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Old 07-21-2003, 06:42 AM
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Ian\'s Target Frame

A few pictures of Ian's target frame system.





It's not Ian but still a Canadian (Wayne).

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Old 07-21-2003, 09:31 AM
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Re: Ian\'s Target Frame

Thanks for posting the images, Dave. I thought that some of the steel shooters like Brent might like to see our latest design.

Works better than the wooden saw-horses, no shrapnell to watch out for. As you can see we vary the height by moving the front legs in and out. Like the target near the ground so we can see low misses. My buddy came up with this frame and it is working very well, have a lot of shooting on them and no problems. Even hit the legs twice at 1000 the other day, no real damage.
The round pipes have a cap so that the angle-iron legs can't go right through. The weight of the targets binds the cross piece, sits real steady. Use "S" hooks to hold the target chains, have a bag of spare pieces of chain cut in case we get some hit by bullets.
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Old 07-23-2003, 12:27 AM
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Thks. boys, i'm gonna make me one just like that.

OK Dave, what is this Damascus, MD stuff? I'm from Pasadena, where i got started shooting chucks on trips to Mt. Airy, Frederick, etc. back in the '70's.
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Thks. boys, i'm gonna make me one just like that.

OK Dave, what is this Damascus, MD stuff? I'm from Pasadena, where i got started shooting chucks on trips to Mt. Airy, Frederick, etc. back in the '70's.
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Old 07-23-2003, 01:41 PM
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I got to try out this new hanging frame of Ian's last Thursday. I've also used his former 2x4 wood frame. All I can say is this metal fram is far more user friendly. It's sturdier, and much easier to set up. I give two thumbs waaaaaaay up!
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Old 07-24-2003, 08:42 PM
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OK guys, heres one I made. It is made out of 1/2" sch 40 pipe. It is rather light, and breaks down very easily. We hang plates off of it also. You can use 3/4" T's, weld the plates to differant length nipples, and the T's slip right over the 1/2" pipe. They don't make a rifle that can knock this baby over, either. I have used 1" plate hanging this way, hit it with 200 SMK's, almost went all the way through at 100 yards, and all it does is rock the plate back and forth.
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Old 07-24-2003, 08:47 PM
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Forgot to mention that you can make it out of as heavy pipe as you want. But if you are like me, you want it portable. And light enough to carry into the field. Use a couple of "S" clips to hold the plywood on, just got them from an old rubber bungee. Bend the end on the pipe snug, leave the other side open so the plywood just slips on. Friend has the plates, so can't show you them. Even have a couple with heavy chain welded to them. Just slip them over the 90*'s, and they last a long time!
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