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Old 11-04-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Thinking about a portable target stand for use at a friends place. The idea I had is a PVC frame with a couple big truck mud flaps hanging to staple paper targets to. I like the idea of mud flaps since I can pick these up for free. Needs to be movable so we can drag it out of the way when not in use. Anyone built something like this? Or can give me some advice.

PS primarily for 22 & 223 at 100 yards. Maybe a little pistol or larger rifle occasionally.
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Just rip some 2 x 4 up into stakes, drive them in the ground. Staple some cardboard on the stakes to hold your targets. You are going to hit a target stand, it's just a matter of time. I just staple targets on small trees in areas where I want to clear out the brush. By the time I get around to clearing the brush I have killed most of the brush by shooting it.
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Thinking about a portable target stand for use at a friends place. The idea I had is a PVC frame with a couple big truck mud flaps hanging to staple paper targets to. I like the idea of mud flaps since I can pick these up for free. Needs to be movable so we can drag it out of the way when not in use. Anyone built something like this? Or can give me some advice. PS primarily for 22 & 223 at 100 yards. Maybe a little pistol or larger rifle occasionally.
My CCP instructor had some built out of 1/2 PVC that worked very well. There not glued so he could break them down and throw them in the back of his Yukon. Backing was some cheap mats he picks up at the dollar store.
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I use 1"x 2" wood for my pistol & rifle target holders. I have 1/4" underlayment fastend to them to staple targets to. When it gets to shot up i just fasten a new piece on.
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Just rip some 2 x 4 up into stakes, drive them in the ground. Staple some cardboard on the stakes to hold your targets. You are going to hit a target stand, it's just a matter of time. I just staple targets on small trees in areas where I want to clear out the brush. By the time I get around to clearing the brush I have killed most of the brush by shooting it.
John, his main requirement "Needs to be movable so we can drag it out of the way when not in use."
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image-1056408143.jpgi also have a metal base but its outside right now. Targets slip into base. And easily portable.
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Political signs with the wire frame make great target stands and they are free!
I work for a municipality and there is an ordnance against political or advertisement on Town property.
Check with your local code enforcement officer he may have picked up a truckload he would be willing to give you.
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If you do a search on "target stand" on this site, you'll get a couple good ideas, including one that I posted last year.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f35/easy-build-portable-cheap-target-stand-73811/
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Political signs with the wire frame make great target stands and they are free!
I work for a municipality and there is an ordnance against political or advertisement on Town property.
Check with your local code enforcement officer he may have picked up a truckload he would be willing to give you.
Those things work great.

OP I've made them form old 2x4 to staple cardboard to. What your talking about should work fine. I am n o ta fan of the PVC frame as much as they don't seem to take the abuse over time that a wood frame can. I like the mud flap idea but it will be kind of hard to staple to if you are letting it swing.
I like having feet on them rather than staking them in the ground mostly because we moved them a lot and if you have ever been in my part of the world the soil can be pretty rocky. So it just made more sense to make them with two feet about 2' and allow them to be moved much easier.

For the longest time we used to wood framed ones for times drills. WE had three at differing distances to be able to change targets in a hurry and work on accuracy.
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I build bases out of 2x4s. I make them so that 1x2s will slide in and out. I just staple cardboard to them.
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