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#5571211 - 01/29/15 01:08 PM steel targets
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ok... So I think we are going to build about 5 gongs for the ranch... weld tubing into an arch and then hang steel targets from them with a bit of chain.

In yalls experience what is most value minded way to put these puppys together?
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#5571218 - 01/29/15 01:09 PM Re: steel targets [Re: catslayer]
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Are they going to live in the same place all the time? Or get moved around?
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#5571446 - 01/29/15 02:58 PM Re: steel targets [Re: catslayer]
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well we have a covered shooting position on the hill... My plan was to put some at the same place... 200, 500, 980(we are JUST shy of 1000) and maybe a couple to move around
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#5571496 - 01/29/15 03:21 PM Re: steel targets [Re: catslayer]
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Stationary- get some 3/4" or 1" I.D. round pipe 4' to 5' long. Get the next size larger that fits over that and cut it the length of the width of your hanging material. I use fire hose, baler belt is also good. Do not use chain, a bullet will cut the chain, then you are out of service. Weld a flat tab the full length of the female tube, with a bolt hole at each end, that is what you bolt your baler belt or fire hose to. Hose clamps each side of the female will keep it from sliding. Now the small parts. 1 1/2" square tubing 4" long and cap the end with flat bar. 90 off one side butt weld 5/8" rebar 4" long. Drive two t-posts as far apart as your male tubing is long, and make the tops level with each other. Slide the rebar into the male round pipe, and slide the square tubing over the t-posts. Done. Plate swings and doesn't slide side to side.

Mobile- do the male/ female round pipe the same way and at each end weld 1" I.D. pipe 90 degrees to each other (facing toward the ground) 5/8" rebar will be your legs that slide into the female 1" pipe. So it will look like an inverted "V" from the side.
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#5571543 - 01/29/15 03:37 PM Re: steel targets [Re: catslayer]
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.... I'm gona need pictures for these awesome directions fireman lol sorry if i'm a slow student lol

that... or fireman just came up with his million dollar idea... dibs on first full time sales position lol


Edited by catslayer (01/29/15 03:38 PM)
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#5571893 - 01/29/15 06:27 PM Re: steel targets [Re: catslayer]
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#5571925 - 01/29/15 06:46 PM Re: steel targets [Re: Tye]
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Yall have to wait until Saturday. Thats the next time I'm back at the range. I tried explaining but I would need pics as well.
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#5572006 - 01/29/15 07:25 PM Re: steel targets [Re: catslayer]
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I use rocky mountain rifle targets, easy to move around and really solid
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#5572007 - 01/29/15 07:25 PM Re: steel targets [Re: catslayer]
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check out jc steel targets. He makes a bracket to hang his targets off a t post. Bout the easiest way to do it.

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#5572253 - 01/29/15 09:22 PM Re: steel targets [Re: catslayer]
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Here are a couple of pictures of portable targets and stands I built for a friend. These work great if you plan on moving them around or don't have somewhere to place permanent stands or post. I have six of these that I have been using for three years and can attest to their durability and cost effectiveness. Sooner or later someone shoots the flat strap and it's about a ten minute job to grind out the tack weld and replace it with a new piece.
The frame and kickstand are made from 3/4" rebar and some 1" flat metal strap. The total cost is around $16 plus the cost of the AR500.


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#5574469 - 01/31/15 06:46 AM Re: steel targets [Re: catslayer]
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Nevermind. No use taking more abuse from those that drink with a straight pinky.
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#5574473 - 01/31/15 06:53 AM Re: steel targets [Re: GasGuzzler]
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Have you ever actually used that setup beyond a hundred yards?
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#5574573 - 01/31/15 08:18 AM Re: steel targets [Re: catslayer]
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Great thread, some great ideas here. I can personally say Fireman JG's set up is top notch!!
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#5574584 - 01/31/15 08:23 AM Re: steel targets [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Have you ever actually used that setup beyond a hundred yards?


Yep that setup would not last long with a lot of 400 plus shooting...... Or my sons friends
blasting at 250 with AK's.

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#5574603 - 01/31/15 08:39 AM Re: steel targets [Re: DStroud]
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Would the splatter destroy the pvc, I know it will tear up 2x4 material?

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