February 7th, 2008

New MTM Combo Range Box and Gun Cleaning Stand

At SHOT Show, MTM previewed a versatile new range box that doubles as a rifle cleaning stand. Sized 25″ long x 11.5″ wide x 8.75″ high, the MTM Shooting Range Box is about the size of a large toolbox, with plenty of room inside. The range box comes with two removable, rubber-padded cradles that hold a rifle securely for cleaning. This means your range box does double duty, and you don’t have to haul a separate cleaning stand around. We liked the prototype version on display. It’s plenty big, and has a long enough “wheelbase” to work effectively as a stand.

The gun cleaning kit top section has a see-through plastic top. Underneath are trays with divided slots for small parts, patches, brushes and sundries. There is a special insert for jags and mops (see photo). The two trays can be positioned four different ways, to suit your requirements. The long section in the front will hold bore guides, and large cans of spray solvents/lubes. The unit is deep enough that most bottles of cleaning solvents will sit up-right, and the box is made from chemical-resistant polypropylene.

The base section holds twin adjustable gun forks (cradles) with over-molded rubber padding. These will support rifles or shotguns with a firm, non-marring hold. The base section offers plenty of deep storage for supplies and ammo. The bottom base is big enough to hold a large MTM R-100 ammo box. The new range box/rifle holder, MTM Catalog item RBMC-11, should start shipping in Mid-March of 2008. Midsouth Shooters’ Supply lists the MTM Range Box at $26.76, item 008-RBMC11. That’s the best price we’ve found — other vendors are charging $35.00 to $42.00.

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