Tactical Brass Recovery brass catchers review.

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  1. TEXASLAWMAN

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    I keep getting questions about my brass catcher. I use the catcher's from Tactical Brass Recovery http://www.tacticalbrassrecovery.com/ I have three different versions now. The first bag I have been using for three years now the zipper broke on it and they promptly replaced the whole bag. The first bag is still working great, I bought a second bag about a year ago it was almost Identical to the first but with a beefier mount. About four weeks ago I got the latest catcher called the operator this thing is an improvement in almost every way it has four positions to fold the bag out, it has a throw lever attachment, and it has a brass trap in the bag to keep the brass in when the rifle is hanging.

     
  2. Brian Shaffer

    Brian Shaffer Pro Staff Third Coast Thermal SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I certainly like mine.
     
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    Best review yet of this catcher. Nice to see how it functions.
     
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    Thanks TLM!!
     
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    DaveABQ Albuquerque, NM

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    I still need to get one, that way I don't have to listen to the sound of my brass bouncing off the walls and floor of my blinds.
     
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    The new operator model is very nice the more I use it the more I like it.
     
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    TLM -

    Are you using the Standard length Operator model brass catcher ?

    Dennis
     
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    Curly Shuffle LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Using these also, one of the best AR investments for my rifle I have made, they are great!!! BANG BANG!!!
     
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    rob072770 Lewisville NC SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Wow tried to buy one today all gone...... Left a email to see when back in stock.
     
  10. WhoCares

    WhoCares LSB Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I just purchased one of these brass catchers. My old Caldwell won't work with my Thermal scope so I've been loosing tons of 6.8 brass (that's an exaggeration:)) I hope these work as good as reviewed, should get it next week.
     
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    Curly Shuffle LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    They work!! BANG BANG!!
     
  12. TEXASLAWMAN

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    Mine are all still working use them every week. DJ would manage to break one in a week but just about anyone else should be fine lol.
     
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    I have not lost a single piece of brass using my TBR catcher.
    These are built pretty tough so really can't imagine breaking one... Even so, I bet we could put DJ in a round rubber room and he could manage to break an Anvil !
     
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    i was about to pop a top when i saw a 5 min vid by doggie. thought he might be coming around. then i saw the date and lost my chub.
     
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    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    You guys are out of my league.

    Not only do I have a short attention span, I'm notably thrifty. I just took a cheap brass catcher from Amazon or eBay
    https://www.amazon.com/Catcher-Tactical-Deluxe-Zippered-Bottom/dp/B01LX5HM5T/
    and ripped off the velcro attachment thingy. I got a detachable picatinny rail mounting thing, threw away the picatinny rail part and made a plate out of bar stock. I drilled and tapped it, got some longer screws from Home Depot, and sandwiched the wires that previously went into the velco between the plate and the detachable part of the mount. I hope all that technical mumbo-jumbo didn't throw anyone …

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    I doubt that it's as good as the Caldwell, and it probably won't last as long either. But it was inexpensive and I had fun figuring out how to put it all together.
     
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    I have the Caldwell and one someone was making on 68 forum
     
  17. TEXASLAWMAN

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    Yea the one on 6.8 was almost a direct copy of the first gen TBR.
     
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    I've got several TBR's and the latest version with the 4 position stop & quick release is awesome. So nice to flip the catcher forward when checking chamber, cleaning, or rare occasion of clearing jam. I was a little hesitant given the steep price but like most things you get what you pay for.

    FWIW I did break the composite frame on one of the earlier models, from either cramming it under the truck seat or b/c I'm lefty and it bangs against my chest when rifle is slung. I contacted Lew at TBR about cost of repair (since I broke it) and he fixed it at no charge and had it back to me with the quickness. Great customer service.
     
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    My brass catcher showed up today. It's very well engineered considering it's only job is to catch brass. It's a little heavier than I expected but considering all the other crap on my rifle I guess it really doesn't matter. The other brass catchers I had just would not work with my thermal set up but I was tired of loosing brass and leaving them laying in the framrs fields. This will work nicely.


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    Nice but that thing is huge, looks bulky??
     

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