Caldwell Universal Brass Catcher SA
About this deal
There are plenty of options when it comes to quality and design and many of your favourite firearm accessory brands may have their own impression of what a brass catcher should look like. As a general rule of thumb, just make sure your brass catching materials are resistant to high heat.
In a former life, I used to spend a fair bit of my time in armoured vehicles, with the taxpayer kindly providing copious amounts of ammo for the co-axial General- Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG). I was often asked to turn it into loose links and empty cases with the best combination of speed and accuracy I could muster. In case you hadn’t already guessed, this was a lot of fun. First, it’s a lot of fun to shoot, but you still have to clean the ejected case later. After all, responsible people do not want to harm the environment or leave garbage behind. If these cases are collected automatically, the cleanup will be much faster.It’s a very good design but there is room for improvement in two areas. First (and least), the grub screw for lateral adjustment is tiny and quite hard to get at; and second, the overlap between the male and female connectors occurs above the rail, requiring 3/8” clearance under the scope. This is too much for my 34mm- tubed Minox tactical scopes in their medium-height Tier One rings. I didn’t want to re-equip with higher rings, so this had me looking for yet another design. The Caldwell Universal Brass Catcher S.A. is the perfect tool for any reloader or conscious shooter. This expended brass catcher conveniently fits onto bolt-action and semi-automatic rifles to allow you to focus on shooting, rather than worrying about where your brass is landing. When the bag is full (100 rounds of .223) simply use the zipper on the bottom of the bag to empty the casings into your desired container and keep shooting.
Not in the bag design, but there is a case against attaching it to the top rail. Ideally, the rail should be left clear for any other mountable device. Having said that, once you have solved the small issues with the clip position, this is very good value for money. The bag will take about 100 casings, which is all you need weight-wise, before emptying it. So, what is the purpose of the brass catcher? Well, they are pretty handy to be in the shooting range for several reasons: Overall, if you’re looking for a way to keep your range clean and free of spent brass, a brass catcher is an invaluable accessory that can save you money in the long run. However, be sure to evaluate how it will affect the performance of your rifle and whether or not occasional shells may still escape. With this information in mind, you’ll be able to make an informed decision on whether or not a brass catcher is right for you. What makes a good brass catcher?
Yes, a lot of gun owners dread the clean-up process, and there is spent brass that has seemingly run wild in every direction. This will take you some time to clean up, and you can wonder – if it is even possible to find all of them?