Re: Homemade Target Stand
A portable target stand for paper targets that weighs under 1 pound, is very stable, will take any power loads (I use during deer season for in the field final sighting in), and has lasted me almost 20 years (so far).
Kit used to be sold by Dixie Gun Works, no longer is:
Size: squares on flooring pattern are 3 inch square but stand can be made taller, shorter, narrower, wider, etc. by changing rod lengths.
Two metal (soft steel) rods 1/4" for vertical supports.
Two metal rods 1/4" for horizontal supports.
4 rubber O rings to support the horizontal rods on the verticalrods.
4 binder clips to hold cardboard backing to the horiz. rods.
Some push pins to hold paper targets on the cardboard.
... The Orings are chosen as a size to tightly fit on the vertical rods yet the outside diameter are bigger than the end loops on the horizontal rods, so as to trap the horizontal rods onto the vertical rods.
.... Because the Orings can move up and down, and the binder clips can move back and forth means any size cardboard backing can be used.
Rods no longer straight testimony to my poor marksmenship, yet the bullets just zing off the round rods and do little damage (this simple stand has lasted through hundreds of hits down through the years).
Binder clips, push pins in stationary business supply stores, Orings at Radio Shack electronic parts or hardware store.