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Bob2223
10-20-2011, 20:55
My friend Jake and I built this trap so I would quit planting lead in the hill side behind the house.
3/4 inch steel for the sides, 1/2 inch top and bottom, the pipe is a heavy industrial gas cylinder shortened a little.
Works great !

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/BobMKIII/100_3470.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/BobMKIII/100_3465.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/BobMKIII/100_3469.jpg

200 gn 45's SWC and HP's

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/BobMKIII/100_3468.jpg

Bob

Colorado4Wheel
10-20-2011, 20:59
Very nice.

Aux Bear
10-20-2011, 21:15
Looks Great. Design appears to work fine. Any idea on how much it weighs?

Bob2223
10-20-2011, 21:26
Looks Great. Design appears to work fine. Any idea on how much it weighs?

Don't really know the weight, around 500 lbs I would guess ?


Bob

PCJim
10-20-2011, 22:02
Don't really know the weight, around 500 lbs I would guess ?


Bob

Empty, or full of lead projectiles?

Great looking setup. I've seen some designs that have the projectile spinning inside the catch chamber to slow them down before dropping. I suppose yours does something similar?

Bob2223
10-20-2011, 22:16
Jim, that how this one works the side plates are angled to the right side of the cylinder, you can kinda see it in the first picture.
Theres only a 1/2 inch gap or opening between the side plates where they inter the cylinder at an angle.
The bullets spin around inside the cylinder and drop in the bucket.


Bob

EL_NinO619
10-20-2011, 22:54
Agh LnL users are so smart..

norton
10-21-2011, 04:51
Very nice. Must be great to have a range behind your home.

shotgunred
10-21-2011, 09:42
Just tell yourself for the next few years I have to go shoot so that I can break even with my lead catcher.

fredj338
10-21-2011, 09:45
Very nice job Bob! Now you can recycle those air gun pellets for 45acp bullets.

wolf19r
10-21-2011, 09:51
Very cool and nice build.

GioaJack
10-21-2011, 10:09
I suppose you have to stand within three feet of it just to make sure your shots actually make it into the trap. :whistling:


Jack

Bob2223
10-21-2011, 10:17
Very nice. Must be great to have a range behind your home.
Oh it is I've never been to a range that charges $

Just tell yourself for the next few years I have to go shoot so that I can break even with my lead catcher.

Mostly scrap metal, used Jake's plasma cutter and welder so I don't have a dime in it.

Very nive job Bob! Now you can recycle those air gun pellets for 45acp bullets.
Thanks Fred you have to visit again and try it out

I suppose you have to stand within three feet of it just to make sure your shots actually make it into the trap. :whistling:


Jack

We don't all shoot like you,,, SIR! :upeyes:

Bob :supergrin:

Wash-ar15
10-21-2011, 11:25
look really nice. you need to design a way to hold a target though

dkf
10-21-2011, 12:20
A pellet trap on steroids. I like. Now you'll have extra lead for casting.

fredj338
10-21-2011, 14:01
look really nice. You need to design a way to hold a target though

tape?????

RustyFN
10-21-2011, 20:09
Very nice Bob.

vafish
10-22-2011, 16:02
Very nice job Bob! Now you can recycle those air gun pellets for 45acp bullets.

I recycle air gun pellets into .45 ACP bullets. They work just fine.

fredj338
10-22-2011, 17:41
I recycle air gun pellets into .45 ACP bullets. They work just fine.

Knowing Bob, that is exactly wha he'll do.:supergrin:

Zombie Steve
10-22-2011, 23:30
I suppose you have to stand within three feet of it just to make sure your shots actually make it into the trap. :whistling:


Jack

I was gonna ask how many dozens of bullets he's caught. :dunno:



:mallninja:

Bob2223
10-23-2011, 22:50
look really nice. you need to design a way to hold a target though

tape?????

Gonna use a piece of angle iron with nails, this is a temporary of about the same ideal.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/BobMKIII/100_3472.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/BobMKIII/100_3473.jpg


I was gonna ask how many dozens of bullets he's caught. :dunno:

:mallninja:



Over a gallon so far, had the trap exactly one week .


Bob

alphacat
10-24-2011, 03:16
Great idea.
You should patent that design before some one else does and makes a fortune selling them.

meleors
10-24-2011, 04:54
Great idea.
You should patent that design before some one else does and makes a fortune selling them.

Yea, but at 500lbs. shipping would be a bear!

vafish
10-25-2011, 20:07
Great idea.
You should patent that design before some one else does and makes a fortune selling them.

You mean like this:

http://www.snailtraps.com/

Bob2223
10-26-2011, 07:40
You mean like this:

http://www.snailtraps.com/

Wow the 24 inch model is $16,000 !
I'll let my 24 inch model go for 1/2 of that. :whistling:

Bob

pesticidal
10-26-2011, 08:00
Nice. I'd have to build one a lot larger, though....