A steel target for less

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by Mercator, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    This simple rig saved me some money. Tbe perforated steel target is hung on a bird feeder stake. The stake was a few bucks at the hardware store. No frame or chains needed. The stake is steel also.
     

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  2. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I have targets made of 1/2" mild steel. They are OK for rimfire rifles and handguns. I shot one with my 91/30. The 203 gr SP passed through the spinning target so quickly that it didn't wiggle. I thought I had missed the target.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Buy a couple extra stakes. Eventually you will hit it and depending on caliber it may not take the hit.
    I saw a guy hit one with a 44 and the stake bent right over from the weight of the plate. It was pretty funny to watch but he wasn't happy.
     
  4. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    I think Hickok45 takes this approach and it works well for him!
     
  5. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    What about a piece of Rebar(thin) banged into soft earth/sand? Looking to go cheaper then the few outdoor targets I have now...I can have one welded for me,..but I want the stake to hold up, at least to Centerfire handgun rounds...