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Best way to store and transport shells?

Postby sstermer » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:55 pm

I have been wanting a better way to store and transport my goose shells. How does everyone store and transport theirs? I was thinking a 6 slot honker bag should hold 3 dozen or so. What do you all think? I am certainly open to suggestions. We hunt several places were we have to walk a ways.
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Re: Best way to store and transport shells?

Postby m3500 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:03 pm

If you can stack'em up on top of each other and put them in a six slot full body bag.
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Re: Best way to store and transport shells?

Postby jscheirer » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:18 pm

Ive had my shells in a normal mesh decoy bag before but mine are pretty heavy and that's a pain. A 6 slot bag will definitely work and worth a try. Dunns sporting goods has 6 slot bags on sale, 20 bucks and free shipping. Give it a try but best to keep each bag on the light side for weight.
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Re: Best way to store and transport shells?

Postby Gooseband » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:48 pm

jscheirer wrote:Ive had my shells in a normal mesh decoy bag before but mine are pretty heavy and that's a pain. A 6 slot bag will definitely work and worth a try. Dunns sporting goods has 6 slot bags on sale, 20 bucks and free shipping. Give it a try but best to keep each bag on the light side for weight.

Wow thanks for saying something about dunns having them so cheap Tough deal to pass up thanks!

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Re: Best way to store and transport shells?

Postby sstermer » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:28 am

Thanks for the input, I ordered 2 bags of those bags from Dunn's to try it. For that price I am sure they will come in handy. :thumbsup:
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Re: Best way to store and transport shells?

Postby cut_un » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:46 am

You guys ever have a problem with the first goose shell in the stack trying to collapse... from the pressure of the other decoys putting pressure of it????
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Re: Best way to store and transport shells?

Postby jscheirer » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:43 pm

I ordered 3 of the bags from Dunns. They have a very nice shoulder strapped that is padded and everything is pretty quality from what i can see.

As for the shells collapsing, never had that happen. If it would make a difference my shells are stored upside down, then others added inside it. What brand shells are they?
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Re: Best way to store and transport shells?

Postby sstermer » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:35 pm

cut_un wrote:You guys ever have a problem with the first goose shell in the stack trying to collapse... from the pressure of the other decoys putting pressure of it????


I have one dozen of the GHG hot buys that do this a little, but they still stack.

I got the 6 slot bag and loaded it with 3 dozen shells, could even fit maybe a dozen or so more. It worked well to organize and keep everything neatly stacked. Each slot nicely fits 6 shells and heads. (could probobly fit 8 if needed) The only issue I have now is that it weigh's around 75 pounds. Think I will be buying a hand cart to haul the bag's with, this and my blind will haul about 2 dozen more so I should be set. :grooving:
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Re: Best way to store and transport shells?

Postby jscheirer » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:47 pm

Think I will be buying a hand cart to haul the bag's with, this and my blind will haul about 2 dozen more so I should be set.


If you are on a budget you could use a wheelbarrow? With wider tires it might be better suited going through fields as well. On another note if you already have 3 dozen or more shells, I would recommend getting some silos. Light weight and work well also. If your doing walk in hunting mostly that loss of weight could be a life saver. Good luck!
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Re: Best way to store and transport shells?

Postby sstermer » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:53 pm

Silo's are my next purchase. Been looking at the big Al's, they look mighty good for the price. :thumbsup:

The game cart I was looking at has a double wheel kit option for better flotation. Although a big wheelbarrow does sound nice and the wife would like the "dual purpose" of it. :fingerhead:
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Re: Best way to store and transport shells?

Postby jscheirer » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:05 pm

Haha of course you have to please the wife right??... :bow: you can buy silos or make them, of course there are threads on it so I won't stay on that topic for too long. I've heard just black and white silos work well though
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