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Air Rifles In Transit

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by aj87, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. aj87

    aj87 Engaging Member

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    hi guys.
    I got a roof box the other day. What's people's opinions of storing air rifles strapped in to roof box. Guns will be in plastic cases and strapped in

    I'm just fed up with having to collapse seats to fit them in the car. Roof box is big enough

    Opinions. Thanks guys
     
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  2. Tom A

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    If your roof box is secure and rainproof, I can't see any problem.

    I'd want at least a basic padlock on it for security.
     
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    Even with a padlock I wouldn't be happy with storing beyond the " in transit " process. It's your legal responsibility to keep the rifles secure so to and from the range is fine but I wouldn't dream of leaving them in the box while you do your weekly Tesco's shop for example.
     
  4. buffy vampire slayer

    buffy vampire slayer Keyboard Hero

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    if these guns are not FAC rated they are not covered by the "as far as is reasonably practicable" clause.
    so really a roof box is fine.
     
  5. Peter Collins

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    Hmm

    For me I’d be very worried about it.

    I’ve got a 1 series BMW and to get one of the larger cases in I have to drop a seat but I’d rather drop a seat and have less worrying about what’s happening with my rifles.

    I’d be making sure it was packed in such a way that the case can’t move around within the box and padding it out etc - which for me is more effort than just dropping a seat
     
  6. Sandy man 1963

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    When ever I decide to take more than two rifle out shooting I use my roof box due to having a stupid Juke that has zero boot space. I shoot with a fire Arms officer and he also uses my roof box when we car share. Just do not leave the car out of your sight.
     
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    Solve the problem and get a Landcruiser :D:D:D
     
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  8. Mortimer

    Mortimer Lord Haw Haw

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    Or replace all rifles with titchy bullpups! :D
     
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    Must admit, my first thought was buy a motor with a bigger boot ... after all the blood sweat and tears I've put into my rifles, I wouldn't have them anywhere but inside the car full stop. At some point you will stop for a pee, petrol or whatever and a roof box is an open invitation to any thieving scrote :mad:
     
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  10. oedbachgen

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    I cant see a problem with transporting them in a lockable roof box, you pack other items in them when you go away, not for over night storage. When Derk picks me up to go shooting the back quarter seat down to lay the guns, or their rested on the back seat.
     
  11. Patton

    Patton Jack Reacher's big brother

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    Blimey, how big are your rifles? Mine fit behind the seats in my Smart Fortwo (in slips with trigger locks) without any issues.
     
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    I have a vw polo, gun case fits behind the front seats?
     
  13. pjgtech

    pjgtech Bah Humbug.......

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    I can get four rifles, with scopes, in gun slips, easily on my back seat, I cover them with a tarp, so no-one can see what they are.
    Each rifle has a trigger lock on it whilst its in transit, just in case I get stopped.
    Ammo is never with the rifle, its in my rucksack, which goes in the boot with anything I might be taking, trigger stick, seat, pistol, etc.
    I have a newish Dagenham Dustbin, (Ford Fiesta) but the boot and rear seats are more than large enough for my needs.
    :thumb:
     
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    I occasionally transport my air rifle in a flight type case strapped on the back of my motorcycle, when I do this I make sure I don't need to stop anywhere between leaving my house and my shooting destination. So that means i make sure I don't need to stop to pick up food or petrol, as even being recorded on video on a petrol station forecourt won't stop some scroat's robbing, especially if there's a few of them.
    Rest of the time I transport them in the back of my van with the gun cases and bags strapped securely to the sides of the van to stop them sliding around.
     
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    Why do you need a roofbox on a transit?
     
  16. aj87

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    In transit as in "journey" not a transit van
     
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    ‘Twas a joke old chap.
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  18. pjgtech

    pjgtech Bah Humbug.......

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    :laff:
     
  19. robs5230

    robs5230 леший

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    As said above no issues with transporting them any way you like as long as they are covered in a public place and you have reason to have them with you.

    Personally, I'd just get the seats down. More as a matter for protection of my rifles than a point of law.
    I've seen more than one roof box over the years thats managed to detatch itself from a vehicle and lain smashed at the side of a busy road.
     
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    I had a Nissan puke for a couple of years on a lease scheme from work. It was very cramped inside - small boot and no space in the rear for passengers so I just folded the seats down and used it more like a van even had 3 quarters of a motorbike in the back of it once. It was OK then (when it wasn't at Nissan being fixed)
     
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