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Things I liked: Rugged construction, good weight, good design, works every time.
Things I would have changed: I wish it was about 20 percent larger.
What others should know: Some of the pellets stuck to the paddles at first. After I smeared some high temp clear grease on them problem solved. Vaseline or WD might work as well. I lubed the bearing points of the rails too. I use my target with pellet pistols and a couple of low velocity rifles. An occasional ricochet occurred, but the crushed pellet only made it out about 4-5 feet. Good fun, pays for itself over time saving money spent on pricey paper targets.
Things I liked: I'm having a blast with this thing ! My friends and I have shot over 5 tins of pellets into it already. Realy fun! The ease of use makes it so fun it's hard to stop shooting at it with our pistols ! I just ordered 4 more tins of pellets and I'm regretting not ordering 10 instead. ....guess I'll be ordering more soon.....
Things I would have changed: The only trouble is pellets stick to the targets so I smeared a thin layer of grease on them and that helps for awhile.
What others should know: You must wear your safety glasses (duh!) And dump it out after 50 shots or so because it will spit spent pellets back at you when the bin gets to meny in it.
Things I liked: This thing is a lot of fun and a pretty good challenge as the small circles are only 3/4". I like the sound it makes as they are hit and flip up, it's a very satisfying " kachunk".
What others should know: I shoot this in my garage at 5-7 yards with lower power pistols. It is quite reliable, meaning that the targets usually flip up and stay when hit although not always. Sometimes when one goes up a couple come down. I don't consider that a problem since you're going to knock them all down again anyway. Considering the price point and construction this is really an ingenious and sturdy little device. I have two so that we can shoot against each other. Sometimes the pellets bounce off the targets 2-3 feet at very low velocity. Never any zinger ricochets. You can put a hole in the housing, which I have done with higher power rifles when I was too lazy to take them outside for a couple test shots (I was just using it as a pellet catch). It would probably be fine out at 20+ yards or even 10 yards with lower power rifles. Probably says something about that in the instructions. Considering the thousands of pellets I have shot at these at close range, I have to give it 5 stars.
Can I use lead BB with a 400 FPS gun on this?
what is the minimum fps this will work with? Also does bb guns work with this if I use lead bb's or copperheads?
Not sure what the minimum is. My two pistols are 395fps and 470fps and really hammer them back, standing 15'. I'm sure distance will make a difference. I would not recommend using g BB's on a metal trap ever! I've never used lead BB's, but those might work. The standard copperheads... you're asking to lose an eye.
Does the pellet ricochet because I have a lot of windows
use wadcutters and that should work out fine...