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savasyn
06-24-2010, 3:04 PM
I'd never considered a brass catcher before, but now that I'm reloading .223 and can shoot at my local indoor range, I definitely see the appeal. I'm lucky if I'm getting back 60% of my brass given how far forward they eject over the line.

Has anyone found a good brass catcher that they can recommend for an AR?

I have a flat-topped upper with an EoTech, if that matters.

Thanks!

AlliedArmory
06-24-2010, 3:06 PM
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=855937

I use that one. Works good enough

Gio
06-24-2010, 3:09 PM
I borrowed a UTG from Nessal, it worked pretty good and I was able to recover 98% of my brass. I have a VLTOR MUR and a ASA Forged upper and that makes it a little bit tougher to find a good brass catcher.

I would love to get a polymer one like what they used in "Navy Seals" :laugh:

nemisis1400
06-24-2010, 3:13 PM
I tie a plastic baggie to the side of my ar-15

unusedusername
06-24-2010, 3:15 PM
I have a few different brass catchers, but I really prefer the 3BUCC one over the rest. It connects to the rail on top of the AR and fits over the ejection port.

I don't like the UTG one as it is a real pain to put on and take off, and the hard plastic one does not hold enough brass to be useful (full after one 10 round mag, really?).

The bottom is held closed with velcro so you can use it in open in a sort of "anti-brass flying across the room" mode or closed in a true brass catching mode.

The bag can pull off the low profile rail mount so you don't need to bring a hex key to the range with you. This rail mount works fine on my flat-top along with BUIS and optics.

It's pricey at $60, but it's worth it.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=6119/pid=1541/sku/AR_15_AR_10_Flat_Top_Brass_Catcher_Black
http://www.brownells.com/userdocs/skus/p_100000735_4.jpg

savasyn
06-24-2010, 3:22 PM
Awesome, thanks guys!

pacrimguru
06-24-2010, 3:34 PM
http://www.valkyrietactical.com/images/co205-m.jpg (http://www.valkyrietactical.com/product_info.php?cPath=61_78&products_id=1470)

PEBKAC
06-24-2010, 3:59 PM
I have a few different brass catchers, but I really prefer the 3BUCC one over the rest. It connects to the rail on top of the AR and fits over the ejection port.

I don't like the UTG one as it is a real pain to put on and take off, and the hard plastic one does not hold enough brass to be useful (full after one 10 round mag, really?).

The bottom is held closed with velcro so you can use it in open in a sort of "anti-brass flying across the room" mode or closed in a true brass catching mode.

The bag can pull off the low profile rail mount so you don't need to bring a hex key to the range with you. This rail mount works fine on my flat-top along with BUIS and optics.

It's pricey at $60, but it's worth it.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=6119/pid=1541/sku/AR_15_AR_10_Flat_Top_Brass_Catcher_Black
http://www.brownells.com/userdocs/skus/p_100000735_4.jpg
I use something like this on my XCR, and yes, it is pricey. Also kind of a pain if you have to move it between multiple rifles.

However it is very solid and I have yet to lose any brass (assuming I remember to put the bag on).

NorCalDustin
06-24-2010, 4:06 PM
http://www.valkyrietactical.com/images/co205-m.jpg (http://www.valkyrietactical.com/product_info.php?cPath=61_78&products_id=1470)

Whats what mine looks like... Got it from Sacramento Black Rifle:
http://www.sacramentoblackrifle.com/product_p/cond-205.htm

savasyn
06-24-2010, 6:01 PM
Whats what mine looks like... Got it from Sacramento Black Rifle:
http://www.sacramentoblackrifle.com/product_p/cond-205.htm

Do you find it to be effective and easy to use? I like the price on that one :)

socal-shooter
06-24-2010, 7:52 PM
screw mounting any of that to my rifle

grab the nearest ho and put her to work

http://www.yooralla.com.au/DVAGRAPHICS/AH17-0006.jpg

Ross
06-24-2010, 7:57 PM
Don't you have kids?

smoothy8500
06-24-2010, 8:04 PM
savasyn, I have one from UTG...looks the same. As it the pouch fills it sags, sometimes blocking the ejection port. I use it at the indoor range with the zipper on the bottom open. It drops the brass at my feet. I'm 95% happy with it. On occasion I have to fiddle with it to not block ejection, or hot brass sticks to the mesh.

AlliedArmory
06-24-2010, 8:18 PM
the UTG one works good for what it is. Like others have said, you have to fiddle with it so it does not block the ejection port. If the hot brass does not go into the bag, it falls right on your hand. lol

NorCalDustin
06-24-2010, 8:22 PM
Do you find it to be effective and easy to use? I like the price on that one :)

It's got some easy to remove (but stable) Velcro on it which makes it easy to use and position. Use common sense when positioning (EX: Dont block the ejection port, its really not hard.)
It also has a wire frame around the opening that goes up to the gun which adds to how well it stays in place.
It has a zipper at the bottom that brass can be unzipped into an ammo can, bag, bucket etc... Makes life so simple.
The mesh bag will hold at least 30, .223 casings before it needs emptying.
I've never had a problem with brass sticking to it or melting the mesh and I own 3 of these.
On AR-15's it work's very well and catches all my brass. Some time's when at the range I will set it up so that the zipper is open and the brass falls right into an ammo can.
I've used it on a 10/22, it does a good enough job. It probably catches 90% of the brass (I did bend the wire frame just a little to make it work better on the 10/22).


It does what I need it to do... It saves me from picking up my brass at the range and when in the national forest it makes sure that I leave the area even cleaner than how i found it.

Now I get to do more shooting and less picking up brass...

joelogic
06-24-2010, 8:55 PM
For the butt shooters out there the velcro one if fine but dont try to run and gun with it. The velcro only attaches at one point and as smoothy said it can block the ejection port and the mesh bag flops around. The 3bacc one is the same one DS arms sells for their FAL just a different mount. I can speak for the FAL brass catcher that you can run and gun with it no problem. If anything use a brass deflector and have it drop straight down.
http://www.dillonprecision.com/uimages/missing_images/12541_12542_12543_ar_15_brass_deflector_m.jpg
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joelogic
06-24-2010, 9:06 PM
This one looks pretty good too. Anyone try it?
http://www.elmfg.com/store/univbc.html
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Teeg
06-24-2010, 10:24 PM
I use E&L's on several different rifles. They work good, except for a jam every once in a while.

slomofo
06-24-2010, 10:58 PM
I use one that looks like that E&L ^^^ at the indoor range I shoot at, it works pretty good but fills up pretty quickly and would jam periodically before I modified it. I don't save my brass, but the indoor range I use has separators that are too close together so my casings bounce off the wall and land on the back of my neck. I cut the bottom out so the rounds eject downwards instead of to the side, off the wall, and down my shirt. Works great since I cut the bottom out, but works pretty good as well without the bottom cutout.

bjl333
06-24-2010, 11:34 PM
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=855937

I use that one. Works good enough



I use that one also. But I bent the top and bottom rail up and down to creat a flat hexagon. This way the opening is a little wider and it keeps the mesh catcher open a little more. I've develope the habit of tilting my rifle to the right after each 10 rds. This will clear all the brass bunching up around the mouth of the catcher.