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Project portable target stand: complete

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Bow Commander, Jul 24, 2012.


  1. Bow Commander

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    Hey all,

    With the help of the interwebz, I headed to my nearest Jerry's Home Improvement store last night and bought: (2) T fittings (4) elbows (4) 16" pieces (2) 20" pieces (2) 24" pieces, and an 8' dowel rod 1 1/2" thick cut in half.

    Add piece of cardboard and paper targets and you get:

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    I didn't use glue so if the wood or one of the pieces gets hit, it'll be cheap and easy to replace. Can't wait to take it out!
     

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    #1 Bow Commander, Jul 24, 2012
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  2. RadarP3C

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    Nice job!
     

  3. blastfact

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    I've got one and they work great!
     
  4. Haldor

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    That looks very nice.

    I have a really nice metal frame stand that I use. So far it is holding up very well, I had a frame strike recently (9mm FMJ) and it barely made a dent.

    I will need to take a pic of it since I can't find any on-line.
     
  5. jeanderson

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    Nice job. Have been looking to build something similar myself. I like the idea of using wood uprights.
     
  6. Genin

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    Nice job.
     
  7. Bow Commander

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    Thanks for the feedback everybody!

    Not bad for about $28 in parts. I even had the gentleman at Jerry's cut the PVC to length for me. He made a quicker job of it then I could have.

    I like the wood uprights idea too, this way I can either clamp the cardboard to the poles or staple it if I want. And it won't shatter if it gets shot. It also adds some heft to the whole thing to keep it steady in wind.