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      The trouble with plain tarps, sheets, painter’s canvas. Is that the wind gets up underneath them and knocks all of the brass off. Unless you stake the ends down (then you trip over the stakes) or put weight on the ends. Mesh tarps at least in the last two years that I have been using them I have not had to do any of the above. Yes you have to pay a little for them but they are well worth the price in the long run. Plus I probably get 99% or more of my brass back using the mesh tarps.
      I gotta agree with unclebob about the mesh tarp but get the big one, this is the one I use…..

      http://www.harborfreight.com/12-ft-x-19-ft-11-1-2-half-inch-finished-size-mesh-tarpaulin-93625.html

      Just lay it out, no staking it down. I stand a couple of feet in from the front and left edge and have recovered 99.6% (lost 2 of 500 last outing) of my brass.

      When your done, pick the tarp up by the corners and stuff it and all your brass into a big tote

      http://www.lowes.com/pd_286360-5143...&pl=1&currentURL=/pl__0__s?Ntt=tote&facetInfo

      Plenty of room for the tarp and other “necessities” for the range.

      Went you get home, lift out the tarp leaving the brass in the tote, dump the brass from the tote into coffee cans (I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again………the smell of burnt powder and coffee grounds……Nirvana!) to be sorted in the comfort of your own home…………while watching NASCAR if ya like.

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      I gotta agree with unclebob about the mesh tarp but get the big one, this is the one I use…..

      http://www.harborfreight.com/12-ft-x-19-ft-11-1-2-half-inch-finished-size-mesh-tarpaulin-93625.html

      Just lay it out, no staking it down. I stand a couple of feet in from the front and left edge and have recovered 99.6% (lost 2 of 500 last outing) of my brass.

      When your done, pick the tarp up by the corners and stuff it and all your brass into a big tote

      http://www.lowes.com/pd_286360-5143...&pl=1&currentURL=/pl__0__s?Ntt=tote&facetInfo

      Plenty of room for the tarp and other “necessities” for the range.

      Went you get home, lift out the tarp leaving the brass in the tote, dump the brass from the tote into coffee cans (I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again………the smell of burnt powder and coffee grounds……Nirvana!) to be sorted in the comfort of your own home…………while watching NASCAR if ya like.

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      I do the same thing except at the range I put the cases in a mesh bag. Shaking the bag gets rid of a lot more of the sand, and it also lets me know if I have a split case by the sound. I then fold up the tarp and put it in the brown colored one in the picture except mine is blue that I got at Wal-Mart it was a lot cheaper. I also leave my target stands, Gopher pick up tool in the case. Cuts down on the dirt in the vehicle also.
       
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      Harbor freight mesh tarp.

      +1 on the HF mesh tarp, it doesn't catch the wind like a regular tarp, I've used one for years.

      I have a couple small sand bags I keep in my range gear for bench resting that double as corner weights for the tarp.

      I keep the tarp in a big plastic tote, just stuffed down into it.

      at the range if I switch calibers and dont want to mix the brass I use a small broom and a dust pan with a hinge/handle so I don't have to bend over, just sweep the brass into the dust pan and dump it into a container.

      when I'm done at the range, I just pull the corners together and put the tarp and fired brass in the tote, back home I open and pull the tarp out so all the brass stays in the tote, then dump the brass in to plastic coffee cans for storage and stuff the tarp back in the tote until the next range trip.
       
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