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Things I liked: Easy to assemble - yes, you have to assemble it - i did it in 5 minutes. Compact, apprx 5" x 5" frontal area (targets are 5" x 5"), 7" front to back.
Things I would have changed: Sturdier material - it's made of a relatively light gauge steel, pellets from a powerful gun, say 7 - 800 fps or better, are going to dent it like crazy, if you are close at all. Better quality control: once the sides were assembled, they did not want to slide into the base unit - got about half-way and stuck, had to use physical persuasion and a rubber mallet to finish the job. And, you want it to be all the way into the base as the deflector is not lined up correctly, else. I agree with another reviewer, it would be nice 'twere larger. Also be nice if they'd designed the thing to fit over the end of a standard piece of dimensional lumber, 2x2, 2x4, etc.
What others should know: It comes in 5 pieces (sides, top, bottom, and base + 8 acorn nuts). Assembly is straightforward, just be sure to put the 'top' on top, otherwise your targets will not slide in, and the cone will not slide into the base. As to stuffing rags, etc., behind the deflector, after reading B.B. Pelletier's "Worlds Best Pellet Trap", i use rubber mulch both behind the deflector and behind the target (had to add an extra layer of cardboard behind the target to prevent the mulch from 'leaking' out, tho'. Added benefit: Lower noise!
Things I liked: Target slides right in from top, 100 good viewable (from a distance )target centers, And it captures the lead.
Things I would have changed: Make the back flap that stops the pellet heavy duty so it does not bend so easy
What others should know: Stuff with foam or just rags to protect the rear stop piece from bending. (you can this thing last alot longer at close range) Use these at 25 and 50 yards with HW 95s 177 and 22 no problem if they are full of foam. Last 10,000 shots or so. 1,000 without.
Things I liked: Easy to setup I use it on several air rifle
Things I would have changed: None
What others should know: Just Read instructions don't use a rifle that shoots at 1200 and get to close
Will this trap stand on its own? or does it need to be drilled onto a wall?
Can I use it with BB'S?
Not recommended for steel BB's - these can ricochet and hit you if you hit the metal edge that holds the paper target. (Talking from experience).
Are the pellets reusable?
No, the pellets get deformed.