Forget the rest, Now view the best

Equipment and accessories for shooting. Safes, firearm storage, bipods, carry cases, slings etc.

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Die Judicii » 19 Aug 2019, 10:58 am

100_5370.JPG
100_5370.JPG (839.8 KiB) Viewed 4858 times
100_5369.JPG
100_5369.JPG (632.73 KiB) Viewed 4858 times
100_5368.JPG
100_5368.JPG (592.02 KiB) Viewed 4858 times
100_5367.JPG
100_5367.JPG (892.41 KiB) Viewed 4858 times
100_5366.JPG
100_5366.JPG (1.09 MiB) Viewed 4858 times
100_5365.JPG
100_5365.JPG (778.6 KiB) Viewed 4858 times
100_5364.JPG
100_5364.JPG (863.37 KiB) Viewed 4858 times
100_5363.JPG
100_5363.JPG (725.11 KiB) Viewed 4858 times
Well it is now up and running again.
I removed the two black buckets (they were too cramped, and they used to squeak on clothing)

I replaced them with an as new bench seat (ISRI Brand) out of a Mercedes van.

Had to cut 4" off the base box so the seats won't hit the gutter on the carport.
Then Mig'd it all back together and included a fully seal floor plate, and lined one side of the storage compartments with extra thick styrene foam to be used as a large storage esky.

Because the seat was originally fixed in position, I bought heavy duty roller slides and built them into it as well.
Adjustment of position is now easily done with one single lever, and is in 1" increments.

For those that expected cup holders in the original version,,,,, voila
Check these babies out.

Tried it out last night in the bush for 10 hours, and I'm pleased to say that it works very well, is comfortable, and quiet.

Edited,,,,,, I forgot to add the pics
I do not fear death itself... Only its inopportune timing!
User avatar
Die Judicii
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 3015
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Member-Deleted » 19 Aug 2019, 6:33 pm

Up and going again looks good taboot
Member-Deleted
 

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by JSS » 20 Aug 2019, 4:15 pm

It just keeps getting better and better......Nice work mate!! :clap: :drinks:
User avatar
JSS
Corporal
Corporal
 
Posts: 289
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by duncan61 » 20 Aug 2019, 8:24 pm

That is so good
.22 winchester .22hornet .222 .243 7mm rem mag cbc 12g
User avatar
duncan61
Officer Cadet
Officer Cadet
 
Posts: 1886
Western Australia

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Stix » 20 Aug 2019, 8:34 pm

I assume your welding results are better than that of your caulking/silicone... :lol:

Are you having a display booth with demo model to tske orders at the gun & 4wd/camping shows around the country... :unknown:
:thumbsup:

Shoot a few of them dogs to hang off the ute & a double page spread in SSAA shooter mag might be on the cards i rekon...!!
The man who knows everything, doesnt really know everything...he's just stopped learning...
Stix
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 3675
South Australia

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by brinny » 15 Oct 2021, 7:52 pm

Hell...does that look the goods....some serious thought and engineering gone into that....well done mate ....
A day without a hunt, is a day lost.....
User avatar
brinny
Corporal
Corporal
 
Posts: 266
Victoria

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Bill » 15 Oct 2021, 9:21 pm

I'll admit thats not far off the perfect the shooting platform but is it high enough to shoot safe forward for hogs at 20 yd ?
When a guy is digging his own grave, you don’t fight him for the shovel.

Success leaves clues, Fools follow failure !

