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Saving the brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by purrrfect 10, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. OK so I don't go to a shooting range because I have my own land and I'm working on an awesome shooting range. As it is now, i have been laying down a queen size sheet and so far it is working OK to catch all my brass for reloading. It is a pain to try to find it in the grass.
    Anyone else have their own place to shoot beside a range? How do you catch your brass? Any Ideas that might help?
  2. themighty9mm


    Sep 19, 2008
    tarp or a sheet is about the best I have heard for your own range. For me I have to go to public ranges. Gotta bend over, and pick it up. Best method I have found. The brass catchers, seem to be a pain to haul and set up

  3. michael e

    michael e

    Nov 20, 2010
    At my grandfathers I use a huge tarp, shot a few rounds and see if I need to step forward or to the side to chatch it. When I am done pick it all up. It catches about 95% of it, if windy make sure to steak the corners down.
  4. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Feb 3, 2009
    Cincinnati, OH
    I would use a brass mat. They have handles and are weighed on the corners, and they catch the brass really well. My local club uses them for matches. After you're done you can just pick it up with the brass in it and dump it in the a bucket or whatever.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  5. teweekley


    Nov 20, 2009
    I used to use a tarp. When I started pouring money into my own range, I built a gravel area to make finding the brass easier. Nickel plated is still a pain though.
  6. PhantomF4E


    Aug 24, 2010
    South Florida
    I hire one of those guys at the Home Depot parking lot , It's fun to watch them try to catch the brass before it hits the ground ;-)
  7. Before it hits the ground? guessing it would be funnier seeing them catching a hot 10mm round.
    Thanks for the input Sheet tarp it will be for now.
  8. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009
    Go to a hardware store. Look for and buy one of the gizmoe's that are used to pick up pecans. I have one. I bought it for (of course) picking up pecans. Then one afternoon I tried it on brass casings that spilled behind the car. Works great. Saves a lot of hard work. Also... take a gas powered weed-eater and use it to cut the grass down low in the area where your brass normally lands. makes its much easier to find the empty brass when your finished shooting.
  9. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

    May 31, 2007
    Old Colorado City
  10. El_Ron1


    Apr 15, 2004
    Redneck Sparta
    A good trainer will beat your sissy hands for catching your brass on the line.
  11. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

    May 31, 2007
    Old Colorado City
    I don't shoot where there's a line, but point taken. I like picking up mags a la Tex Grebner, though...

    And I don't have sissy hands. You must be thinking of Trout.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011
  12. unclebob


    Oct 14, 2000
    Mary Esther FL
  13. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

    Jan 3, 2009
    Smyrna, GA
    Interesting. Never thought of that. I don't shoot outdoors that much (for practice), but will be over the next few weeks.
  14. NOT... A Glock revolver I have not seen yet...Get a life I have a S&W 357 magnum does not even come close to the awesome G20 10mm i just bought, Sorry the old wheel is history for me. :tongueout:
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011
  15. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Easy there, pardner. He's probably forgotten more "life" than you've acquired. While the ol' wheel gun may seem outdated, it definitely still retains an edge in certain situations. And the point being made was spot on. :cool:
  16. My thread was asking for suggestion picking up brass. I have been an Ole wheel gun most of my short and sheltered life. Taking a step forward i bought my G20 No comparison to the Ole Wheeled one. The ole Wheeled one is a rare breed worth more than two or three G20's fact and one that will stay with me and one day it will be handed down to my son.

    You are right this wheel gun did have its time and place. mine will now stay in the wooden frame silk lined glass topped box it came in. I know of no advantages that will be missed or for that matter any advantages of a similar caliber that could possible out perform this G20.

    Please excuse my comment. Was perhaps feeling a little sarcasm with the comment shoot a revolver. there is no reason i can think of why I would take a step backwards