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I shot on a squad last night with a guy who was using an auto-loader of some sort that could spit hulls 2 posts away. Somebody in the club house produced a thick rubber band for him to put over the receiver to control the ejection, but none of us knew were to put it.

Can somebody post a photo of a correctly placed rubber band on a typical auto-loader with the bolt closed that I can copy, print and post on the club bulletin board?

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Put it about where the bolt handle is when in battery. Make sure it on the muzzle end.
 

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Frank is right- it is usually does need to be moved

If you want to have it held there to put in your pouch-- right behind the middle of the ejection port

I have offered this method for years on this forum and have used it 40 years ago myself

It works better than commercial shell catchers most of the time

regards from Iowa

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Some guns need the rubber band because there may not be a shell catcher for that type of gun available . We bought a few T&S catchers for the 1100`s this past month but haven`t had reason to lend them out yet .
 

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A good Gunsmith can make a shell catcher by drilling 2 small holes in the receiver opening and inserting a piece of "piano wire" which is easily removed for shooting doubles. I bought a new Super X for my wife when they came out in 1975? and since shell catchers were not available for that gun at the time, she used the rubber band method. Works very well and its cheap. My Win. mod 50 would throw empties straight out for 15 ft. Larry Evans
 

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I've yet to see a rubber band work adequately on a auto shotgun, I think the best use would be as a birth control device for the offenders father if you could do it retroactively.
 

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The rubber bands available at the post office work very well (only the best for our government, right?)

I had one of the old Peterson catchers on my Super-X, but it broke, so I thought I'd try one of the new Birchwood Casey catchers. Bad idea! I soon found out that it didn't work worth a crap because the wire is too flimsy and loses a lot of hulls.

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I am not at all offended by another shooter ejecting empty shells on my feet or even my legs. Automatics are popular with some for shooting doubles and I have never seen a shell catcher that will work for doubles.

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OK... with the bolt closed, band goes around the receiver just ahead of the cocking handle, right?

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Would someone post a picture of a Birchwood Casey catcher on an auto . I have one also and have seen some on some guns that didn`t work . Maybe this could solve many problems with the installation .
 

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I going to start carrying a bag of grocery store rubber bands in my kit so I have some available to the auto-loader shooters who don't have them.

Thanks for the help!

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<blockquote><i>"Would someone post a picture of a Birchwood Casey catcher on an auto.... Maybe this could solve many problems with the installation."</i></blockquote>There are lots of those on the 'net:<center>



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I met a gentleman while watching skeet. He was shooting a beretta auto. He had a piece of velcro(the part with the nubbies)stuck to just inside on the top side of the opening. It would catch the first shot and on doubles it would shove the first hull out and drop it at his feet catching the second hull.I could not get it perfected on an 1100 but it worked great on his beretta.
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I don't get it. I shot with a young man last weekend and he was all worried about hitting me with shells. I insisted that he shoot his own targets and not at mine and we would get along great. I just waited until his shell ejected and landed somewhere near my feet, then I stated my routine. If you know it is going to happen then adapt to it. Just my two cents.
 

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I just shot with a new fella shooting a 11-87. Unfortunately, being left handed, I found the hulls battering my testicles to be disconcerting. I had to watch him shoot to see where the hull was going.....

I suggested the shell catcher next time, and , I'm going to pack my catchers cup...


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Looks to me like that Peterson and the Birchwood-Casey are the same thing... or at least they use the same photos in their ad copy!

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