How to Build a Cheap PVC Target Stand

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by safedman, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. safedman

    safedman New Member

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    I recently made 8 of these for our local range. Been years since anyone re-built target stands....:cool:
    Anyway they are cheap, stable and we really like them. The only change I made was to put a "T" in the front corners in place of the 90 degree elbows. This alows cleaning out drit etc and allows rain h2o to drain out.

    Build a Simple, Portable PVC Target Stand « AccurateShooter.com Bulletin

    I will post pictures next week after range session.
     
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  2. Jay

    Jay New Member

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    nice stands......
     

  3. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I'm planning on building one of those soon. I'm going to drill holes for tent stakes because we have alot of wind around here. Primarily when I go hunting, fishing, or shooting, the wind picks up! :D
     
  4. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    Very handy. :)

    Here is another good use for some PVC:

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  5. safedman

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    Ok, you hooked me.

    I always put out a tarp to catch my brass when shooting outside the shooting hootch. Now I am going to buy some PVC and make that Brass Catcher.
    I appreciate that idea big time...so will the others that scrape up brass all the time. :D
     
  6. jetgirl

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    That's a neat idea! I use a couple of Jammit stands, but my daughter shot one of the bottom clips and it doesn't retain a solid hold on cardboard if the wind picks up just right.
     
  7. Drriley

    Drriley New Member

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    I make mine completely of PVC. I use elastic bands and plastic clothes pins to hold the targets. Cost around $4 each stand. Keep extra pipe and fittings on hand to do instant repairs. use connectors to splice the pipe when necessary.
     

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  8. safedman

    safedman New Member

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    Here are mine.

    Front and rear pieces 20 inches (two)
    Side pieces 16 inches (4)
    Up-rights 12 t0 24 inches (2)
    T's (4)
    90 deg. elbows (2)
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    Wood supports 1 1/2 x 1 1/2
    67 inches (2)

    I was up to the range to cut the 25 and 50 yard holders to a height that would keep the rounds in the berm. Lo abd behold someone has shot one of the new holders and blown out an elbow in only 4 days....dang.
    Cross supports
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  9. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Been using that for years. There is a post somewhere on here that has mine in it. I prefer to glue mine as it adds strength to the frame.
     
  10. Dzscubie

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    This is the target stand that I make and use. It is made out of 1” PVC and breaks down and re-assembles in moments. With this design you don’t need clips or bands to hold the cardboard on the stand I use the stick on targets. I made 5 of these for the Texas Meet-N-Greet and it only took about a ½ hour to complete.

    Picture one is the target stand broken down.

    Picture two is the stand assembled.

    Picture three is a close up of how the cardboard is held on the PVC.

    Forgot to add that the vertical cut on the uprights that holds the cardboard was made with a skill saw. I just set the blade at about 1/2 inch and clamped the upright in my portable worktable and ran one cut.
     

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  11. safedman

    safedman New Member

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    I Like!

    I like the idea of not having to use wood supports. May have to make a few of these!! Thanks for all of the ideas.
     
  12. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    It depends on how good a shot you are. The wood supports are "sacrificial" in case a flyer hits it. Cheaper and easier to replace the wood than PVC.
     
  13. safedman

    safedman New Member

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    True...

    I am not worried about my shooting....BUT that is why I put the wood up to our local range. ;)
     
  14. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    Love your design. Will have to copy it soon. :D
     
  15. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I built one using this design. Easy greasy and cheap. I did use the wood inserts incase I want to pop it out to 100-200yrds. :D
     
  16. bub72ck

    bub72ck New Member

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    Old thread but I used the template to make a couple stands today. Better give credit where it's due:
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  17. russ1982

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    I built 4 of these. They r wide enough for card board targets and the chicken wire lets me use paper targets