PVC range target?

PVC range target?

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    PVC range target?

    I finally found a public outdoor range only a few miles from work.
    It requires you to provide your own target stand and gives dimensions. I have a bunch of 1 inch PVC leftover from other projects around the house, and was thinking of using that with some fittings to make an easily collapsible stand.
    I can also make it out of 1X4's with hinges and clasps, but it would be harder to break down and throw in my small trunk.

    Other thoughts, I was going to fill the bottom tubes with cement for stability, and have a few extra pieces cut and ready in case I shoot and break a PVC length.

    Any thoughts?
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    Here is mine. Tomato stakes and PVC
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    I've used them and the only problem is that you have to glue the corner fittings on or they will seek a hiding place in your vehicle where you wont find them for quite some time. Oh yes, don't use your shotgun on them. Otherwise they work good and are lighter than wood and less bulky.

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    I made one out of PVC, filled the base with sand, works well.

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    Looks good. What do you use for targets? How do you attach them to the PVC?

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    Thanks. I use a cardboard backing and used wire to connect to, am replacing that method and will be using strips of elastic and clips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    I made one out of PVC, filled the base with sand, works well.

    The "sand in the base" thing is brilliant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm66 View Post
    Looks good. What do you use for targets? How do you attach them to the PVC?
    Just staple the cardboard to the stakes and use thumbtacks for the target.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    The "sand in the base" thing is brilliant!
    I wish I could claim credit for the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvMyPX4 View Post
    I finally found a public outdoor range only a few miles from work.
    It requires you to provide your own target stand and gives dimensions. I have a bunch of 1 inch PVC leftover from other projects around the house, and was thinking of using that with some fittings to make an easily collapsible stand.
    I can also make it out of 1X4's with hinges and clasps, but it would be harder to break down and throw in my small trunk.

    Other thoughts, I was going to fill the bottom tubes with cement for stability, and have a few extra pieces cut and ready in case I shoot and break a PVC length.

    Any thoughts?
    Any thoughts?
    Sounds goot to me!
    I like the weight in the base idea.

    And you can glue just one end of the fittings where you break it down so they don't vibrate loose like mentioned.

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    I used this basic design:

    Educational Zone #24 - Homemade Target Stand - Page 1

    I did some slight modifications to the design, a shorter rise and not glued to the base, so that I can disassemble the top from the bottom and load it in the trunk of my '13 Mustang. I also hinged the 8 ft 1x2 furring strips, using two bolts and butterfly nuts per 1x2, so I can fold the in them in half and still maintain a six foot high profile. I use the big 1 in clamp style paper clips to hold the target and backing to the 1x2s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    Yeah. Right.

    Then you got to feed him, find a place to put him between range trips. Heck I think that fellow would be more trouble than hes worth.
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    I built two. The first one I put sand in the base and it worked alright except it was a little difficult to load and unload (weight wise). The second, I drilled two holes in the base and use metal stakes to stake it down. Much lighter and easier to transport...
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    That sounds like a great idea I can use on mine. I keep the 10 inch nails both at home and the Camper for quick tie down application.
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