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Air Venturi Quiet Pellet Trap, w/ Steel Backstop

Includes Ballistic Putty and Steel Backstop
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Shoot without the mess! The Air Venturi A.G.E. quiet pellet trap is loaded with 10 lbs. of ballistic putty that traps the projectile without the clang sound you hear with traditional steel traps. Safe- quiet and clean! Do not exceed the recommended muzzle energy or reduce the shooting distance. The steel backer is extra insurance- but it's made to withstand the stated energy level at the stated distance.

Air Venturi Quiet Pellet Trap, w/ Steel Backstop Features
  • Wooden trap (walnut-stained pine)
  • 13.50"H x 12.50"W
  • Grooves in the sides that accept targets
  • 10-gauge steel backstop
  • For guns up to 20 ft-lbs. muzzle energy
  • Place trap at least 10 meters from muzzle
  • Includes pellet trap- 10 lbs. ballistic putty- 1 target backer- steel backstop and 3 NRA official 10-meter 12-bull air rifle targets

Recommendations
  • Regularly inspect your trap for signs of wood splinters and weakening of the rear wood panel
  • Regularly inspect the steel backstop for signs of penetration and/or weakening
  • NEVER shoot at your pellet trap with guns exceeding 20 ft-lbs.
  • NEVER place the trap closer than 10 meters from the gun's muzzle
  • Make sure your trap is backed up by something that safely stops any ammo that penetrates or misses the trap
  • Regularly remove pellets and BBs from the duct seal- as they'll eventually start ricocheting off the ones embedded in the trap
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Specs
  • ManufacturerAir Venturi
  • ConditionNew
  • Accessories TypeTARGETS, PELLET and BB TRAPS, RANGES
  • Warranty1-year limited warranty
  • Weight7.73
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3.0
By NelbasrekUSAApril 2, 2019 Verified Purchase

I received mine damaged. The staple had split one of the wood panels. So fail for quality control right off the bat. One the plus side, it's massively overbuilt for pellet shooting. One the down side it's therefore way too heavy and thick. This leaves a ton of room for competition to offer a much better product. The pellets are stopped in a fraction of their length by the putty. If you shoot tight groups, they pellets end up piling on top of each other, making more noise and not getting trapped by the putty, as they should have. So a slightly softer putty would absorb sound and energy better. Ideally, instead of having one layer of putty, you would have 4 or 5 layers of plastic covered putty. That way you could rotate them as the top layer would get progressively damaged. You want it to be damaged, so the pellets don't fall off and don't make any noise when they hit. This box does not collect the pellets, so they end up falling off and accumulating on the floor or wherever it stands, leaving you with a bit of mess to clean. A better trap would collect the pellets for easier disposal. Being a box with straight edges, if a pellet hits the edge, it bounces right back at you, as it's happened to me once. A better trap would have angled or bevelled edges, to prevent ricochets. The box is very awkward to manipulate, because it's so heavy. A handle on the side where slide the targets in would have made it easier to transport. The only paper targets that fit this box are the 10m air rifle ones. I shoot 10m air pistol, so I'm out of luck and I have to manually resize my targets to fit inside that box. Because there's nothing to clamp the target onto, it always end up moving, unless I fit an extra piece of cardboard behind it. Far from ideal.

Pros
It exists. Few traps even attempt to be silent traps.

Cons
Way too expensive for what it is. Low built quality.

4.0
By The H.October 2, 2017

I got my first surprise before I even opened the package - this thing is heavy! Haven't weighted it but I'm estimating 35 lbs. or so, a lot of it from the steel plate. Also pretty small; just barely big enought to slide the paper target in. The idea behind the design is that your pellet will penetrate the target and the piece of cardboard behind it and lodge itself in the dense clay-like material behind it. Should it make it through the clay there's a steel plate behind it to stop the pellet. I'm shooting at it from 10 meters with a Crosman 1377 pistol which undoubtably is pretty low velocity compared to some rifles, and I found that after getting through the cardboard the pellets are stopped immediately by the clay, with the end of the round still visible. Which means that when the clay gets full I can just flip it over and fill up the other side. Good, because the replacement clay is quite expensive. And what it doesn't say in the ad is that it takes two packages of the clay to fill the target box. I can't imagine what it would take to penetrate all the way through the 2 inches of clay and hit the steel plate; maybe a .22 pellet fired from 5 yards? At least in my case the steel plate was a waste of money. One other surprise; considering that the round is going into a thick bag of sound-absorbing clay, the impact is surprisingly noisy. I have a feeling that most of the noise is coming from the cardboard; when it wears out I may replace it with a piece of foam core board.

Pros
Does a great job of stopping pellets.

Cons
Heavy; replacement "clay" is expensive.

3.0
By MikeJuly 24, 2017

The backstop was placed inside the trap and during shipping it separated the back panel from the frame.

4.0
By GeorgeUSAMay 30, 2017

This is the best trap I've found so far, for in-door shooting. However, it's not perfect. I use a rear peep sight with a globe front sight, with inserts. The problem is that the wood frame is darkly stained, making it difficult to pickup a clear image of the outer edge of the insert. I've tried to offset this by putting masking tape over the wood. The masking tape is the same color as the target background & helps give a clearer sight picture. This still isn't a total solution to sighting problems, as the wooden frame protrudes approximately 1/2" out from the target. This is just enough to throw a substantial shadow over the columns of target bulls on the outer edge. I've got overhead & side lighting, but it still doesn't eliminate shadows. I am also concerned about lead dust problems when shooting in-doors. I think the ballistic putty may contribute to the problem. It's difficult to "dig" the pellets out of the putty after shooting each target, plus, it's impractical to do so. Therefore, pellets buildup in the putty while shooting several targets, & they impact into each other. As mangled as they become after about 3 targets, I can only imagine how much lead dust is thrown off. Would love to hear some suggested solutions to this. I know this sounds like a lot of dissatisfaction, but really, I'm overall, very pleased. Like I said to start this review, this is the best trap I've found so far.

Pros
Allows for practice in-doors, in one's home, using a full-sized, regulation, 10 meter competition target. I'm only shooting about 500 fps, but I can't imagine any existing pellet gun that could penetrate the ballistic putty. The steel backing plate is probably unnecessary to stop penetration, but it adds even more weight to make this a highly stable trap.

Cons
Difficult to clearly define sights when shooting targets on either edge. This is probably not a problem when open sights or optics.

4.0
By Kenny USANovember 22, 2016

great for shooting in the house down the hall . . . I did put some aluminum angle iron on the exposed wood facing in case a flyer hits it which happened and worked well

Pros
very safe and functional

Cons
none

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