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Posted: 9/11/2013 6:51:50 PM EDT
How do you catch your brass? Do you use a brass catcher, pick it up off the ground, lay out a tarp to catch it, or what?

I have finally started rifle reloading....for the first time in over 15 years. I shot some the other day (6.8, not 5.56) and I cleaned my barrel before starting to shoot. To foul it, I shot 3 rounds of factory ammo.......and lost 1 of my empties because I forgot about all the leaves to the right of the bench. After the first shot I propped my chronograph box up next to my ejection port and it worked perfectly to catch my brass, but it's hardly a permanent solution.

This has never been an issue with revolvers or bolt-action rifles. Now it's an issue. Suggestions?

Link Posted: 9/11/2013 6:54:48 PM EDT
It's not hard.

They all land in a general area and then you pick them up.
You may lose a few here and there.

I've taken more brass than I've given so I don't mind losing 1 or so often.

Link Posted: 9/11/2013 6:56:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 6:56:39 PM EDT
My ARs make nice little piles of well-organized brass.

My Mini14? It flings brass at high speed all over the place...

No, I don't use a brass catcher... If I am moving and shooting, I lose some brass. If I am bench rest shooting, I have neat piles for me to pick up...
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 6:58:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2013 7:04:23 PM EDT by callgood]
You could either take a small tarp and put it where the brass is landing.

Or make a gizmo with PVC pipe, zip ties and a nylon mesh bag ladies use to put their dainties in when they wash them. The pipe is cheap but the "T" connectors and Els can run into some change. ETA- but less than the "CTK Precision" thing plus Midway shipping.

Here's another idea


"home made brass catcher" on youtube has a lot of ideas.

Link Posted: 9/11/2013 6:58:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 6:59:25 PM EDT
My brass catcher turns 15yo this month. His eyes are better then mine for finding it after we shoot.

He know the more we find the more we shoot. Just wish we could find .22LR
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 6:59:56 PM EDT
I set up my E-Z Up and drape a tarp on the right side. It catches 95% of the brass and adds extra shade. If I am training, I just pick it up at the end of the day... Besides, at this point, if I lose some brass it's no biggie to me since I have 3 or 4 5 gallon buckets full of brass.

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