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Who makes a really good brass catcher for the AR15?

Caldwell rail mounted. But you have to add a pad to the back wall that the brass hits. The brass will make a hole and your cases will fly out that hole every time. A simple pad on the inside of the frame fixes that issue.

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/caldwell-ar-picatinny-rail-brass-catcher?a=1564556&pm2d=CSE-SPG-15-PLA&utm_medium=PLA&utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=CI&gclid=CjwKCAiA3o7RBRBfEiwAZMtSCeDL-JuY3eaO15yGVe8Y07pWCf0_f-6RgN5rGw4205fquliwfjVfkRoCiFcQAvD_BwE

 

I think newbe had his wife sew a piece of canvas on his...maybe he can post a picture.

 

I have the mount on three uppers right now.....all you need is a little rail space...

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Here is my bag as it is now....I rebuilt the mesh with pink vinyl and it has over 7000 rounds on it now.

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The $10 Caldwell works OK.

 

By far though, best approach is if you have kids, even nephews and nieces, you pay them to gather the brass up. Sometimes, I'll pull a big ole tarp out and lay it down and sometimes at a range I'll drop a screen down from the rafter to keep my brass in my area so I can sweep it up. The later is not a bad idea period. Got the idea from the MIL range I use that has the screens permanently installed. It keeps your brass from pelting the shooter at the next bench.

 

Tj

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Looks good for the non scoped guns.

I'll have to wait 'til I get it to know whether it's realistic to use on a gun with just rings and no other mount. Maybe with a little discreet trimming?

It's supposed to be here Friday, and of course it's supposed to snow Saturday. :124:

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I used to own a plastic manufacturing business. In addition to all the industrial "stuff" we made, we had a fabrication department. Something like that would be fairly easy to make. But I'd be concerned with it's probably weight..........especially hanging off to one side like that. Interested in your reports, since I'm interested in catching my brass.

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My only other concern is whether it damages brass on impact or not. If it does, then I'll likely add some sticky-backed felt as a cushion.

 

One way or another I'll have a catcher in short order. Finding brass in grass and leaves has been tough enough up 'til now, but I'm NOT going to fish for brass in the snow!

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Honestly hadn't thought about brass damage. Installing a pad would be no problem.

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It came today as expected, but I didn't get home much before dark so I haven't had much chance yet to check it out.

From my preliminary examination I've determined that I may indeed have to do some minor trimming to get it to fit with a scope and rings (no QD base/mount) or BUIS. Tomorrow I'll investigate it more, but I think it will be just fine on my .300BLK, which is the one I most want to catch brass for anyway.

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I just ordered a rigid plastic snap on catcher from E&L. I should have it by the end of the week and I'll do a review.

The Model #103B fits with or w/o the carry handle.

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https://elmfg.com/store/brasscatcher.html#Anchor-23240

Must just be me, but looks like it blocks access to the trigger.

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It might sound crazy but I use an old briefcase. Open it and place it next to you on you shooting table, it works wonderful and is a great conversation piece. I like to keep my rifle as light and handy as possible, and the briefcase makes that possible.

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Must just be me, but looks like it blocks access to the trigger.

It's just the angle of the picture. Actually there is no obstruction to access the trigger or mag release.

It stands out and angles out away from the receiver at about a 30° angle.

 

I'll post up several pics tomorrow, but for now this will give you an idea of it's profile.

 

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