Discussion in 'Air Guns' started by Septicdeath, May 3, 2020.
Show where you shoot.
OK, How far away are those RVs?
Asking for for a friend.
Couples hundred yards. The backstop is made with 1/2 inch plywood. Stuffed with compacted straw a layer of roofing steel. Then behind are straw bails is another sheet of 3/4 treated concrete form plywood. There is also a huge maple tree 30 yards behind the backstop.
Nothing grand, just a junction box filled with duct seal. (I have 3, 1 smaller more portable one and another setup in another area). This particular one gives me a max range around 55-58 feet so between 18 and 20 yards.
Just to point out the safety aspect I am shooting into a trap that will stop a .22lr, that is setup in front of 3/4 inch thick piece of wood that is sitting in a basement against a concrete wall......that is underground. So what I am saying is I could pretty much safely let off many rounds of 20mm AP.....well safely up to the point my wife murdered me. Considering my MOST powerful Airguns are probably 700-800fps .22 spring guns or 900-1000 fps .177 spring guns with the VAST majority of my shooting in the 400-700 FPS range these duct seal setups will handle ANYTHING I have with a chuckle.
Whats nice about my setup is the trap is in one of my unfinished areas where my shooting positions are in the nice comfy finished area, so I have a pretty posh shooting setup with music or background video etc.
Yes my traps need to be cleaned. My oldest is around 19 years old and has been cleaned out every year or two this one is newer and hasn't had a cleaning in a while. If anybody is wondering Duct Seal (AKA Monkey [email protected]% seriously) lasts for darn ever. My original trap still has the original duct seal. Some may have been added over the years to fill/smooth holes but the vast majority of it is same stuff I stuck into it a couple decades ago.
I have two Duct seal traps like that. One sits in my basement,the other is in the garage for use in the yard. Basement one is in an unfinished area also. I was watching tv tonight and shooting during commercials. Behind my yard shooting area there is a 12 acre empty field. I just have to look for dog walkers and such in there.
Duct Seal is amazing stuff. Doesn't dry out or smell and is very dense. No ricochets, no shoot throughs as long as you have a 2-3 inches of depth, even with magnum springers. The only problem with the stuff is that it's heavy and gets heavier the more you shoot it. It will also flow very slowly in very hot conditions. If you have one set up where it's going to get very hot, it might be best to set it on its back if you're not going to use it for long periods.
How do you melt the stuff to recover the lead to sell or to process into bullets?
I have been using duct seal for years. Use it outoors and inside garage as well. Inside I have the "Trap" set up inside of a large bucket to prevent any ricochets. Outside, I also have Walmart bags filled with old clothes. Stops every thing. Can hang them or place them anywhere.
I really like these targets. You can adjust the size of the bulls eye.
It's some kind of non-evaporating/non-drying oil mixed with a fine clay (or something similar). I think you could just pick big chunks of lead and ductseal conglomerate out of the target and put it over heat to melt as is. Probably will smoke and stink during the process, and I'll bet there will be a lot of slag but I don't see why it wouldn't work.
Pellet trap bag
The bags are light. You can just throw on in your truck and use as a make shift rest. This is my Diana 460 Magnum;
How do you like this guys collection of Vintage Walthers?
Here is another. Notice the FPS. Perfect. You know that is a smooth shooter. Do folks get into air guns? I think that stock answers the question.
Set up primarily for my Walther and Crossman 17 caliber pistols. Back drop is free hanging triple layer canvas, target holder is open framed, domed and wad cutters pellets don’t penetrate the canvas and drop down Undamaged.
Lately has served well for 38 and 9mm primer only propelled wax bullets.
With the ranges closed it sees daily use. Distance is 30 feet
15 yd with a homemade pellet trap. I put an old towel in the gottom to keep the pellets from bouncing out.
Hey! I like that idea with the Ladder!
I have a simple target stand that attaches to the chain link fence with a couple hooks I got from an old wiring closet. I took the pictures a few moments ago. Yes that white stuff is snow left over from yesterdays snow fall.
Out in my yard in one direction I can out to about 75 yds safely without a back stop (long open distance past that), but I mostly shoot in my indoors barn range. I made some wooden box targets filled with rubber mulch, and converted an old computer desk with a keyboard (drop style) cut out into a shooting table. I can max out to 35' if I have to, but usually shoot at 30-31' for the most part.
I wish my barn was that clean, and had that much space.
Not the best pic. It shares the same space as my laser cartridge range:
Is the whole room hardened?
How is it the safe door opens inward?
Oh my, me too! I guess I should have mentioned it was a new barn when that pic was taken some years ago. I was still finishing the inner walls then with all the OSB board behind the targets. It's pretty crowded now but I still keep the shooting lane open.
My 10 metre air pistol range:
Bought this used Crosman years ago at a gun show, uses a low voltage solenoid to turn the targets. Bottom of tray pulls out to clean spent pellets.
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