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Nice as soon as I read your headline I was thinking here we go . The machinist catch box take an engineering degree to set up lol . Nice and simple Shane I like it !
Haha. Funny you say that. You should see my plans for the original one I wanted to build. Self resetting knockdowns and an ammo funnel. I'll build one day lol.
 

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Nice as soon as I read your headline I was thinking here we go . The machinist catch box take an engineering degree to set up lol . Nice and simple Shane I like it !
Haha. Funny you say that. You should see my plans for the original one I wanted to build. Self resetting knockdowns and an ammo funnel. I'll build one day lol.
i can just imagine m8 . I have some 3/4 multiplex but it's wraped in 3 mill stainless some machines came packed in it I thinking something like that
 

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Nice as soon as I read your headline I was thinking here we go . The machinist catch box take an engineering degree to set up lol . Nice and simple Shane I like it !
I had the same thought. All my machinist friends are big time over achievers. I dig their style, but I am a bit lackadaisical and more of a wing it tinkerer.

Island Made, that is simple and very portable catchbox, friend.

I sometimes carry paracord and an old bed sheet for a takedown pocketable backstop...like on hikes.
 

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Great built as always, Island.

My concern is the ricochets when you accidentally land shots on the metal components that hold the spinners. Since you place the various spinners together within a small area, my experience tells me ricochet is likely to happen very often. I reckon elastic tubes (yeah literally those for slingshots) or regular strings are better fits to avoid ricochets.
 

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Nice as soon as I read your headline I was thinking here we go . The machinist catch box take an engineering degree to set up lol . Nice and simple Shane I like it !
I had the same thought. All my machinist friends are big time over achievers. I dig their style, but I am a bit lackadaisical and more of a wing it tinkerer.
Island Made, that is simple and very portable catchbox, friend.
I sometimes carry paracord and an old bed sheet for a takedown pocketable backstop...like on hikes.
Thanks Pat! Ya sometimes us machinist can get a little carried away lol. But I'm a full believer that simpler is a lot of the times better. And that's a great idea carrying a bed sheet and cord! That's about as portable as it gets!!
 

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Great built as always, Island.

My concern is the ricochets when you accidentally land shots on the metal components that hold the spinners. Since you place the various spinners together within a small area, my experience tells me ricochet is likely to happen very often. I reckon elastic tubes (yeah literally those for slingshots) or regular strings are better fits to avoid ricochets.
Thank you, and thanks for your concern. I shoot pretty heavy (full butter) and I've shot this about 200 times in the past few days with 0 ricochets, the threaded rod is round of course, so any shots that hit it above Center will deflect up into the catchbox, and any that contact low with get drove down into the backstop. And if you manage to get it dead on Center, with 15-18 pfe coming at it there's enough give in the plastice tub that it just gets out of the way lol.
 
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