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Prairie Farmer
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2018-10-26 18:53:26  

Built this several years ago, seem to take a lickin and keep on tickin.  You can see the pellet mountains under the bulls eyes.  Back board on the box is that hard compressed board, three layers was probably overkill.  The box is heavy, and no sound on impact.  This is my 10m setup in the shop.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ideal-1-lb-Block-Duct-Seal-Compound-Standard-Pack-6-Blocks-31-601/300496860

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hkshooter
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2018-10-26 20:06:08  

Nice box, well built.

Made one myself out of a cheap medicine cabinet and a clip board. Since I've moved to a rural area with a large  back yard I don't use it anymore but it's there if I need it.

How does your target stay put, does it just slide into a couple of grooves?

 


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Doug Wall
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2018-10-26 20:13:05  

The piles of pellets mashed up in there look a lot like mine. I'll have to clean it out one of these decades.


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Prairie Farmer
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2018-10-26 20:51:49  
Posted by: hkshooter

Nice box, well built.

Made one myself out of a cheap medicine cabinet and a clip board. Since I've moved to a rural area with a large  back yard I don't use it anymore but it's there if I need it.

How does your target stay put, does it just slide into a couple of grooves?

 

Yep grooves on both sides and one on the bottom.  Each of the grooves is around 0.500" deep,

Jason G

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DHart
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2018-10-26 23:34:51  

Thanks for sharing that!  

I've been thinking about how I can catch pellets behind a target without there being a sound from the pellets being stopped.  I was thinking of stuffing a box with bunched up fabric or perhaps fiberglass insulation, but the duct seal is something I never knew about.

The pellets don't make a sound when they hit the duct seal and the back of the box?


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Frank in Fairfield
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2018-10-27 08:15:20  

I have made several of these over the years.

I put a metal strip along the edges to protect the wood.

Of course I shoot further than 10 yrds...

Stay safe and free..


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pluric
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2018-10-27 12:12:15  

This thread had duct target box info as well.

https://airgunwarriors.com/airgun-talk/duct-seal-pellet-trap/

I tried it and went back to rubber mulch. Personal preference I guess.


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Frank in Fairfield
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2018-10-27 13:21:52  

I use duct seal alot but last year we had a fellow from Ohio shooting with us in Northern California. He gave me his target filled with rubber mulch. I dumped the whole mess into my empty shop vac and filled it with water. The rubber floated to the top and the lead sank to the bottom. Easy to re-cycle..I made two target traps from the rubber he gave me. The stuff lasts forever...

Stay safe and free..


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DHart
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2018-10-27 14:35:26  

The rubber mulch sounds interesting - what is it and where can it be acquired?


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Prairie Farmer
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2018-10-27 17:11:01  
Posted by: DHart

Thanks for sharing that!  

I've been thinking about how I can catch pellets behind a target without there being a sound from the pellets being stopped.  I was thinking of stuffing a box with bunched up fabric or perhaps fiberglass insulation, but the duct seal is something I never knew about.

The pellets don't make a sound when they hit the duct seal and the back of the box?

Only sound mine makes is the sound of lead welding to the mountains of lead growing.  I built my base heavy enough I might get by with never emptying this thing out.  But may need to bring in a Broderson to remove it........:)

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DHart
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2018-10-27 18:49:02  
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Thanks for sharing that!  

I've been thinking about how I can catch pellets behind a target without there being a sound from the pellets being stopped.  I was thinking of stuffing a box with bunched up fabric or perhaps fiberglass insulation, but the duct seal is something I never knew about.

The pellets don't make a sound when they hit the duct seal and the back of the box?

Only sound mine makes is the sound of lead welding to the mountains of lead growing.  I built my base heavy enough I might get by with never emptying this thing out.  But may need to bring in a Broderson to remove it........:)

🎯

Jason G

Jason... is there much sound to that?  

Would rubber mulch be quieter?  (I need to make my target as quiet as possible.)


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pluric
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pluric
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2018-10-27 19:00:06  
Posted by: DHart

Thanks for sharing that!  

