Sporting Clays Shooting Box

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Project by Packman posted 02-10-2008 04:33 PM 14980 views 14 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My other passion is shooting sporting clays. I built this box for my brother in-law and included
a built in gun rack.

-- Handcrafted by RJ Paquin - Yooper

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Ryan Shervill

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#1 posted 02-10-2008 04:42 PM

That is very, very nice! Any chance you have plans for it? I could definitely use something like that…..I mean, I haven’t got a Perrazi or anything, but that box would even make my old citori look good :)

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#2 posted 02-10-2008 04:44 PM

Veyr nice! I like the gun rack part.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 02-10-2008 04:50 PM

That’s really nice! I’d like to see plans, too. We shoot a lot of clays, and I’ve been thinking about building something a little like this.

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#4 posted 02-10-2008 05:08 PM

This is not a usual run-of-the-mill box. It is a very nice box as Ryan points out. I love the details on the box. They add a really nice element to its construction.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 02-10-2008 05:13 PM

Guys … sorry, but no plans. I build most everything as I go. See a picture of something I like and then
build my own version. I found a box on the Orvis website—Link:

I can send you more pictures of the box if that helps ….. the gun rack posts have a slot cut down the middle and they slide up & down, stored in the down position. They are held in the up position by tightening a brass thumb screw and locking the post against the box. I used a special lid support with a locking mechanism so the wind can’t close the lid against your favorite gun stock. Hinges, leather handles, other hardware were all purchased on-line from Rockler’s.


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#6 posted 02-10-2008 07:02 PM

That thing is INTENSE! What a sliiiiiiiick design. Beautiful box, but its function takes it over the top. Great details too.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 02-10-2008 07:13 PM

I like it almost as much as I like shooting clays.

20 years ago I got sick ofthe cheap cheesy hand held skeet throwers. So I designed my own. For two bucks in plywood or hardwood I can shoot a skeet 100 yards, high low, right left so the “shooter” doesnt know where the clay is going to go. This little gizmo works better the 2,000 dollar auto throwers.

Funny really ,cause 20 years ago I showed it to a wealthy sport oriented business man in the hope of marketing it. Now I see it on shelves with his name on it.

Nice box and betting your BIL is a happy camper

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 02-10-2008 07:49 PM

Great purpose-built box! Beautiful and functional as well.

Now about that term “sporting clays”.... that must be some sort of fancy yankee terminology. Down on the bayou, we just talk about “shootin’ skeet” and “clay pigeons”. <g>

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Ryan Shervill

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#9 posted 02-10-2008 08:00 PM

Technical;ly, skeet is birds left to righ, and right to left
Trap is birds moving away from you
Sporting Clays is a series of different stations with the throwers/clays set up to mimic game animals (Rabbit will be a rolling bird, mallards will be coming in to you on a high arc, etc.

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#10 posted 02-10-2008 08:32 PM

Great job. I too shoot clays. I would like to build a couple of these for gifts. Where did you get the plans.

-- Scott, Kentucky ----- "Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry" Mark Twain

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#11 posted 02-10-2008 09:28 PM

Great purpose built box. If you ever do sketch it out there would be a lot of interest in it (including me).

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#12 posted 02-11-2008 12:03 AM

Wow, this is awesome, if you have more pics please do post them, my brother is an obsessed hunter and hunting ranch owner, something like this would be a huge gift for him. Please the more we know the better. What a fantastic project.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#13 posted 02-16-2008 05:27 AM

What an excellent field box! FrankA just sent me over here from my post asking for this very thing! I would love to see a few more photo’s. Are the top dividers set in a tray that sits between the racks, or is that all fixed?

Also, ever made a breakdown case for a double barrel?

I’m a humble clay (and woodworking) amateur, but I find it such an enjoyable pastime. Again, well done!

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