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Lead recycler

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Bob2223, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Bob2223

    Bob2223 Jack's buddy!

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    My friend Jake and I built this trap so I would quit planting lead in the hill side behind the house.
    3/4 inch steel for the sides, 1/2 inch top and bottom, the pipe is a heavy industrial gas cylinder shortened a little.
    Works great !

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    200 gn 45's SWC and HP's

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    Bob
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011

  2. Looks Great. Design appears to work fine. Any idea on how much it weighs?
     
  3. Bob2223

    Bob2223 Jack's buddy!

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    Don't really know the weight, around 500 lbs I would guess ?


    Bob
     
  4. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

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    Empty, or full of lead projectiles?

    Great looking setup. I've seen some designs that have the projectile spinning inside the catch chamber to slow them down before dropping. I suppose yours does something similar?
     
  5. Bob2223

    Bob2223 Jack's buddy!

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    Jim, that how this one works the side plates are angled to the right side of the cylinder, you can kinda see it in the first picture.
    Theres only a 1/2 inch gap or opening between the side plates where they inter the cylinder at an angle.
    The bullets spin around inside the cylinder and drop in the bucket.


    Bob
     
  6. EL_NinO619

    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

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  7. Very nice. Must be great to have a range behind your home.
     
  8. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    Just tell yourself for the next few years I have to go shoot so that I can break even with my lead catcher.
     
  9. fredj338

    fredj338

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    Very nice job Bob! Now you can recycle those air gun pellets for 45acp bullets.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011
  10. wolf19r

    wolf19r Problem Solved!

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  11. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    I suppose you have to stand within three feet of it just to make sure your shots actually make it into the trap. :whistling:


    Jack
     
  12. Bob2223

    Bob2223 Jack's buddy!

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    Oh it is I've never been to a range that charges $

    Mostly scrap metal, used Jake's plasma cutter and welder so I don't have a dime in it.

    Thanks Fred you have to visit again and try it out

    We don't all shoot like you,,, SIR! :upeyes:

    Bob :supergrin:
     
  13. Wash-ar15

    Wash-ar15

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    look really nice. you need to design a way to hold a target though
     
  14. dkf

    dkf

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    A pellet trap on steroids. I like. Now you'll have extra lead for casting.
     
  15. fredj338

    fredj338

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    tape?????
     
  16. I recycle air gun pellets into .45 ACP bullets. They work just fine.
     
  17. fredj338

    fredj338

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    Knowing Bob, that is exactly wha he'll do.:supergrin:
     
  18. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    I was gonna ask how many dozens of bullets he's caught. :dunno:



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