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My homemade target stands

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Ironbar, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Hey gents, thought I'd post up a photo of my target stands now that they're all done.

    I followed the instructions from the youtube video done by SafeArmsReview: How to make a Target Stand for under $25 by SAR - YouTube

    Since the video was done in 2009, I didn't bring it in under the $25.00 cost he touts in the video, but I suppose if you scrounged around enough, you probably still could.

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    I guess the main difference between mine and his is that I made the frame opening larger in order to fit standard size silhouette targets. Otherwise, all the cuts are exactly the same. Yesterday I also rigged up the steel gongs courtesy of Steel Horse Customs. Looking forward to taking them out soon and pelting them with a few hundred rounds!

    So with these stands I can hang the gongs, tack up silhouette targets, or tack up a cardboard backer and tape several small paper targets to it. They're actually very versatile. I can also make different sizes and configurations of frames to hold a variety of other targets.
     
  2. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Under $25? Just tie a frying pan to a tree branch
     
  3. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Very nice :thumbup:
     
  4. MBGraphix

    MBGraphix Salem, Oregon Member

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    Looking Great Ironbar ! Simple and effective.
     
  5. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    Looks top heavy, but I guess you could always drill holes and just stake them down.
     
  6. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    With a footprint that large I can't imagine you would need to stake it down but even if you did, I'd fill the PVC with sand before I messed around with staking it.
     
  7. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    Or sand bags
     
  8. BearArmy

    BearArmy OR Active Member

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    I like it.
    I made a couple out of 1.5" pvc that all takes down in fits into a medium sized duffle bag. The longest lengths being 30", so I use couplings. Good thing to since my wife shot through them.
     
  9. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well done!
    :thumbup:

    I have a weekend coming up and believe I may just toss something like that together myself.

    'Course, a project like this normally takes more than $25 worth of hot dogs, hamburgers, potato chips, chilled beverages, bandaids and tylenol to complete, so we're talking the better part of a C-note when you toss in all of that plastic piping. I accuse you of deceptive advertising!

    :bluelaugh: :laugh:
     
  10. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    The total cost to make one stand (not including the chain and gong targets) was just over $30.00 at Home Depot.