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Old 07-14-2011, 12:22 AM   #1
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I've recently purchased an AR-15 and I was checking out brass catchers. Has anyone seen the tactical brass catcher at catchyourbrass.com? It looks like a great product. Anyone have any experience using it?

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Old 07-14-2011, 01:08 AM   #2
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if your using it for anything besides static bench shooting i wouldnt use it. its gonna require lots of effort to clear a stoppage. brass catchers/deflectors cause stoppages thats just how they are.

i use a mesh brass catcher with a zipper on the bottom for range use.

i use this it works on more than just AR15s. it works pretty damn good for a catcher

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if your using it for anything besides static bench shooting i wouldnt use it. its gonna require lots of effort to clear a stoppage. brass catchers/deflectors cause stoppages thats just how they are.

i use a mesh brass catcher with a zipper on the bottom for range use.

i use this it works on more than just AR15s. it works pretty damn good for a catcher

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I use the same type. It works well as long as you are not moving a lot.
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thats true of any brasscatcher tho.

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I have the one pictured above, and I think I used it twice. No matter how tight you get it, that Nylon strap wastes no time slipping out of alignment once the bag has a dozen shells weighing it down. I vote don't buy, instead of picking up a bunch of brass at the end of the day you'll be emptying the bag and fixing the strap every 5-60 seconds.
As for the one you're looking at; $150 for a brass catcher ?!?! Give an unemployed guy $10 to police your brass.

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I use it with the zipper open on the shooting bench. Its not good for movement or actually collecting brass. There used to be a hard plastic design a couple decades ago that snapped under the carrying handle that worked really well. I remember paying like 15 or 20 for it but it was noisy if you had even one case loose in it. Used it for years before it cracked.

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I have the same one with the zipper. I've used it a couple times and once you figure out where it needs to be positioned and bend the opening a little, it works great.

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Thank you all for your responses about the brass catcher. The one you've all suggested looks really flimsy. As the response from The Daggle points out.

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I have the one pictured above, and I think I used it twice. No matter how tight you get it, that Nylon strap wastes no time slipping out of alignment once the bag has a dozen shells weighing it down. I vote don't buy, instead of picking up a bunch of brass at the end of the day you'll be emptying the bag and fixing the strap every 5-60 seconds.
As for the one you're looking at; $150 for a brass catcher ?!?! Give an unemployed guy $10 to police your brass.
Also, The Daggle, it sounds good to give an unemployed guy a few bucks to police my brass except I'm not going to go looking for a guy every time I want to go shooting.

I think I'm going to pick up the tactical brass catcher at catchyourbrass.com and I'll let you know how it works. Thanks again for your input.
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Heck for $10 bucks ill catch your brass (and hopefully find some 30-06 brass too, to keep my Arisaka fed..)

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