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Firearm BS thread

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Konaborne, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Feb 20, 2017 at 5:04 PM
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    kodiakisland

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    Several options here: https://jcsteeltargets.configio.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=productlist&cid=391&srch=t

    I use this setup: https://jcsteeltargets.configio.com...9&cid=391&returncom=productlist&source=search
    I use electrical conduit for the legs and an old piece of rebar for the top. Quick and easy to setup and take down and stores anywhere.
     
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  2. Feb 20, 2017 at 5:57 PM
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    Thanks for all of the suggestions...Good stuff.

    After looking at most portable target stands, I'm leaning toward the following.

    I'm much more handy with wood versus metal (not that this is overly complicated metal wise), so I'm thinking of building a saw horse type frame with 2x3 legs with 2x4 horizontal section to hang the steel targets.
    I'm thinking 60 degree angle on the legs with some notches/cheek cuts cut in the top edge of the legs to nicely vertically support & secure the 2x4. I'd use 2 carriage bolts with wing nuts per unit to secure everything for quick assembly/dissasembly. Should I look for a certain type of steel for these (in the event of a stray). I'm thinking the 2x4 will be 36". All of the 12 legs can be identical.

    I want 3 targets (6", 8" and 10") for varying distances.

    Weight will be less with wood and fully assembled, each unit will be lighter for moving around.

    Have some spare black paint lying around, so it should look good.

    Any fatal flaws in this approach?
     
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  3. Feb 20, 2017 at 6:23 PM
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    Nothing wrong with that, but I can guarantee you the electrical conduit I use is a lot lighter, cheaper, easier to move, and will last a lot longer than 2X4s. Keep a good pair of gloves handy if you plan to move it. The wood will splinter pretty quick from the bullet spray.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2017 at 7:01 PM
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    Agreed, I built a few stands out of wood and they worked but between the splinters and bits of sharp jacket sticking out of them they are no fun to handle. This also of course means that they are only temporary, you can get a number of uses but eventually will have to replace them.

    I have some new stands now that I made up using a few pieces of rebar and a pair of welded steel brackets on the end that hold 2 pieces of rebar together to make a cross piece and then have 2 small sections of tube welded on that I can stick rebar into so that I can adjust height and width just by changing out the lengths of rebar I am using. Works basically the same as the welded ones above but I can break it down nice and small to transport.

    Here is a drawing of the bracket, I don't have any pictures at the moment.

     
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  5. Feb 20, 2017 at 11:39 PM
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    pittim

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    You see these?

    Basically you buy the corner pieces and you can adjust height and width on the fly using super cheap rebar

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/01/tyler-kee/gear-review-last-stand-target-system/
     
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  6. Feb 20, 2017 at 11:56 PM
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    Got to shoot a rifle that I've always wanted to shoot this past weekend. Bushmaster AR-10. My buddy was pissed I was able to shoot his rifle better then him.
     
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  7. Feb 21, 2017 at 4:17 AM
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    Thank you for the additional input!

    After reviewing these responses and way too many other forums - I think I've settled on the model @smugly built. But I'll do three smaller ones versus the one big one. The 3/4" conduit at Home Cheapo seems like a very nice option for the legs. Quick assembly, light and no nuts & bolts to store (and potentially lose).

    With the angle of the bracket - 5' legs (the length of my SB btw - funny how that works out) should be good (1 piece of conduit cut in 1/2).
     
  8. Feb 21, 2017 at 5:43 AM
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    Nice, thanks for the shout out . What kind of rifles and handguns do you shoot at your targets ?
     
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  9. Feb 21, 2017 at 6:10 AM
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    What rounds are you shooting at yours with. I think If I hit those with my 6.5, it would throw them three feet behind the impact point, lol. I ask, because on my set up. When I hit the little target on the far left of my stand with my 6.5,(now in the center to even out the load) there's about 2100 foot ponds of energy hitting the target and it hits it so hard , that it stands the whole stand up making the two front pipes fall out and the whole stand comes crashing down. You must be pushing your rebar into the ground, but what are you doing to keep it there in the dry weather days?
     
  10. Feb 21, 2017 at 6:45 AM
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    Rifles - from .17 HMR up to .308/30-06
    Handguns - .22 up to .45

    Occasional shotgun slug here & there - but i usually buy expired melons for that.
     
  11. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:12 AM
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    YOU SAID MELONS!!:headbang:
     
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  12. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:32 AM
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    I shoot mostly handgun calibers at 30 feet. I push them about three inches into the dirt and they hold up fine. For 556 and 762 they need to be about 100yds away or the steel will get small craters so I only shoot handguns.
     
  13. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:37 AM
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    That makes sense! Not AR500 steel then right! Shoot away!!!:infantry:
     
  14. Feb 21, 2017 at 9:33 AM
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    I bought them on eBay and they were advertised as ar500
     
  15. Feb 21, 2017 at 9:35 AM
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    Decided to just make 2 mobile/portable targets to get me started.

    Just ordered the following from Amazon:

    2 of these
    2 of these
    1 of these
    1 of these

    Going to HD after work today to pick up:

    2 of these
    1 of these

    Grand Total = $136 + change.

    @smugly - The melons are usually really cheap at my local grocery store! :thumbsup:

    images_47a21d3cdcaa780adc1c8458f69518356c89d6a0.jpg
     
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    I bet she is not cheap!
     
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    OOOOOOO NOOOO! you pay for them!!!!lol
     
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    Today is a great day to shoot!

    image.jpg
     
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  19. Feb 21, 2017 at 12:39 PM
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    And, just like the supermarket. The bigger the melons!!!
    the more you pay, LOL
     
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    I just can't find something that looks "right" in two days of searching
     

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