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My home made silent pellet trap

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pete2013, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. Pete2013

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    I thought I would have a go at making a new silent pellet trap for the garden so my neighbours aren't bothered by the metallic ping of my shop bought one. None of them have ever said anything to me but I get on well with them so thought I would quieten down my practice. My garden is surrounded by 8 foot high fencing and the pellet catcher is on a stone plinth in front of my brick built shed as a backstop so all very safe.

    I made a wooden box with batons on the front to hold the target and inside I packed in a few catalogues. The pellet only goes half way through the first catalogue but as it gets worn out in the centre I can move it to the back and replace it with a fresh one. It is very quiet, does the job very well. Pete :D:up:
     
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    Nice job....Good idea!:up:
     
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    Good idea i once filled a box with putty and although quiet it kept drying out .
     
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    Hmmm....wondered why I couldn't get a catalogue at Argos - nice job :up:
     
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    Looks really good mate................now how do I extend my garden from 10m to over 60m? I know go to my brothers ;)
     
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    I might have to mug the telephone directory delivery bods when they next come around!:)
     
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    lol great stuff ..... Did you know each catalogue costs Argos £25 to produce . expensive bit of kit there
     
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    have to get the missus and kids all to get argos books when they`re nearby great idea !!
     
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    seven years ago the cost £2.07 per catalogue to make and distribute. They made just over £100 per catalogue from sales.
     
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    I only have 12 of them, must get more.:D
     
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    Good idea,when the front one gets a bit shabby...move it to the back :D
     
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    Great idea, as a kid I used Yellow Pages resting against the wall. Wish I'd thought of putting them in a box to stop them falling over.
    Still not as much fun as an ice block :)
     
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    That's the idea Whistler, I don't shoot in my garden often usually just a double check of my zero before going off hunting. Pete
     
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    Bags of Builders Sand - around a £1.00 per bag - Just rebag when the Bag get's shot up -

    BOB/R
     
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    i tried my own , a next catalogue and a argos catalogue 10 shots at 16 metres wow how quiet was that , definately be getting everyone to get me argos catalogues from now on
     
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    Good aren't they ? Mine does the job and the catalogues will last me a year easy.
     
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    Why dont you,when you get half way through ? Turn the front one around! Carpet undelay a bit like the eggshell stuff in guncases is Great soundproofing too . Skips i love em !
     
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    Yep that's the plan, turn the front one around when it is shot up and when it has a hole all the way through, move it to the back and put a fresh one at the front and start again, I have cut carpet tiles to line the inside of the box and a piece that goes under the lid for better sound proofing - Pete
     
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    ex wife is a fancy pants manager for them ..... Looks like she got that wrong too :cool:
     
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    Good old Argos!
     

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