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Project by marksalot2005 posted 05-22-2011 10:34 PM 6728 views 15 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my new Pellet Gun Trap. The back wall is lined. With Duct Seal Clay Putty. Now I can have my own gun range in the back yard. Shooting my pellet pistol and pellet rifles. Great to have to practice for my CHL. Also to stay sharp and much cheaper to use. I used a fiberboard backed Clipboard. Cut the center out of it. Then made a 10×12 x 12 high box. Cut a dado in both sides. To slide the clipboard in and out. Easy to change the targets. Box made from oak plywood leftovers. Made this it help sharpen my wood working skills. Since we are about to start many new woodworking projects at home. Cost of project 20 bucks for the Clay putty. The clay is 2” in depth. Shooting my pistol 475 fps. Pellets only went down to 3/8” penetration. This unit should be good for rifles up to 1000 fps. I will be trying my rifle this evening at 15 yards. I expect no problems with it. I have seen many traps but this one is mine LOL… Thought I would share with you.

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway





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Mike Gager

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#1 posted 05-22-2011 11:25 PM

need something like that for a .22!

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Bertha

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#2 posted 05-23-2011 12:49 AM

I need something like that for a .223! This is a really clever idea. The clipboard is genius and I would have never thought of the liner. It looks like it’s stopping them dead.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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marksalot2005

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 01:01 AM

If you are going to shoot a .22 rimfire or a .223 = 5.56 round your going to need a much stronger that back liner. The clay works well for just pellet rounds. a .177 or .22 or 5mm pellets.

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

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Derek Lyons

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 01:27 AM

I’d have reversed the clipboard (to minimize the amount of metal in the line of fire), but that’s just me.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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marksalot2005

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 03:30 AM

Thats is a good idea Derek, Thank you for the idea ! ! !

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

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Brandon

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 05:37 AM

Hell of an idea! I like it.

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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Woodwrecker

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#7 posted 05-23-2011 05:50 AM

Need something like that for my 500 Holland & Holland Nitro Express.
(ok, maybe a little more putty then that…..)

-- All glory comes from daring to begin. ~ Eugene F. Ware

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josh

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#8 posted 05-23-2011 06:25 AM

That’s pretty cool

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#9 posted 05-23-2011 03:11 PM

Very cool project! You could sell these. I like the “this is my trap” reference.

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#10 posted 05-23-2011 04:40 PM

I wonder how much putty it would take to stop my old Ruger .44 stainless with the 9 inch magnaported barrel? Especially with the “enforcer” rounds I used to fire out of it?

Anyone got a 20 foot long box handy?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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marksalot2005

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#11 posted 05-23-2011 05:40 PM

LOL I wish it could be used for rimfire and centerfire guns. Then I could shoot my 357 Herret 14” Super Bull Contender at home lol. That would be great but my neighbors might not like all the holes thru everyone’s fences lol.. But at least the only noise made is from the CO2 pistol. When the pellet hits the target. Only a slight slap noise it heard. I love woodworking and target shooting. I could also say fishing, camping, hiking, way way back time hunting. Too many hobbies too little time. I have shot almost 250 rounds in the trap now. Hardly any damage to the clay. Its going to last a long long time.

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

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#12 posted 05-23-2011 05:59 PM

nice job like the putty idea keep it in the ten

-- bob

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Bertha

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#13 posted 05-23-2011 06:01 PM

Good Luck, Woodwrecker! You’ll be buying putty by the 100 pound sack!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#14 posted 05-28-2011 03:48 AM

Brillant. Consider one made tomorrow!

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#15 posted 11-05-2013 01:31 AM

With a 55 grain load in a 5.56/.223 round I would think that you could get by with filling the cavity with phone books and a steel plate at the end just in case.

-- If at first you don't succeed then maybe skydiving isn't for you.

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