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Post by jimorjames on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 17:07

Can someone tell me how to make a simple brass catcher for range practice.

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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 17:14

glue a piece of 2x4 to  a small piece of plywood for a base
buy a butterfly net then drill a hole in the 2x4 to match the handle
cut the handle off at the appropriate length & shoot
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Post by jimorjames on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 17:40

Tkanks Steve Will give it a try.

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Post by messenger on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 19:14

A few guys I shoot with have $12 dip nets bought from Walmart and clamp them to their metal ammo boxes. They appear to be stable and work pretty good.

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Post by Magload on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 22:59

A couple of shooters at our range have them made out of PVC pipe.  Just remember if you are going to use it someday in a match it has to be a certain mesh size.  Don
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Post by bdas on Fri 27 Oct 2017, 13:21

I bought a collapsible fishing net with 1/4" netting and a telescoping handle from Amazon for $18 (this Frabill net, now $24), cut off the handle, and mount it in hole drilled in a piece of 2x4 (double-height where the hole is).  The net itself is lightweight, it folds up when carrying it to and from the range, and the telescoping handle allows it to quickly and easily adjust vertically for different guns, shooters, or bench heights.  It won't win any brass catcher beauty contests, but it's functional and effective.

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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on Fri 27 Oct 2017, 14:24

It doesn't have to be pretty, just prevent feeding the brass rats (unless it's small primer 45 brass).
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Post by cdrt on Fri 27 Oct 2017, 15:36

Magload wrote:A couple of shooters at our range have them made out of PVC pipe.  Just remember if you are going to use it someday in a match it has to be a certain mesh size.  Don
Mesh size only pertains to deflecting screens.  Brass catchers are not mentioned in the rules.  See 3.9.1.
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Post by Jon Eulette on Fri 27 Oct 2017, 16:06

So I guess I should make a 4' x 4' brass catcher with 10 micron mesh for Perry next year Wink
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Post by Multiracer on Fri 27 Oct 2017, 16:27

Jon Eulette wrote:So I guess I should make a 4' x 4' brass catcher with 10 micron mesh for Perry next year Wink
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Precisely what I was thinking, maybe I could shoot downwind of you ?  What a Face What a Face

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