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Post by Tim:H11 Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:35 am

Someone here on the forum had an idea for mourning their brass catcher to the side of their ammo can. I like the idea and want to try it. I can’t locate the thread where it was pictured and I’m trying to come up with a simple yet secure way of mounting the brass catcher to the side of the ammo can. If this is yours please post about it. If you know about it please share any info. Thanks.
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Post by oxbowbob Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:14 am

Mine is actually in the box.  I have a crude prototype I have been meaning to refine someday.  I borrowed ideas from here and there and made it out of pvc.  I'd like to redo it with metal rods that would come apart and maybe fit the whole thing in the ammo box.

I started with a piece of oak screwed to the bottom of the box, a cast pipe table leg fitting to that and transitioned to pvc.  This added weight to the bottom of the box.  It has yet to even attempt to tip or blow over.  The post is two different sizes of pvc, drilled and pinned for height adjustment. The frame that holds the bottom & top net together fits right in the box.  The bottom net is a diving bag I found on amazon.  It's long enough to sit in the bottom of the box, so there is need to ever empty it until you get home.  Then you just lift it out and dump it.  The top net is just crudely fashioned around the frame and dumps into the bottom net.  I also made a short post that works great if you are benching you gun.

With all that said remember I said crude and don't laugh Smile.  It works great, holds most of the setup in the box and still fits enough ammo for a 2700+.

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Post by Tim:H11 Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:24 am

Interesting. Not what I was looking for but I’m glad you shared because it has given me some ideas so thank you very much. 

The one I’m referring to has the rod of the CMM brass catcher mounted to the outside of the Ammo can and the Ammo for the match was carried in the can. This made the transport of both Ammo and net easy and set up for the net was simple. An outcome your idea obviously accomplished as well. I have a CMM catcher and want to mount it to the outside of my can but I’m looking for the cleanest easiest way to do it and not reduce space on the inside of the can with too many bolts or fittings, etc.
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Post by weber1b Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:50 am

I don't have a picture but shot next to it in a match. He just welded, glued affixed two brackets on the side of a metal ammo can that the CMM rod went into. The weight holding the can was of all things.....ammo. The nice thing is it allowed for virtually any placement regardless of table depth and no clamping needed. I may do one myself when I get a spare minute.

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Post by oxbowbob Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:37 am

Ya know now that I think about it, I walked by that exact thing last week on the line.  I didn't pay very close attention to it because it wasn't something I wanted to use.

The best way I can describe what this guy did is if you can picture a car axle with the leaf springs.  If you turned the axle vertical that's how he mounted a short length of pvc pipe to the side of the box.  On the bottom of the pipe was what looked like a rubber table leg foot that rested on the table.  He used heavy gauge wire wrapped around the pipe and spread out like leaf springs and anchored to the box with four through bolts in the box.  I think you could do the same thing with some kind flat stock or sheet metal.  He had a spacer between the box and pipe.  It really didn't look all that difficult. Sorry, I didn't notice how he attached the CMM post to the pvc.

Here's a couple quick sketches to confuse what I said and prove I can't draw:)

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Post by Tim:H11 Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:05 am

Thanks guys. I have some ideas. I’ll be stopping at the hardware store tomorrow on the way home from work.
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Post by DNP Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:09 am

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Post by chopper Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:55 am

DNP wrote:Brass Catcher On Ammo Can  Img_0711
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Brass Catcher On Ammo Can  Img_0712      When filled with ammo, even Perry wind won't tip over!  Not my idea, got from the MA team captain Don Holmes.
  Now that is what I'm going to make, easy-peasy.

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Post by weber1b Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:48 pm

This is cleaner than the one I saw, I like it a lot.

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Post by sbtzc Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:32 pm

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Post by Al Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:04 pm

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Actually made 2 versions. 1 out of an old music stand & window mount for a spotting scope. And 1 out of one of the legs from a camera tripod.
The music stand one gets left at the range and the tripod leg goes to matches.
I've shortened the tripod one so it fits inside the bottom of the 4 gun gun ho box with the net (minnow dip net from wal mart) attached. Bracket is pop riveted into the 50 cal ammo box.

Never have to worry about either one tipping in the wind.

I'll see about pics tonite if anyone wants to see.
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Post by lablover Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:50 pm

Tim:H11 wrote:Thanks guys. I have some ideas. I’ll be stopping at the hardware store tomorrow on the way home from work.
Looking forward to seeing this
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Post by chopper Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:19 pm

I made mine this afternoon, took about 10mins. I got a 5/16" x 1" 18tpi bolt, nut, and a couple flat washers. Drilled hole in the same area as the picture, screwed the nut on with red locktight. I got $.38 in parts in it, now I can get rid of the canvas bag I used to put the ammo, net and plate in. I saw a bracket to carry the net on the back side of the pistol box, think I'll make one out of some wood scraps.
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Post by Tim:H11 Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:08 pm

I really liked the idea where the brass catcher was mounted straight to the lid. Very clean looking. But for myself I really wanted it mounted to the side so I can get into the can and not interrupt the brass catchers position, and as an added bonus I can opt to use the ammo can as a catch bucket for the brass coming down out the bottom of the net. 

My original thought after seeing some of the above images and ideas was to use two, two-hole pipe straps with a thin wooden spacer between the ammo can and pipe straps to help keep the brass catchers poll away from the box a little bit so it doesn’t interfere with the lid of the can. I couldn’t find pipe straps that fit snugly though! But I did find a little doo-dad I’ve never seen nor heard of before. A rebar ground .... clamp? Thingy? .... something. 

I almost bought two of these so there would be upper support so the poll wasn’t so flexible. But I only bought one to test the idea. I liked how it worked. And it was too flexible so for now I shoved a thick piece of foam between the ammo can and poll. That stopped the flex and waviness the poll had so I’m good for now. I may leave it as is or I may add a second clamp. Not sure yet. 

I really like having the brass catcher mounted straight to the can. I can carry two items to the line in one hand (catcher and ammo), my pistol box in the other hand, and I’m going to keep my EIC guns in gun rug cases in a tote bag I can shoulder if need be or leave in the truck until I need them. Compact. Easy. I like it. 

Thank you very much for all your input guys! 

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Post by lablover Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:19 pm

Yea, that’s slick.  Can I ask what net that is?  Looks like I have something to make this weekend
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Post by Tim:H11 Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:37 pm

lablover wrote:Yea, that’s slick.  Can I ask what net that is?  Looks like I have something to make this weekend

That’s the CMM Shooting Sports “Ultimate Brass Catcher” (16” stem Model) that I unscrewed the base plate and attached to the ammo can.
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Post by lablover Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:23 pm

Thank you sir
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