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#Shooting #airsoft #BB's in the #backyard is the funnest thing to do in the world. Ok, maybe there are funner things. Nevertheless, we like shooting BB's in the backyard. After firing off a few thousand white BB's rounds in the backyard, you'll see them everywhere. And cleaning up is not that much fun. A BB target trap is easy to build to reduce or eliminate your clean up time. And it keeps the BB's out of your beautiful backyard. In this article, we will show you how to build one easily.
To build a BB target trap, you just need a cardboard box, some paper (there are other substitutes, which I will go over later), some foam (or fabric), some tape, and a paper target. Basically you just need some things around your house.
With the cardboard box, fold all of the flaps to the inside (see photo below). The folded flaps is an inherit trap to prevent BB's from rolling out.
Now put the foam or layers of fabric at the bottom of the cardboard box. That prevents the BB's from penetrating the back of the box. It also prevents BB's from rebounding forward to the front of the box, where it may fly out.
Finally, place paper on top of the foam. You can use paper from shipping packages (see photo below). The paper provides multi-layer penetration reduces the BB speed and traps the BB from coming out of the trap. In addition to paper, you can also use other soft house items, such as plastic bags, cardboard, shipping popcorn, cotton, and styrofoam. Put the softer material in front to damper the impact, which eliminates any potential recochet.
Once you've stuffed the box, it's time to attach your target. Paper target will do. You can use scratch paper or old paper printout. Any printout is sufficient as long as there are some marking that you can use for target practice. My kids like to draw aliens and monsters for me to shoot. Look for sources all around you.
The cardboard box we used is about the same size as a standard sheet of paper (see photo above). We just put tape on the top and bottom of the paper and taped it to the box. BB's fly though the paper target and is captured by the buffer within the box.
If the cardboard box is much larger than your paper target, you can tape multiple sheets together. Or you can go to craft store to buy a large sheet of paper, then glue the target onto it.
Now you are all done. Go shoot it!
After you are done shooting, you can easily dump the plastic BB's out of the box and into the recycle bin. But you don't even have to do that all the time; you can just put the entire box onto a shelf. The trap I've made has lasted a year. I still haven't dumped the BB's out yet. I just keep add more paper stuffing as they get shredded. The box is cheap and easy enough to make, so you can even dump the entire box into the trash and make another one.