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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Shippensburg, Michaux and 4B
Any good plans for a bullet trap?
Ever since I got into reloading it seems a waste to shoot all these cast lead bullets into nothing and not at least try to get something out of them. I know my uncle casts his own so I could always give them to him. I am looking for any decent plans / pictures for a bullet trap.
1. I will be shooting mainly .22, 9mm, 38 special, and 45 acp cast bullets at it.
2. It does not have to be portable since I do the majority of my shooting in my backyard.
I have seen the plans for a half inch plate of steel at a 45 degree angle with some kind of media pit below to catch the bullets. This is what I am leaning towards but I read where the sand will tear the bullet apart.
I also have seen designs where a container such as a bucket, drum, or garbage can was filled with rubber mulch and then shot at. It seems this would be a pain to actually sort through the lead and mulch though.
Like I said, I'm looking really for a way to retain the shot bullet not just stop it.
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