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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:37 am 
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I built a silent pellet trap almost identical to this:
http://www.archerairguns.com/airgun-pellet-trap-s/6.htm

It cost me scrap lumber (1 x 6" pine board), plus $15.00 for electricians putty[*] (Home Depot), and $1.50 for the slide in target holder (Staples). I have used this trap now for 15 months, fired about 12 000 shots at it. Not a single ricochet, no lead dust, no impact noise. This trap will last me to the end of my days.

It does need to be maintained: every 2,500 shots I clean the pellets out - most just fall by themselves as stacked lead lumps into the bottom of the trap - replace a little bit of the putty and it is good to go. This involves no more than a few minutes of effort.

[*] electricians putty is firmer and cleaner to handle than plumbers putty.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:43 pm 
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Pretty sure these are meant for pistol use.
This SMK one looks ok but some use thiner metal & doesn't last long with rifle use.
Some dealers sell the cheap pistol targets as rifle targets for more profit.
The back plate is angled & the pellets drop down fine.
I use a bullit box for rimfire use, same sort of angle on the back plate but much thicker steel & just a paper target holder.
If you watch I'm sure someone could knock up something similar in a basic tool workshed.
Bit noisy but there's allready been some good sugestions to quieten things down.
Hope this gives you guy some ideas.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRxZyI7j ... ture=email


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:46 pm 
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take a look at my invention , hopefully youll get some ideas .


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:14 pm 
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I use an old cast iron frypan lined w plumbers putty, hang on a nail and ur good to go, cheap & easy!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:50 pm 
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OzzieM wrote:
I built a silent pellet trap almost identical to this:
http://www.archerairguns.com/airgun-pellet-trap-s/6.htm

It cost me scrap lumber (1 x 6" pine board), plus $15.00 for electricians putty[*] (Home Depot), and $1.50 for the slide in target holder (Staples). I have used this trap now for 15 months, fired about 12 000 shots at it. Not a single ricochet, no lead dust, no impact noise. This trap will last me to the end of my days.

It does need to be maintained: every 2,500 shots I clean the pellets out - most just fall by themselves as stacked lead lumps into the bottom of the trap - replace a little bit of the putty and it is good to go. This involves no more than a few minutes of effort.

[*] electricians putty is firmer and cleaner to handle than plumbers putty.

OzzieM

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