3 Gun Bushcraft
Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:26 PM
Ive been shopping around for some quad load shotgun caddies as that is the method i am pursuing to master. Problem is I cant find exactly what i want for a reasonable amount. $90-$200 is NOT a reasonable amount to my cheap ass. so I thought about getting out the ole dremel and making my own. As bonus,I wanted to make em with a budget of exactly $0.00 dollars...and thats exactly what I did.
Using commen household items. An old lid for a plastic box, some binder clips iused to hold targets up, some rivets and some 550 cord i proceded to make gold!
24 rd. Quad load vest!
I cut clips in thirds and sanded down the jagged edges and burs and bent them enough to retain the shells during running and recoil yet be easy to extract. a tough balance..I cut a 10"x7" rectangle out of the lid and riveted the clips to the plastic.
Camo design courtesy of Krylon, the wind and my grass clippings...
Ive only had a few hours to play with the vest but so far my fastest time is just a hair over 4 seconds for 8 shells! Still fighting fumbles. but compared to 6 seconds for load 2 and and a whopping 10 seconds for 8 rounds weakhand, I say Ill stick to the quad load method..
The vest will take from 2 3/4" up to 3 1/2" shells.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:04 AM
How stiff is the plastic lid? like cardboard? or 1/4" plywood?
Does it bend at all ?
If it bends, does that cause problems with stability of the shells in the clips?
Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:10 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:48 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:51 PM
Nice! I was thinking of doing kind of the same thing but spending a little more. I thought about using EMT pipe straps insted of binder clips. The're about $.50ea so about $8 for 16 shells plus something to mouunt them on.
Well Im going to make one "for real" down the road, using the same setup but with plexiglass and these badboys
and Ill probably use nylon belts with snaps or velcro
Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:49 PM
And Now, feast your eyes on version 2.0
Based on trials with my homemade piece of crap aka 1.0, I made some modifications. I used plexiglass, cut it in half and sanded down the corners. then i screwed 3 Taccom quadloads to it and a stretchy belt. (They were out of black so one is brown. who cares) letting the user have comfort and retention. having it in two separate pieces allows the user full range of motion. Also allows the user to separate buckshot/slugs from bird shot, or if a stage requires the user to go prone, the bottom one can be removed before the stage starts.
First field test comes tomorrow during USSA Pro-am. Wish me luck!
Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:34 AM
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:31 AM
I like it!
Is that the little shotgun that could, AKA the CZ 712 Utility? If so, how do you like it?
Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:22 PM
You should think about stippling your CZ. I did mine and man oh man does it stick in your hands!
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