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After many years of shooting paper I decided it was time to build myself a steel target stand. I wanted something that would be easy to disassemble but also held up to some abuse. I did some research online, most people build frames out of wood which is fine and a cheap way to go but as usual I wanted something better and more robust! GI7 Using some 1" threaded pipe and connectors and with the help of http://www.shootsteel.com/?gclid=CJ_jpYGr2rkCFdAWMgodT0kAlA this is what I came up with, a 10" target stand. All the pipe you see here is 1" tube by 30" tall and 24" wide. I made it big enough to handle any target http://www.shootsteel.com/?gclid=CJ_jpYGr2rkCFdAWMgodT0kAlA sells. I am more than pleased with the outcome! All shots shown were at 165Yards with my trusty 280,30/06 and of course my M1A on the 10" 3/8 thick plate! Enjoy! DI5





 

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Good job, I have the same style made from rebar so it is easily broken down for transport and storage. I also use firehose instead of chain, seems to hold up better.
Duly noted, can I ask where you might have got firehose? P.S. Chain does not react well to bullets ;)
 

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My sons are electricians, and are often called in to strip out condemned buildings, i.e. schools and businesses, and they picked up some reels of hose for me that way. Maybe ask at the fire department if they ever recycle their hoses?
 

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Nnnice. It's real fun until you smoke the chain...a lot. If you find yourself snapping the chain. Weld a pipe to the back of the target, then slide pipe on your top rail. I build a lot of targets for a local gun dealer. If you have a questions just pm me.
 

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Thanks for the tips guys, glad you like it!
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