I've been thinking about how I can catch pellets behind a target without there being a sound from the pellets being stopped.  I was thinking of stuffing a box with bunched up fabric or perhaps fiberglass insulation, but the duct seal is something I never knew about.

The pellets don't make a sound when they hit the duct seal and the back of the box?

I use the thick rubber pavers from Home Depot. Very durable. I will use them in the back of thin mulch boxes just to be safe. I lined the interior of my metal trap boxes to deaden the impact sound. 

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Envirotile-10-in-x-24-in-Earth-Cobblestone-Stair-Tread-MT5000803/203061051

You can see the brown in the back of this trap box. Makes them more indoor friendly. The other thing that is very durable is a real baseball base. They are thick rubber. I'd found several at a reclamation center. Wish they had more at $1 a piece.

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DHart
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2018-10-27 20:31:41  

pluric.  thank you.

What depth of rubber mulch would be required to stop an 18gr pellet traveling up to 920 fps?

Would 1 foot be enough?  18"?

I'm thinking I might use about 12" of rubber mulch with one of those rubber stair tread units behind that.  I'm hoping to have close to no sound of the pellet after it penetrates the paper target.

Would that be enough to contain the pellets?


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pluric
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2018-10-27 23:36:04  
Posted by: DHart

pluric.  thank you.

What depth of rubber mulch would be required to stop an 18gr pellet traveling up to 920 fps?

Would 1 foot be enough?  18"?

I'm thinking I might use about 12" of rubber mulch with one of those rubber stair tread units behind that.  I'm hoping to have close to no sound of the pellet after it penetrates the paper target.

Would that be enough to contain the pellets?

I just measured some of mine. Really most are around 5-6 inches deep. That was plenty for .177 and .22's.  Even the .25's stop well. It wasn't until I started shooting some heavy grain .30 that I started to dent the back of the metal mulch box. The extra interior backstop was nice to have then.

1026e

1026f

This one is 6 inches deep and you can see what the .30 was doing to it shot at 28 yards. 

402c

This mulch box was straight on the top of a milk crate. The impact of the .30 twisted it this much sideways. 😲 

402d


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DHart
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2018-10-27 23:41:44  
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Posted by: DHart

pluric.  thank you.

What depth of rubber mulch would be required to stop an 18gr pellet traveling up to 920 fps?

Would 1 foot be enough?  18"?

I'm thinking I might use about 12" of rubber mulch with one of those rubber stair tread units behind that.  I'm hoping to have close to no sound of the pellet after it penetrates the paper target.

Would that be enough to contain the pellets?

I just measured some of mine. Really most are around 5-6 inches deep. That was plenty for .177 and .22's.  Even the .25's stop well. It wasn't until I started shooting some heavy grain .30 that I started to dent the back of the metal mulch box. The extra interior backstop was nice to have then.

1026e

1026f

This one is 6 inches deep and you can see what the .30 was doing to it shot at 28 yards. 

402c

This mulch box was straight on the top of a milk crate. The impact of the .30 twisted it this much sideways. 😲 

402d

Thanks again for the info!

Do you use some fabric or something else to hold the rubber mulch in the box, to keep it from falling out the front of the box toward the target?


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pluric
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2018-10-28 00:28:05  

Cardboard. It sits on top of the mulch then the target paper is on top of that. When the lid is closed it holds it all in place. The magnets in this photo are just to hold it for the photo. Once it gets shot up just put another cardboard piece in.

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DHart
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2018-10-28 00:38:55  
Posted by: pluric

Cardboard. It sits on top of the mulch then the target paper is on top of that. When the lid is closed it holds it all in place. The magnets in this photo are just to hold it for the photo. Once it gets shot up just put another cardboard piece in.

trap

Nice design!  Thanks for sharing that.


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pluric
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2018-10-28 00:46:33  

Little redundant, but here is the cardboard on top of the mulch that's been shot some. 

1027a

Put a new target on top and close the lid.

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