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Metal or wood #7678150 12/03/19 12:09 AM
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What would make a better frame for hanging AR500 pistol targets, metal or wood?

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Re: Metal or wood [Re: Critterskinner] #7678161 12/03/19 12:22 AM
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I was thinking of building a frame out of 2 7/8" pipe and hanging the targets by chain. But I had a couple people tell me I should use wood. I guess I will go with my original plan.

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Whatever you put down range will get hit with a bullet.

Wood rots in the weather.

You don't need a super heavy frame, 1" square tubing is fine. Even better is t-posts driven in the ground. The horizontal is two 1 1/2" square tubing with a cap sitting on each t-post. Level with the ground, 5/8" or 3/4" rebar.

Hang the targets with retired fire hose, or retired bailer belt. Chains will get cut with a bullet.

Periodically, you may have to replace the fire hose or bailer belt. As much ad mine get shot, it is maybe once a year inside 500 yards.


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Re: Metal or wood [Re: FiremanJG] #7678551 12/03/19 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Whatever you put down range will get hit with a bullet.

Wood rots in the weather.

You don't need a super heavy frame, 1" square tubing is fine. Even better is t-posts driven in the ground. The horizontal is two 1 1/2" square tubing with a cap sitting on each t-post. Level with the ground, 5/8" or 3/4" rebar.

Hang the targets with retired fire hose, or retired bailer belt. Chains will get cut with a bullet.

Periodically, you may have to replace the fire hose or bailer belt. As much ad mine get shot, it is maybe once a year inside 500 yards.


I am looking to hang multiple small plates for pistol shooting. I believe you are describing something for longer range rifle shooting. Correct me if I am wrong.

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Originally Posted by Critterskinner
I was thinking of building a frame out of 2 7/8" pipe and hanging the targets by chain. But I had a couple people tell me I should use wood. I guess I will go with my original plan.


Pipe will last forever but my ricochet. I’d go with 2x6 runner up to hang off of and pipe legs


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If you’re going to be shooting close range they need to be static mounted targets cocked down at least 20 degrees. Swinging targets with pistols can come back and get you.

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Look on Youtube. Cowboy action shooting videos should provide a successful idea or two.


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Re: Metal or wood [Re: Ramball36] #7679079 12/04/19 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Ramball36
If you’re going to be shooting close range they need to be static mounted targets cocked down at least 20 degrees. Swinging targets with pistols can come back and get you.


Thanks for the heads up. I wasn't aware of that.

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Originally Posted by Critterskinner
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Whatever you put down range will get hit with a bullet.

Wood rots in the weather.

You don't need a super heavy frame, 1" square tubing is fine. Even better is t-posts driven in the ground. The horizontal is two 1 1/2" square tubing with a cap sitting on each t-post. Level with the ground, 5/8" or 3/4" rebar.

Hang the targets with retired fire hose, or retired bailer belt. Chains will get cut with a bullet.

Periodically, you may have to replace the fire hose or bailer belt. As much ad mine get shot, it is maybe once a year inside 500 yards.


I am looking to hang multiple small plates for pistol shooting. I believe you are describing something for longer range rifle shooting. Correct me if I am wrong.



It will still work for pistol shooting.


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