Building a Target Frame

C.O. Shooter

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Well I wanted to make a portable target frame for long range shooting! This is my first attempt at this so here it goes! I made a few errors along the way, but I'm sure I'll be replacing the legs to my frame at some point. I got maybe 30$ in wood and hardware total! Build time, under 2 hours!

I got the ideas from the following and made some minor changes:
http://www.modernbushman.com/2012/06/26/ar500-steel-target-review-diy-target-stand/
http://www.modernbushman.com/2012/08/31/diy-target-stand-update-by-roy/

This was 2 - 2x4x10s cut in half!
 

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So I wanted use wing nuts for my top board so I could collapse and carry this. I drilled through for my bolts! This is why I went 4" down instead of 3" down. Drilled 5/16" holes! Should have set holes at 1" and 2 1/2" down from top.
 

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This is the board which will be used to hang my target from and connect both sets of legs. Drilled 5/16" holes! This shows my mistake!
 

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Used 5/16 eye hooks and ran them through the top board to hang my chain from! I didn't want them pulling out!
 

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Finished product! I used 2 - 2ft sections of heavy duty chain for my plate. The chain is too long but that's an easy fix. My plate will be 3/8" AR500 24"x24". I did a pull up on this frame so I think it will hold a 61 lbs plate! I'll post additional pictures when I get my plate and get it hung up!
 

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Looks more than strong enough for the weight but the bullet fragments will probably tear up the wood pretty quickly.
This is what the fragments do to my stands.
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Two 20' sticks of 3/4" rebar can make three stands and usually cost less than $15 ea.
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Found theese for sale locally for about 30 bucks. Makes an "A" frame using t-post. Can be assembled or broken down in less than a minute.
 

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