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Post by Jon Math on 6/12/2017, 6:27 am

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Is a brass catcher a required piece of equipment at a match?
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Re: Brass Catcher

Post by weber1b on 6/13/2017, 8:30 am

I have an open collar that does a good job at catching them. Nothing like “feeling the burn” to distract you in a timed fire string.
I shot a match Saturday next to a guy without a net. I caught three in the pocket, two down my open collar shirt and one behind my glasses. I did not bring my deflector to the match, but I suspect a number of those would have gone over the top of that and therefore having it would not have mattered.

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Post by rich.tullo on 6/13/2017, 8:34 am

It's worth it.
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Post by MarkOue on 6/13/2017, 8:40 am

Are there any off the shelf​ brass deflectors available?

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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on 6/13/2017, 8:42 am

To me the trick was to work out the exact positioning during training/practice so at match time it was a non-issue.
As far as cost, it all boils down to what you're concerned with, what level you want to play at, and why you're on the line.
I know quite a few shooters that use match day as a relief for their spouses and excuse to meet the "guys", so the dollars may be a bigger issue to them than the brass.
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Re: Brass Catcher

Post by Jon Math on 6/13/2017, 8:48 am

I’m just flinging .22 LR cases, I shoot revolvers for center fire,  it’s really the safety of my neighbors that concerns me the most.
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Re: Brass Catcher

Post by james r chapman on 6/13/2017, 9:45 am

For .22, I just close up the net extensions, turn it around as use it as a brass deflector.
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Post by zanemoseley on 6/13/2017, 10:39 am

james r chapman wrote:For .22, I just close up the net extensions, turn it around as use it as a brass deflector.
I do the same. I don't want to get hit with brass so I try to do the same for others.

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Post by Tim:H11 on 6/13/2017, 11:52 am

I let both 22 and 45 go in. It's easy enough for me to dump it all in a bucket when I'm done. Real easy to shake out the 22 over the bucket as I fish out my 45.
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Post by Magload on 6/13/2017, 11:56 am

I also catch the 22s as I have a cartridge sorter and the 22s end up in the bucket.  I keep brass I don't use to sell for scrap.  Don
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Re: Brass Catcher

Post by Jon Math on 6/19/2017, 8:41 am

I’m glad I went with the slow boat delivery method.  My catcher did not arrive in time for the match, but if it had I’d have been the only one with one deployed.  Only one man had a defector screen up, in fact; that kind of surprised me.

One woman shot right handed but set her box up like a lefty would.  The position along side of her was slowly filling her box with shell casings.  I’m not sure why she sets up like that, and I assume the more energetic .45 casings flying at her must be a distraction while she shoots.  She seemed to be scoring pretty well, so I guess she knows what works for her.
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