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Old 11-04-2013, 10:33 PM   #11
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I built 5 of these . They stack and 2 screws hold them all together stacked up . I put the on their side stacked in the bed of my truck and can haul all 5 at once all 2x4 construction . Staple cardboard to the frames and staple targrts to the cardboard
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My front yard range.
Notice ,I use 1" steel pipe, and rebar as stand materials.
I tried everything before.
Wood and pvc WILL NOT hold up to very much shooting.
Ask me how I know this.

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Cheap rebar , drill holes in bottom of 2x6 ,stick it in the ground, pull it up when done.
use steel pipe ,make a T. Hang whatevr you want. (With chain)


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Richochet from "Steel Pipe, " and "Reebar"
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Something fun to do is use helium filled balloons to test your skills at 'moving' targets. Any kind of a subtle breeze with a 6 foot string and tied to a bush, etc makes for some fun long distance shooting.
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Richochet from "Steel Pipe, " and "Reebar"
Been using it for a long time, never had any richochet problems,
Last year over 50,000 rounds shot , this year close to the same.

It is round , it must deflect, never have had any bullets or schrapnel come back.

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It seems in our modern world some people have to warn us about our lives. Life is like a ricochet it never ends up where we want it to.

Nice range I bet you have lots of fun there.
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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.
Got to admit I like the idea of shooting at political signs...

Think ill probably go with the PVC idea, if I fill the bases with some sand for weight they ought to stand pretty good. I'm thinking about a frame big enough to hang a single mudflap on, let the bottom swing free. That should keep it from getting knocked over when shot. Keep the bottom of the flap a couple inches off the ground so it swings free.

I may end up making two or three. I am a trucker so the mudflaps are free for picking up, only reason I'm using them. Good idea not to glue, pieces, easily replaced when hit. Think ill use about 1" PVC to make them stiffer to carry the big flaps. I think just ziptie the flap to the cross pieces. These things hold staples well so it'll be easy to put up paper targets. Now a trip to Lowes for some angles and T's and a couple lengths of pipe.

If the breakage gets to be too much of a problem I'll take the advice on the rebar. I can probably weld up a couple frames in an hour or so. Wouldn't be too hard to make them breakdown for the back of the truck...

Thanks all for your input and help. I appreciate it!
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Something fun to do is use helium filled balloons to test your skills at 'moving' targets. Any kind of a subtle breeze with a 6 foot string and tied to a bush, etc makes for some fun long distance shooting.
Nice idea! Ill get a few this weekend. The kids are coming over to shoot and novel targets help keep their attention. Wonder if I can rig them so pull a string and they pop up from behind another target! Kind of like a trap course for 22 rifle. Shooting at Barney and spongbob also has a strange attraction!

By the way two thumbs up on the water filled punkins! They were a big hit! The next ones will get filled with red jello and allowed to set up. Zombie punkin gore anyone?!?
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I use a 1" PVC stand. It breaks down and fits in the Jeep. I carry a couple extra cut lengths and "T"s. You know some bad shot may damage my stand.
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I built 2 of these. You can sand bag the base or use spikes if it is windy. I use spring clamps to hold the cardboard. The base is rectangular steel tubing welded to form a T and fits a 1x2 perfectly.
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