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What is the actual gauge of the sheet metal?
How close can You shoot at this pellet trap, with out damage to the trap?
You can shoot at 10 yards. If you are using a big bore airgun (30 cal and up) you can damage the trap.
Anybody try shooting this with a .17HMR round? It's smaller than a .22 but the muzzle vel for the 17grain HMR is 2550fps and a 30 gr .22 is only 1650fps, if that matters.
Can this trap withstand 165 fpe from the 357 Recluse?
Description states no bigger than 22 LR .
If it can handle the Bulldog that's getting around 200 ft/lbs of energy, will it hold up to the Sam Yang Light Hunter that is .45 caliber? The KE is right around 200 ft/lbs as well, so the two calibers are relatively comparable in that regard.
Same as above .
Will this trap catch and hold bbs?
I would only shoot Smart Shot BBs at this one. Hard surface can calways cause a ricochet with steel BBs. H&N Excite Smart Shot .177...
It certainly will but you best be standing a good distance away just in case you get a ricochet. I covered mine with a bit of 1" think pink foam insulation and just tape my targets to that. Virtually eliminated any ricochet from BBs and only cost a few bucks.
Can it handle a .357 bulldog
I have a Gamo pellet rifle with 1250 FPS. Will this thing stop lead pellets?
yes, it can hold .22 rimfire too
I shoot a Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk Air Rifle with a 950 fps velocity. It seems from the reviews that the pellets are stopped and do not ricochet out. Is this the case? Can I depend on it reliably trapping projectiles inside the trap?
At high velocities pellets may (probably will) fragment badly. There's always a chance that fragments will escape past the edges of a target or punch their way back through. The vast majority of the projectile will be caught. I used one of these (under a different brand name) with my RWS Model 48 and had no problems other than a few tiny fragments escaping.
I have used this Champion Metal Trap for several years and recommend adding about 10 pounds of Duct Seal by Garvin Industries inside the trap. No ricochets, no noise.
Yes, it will trap the pellets, it deflects them down and collects them on the bottom. That being said there is always a chance for ricochet with any trap so you should treat it accordingly when shooting.
Is this sturdy enough for a Marauder in .25 cal?
I've used it with my .25 Marauder and it works great.
Can the inside be lined with duct seal putty to deaden the sound?
Actually, apply the ballistic putty on the outside (the backside) of the trap. Deadens the sound some, but keeps the putty from being ruined, then needing replaced every so often.
Sure, you would need to buy putty separately here.
Can you mount this to a wall or post? Or is it only meant to be used on the ground?
It's only meant to be placed on flat surfaces.
I need a trap for BBs, I have a drozd blackbird that shoots 800 fps, what should be a good trap for me. Thanks Glenn
Another option for you would be one of the Air Venturi Quiet Pellet Traps available here on the Pyramyd Air website. They use ballistic putty to catch projectiles. One has a steel backer plate for higher power. You should check the specs on both to see which would be best for your use.
No, they'll bounce right out. You would want to buy the UTG one: Leapers UTG Accushot Pellet &....