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I'm trying to find an inexpensive universal brass catcher that I could use on my HK91 clone. I was considering a Caldwell AR-15 mesh catcher. Has anyone ever tried one of these? Anyone ever try anything else with any success? I'm trying to stay away from the nearly $60 hard plastic ones made for G3s
 

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I'm trying to find an inexpensive universal brass catcher that I could use on my HK91 clone. I was considering a Caldwell AR-15 mesh catcher. Has anyone ever tried one of these? Anyone ever try anything else with any success? I'm trying to stay away from the nearly $60 hard plastic ones made for G3s
https://elmfg.com/store/brasscatcher.html#Anchor-3800

E&L manufacturing does make a universal model that will fit a rail. The problem with the soft nylon ones, mesh or otherwise is 'hot brass'. It can and will melt the nylon as it passes through it. The hard plastic does work most of the time. It can be modified to open up the bottom to dump the brass into a bag or at your feet. A port buffer will keep the brass closer to you. RTG has the POF if you can mount it on your rifle. Another mod to the soft nylon would be a 'shield' like deflector inside the bag to prevent blow through. I use brass catchers for a variety of weapons, some attach to the weapon others are 'free standing'. The shooting environment determines which one to use. Google will give you many hours of viewing and reading!
 

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Cheap/free solution, hang a shop towel over the ejection port.

I tie one around my scope base to hold it in place so it drapes loosely over the ejection port and it drops the brass right down next to the rifle. Have had no malfunctions due to the towel over the port.
 

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YEAH!! Steve and Sammy got it right. The E&L works great but can be compromised by a scoped set up. I have used the towel and a hat. I use a hat with a piece of duct tape when brass retrieval is a must, other than that its not worth walking to the next county to get it back.
 

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Another benefit is that the shop rag also prevents the brass from getting the case ding from bouncing off the rear of the ejection port.
 

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Thank you for all the responses. I have the welded case deflector on my rifle. It does prevent brass damage and keeps the brass in the same county. However in tall grass it's still a hell of a hunt trying to find the brass.
 

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I have been contemplating a home made variety out of canvas that would either be closed at the bottom making a bag or make a very long one that would dump into a 5 gallon bucket sitting next to the shooting bench.
 

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I took one of those light corrugated plastic political yard signs and stapled it to the end of a short block of fire wood. Just set it on the bench by the ejection port. Great if you can leave it at the range or you can pull it apart to put in trunk
 
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