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Rubber mulch then when full of pellets, dump the box of mulch and debris into your large shop vacuum.
Fill with water.
Skim off the rubber.
The lead sinks to the bottom where you can collect it and give it to the bullet casters..
Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Backyard/Patio Target Shooting
« Last post by JMJinNC on Yesterday at 12:11:11 AM »
I use target boxes filled with rubber mulch, 4-6” deep. No ricochet and super quiet.

Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Backyard/Patio Target Shooting
« Last post by trebor44 on June 16, 2019, 10:39:24 PM »
I have a covered Patio in my backyard and over the years I have taken advantage of it to shoot my Crosmans.  I was able to shoot from inside the house this winter (open patio doors) at a target setup by the fence.  Note do not use a wooden fence to staple targets to.  I did and had to improvise a 'target backing board' from some scrap I had.  The distance to the target was approximately 40+ feet.  Nice setup for rain or snow.  Now that the weather has warmed, I moved outside to the patio and setup my portable shooting bench in the shade of the patio cover.

So about noon I decided to fine tune the 1377 with its TruGlo red dot.  The 1377 has a steel breech, 14 inch barrel and few other enhancements purchased from Alchemy.  Distance to target was now 32 feet.  While shooting and tuning the red dot I thought I was hearing 'bounce backs', then one did hit my lower leg!  Even though I was only doing 4 pumps the pellets (Swiss flat face) still had enough energy for a mild sting and came back about 35 plus feet.

So the solution was to use a steel pellet/bb trap.  Saves the lead and mitigates the bounce back.  Other solutions to 'catch' the pellets would also be option.  Glasses, a trap device keeps this a fun thing to do in the backyard.
Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Fun with 2300KT
« Last post by DHunter on May 21, 2019, 12:24:39 AM »
Thanks.  It looks like I have over .400", so they'll fit fine.
Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Fun with 2300KT
« Last post by mr007s on May 20, 2019, 12:34:12 PM »
They measure .345". I load them skirt first by angling the skirt in and on to the probe and the front will then drop in. My probe is a Charles Melon extended probe.
Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Fun with 2300KT
« Last post by DHunter on May 20, 2019, 04:36:06 AM »
How long are they?  I ask because I'm wondering if they'll fit with the extended bolt probe, without getting the skirt damaged on the way in.
Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Fun with 2300KT
« Last post by mr007s on May 20, 2019, 03:26:35 AM »
Been doing some 10 meter off hand practice with "ROWDY", my custom 2300. Using some Crosman .22 cal. ammo, think the are around 13 grains. They shoot pretty good and are not too costly.
 While digging around in my stash of pellets I found a tin of .22 JSB Monster 25.4 grain, and wondered if they would even fit into the breech. It takes a little finesse but they will load and very surprising how well they group out of a CO2 Pistol. The first five I shot produced a 1 1/4 inch group ctc off hand.
 The bury up pretty deed in the duct seal also. I will not use then often because of the cost but it was really fun using ammo like that in a pistol.
Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Handgun Holds
« Last post by KevinP on April 26, 2019, 04:57:04 PM »
No argument to that fact here ...............
but as I said
 .....  generally speaking *** for our purposes .............. :-*
Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Handgun Holds
« Last post by Multigunner on April 26, 2019, 07:27:34 AM »
Line of sight is seldom parallel to the line of the bore. Even if there were zero recoil or muzzle jump the two lines must intersect at some point down range.
Also there are usually two points of intersection, one as the projectile is on its relatively upwards journey and one at its maximum sighted in range.
The muzzle being elevated to compensate for drop. The projectile is actually dropping relative to the bore line the moment it leaves the muzzle.

if sighted for extremely short range , with projectile intersecting line of sight first at the point of aim the point of impact could be a bit higher further out then begin to drop relative to line of sight after it passes the highest point in its trajectory. Further on it intersects line of sight again for the last time.

Its possible with a very low height of sight and a low velocity to have only a single short range intersection, with projectile beginning to drop at that point..
Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: How many SSP 250 owners here?
« Last post by Multigunner on April 26, 2019, 07:05:40 AM »
Don't give up on it just yet. Mine is shooting dandy these days. velocity increased as I got it properly broken in.
Accuracy is exceptional.

There are after market aluminum or brass loader gates. You could try one of those, but I suspect there's some other difficulty causing your gate failures that should be addressed first.
Its not unusual to have the gate not fully close, always check that its fully home before firing.

If you are using .22 pellets make sure your barrel is .22 rather than the rarer .20/5mm bore. These could be had in .177, .20/5mm or .22/5.5mm.
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