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Portable Target Stands

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Cougfan2, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know of any good portable target stands that are available? I'm talking about something sturdy, but fairly light weight that I could maybe attach a cardboard backing and then staple a target to it?

    I suppose I could make something fairly easily, but just wondered if there was anything pre-made out there. If not, I was thinking of making something out of PVC pipe. That might be the cheapest and lightest and still be fairly sturdy.
     
  2. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    I will loock up the link , but i built my target stands out of 3/4" PVC and it only cost me about $8 each to build. I have built 8 of them, so that a couple can be used as blinds and setting up different distances.

    this link has other links that Iaquired in building my target stands..
    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13477

    http://www.alpharubicon.com/leo/pvctstandc.htm


    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduc...urce=froogle&utm_medium=free&utm_campaign=655

    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu24.htm
     
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  3. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever seen the target stands they use at TCGC? They make a base out of a couple 2X4s with slots for 1X2 slats. Very easy to make, use dismantle, and replacing the slats is easy when they are destroyed. The slats are not shown here for clarity, but you get the picture...

    View attachment 5716

    If you do use PVC, consider how you will attach your target. Staples in the 1x2s work well...
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I used to be a member at TCGC (I'm at Douglas Ridge now) and am familiar with their target stands. They're very sturdy, but the reason I was thinking of PVC was for the lighter weight. I know there are trade-offs either way you go. I think it wouldn't be that hard to rig some way to attach a thick cardboard backing and then staple the targets to it.
     
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    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    terrylf72 Yeah! The Box O'Truth target stand is almost exactly what I was thinking about! Thanks for the link. :thumbup:
     
  6. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That PVC one does look pretty easy and light!
     
  7. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    I desided to go with a different size of Corrugated Plastic Target Backers so I have to modify the width a little on these in the pictures but this is what I have.. The part break down to fit a a bag for one those folding canvus lawn chairs. And instead of useing string I just bolted the binder clips (large paper clips) to the top and side posts.

    View attachment 5732 View attachment 5733 View attachment 5734 View attachment 5735
     
  8. 86-0134

    86-0134 north willamette valley Member

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    hey,
    MARKSBG:

    these must be located in the coveted "special" shooting pits at TCGC. mabye someday i will be lucky enough to use them. until then i guess ill have to continue to use the other ranges.
     
  9. jquirit

    jquirit Forest Grove, OR Member

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    Bought parts today to make a few of those Box o' Truths stands. My only gotcha so far is finding the corrugated plastic backers and having to shave down the 1x2" furring strips to fit in the 1-1/2" PVC pipes (will have to enlist a friend that has a wood shop to make this much faster).

    Many said Lowes would carry the corrugated plastic backers, but the one in Hillsboro doesn't. Also checked three Home Depots (Farmington/Hwy 217, Murry/Hwy 26, and the one off Hwy 8 in Hillsboro) and no luck there. Going to check a signage store to see if they might have it in bulk and willing to sell uncut sheets.
     
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    byobtoo Casa Grande, AZ New Member

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  11. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    Thats a good site, but I built my stands for less the $8 each.. (PVC, elbows, t-connecters, paper clips) two 10' sections of PVC @ $2.50 per. stand.
     
  12. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    I have a steel stand I got from the guy who does the Portland gun shows. I just add my own stakes(fir strips or so branches from the treeline) and staple my own cardboard and targets. Cost me $25 I think about 2-3 years back. I got the heavier of the two models he offers as it stays standing when it is windy :)