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Source of cardboard or plastic sheets for target backing?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PDXoriginal, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. PDXoriginal

    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    I built target stands out of PVC pipe which has worked extremely well, best of all the parts are cheap, easy and quick to assemble.

    BUT I am having a hard time finding backing for the targets. I had a bunch of large card board boxes I cut into sheets, but those are running out.

    Anyone know of place to get large sheets of cardboard or the plastic sheets ranges use for target backing? I have checked some places, but they're either too expensive for small quantities or require a huge order to make it economical.
     
  2. techiej

    techiej vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Check with retail stores for cardboard that they want to get rid of...personally I just wait for my better half to get her next Amazon delivery to offset my firearms purchases :eek: for cardboard.
     
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  3. GrpCapMandrake

    GrpCapMandrake Vancouver Active Member

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    My initial thought would be Costco or someplace like that. A lot of the cardboard sheets from their pallets they would just throw into the bailer. Talk to a manager and see if they would let you take some with you. Lacking a Costco, I would suggest any of the big box retailers. Probably be happy to get rid of the stuff.

    However if you are looking for pristine cardboard (why if you are just going to shoot it) then I have no idea.
     
  4. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    Check craigslist "free" ads. You might find someone giving away moving boxes.
     
  5. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Check with companies like Old Trapper in Forest Grove. They use plastic containers which come stacked with cardboard between layers. These are the perfect size for targets They should also have boxes that the lids come in as well. There should be several companies in the area that use plastic or glass containers that have cardboard separators.
     
  6. GunRightsCoalition

    GunRightsCoalition Vancouver Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Dollar store poster boards.
     
  7. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Appliance stores. They have large boxes.
     
  8. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Furniture stores. Happy to get rid of it.
     
  9. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I have access to some.
    But yes, try and ask the warehouse manager at a Costco or Winco if you could snag or buy some.

    Working at a warehouse I have an unlimited supply. :)
     
  10. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Open your Yellow Pages to the heading "Paper Distributors" and give a couple a call.

    Here in Salem its Rose Paper Products. You can buy cardboard flats from them in a bunch of sizes. I collect Model Airplane Magazines (I have like 4800 of them) and I bought a stack of cardboard flats from Rose Paper Products to cut and fold up magazine trays to store each year.

    Other then that an appliance store like Standard TV. The smaller the better as they are more likely to rotate floor models.
     
  11. roknHS

    roknHS Idaho Member

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    Sign companies usually carry a product called "Coroplast". It is essentially a plastic cardboard. Not too expensive and lasts many years exposed to the elements. It makes a perfect backboard for target shooting.

    You can get it in large sheets or sheets cut to your specs...........also comes in a variety of colors.
     
  12. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    Judd and black has washer, fridge, and other big boxes. They are more than happy to give you a box or nine.

    Check with your local appliance store.
     
  13. PDXoriginal

    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    I was able to get in touch with a local box manufacturer and they ended up giving me a bunch of their scraps. I have enough to last me several target stands.

    Making PVC target stands has made shooting out doors that much more enjoyable.
     
  14. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I go to home depot and for $8 I have them cut a OSB board into 4 pieces.
    Seems to last about a year (1 of the 4 pieces)
    Take 4 pieces of 1X1 and make a sandwich board. Targets staple on really easy .Takes rain better too.
     
  15. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Were I work, that is known as "Coreply". We get it in 4' by 8' sheets. Matches your description exactly and it is very useful around the house as well.
     
  16. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Sounds like you need to buy a couple large guns, give the guns to me and keep the boxes. :)
     
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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Buy a roll of roofing felt.
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    <Why there aren't any school shootings in Israel! Teacher with long gun slung over her shoulder!!!

    We used to sell a "Kitty Kondo" and had special boxes made for shipping. Cost was over $2 each. Have about 50 of them left, considering donating them to "the pit". They can get several backings out of each of the two large sides of the box. We had the boxes made at a box manufacturer in SW Portland. Don't remember the name now as it was about 10 years ago.


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  19. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Boxes!
     
  20. Puddin99

    Puddin99 Scappoose, OR Member

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    Liquor store usually has tons of boxes to get rid of.