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Old March 23rd, 2015, 02:55 PM   #1
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inexpensive target holder plans and photos

Thanks to Rastoffs challenges I ran out of "vote for me" signs and holders.
I think I got it down as cheap as it can go buying your supplies.

Qty (1) 1 1/2" sch40 10 ft cost = 5.59
Qty (4 ) 1 1/2 sch40 tee cost 1.96 each = 7.84
Qty (1 ) bundle 6 furring strips 1x2x8 = 7.02
Total with tax 21.53

Cut Qty (2) 3" long pieces For tee connectors
Cut Qty (4) 12" long pieces For 4 legs
Cut Qty (1) 21 1/2" long piece. For a 24" wide target backing
Cut Qty (1) 15 1/2 For an 18" wide target backing
Cut the remaining length in half...should give you Qty (2) 14 " long pieces for furring strip holders
Cut 8' furring strip in half...2 pieces 4' long
1. Connect 2 of the tees with a 3" connector length, rotate so they are at a 90 degree angle offset. Do it again
2. Push in the 4 legs to each tee end
3. Connect the cross brace of your choice dependent of width of target backing
4. Staple cardboard backing to dropped in 4' furring strips

You still have Qty (5) 8' furring strips left as replacements if your shooting partners are terrible shots!

Pull the crosspiece out for travel
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 03:59 PM   #2
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I was just looking at videos, etc on that set up. I've got to do something different. Right now I'm using plywood and it is about to fall apart. I think I'm going to give this a try. I want something I can throw in the trunk and only take a few minutes to set up.
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 04:18 PM   #3
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I drilled mine and put bolts just for added security , hit the upright a few times it tends to come apart easy after a few trips
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 04:58 PM   #4
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You could also use PVC cement to fasten everything together except the cross piece joints so you can still take it apart for transport.

As to the need for extra furring strips, yes, you and your friends WILL shoot them sooner rather than later.
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 05:36 PM   #5
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Another thing I saw was drilling out holes in the bottom section so that you could drive spikes into the ground if was windy.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 09:36 AM   #6
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I fabricated this setup that can be used for pistol or long gun.
Cost ~ $100.00. Replacement PVC pipes ~ $1.99 each.









Caution: Pseudoscience and amateur photos may be imbedded in this post.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 07:14 PM   #7
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Thought about doing this, decided to buy steel base stand off eBay, just need to cut and replace the the furring strips. Saves time and durable.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 06:43 AM   #8
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Built PVC stands some time ago, use two furring strips with 16" cut off each and fastened as cross pieces for the wood frame. Hold up better and longer. Donated some to the local range and a few in the back yard.



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Old March 29th, 2015, 01:35 PM   #9
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There are some good ideas here, but why not just use old pallets? That's what I use, and get them FREE from a local packaging plant. I set them up on my home range, shoot them up, and you don't have to worry about replacing them until you can't find a place to staple your target!
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Old July 25th, 2015, 08:24 AM   #10
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My local range has several of the PVC/furring strip target stands and they are light and easy to move around. The furring strips seldom get shot up though I'm sure it does happen. I think more are probably broken by being stepped on rather than shot. One nice thing about the stands is the target can be set at varying heights for different height people.

When placing targets always pay attention to what's behind the target. If you shoot down through a target into the ground you could have a ricochet or if you shoot too high you may shoot over your backstop. We never want a round to leave the range whether we're on a public/private range or on our own property.

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