lined that section with a piece of leather. When you’re through shooting that particular relay, it acts as a cradle to hold the rifle while cleaning.
I may go back and paint the Indian chiefs. I also thought about adding “Property of Billy Dixon” between the chiefs. Dixon is a well known cowboy back in the day that made an unbelievable shot of approximately 7/8 of a mile during an attack on Adobe Walls in Texas. Look up the name for an interesting read.
After posting this I went back and added a carrying handle. The handle swings out of the way to allow easy access to the inside of the box and will not interfere with the rifle or cleaning rod while in use.