20 Hornet, 218 Bee, 222 Rem, 256 WM, 6mm ARC, 6.5 Grendel, 6.5x55 Scan, 270 Win, 357 Mag, 358 Win, 9.3x62, 500 A Square
User avatar
Bill
Warrant Officer C2
Warrant Officer C2
 
Posts: 1151
New South Wales

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Die Judicii » 15 Oct 2021, 9:30 pm

Looking backwards in time I see that nearly all pics and features are now wildly out of date.
Will get all new pics and add explanatories.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Oh,,,,,,,,, and by the way,,, I originally named it the Taj Mahal.
But my partner has renamed it "Camilla" (the 3rd person in the relationship,,,, due to the amount of time I spend working on it.)
I do not fear death itself... Only its inopportune timing!
User avatar
Die Judicii
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 3015
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Die Judicii » 16 Oct 2021, 12:30 pm

OK,,,, here are the up to date pics just taken.

The bench top is aluminium sheet with black pool carpet glued on.
The deck of the turntable is also covered with black pool carpet.

100_5966.JPG
Note the custom made thermos holders.
100_5966.JPG (680.69 KiB) Viewed 3950 times
100_5970.JPG
Access ladder deployed. The little strut btween the turntable deck and dog box is lifted out when set up for the night.
100_5970.JPG (643.66 KiB) Viewed 3950 times
100_5968.JPG
Rear view also showing ladder deployed from its compartment.
100_5968.JPG (628.37 KiB) Viewed 3950 times
100_5972.JPG
Tray for dogs with drain that goes through the tray towards the ground
100_5972.JPG (585.55 KiB) Viewed 3950 times
100_5973.JPG
The business end
100_5973.JPG (644.01 KiB) Viewed 3950 times
100_5974.JPG
Office view
100_5974.JPG (553.18 KiB) Viewed 3950 times
100_5980.JPG
Power supply cable for my heated jacket
100_5980.JPG (725.98 KiB) Viewed 3950 times
100_5981.JPG
Red lights bank and switch, Table up/down switch, Slew left/right switch (bottom) Cigg lighter socket, and Twin USB ports. Note the narrow tray btween the carpeted top and the red lights bank,,, is where I slide the battery packs for the scopes.
100_5981.JPG (722.28 KiB) Viewed 3950 times
100_5862 (2).JPG
100_5862 (2).JPG (599.22 KiB) Viewed 3929 times
Last edited by Die Judicii on 16 Oct 2021, 8:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I do not fear death itself... Only its inopportune timing!
User avatar
Die Judicii
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 3015
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Oldbloke » 16 Oct 2021, 3:44 pm

Looks great. A few little improvements. But what happened to my seat?
Treat trolls with the contempt they deserve, especially the wankers here.
Reminder. I am of average intelligence, therefore 50% of people are dumber than me.
Me wrong, that'll be the day.
User avatar
Oldbloke
General
General
 
Posts: 8153
Victoria

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by brinny » 16 Oct 2021, 6:07 pm

Sure does look the goods Ed....lots of painstaking work gone into that.....Just curious, do you park up on a bait station for the night....or a dead animal.....or just pick a spot at random and hope the dogs come wandering through.....or do you change positions through the night if it gets a bit quiet where you set up....?
A day without a hunt, is a day lost.....
User avatar
brinny
Corporal
Corporal
 
Posts: 266
Victoria

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Die Judicii » 16 Oct 2021, 7:21 pm

brinny wrote:Sure does look the goods Ed....lots of painstaking work gone into that.....Just curious, do you park up on a bait station for the night....or a dead animal.....or just pick a spot at random and hope the dogs come wandering through.....or do you change positions through the night if it gets a bit quiet where you set up....?


On rare occasions, I just find a promising looking spot,, maybe water, maybe carcass, or well used game trail, and suck and see.

But mostly from homework done up to a fortnight prior, I know where one (or more) is most likely to visit, or pass through, even
though they rarely if ever have a timetable and appointments like foxes do.

I also rely a lot on info I can get from various cameras I setup.

A bit like fishing,,,,,, it takes patience,, method,, cunning,, and also important to closely observe all other wildlife in the vicinity.

