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Old 05-30-2016, 06:44 PM   #1
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How many go to the range and carry your own targets? I do, had to roll up the targets and put them behind the truck seat or someplace they won't blow out. I went to our local Lowes plumbing section and got a piece of PVC Pipe, 3 in. Sch. 40 and two end caps. Works great...don't have to worry about messing them up except with bullets. Just thought I would put this out....I know..everyone has their own way.
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how many go to the range and carry your own targets? I do, had to roll up the targets and put them behind the truck seat or someplace they won't blow out. I went to our local lowes plumbing section and got a piece of pvc pipe, 3 in. Sch. 40 and two end caps. Works great...don't have to worry about messing them up except with bullets. Just thought i would put this out....i know..everyone has their own way.
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I also carry a stapler, metal clips for indoor ranges, plus some push pins to hold the targets. Boy Scout training....
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I use 1 and 1/2 inch PVC, Don't glue anything together, It has a tight enough fit to not need the glue, you can take it apart for storage and if you hit a part with a shot you only have to replace one section. On the top part cut a slot through the side and slide the cardboard backing in it. No Need to tack just tape your target to the cardboard. I have found this to be the most economical target stand and it works great. Been selling them at my friends Pawn Shop and can build 3 for what I sell one for. This is the kind of things I want to do when I retire ie easy money with no tax on anybody.
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I use 1 and 1/2 inch PVC, Don't glue anything together, It has a tight enough fit to not need the glue, you can take it apart for storage and if you hit a part with a shot you only have to replace one section. On the top part cut a slot through the side and slide the cardboard backing in it. No Need to tack just tape your target to the cardboard. I have found this to be the most economical target stand and it works great. Been selling them at my friends Pawn Shop and can build 3 for what I sell one for. This is the kind of things I want to do when I retire ie easy money with no tax on anybody.
Sounds like a great idea. Got any pictures of it to share?

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I create my own targets in Word and print them out on standard 8.5 X 11 paper. Saves a little bit on range day costs plus I get more fresh targets than I'd be willing to pay for. No need to roll them up at that size; just toss them into a peechee. When I go to the pit, I just shoot the bouncy thing, which is good practice for double-tap/target acquisition.
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I bought some good targets at an indoor range...like to get them protected until I shoot at them....
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Before my wife and I went out shooting last time, she put together a contraption that was a LOT of fun. She bent some EMT that got pounded into the ground. From that hung a good-sized chunk of wood from a piece of twine. Hitting it was no big deal, but follow up shots are a bear when the target is swinging wildly.
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Sounds like a great idea. Got any pictures of it to share?

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This isn't a picture of the one I made. I saw this on Amazon and used larger PCV pipe and added a few parts to make it store easier.


The bottom is three 15" on each side with the two in the middle whatever width you want it. I added a sleeve to the top pieces to make it store in a smaller place.

Edit to add: I used 1 1/2" PVC

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