My pellet trap

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    hawkeye69
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    I got a piece of steel from a scrap yard and cut it so I could mount it at a 50° angle. Made a wooden box around it and filled the bottom with about 2" of sand. Used an old door catch at the top to attach cardboard for holding targets. Behind the steel plate I stuffed an old foam rubber pillow to deaden the sound of impact some. The pellets hits the steel and whats left of it ricochets into the sand at the bottom. Not a single pellet has left the trap yet. It's not silent, but it's far from noisy. Total cost less than $25. The toughest part was cutting the steel with a Saws-All.

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    jspade
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    Very nice
     

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    crittahitta
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    Good job. Im tryingto find a steel plate. For free i mean.

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    Skip-in-WV
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    I did something very similar, but no sand or padding. After several years of use I discovered the back where the steel met the bottom was chewed up from the pellets moving down after a hit. Check it once in a while for wear.

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    wheelie
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    Nice. I use furnace doors cut to size. Also pellet traps I bought I lined inside top with steel from a furnace door steel. JB Weld and one bolt.

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    hawkeye69
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    “Skip-in-WV”I did something very similar, but no sand or padding. After several years of use I discovered the back where the steel met the bottom was chewed up from the pellets moving down after a hit. Check it once in a while for wear.

    
Thanks I’ll keep an eye on that.

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    Saltlake58
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    for the plate, I’ve been told, though never tried, old cookie sheets.  Heavier is obviously better, but at an angle and properly backed with a plywood stop, they should hold up for a while, then just slide a new one in when needed.

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    hawkeye69
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    “Saltlake58”for the plate, I’ve been told, though never tried, old cookie sheets.  Heavier is obviously better, but at an angle and properly backed with a plywood stop, they should hold up for a while, then just slide a new one in when needed.

    
I don’t think a cookie sheet would hold up very well at all. I began testing the concept using a piece of steel I cut from a Freon cylinder. The .22 pretty much destroyed it.

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    crosman2016
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    Wow, I’m impressed OP!  Nice pellet trap.

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