Bullseye Pistol Range Box

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Project by ryno101 posted 10-25-2013 10:15 PM 13176 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Joined the local Bullseye Pistol team, and everyone had range boxes… Well, no way I’m going to buy a metal one for $200! Mostly cherry and 1/2” plywood to save weight. The scope mount swivels up so I can use the scope between shots to check placement, the pistol tray holds up to three pistols, and of course, there’s target storage in the back.

Fun little project. Took forever, because I only have limited shop time with all that’s going on with work/kids/projects, etc. I should have thought a bit more about the plans, (which I drew up without a handle, for some reason) because I realized after everything was built that I had put the hinge too far back. The angle of the front piece should have been much narrower, allowing me to put a real handle on and still have it centered. The rope/turned handle was a solution to a problem of my own creation.

All in all, I’m happy with it.

-- Ryno

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#1 posted 10-25-2013 11:03 PM

Nice Job Ryno, those are handy to have!
What is that Stainless number with the heavy barrel?
I’ve never seen a pistol like that before, but it sure looks Accurate!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 10-25-2013 11:36 PM

Nice one! I’m not shelling out long Yankee Green for one either. I should do that too. My tools box is a bit out of place ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 10-26-2013 12:36 AM

Sweet build Ryan.

which team did you join? am looking for something around my neck of the woods as well.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 10-26-2013 05:02 AM

Nice carry case, and suppressor. Yours has a lot more style than the overpriced metal boxes.

-- -- Cameron --

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#5 posted 10-26-2013 11:18 AM

Great design.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 10-26-2013 12:22 PM

Great project! Best wishes on your Bullseye shooting!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 10-26-2013 02:39 PM

Nice design….....
In Canada only Criminals & Cops can have Hand Guns.

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#8 posted 10-27-2013 12:53 AM

Love the box. One of my shooting buddies has one similar to that from the 60’s I belive. Yours is much nicer though

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#9 posted 10-27-2013 12:50 PM

That is a nice box. I would have loved to have one of those when I was shooting Bullseye League.

littlecope- I believe the front pistol is a Ruger Mark III Stainless steel, looks like it has the target barrel on it.

DavidBethune- In the states Criminals & Cops and Law abiding citizens can have Hand Guns.

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#10 posted 10-27-2013 02:43 PM

That is a really nice box for the shooting range. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 10-27-2013 02:52 PM

^Thanks apbeachy…
It looked familiar, I just never saw one with the heavy barrel feature…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#12 posted 10-29-2013 01:50 PM

Great build, good to see a fellow bullseye pistol shooter on here!

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#13 posted 03-29-2016 09:56 PM

Hi, I love your gun range box. Do you think you could share the plans?

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#14 posted 07-04-2016 04:27 AM

This is a great project. I would love to build one if you could share the plans. All my friends would be jealous.


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