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Old 03-10-2017, 01:44 PM   #21
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I use a Rugged Gear 2 gun cart and Mrs. Flash pushes it up and down the hill (everyone needs a gun bearer). It comes with a rain cover for those days when we get caught in the rain, like we did a week and a half ago. Our course is uphill from station 1 to station 12, with a total increase of elevation of around 300 feet and 0.6 miles, so 1.2 miles round trip.

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Old 03-11-2017, 07:47 AM   #22
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Will the Rugged Gear cart fold up and fit in the trunk of a car?
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:05 PM   #23
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Yes, not as compactly as my converted golf three wheeler, but it will fit.
There used to be a model where you could easily pull off the wheels (like the old knock-off hubs on British cars) to make it even smaller.

The yellow one I posted a pic about would fit in my MINI. The RG isn't as long, but it is a little wider
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Will the Rugged Gear cart fold up and fit in the trunk of a car?
Most trunks, yes. I've seen a couple it wouldn't fit in, though.
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Old 04-30-2017, 05:59 PM   #25
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When it originated, sporting clays was intended to replicate shots taken when hunting. I see walking the course as an extension of that original concept and walk all of the time. It's maintaining the "tradition" of the hunt, and it's healthier!
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Old 04-30-2017, 07:00 PM   #26
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It may be healthier to walk, but at my age I'll ride in my partner's Honda Pioneer 1000 4wd buggy.
Not to mention - these TN/NC mountain courses are steep! At Mad Murdock's club last week, we had to chock the wheels on the buggy when we stopped to keep it with us! And that was on the VALLEY course - the RIDGE course is steeper!
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Old 04-30-2017, 07:27 PM   #28
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It may be healthier to walk, but at my age I'll ride in my partner's Honda Pioneer 1000 4wd buggy.
Not to mention - these TN/NC mountain courses are steep! At Mad Murdock's club last week, we had to chock the wheels on the buggy when we stopped to keep it with us! And that was on the VALLEY course - the RIDGE course is steeper!
That's no lie, our courses are very steep in places and that's part of the challenge to the courses. Birds that are falling while going up an incline, or falling while going down an incline can fool you into thinking your bird isn't falling fast or that it's still rising. I don't know anyone who has walked our courses and shot, most would need 15-20 minutes after the 10 minute hike to catch their breath to shoot.

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Old 04-30-2017, 08:32 PM   #29
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Your course is too far from a hospital for me to hike it - and no helo pad!!
It is a fine course, though. Keith loved it as much as I do.
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