My modular target stand


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RUDY850
March 29, 2011, 09:03 PM
I wanted to make a target stand and this is how it turned out



The legs
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/RUDY850/Picture022-1.jpg

The main support
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/RUDY850/Picture023.jpg

The slip in side supports with cut outs for the slip in target holding boards
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/RUDY850/Picture024.jpg

The target holding boards.Can be replaced easily if need be
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/RUDY850/Picture026.jpg

Going together
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/RUDY850/Picture025.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/RUDY850/Picture027.jpg

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DynamicPrecision
March 30, 2011, 11:15 AM
Good job -- nice, convenient design :)

ATBackPackin
March 30, 2011, 11:25 AM
Very nice and mobile.

Out of curiosity, I wonder how something like that but made with Trex or similar decking would work? I know it would pricier, but wouldn't splinter, warp, or crack. Now you have me thinking about doing something similar.

Good job.

Shawn

JoeMal
March 30, 2011, 11:27 AM
Great design, looks nice and sturdy. Personally, I've got a few stands using PVC pipe that only cost about $10 each but to each his own! Good shooting

bigfatdave
March 30, 2011, 12:33 PM
I like it!

Are those Popsicle sticks suspending the playing cards?

heron
March 30, 2011, 01:50 PM
Nice! Easy, light, and inexpensive. The only drawback I can see is that a flyer might take out one of the parts, but if that's a worry, then you could just bring spares. Also, you may want a way to sandbag it in windy weather.

IMARMED45ACP
March 30, 2011, 02:00 PM
I always thought it was a no-no, to incorporate metals; in a paper target stand. The stand itself looks great! Just wondering, any clarification would be greatly appreciated.

Owen Sparks
March 30, 2011, 02:10 PM
The basic saw horse is right up there with duct tape in general usefullness.

ColtPythonElite
March 30, 2011, 02:23 PM
Looks nice.

I made mine out of PVC and incorporated removeable legs. I drilled holes in the legs and use tent pegs to hold it down on gusty days. The whole shebang weighs less than one 2 x 4...LOL...I keep a joint of pipe and some unions around to piece in a new section for the occasional stray round that hits it.

RUDY850
March 30, 2011, 03:04 PM
I like it!

Are those Popsicle sticks suspending the playing cards?

Yes. Popsicle sticks

RUDY850
March 30, 2011, 03:12 PM
The only drawback I can see is that a flyer might take out one of the parts

Probably happen. I will take some extra target holding boards. They slide out so it wont be a big deal.

RUDY850
March 30, 2011, 03:25 PM
I always thought it was a no-no, to incorporate metals; in a paper target stand

Not sure.But I did try to make it with the less amount of metal.

The saw horse brackets should be off to the sides enough not to get hit.And if they do I think it would go threw the are only made of a thin gage metal.

Got some wood screws in it but they are also off to the sides. The upper section is slide together

TxPhantom
March 30, 2011, 04:09 PM
If that's where you set it up, I hope there is nothing of value in that barn!:evil:

xcgates
March 30, 2011, 08:34 PM
How does it break down? As in, how big is it all packed up?

MattTheHat
March 30, 2011, 08:38 PM
I always thought it was a no-no, to incorporate metals; in a paper target stand.
Geeze, I hope not, my whole stand is metal. Thick, heavy metal. I like your design, Rudy. Looks nice and portable.


-Matt

RUDY850
March 30, 2011, 09:04 PM
If that's where you set it up, I hope there is nothing of value in that barn!

The only thing I can shoot here were it is set up would be a BB gun

RUDY850
March 30, 2011, 09:13 PM
How does it break down? As in, how big is it all packed up?

In this pic. 5 feet long 16 inches high 7 inches wide.Longer target holder boards can be added to have a hang over for hanging stuff like cans from a string
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/RUDY850/Picture028.jpg

Just One Shot
March 31, 2011, 02:56 PM
Did you set it up there just for photos? That's not where you do your actual shooting is it?

IMARMED45ACP
March 31, 2011, 03:04 PM
Geeze, I hope not, my whole stand is metal. Thick, heavy metal. I like your design, Rudy. Looks nice and portable.


-Matt
I know I got some rimfire, self resetting targets. Made out of 100% steel. I actually welded some of my own steel plate, targeting systems. I'll post a pick for you guys. I got a 22cal bullet trap, I use at home; its great for punching paper. Sometimes I'll put my old wet catalogs in it, to catch the rounds. Its quieter than lead hitting steel. The stand I commented on is great. I need to make me one. Later people.

RUDY850
April 1, 2011, 12:48 AM
Did you set it up there just for photos? That's not where you do your actual shooting is it?

just for the photos and to see how it looked at a distance

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