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Old 04-22-2021, 08:02 PM
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After thousands of rounds at targets that were crooked, floppy and wobbly I finally broke down and built a suitable target stand. I formed the base out of angle iron and plated the top all out of 1/16" material, base dimensions 12" x 24", I welded ground pegs in each corner.
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I filled the base with concrete then built the adjustable legs. The legs have pockets for a finished 1"x2" stake, they have adjustable lever to lock them in place.
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On one stake I machined a slot and mounted a bubble level in the stake.
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I plant the base , level the one stake, staple the backer to it and match the other to the backer. This results in a quick easy to level target backer on a base that is not effected by the wind what so ever. I trussed the 1"x2' stakes to stiffen them and provide a wobble free target. I painted the hammered finish to match my wind flags and bam I was done.
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Old 04-23-2021, 06:32 AM
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After thousands of rounds at targets that were crooked, floppy and wobbly I finally broke down and built a suitable target stand. I formed the base out of angle iron and plated the top all out of 1/16" material, base dimensions 12" x 24", I welded ground pegs in each corner.
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I filled the base with concrete then built the adjustable legs. The legs have pockets for a finished 1"x2" stake, they have adjustable lever to lock them in place.
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On one stake I machined a slot and mounted a bubble level in the stake.
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I plant the base , level the one stake, staple the backer to it and match the other to the backer. This results in a quick easy to level target backer on a base that is not effected by the wind what so ever. I trussed the 1"x2' stakes to stiffen them and provide a wobble free target. I painted the hammered finish to match my wind flags and bam I was done.
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SC--That's really nice work on that stand. Might be overkill, but I really like it! There is a guy at our local club that welds up some pretty nice aluminum stands that take standard 1x2 lumber as well. You do have to stake the bases down (with landscape stakes/spikes w/washers) to stabilize them if any appreciable wind. But, the fact that they are light makes them easy to transport and setup.

As someone that has a LITTLE fabrication skill, I'll take your "and bam I was done" statement with a grain of salt I have an idea how much work/time you put into that little creation! Nice job
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Old 04-23-2021, 07:41 AM
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Thanks. I have always been a "If your going to build it, over build it." kind of guy.
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Old 04-23-2021, 09:37 AM
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Very nice. What's that green stuff it's sitting on?
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Old 04-23-2021, 10:12 AM
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Nice stand but looks heavy. Here is mine. I use 2 1x2x8 cut to 5' for the uprights and the 3' tails are the ground pieces. The steel is the right size for the 1x2. I use spring clamps to attach the cardboard.
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Old 04-23-2021, 10:21 AM
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Nice stand. On a very windy day I have to add weight to mine to keep it standing. How well does yours work on 10-15 mph winds?
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That bubble level looks like a great target for those of us too lazy to walk that far with paper!

Just kidding, of course. That came out great. I'm going to steal your ideas but will go with angle iron for the legs, too. This will have a permanent home on our private neighborhood range and the steel will hold up better to weather...and "errant" shots.

Thanks for posting.
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It just feels Sooo right using nice equipment
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Old 04-25-2021, 02:25 PM
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Doesn't wiggle in winds up to 15 mph or so, but it is heavy almost 30 lbs total.

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Here are a couple sites with good plans for the stands I use, about $10 each.

http://firespeedtactical.com/diy-pvc...target-stands/
http://www.theboxotruth.com/educatio...-target-stand/
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Supplies:
• PVC Primer and Glue – Don’t glue the vertical pieces for easy transportation.
• 1 piece of 1Ĺ″ PVC - Pipe, 10ft.
• 2 pieces of 1Ĺ″ PVC - Tee.
• 2 pieces of 1Ĺ″ PVC - Elbow, 90 degree.
• 2 pieces of 1Ĺ″ PVC - End Caps, Optional.
• 1-2 pieces of 1″x2″ - Wood, length is your call depending on what height you wish to make your targets and what will fit in your car. 4ft works well for me.
Cut your 10ft PVC pipe into 16″ sections.
16″ width of the stand is appropriate for silhouette targets.
Or make the middle section as wide as the cardboard you have ready access to, up to 24″.
Glue all the parts but NOT the uprights to allow breakdown for transportation.
Also keep in mind precision is not the end all in this project.
Bring a staplegun.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:08 PM
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I built one like the first link. I filled the 16Ē ground tubes with drainage rock (crushed concrete) to give it weight. I also added a cross member to the verticals and another to the front and back as a mod later. I didnít glue anything but the end caps to hold the rocks. It weighs twenty pounds and I can put it together in two minutes. It fits in a NRA give-away duffel bag. If I think it could use more weight I can fill it with more dense rocks. I cut moving boxes to 18Ē widths and use plastic clips to hold them that I got at Hobby Lobby.

Actually it was fun to build.
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Old 05-08-2021, 03:46 PM
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Hereís the current state. I still havenít filled the two verticals. I will wait and see how it reacts in the wind. The bottom ring is full as is the the upper horizontal. The tape is for identification of the various parts for ease of assembly. I timed myself last time out and itís 2 mins 40 seconds for assembly. Iím going to need some practice at it.
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I use a couple of sand bags on the feet if needed.
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