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Old December 14th, 2012, 12:11   #1
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DIY BB catcher/plinker thinga-ma-jig

Hey guys,

So the wife is tired of of stepping on bb's and I am looking to take a few less ricochets from shooting my pistol in my basement. I am going to make my own bb catcher cage type thing as I am fairly handy building stuff.

Just wondering if any of you have made one and have any thoughts/ideas/pictures of any type of thing before I start.

Dimensions will probably be about 2ft X 2ft. I am thinking the best thing to put inside of the cage would be just plain clothing material bunched up as it would easily catch the bb's and not make any noise. Maybe just use clips on the frame to hold paper targets? What would you make it from or how would you do it if you have or would be making one?!
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Old December 14th, 2012, 13:06   #2
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There are lots of DIY ones that people have made on here. They range from as simple as a cardboard box with lots of crumpled paper. And can be as fancy as a custom wood box with clay on the inside to adsorb the energy from the BBs.

I forget who it was, but someone on here made a nice fancy wooden one like that and used a clip board with a square cut in it to hold targets.

EDIT: It was like this

http://www.archerairguns.com/Premium...trpnoputty.htm
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Old December 14th, 2012, 13:09   #3
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Already done :

http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=119181 http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=119181
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Old December 14th, 2012, 13:17   #4
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Yep thats the one I was taking about. I keep meaning to make one like that but my good ol cardboard box is still kicking.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 14:06   #5
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I was using a large coffee can with single coragated cardboard rolled up in it. It kept 99% of the bb's that hit it. Could probably do the same with a bucket or garbage can to make larger target
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Old December 14th, 2012, 14:12   #6
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down and dirty..

Cardboard box.. + phone book ( who uses these things anyway)

+ a couple of layers of cardboard over the phone book

last piece of cardboard.. 2 inches bigger than the box.. fold the edges in.. and stuff it in the box.. this will hold all the BBs inside the target.

Stand the box up.. and shoot!

Cost $0
Time 5 minutes..

last.. mine.. 6 years so far ( I change the cardboard every once in a while)
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Old December 14th, 2012, 14:22   #7
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Right on! I was thinking of making a wooden frame one but I do like the $0 idea better! The 5min time is kinda nice too!
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Old December 14th, 2012, 14:43   #8
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I work in a box plant the possibilities are endless.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 14:51   #9
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I work in a box plant the possibilities are endless.
Haha this was a bit random but I will go with it.....they are endless! Haha
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Old December 15th, 2012, 01:19   #10
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I went with that method. and covered it with a heavy fabric, the putty absorbs the impact, protects the fabric and last's longer since they do not burry in
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Old December 15th, 2012, 14:09   #11
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I found this and it works great

5 Gallon BB trap

I can shoot in my garage all year.
Make sure you're wearing eye protection though, if you hit the frame, that BB is coming straight back at you.

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Old December 15th, 2012, 19:25   #12
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down and dirty..
Quick and Dirty using stuff left over after making the wife a new kitchen (literally converted a small room into a kitchen and the base cabinets were made by yours truly, didn't buy pre-made ones).

Had a bunch of left over wood ...

a little less then half a sheet of plywood, a 2 foot piece of 2x4, and some 1x2 I had left over plus a can of Krylon I had ...





And with a target ...



Yes I used a couple of screws with paper clips to hold the target down, and that plastic peg at the top center is the cap off the syring I use for blowing up worms while trout fishing.

Took 30 minutes with my handheld jig saw and a few screws (plus paint time). With scrap material (maybe $20 if you bought it from Home Depot just for this).

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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:39   #13
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If you hang heavy fabric (I use a sheet of fleece) about 2 inches in front of the back of your box instead of attached to the back, be it cardboard or wood, then you don't need clay or anything to absorb the energy. Only attach the fabric at the top so it can move. The BB's hit the fabric, dissipate energy rapidly, and then just fall to the bottom of the box. You can do it with an old blanket, etc.

I also put a small angled piece of cardboard at the front of the box bottom so it slopes to the front. Then a small hole in the corner lets the BB's drain down into a bucket for disposal.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 17:04   #14
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Much thanks all great ideas! Using a piece of fabric to absorb the bb is what i shoot at when i use my chrono. This works very well and is near silent. The angled piece on the bottom is a fine idea to collect bb's!
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Old December 17th, 2012, 17:11   #15
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I use an old blanket on the wall. It stops the bb's well and a quick shopvac and the bb's are gone.
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