Originally Posted by Pasquanel
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.