In the two previous installments on A New Idea For A Silent Pellet Trap, I talked about using rubber mulch as a pellet trap filler. I over built that trap to accommodate the biggest and most powerful of AirGuns.
I aim to build a Silent pellet and slug trap that will accommodate all my air rifles including, up to and beyond the latest big bore AirGun in my arsenal, the mighty Dennis A. Quackenbush .58 cal Outlaw Short Rifle. We are talking serious power, designed for hunting deer and other large critters.
So what construction to build
1. A quiet trap
2. A safe trap that can stop .58 lead round balls and bullets as well as all the smaller pellets I fling at it.
3. A Silent trap that makes recycling the lead a much easier and complete chore.
4. A Silent pellet, slug and bullet trap that doesn’t weigh a hundred pounds.
I looked at non-hardening clay since it was fairly inexpensive and would be as Silent as duct seal. But this medium had the same issue of not being easy to recycle the lead from. Hmmm.
I suddenly had an epiphany and realized a perfect medium to use might be simple candle wax melted down in a big cube or cylinder. I got excited and started looking for cheap wax. Found a place on the web that sold old unused candles as scrap. $16 bough me 40 pounds of old funky candles!