I have always used PCV tubing as it is cheap (like $6-7 dollars) to make a stand---folds flat to transport unseen in truck of car---parts easy to replace---hollow parts can be filled with sand or shot to increase weight for wind resistance---customed sized to fit truck of car---lasts for years (the only time I replace with a new one is when I give one to shooting buddy). Much easier than wood.
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old wooden pallets make good target backers as well. i just stand them up and use a peice of 1x2 for a support to hold in place and just staple my targets to them. they actually last quite a while and when used up, just replace them. lots of places will just give them to you to haul them off so they can get rid of them.
I use the frames form old campaign signs. You can get cardboard (corrugated paper) that can replace the original stuff. I help clean up a local grave yard and get the stands that some people use for flowers also. They are kind of like a art easel made form wire. They get tossed out all the time so I thought recycling them wouldn't hurt any. I get tons of old boxes form a local Dollar store. They break down and separate it from their normal refuse and had no problem when I asked about getting some now and then.
For rifle targets I am a huge fan of paper plates, saltine crackers, and mints glued to cardboard, and 23 gauge hulls on sticks.
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