Brass catcher from brasscatchers.com


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Ron91710
November 30, 2008, 09:10 PM
I am thinking of buying one of these brass catchers for each of my rifles and wanted to know if anyone else is using them.

www.brasscatchers.com

I have a M1-Carbine and a Kel-Tec SU16. I wanted to know if anyone that has a brass catcher from the above company would tell me if they have any problems with them. (blocked bolt or sights, etc.)

Thanks

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jcwit
November 30, 2008, 09:35 PM
I have one for the SKS and it works with no problems with handloads and cast bullets. Once in a while "maybe every 75/100 rds" have a stovepipe and never knew if it was the catcher or an excration problem once in a while.

jcwit
November 30, 2008, 11:32 PM
Hey they gotta work good just watched the Unit and they were using them.

misANTHrope
December 1, 2008, 03:18 AM
Last time I went to the range, my shooting partner sitting to my right served this purpose quite well.

:D

stubbicatt
December 1, 2008, 07:27 AM
I use one on my PTR91. It will accept about 8 or 10 empties, but even then some seem to bounce back into the action and jam it up.

I'd like to modify mine so that it has canvas or the like, and directs the empties to the ground at my feet.

Perhaps used on rifles with less vigorous ejection it would work better.

Ron91710
December 1, 2008, 10:15 AM
jcwit,
Can you still operate the bolt with the catcher on?

Update: I got an email from the company & was told that sometimes you have to cut some off to operate the bolt and that they do not interfere with the sights. I bought one for my Kel-Tec & M1 carbine.

Thanks to all for the replies.

JWF III
December 1, 2008, 01:22 PM
I have 2 of them. One Mini-14 and one M-1 Carbine. They worked great in my experience with them. But, one question that I always had is why does the model for the Garand hold more than 8 rounds? I understand that extra size MAY help it work better. But it'd have to be removed to load a new enbloc. Also how does it stay on when an empty enbloc is ejected? I mean that is a lot to stop, and in a direction that the devise is not designed to stop well.

Wyman

WardenWolf
December 1, 2008, 01:41 PM
Brass catchers evolved primarily from military specops teams that didn't want to leave evidence of their passage behind. They may be using an M4 chambered in 7.62x39, but their casings are US-made and stamped (corrosive surplus is a BIG no-no in a direct impingement gun) so they use a catcher. That way they leave only bullets behind.

Beyond that, though, the usefulness is limited. Some handloaders like the stuff, but they're bulky, get in the way of the bolt handle, and are a general pain in the butt. It's normally easier to just have a catch net off to your right. Because these are designed primarily for an M-16 (that has a forward assist instead of a bolt handle), they just don't work well on other guns.

Ron91710
December 6, 2008, 02:06 PM
I bought a catcher for my Kel-Tec SU16 and also for the M1 Carbine. Carbine looks good out of the box but had to make cuts for the SU 16 as the catcher was a generic made to attach to a piccany mount. I will go out shooting in the next few weeks and report back.

A net would be ok at the range but out plinking I think the catcher would be better.

Ron

Ron91710
January 18, 2009, 11:06 PM
The catcher for the Kel-Tec worked about 90%. The catcher for the M1 Carbine got in the way of the bolt closing all the way. I will have to tweak it some in the future and see if I can make it work better.

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