by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
Today’s report is a guest blog from reader Rod about an economical and yet very effective pellet trap he created.
If you’d like to write a guest post for this blog, please email me.
Over to you, Rod.
This report covers:
- Humble beginnings
- Silent running, Gen 1
- A better way
- What will it stop?
If you shoot indoors or need a backyard-friendly way to shoot your airgun, then you’ve probably pondered the best way to stop a pellet. Well, I think I’ve found the cheapest, safest and quietest way to do just that, hands down. Don’t believe me? Read on.
- Do not shoot a firearm into the trap described in this report. While Rod has tested it with some powerful firearms, I would not recommend it at this time. I believe a lot of additional testing needs to be done before it can be pronounced ready for firearms.
- Rod shot directly into the center of the trap. Shooting at an angle may have the unexpected consequence of fully penetrating the box and coming out the other side.
- Do not shoot arrows or bolts into the trap. They could deflect and unexpectedly come out the side of the box, and you won’t know how much further they’ll travel.
- Lower-powered projectiles may not actually penetrate the box and could bounce back.
- Always wear safety glasses and stand at sufficient distances to avoid rebounds.
- BBs — both airsoft and steel — may not penetrate the box and could easily bounce back a considerable distance.
What do you get when you fill a cardboard box with a towel and some rubber mulch?
In the beginning…there was a brick wall. I have a 30-yard run down the side of my house that ends at my backyard. It’s a nice place to shoot, but no one wants to shoot into a wall. You’ll mess up the wall! Oh, and BBs bounce back. Ouch! Still, always remember — “Know your target, and what’s behind it.”