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brass catchers

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jayp, Nov 4, 2008.

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  1. jayp

    jayp Member

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    Anyone have experience with the brass catchers that attach to an AR15 type rifle? Do the cases tend to bounce back into the action and cause jams?

    I hate to pelt shooters in adjacent lanes with my brass. I am going to order a brass catcher from Brownells.
     
  2. SC_Ed

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    I tried a brass catcher recently and was not impressed. Caused jam's, cases hung up in the web/netting material and actually melted some of the nylon material of the bag. POS from Aim Surplus.....Ed
     
  3. BADUNAME37

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    I used a factory OEM brass catcher for about 12 shots and called the company and shipped it back.

    It was a high-quality bag-type with metal wire frame. The way the bag flopped down the right side, the brass would jam the bolt open.

    Hanging a sheet to the right of the rifle was easier than dealing with that brass catcher.

    Instead of a brass catcher, you want a deflector that deflects all the empty brass into a small pile to your right.
     
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Here are some photo's of a brass catcher I built for my CAR-15.
    The mag bracket is 3/4" cabinet grade plywood. Drilled & tapped for a 1/4-20 Nylon clamp bolt.

    Wire frame is 1/8" music wire.

    Cage is black plastic hail screen attached with small cable ties.

    It will fit any size AR15/M16 mag and is changed or dumped by simply loosening the clamp bolt a 1/2 turn or so and slipping it off.

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    It works great, with only an occasional case that bounces back into the open bolt. If I were doing it again I would make it bigger and wider at the ejection port opening with an angled deflector to knock the cases down into the bottom.

    Total cost = $0.00 because I already had all the stuff in my Junque collection.
     
  5. highorder

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    Thats like an exotic version of what's in my basement, right?
     
  6. BADUNAME37

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    rcmodel never ceases to impress & amaze me!
     
  7. lencac

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    My AR drops the brass in a neat little area at the 4 O'Clock position about 5 to 6 feet away.
     
  8. stubbicatt

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    A little trick we used when I was shooting highpower was to simply clip one and one half coils from the ejector spring. Would drop the empties in a neat little pile right at your feet standing, or in a neat little pile right next to your elbow prone.

    If at first it doesn't work, install another $.50 spring and start over.
     
  9. Walkalong

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    Excellent design rcmodel. Is it patented? :scrutiny:

    Well, I guess as long as I don't make any to sell. :D
     
  10. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    No patent.

    Everyone is welcome to use it.

    If you start selling them through Midway or something, I want a percentage cut though!

    Afterall, it's only THR thing to do! :D
     
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