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Shotgun rest for back of SUV

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GBatch_25, May 5, 2009.

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  1. GBatch_25

    GBatch_25 Active Member

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    I just bought a Cargo Caddy for my SUV.
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    It holds quite a bit of stuff and all is readily accessible.

    My question is this. At a shoot, with my gun assembled and ready to go, I'd like to be able to put the gun on top of the Cargo Caddy with the barrel pointed toward the front of the SUV, as though the gun were in a cleaning jig or rifle rest. Has anyone built something like this for their truck / SUV? If so, email me some pix if you have any.
    I'm open to any and all ideas. Something that collapses and folds out of the way would be extra nice.

    email is XXXgbatch3@gmail.com (delete the Xs)

    Thanks
    Gene Batchelar
    Wheaton, IL
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Can't do that in Wisconsin.

    An uncased gun in a motor vehicle will get you a 300 dollar fine. Whether the vehicle is running or not.

    They stopped using the wagons at the Wisconsin State shoot, because they were considered "motor vehicles" (pulled by tractor).

    You can't even use one of those magnetic rests on the side of your car.

    The Tax Hell state is not a one trick pony.

    HM
     
  3. Nuts

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    has that rule ever been enforced in WI, at a shoot of any kind, trap, skeet, or sporting clays?

    I know in some states I've seen assembled,(broken open) guns slug over the rear seat of an SUV; muzzle pointed at the floor.
     
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    I don't think he was wanting it to drive around. I think he meant while he was getting ready or between events.----Matt
     
  5. FFS

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    Take a look at the RUGGED GEAR Gun racks. I've seen them mounted in the back of SUV's slanted down. They can be floor mounted and work really well.

    FRAN
     
  6. halfmile

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    Nuts, the Wis. State shoot discontinued the wagons because DNR warned them. At least that was what I was told.

    titan, It doesn't matter. My friend got a ticket for having the gun uncased in the motor home we slept in all night while deer hunting. We also had the wardens sneak up on us and jerk the van door open because they thought they would catch us with guns uncased (we were just watching a trail for curiosity, and it was -15 degrees)

    NO uncased guns in (or on) motor vehicles in Wisconsin, Period.

    That includes leaning it on the bumper when you go back to the car for a coffee.

    I know they don't bother individuals at the State shoot, probably because there would be an uproar.

    I could be wrong, since I haven't looked it up myself. but Tom did have to pay his ticket. And almost lost his gun for giving the warden a bunch of lip.

    HM
     
  7. g7777777

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    you could just velcro tape on of those plastic cleaning vices that they make

    it would kind of be cool to be able to pull the rack off

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  8. Piper Mac

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    I am going to be buying a new vehicle in a few weeks and the Cargo Caddy is on my list to get with it. For the temporary placement of my shotgun, while at the range, getting ready to shoot, I was thinking of just getting those canvas covered rifle rests, saw them at Wal-Mart, two pieces, just put them on top of the caddy and place my shotgun there til it's time to go shoot, etc. Just store them in the drawer when not using them. Just a thought.
     
  9. spitter

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    Gene:

    One of our guys, I seem to recall, made a mount using a paid of rods found in the headrests of his car and then had a block fashioned to hold the firearm barrel. If I recall correctly... he takes out a headrest and used the mount in its place while at a shoot.

    After the shoot he pops the headrest back in...

    Jay Spitz
     
  10. Quack Shot

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    Gun Racks in an SUV? What's this world coming too! How about a scabbard or "sock" type of case supported/fastened along the side window? Would THAT be legal in WI?
     
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