Oehler 35P case? or what?

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Brent, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    What do you use to carry the 35P to the range in with a 4' screens and rail, printer, stands and diffusers?

    So far I have my stands and diffusers in a soft gun case, with the screens on the rail and foam taped around them. The cords are taped to the rail and together every foot there after.

    I need to be able to haul it on the 6- wheeler out to the range across the river. Being uncovered won't work.
     
  2. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Brent,
    I have very heavy tool boxes marketed under the name TUFF-BOX for my chronographs. I put a piece of 1" closed cell foam on the bottom, then another with a cut-out for the 35P body so that the chronograph is sitting on and in foam. The Tuff-box is really rugged, comes in black or grey, buy them at a hardware chain-store in town called Canadian Tire, expect that they have them in Walmart also. Cost about 40 bucks Canadian, about half that with real money (U.S.).

    I keep my skyscreens in the Tuff-box, assemble them at the range. Tuff-box is easy to tie-down on an ATV, has a good handle on top. It is big enough to put lots of stuff in with the chronograph and screens.

    I carry my rods and tripod in a heavy nylon camera tripod case that is sold in most camera shops. It is simply a nylon tube with a zipper that opens up at the top and a bit down the side. Case has shoulder straps, easy to carry or to tie-down. Have two of these since I use two tripods for my setup. They are not expensive, maybe fifteen bucks at a camera shop. You could get a bigger one that both tripods fit into.

    I had a machinist buddy make me a pair of 3/4" steel rods that screw into each other to make five feet. He machined flats and shoulders on each end and where the two are threaded so that the skyscreens are located perfectly. Whole setup locks into a pair of Bogan tripods with tilting, adjustable heads.

    Also use the original light stands that Oehler sells, they work fine but are a little light. I always carry a pair of small canvas bags or something similar so that I can fill them with anything heavy and hang them on the tripods to keep the wind from blowing them over.

    Good luck, we are too damn cold to enjoy shooting these days but the warm weather shouldn't be too far off.
     
  3. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the details Ian.
     
  4. John B

    John B New Member

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    I used a 2 rifle case I bought at Wally-World. Cost $20. I can fit the whole thing inside with the sky screens still attached to the 4ft bar. Have to remove the diffusers though. Also have room for the stands and control box. I cut the foam for the Sky-Screen to fit.
     
  5. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    John,

    I was over there yesterday looking at the only double case they had, the XL something.

    Which kind did you get?

    This one measured a bit over 4" thick and I was looking for one a little thicker.