Shooting wagons... what are you running

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by RobF, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    11,793
    Location:
    Poole, Dorset
    Club:
    Parkstone Gun Club, South Dorset FTC, Southampton Buccaneers
    With fuel getting silly, just thought it would be interesting to see what everyone is running out there... and what they will do for what...

    Mine is a BMW 330d Touring (estate) (2wd)

    60L tank is giving just over 500 miles at 70-75 on motorway, which it will do loaded up...
    can take 4 + 4 guns if softbags and gun gears are used, but has to drop to 3 if you're using pelicases or something that won't fit sideways... could fit a roofrack...
     
  2. berty177

    berty177 Judge Diva

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    2,013
    Location:
    South Wales
    Club:
    Nelson FTC
    Hyundai Tucson

    Rob,

    I will be using my trusted jeep from last year. Ive got a Hyundai Tucson, which it does say is a 60ltr tank but Ive managed to get 67 ltrs into the tank from empty.

    If Im running long dostance with it Im getting closer to 500 miles off a full tank as well. She has a 2.0 ltr diesel engine which runs superbly well. The jeep is as smooth as hell to go on road trips with and I caan get 4 lads in with all their kit. Think about it thats 4 prime cuts of Welsh beef in the truck, so it isnt running light haahaaa.

    Im happy with the fuel consumption for what it is... It will be used for some of the shoots again this year....


    Berty
     
  3. HotShot

    HotShot Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,938
    Location:
    Barnsley, Yorkshire
    Club:
    Redfearns FTC
    I now have a Honda Accord Tourer - 2.2 diesel engine and enough room for 4 shooters as long as we use soft gun bags. The 42 inch Buffalo River bags fit straight in the back with a couple of inch to spare.

    I am getting about 42+ mpg on a run that involves quite a bit of motorway (as long as I remember to put it into 6th gear :eek: ) + have all the mod cons (Cruise control is a must if you are travelling any distance)
     
  4. DaveRobinson

    DaveRobinson NEFTA Chairman

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,114
    Location:
    Killamarsh
    Club:
    Anston
    Fiat stilo multiwagon.......gets about 3 comfortuble with 3 shoooting gear.. will do 4 at a push but prefer not to about 50 litre tank get pottering on mway get about 520 mile range. Not a bad old shed had it for 6 years 4 months now.... been a good tool so far
     
  5. AndyIoW

    AndyIoW Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2008
    Messages:
    647
    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    BMW 525D Touring (not and estate Rob :D )

    Motorway journey at 65mph averaging in the region of 50-55mpg so by my calculations around 750 to a tank (70litres) does about 40-45mpg driving round town. If I stick to 56mph have got a computer reading of 67mpg which I think is a bit optomistic.

    Can fit me + 3 with 4 softcases, 1 air cylinder and associated bean bags.

    Also you are a very naughty boy doing that upper speed :rolleyes: :D
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  6. HotShot

    HotShot Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,938
    Location:
    Barnsley, Yorkshire
    Club:
    Redfearns FTC
    If I did anything near the speed limit then I may get 50mpg :rolleyes:
     
  7. kzozee

    kzozee New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    129
    Location:
    Budapest
    Smart fortwo. One gun, one bag, 400 km/tank:)
     
  8. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    11,793
    Location:
    Poole, Dorset
    Club:
    Parkstone Gun Club, South Dorset FTC, Southampton Buccaneers
    Allowing for speedo error ahem :D

    Mine is a bit optimistic on the mpg, i've seen 535 before she spluttered and died with a supposed 16 miles left in the tank... if i drop her to 65 then i get about 45 mpg...
     
  9. CharlieM

    CharlieM Spring Time

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Messages:
    169
    Location:
    Exeter
    Club:
    East Devon FTC
    BMW 320d Touring, bit of a snooze wagon same load size as Rob's. Stupidly economical does 53mpg with a very heavy right foot (Exeter to Sywell via Honiton in 2:45 last summer 230 miles).

    It's time that causes me more grief than cost only managed 3 GPs last year conceivably none this year so thinking this might be the answer

    http://www.avantgardecars.co.uk/viewcar/MERCEDES%20BENZ%20BRABUS%20C5.8/78/R992JWL
     
  10. rich

    rich Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,676
    Location:
    Shebbear, N Devon
    Honda CR-V 2.2 diesel, does around 40 mpg with bitsy journeys and will see 45 mpg on a run at up to 70mph.
     
  11. sportsmatch

    sportsmatch Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    765
    Location:
    Blackwood S. Wales
    Club:
    Quarry Rifles
    Audi A3 170 hp tdi quattro 37mpg was 42 till I fitted avon ZZ3 tyres :eek:

    Gary
     
  12. JTK

    JTK New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    79
    Location:
    Pretoria - South Africa
    interesting thread. not that it would make a diffs but I drive a Ford Ranger Supercab (Crewcab) 2.5td Get about 10km/l or around 30mpg I would imagine. Can load a bit in there :)
     
  13. Dale

    Dale Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Messages:
    276
    Location:
    Cornwall
    You forgot to mention your fuel is nearly half the price of ours JT, and you get attendant service as well :)
     
  14. Gerry

    Gerry Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    488
    Location:
    Jacarilla Spain
    Club:
    None
    Citroen C1 - 2 up , plus kit . 450 miles to a tank at 70 on the motor ways ...:)
     
  15. Gerry

    Gerry Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    488
    Location:
    Jacarilla Spain
    Club:
    None
    Dale , that is one thing I miss , not having to get out , grab a freezing pipe nozzle & stand & shiver for 5 mins while filling up .

    Also "the man " checking the oil & water, topping up the windscreen washer bottle while his mate checks the tyres..

    While you sit quietly listening to the radio ...:)

    Spoilt hey ?:D
     
  16. JTK

    JTK New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    79
    Location:
    Pretoria - South Africa
    exactly. but it is interesting cause over here the chaps dont wanna drive.
     
  17. Mog

    Mog New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    Lower Normandy
    Club:
    Truttemer Tir Club
    Range Rover 4.6 HSE

    100 litre petrol tank

    150 litre LPG tank

    Seems to last a while ;)

    Too scared to work out mpg. :eek::eek:
     
  18. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    5,577
    Location:
    Skewen
    Club:
    Avon Hawks, Tondu, Oaktree
    R Reg Renault Megan Scenic, cost me £50:eek:

    Does 7 miles for every £1 of petrol! Seems to have a range of about 400 -450 milers?

    Seats three with ease plus all the kit.

    Has bags of character, but hey its doing its Job as the "Tondu Tourer" :D

    also got the off road Vitara but thats only doing about 20 miles a gallon! Still, it goes as fast off road as it does on!
     
  19. HotShot

    HotShot Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,938
    Location:
    Barnsley, Yorkshire
    Club:
    Redfearns FTC
    used to have a range rover - you may have to calculate GPM ;)
     
  20. Dave Ramshead

    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,178
    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    Club:
    Rivington Riflemen
    mazda 6 2.0

    35mpg on m/way, between 16 and 17p per mile on normal unleaded
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice