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My modular target stand

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RUDY850, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. RUDY850

    RUDY850 Well-Known Member

    I wanted to make a target stand and this is how it turned out

    The legs

    The main support

    The slip in side supports with cut outs for the slip in target holding boards

    The target holding boards.Can be replaced easily if need be

    Going together

  2. DynamicPrecision

    DynamicPrecision New Member

    Good job -- nice, convenient design :)
  3. ATBackPackin

    ATBackPackin Well-Known Member

    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.

  4. JoeMal

    JoeMal Well-Known Member

    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
  5. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    I like it!

    Are those Popsicle sticks suspending the playing cards?
  6. heron

    heron Well-Known Member

    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 Active Member

    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.
  8. Owen Sparks

    Owen Sparks member

    The basic saw horse is right up there with duct tape in general usefullness.
  9. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. RUDY850

    RUDY850 Well-Known Member

    Yes. Popsicle sticks
  11. RUDY850

    RUDY850 Well-Known Member

    Probably happen. I will take some extra target holding boards. They slide out so it wont be a big deal.
  12. RUDY850

    RUDY850 Well-Known Member

    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
  13. TxPhantom

    TxPhantom Well-Known Member

    If that's where you set it up, I hope there is nothing of value in that barn!:evil:
  14. xcgates

    xcgates Well-Known Member

    How does it break down? As in, how big is it all packed up?
  15. MattTheHat

    MattTheHat Well-Known Member

    Geeze, I hope not, my whole stand is metal. Thick, heavy metal. I like your design, Rudy. Looks nice and portable.

  16. RUDY850

    RUDY850 Well-Known Member

    The only thing I can shoot here were it is set up would be a BB gun
  17. RUDY850

    RUDY850 Well-Known Member

    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
  18. Just One Shot

    Just One Shot Well-Known Member

    Did you set it up there just for photos? That's not where you do your actual shooting is it?

    IMARMED45ACP Active Member

    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.
  20. RUDY850

    RUDY850 Well-Known Member

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

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