This is a discussion on Brass Catchers within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; Do they actually work? My 9mm spits brass about 3-4 lanes on average (I'm that guy...but I usually try for the far right lane)...so it ...
Do they actually work? My 9mm spits brass about 3-4 lanes on average (I'm that guy...but I usually try for the far right lane)...so it doesn't seem like these little contraptions actually work
Some people don't deserve saving.
....the water is almost at a boil
I don't reload, so I use one of the ranges light plywood deflectors and angle it so my brass bounces out into my lane.
"Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington
I built one using PVC pipes and netting. Depending on the handgun, it catches somewhere between 50% and 90% of the shells.
Georg BüchnerWo die Notwehr aufhört, fängt der Mord an
(Murder begins where self-defense ends)
Shoot in the right most lane. Brass will hit the wall and be concentrated in a little area.
Ask Friesepferd about how far my 10mm brass likes to fly. Oh, Fries, I got a new little toy to bring on Thursday....10mm related....
07/02 FFL/SOT since 2006
Probably the only home based FFL that doesn't do transfers.
If I had a brass catcher, I'd look awful funny scooping up everyone else's brass at the range. Not having one gives me a perfect excuse to mix all of their's in with mine when I pick them up.
I can't find the link but there was a brass catcher that telescoped and folded into a box that caught brass.
If this was a brass catcher to store at a range. Take a couple of PVC pipes angle them like a V with the bottom in a 5 gallon bucket. Put a sheet across the V to catch the brass and direct it into the bucket.
HELGA: Where are you going?
HAGAR: To sign a peace treaty with the King of England.
HELGA: Then why take all those weapons?
HAGAR: First we gotta negotiate...