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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
     
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  2. Colorado4Wheel

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

    Bob2223 Jack's buddy!

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


    Bob
     
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    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?
     
  6. 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
     
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    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

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    Agh LnL users are so smart..
     
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    Very nice. Must be great to have a range behind your home.
     
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    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.
     
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    Very nice job Bob! Now you can recycle those air gun pellets for 45acp bullets.
     
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    wolf19r Problem Solved!

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    Very cool and nice build.
     
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    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
     
  13. 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:
     
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    look really nice. you need to design a way to hold a target though
     
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    A pellet trap on steroids. I like. Now you'll have extra lead for casting.
     
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    tape?????
     
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    I recycle air gun pellets into .45 ACP bullets. They work just fine.
     
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    Knowing Bob, that is exactly wha he'll do.:supergrin:
     
  20. 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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