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BANGLIST Technical Question re: AK47, brass deflectors and/or brass catchers
my own dire need | 29 OCT 03 | King Prout

Posted on 10/29/2003 11:03:51 AM PST by King Prout

Does anyone manufacture brass deflectors and/or brass catchers for the AK47? I need one.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: ak47; bag; bang; banglist; rhodesia
Here's the deal: My AK47 spits empties out to a distance of up to 45 feet. This makes policing up the brass a royal PITA. Also, a bit uncomfortable to anyone on a range-station to my right. This is the one and only thing I do not like about this rifle. All home-built attempts have thus far failed to function properly - most have deflected the empty straight back in through the ejection port, causing hellacious stovepipe jams. I give up. I'd like to know if anyone has already solved this problem, and has a product on the market.

Specs: 7.62x39mm AK47; civilian model; "Maadi" stamped metal receiver; Bullpup retrofit kit.

Can anyone do me a solid and hook me up with a solution?

1 posted on 10/29/2003 11:03:52 AM PST by King Prout
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To: Travis McGee; archy; Shooter 2.5; 45Auto; Joe Brower; *bang_list
BANG!
2 posted on 10/29/2003 11:05:14 AM PST by King Prout (...he took a face from the ancient gallery, then he... walked on down the hall....)
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To: King Prout
http://www.deltaforce.com/catalog/el.html
3 posted on 10/29/2003 11:06:29 AM PST by So Cal Rocket
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To: King Prout
http://www.brasscatchers.com/brass.htm
4 posted on 10/29/2003 11:25:23 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed
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To: King Prout
Can you do me a solid also?
Can anyone tell me if a .45-70 rifle is suitable for elk?
5 posted on 10/29/2003 11:55:57 AM PST by Rocky Mountain High
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To: King Prout
Bushmaster AK brass catcher - $35


6 posted on 10/29/2003 12:24:38 PM PST by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: King Prout
see it here:

Brass Catcher

7 posted on 10/29/2003 12:25:57 PM PST by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: King Prout
AK 47 discussion forum:

AK 47 Forum

8 posted on 10/29/2003 12:29:03 PM PST by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: King Prout
John Masen shell deflector, AK 47, SKS from Midway: $4

Shell Deflector

9 posted on 10/29/2003 12:31:13 PM PST by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: Rocky Mountain High
Can anyone tell me if a .45-70 rifle is suitable for elk?

Absolutely, in terms of terminal effect. 45-70 will KIA any big game in N. America.

The only drawback to 45-70 is trajectory, Elk can require some long-ish shots and 45-70 has something of a "rainbow" trajectory compared to the medium bore magnums or even 30-06.

Pick a load and get comfortable with shot placement out to 200yds or so and you'll do fine.

10 posted on 10/29/2003 12:35:35 PM PST by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: xsrdx
Much appreciated.
11 posted on 10/29/2003 12:37:33 PM PST by Rocky Mountain High
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To: Rocky Mountain High
Max range for 45-70 should probably be 150yd or less on Elk as it loses energy rapidly. Just be prepared to get in close and pass up long shots.

Terrain is important also, if you know your shot is likely to be over 150yd you may want to consider a longer range cartidge.

12 posted on 10/29/2003 12:44:39 PM PST by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: Rocky Mountain High
You have freepmail...
13 posted on 10/29/2003 12:54:34 PM PST by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: Rocky Mountain High
here's an article from Shooting Times about hunting Elk with the .45-70:

Elk Hunting

14 posted on 10/29/2003 1:53:34 PM PST by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: 45Auto; Beelzebubba; So Cal Rocket
You are ALL Da Man!
Thanks!
15 posted on 10/29/2003 3:02:29 PM PST by King Prout (...he took a face from the ancient gallery, then he... walked on down the hall....)
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To: 45Auto
I might as well get that muzzle-brake, too - saves me the trouble of machining one.
again, thanks for turning me on to that site.
thanks also for letting me know of the AK discussion forum.
16 posted on 10/29/2003 3:08:16 PM PST by King Prout (...he took a face from the ancient gallery, then he... walked on down the hall....)
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To: King Prout
Buy a brass catcher.

Mine has caught 14,000 rounds from my AR 15.

Fifty dollars is cheap police up..

Chicagofarmer

17 posted on 10/29/2003 3:45:53 PM PST by CHICAGOFARMER (Citizen Carry)
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To: 45Auto
"here's an article from Shooting Times about hunting Elk with the .45-70:"

Thanks for posting the article link. I shoot .45-70 but not at elk (Hawaii, you know).

18 posted on 10/30/2003 9:01:56 AM PST by etcetera
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To: 45Auto; Rocky Mountain High

I clicked on your link, and this is what appeared:

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The website you are trying to view is a phishing scam site that steals personal information.

For your protection, we have blocked access to this site from AOL.





......anyway, I have not done it, but friends have had great results with 300 grain bullets. They shoot flatter, but still have enough weight and diameter to be very effective.



19 posted on 01/17/2007 6:25:00 PM PST by PoorMuttly ("The worst of all fears is the fear of living." Theodore Roosevelt, 1913)
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To: King Prout

You might want to get a new recoil spring. A weak one might be causing it to sling brass into the next zip code.


20 posted on 01/17/2007 6:36:49 PM PST by Nachoman (Just because you're a kook doesn't mean there isn't a conspiracy.)
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To: Nachoman

ps - you might want to try new ejectors on the AKs with stovepipe problems.


21 posted on 01/17/2007 6:39:36 PM PST by Nachoman (Just because you're a kook doesn't mean there isn't a conspiracy.)
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To: Nachoman

whoa! that's a blast from the past. I built a brass-catcher for my bullpup, thanks.
I've fired a few more AKs, and the Saiga-12, subsequent to this thread.
they all have slung brass in the same direction, and with comparable force.
I suspect it is just the nature of the breed.
thanks.


22 posted on 01/18/2007 12:59:45 AM PST by King Prout (many complain I am overly literal... this would not be a problem if fewer people were under-precise)
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