I've also had some brilliant successes with a couple of purpose built gadgets. :silent:
I do not fear death itself... Only its inopportune timing!
User avatar
Die Judicii
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 3015
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Die Judicii » 16 Oct 2021, 7:43 pm

Further to your question Brinny,,,,,
Most times I end up on whichever property has a dog/s causing havoc at the owners request,,, and more often than not the owner shows me which section
of the property etc that most of the damage has been done in.
So, you get to know a reasonably concise area that it/they will turn up in again. Even though sometimes a week or more later.
I've been lucky enough on five occasions so far to get an offending dog the very first night of attending.

One in particular that DID ACTUALLY HAVE A TIMETABLE,,,, and turned up within minutes of the time that the landowner said it had been attacking
sheep in previous nights.
I do not fear death itself... Only its inopportune timing!
User avatar
Die Judicii
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 3015
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Die Judicii » 16 Oct 2021, 7:50 pm

This is the one that turned up "dead on time"
:D

IMG_0414.JPG
IMG_0414.JPG (178.55 KiB) Viewed 3931 times
I do not fear death itself... Only its inopportune timing!
User avatar
Die Judicii
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 3015
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by brinny » 16 Oct 2021, 9:28 pm

Die Judicii wrote:Further to your question Brinny,,,,,
Most times I end up on whichever property has a dog/s causing havoc at the owners request,,, and more often than not the owner shows me which section
of the property etc that most of the damage has been done in.
So, you get to know a reasonably concise area that it/they will turn up in again. Even though sometimes a week or more later.
I've been lucky enough on five occasions so far to get an offending dog the very first night of attending.

One in particular that DID ACTUALLY HAVE A TIMETABLE,,,, and turned up within minutes of the time that the landowner said it had been attacking
sheep in previous nights.


Theres no doubt that they are an interesting critter to chase.....A lot of time can be spent in vain out in all the elements waiting for them to show.....Cant begin to count the number of nights i have sat out all night waiting for them in some of the most promising looking country where the farmer has had pretty severe issues with them...and not seen a thing....apart from the usual other critters poking about.....Other nights where iv had some pretty good successes too.....Can never pick it....but we cant get them tucked up in bed at home.....
A day without a hunt, is a day lost.....
User avatar
brinny
Corporal
Corporal
 
Posts: 266
Victoria

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Die Judicii » 18 Oct 2021, 12:05 pm

Agreed that ya can't get them when your tucked up in bed.
As opposed to what many do,,, (just sitting out for an hour or so) I still find it amazing the stuff you see wandering/stalking
about when you are there for the entire night.
You've just gotta get through those "dead patches" when it seems that NOTHING is on the move.

Most of the landowners (that don't use cameras) are pretty shocked when you give them a report of what you've seen in their
paddocks during the night.

The common reply from them is,,,,, "I had no idea"
I do not fear death itself... Only its inopportune timing!
User avatar
Die Judicii
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 3015
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by LJC » 18 Oct 2021, 12:46 pm

Wouldn't be surprised if those seats have warmers in them as well judging by the look of this rig.
+1 for cup holders!

Awesome bit of kit, thanks for the share.
LJC
Recruit
Recruit
 
Posts: 16
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Die Judicii » 18 Oct 2021, 2:01 pm

Thanks for the comments and compliments fellas.

:drinks: :friends:
I do not fear death itself... Only its inopportune timing!
User avatar
Die Judicii
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 3015
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Blr243 » 18 Oct 2021, 2:14 pm

Maybe when that boar rubbed up against your truck in the middle of the night he was trying to tell u he liked your rig too , either that or he was cheeky , taunting you. A dangerous game to play
Blr243
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 3616
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Oldbloke » 18 Oct 2021, 4:38 pm

Die Judicii wrote:Thanks for the comments and compliments fellas.

