I have a Sumatra 500 and a Artemis PP700S-A but getting to plink in the back yard is becoming a pain as both my PCP's have silencers but the 6mm metal plate I use for a backstop is making quite the noise with impact. I searched the DIY thread and decided to make a silent pellet trap.
- 4mm 250 x 250 metal backstop x 1 - R45
- 25mm Aluminium angle bar x 2m - R130
- Plastic compound x 7 packet, this was sourced from Voltex - R75 x 7 = R525 Not cheap at all
- 250 x 250 3mm masonite - Had some laying around
- self tappers x 4
I framed the 4mm steel backstop with the aluminium angle bar and then made a second square from the aluminum that fits snug in the first and then cut the masonite to fit inside this square.
I proceeded to fill the first "box" with the plastic compound and then closed the "box" with the lid making sure the masonite is placed on top of the plastic compound.
I then stood on top of the box to ensure the plastic compound is properly compressed. Clamped the edges with G Clamps and drilled holes in the sides to lock together using self tapping screws.
I added two paper clamps to the front to attach targets with.
and also added a footplate to help the target stand at attention
Now for the test to see how it holds up to the task.