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Target Frame Plans Needed

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hso, Apr 25, 2006.

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  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Oddly enough I don't have a set of the plans for 2x4 + 2x2 target frames!!:banghead:

    Anyone got a source for the standard "H" base target frames?
     
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    I made up a frame from 1/2" PVC pipe and fittings. Didn't glue it, so it's collapsible. It's a bit flimsy, though. I imagine 3/4" or 1" would be better.

    H-shaped base, and a tall square U with a cross-piece. Easy to carry when broken down into the base, upper square, and the two intermediate legs.

    Very easy to do, and inexpensive.

    For holding paper targets, I ran thick wire across, held with hose clamps. Clothespins on the wires hold the paper.

    Art
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    For something really cheap,I just took a plastic 5 gallon pail ,I then took a saw and cut a slit across the open end ,down to about 8 inches. I cut my cardboard wide enough to fit across the opening and pushed it down into the slot cut by the saw. It holds the cardboard very tightly and if its windy you can put a rock in the bottom of the pail to hold it still. 1Longbow
     
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    Jim Gardner has a short 2 pg article on target stands using 1 1/2" PVC pipe and some fittings in the current issue of American Handgunner.

    It's essentially a "U" shaped frame with a "T" on each side to hold your uprights.
     
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    hm

    i bought a 6' spinner with frame and h-frame from www.metalman.com

    expensive - with shipping came out to about 140$.

    but you can't beat 500 brinell steel. 8 people hit that 6' spinner plate simulatenously with .38, 7.62x54r, .308, .223, .45, 9mm (there were more than one of some). spinner took roughly 500 hits during the day and then 500 more the next. the only damage was to the paint and the mounting carriage bolts, which of course could not be hardened but can be rplaced for $1 at any hardware store. everybody was surprised and impressed.

    the h-frame was also very satisfying, kept the target in place and 1"x2" wood is pretty cheap and easy to find. i bought two long pieces for $2.49 ea at home depot, had them cut each in half for me, and as of today there are 5 holes in one piece but because it is high quality pine it is still holding itself up very nicely.

    now three people at my range also want them, too.
     
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