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Photos of Brass Catchers?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Anmut, Mar 31, 2013.

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  1. Anmut

    Anmut Member

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    I'm going to build a few brass catchers for range use. These will be free-standing brass catchers that will be positioned at certain shooting points on a shoot and move type of range.

    I'm thinking of using a gallon bucket filled with cement for the base, a single pole and then a large vertical trap built out of screen or fish net.

    Since most of the shooting will be done from a standing position by multiple-height shooters I'm wondering how big of a net I have to build.

    I'd appreciate if any of you have previously built something like this if you could post a photo of what worked for you.
     
  2. cberge8

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    I don't have any pictures handy, but I have built a few similar to what you are describing.

    The only problem I see with what you are trying to do is that there can be such a variation in brass ejection patterns between any two guns, or the same gun with a different load. Your brass catcher would have to be enormous!
     
  3. Anmut

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    cberge8 - It's going to be mainly 1911's, Glocks and AR's. The spots to shoot from will be pretty minimal in movement so I'm hoping I can contain them to one net.

    Maybe a large blanket or tarp would be better though...
     
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    I made this out of PVC pipe and fittings, all friction fitted—no glue—so everything rotates for custom positioning. It can fold flat for transport and storage. Wire frames and wing nuts to hold mesh open are from CMP ammo crates. I usually use the short center upright pipe on the bench, but have a longer one for standing.

    Brasscatcher_1.jpg
     
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    The brass catchers at my range are 4'H x 3'W...if I'm lucky, they'll catch 60% of the brass thrown from my 1911's.
     
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    I built a 9 foot by 10 foot frame of PVC and covered it with netting. Sat it right beside where I was firing from. Lost about the same amount of brass as I did before.
     
  9. oldpapps

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    My brass catcher cost me about $9,000.
    It's not as bad as it sounds. Asphalt drive and parking area from the house to the road.

    The only brass that I loose is fired from a Marlin CampGun in .45 ACP. It throws brass at 1 o'clock and to a good 25 and more feet. Other brass just roles to a stop on the asphalt. The white roof is an aluminum car port. I keep 2 cars, lawn tractor, pick nick table and chairs under it. I learned quickly NOT to shoot under the aluminum roof on asphalt.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=182216&stc=1&d=1364933485

    Not the best quality of photo.
     

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