Re: Collecting-up Spent Brass Casings
No. Depends, pretty much, on the gun. I've got a CZ52 that throws brass 30 feet or more to the right and about 15 feet back. I've got a 1911 that drops 'em on top of my head. Most guns are pretty consistent, as long as you stick with the same ammo. One brand of ammo might drop the cases in a 3-foot circle, 5 foot right and two foot forward, while changing to another brand might throw them 6 foot right, 10 foot forward, and put them in an eight-foot circle. Just need to figger out where your gun throws the brass, and then put your tarp in that area. This is where a spotter comes in handy.
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