Plans for steel targets?

Plans for steel targets?

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    Plans for steel targets?

    Anyone have any plans or good pictures for a steel shooting stand?

    I'm looking to build some targets and would like to have some cool reactive targets. I have access to all kinds or scrap steel and a welder, but I need some ideas/plans to get started.

    I'm interested in anything reactive, but would love to see some plans for targets that can be reset from a distance. I like the ones where you knock down the plates and hit another and they all reset.

    Popers or anything spring loaded is good too. What about a dueling tree?

    I'm just spouting out ideas here.

    Let me see what you've got.

    Thanks.
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    You may want to copy MGM Targets. As for dimensions, you may want to use an IDP or IPSC target but I would not know about thickness.
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    Not just any scrap steel can be used safely for targets . I would do a bit more research before i built anything out of what was laying around . Unless of course your only going to use .22 rimfire if that is the case well go for it . If not you need to accertain what alloy you have , and is it hard enough , or can it be made so thro tempering to resist dimpling when hit with the rounds you want to plink at it . if it starts dimpling you WILL have issues with large fragments comeing back at you in the 80s we waisted quite a bit of $$ on pepper poppers at a range i was associated with for just this issue .
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    Good info thanks.
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