Targets?

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by pagj17, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    Since I can't really figure a better place to put this,
    What do you guys do to post your targets. usually I use steel stakes... but My 8mm And AR kinda... bent 2 of 'em and yeah. My friend's and I kinda have an idea in which I use something such as safety wire or Eye Hooks to suspend the target from a PVC frame with stakes holding it to the ground... what about ya'll?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I use a PVC base that has a "T" to hold 1"X1"X5' boards. Holes drilled in PVC allow it to have spikes for anchoring.
     

  3. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    Hmmmm. Sounds like it might work. Can't quite envision it but... I think i like how it sounds... hmmm
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Bird's eye view...H... Use 4 "T's". 2 for the center line of PVC and 2 upright for the boards. Have the rear projection a little longer than the front.
     
  5. c3shooter

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    Any two vertical uprights- with an upper and lower crossbar. I use rebar, but you could use PVC, 2x2s, etc. Wrap with chicken wire. Attach tagets to chicken wire with clothespins.

    Of course, any of the video store stand-up cardboard advertising figures of Jane Fonda, Barbra Striesand, or Michel Moore do just fine. Do not use John Wayne or Chuck Norris- or they'll kick your ***.
     
  6. Poink88

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    What he said but you can also have the bird's eye view of a rectangle or "U"

    Option for stake, you can also stabilize it with sandbags or rocks. You don't have to haul sandbags with you...just the bag and a folding shovel. Fill it on site and dispose content when done.
     
  7. DrumJunkie

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    I built frames from 2x4 with scrap paneling or cardboard about 24"x36". I stable man targets to that I use those for times pistol drills. Three targets with two rounds in each in under 6 seconds. Change the order of what target when and it can get pretty fun trying ot score the target well.

    22 rifle (well..most rifles) I have big pieces of cardboard and depending on the distance will glue aspirins, peppermints or other fun little things. Aspirin at 50 yards with a 22 is a lot of fun. The peppermints at 100+ (depending on the rifle) gets challenging as well. I have a bunch of scrap roof tin that I like to tape x's on to use at ranges out to 200 yards. That's about as long as I can get here at the home range. It's pretty hilly around here and getting real long shots just doesn't happen much unless you move a lot of dirt.

    If you run into any of those for same signs they use in front of houses those make great stands. I have a Realtor friend that gave me a few older kind of rusty ones that where going to get pitched. My favorite targets though are old dead hard drives. I work on computers adn usually always have a stack of them laying around. An AR will punch a hole right through one and not make a mess...Well..Too much a mess.:D
     
  8. pagj17

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    C3 Shooter.... I like your Idea(with a capitol I) on Hanoi jane. I lost me a cousin in Vietnam... my grandma's still torn up over it 40 something years later... I didn't even get to meet him(I'm just 20 or so years too young) so she pisses me the **** Off. Same with Comrad Moore.

    and Me shoot The Duke? hahahahaha that's funny.

    thanks Danf_fl, Drum Junkie, and Poink.

    Not sure what I'm gonna do... but I'll def incorporate the ideas...
     
  9. spittinfire

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    My dad gets transmissions shipped in all the time so we just stand the pallets upright and tape or staple targets to them. A pallet lasts a long time and when you're done blasting it, just burn what's left and grab a new one.
     
  10. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    Nice... I could always "borrow" some from the former Wal-Mart of mine:) NOT lol.
    I think I'll just mak an upside down, flat bottomed U for hanging the targets, and an I for the base with It attaching to the "stalk" of the I
     
  11. TheDaggle

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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. :D
     
  12. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Why would you be hostile towards the Coke man? He's just bringing you a soda....
     
  13. TheDaggle

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    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.":)
     
  14. kansas45

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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.
     
  15. SHIFTY

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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 90º angle . Now I haven't decided how to build the base yet, but attached to the base will be a "stopper" angled at 45º 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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  16. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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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...
     
  17. SHIFTY

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    That's not bad! Hhhhhmmmmmm.... back to the think tank....
     
  18. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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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
     
  19. SHIFTY

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    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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