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Old December 5, 2011, 05:27 PM   #1
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Bullet Trap = Big Savings

Just cleaned-out my home-made bullet trap again for the umpteenth time, I only use it for .38spl and .45acp's with my own cast bullets, usually 92/4/4 mixed w/wheel weights. This time I recovered and recast into ingots about 30 lbs. of good alloy to be re-cast into bullets again.
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Old December 5, 2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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That just looks like it would be fun to do

Maybe one day
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Old December 5, 2011, 05:53 PM   #3
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A little detail of your trap construction would be nice. I think it might be a good idea since WW are rapidly becoming extinct. Goatwhiskers
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Old December 5, 2011, 09:39 PM   #4
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That is nice, I wonder if I could make a small portable one that I could take to our out door range camping? Will be something to think about.
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Old December 6, 2011, 09:41 AM   #5
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Here's a rough sketch, I could have probably gotten by with thinner steel than the 1/2 plate, but it was available free. However it is HEAVY, guestimate around 240 pounds!
I cut full sheets of available plywood into squares and replace as necessary to staple targets to.
After a while, I just clean all the lead and plywood pieces out into a 5 gallon bucket, and rinse with the hose until most/all the wood particles float out.
A few pieces of lead find their way out after the board is shot-up and needs replaced, most less than 18" and all their energy is expended anyway, only once did I actually have one come back close to me at 10 yards, and it was barely able to make the trip.
Of course I do only shoot into it with 38 spl and 45 acp, No 357 or above, they MIGHT find their way back out with a little more velocity, and I don't wanna know!
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