How many make their own Airgun backstops, etc.


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craftsman
April 14, 2014, 11:02 AM
Yes, I do have a backyard "playground". See my similar post in non-firearms. If you find yourself in the area, let me know in advance, so you can stop by.

I know, I know .... WAY too much time on my hands!

http://www.instructables.com/id/Safety-backstop-for-a-pellet-rifles-pellet-trap/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-self-healing-Plastic-bottle-target-for-pe/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-better-soda-can-for-plinking-with-a-fitt/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Pellet-gun-cleaning-patches-from-Used-Dryer-Sheets/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-portable-Silent-Air-Gun-BBPellet-Trap/

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saltydog452
April 14, 2014, 03:50 PM
Kiddo # 2 was in Jr. ROTC and a member of the Drill Team and the Rifle Team.

The 'rifles' were low cost pneumatic .17 caliber. He and I over-engineered a bullet trap/that'd allow for lead retrevial. It'd also redirect .22 Shorts. It fit nicely in our patio space and was portable.

sd.

chicharrones
April 14, 2014, 07:01 PM
Cool stuff. That's higher tech than what I use.

oneounceload
April 14, 2014, 07:59 PM
I took a cardboard box that would fit 5 5-gallon bucket lids inside in a vertical position. This gives me a nice surface for targets and no pellet has ever penetrated more than 3 lids. The pellets fall harmlessly inside the box for recovery

Louca
April 14, 2014, 11:28 PM
My backstop is just an 8x12x12 cardboard box filled with newspaper (not "crumpled" but flat). Every year or so I change the newspaper as it gets shot up. Almost free to make and maintain, lightweight and portable, and quieter than metal traps.

Lou

cslinger
April 14, 2014, 11:36 PM
Electrical junction box (steel) filled with duct seal. Will stop a .22lr. Been using two of these for years and they are great. Add a handle, some target clips and you have a cheap, portable, damn near indestructible pellet stop. They are a bit heavy though.

tuj
April 15, 2014, 11:08 AM
I use duct seal also in my pellet trap. Works great.

saltydog452
April 15, 2014, 12:25 PM
Chich,

Even back when he was at Skyline, he was secretly training to become an AGGIE.

salty

horseman1
April 15, 2014, 03:15 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v185/kurt_co/Pellet%20gun/gunandtarget.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kurt_co/media/Pellet%20gun/gunandtarget.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v185/kurt_co/Pellet%20gun/targetboxnoclip.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kurt_co/media/Pellet%20gun/targetboxnoclip.jpg.html)

The clipboard slides into slots and is mostly cut out, with just enough sides left to slide into the slots.

Deltaboy
April 18, 2014, 11:49 AM
Electrical junction box (steel) filled with duct seal. Will stop a .22lr. Been using two of these for years and they are great. Add a handle, some target clips and you have a cheap, portable, damn near indestructible pellet stop. They are a bit heavy though.
I did the same thing but my is stuffed with 3 Fort Worth phone books.

chicharrones
April 18, 2014, 12:08 PM
About all I do is put tighted packed newspapers or phone books into card board boxes. The phone books are getting harder to come by, but I still subscribe to the local paper so that supply is currently endless. :D

chicharrones
April 18, 2014, 12:09 PM
Chich,

Even back when he was at Skyline, he was secretly training to become an AGGIE.

salty

. . . :D

Chevota
April 19, 2014, 07:18 PM
I just roll up an old bath sized towel. I do it like a sleeping bag; fold in half length wise, then roll tightly. I use duct tape to hold it, one loop near each end, one in the center. I shoot into one end and it works perfectly. It's silent obviously, it can take a lot of abuse, no ricochets, no problems at all. I just use one towel which makes maybe a 5" dia roll about 12" long, but you could just combine two towels for a larger one.
Many years ago I got a metal backstop that came free with a gun. It was horrible! The noise was completely unacceptable. It blew bits of paint off the back side as each pellet put a dent in it. The pellets generated small shards of lead. The backstop would move backwards or fall over with each shot, and it's not as easy to secure as you might think. The towel method is imo perfect.

craftsman
April 26, 2014, 12:05 AM
Sorry it took so long ... here's my airguns - Beeman P17, Browning Express 800 .22, Beeman RS2 dual caliber, and Benjamin Marauder .22

craftsman
April 26, 2014, 12:10 AM
Here's the finished, portable, silent pellet trap

chicharrones
April 27, 2014, 01:10 PM
Nicely done!

Ben86
April 27, 2014, 01:29 PM
I made my own backstop by purchasing 8 yds of clay. It stops everything up to .223 so far.

craftsman
May 1, 2014, 11:28 AM
FYI - that pellet trap can also be used for competition slingshot targets - see a post on that under Non-Firearm weapons.

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