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Old 07-13-2010, 03:09 AM   #11
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Pallets for me too. We used to use PVC stands, but my sister inevitably shoots our target stand half an hour in....
I've made a deal with our Coke/Pepsi/7up reps where I'll be marginally less hostile towards them in return for a never-ending supply of pallets to shoot.


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Pallets for me too. We used to use PVC stands, but my sister inevitably shoots our target stand half an hour in....
I've made a deal with our Coke/Pepsi/7up reps where I'll be marginally less hostile towards them in return for a never-ending supply of pallets to shoot.
Why would you be hostile towards the Coke man? He's just bringing you a soda....


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Why would you be hostile towards the Coke man? He's just bringing you a soda....
Sales reps are the tricky, deceitful snakes, to be treated with suspicion and scorn. Amongst those of my profession, they are affectionately referred to as "vendor scum."
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I weld 1 1/2" x 4" pipe to the back of my steel targets & mount them on two "T" posts. I have my own range at the farm & can leave them or move them as I want. I also use 1 1/2" PVC & 1" pieces of wood to make target stands for. Just staple some cardboard to the wood & then staple your target to the cardboard. You can make them any size you feel like. The last one I made, I put QuickCrete in the base so the wind don't blow it over. Lastly, A swing set type frame made from PVC will allow you to hang any size of steel plate from a couple of lenghts of chain. I have some 1" & 2 1/4" round 3/8" & 1/4" steel along with some 3"x5" & 5'x7" hung the same way. I set these from 25 to 150 yds & use them for the .22 LR.
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I was thinking of some target designs the other day, and I decided that I wanted to make some knock down silhouettes for when my friends and I go to the desert. Basic design in my head would be to weld a metal silhouette to metal pipe (length 36'' to 48'') to a base, when standing, the target would be at a 90 angle . Now I haven't decided how to build the base yet, but attached to the base will be a "stopper" angled at 45 so the target would indicate being hit without falling all the way down. For the hinge part I'm probably gonna weld a small flat chunk of steel to the bottom of the pipe on the backside of the target and just use a heavy duty door hinge. I'm just trying to make it reasonably light weight and portable without sacrificing durability and sturdiness.
P.S. The reason for the "stopper" idea is so that i can attach some 550 paracord and pull the targets back to the ready without having to go downrange every time.
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I like that Idea...
For the hinges, you might want to look into gate or door hinges that are spring activated, or maybe.... use an airsoft spring(like 12 bucks)...Hmmm... I love it when i get to plotting...
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I like that Idea...
For the hinges, you might want to look into gate or door hinges that are spring activated, or maybe.... use an airsoft spring(like 12 bucks)...Hmmm... I love it when i get to plotting...
That's not bad! Hhhhhmmmmmm.... back to the think tank....
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Yeahh... if you've seen a camper, those Pnuedrolic lifter thingamabbs? I'm thinking of making a spring type instead... because using 2 or 300 yards of parachord's not an option lol
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Yeahh... if you've seen a camper, those Pnuedrolic lifter thingamabbs? I'm thinking of making a spring type instead... because using 2 or 300 yards of parachord's not an option lol
I was more than likely going to use the targets to run pistol drills, but now that I think of it, I do have about 200 yds of paracord lying around.
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