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Portable takedown target stand

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Palehorseman, Jun 29, 2010.

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  1. Palehorseman

    Palehorseman Member

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    Hope this is the right section to post this, couldn't find any other place.

    As Wife and I go shooting at different places out in the desert, decided to make a portable takedown shooting stand.

    Now this is nothing fancy, just a functional target stand on the cheap, I dug through my metal scrap pile and used what I had at hand. It could be improved in many ways to make it more aesthetic, but has worked so well, I have never seen fit to change it.

    Parts consist of 1/2"x24" rebar grade stakes, 1 1/4"x18" thin wall CL fence top rail, 1/4"x16" all thread and wing nuts.

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  2. Fergy35

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    Looks like a winner to me. Simple but quite effective.

    I had one that was made of a piece of 1/2 round stock bent to form an upside down "U" with a horizontal section that was about 24" long. Had some of those orange urethane targets hanging on it. The problem was they didn't hang down very far. A couple high shots from the AR put an end to that stand.

    Yours would be less susceptible to that and is more easily transported. Nice work.
     
  3. wishin

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    Looks good, but a real estate sign is cheaper and easier.;)
     
  4. Tim the student

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    Yup. My personal favorites are the plasticized cardboard yard signs - especially political ones.
     
  5. Palehorseman

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    Thought of that, but did not want to drag around something of that size, this just goes into a tote bag and is set up in a couple minutes.

    The only way the RE sign could be cheaper, is if it was stolen, and that could get one shot around here.:uhoh:
     
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    That's a rather clever target stand you made. Rather cheap if you have the parts sitting around. :)
     
  7. Tim the student

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    Unless you get a free one that is faded and doesn't look nice anymore.
     
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