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Posted: 3/10/2006 2:40:22 PM EDT
Who makes a good target stand to staple targets to for sighting in rifles and handguns?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 2:44:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 2:45:04 PM EDT by Yossarian]
Just use some PVC....

make a rectangle out of 1-1/2" to 2'' inch tube, maybe 16" x 10" or edit: (a little shorter than your target is wide) and in the middle of the long sides put in a "T" piece with the single open side up. Get a few 1"x2" wood pieces, put the end in the open end of the "T", tack on your target and you are set.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 2:50:50 PM EDT
We had several stands made from 2" x 2" square tube welded into a letter 'H' at 24" with two pieces (four inches) vertical at the crossers. This allowed 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" to be set in place. Pieces of tintest (cheap fibre board / around $5.00 for a 4' x 8') cut 24" by 48" works for the backer material. Staple where needed.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 2:53:22 PM EDT
groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite/pvctargetstand.msnw

You could also make this out of lumber. If you don't have the tools/skills to make it, take the dimensions to your Home Depot/Lowes and have them cut it, then all you have to do is assemble it with nails/screws.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 2:56:43 PM EDT
Several Real Estate companies make a pretty high quality target stand.

Of course you need to aquire one legally.

Link Posted: 3/10/2006 3:05:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 3:08:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By Stealth:
Several Real Estate companies make a pretty high quality target stand.

Of course you need to aquire one legally.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/RealUgly/ris_3-05b.jpg



They're legal to snag Monday - Thursday if posted on public property in the DFW area.



What I find of interest, why would you know of such a law....


Link Posted: 3/10/2006 3:11:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 4:50:07 PM EDT
Home depot sells cheap yard signs. Get the ones with the thin wire stand and then you can change the cardboard anytime U want.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 4:51:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 4:53:27 PM EDT by zipper]

Originally Posted By Stealth:
Several Real Estate companies make a pretty high quality target stand.

Of course you need to aquire one legally.
img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/RealUgly/ris_3-05b.jpg



You forgot to point out CHEAP also
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:20:45 PM EDT
Armadillos work pretty good, although they tend to move around a little (at first)...
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:23:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:
Home depot sells cheap yard signs. Get the ones with the thin wire stand and then you can change the cardboard anytime U want.



+1

Or you can buy to wall joists, lop 21" Inches of each one and use them as cross beams, add cardboard and your done. Its how the stands provided by the State of Florida are done
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:26:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By AILapua:

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By Stealth:
Several Real Estate companies make a pretty high quality target stand.

Of course you need to aquire one legally.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/RealUgly/ris_3-05b.jpg



They're legal to snag Monday - Thursday if posted on public property in the DFW area.



What I find of interest, why would you know of such a law....





Heh, I'm a Hun Farm frequent flier.




Yeah, yeah, I see how it is now, you're 'one of the in crowd'!

Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:44:06 PM EDT
Wait until the day after the next election(local or national) and get some of the signs off the side of the road. On the plus side, it's a public service as well.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:47:04 PM EDT
As soon as the November elections are done you need to round up as many signs as you can. I've still got some from November 04'. They make the bast IMHO. They are free to you, and you're saving somone else from having to pick them up.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:51:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 7:52:14 PM EDT by blacklisted]
I made mine out of scrap wood, it comes apart into 2 pieces.





I have a bunch of pre-cut cardboard for a backing.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 9:15:05 PM EDT
Use wood. With PVC, one stray round can put you out of business for the rest of the day.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 6:21:45 AM EDT
Here some cheap and light. Just ad carboad and your ready to GO. Stands
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:09:44 AM EDT
Thanks for the replies. Will try to decide what to do.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:16:17 AM EDT
I built this one out of PVC, 1x2s and chicken wire.



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