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#6332476 - 06/12/16 03:33 PM brass catchers
colt45 Offline
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the ones that fasten to the rail or the bag the attaches' to the hand guard, anyone tried either?
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#6332479 - 06/12/16 03:35 PM Re: brass catchers [Re: colt45]
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I have not used one, but I've seen a few shooters use them at the range where I RO a few times a month. Seemed to work pretty well.

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#6332488 - 06/12/16 03:44 PM Re: brass catchers [Re: colt45]
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I've used the kind that attach to the handguard with velcro, and they just plain SUCK. I sprung for one marketed by Caldwell a while back, and it is by far superior.


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#6332581 - 06/12/16 05:08 PM Re: brass catchers [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
I've used the kind that attach to the handguard with velcro, and they just plain SUCK. I sprung for one marketed by Caldwell a while back, and it is by far superior.


thanks, that's what I suspected
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#6332617 - 06/12/16 05:48 PM Re: brass catchers [Re: colt45]
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The price tag kinda gives it away, doesn't it?
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#6332781 - 06/12/16 07:45 PM Re: brass catchers [Re: colt45]
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I have the Caldwell, and have tabs on the rails of both my .223 Wylde and 6.8 and swap it back and forth. It works really well but adds about 3" in width when mounted.
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#6332789 - 06/12/16 07:49 PM Re: brass catchers [Re: colt45]
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I also have the one that attaches to the handguard with velcro. It will catch a couple of shells and then block the ejector and jamb the gun. I would not recommend it.
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#6332814 - 06/12/16 07:58 PM Re: brass catchers [Re: Toxarch]
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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
I also have the one that attaches to the handguard with velcro. It will catch a couple of shells and then block the ejector and jamb the gun. I would not recommend it.


Exact same experience. I think it lives in a drawer now.

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#6333116 - 06/12/16 11:18 PM Re: brass catchers [Re: colt45]
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I've wondered about taping or tying a handtowel to the scope. Granted, it wouldn't catch the brass, but it would prevent it from flying into the bushes and the total cost would be about 25 cents.
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#6333170 - 06/13/16 05:17 AM Re: brass catchers [Re: colt45]
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good to know

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#6333184 - 06/13/16 06:22 AM Re: brass catchers [Re: colt45]
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I have a couple Caldwell's that attach with velcro. I adjust/fit it to rifle then tighten a hose clamp over the velcro. It stays in place and no jamming. If shooting prone or bench leave the bag open so it just guides the brass into a little pile right there.
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#6333206 - 06/13/16 06:46 AM Re: brass catchers [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
I've wondered about taping or tying a handtowel to the scope. Granted, it wouldn't catch the brass, but it would prevent it from flying into the bushes and the total cost would be about 25 cents.


This technique works great.
I've been doing this for years.

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#6333567 - 06/13/16 11:53 AM Re: brass catchers [Re: dredd]
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The Caldwell with the Velcro has been working fine with .308 If you don't have a forward assist, I could see it not staying in place. But I hook the steel frame of the catcher behind the forward assist, and pull it snug forward, wrap the Velcro. Hasn't given me any problems. But I don't let more than 10 pieces of brass build up, inside.
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#6334064 - 06/13/16 07:01 PM Re: brass catchers [Re: colt45]
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I have the Caldwell RiverRider posted and it works great with 556 and 6.8 but I've had no luck with 308 as I can't get the catcher opening aligned close enough with the ejection port. Mounting position of the pic tab varies a great deal dependent on the type of rings used.
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#6334202 - 06/13/16 08:36 PM Re: brass catchers [Re: colt45]
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I have a fixed carry handle. Screwed.
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