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    Stalled net gun project

    Right roll back a year or two before I had young family and wasnít expected to be home all the time I spent most weekends shooting goats and selling the bodyís for dog food, then I found out live goats are worth more than dead ones,so I got hold of a couple of old 303s and chopped them up and started making up some net guns with detachable net heads which seems to work a treat however finding a net or even the information on how to make a net for this kind of application was hard to come by so I dumped it on the bench to collect dust, I did try a couple of different nets and sizes of net but think the biggest problem is the weight of material used for the net. Itís coming up goat collecting season so if anybody has any experience with net guns or even load data for them that would be greatly appreciatedName:  E32DDBB7-D011-4125-A4D0-7F7AEBB63D52.jpeg
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    @7mmsaum does loads for net guns I think
    We've used them on farms I've worked on for catching escape deer of big value in the past.
    My only advice is always let someone else fire the bloody thing.

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    try the net makers in nelson Decoro nets I think.otherwise you will need a heap of 3mm paracord and learn net making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    @7mmsaum does loads for net guns I think
    We've used them on farms I've worked on for catching escape deer of big value in the past.
    My only advice is always let someone else fire the bloody thing.

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    Haha good advice the bolt handle gave me a good wack on the knuckle the first time I fired it can’t imagen what a real load is like. Were they proper factory made guns or had somebody put them together? Any idea of the type of net?

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    ??have yarn with R93- IIRChes done deer recovery so may have some insider info etc to help you out .personally id like to try it out on politicians appears theyre gonna be a bigger pest than goats-at least a goat a set of gumboots and a no8 wire fence....shit am i giving away secrets sorry -but if it was a poli they'd roar like a wounded bull!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    try the net makers in nelson Decoro nets I think.otherwise you will need a heap of 3mm paracord and learn net making.


    Thanks I’ll give them a go, I have actually brought a whole lot of para cord for that purpous but I have no idea where to start, it looks like tedious work, another thing I heard was dyneema rope

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    try the net makers in nelson Decoro nets I think.otherwise you will need a heap of 3mm paracord and learn net making.

    I tried search Nelson decoro but can’t find anything, I did try Decoro in the Mt Maunganui but the could only supply me with trawler net which was to heavy and to many knots the weights would rip through them

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    Have you looked at soccer goal nets or handball ?

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    Just get a dog and muster them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    Have you looked at soccer goal nets or handball ?

    Yea I did but there rectangular otherwise I would give it a go, the other on was a dyneema hand casting net but it’s round a bit of money to spend just to “try” if it works

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    net making is not as bad as most think used to repair trawl nets on a factory trawler.beauty is once you learn how to make the knots you can make the mesh size to suit.find a local trawlerman and see if they would teach you how to repair a net.once you learn that you can tie out the shape you want your net to be then make your meshes to fill it in.watch using slippery cord as the knots can slip if not well tied.like to see photos once done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Just get a dog and muster them
    I wouldn’t have the time to train a dog, I did think about training a dog to hold until I could grab it, probably couldn’t sell them if there all maned though

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    net making is not as bad as most think used to repair trawl nets on a factory trawler.beauty is once you learn how to make the knots you can make the mesh size to suit.find a local trawlerman and see if they would teach you how to repair a net.once you learn that you can tie out the shape you want your net to be then make your meshes to fill it in.watch using slippery cord as the knots can slip if not well tied.like to see photos once done.
    Yea I did have a watch of some YouTube videos on how to make them and brought a whole lot of para cord to make one up but I think the knots mite slip, even if they do though probably not a big deal long as it slows it down for five seconds or so long enough to grab them, Was going to shoot off the back of the ute plenty of goats on the road side


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    Status guns in Invercargill say on their website that they do live capture guns - I haven't dealt with them personally before but it's a possibility

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    what about a trailer net from supercheap

 

 

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