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For the guys with their own ranges, thought I'd post some pics of a "new to me" target stand I just tried out yesterday.

I've got about 35-40 pieces of AR 500 targets, it's gotten expensive and a PITA to get and store more, so I'm always looking for ways to multi use the ones I have. Problem has been mounting them in a way that's flexible enough to allow moving the steel to different locations IE for pistol, then rifle use. I happened upon this site last week for something called "Hang Fast Target System":

Hang Fast Steel Target Systems

That utilizes the common "T" post for the base, and a bracket that slips on the "T" Post and your steel target just hangs on the bracket. What really interested me is that it appeared it would work with my Arntzen 2/3rds IDPA targets, which are mounted on portable stands, same concept they just hang on the stand. Had a couple guys out yesterday to shoot rifle and pistol, so before there arrival I drove out and "hung" 4 of my pistol tgts from 300 to 650 yards for us to practice on. Once we finished shooting rifle, just cruised by in the UTV and picked up the steel and brackets and turned the 4 IDPA TGTs back into pistol TGTs for pistol practice. Worked beautifully, no changing hardware, no adjustments, just hang on the regular Arntzen portable stand or on the "T" post using the bracket, in effect quick change multi-functional targets........

The brackets cost $19.95 each, and are extremely well made and surprisingly well finished.

The bracket as it sits on "T" post:


There's actual holes cut for common bolt/nut sizes so you can use the hanger as a wrench....The hanger slot is very cleverly designed, so you can either hang the target in the slot, or pass the bolt through to mount those lighter targets that will get knocked off. I did have to do this with one of my silhouettes when a 115 grain .243 projectile took it off the stand with a head shot.

With Arntzen 2/3rds IDPA hung:


647 yard shot to the light gravel berm between the trees:


Friend using him .223 1:7 twist with 69 grain and 75 grain handloads, zero issues staying on steel at this distance 10-12 MPH cross wind:


For you guys that want something fast and effective for hanging steel check these out. I'm impressed and will order a few more.

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That is a clever design. I can see it used in a lot of applications.

It would be very convenient in any situation when you don't want to leave the steels out, and need to collect them for any reason.

You can apparently just slip the entire steel and bracket off of the T Post, correct?
 

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That is a clever design. I can see it used in a lot of applications.

It would be very convenient in any situation when you don't want to leave the steels out, and need to collect them for any reason.

You can apparently just slip the entire steel and bracket off of the T Post, correct?
Yup, as long as it's heavy enough plate based on caliber/distance........the lighter plates will need to use the bolt in "pass through mode". But even then you can slip the entire thing (plate and hanger) off the "T" post.

It really is a cleaver design as the slot is sort of hour-glass shaped with a narrow portion in the middle. So the mounting bolt can sit on the top half, or if it's light plate, bolt through the bottom have and it won't pop off when hit. You can also mount with a short piece of chain which allows for more movement when hit. The plate is angled downward and if you leave enough space on your mounting bolt you do get pretty good movement when hit. Not as load of a ring like with a chain mount, but still audible at at least 650 with a 9' O'clock wind like yesterday. Your AR plate protects the hanger and a good amount of the "T" post as well.

Versatile, fast and you're a "T" post away from having targets anywhere you want them. IF I'd seen these earlier I could have saved my self some effort coming up with other hangers for swingers.

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Nice, I might have to get a few for the range.
 
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