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 Post subject: Cheap Pellet traps
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:36 am 
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My latest two pellet traps I reinforced. Buy them for less than $20 off Amazon. They come rated for 800FPS from 30 feet. I add a piece of steel to the entire top when I put them together for much more strength. Then I add in my own bars and spinners I collect. The trap with the gray piece at bottom I shoot at 15 feet and the bottom steel which sides in and out, holds in a lot more pellets in the trap than not having it there. Spinners are heavy duty and pellets even at 1000FPS don't even leave a mark. Tested them extensively on my other pellet traps that I did the same thing. I use shrink wrap to hold spinners where I want them and on the ends to hold the bar in place on out side of the hole.

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Splatter Dot stickers I use just scrap off with a (window scraper) razor blade. They stick very well and do not just fall off.

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Traps $19. Added steel free, Spinners (yellow) $7.99 for 3, Spinners (silver) 1.39 each. Stickers 13.99 for 10 sheets all off Amazon. Spinners come from China and take about a month or more to arrive.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Pellet traps
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:49 am 
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If you gotta re enforce a trap, Buy something better. 30$ more and I bought a 22LR rimfire trap.

Personally mines banged up with sub 500 FPS 177 airguns at 25ft.

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I found if you use too heavy of a spinner, that they will act as the trap and bounce pellets back.

This was giving me issues.

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Even the Rem one showed less damage.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Pellet traps
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:53 pm 
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Have two of those exact orange spinner traps. They bend in no time with sub 500 guns and have to turn them around to punch back the other way. Makes get the target sticker off difficult. As for buying better traps, I have six of them so add up the price of six .22lr traps. No Thank You! My renforced traps work just as well and about 55 to 60 dollars cheaper. Plus you still have to add the spinners. :wink: I have one trap that I put in an ice chipper/scrapper blade that I had that the handle broke and it was kicking around the house for years. :lol: As soon as the red dot is hit on target I move to the next. so the most shots is usually under three shots and stickers are changed. CHEERS!


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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Pellet traps
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:44 pm 
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Not really "cheap", but applying the old adage "Buy once, Cry once"...IIRC, these cost me ~$60 each to build from 3/16" plate. Made several years ago now they've seen .22Lr, a few from Walters .45 Sam Yang and some heavy use when I used to make the AIRFT shoots...not even a dent. It's a modified snail trap, set them on a dollar store cookie sheet...the spent lead falls out on the cookie sheet for easy collection.

I've not yet felt any need to re-enforce them. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Pellet traps
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:01 am 
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I get two of these with Majestic free standing fireplaces. They are very heavy duty steel as two of them hold up an 800lb fireplace off the skid & fireplace legs for shipping. One bar of duct seal, screw it on a short 2X4, clip on target and ready for shooting. Best part is they are free. CHEERS!

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