Originally Posted by Tenderribbs
I Was riding the backroads the other day and stumbled up onto 4 of these rail road plates. They were 1/2. Thick steel so the perfect plinker thickness. I mounted them to a
Tomato wire stakes like the kind you use on growing tomatoes. ( see pic)
I then painted it white so all you have to do to start over is put some paint on it ,just takes about 2 seconds to spray another coat then you have a néw target. It makes a loud kaplink! Anybody else got some ideas on homemade targets?
Railroad near us replaced a bunch of ties and plates. I asked a foreman if I could have some of the old plates, and he told me I could. My neighbor was able to get some of the ties for his flower bed.
I took a cople of the plates and ran chain through the holes, Made an a frame out of cheap metal pipe from Lowes. They do swing and clang pretty good. Rifle rounds will chew them up, but handguns and .22s seem to be ok.
Make sure they are pretty far away and angled downward so that spall from the impacting rounds don't hit you.