Yet another target stand ...

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by scottmac, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. scottmac

    scottmac New Member

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    We were looking to make something for hanging targets, like steel, or swinging bowling pins.

    What we came up with is basically a large sawhorse.

    Sawhorse brackets are only a few bucks at the big box places.
    Add four legs (2x4s) and a crossbeam of whatever length and hang your targets with rope, string, or chains.

    We used 8' legs, and a 10' 2x6 for the crossbeam. It all folds easily for storage, and the components are east to carry.

    Next we'll hang a shelf for standing stuff and make some frames for regular targets.
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    nice idea! and depending on how cheap you got the wood for, this would make a very budget friendly target holder. and a person could always vary the length of the legs to suit their needs.

    excellent idea! thanks for sharing.
     

  3. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    If you all have any factories around you might be able to get wooden pallets we built a similar style of target stand all we used was a 4x4 across the top and a few 2x6's for legs and it worked pretty well. We actually got the wood for free because I worked for the company but you might be able to get it for cheaper then stock yard lumber.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    that's what i use for target holders are old pallets. i just attach a couple of boards to them to make them free standing. when they get shot up too much, i just replace them and throw the used up one on my burn pile.

    i have mine spaced at 25, 30, 50, 75 and 100 yards. i have it marked at 5,7 and ten yards for the 25 yard target for pistol shooting.
     
  5. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    Since I don't have to move the target stand much, I also use a pallet for the base, two verticals and a cross bar screwed tight.
    A piece of replaceable plywood holds stapled target.
     
  6. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    I make mine out of scrap stuff free standing a piece of plywood whatever size 2 boards however tall and 2 boards for feet nailed crossways lol not real strong, cheap and when they get shoot up good fire starting wood lol

    Great idea OP!!!