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problemchild
06-30-2012, 12:03 PM
NOT brass catchers!

I'm wondering if they work without causing failures to eject? Looking at the simple deflectors that cost about 20 bucks.

Going to mount it on a flat-top rail.

tomd1584
06-30-2012, 12:09 PM
For what type of weapon?

technique
06-30-2012, 12:19 PM
For your LMT .30cal?

problemchild
06-30-2012, 12:37 PM
NOT brass catchers!

I'm wondering if they work without causing failures to eject? Looking at the simple deflectors that cost about 20 bucks.

Going to mount it on a flat-top rail AR-15 .223.
AR-15 .223

SA227driver
06-30-2012, 12:39 PM
Most modern AR uppers come with brass deflectors installed. Never had a problem with them.

MXRider
06-30-2012, 12:50 PM
Are you talking about the bolt on ones that kick the brass forward? I have seen one used before and it seemed to work ok. I have to ask why though? If you are at a range shooting off the bench just get a brass catcher or put up a net. I really can't see any practical application for this item.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/385623/tc-accessories-brass-deflector-ar-15-a3-steel-matte

clutchy
06-30-2012, 10:03 PM
even as a lefty having shells flying across my face i've never had an issue.

the built in deflector works fine.

dfletcher
07-01-2012, 5:47 PM
Are you talking about the bolt on ones that kick the brass forward? I have seen one used before and it seemed to work ok. I have to ask why though? If you are at a range shooting off the bench just get a brass catcher or put up a net. I really can't see any practical application for this item.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/385623/tc-accessories-brass-deflector-ar-15-a3-steel-matte

I shoot lefty and can't set up a net on the bench. Personally I don't care if I get brass dumped on me. My point of view is pretty much "sorry, it's a range" if whoever happens to be next to me is bothered, especially when they set up after me and see a braked semi auto rifle being used. Still, I'll once in a while use the deflector pictured above if it's a new shooter, Dad with kid. The thing seems to work well.