Brass Catchers

Discussion in 'Survival Gear' started by chesterwin, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    I'm hoping the fellers can help me with recommendations to save some research time. Interested in acquiring for handguns rifles and shotguns.
     
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  2. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

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    The ones for rifles work O.K., depending on the rifle, the ammo, and the placement of the brass catcher on the rifle.

    Example - The one I use has a Velcro retention strap that wraps around the hand guard of my AR10, and if placed properly to catch the brass, it causes a jam about every 4th or 5th round. I have had a similar experience with some of the 5.56 rifle/ammo combinations.

    I do not know of any reliable brass catchers that attach to pistols or shotguns.

    I think they are fine for Target practice and shooting drills, but I would NOT use one in an actual live fire situation that required 100% function reliability.
     

  3. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I made one out of pvc and a collapsible laundry bag (from dollar store. It’s adjustable up and down.

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  4. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Jim, I ordered this one and at the time it was on sale and cheaper on the Caldwell website than anyplace else. If you are shooting from a bench and depending how a certain firearm ejects you can just lay it on the bench beside you or on the ground possibly if shooting prone. . Otherwise you can mount it on a camera tripod and position it as need to catch most of the ejected casings. Some other website could be cheaper now so check around.
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    https://www.caldwellshooting.com/range-gear/brass-catchers/brass-trap/122560.html
     
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  5. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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  6. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    I don't need one then. Thanks feller.
     
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  7. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

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    The better way to go is to wear gloves while loading cartridges into magazines, if you get my meaning.;)
     
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  8. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    I'm not sure I understand. I don't know what a sabot is either. Have you heard that term?
     
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  10. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    No chit. LOL
     
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  11. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

    a sabot is a plastic carrier for the bullet.
    for example you place a 22 caliber bullet in a 30 caliber sabot and fire the round.
    the sabot breaks away and the 22 bullet carries on.
    they also make them for using 44 caliber bullets in a 50 caliber muzzle loader, 45 in a 58 etc. and many tanks use them.
    they have advantages and dis advantages.
     
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  12. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    I think I've heard of these used in tanks with depleted uruanium.
     
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  13. Ranger4

    Ranger4 G&G Evangelist

    A sabot as used mostly muzzle loaders and shotgun slugs is nothing more than a thicker shot cup so to speak in a shotgun. I have actually made them out of plastic tubing that fit tightly inside a 12 gauge shot shell and then fit tightly around a cast 45 (.458)caliber bullet. That gives a round similar to the Hornady and Remington factory slug. The 45 caliber bullet I load weighs 340 grains, much lighter than a 1 ounce slug which is 437 grains. It speeds the round up to over 2,000 fps which is much faster than the traditional slug and much better trajectory. I actually just put my plastic pipe sabots inside a regular 12 gauge shot cup, but I split them with a little chop saw so they fall off the bullet when they leave the barrel.
     
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  14. Get Out

    Get Out G&G Evangelist

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    Get a large butterfly net with and telescopic handle and make a 2x4 base.
     
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  15. BarryHalls

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  16. AK Hunter

    AK Hunter G&G Evangelist

    For my AR15 & AR10s I use one of these brass catchers. They are the best, I have never lost a piece of brass yet.
    https://www.tacticalbrassrecovery.com/ar-platform-short-frame-throw-lever-mount-brass-catcher/
    For pistol I use a brass catcher that straps over my fore arm it looks about like this one only straps to my arm.
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    For all other guns like my AKs & others I use a mesh basket like this.
    I just lay it on the side & put my ammo box in it to hold it down to the shooting table.
    https://www.amazon.com/PRO-MART-Del...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=M4E7JC8HB37P0QXYEY33

    For shotgun I don't reload them but if I did I would just bend over & pick them up, or use a magnet. Most of the bottoms of the cases are steel not brass.
     
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  17. Jack Ryan

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    Every piece of brass will be laying right at your feet. When I shoot this from a rest they are all laying right on top of the table. Shell catcher.jpg
     
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  18. Jack Ryan

    Jack Ryan G&G Evangelist

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    Semi auto shotguns shooting singles for trap...

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    Piano wire
     
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