:drinks: :friends:


Well, you put in the hard yards. That's for sure. You earn everyone you get.
Treat trolls with the contempt they deserve, especially the wankers here.
Reminder. I am of average intelligence, therefore 50% of people are dumber than me.
Me wrong, that'll be the day.
User avatar
Oldbloke
General
General
 
Posts: 8153
Victoria

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by brinny » 18 Oct 2021, 6:33 pm

Die Judicii wrote:Agreed that ya can't get them when your tucked up in bed.
As opposed to what many do,,, (just sitting out for an hour or so) I still find it amazing the stuff you see wandering/stalking
about when you are there for the entire night.
You've just gotta get through those "dead patches" when it seems that NOTHING is on the move.

Most of the landowners (that don't use cameras) are pretty shocked when you give them a report of what you've seen in their
paddocks during the night.

The common reply from them is,,,,, "I had no idea"


Yep....have heard that so many times too Ed....
Must be a thing with us old fellas to do the all nighters....theres something about just being out there on your own....
Funny about those dead patches.....critters just seem to disappear...
You get to see some amazing sights and some not so amazing sights....
One that springs to mind is i was out after dogs this night....and i was seeing a hell of a lot of everything else but....
I was scanning some fringe where i noticed something going absolutely apeshit right on the edge of the bush, this was around 3am in the morning....and it was thrashing about like you wouldnt believe some 400m from where i was perched.....
Got the better of me so crept down for a closer look...
Turned out to be a fallow stag that had been giving an old roll of chicken wire the fencers had left there after replacing the old fence a tune up and had got his antlers tangled up in it and couldnt get away.....Man he was going off his nut....Took some footage of him and left him there and told the manager about him once it got daylight....
Had sambar and foxes walk past me so close i can damn near touch them....get half a dozen dogs howling in the bush in the dead of night in the wee small hours certainly puts a chill up the spine....
A day without a hunt, is a day lost.....
User avatar
brinny
Corporal
Corporal
 
Posts: 266
Victoria

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Die Judicii » 18 Oct 2021, 6:47 pm

Heh,,,,,,,,,, Ya not wrong about the howling.
Doesn't matter how many times you hear em,,,,,,,,,,,, or how far away or close they are.

It never fails to make the hair stand up,,,,,,,,, and I don't even have any hair on the noggin. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I do not fear death itself... Only its inopportune timing!
User avatar
Die Judicii
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 3015
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Die Judicii » 18 Oct 2021, 7:01 pm

Blr243 wrote:Maybe when that boar rubbed up against your truck in the middle of the night he was trying to tell u he liked your rig too , either that or he was cheeky , taunting you. A dangerous game to play


Yeah I remember that night.
I did manage to catch up with him the next night.
Finding him come daylight was the hardest part of the whole saga,,,,,, he blended in with the undergrowth so well.
100_5424.JPG
100_5424.JPG (747.95 KiB) Viewed 3883 times
I do not fear death itself... Only its inopportune timing!
User avatar
Die Judicii
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 3015
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Blr243 » 18 Oct 2021, 7:03 pm

That’s a very camo pig. Like a moth on a tree trunk the same colour as the bark
Blr243
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 3616
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by HankScorpio » 10 Jan 2022, 1:12 pm

Brilliant setup mate, years of fun to be had there. Looks very comfy. Dunno how I missed this for so long.
User avatar
HankScorpio
Recruit
Recruit
 
Posts: 12
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by Die Judicii » 10 Jan 2022, 1:22 pm

HankScorpio wrote:Brilliant setup mate, years of fun to be had there. Looks very comfy. Dunno how I missed this for so long.


Thanks Mate,,,,,, your comment much appreciated. :drinks: :thumbsup:
I do not fear death itself... Only its inopportune timing!
User avatar
Die Judicii
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 3015
Queensland

Re: Forget the rest, Now view the best

Post by northdude » 11 Jan 2022, 3:40 am

Enclose it and youve got the turret off a tank...
22 hornets and most things 6.5
northdude
Lance Corporal
Lance Corporal
 
Posts: 225
New Zealand

Previous

Back to top
 
Return to Shooting accessories and equipment