In the rifle section so I assume rifle. This can go from 22lr up to a bazooka. I can tell you that what lives just fine with 223 will not stay standing up if you hit it with 45-70.
Need more info, most of what posted here are hand gun things. Perhaps I am wrong thinking in the rifle section he wants to hit something with a rifle.
I used these Fullbow kits with one inch metal electric conduit to make a stand that works really well and would be portable.
I also have one of these Birchwood-Casey target stands, which you can insert either 1X2's or 2X4's into to hold targets (although the linked one only holds 1X2's). Mine wasn't originally adjustable width like this one but I cut the center bar and put an "L" clamp across it just like the picture.
This one is actually cheaper and nicer. Wish it had been available 8 years ago.
And I saw a massive one tonight at the Bushnell outlet, a Champion stand, made for 2X4's and $50 at the outlet.
Those are different photos from what you posted above withWrong.
The majority of what I posted is for rifle, minus the Lolli-pops and even they are AR500 and I shoot them with .223-300WM (at 200yds). The quality and thickness of the steel determines the rating. Mine I posted are all AR500 3/8s and .5"... all rifle rated steel. He wanted portable stands, but here's some more static:
Really "Semi Static" because they're just "T" posts and a 4 minute installation. My static targets I mounted on sections of grader blades with spring mounts like this one:
Take the same steel, same stands, run them up a hill like this one, and Walla! Rifle tgts from 200-600yds:
A couple of pictures of us shooting the SAME TGTs and SAME Stands in "Rifle" mode:
.45-70 is "kid's Stuff" how about .45-100:
Now, IF you've got some legitimate reason why what I posted doesn't work for rifles, I'd love to see it, or am I missing something?????
It's the SAME TGTS and SAME stands!!!!!!
You're inability to visualize the ability to shoot the same TGTs with a different weapon and distance is sort of mindboggling... had you bothered to click on the source links I provided, you might have gotten it.. then again probably not.
I do the same with 48” to 60” vertical pieces and a wider 24” cross-piece. It hangs my full torso 1/2” AR-550 plate target perfectly using 4”x14” lengths of conveyor belt material looped over the pipe and a grade 8 bolt.This is my 8" (iirc) AR500 piece, on a homemade stand of threaded steel pipe. It's somewhat unwieldy, but can still be tossed into the trunk and lugged downrange without too much trouble. I hit it on a regular basis with what amounts to a .45-100, but have not tried it with jacketed centerfire rifle rounds.
(The artwork was done by my then-seven year old, who thought the shape looked like a bear. When I asked him why the bear was sad, he said "Cause he's gonna get shot." So of course I only shoot at the other side.)
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I threw my back out just reading that.I do the same with 48” to 60” vertical pieces and a wider 24” cross-piece. It hangs my full torso 1/2” AR-550 plate target perfectly using 4”x14” lengths of conveyor belt material looped over the pipe and a grade 8 bolt.
OP has probably already made his choice, but here's what I use for handgun and rifle in case anyone else is looking for options. I was on the same quest and saw some high-impact plastic brackets that worked with rebar. Figured I could make it cheaper. The brackets are 2x8 sandwiched between pieces of 3/8" plywood to keep them from splitting. Assembles and disassembles quickly and is very portable, I'd guess 15 pounds total weight with the chains and target.
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So far, the heaviest I have used is .243 75-grain bullets with a MV around 3000 fps. I'll have to try it with the .30-06 next time I'm at the range. Yes, the ends of the legs are sharpened a bit so I can push them into the ground a good bit.What size rifle? I have a feeling that anything starting with a .3 stands a good chance of knocking that over. I totally LOVE the idea of the target having the ability to really swing. That tends to be something you loose when you go to chain, that extra mass makes for less movement. I just think with that setup the mass and speed of the steel, your movement are is going to have some oomph, do you drive the legs into the ground.
I really like my targets to move, with hand gun rounds I really like cable, and I have found you can get by with 8mm steel cable with handgun targets, and even be ok for something light like 224, but when the power goes up from there the steel will not hold. Doubled up the steel cable will go with 243, one of the "softer" center fire rounds past 223 IMHO.
For a long time I used para cord on the pistol targets, the thicker stuff holds real well, lasts a good long time with all the "fibers" and just the way that line is made. And with the reduced weight really lets the steel move. That is the cool part.
Pretty much everything I have now is rated for rifle, got tired of poking holes in something and then going, well darn I thought that was the heavy stuff.
I just quit screwing with it and hung everything with chain.
I use parts of an old trampoline. Now you know why everyplace in the country has a bunch of junk laying around, you can use that for something. It really holds quite well, and I welded some bolts to hold the targets. I repaired some of the damage over the years to the frame from friends....yea thats it, friends, now shut up. The bottom photo was during the I am still going to use cable phase.
If you look to the left on the bottom photo you will see a bit of angle welded to one of the legs, this is mild steel about 1/4 thick. It does the trick at protecting the legs from everything but centerfire rifle, but I decided it was just too darn heavy to armor the rest of them up. These things get a great deal of use.
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