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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,164 Senior Member
    Plastic tarp + rain + old people =


    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    If I had know Jerm was shootin .30 Carbine and if he didn't want the brass, I'd have gladly did a police call fer it and picked up any other brass in the AO.

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,094 Senior Member
    Big Chief said:
    If I had know Jerm was shootin .30 Carbine and if he didn't want the brass, I'd have gladly did a police call fer it and picked up any other brass in the AO.

    A lot of it was steel cased
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    Big Chief said:
    If I had know Jerm was shootin .30 Carbine and if he didn't want the brass, I'd have gladly did a police call fer it and picked up any other brass in the AO.

    A lot of it was steel cased
    In that case..........dang I fergitted to ask Big AL if he brought some .30 Carbine brass for me.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    All of that 30 Carbine was steel cased.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,094 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #37
    All of that 30 Carbine was steel cased.
    I knew what I saw was, but I wasn't keeping an eye on all of it, so I wasn't sure
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • GilaGila Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    Probably too large an area for a couple of these?


    That thing doesn't work, but it sure looks cool...
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,395 Senior Member
    Probably too large an area for a couple of these?


    Those don't work worth spit in grass over a half inch in height. I have one and have used it on my range, but I lower the mower deck and 'skin the ground' in the area the brass will fall. Those things are for picking up nuts like pecans and hickory nuts, and they work good for that as long as the leaf litter isn't too deep. Grass height, and the propensity for fescue grass to grow in tight clumps makes them ineffective where fescue is present. They work GREAT in sand and tiny gravel for picking up brass, though.
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  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,730 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #40
    Skin the ground a couple places and use 2 of the many pop-up canopies with tarps on the sides (maybe only right side) and back. Then you have 2 semi-auto "shooting houses". Doesn't seem all that freaking hard to be arguing about it....GEEZ
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,730 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #41
    cpj said:
    Michakav said:
    Skin the ground a couple places and use 2 of the many pop-up canopies with tarps on the sides (maybe only right side) and back. Then you have 2 semi-auto "shooting houses". Doesn't seem all that freaking hard to be arguing about it....GEEZ
    Another stellar idea. It’s not hot enough as is. We need to block the breeze all
    we can. . 👍


    Or, of course, we could spread a tarp....on the ground. 
    Oh my lord! You would argue with a fence post. Enclosed on 2 sides, oh no. Cut some damn slices in the tarps for your breeze..
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,730 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #42
    cpj said:
    Michakav said:
    cpj said:
    Michakav said:
    Skin the ground a couple places and use 2 of the many pop-up canopies with tarps on the sides (maybe only right side) and back. Then you have 2 semi-auto "shooting houses". Doesn't seem all that freaking hard to be arguing about it....GEEZ
    Another stellar idea. It’s not hot enough as is. We need to block the breeze all
    we can. . 👍


    Or, of course, we could spread a tarp....on the ground. 
    Oh my lord! You would argue with a fence post. 
    When the fence post has a dumbass idea, you are correct.  

    Your proving to be the fence post. Have fun trying to walk on and tripping over 1000 sq. ft of tarp. Hope it doesn't rain. My idea you don't even need tarp on the ground. No need to worry about rain either. Your the smartest man on the planet though and have a need to make others idea's feel inferior to yours. You do you buddy!
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,730 Senior Member
    Personally, I think all of them are good idea's to achieve the desired result. Well, except for the trailer shooting house. Sorry Wambli....lol 
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,730 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #44
    cpj said:
    Michakav said:
    cpj said:
    Michakav said:
    cpj said:
    Michakav said:
    Skin the ground a couple places and use 2 of the many pop-up canopies with tarps on the sides (maybe only right side) and back. Then you have 2 semi-auto "shooting houses". Doesn't seem all that freaking hard to be arguing about it....GEEZ
    Another stellar idea. It’s not hot enough as is. We need to block the breeze all
    we can. . 👍


    Or, of course, we could spread a tarp....on the ground. 
    Oh my lord! You would argue with a fence post. 
    When the fence post has a dumbass idea, you are correct.  

    Your proving to be the fence post. Have fun trying to walk on and tripping over 1000 sq. ft of tarp. Hope it doesn't rain. My idea you don't even need tarp on the ground. No need to worry about rain either. Your the smartest man on the planet though and have a need to make others idea's feel inferior to yours. You do you buddy!
    Your idea is exactly like.....doing nothing....you’re still picking the brass up  off the ground at the end of the day. 

