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Question Target Pellet Trap Strength...?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by walter Often, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. N.Vodden

    N.Vodden Well-Known Member

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    I had a Jack Pike one, £10 job with some paper targets and it dented to hell really quickly and the welds holding the thing together failed in just a few sessions.

    Picked up 2 x Hatsan pellet traps from my RFD instead and they are tough as nails. Hundreds of pellets into the bull and no damage. Powerball pellets with the steel ball are the only thing that has marked it, and those are just small dots from the impact.
     
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  2. Jay Butts

    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Which flat type do you use Lev, I’ve shot the back out of mine in about 2 months.
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    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    See my post above, Jack Pyke rubbish. Exactly the same mate, welded plate separated in a matter of weeks, siliconed it back in and now I’ve shot through it!
     
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    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Cheap cone type, shot through the back and into a plastered wall! Didn’t matter about the damage so I just carried on. Shot through in about 6 weeks.

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  6. Kev The Fish

    Kev The Fish Buxted Rifle Club Member

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    I have a cheapo one of these too
    Yes I did need to put a spot of weld on the bottom square cap but otherwise it does the job perfectly well even thumping it at 13m
    Stick an old pair of socks, t-shirt or tea towel in it and it will be back garden friendly, stop any ricochet (or pretty much) and you will hardly hear it. Plus as you say you can get hundreds of targets for a few pounds.
    Enjoy yourself
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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Ordered Mikey! Bloody brilliant.... :thumb:
     
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    skin fx Engaging Member

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    i have the same one as wild bill from ramsbottoms ,mines sturdy and showing no real signs of major damage.....
     
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    I’ve had a very decent quality one up for sale on freeads for a fiver for ages, its thick steel construction with a removable plate and was was described to me as a bell target behind the plate, absolutely no interest, even from somebody asking for one in Sheffield.
     
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  12. Tom A

    Tom A Busy Member

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    3mm mild steel will laugh at air rifle pellets. If you're handy with a welder, they're not that difficult to put together.
     
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  13. Kev The Fish

    Kev The Fish Buxted Rifle Club Member

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    If you push some old cloth or something like that inside it it takes the sting out and protects your trap whether 3mm or 1.5mm and you will hardly hear it
    Don't half make a mess of a big thick pair of socks though after a few hundred pellets.
    Will use the good ladies old bloomers next

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    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Never look on freeads mate, sorry, gone and ordered one now!!!
     
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    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Haha, the elastic content should dampen vibration down a treat! :laff:
     
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  16. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer....

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    HERE HERE.. in the back of mine there is a bit of old towel... it quietens it down on the central shots nicely.. But... its a begger as the force of the pellets REALLY jam it into the corners of the funnel....

    Oh, and you can always tack weld a strip of 3mm section on the back of the tube where the pellet strikes...

    Will last a lifetime... depending on the welds....:thumb:
     
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    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Yeah, I’ve had that before too mate. I suppose I’ll just have to gouge them out every so often....
     
  18. Wild Bill

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    The JSR 17cm version I linked to has a separate piece of metal in the back that is angled down to deflect pellet down so that they don't hit the rear plate. Not bad for £10.79 complete with 100 17cm targets. :thumb:
     
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  19. No it'll be fine it'll last longer than that trust me. As other posts suggest it will deform very easily but it should still work for a good while, it will just depend how often you shoot.
    One thing though it can send pellets back about 10metres or so with enough force to blind you so try be safe (glasses) or shoot at longer distance. I know this as I've had them rebound and hit me but luckily not in the eye
     
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    Excellent advice mate, I’ve had the same happen to me! I always use shooting glasses, especially when shooting indoors...
     

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