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Old 03-19-2010, 10:13   #1
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Shell deflector

I thought I'd show my newly made shell deflector. I took an old Chinese side mount scope rail drilling and tapping it for 8-32. I also machined in recesses in the underside for the screw heads. Add some leather I had and you have a quick and easily removable shell deflector so you don't have to go chasing your brass.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:22   #2
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That looks good! I have been using shop rags for years, just lay over the scope.
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Old 03-19-2010, 17:54   #4
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Bags and flaps just don't seem very elegant to me. That's why I resurrected this thread a few days ago:

Brass catcher

I was satisfied with the answers to my questions and I plan to buy the E&L 102A for my All-Weather Ranch.

http://www.brasscatchers.com/store/brasscatcher.html
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The nice thing about this setup is that it does not impede the action at all.
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My only concern would be deflecting the shell back into the ejection port and preventing the bolt from closing. Not a big problem at the range - just clear it. But if I'm really zoned in, I wouldn't want the distraction of a malfunction or jam. Of course, we'd be crazy to use something like this in a "critical" situation.

Nicely done, though.
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Exactly. In a serious situation, one turn of the screw and off it comes. If your saftey is on the line, you wouldn't be worried about collecting your brass.
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