    But  since you’ve been to a number of shoots and been on the hill...wait. Carry on. 
    You really got me there!  No need to pick the brass off the tarp either? Sure would be hard to pick that brass up when it is neat little piles along side the walls. Wow! Would be mobile to boot. You go ahead and carry on.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    Show up and show us how it is done. Or not... just show up. We can argue the details the night before over beers.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,730 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #46
    Show up and show us how it is done. Or not... just show up. We can argue the details the night before over beers.
    Would love too actually! Attend that is. I would not care how it got picked up, as long as it did. Would love to meet all of you some day, even ceepeejay.... ;)....or should I say, especially CPJ. My sausage game is pretty good, but I need to go against the master.
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,730 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #47
    cpj said:
    Couple guys pick up the tarp. Dump
    it in the bucket. Rocket science!
    Sounds so much easier than a couple guys picking up the neat piles laying by the wall....D.E.R.P.

    Your being very trivial. That's expected though. I don't hold it against you.
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,756 Senior Member
    Those quick up canopies come with screen walls. Most semi autos eject up and/or to the right. Put screen on the back and right side, hold it in place with a couple zip ties. You could also cut a tarp to cover the opening, say half way down and attach it to the frame with zip ties.  Now some mesh staked to the ground inside the shooting area and you'll get most of the brass. There are a lot of options clear plastic would work so everyone can see the shooter. I bought camo netting for duck hunting a couple of those would permit visibility and ventilation for a cheap price. Heck you could pick up a roll of nylon screen from the hardware store put it on the canopy and the ground. Fold it when the shoot is over and save it for the next year. 
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,756 Senior Member
    I did a quick web search and found nylon window screen 36"x25 feet for $20.
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #50
    It will just take a conscious effort by all shooters to police up their brass using a variety of means to help spot it and collect and most of it will be taken care of.

    Firing your gun(s) from about the same position and having a 'Spotter' or yourself seeing where it lands in the general area helps too. That way you have an idy approximately where to look.

    Maybe a brass catcher for ARs?  

    All the collective brain power on here I'm sure some novel idys will be presented. Some more workable, practical and acceptable than others. 

    I have used a tarp before at a TX ranch we were shootin in a pasture a lot on, it worked good.

    A good way to approach this issue is get in the mindset YOU/ME are primarily responsible for policing our brass up.



    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,625 Senior Member
    We always laid out a tarp in group shoots and staked it down with tent stakes, worked fine except it got a bit crowded on the tarp and you had to watch for flying brass, a CETME left a small dent on my forehead a couple times, no tripping and clean up was a breeze, took about an hour to sort brass though, but thats what beer is for.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    Buy a $100 (or less - or more) dollar prize (chip in, of course) to give to the person who starts with an empty sack and picks up the most pieces (or weight), by count or weight. The six persons with the lowest count have to rake and pick the already policed area till they find 'x' number of additional pieces or time runs out, while the rest of the crew cheers them on, while consuming adult beverages. Those who are physically challenged, due to age or infirmity, can be judges, or buy themselves out with a donation to the 'kitty'.

    Fun for all.
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,658 Senior Member
    Bring metal detectors, should be able to find any hiding in the grass.
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,164 Senior Member
    A few days before the shoot, put up a temporary fence around the firing line area. Throw in a few sheep.

    Now the grass is nice and short without throwing brass with a mower. Everyone bring a rake from home Each shooter can pick a 10' x 10' square to rake. All done in a bout 10 minutes without breaking much of a sweat.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,929 Senior Member
    We could just sit and talk and not fire the guns. Problem solved. B)
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,730 Senior Member
    We could just sit and talk and not fire the guns. Problem solved. B)
    Kumbaya
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,164 Senior Member
    Break out the drums and loin cloths.......
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio said:
    A few days before the shoot, put up a temporary fence around the firing line area. Throw in a few sheep.

    Now the grass is nice and short without throwing brass with a mower. Everyone bring a rake from home Each shooter can pick a 10' x 10' square to rake. All done in a bout 10 minutes without breaking much of a sweat.
    You would actually trust these people with sheep?
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,730 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #59
    You would actually trust these people with sheep?


     That about made me fall over. Living so close to West Virginia it is a common joke around this part of PA.

    It is usually...."West Virginia, where men are men and sheep are afraid"... :D
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Buffy would show up fer sure..................and fer days they would say

    'Buffy Come BA BA BA BACK'....................Happy Sheep animated emoticon

    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    He could leave his special Stall Climbing Boots home...............
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
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