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Old November 20, 2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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I need a bullet bucket!

Would a 5 gallon bucket of sand with a cloth "splash" cover over top contain typical handgun rounds?

I need something like this for in my shed so I don't have to go to the range or out in the "back 40" to pop a round while I'm building reloads.

Any other inexpensive ideas?
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Old November 20, 2007, 08:57 PM   #2
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I've used buckets of water. Not so safe that way, catches most HP rounds, but .22's bounced right off the bottom and flew back out, even after 16" of water both ways. Sand would be enough to do it though.
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Old November 21, 2007, 11:43 AM   #3
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A freind of mine uses a stack of old telphone books about 30 inches deep I think.
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Old November 21, 2007, 11:56 AM   #4
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If you can find a 25/30 gallon grease drum, 1/2 full of water/or sand. You could cut a hole in the lid and shoot into it.
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Old November 21, 2007, 07:38 PM   #5
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I've heard of using telephone books soaked in water.
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Old November 21, 2007, 09:36 PM   #6
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You bet sand will work. I have a similar bucket I use to test the silencers. I use an old rug cut up to keep sand contained.

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Old November 22, 2007, 09:20 AM   #7
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Thanks Legion! Great idea with the rug. That's what I'm looking for.
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