Everyone has reasons for needing a good shell catcher for AR style rifles. Perhaps the fact of the matter is that your range won’t let you leave brass on the ground (not that you’d want to, with supply the way it is, right?), and perhaps you hate going around and picking up your spent brass that your rifle has spit into the nether regions. Fired brass can disappear in the grass and among woodland debris. It’s a nice idea to pick it up later, but plenty of casings get permanently introduced to the wild in that fashion.
At any rate, now is not the time for digression.
Whether you own your platform or enjoy range therapy with a friend with a sporting rifle, you don’t need us to tell you that brass gets hot. Autoloaders are downright reckless with how they handle that spent brass, too. You don’t want to be on the wrong side of the ejection port during an intense fire. The left side of the lane’s bench will roll with steaming hot brass after only a few seconds.
Most of the time, this isn’t an issue.
You don’t touch the brass for a few minutes and let it cool down, and that’s that. The problem you’ll run into arises when you want to add a brass catcher to your platform.
Many shell catchers form mesh bags with a zipper at the bottom that attaches to your Picatinny rail, sometimes with a hook and loop. These rail brass catchers are convenient and provide easy emptying, but even if you overlook (no pun intended) the fact that they obstruct your sight picture, there’s another issue.
In a word, these (often) nylon mesh bags advertise heat resistance, but they often melt and, depending on what they’re made of, might even catch fire.
Besides, if your brass catcher does melt or catch fire, it will be a real cleanup that you wish you could have avoided, and believe us, you could have.
It would be best if you were more judicious with your attachment choices. There are brass catchers that are, to put it plainly, designed better. One is the Brass Goat by Magwell Mounts, available at BrassGoat.com.
The Brass Goat is made of high-impact moulded ABS resin. Believe us when we issue that statement that it will neither melt nor catch fire, at least from spent casings. It’s also low profile, won’t obstruct your sight picture, and can attach to your AR style lower receiver Magwell within seconds.
It’s convenient, durable, and won’t melt or catch fire. It also prevents brass from flying all over creation and making a mess for you to manage later. Learn more about the specifics of their designs and how to mount them and get the most from them. Visit brassgoat.com or contact their team at 1-833-MAGWELL.
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