I’m going to use this page to document my design and build of a BPCR Range Box. It’s been a while coming but I just haven’t had the motivation to get started so today I planed down some 4/4 cherry to 2/2. It is not all the wood I’ll need but it should be enough to get me started.
Here’s my initial thoughts on a design. The box will be a two piece box, the bottom part about 24x10x14″ (dimensions subject to change) will have two compartments. The bottom compartment will have a hinged drop down door on the long side and will be lined with foam to house my scope. This should leave the top compartment about 8″ deep (again, still playing with dimensions) with an open top. The top edge of the box will be rabbeted to accept a second, shallower box which will form the cover for the bottom compartment and be secured in place by 4 brass catches. This removable top box will have a hinged top cover and multiple compartments…designed for small items. The carrying handle will be affixed to this top box. Cradles for the rifle will be like those from most ranges boxes I’ve seen and attach to the larger bottom box at the ends.
I’ll continue to update this post as I make progress.