Homemade Target Stand

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  1. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Here's what i had set up while shooting the Single Ten at 100yds.
    I took a couple of metal marker stakes with flanged ends and bent
    them, (tried to get then bent, level with the ground where I set them).

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  2. NEILT

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    thanks for the ideas guys...have fun shooting
  3. Country101

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    How well do the golf balls hold up to .22?
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    Nice pics guy's, thanks! I'm a little worried about you though Zane. Anyone who enjoys shooting their balls while they're swingin is kinda sic!
  5. todd51

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    Those heavy steel wire "U" shaped political sign holders that are all over the place around election time make some good temporary target holders. Use some spring/wood clothes pins to hold the target. I used them a lot before I put some more permanent holders.

    The golf balls take a goodly number of hits and still are serviceable. I have one hanging from a shepherds hook by putting a small screw eye in the ball and hanging it on 12-18" of strong cord. Got on at 50 yards and one at 100 yards. They spin around real nice when hit. I tried using wire but they don't spin well with wire so went back to the cord. Just have to put up with hitting the cord and cutting it once in a while. Makes a fun target for everyone.
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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!;)
  8. todd51

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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.
  9. Zane71464

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    :lmao2::lmao2::lmao2: heck, hitti'n 'em's the problem!:D
  10. Zane71464

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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...
  11. Joe M

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

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  12. todd51

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    Neat setup Joe.
  13. Zane71464

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

    I'll (re) edit...
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  14. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    +1...nice!
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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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