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Vermonter
February 20, 2012, 03:37 PM
Ok Ladies and Gents,
I recently spent a day assembling some PVC, targets, pipe insulation, and 6ft tall trim wood pieces. I came up with the following.......

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i369/vermonter2/c4f49fe3.jpg

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i369/vermonter2/7e1913e1.jpg

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i369/vermonter2/d8f6bf95.jpg

I put this in T&T for a reason......... How many of you guys work with multiple targets like this and more imporntantly how many of you shoot while moving, reload, etc.

I have done all of those things shooting at a single target however this was a new expirence on my little home made range. Just want to point out how cheap, and easy it is to have multiple threat targets positioned in all sorts of fun ways.

Thanks, Vermonter

Sparks1957
February 20, 2012, 05:13 PM
Very nice! Looks like you have a fine little range down there.

CWKahrFan
February 20, 2012, 05:19 PM
Cool... !

Vt.birdhunter
February 20, 2012, 05:30 PM
Very nice!

A few steel gongs would be sweet out there.

Vermonter
February 20, 2012, 09:50 PM
You VT guys are welcome to head to Rutland County sometime. Anyone work like this regurallry?

wayneinFL
February 21, 2012, 03:48 AM
What exactly are you using for a backstop?

GM2
February 21, 2012, 04:49 AM
Nice targets and great tactics you are using for training i.e. moving while reloading and shooting from different angles.

g.willikers
February 21, 2012, 03:11 PM
Very nice.
Want to trade back yards?
And could you make the pictures a wee bit larger, I was having some trouble seeing them.:p

RamItOne
February 21, 2012, 03:31 PM
Wayne

Looks like the center target goes into a lil hill, the left and right appear to be similar and if they are then I don't see anything wrong with his set up. I'm sure its his land so nobody else should be back there...

MTT TL
February 21, 2012, 05:02 PM
I would highly encourage that when you are training to shoot while moving that you have someone else there with you. It is safer, better and more fun than shooting alone.

Vermonter
February 21, 2012, 08:34 PM
An elementry school to the left, hospitle to the right church straight in front. JUST KIDDING!!!

Idk if you can see but this land has been dozed. The lanes on both sides are yards and yards thick and the back is a mile or more of thick dirt. It used to be way more obvious before it vrew up with vegitation. No skeet shooting and only one shooting lane area but other than that its great.

Thanks, Vermonter

jglsprings
February 21, 2012, 09:22 PM
An elementry school to the left, hospitle to the right church straight in front. JUST KIDDING!!!

Idk if you can see but this land has been dozed. The lanes on both sides are yards and yards thick and the back is a mile or more of thick dirt. It used to be way more obvious before it vrew up with vegitation. No skeet shooting and only one shooting lane area but other than that its great.

Thanks, Vermonter

Yeah, having a bit of property is very, very nice. I set up my range on the 16th hole behind my house. Upset everyone. :eek:

MTT TL
February 21, 2012, 09:32 PM
I set up my range on the 16th hole behind my house.

Cypress Point?

Viper225
February 22, 2012, 07:21 AM
Good Job.
For target stands we have 2X4 steel tubing cut in 6" lengths for the vertical 2x4 boards to slide in.
We have an section of angle iron (16" - 18") welded under the tubing for the support legs. Weld the angle iron under the tubing to retain the 2x4 boards when you pick them up.
Then we have a 16" section of angle iron welded between the 2 sections of tubing to keep the legs together as a unit.

We have around 30 of these target stands to hold IDPA Silhouettes. We have been using them for years. On a home range where you do not shoot up the target support boards you might consider CCA members. Normal lumber seems to hold up for 2 or 3 years.

We started with cheap light weight angle iron. We have went to 1-1/2" X 1-1/2" on the latest ones. They hold up better to being hit by bullets.

The PVC will get brittle and break at some point.

Larger Target Stands: Use the same 2X4 steel tubing. This time use 4' sections of angle iron under the tubing for feet. Also use a 4' section to hold the legs together as a unit 4 feet apart.
Wood Part of the target stand.
Use 2x4 lumber 6 feet long for the vertical members. Attach a section of 2x4 between the vertical members at the top. It will be 45 inches in length. Measure down 4 feet and install another 45" section between the vertical members. Now install a 2X6 across the top 4 feet in length with all extra width over the front side to make a trip edge to keep weather off your target face material. (The Black Fiber Board will last much longer keeping rain off the top edge)
At this point install a 4' X 4' piece of 1/2" plywood to the frame work with sheet rock screws.
Over the plywood install a 4' X 4' piece of Black Fiber Board using metal building screws and fender washers of around 1".
For a much heavier duty use target frame install a 4' X 4' piece of stock trailer rubber matt.
We have found that on our hard use targets the trailer matt will normally hold up to 2 plywood rebuilds before needing replaced.

Note: drill the base tubing and install a small lag bolt to keep the vertical wood members in place when moving the target frames.

http://bigpineysportsmansclub.com/

Bob

rodfac
February 22, 2012, 07:51 AM
Nice setup...seems safe enough...anyone else ever use the woods? Rod

Vermonter
February 22, 2012, 08:44 AM
No one else should be around. Again there is a ton of dirt around this that is out of frame.