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Old July 18th, 2010, 11:59 AM   #1
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Wood Target Stand Build Plans

Tried doing the search thing and came up with either too many results or none at all.

Anyone have any documented plans of how to build the wood target stands?

You guys that I shot with at Delta know what I mean.

I must be getting senile, because I thought there were plans around here somewhere, but I just can't find 'em.

Thanks in advance, kids!
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Old July 18th, 2010, 12:02 PM   #2
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Forget the wooden stand build this!

http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu24.htm

you can fill the tubes with sand too so the stand dont blow over, or drill it for use with tent stakes.


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Old July 18th, 2010, 12:03 PM   #3
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Cool, thanks!!!!
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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #4
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Forget the wooden stand build this!

http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu24.htm

you can fill the tubes with sand too so the stand dont blow over, or drill it for use with tent stakes.
I built one last week, cost me less than $8 to build.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 03:18 PM   #5
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I built one last week, cost me less than $8 to build.
Cool...durable AND cheap. Just like my women!
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Old July 18th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #6
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I saw some people at AGC shooting an AR with a target stand they made from PVC one day. (Of course if I had done this RO Fife would have been on me like stink on poop).

One hit on one of the uprights and it shattered like glass. Ended their shooting for that day. On the other hand I have a bunch of stands built with 1x2s that have been hit scores of times by 30-06 and down. I squirt some Gorilla glue into any holes when I come home.


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Old July 18th, 2010, 05:43 PM   #7
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I squirt some Gorilla glue into any holes when I come home.
Excellent idea! Thanks for the tip.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #8
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I built some stands from 2x4s that I scavenged and it went something like this, H frame as the base with an upright on each side behind the crossbar. Then two 2x4s nailed across the uprights at the width of the target backer you plan to use (I used flattened cardboard boxes) - You can use plywood as a backer and skip the two 2x4s.

If you're smart, you'll build it so you can lay the upright flat with the base and transport in the bed of a truck.

On the other hand, I've found that four-leg walkers (old people walkers) make great, superb, unbeatable target stands. They're aluminum so bullets do not ricochet like they would with steel but pass through the metal instead; shot with buckshot, the stands have rocked back but have not flipped yet. All in all, they're stable and durable. You have to find the older ones with the crossbar midway down the front; you can find them relatively cheap if you shop yardsales, e-bay, and craigslist ($10-$20). When you factor in the cost of materials and time to build wood stands, you can't beat a walker at this price.

The way it works is you hang cardboard or some other backer on the front side of the walker and post your targets there.


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Old July 18th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #9
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I like the pvc with wood uprights. if you dont glue it you can break it down to store most anywhere.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #10
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Old July 18th, 2010, 08:05 PM   #11
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On the other hand, I've found that four-leg walkers (old people walkers) make great, superb, unbeatable target stands. They're aluminum so bullets do not ricochet like they would with steel but pass through the metal instead; shot with buckshot, the stands have rocked back but have not flipped yet. All in all, they're stable and durable. You have to find the older ones with the crossbar midway down the front; you can find them relatively cheap if you shop yardsales, e-bay, and craigslist ($10-$20). When you factor in the cost of materials and time to build wood stands, you can't beat a walker at this price.

The way it works is you hang cardboard or some other backer on the front side of the walker and post your targets there.
That's a good idea.

But I still like phone books and a wood pile.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #12
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Here's mine - it's a little overbuilt, but has faithfully served three Delmarva shoots and one family outing (roughly equivalent to a fourth DSC shoot!) with only one replacement of the 2x4 cross members.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 08:44 PM   #13
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I just pick up some black pipe from Lowes or HD. determine the height you want then pick up those lengths some t- fittings.
this has been hit by 22lr.-- 45 acp -- 7.62x54. I built it about 8 years ago and use it when training new shooters( and yes I 've hit it ) cost me about 50 bucks but the years and hits have proven that it was worth it.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #14
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Here's mine - it's a little overbuilt, but has faithfully served three Delmarva shoots and one family outing (roughly equivalent to a fourth DSC shoot!) with only one replacement of the 2x4 cross members.
VERY COOL!!! great job!


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Old July 18th, 2010, 08:47 PM   #15
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Some cool target stands here....Figure I need something strong that can withstand teh occasional shotgun blast and 7.62x54r
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Yeah I have to say that metal one is damn nice.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 09:12 PM   #17
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That's a good idea.

But I still like phone books and a wood pile.
lol, yeah that works too


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I have built 2 in the past that we use for sighting at the farm. It is basically the same build at the image JSW has posted below. However, I used 2 x 2 wood and made the head frame 24 x 24 and I simply cut out a 24 x 24 cardboard and staple that to the frame, you can make the target stand itself whatever height you wish. I then attached 2 more 2 x 2 with screws to the outside "legs" of the stand so it is free standing, yet folds flat for storage.

Here's an image of some plans I found on the net a few years ago that was used by the Chinese military... I just replaced the idiot on a stool with some wooden legs. I had to add this comment...

well if it weren't for that steel wall around the center of town square, the bullets would pass right through the window of The Bang-Pow Karry-Out across the street, 'least they were putting some thought into target practice.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 06:43 AM   #19
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Love the backstop.


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Love the backstop.
well if it weren't for that steel wall around the center of town square, the bullets would pass right through the window of The Bang-Pow Karry-Out across the street, 'least they were putting some thought into target practice.
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