Homemade Target Stand

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  1. todd51

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    Oh, Iowa is in rare form this evening.:lmao2:

    Good evening Bob.
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    You're right Todd about political signs. The ones that are corragated plastic are great when you use those sticky targets. I can put one 5" sticky in each corner and stick them small diameter wires right in the ground with ease until it gets too cold. I always use my competitors signs too!;)
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    One of the local politicians ended his career and dumped a pot load of those plastic corrugated signs in the dumpster at one of the Old Guys church so he grabbed them and is now supplying the range. You are right they are great.
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    :lmao2::lmao2::lmao2: heck, hitti'n 'em's the problem!:D
  5. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    +1 on that Todd.
    With the federal HP's they go in and seem to stop (100yds) but seems the CCI Blazers tear 'em uo more-so...
  6. Joe M

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    Here is a setup I use for 100 yard .22lr;

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  7. todd51

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    Neat setup Joe.
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    To go to into a bit more detail, I'll set up @ 20 and 25 yards

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    +1...nice!
  10. Darto

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    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.

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  11. Darto

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    The stand will take hundreds of shots and remain in place until the session ends, except for the cardboard and paper parts. :D

    EDIT: could sharpen legs ends to make driving into the ground with hammer easier, and form loops on top to stick a screwdriver to pull them back out easier, but I'm lazy...

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  13. Darto

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    Thanks, Carver!

    Yours is a lightweight alternative to action shooting silouettes metallics.

    Especially on the wallet!
  14. cpttango30

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    Here is the one I built.

    It requires 18' of PVC 3/4 or 1"
    6 90* elbows
    4 t connectors
    4 end caps.

    The main stand uses
    6 2' pipe lengths
    2 elbows
    2 tees

    The Feed uses
    4 1' pipe lengths
    2 T connectors
    4 elbows
    4 3" pipe length
    4 end caps.

    I glued it all together but for ease of PVC replacement you don't want to do that.

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    Now if you had the room you could put 4 arms our from the main frame and drill them for golf tees and then glue eggs to the tees and put them in the holes.
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    Ahhh, I'm happy to say I've experimented much with this topic and can confidently say: It depends. Depends a ton on the ball, there's a 1000 different ways they build golf balls. And, it depends on your .22 round. Basic 36 grain 1200 fps hollow points do far less than super-hot Aguilla SuperMax 30 grain solids at 1750 fps. Set up a bunch and shoot em'. A back stop is nice for this task.....
  16. todd51

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    Tango, I like it and if you don't mind I may copy it with one change. I will leave the feet off and just stick a couple lengths of re-rod in the ground. There isn't a level place on the whole 100 acres down at the range and I couldn't stand see it leaning to one side or another, :D :D :D
  17. cpttango30

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    Todd it is free and open source. That means you can take my design and do what you want to with it.

    I started out with no feet and using rebar but after trying to use it 5 times and forgetting my hammer every time I gave up on using rebar.
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    Tango, I like it! It's light weight, and very portable. I shoot at any distance from point blank, to 100+ yds. That is what I was trying to come up with when I built the one have. Yours is much lighter, and it can be taken down easy. The problem is the wind. Around here the wind would be blowing it over all the time. The re bar would help with that, but it wouldn't be as portable. Sand bags might work well. Another thing I will change is the nuts, and bolts. I think bolts with wing nuts will work, and they can be removed, and replaced with no tools.
  19. cpttango30

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    Carver I think I switched to wingnuts in the end.

    I thought about filling the feed with sand then using something like calking or epoxy to seal it off. I ended up just making some sand bags out of old shot bags and using them to weight it down. Two on each foot worked great.
  20. cpttango30

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    you could also use 3/4" or 1" hard foam insulation and use big clip rings to hold it on.
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