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Advice homemade backstop garden plinking

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by igual88, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. igual88

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    Heyas peeps I already have a pellet trap with breeze blocks behind it but tbh it looks very heath Robinson
    Any ideas on making a better version for garden target plinking.
     
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    Breeze Blocks break up after a while

    Bags of Builders Sand is Best - when Bags break - Rebag

    Also quite on impact and No rebounds

    BOB/R
     
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    Couple of Argos books wrapped in gaffer tape:)
     
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    Or/and a few layers of old carpet or cheap carpet tiles.
     
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    Carpet / Paper / carboard - All brakes down in time - Also attract's nesting animals

    BOB/R
     
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    Which then creates more targets, sort of homegrown.:D
     
  7. Gunfun

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    Just mentioned this on another thread.
    Moderated Target Holder - I got a old plastic lawn roller 30" long & 20" diameter, I cut one end off & lined the inside of the roller with accoustic pyrimid foam, I filled the back end of the roller with rags & old cushions. I made a frame to hold the paper targets & installed this half way down the roller & then made a collar out of accoustic foam to go over the open end with a hole in it just large enough to see the target. Basically its like a large silencer with the paper target half way down the bore, its not silent but very very quiet regarding pellet impact. Advantages are -
    1) I can target shoot at any time without disturbing neighbours (although I don't shoot when they are in their garden).
    2) Prevents ricochots.
    3) Collects all fired pellets.
     
  8. Dag

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    I use a conventional 7"x7" pellet trap on a timber backing and a layer of duct seal which gives everything stated above but with the additional advantages of:
    better light on target,
    any target can be stuck to the surface which as stated is duct seal and not the messier Plumbers Mate,
    silent so can be used without bothering neighbours,
    easy to remove accumulated pellets without any mess
    View attachment 98997
    OK, not as cheap as some of the suggestions made in this forum but when you consider safety issues and how much we spend on rifles and other gadgets...........
    Dag
     
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    Hi Dag,
    I have one like that, not sure about the duct seal, I used Butyl tape (fleabay) maybe the same stuff. Yes its unbelievably quiet, I use mine in the kitchen/hall shooting range and that butyl just stops the pellet dead in about 4mm depth (got about 7mm depth of tape) & next to no noise ! The tape I used was quite expensive so to reuse it I wait till I have a large clump of pellets then warm the tape up (hairdryer) & just pull out the full clump with pliers.
     
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    Thanks Dag, just web searched "duct seal pellets" and found the american forums rate this very highly. Found some for under £14 for 1 lbs of it, nice one !
     
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    free catalogue from Argos does the trick :) you can take any when ever you like, they are FREE and if left in the plastic packet they don't let bits of paper drop all over when pellets beat it to shreds :D
     
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    Wood from a pallet, a sheet of mild steel and soft putty works for me
     
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    I'll come back later but thought I had paid about £7 for a kilo!
    dag
     
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    Hi Dag,

    Some of us might not be familiar with the product you are calling Duct Seal? It looks a great idea to me, but could you be more specific about the product you have used? If you have a squint at this link, you will see that "Duct Seal" comes in many guises:)

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=du...AXkzIGgDA&sqi=2&ved=0CDIQsAQ&biw=1677&bih=952
     
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    Hi Ichabod,
    The duct seal is a type of mastic, some types dry out, the one we want does not. On the US sites they recommend Gardner Bender Duct Seal, but over here its £14/lbs, in the US $2.80/£1.70 ! & they use about 6 lbs/pellet trap, so hopefully there is a cheap supply over here. Do a search for "silent pellet trap"
     
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    Glad to, see pic, bought from Amazing and in January included p and p
    Dag
    View attachment 99082
     
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    Thanks Dag, twice as much for half the price.
     
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    I filled and old draw with 4 layers of unwanted plasterboard using pva to glue the sheets together and into the draw. It's bound to wear out at some point but the impact of pellets is near enough silent. I was putting plumbers mait over it but soon figured out it'd end up costing me £16 in plumbers mait to cover the entire surface so I didn't bother.
     

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