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Catching spent hulls from a BT 99 ejector

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by KS trap, Apr 6, 2013.

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  1. KS trap

    KS trap Member

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    Can someone describe a good way to catch spent hulls by hand when the ejector spits them out from a BT 99?
     
  2. Star4Ever

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    Put your left hand over it as you open the action with the right thumb and hand.
    My BT99 has a shell lifter.
    Some like the lifters, others the extractor.
    I think the BT100 allows you to change from lifter to extractor.

    Art
     
  3. the old guy

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    Do it like the bunker shooters. Let them eject and catch them in mid-air before they reach shoulder height.
     
  4. spitter

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    Assuming you're right handed, holding the forearm in your left hand, crack the release lever with your right hand and then place the hand over the action...

    I use my right forearm pressing down against the stock's comb to actuate the ejector, launching the hull into my hand...

    If you're left handed, reverse...

    Jay
     
  5. Oregunner

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    Hold the barrel perpendicular to the ground and tip the stock back as you open the breach. The hull will shoot straight up in the air. Catch it on the way back down or let it land in your hull bag on your belt. You might want to practice this at home first, as it is more impressive if you don't miss them as you try to catch them. :) Mark
     
  6. the old guy

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    Good Mark. I like that.
     
  7. Dave P

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    I find that what Spitter said works best with my BT-100
     
  8. grntitan

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    So you are asking how to catch? Hmmmm
     
  9. KS trap

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    Exactly how do shooters eject them and catch the hull before it reaches their shoulder?
     
  10. mike680

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    I catch mine about 3/4 of the way up to my shoulder. Just a little hand eye coordination is all you need.
    Mike
     
  11. Bird30

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    Singles isn't to bad it is the doubles that is hard. Just try it. :)
     
  12. redfin

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    change the spring to a lighter one,or cut the original. then the shell will just pop a few inches out.e-z to catch. all of my brownings are like that. joseph
     
  13. the old guy

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    I've seen my old buddy bunker shooter Bob Kalwas from Rochester NY catch BOTH empties by extending his right arm to it's fullest extent over his head and never miss catching both WITHOUT LOOKING. I catch mine within 6 inches of the breech or I eject them straight up so that they land in the buckets in front of the mikes on bunker stations. It's fun and breaks the boredom.
     
  14. KS trap

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    Old guy - How does he extend his right hand above his head if he is using his right forearm to press on the comb and open the action?
     
  15. Haskins Bill

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    Jeez just don't watch the current Volkswagen commercial to learn or you will never be succesfull at it!!! He he. Like was mentioned just use your forearm to push the stock down after pushing lever over and cup your hand over the breech and they pop right into your hand, as Spitter posted. That way if you are tossing empties and it is not frowned upon to let the worn out ones hit the ground you have both options. Bill
     
  16. eightbore

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    It seems to me that Spitter is the only person posting on this thread who has ever shot a shotgun.
     
  17. Ahab

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    Instead of using your thumb to move the lever ... use the right side of your hand down towards the heel to do it ... the hull will pop up into your fingers.
     
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    the thumb pad, Ahab.
     
  19. Perazzi_MX8

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    For many years I just open the lever with my right thumb and as I break the action open and cup my right hand close to the back of the shell. I trap the butt stock with my right arm against my body as I open it. Not even slightly a big deal for me with my ejector BT-99's, Citori or Perazzi.


    If I'm shooting and not saving the hulls I let them fly over my right shoulder. There is no finer smell than a Federal Paper leaving a smoking trail near your nose. If I were a better shooter and could get on Federal's free shell program, I'd shoot nothing else and never reload again.
     
  20. Kingbang

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    Watch some one and practice at home. If your shooting to get better or for score? You don't need this in your mind. It is cool though when you go straight or win and can catch that hull shoulder high and make it look easy! HA HA.

    Dennis
     
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