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Old 12-30-2012, 01:57 AM   #1
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I am looking for some target stand ideas for paper targets. I want something made of wood. I am too cheap for PVC. Do you think wood would bust up after to many hits? I am thinking of something where I can tape a target on a piece of cardboard then slide the cardboard in a flap in the wood. Or something close to that.

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Old 12-30-2012, 02:15 AM   #2
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way to complicated . campain signs are the way to go staple your targets to it and away you go! good guy, bad guy there all liers and crooks

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way to complicated . campain signs are the way to go staple your targets to it and away you go! good guy, bad guy there all liers and crooks
This is a good idea-they are everywhere, they don't blow apart real fast, easy to move around, easy to store, and nobody keeps em after elections unless its to shoot em themselves
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That is a great idea! I might have a few McCain signs lying around...

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A quick and easy (sturdy enough for a couple of outings)
4 - 2X4s (2 = 24", 2=36")
4 - 4" wood screws
2 - 6" carriage bolts
2 - washers
2 - wing nuts for carriage
2 - 5/8"X1"X60" slats
Take one 24" board and attach it approx 12" from the end of a 36".
Now do the same to the others.
Arrange the 24" boards so you can drill through both with a bit larger in diameter than the carriage (for 3/8" bolts, drill a 1/2" hole)
Insert hardware.
Put the slats upright between the 24" boards (about target width apart) and tighten with wing nuts.

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I use old cardboard boxes and break them down flat, then tape the paper targets to them.

I drive 2 metal T-posts into the ground, maybe 10' apart, and run a rope between them. then hang the cardboard to the rope. cheap, easy, simple to make, quick to tear down, and doesn't take a ton of storage space.

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Here is mine. You could make the base out of PC instead of metal. I clamp the cardboard to the 1x2 uprights. No cross pieces.

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I just made these a few minutes ago. The construction took less time than going to home depot to pick everything up. These are to replace the ones I made about a year and a half ago. I leave them out in the weather. so they get dried out in the summer.

They cost very little. It takes 1 2x4 and 1 1x2 for each one. The most expensive part was the cardboard at $1000. But it had some really nice livingroom furniture in it. LOL.

They are easy to transport. Just lift the 1x2s out with the card board still attached. I cut a 2x4 into 4 sections 18 inches long, and 1 piece 16 1/4 inches long. The short piece goes between two of the 18 inchers. Use 2 1/2 inch screws. Then screw the legs on to the sides. Do not attach the 1x2s.

I use poker cards as hearts for targets. It makes for a nice challenge at 15 yards with a 1911.

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I just made these a few minutes ago. The construction took less time than going to home depot to pick everything up. These are to replace the ones I made about a year and a half ago. I leave them out in the weather. so they get dried out in the summer.

They cost very little. It takes 1 2x4 and 1 1x2 for each one. The most expensive part was the cardboard at $1000. But it had some really nice livingroom furniture in it. LOL.

They are easy to transport. Just lift the 1x2s out with the card board still attached. I cut a 2x4 into 4 sections 18 inches long, and 1 piece 16 1/4 inches long. The short piece goes between two of the 18 inchers. Use 2 1/2 inch screws. Then screw the legs on to the sides. Do not attach the 1x2s.

I use poker cards as hearts for targets. It makes for a nice challenge at 15 yards with a 1911.

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I have always just used an old piece of plywood or other such material and staple cardboard or paper target to it the use whatever is available to stand it up, board, old junk fence post, dead tree, whatever. Yes wood is not going to hold up very long, neither is any other material which is gettin shot to crap with rifles.

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