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Should half inch thick, high-strenth chip board stop a .177 calibre pellet?

Should half inch thick high strenth chip board stop a .177 calibre pellet with a force of 8 ft pounds and travelling at 600ft a second? I have recently made a pellet trap it is a box with a high strenth chip board guard to stope stray pellets (as seen in the pic) the box is ok but i am worried about the guard. My air rifle is a BSA metour mk6?

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tetra282 years ago

pound a large tin can (paint can, coffee can) flat and put in on the backstop. just a single layer of tin can won't stop the pellet

dchall86 years ago
There is some good discussion on the Internet about using the tacky goo used in roofing and sealing insulation ductwork as a backdrop for catching/trapping pellets. Search on 'silent trap pellet.'

The gooey stuff goes by many names. An old name for the stuff is Duxseal. Apparently an inch of it will easily trap a 1,000 fps pointed pellet shot from 3 inches away. People report shooting thousands of pellets into the stuff before having to clean out the pellets and reusing the goo.
Rossmod7 years ago
line it with a thin sheet of metal/hardwood, to make sure it stops.
rickharris7 years ago
Put a thin sheet of metal - perhaps a tin can opened out behind the target at 45 degrees to direct the pellet down onto the floor. makes a nice noise as well.