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My home made silent pellet trap

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

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    Good idea but it is going to be heavy.
     
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    Argos see this and no one will get a catalogue unless they start puting a price on them.
     
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    Straw bale side on works for me.
     
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    Just how powerful is your gun? Seriously though, looks good.

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    Do they say anything about you grabbing a whole armful and dragging them back to your car or do you only take 2 at a time???
     
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    it was done in shifts :D I did ask if they had any old ones first but computer said no.
     
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    Off cuts of old carpets are good, effective & about as quiet as you will get, I don't have to worry about noise but I use about a dozen layers as a backstop for the crono.
     
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    I've got the same sort of thing home-made box but I use sand no noise whatsoever
     
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    if you go into a carpet shop and ask they will have some carpet sample pads normally about 15 layers thick at the end of the your when the now ones come in they all get skipped and they are normally about 18in x 18in
     
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    Akita177 The Absolute State of Britian podcast

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    Does take long to wear out a catalogue especialy if you shoot in the same areas.
     
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    I don't shoot much in my garden only really to check zero before hunting. The pellets go half way through then I can turn it around and go the other half then when totalled change the front catalogue. Pete
     
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    That is worth worrying about, it's surprising how quickly pellets hitting in the same place will erode there way through, even fairly heavy duty timber like fence posts.
    When the next back stop will be your neighbours garden or similar I think you must put a decent bit of steel at the back to ultimately stop any pellets, at least 3mm thick.
     
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    There isn't one catalogue in my trap there are eight which will take some time to get through :D Besides behind the trap is my brick built workshop / shed. Double safe.
     
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    That'll do it, belt and braces.
     
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    This is what I made as a pellet backstop, it is made out of shuttering plywood its quite cheap and I filled it up with garden compost, if you use earth be sure to sieve out the stones otherwise you will have your pellets flying everywhere. View attachment 94720
     
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    Mine is a 12" square wooden box I made from old floorboards with no front onto which I pin a sheet of cardboard cut from a cereal or other box. Its filled with rags (wool is best) which once a month I take out to shake the pellets into the bin before putting them back into the trap. Can't be more silent than that...... only noise being the tiny tap as the pellet goes through the cardboard. Everyone has old rags or discarded clothing that no longer fits or is of use to wear, most have cereal for breakfast so its a very alcheapo way of acheiving an efficient and easily maintained trap.
     
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    Some good ideas on here - When the catalogues are past it I might use sand, rags or mud. Thanks
     
  18. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I just use a cardboard box stuffed with old newspapers, works well!

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    Catalogue Distribution . Tried and tested method of obtaining most sizes of ,yellow pages,local business directory, ? Wickes catalogue? 800+ pages. (8" x 6" x 1") just a thought.!
     
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    Inspired by your silent trap I just lined my comercial 145mm box thingy with rubber.
    Yet to be tested.
     

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