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Old 08-29-2013, 11:34 PM   #1
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Default Noob brass catcher question

I hope this is the right location for this question.

I'm thinking of getting a brass catcher for my AR and have a couple of questions for the more experienced:

1. If you have used one, how do you feel about it? In other words, did the balance of the AR change as the brass was caught? If yes, did it affect your shooting?

2. If you have used one, do you still or would you again?

3. Which one would you recommend, if any and why?

Hey, I know they're cheap and I'm probably over thinking the problem, but I'm an engineer by profession. It's what I do!



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Old 08-30-2013, 12:26 AM   #2
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If you are shoting at Red's, you will want to collect your brass before they claim it. I have a cheap UTG brass catcher that works with a variety of self loaders. The brass does not weigh enough to upset the balance. Just empty it every mag and you will be fine.



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I found the one that attaches to the rifle is difficult to keep in place. If you are looking for something to use on the bench, I'd recommend a free standing one.

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How come I read: "B oob brass catcher question"......weird.

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How come I read: "B oob brass catcher question"......weird.
Wishful thinking? :-)
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Thanks for the opinions so far. I don't live in Austin but when I visit my dad, we go to Red's. They are startlingly efficient at "cleaning" casings. I tend to shoot freehand rather than from a bench so a "strap on" is more in line with my needs. Somehow I think I'll regret that last sentence.....

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so a "strap on" is more in line with my needs....
Wow, might wana get that checked out man. Regret away, but it's out there now.
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i like the utg catcher as robocop says it works on a large variety including my ruger 44 carbine and scar17. i wouldnt use a catcher on anything but a range where stoppages arent critical

i do find it occasionally causes stove pipes due to the catcher getting in the way on occasion.

i used to shoot at reds in the 80's and 90's. i liked it as it was the only indoor i could use my winchester 70 classic in 458 winmag in a controlled wind free setting for sight ins.

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a "strap on" is more in line with my needs.
ROFLoL!!!!!!!! Try the little blue pill before you try a strap on buddy! I hear it works great!
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I use the Caldwell brand brass catcher's on my 223,458SC AR-15's,and 260 Rem AR-10 all the time. Whether I'm target shooting or hunting,they are on the rifles.



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