Rifles that don’t throw their brass a million miles

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  1. doubleh

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    I find it very easy to find the brass from my G2 Contenders and Ruger #1s. ;)
     
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    The Century CETME-C semi-auto Variants come immediately to my mind.

    I have a two of those and they can fling brass 40-50'.

    I have seen pics of CETME cases stuck in wood framing members at shooting ranges, they eject so violently.
     
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    Your semi-auto G3 Variant sports and adjustable gas block? Nice! :)
     
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    Uh Oh. GBExpat, my bad. You are correct. I was crossing up my FAL with my G3 clone (PTR). Thanks for the correction.
     
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    You’ll need a net like the one Allstate sponsors behind the goalposts at college football games to catch Mini-14 brass. Those things launch out of the receiver like a rocket and don’t seem to fall down to earth until they’re at least 10 yards to your right.

    I’m probably exaggerating a bit, but I will agree with the others above that they’re the worst semi-auto offenders I’ve had experience with.

    Stay safe.
     
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    Most certainly. The canvas drop is quieter in the wind too. Ideally, a big piece of window screen would be best, for vision, but idk where to get a piece that big.
     
  7. lemaymiami

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    I have read that the mini series of carbines can be relatively easily tamed as far as ejected casings go - but no personal experience in this corner... Here's the site that sells an adjustable gas block for them and makes the claim.... https://mini14adjustablegasblock.com/#
     
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    Like this? Mini 14 prone shooting.
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    My SAR-48 would generally barely spit the cases out and drop them into a neat little pile by my right foot, but this is by far the nicest I have, a KelTec RDB, which simply drops them into a collection bag.:D

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    My worst is an H&K 91. It throws the brass over 30 ft. Besides the grooves that it makes in the fired brass it usually bends the rim, something that the fired case hits makes a dent in the body and the force of ejection usually bends something else on the case when it lands. Really, it pretty much trashes the case. No wonder H&K experimented with careless ammo at one time! :)

    A Luger P-08 ejects straight up and it bounces off of any cover thats over the range. Then it comes down on your head and sometimes finds its way down your shirt collar!

    My M1-A's throw it in an area of about a hat or ball cap. So does one of my AR's.

    Most of my other handguns are someplace between the H&K and the AR's. Scattered but not bad.

    I made a buddy that I Prairie Dog hunt with buy a brass catcher for his AR. When we shoot out of my truck or across the hood I didn't like the brass bouncing off of my windshield! The brass catcher fastened onto one of the rails and worked pretty good.

    And just because some of the others were joking, my Ruger #1 and my revolvers are not bad about slinging brass! ;)
     
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  12. gotboostvr

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    This thread started as "what trhrows them the least" but is mostly "what throws them the worst"

    To get back on track, my buddies FNH PS-90 drops them right between your legs while shooting standing. Makes a very tidy little pile. Not sure how useful that is since it's such a notoriously finicky cartridge to reload for.

    Would make a very nifty short-medium range coyote gun.
     
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    I have a CZ527M carbine in 7.62x39mm that will dribble out the brass or rather steel if I work the bolt slowly. I'm not super familiar with Mauser actions, but I imagine all mauser pattern rifles would do the same.
     
  14. Mosin77

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    I have a CZ-527 as well and do find it pretty controllable, as you say. For some reason it doesn’t encourage me to work the action briskly. I have a Yugo rework K98k that loves to fling ‘em about 12-15 feet, with nice big dents in the necks, when the bolt is worked with “authority.”
     
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    And if you have a poor timed one, they are nearly dangerous straight to the rear.
     
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    The “Ranch” throws them further than the regular mini 14.

    The FN F2000 dribbles them out. Some not even getting all the way out until subsequent shots.

     
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    This Caldwell brass catcher works well with the AR-15's with a Picatinny rail on the upper. Midway also sells spare rail mounts so that you can have just one basket to use on multiple rifles.

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1015055227?pid=779085

    Among other AR-15's, I've used one extensively on my long heavy barrel 204 Ruger prairie dog AR-15. It was very handy at recovering spent cases and not littering the farmer's field.
     
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    Hard to bend over anymore so I use a brass catcher on my AR 15's
     
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    A Rossi lever action can throw them with the best of 'em. Easy fix with a reduced strength ejector spring.

    Its unmodified empty cartridge ejection arc has been described as anything from "throwing them into the next zip code" to "putting them into low orbit".
     
  21. GBExpat

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    Well, the OP is closed with:

    :)
     
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    I agree with most of the posters here, my CETME chunks brass into the next time zone and the Ruger ranch isn't far behind it. One that does not chunk brass? Any of my bolt guns, especially those with a fixed ejector. Pull the bolt back slowly and it will roll out the side of the receiver and onto the table.
     
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    Pretty sure the winner is my FAL. 40-50 feet 45 degrees forward and right. Now, it has an adjustable gas block, but I set it up so it just locks the bolt back, +2 clicks. I am going to look into a brass catcher for it. It does have the rail dust cover.
     
  25. osprey176

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    My best would be my single shots,Ruger#1&3 and a NEF,along with a Martini. Worst for me was an H&K 93,that chewed the brass up before sending it toward the next zip code.The Mini 14 is easy to tame,I changed the gas block bushing in mine,and it only sends them about eight to ten feet out,and keeps them in a fairly small pile.
     
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