My new "make shift" shooters box.

My new "make shift" shooters box.

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    My new "make shift" shooters box.

    So as I've been shooting in the weekly bullseye league, I've had my eye on the nice boxes that almost everyone has. I was thinking about picking on up, but $150 plus for a Gun-Ho or older Pachmayr is a little insane IMHO for a box to tote my $185 Browning in.

    Luckily for me, my Dad has one from back in the day when he shot matches on the PD, I may try to snag that one from him later on.

    In the meantime however I was looking for something that would let me consolidate the load as the spotting scope case and gun bag were getting a little cumbersome. And as luck would have it I spotted this antique gem at work yesterday and got approval to take it for personal use.









    Yep, it's an OLD GE TV repair box that was used for toting tubes around, I spotted in in storage and it fits everything just about right. A little foam from one of the unused rifle cases and away we go. I'm probably going to rig up some better compartments and mount a magnet to it to act as a magazine caddy, tomorrow at work I'll probably hot glue some more foam in the scope compartment.

    I'm not cheap, but I am frugal.

    Now I can at least keep my bullseye stuff and IDPA stuff in separate kits and not be shuffling everything around.


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    Hey whatever works.

    TV tubes, that was before you time wasn't it. Did one of the guys at work explain them to you.

    Looks like with a few more mods it will turn into a great solution and you probably won't have 20 buck in it when your done. With Christmas coming up Garrett will thank you later.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    Hey whatever works.

    TV tubes, that was before you time wasn't it. Did one of the guys at work explain them to you.

    Looks like with a few more mods it will turn into a great solution and you probably won't have 20 buck in it when your done. With Christmas coming up Garrett will thank you later.
    I think I saw one once ( a tube that is) in a history book.

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    This is fantastic!

    It's saves me from listening to him whine about wanting to buy one and/or having to come up with the insane amount of money to purchase one.

    Very good, dear!

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    I love it.

    Tubes got us to the moon! Don't dis um...
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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    This is fantastic!

    It's saves me from listening to him whine about wanting to buy one and/or having to come up with the insane amount of money to purchase one.

    Very good, dear!
    Lima, just wait to see what he's making you for Christmas.
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    A lot of Soviet aircraft still have tubes - they recover from EMP's IIRC?

    Plus Macintosh amps!

    Very cool box!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    I think I saw one once ( a tube that is) in a history book.
    Hey, I have got an amp that uses tubes. It blows away the solid state ones watt for watt.

    Lima, just wait to see what he's making you for Christmas.
    No telling what else he will come up with scrounging around the storage spaces at work.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    No telling what else he will come up with scrounging around the storage spaces at work.
    Don't get me started, we radio guys are probably the worst kind of pack rats.

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    Great idea should be fun at the range while some of the others try to figure out just what kind of tube fits into a TV. Back when I went through Aircraft Electrician school the Air Force still had airplanes that used vacuum tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nutz4utwo View Post
    I love it.

    Tubes got us to the moon! Don't dis um...
    And kept our tires from going flat.....ummmmm...
    Oh... that's ANOTHER kind of "old tube"....
    Used to love those horizontal sweep tubes in the TVs...when they started going "soft"...they'd sing away @ 15KHz....(back when us old pharts could actually HEAR at that frequency....!)

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    Cool box, but I like your floor better.

    I use tackle and hardware boxes for my shotgunning.
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    Nice, looks like it'll do the job!

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    My dad was an electrical engineer that earned his PhD working on tube equipment... Tubes have some intricacies that make them very interesting. Sadly, working with them is a dying art.

    I still have a tube tester and a fair amount of other vintage electronics equipment. I even have an old school RMS volt meter from the 40's in a nice oak box with 20 pounds of copper windings in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nutz4utwo View Post
    My dad was an electrical engineer that earned his PhD working on tube equipment... Tubes have some intricacies that make them very interesting. Sadly, working with them is a dying art.

    I still have a tube tester and a fair amount of other vintage electronics equipment. I even have an old school RMS volt meter from the 40's in a nice oak box with 20 pounds of copper windings in it.
    That's what I need for Christmas, a current multimeter that does true RMS. We've got a ton of tubes here at work, every now and then we still have to work with some of that old stuff, it really is becoming lost art, kind of like soldering, almost everything now days is becoming swap-tronics of some sort.

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