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“Ginuwine1969”I need something reusable, cheap to make or put together (less than 30 bucks), no real power tools to speak of so it should be simple.  should be able to handle .22’s and .25 at 25 yards for punching paper and 1 yard for crony testing, would like it to be relatively quiet as well.  Right now 30 FPE is good in the future maybe 50 FPE at the muzzle.  So Tell me about your backstop and or ideas.  


Hey Ginnuwune1969,MY Best Pellet trap. Quiet, Safe, Cheep and Portable! Instead of throwing away containers like my wife wishes I would, I thought of filling up a large container with p gravel (Some may call it screenings). I leave about 1” room for movement. It acts like dry jell. (It moves up till the pellets momentum if equalized, then encases the pellet.) Nobody knows I’m shooting cause it makes hardly “No Sound”. I have a .25 cal Edgun and I think it would work for higher cal. too. You might have to leave more space at the top, but it should work.It lasts for ever, cause I use duct tape to hold it together and keep the p gravel from falling out. I rotate it as well. You can recycle the lead as well, just sift out the p gravel. You can also use the p gravel over.The cons: if water get in and freezes, the pellet will bounce off, so be wise. Also don’t shoot in the top 1”area.Heres a link if you want to see it in action. This is a partial review on a Gamo. My cameras kept freezing, I guess, or running out of juice. The whole thing is just a few minutes. But if you want to skip to “tip time” at about .48.
Hope it helps and you like it.  If the below link doesn’t work “Google”    edgun 1avid tips    choose 1avid tips and tricks