Complete easily portable shooting range kit


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hang fire
November 14, 2012, 07:27 PM
As we often shoot at different locations here in the desert, have been looking at making up a portable shooting range kit which can be set up or taken down in a couple of minutes.

The target holder is simply two aluminum rods easily driven into ground, (could be wood/metal stakes of choice) strings tied to two rubber bands for keeping taunt and target is taped to strings.

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I had an old, but very sturdy Bausch and Lomb professional camera tripod, the head is adjustable as to angle slant. I made up a leather padded aluminum rest that was drilled & tapped 1/4-20 for standard camera holder threads. The folding chair is a common item.


Model is my wife of 52 years, she still shoots and reloads her own ammo.

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Tripod lying on folding chair with aluminum rods demonstrates small size of kit when all is collapsed.

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taliv
November 15, 2012, 05:02 PM
nice and compact for sure! and the rubber bands are a dang good idea since you can easily replace one if you shoot it. however, seems like it would flap in the wind a lot

still portable, but a good bit heavier are 48" sticks of rebar with joints made out of galvanized pipe or aluminum tube.

for the rifle tripod stand, you might look up the hogsaddle. it's like what you're doing, except it is a vice that will hold the rifle up when you walk away

http://precisionmultigun.com/pics/stand1.JPG

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(image from their website, not my pic)
http://www.hogsaddle.com/g_img/USMC418.jpg

MarshallDodge
November 15, 2012, 05:21 PM
I like all of these.

The rebar with the steel target is a nifty one. I have quite a bit of rebar and will have to give this a try.

hang fire
November 15, 2012, 07:46 PM
Re:Today, 03:02 PM #2
taliv
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That makes for a nice sniper rig.

Not paranoid, but with all the illegal foot traffic in this area, if I walk away from rest out here in the desert, the rifle will walk with me.

rcmodel
November 15, 2012, 08:21 PM
Those wire frame campaign yards signs in abundance right now in the road right of ways make better target stands then you can make yourself.

rc

taliv
November 15, 2012, 09:17 PM
hangfire, i wasn't suggesting abandoning your rifle. i think the point is if you were in a deer blind or something, you could have the rifle pointed out the window while nursing your coffee for hours

rcmodel, yep

hang fire
November 16, 2012, 12:33 PM
Those wire frame campaign yards signs in abundance right now in the road right of ways make better target stands then you can make yourself.

rc
Right, two 1/2 inch metal rods, some string and couple rubber bands is just too complicated and laborious to construct.

hang fire
November 16, 2012, 12:44 PM
hangfire, i wasn't suggesting abandoning your rifle. i think the point is if you were in a deer blind or something, you could have the rifle pointed out the window while nursing your coffee for hours

rcmodel, yep


Yep, looks pretty nice, but at that price, too nice for this child.

MOD7 HOG Saddle

http://stores.hogsaddle.com/catalog/MOD7%20crop%201.jpg

Price: $309.00

http://stores.hogsaddle.com/StoreFront.bok

jmorris
November 16, 2012, 04:55 PM
Here is a modular one that I built. You can make it any size you want with 1x2 wood. Sliding two in the bottom also make it quite stable in the wind, if the ground is too hard to stake it.

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/qvideo/IMAG0326.jpg


It's out at 300 yds around 4x6 dimension to hang several targets.
http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/qvideo/IMAG0150.jpg

also built some reactive steel too, don't have to tape or replace them.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/target/flasher/DSC02100.jpg

osprey176
November 29, 2012, 02:21 PM
For paper targets,I use frames from real estate signs with corregated plastic backers(campaign signs),or truck mud flaps cut to size.Tap them into the ground with a hammer.Heavier than yours,but they stand up to heavy wind.

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