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Old 07-30-2013, 11:27 PM   #11
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Called a Snail bullet trap. http://www.snailtraps.com/doc/brochures/specialtytraps.pdf
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:36 PM   #12
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Sand is your friend as a bullet trap, make two separate traps. One for only lead bullets the other for only jacketed. It's a nice touch to have when you recycle lead for casting.....
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Thanks, C3. Very interesting concept.

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Sand is your friend as a bullet trap, make two separate traps. One for only lead bullets the other for only jacketed. It's a nice touch to have when you recycle lead for casting.....
I wonder if I didn't have an absorbent material, such as sand, and my projectiles would be a problem being deflected downwards? For example if my base were plywood, would it be an issue?

In other words, I wonder how much velocity is lost on the initial deflection?

I hope I'm being clear in what I'm trying to say. Doesn't seem very clear to me.
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Without the sand, you wouldn't be able to go target shooting whenever anyone told you to "go pound sand".
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:36 PM   #15
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The bullets will still have plenty of energy left to bounce off the plywood. You need the sand.
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The bullets will still have plenty of energy left to bounce off the plywood. You need the sand.
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This is what I built. Those are hard silicone disc and it doesn't take much to stop just about any round . All together there is about ten inches of silicone and a 2 inch hard maple on back
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This is what I built. Those are hard silicone disc and it doesn't take much to stop just about any round . All together there is about ten inches of silicone and a 2 inch hard maple on back
Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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Your welcome . It's kind of down and dirty and thrown together really quick but it works really good
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Just put a water trap at the bottom of your deflection plate. A small water tank narrow with 2 feet of water will work. Make a "Fry" basket out of screen wire and you will have clean salvage. It works.
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