Target Stand

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 1 Eyed Jack, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. 1 Eyed Jack

    1 Eyed Jack New Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    I got bored waiting for the phone to ring for that next job interview, so I decided to make a new target stand, it breaks down for portability, I like reactive targets, I also like to punch paper and try for good groups, I built it with these things in mind,

    The jugs filled with water are for the high powered rifles at 200-400 yards, no problem telling if you made a hit or not,

    The tin cans, gong (more of a “ding” probably), and bottle caps around the perimeter are for rim fire, the nails on the top work well for holding upside down, empty shotgun shells, try to hit the brass at 100 yds with the scoped Mod 75 .22 (if there’s no wind), 50 yds if it’s windy, an obvious hit when you hit the brass,

    The golf balls, old tennis balls, and other old balls should be fun,

    The orange, and large, over-ripe lime’s (look like lemons, but they are limes) from the trees in the backyard should make a nice “splat”,

    And some paper targets are needed for attempts at grouping/bragging rights, sighting in with new/different ammo etc,

    It also holds my compound bow target (last pic), this is just 5 flattened boxes, with bubble wrap between layers, and a painted ice cream bucket lid for a target, I shoot my 45 year old Ben Pearson 55lb re-curve at it, and my modern compound, it will stop the carbon compound arrows 3-4 inches before the fletching, so no feather damage,

    Ready, and need to get out in the next couple of weeks and do some shooting, sitting around waiting for the phone to ring is the worst,

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  2. 1 Eyed Jack

    1 Eyed Jack New Member

    Aug 19, 2011
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  3. GunNut89

    GunNut89 New Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    wow, you musta been busy! looks like a riot to shoot too. good job :D
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I like it. its a mini shooting gallery.
  5. Dennis C

    Dennis C New Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    South Dakota
    very cool, looks like a lot of fun!
  6. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    That looks like fun.
  7. Brisk44

    Brisk44 New Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Great job!!! Variety in a compact space .....excellent....
  8. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    ALOT of variety and well done! Save you alot of trips out to resset up targets.
  9. CALI has COCONUTS Why is it I see none of those?

    I shoot them @ our only outdoor range. :D
    Coconut.jpg Coconut2.jpg

    Coconut3.jpg Coconut4.jpg

    CRAP how the heck did "HE" get in there?:rolleyes:
  10. mogunner

    mogunner Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    Eastern Missouri
    I lived in California for 10 years, never saw a coconut tree.
  11. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    I save washer fluid jugs from work and fill them with water. I can now hit one from 50 yards and getting better with my open sight 30-30 lever winchester
  12. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Lots to shoot at on that target 1 Eyed Jack! I save my empty 2 liter drink bottles too. Fill them with water, and a little food coloring. Easy clean up too.
  13. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Ive been all over the south, east of the Mississippi and I have a VERY STUPID question. This has been in the back of my mind for some time now, and call it stupid and that it may well be.
    What tree does a coccnut come from? (what tree)
    I've seen plenty of Palm tress and can only assume that "palms" come from Palm trees. :banghead::dontknow:
  14. Dennis C

    Dennis C New Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    South Dakota

    everything you ever wanted to know about coconut trees and more.
  15. Grizz

    Grizz Active Member

    Pretty cool man!
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