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  1. Instead of using it just for deer, I can see this being used in an emergency as well. Just in case for those situations where your buddy is injured and can’t walk outta there, and you’ve got lots of gear. The picture on their website http://www.deadsled.com/ looks like the dragbag though

  2. Yeah, I came to post the same thing – looks like just the ticket if your buddy broke his leg :(.

  3. If i recall right from one of your previous posts we’re about the same age (64 for me ) and at that age anything helps keep afield. I’ve two new hips and am looking at two new knees. Bring on that sled!!! Might be me on it. When the Redhead gets done shooting I’ll slide over so’s ya got some room.

  4. Those game carts work pretty well in open terrain. My wife found one for $40 at a garage sell. The one time I used it on a 150# plus whitetail in a South Georgia swamp was worth the $40.00. You just want to make sure the carcass is very secure to the cart before moving as the deer tends to flop easily when fresh.

    My brother found some plastic snow sleds online he uses in his towing business to slide blocks, chains and other heavy tackle around. Tend to small though.

  5. “Instead of using it just for deer, I can see this being used in an emergency as well. Just in case for those situations where your buddy is injured and can’t walk outta there, and you’ve got lots of gear.”

    I’ve seen wire photos of a modified version of that Dead Sled used at forward military hospitals in Iraq or Afghanistan to cart in wounded GIs from the helipad.

  6. I have a friend who modified one of these to use as a gun cart to use for the various Buffalo Gong Matches that he attends using his Black Powder Cartridge Sharps rifle in 45-70, works out well for both him and his wife’s guns and accessories.

  7. In some areas dragging a deer across rocky and thorny terrain can just mess up a pretty decent hide. In my area, I would be loath to thoss a deer across my shoulders, almost a guarntee of getting shot. It does look like a great multi-purpose device for hauling injusred buddies, but if your buddie is that prone to injury maybe he should consider a different pasttime?

  8. Love my mosins, all in different configurations of course, actually use one as my deer hunting rifle. $100 is a pretty good price, wonder if the had any dragoons, Have one a 1917 Nagant made by Remington

    I’ve got one somethig like that I made out of PVC pipe and Bicycle wheels and some nylon paracord

  9. Another use for these is if you live in a disaster-prone area (hurricanes, etc.), it gives you a way to transport supplies to/from your house if the power is out and there is no gasoline. A person could rig it to carry a bunch of water/ice/food/relatives. You could also use it to carry supplies during an evacuation if the highways are choked/collapsed. It would sure beat a shopping cart, with the high-clearance wheels.

  10. Hi Mas,
    I just got done watching one of those Personal Defense TV shows. Your segment was of you demonstrating how to keep your jaw lined up with your bicep and kind of sighting down your arm (pointability). I noticed that you overlap your thumbs. Weak thumb overlappimg the strong thumb. Other excellent shooters I have watched are pointing both thumbs up along the slide, which seems like a new approach, possibly dangerous. Any comments would be appreciated.
    Randy

  11. Mas,

    I like the concept, but fail to see that it would work well in the desert environment I frequent. She Who Must Be Obeyed wants one however, and is casting furtive glances my way. Why am I starting to feel like a sheep caught between two wolves?

    The sled has many potential uses, but I don’t intend to be one of those uses for a wife with a Homicide Investigator friend that owns a shovel. Maybe I’ll but one and use it to cart my belongings to my girlfriend’s house.

    Lambchop Biker

  12. Randy, straight thumbs are only dangerous with very small auto pistols (big thumbs and micro .380s, for instance) or with revolvers with rearward-sitting cylinders such as the new Rhino. While the straight thumbs grasp has a lot to recommend it and is indeed the popular technique among most auto shooters today, you’ve noted correctly that I’ve personally gone back to the curled down thumbs “double action revolver grasp,” even with service autos. For me, personally, it just gives better results.

    best,
    Mas

  13. the concept seems good, but it didn’t hold up very well in the rocky, steep terrain with the larger mule deer we have in the west. A large mulie on a rocky ridge made this a one time item. It was easier than pulling with the hair, but split after only a quarter mile on the rocky hillside. Two of the straps pulled out also, making it awkward to drag. the concept is good, but needs to be sturdier for larger animals.