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safedman 08-30-2010 01:27 PM

How to Build a Cheap PVC Target Stand
 
I recently made 8 of these for our local range. Been years since anyone re-built target stands....:cool:
Anyway they are cheap, stable and we really like them. The only change I made was to put a "T" in the front corners in place of the 90 degree elbows. This alows cleaning out drit etc and allows rain h2o to drain out.

Build a Simple, Portable PVC Target Stand AccurateShooter.com Bulletin

I will post pictures next week after range session.

Jay 08-30-2010 01:53 PM

nice stands......

Gojubrian 08-30-2010 02:12 PM

I'm planning on building one of those soon. I'm going to drill holes for tent stakes because we have alot of wind around here. Primarily when I go hunting, fishing, or shooting, the wind picks up! :D

Highpower 08-30-2010 02:19 PM

Very handy. :)

Here is another good use for some PVC:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...th_Catcher.jpg

safedman 08-30-2010 02:33 PM

Ok, you hooked me.
 
I always put out a tarp to catch my brass when shooting outside the shooting hootch. Now I am going to buy some PVC and make that Brass Catcher.
I appreciate that idea big time...so will the others that scrape up brass all the time. :D

jetgirl 08-30-2010 03:25 PM

That's a neat idea! I use a couple of Jammit stands, but my daughter shot one of the bottom clips and it doesn't retain a solid hold on cardboard if the wind picks up just right.

Drriley 08-31-2010 08:29 PM

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I make mine completely of PVC. I use elastic bands and plastic clothes pins to hold the targets. Cost around $4 each stand. Keep extra pipe and fittings on hand to do instant repairs. use connectors to splice the pipe when necessary.

safedman 09-03-2010 03:46 PM

Here are mine.
 
Front and rear pieces 20 inches (two)
Side pieces 16 inches (4)
Up-rights 12 t0 24 inches (2)
T's (4)
90 deg. elbows (2)
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/DEC1/100_5791.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/DEC1/100_5795.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/DEC1/100_5790.jpg

Wood supports 1 1/2 x 1 1/2
67 inches (2)

I was up to the range to cut the 25 and 50 yard holders to a height that would keep the rounds in the berm. Lo abd behold someone has shot one of the new holders and blown out an elbow in only 4 days....dang.
Cross supports
23 1/2 (2)

cpttango30 09-04-2010 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Drriley (Post 342168)
I make mine completely of PVC. I use elastic bands and plastic clothes pins to hold the targets. Cost around $4 each stand. Keep extra pipe and fittings on hand to do instant repairs. use connectors to splice the pipe when necessary.

Been using that for years. There is a post somewhere on here that has mine in it. I prefer to glue mine as it adds strength to the frame.

Dzscubie 09-04-2010 01:35 PM

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This is the target stand that I make and use. It is made out of 1” PVC and breaks down and re-assembles in moments. With this design you don’t need clips or bands to hold the cardboard on the stand I use the stick on targets. I made 5 of these for the Texas Meet-N-Greet and it only took about a hour to complete.

Picture one is the target stand broken down.

Picture two is the stand assembled.

Picture three is a close up of how the cardboard is held on the PVC.

Forgot to add that the vertical cut on the uprights that holds the cardboard was made with a skill saw. I just set the blade at about 1/2 inch and clamped the upright in my portable worktable and ran one cut.


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