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  • Need to Build a Target frame

    i have 5 pieces of 4' steel 1X1 1/2 steel and i need to build a target stand for this weekend to go shooting

    i have a basic idea what i want it to look like but i need some help

    i want to build it like an A frame but i need to figure out how to the steel pieces of retangular tube to meet with the center cross bar i figure i need to cut it like this / \ so that way i can weld them to the crossbar.. any tips on how to do that i just tried and it seems i need the angle cut to be extreme to get it to weld together.

    help!

  • #2
    Joozy,

    I am a firearms instructor and own a shooting / training center. Tell me more about what type of targets, shooting, cal etc you need to account for. I will try to help from the target shooting design aspect...but there are many on this board that have much more welding experience and they will surely fill in the blanks when we know more about what you will need.

    Be Safe...Ed

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    • #3
      Originally posted by joozy View Post
      i have 5 pieces of 4' steel 1X1 1/2 steel ...
      Are these solid pieces or tubing?

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      • #4
        welcome to the site.
        will it be a hanging target, a solid target or a spinning target. i built a spinner for 22cal. and 12gage bird shot.
        also why an A frame?? is that needed or just an idea you are working with.
        and dido on the solid or tubes steel??
        retired,
        welcome to the site.

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        • #5
          James..."ditto"
          hee hee hee.....
          anyway, my friend used to make some, square or rectangular frame, with tubing as hinges, so target could swing after being shot.
          Again, like the rest...MORE INFO PLEASE

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          • #6
            These are the ones I have built. They are super cheap, easy to store and handle, and work great.



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            • #7
              Target frames

              joozy,

              I build target stands for our gun club similar to liliysdad's stands. The big advantages of this design are, the vertical frames that holds the target are 1"x2" strips of wood. If you shoot the frame, the bullet will go through the 1"x2" and not bounce back toward you like it might if the frame was steel. If you hit the frame several times, you only have to replace an inexpensive 1"x2" strip of wood and not a steel target frame. You can attach any type paper target to the frame with a hand held staple gun, at any height you want, which makes it quick to set up and change targets. The 1"x2"s will lift out of the bottom steel frame and both bottom frame and 1"x2"s will stack in the back of you truck or even your auto trunk. From the pictures liliysdad posted, I would guess he shoots USPSA/IPSC.

              Have a great, safe shoot this weekend,

              Jerel
              Last edited by Jerel; 07-13-2007, 08:12 PM.

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              • #8
                I must make a disclaimer.

                The ones shown are not the ones i built, but are identical. I dont have apic of mine. The only difference is mine are black.

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                • #9
                  well i finally built it, but alas i have no camera to take pictures with beacuse my car got broken into and they stole my camera.. one minor note.. i got 20' of 1x1 1/2 steel tubing.. and well it turns out its not exactly 20' so i had to use some of the steel i had trimmed off to make one of the legs equal to the others :P getting a camera soon! thanks for the inspiration guys

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                  • #10
                    aw, thats just not right. you gotta show us the targets.

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                    • #11
                      lol....James, give the guy a break His camera got stolen!!! Hope he will be able to get one soon though

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                      • #12
                        Uh-Oh

                        Originally posted by fun4now View Post
                        aw, thats just not right. gotta show us the targets.
                        Originally posted by Bert View Post
                        lol....James, give the guy a break His camera got stolen!!! Hope he will be able to get one soon though

                        What did James say.
                        Originally posted by fun4now View Post
                        feel free to shoot me........... an e-mail direct i have time to chat.
                        He might want to change that to:

                        "feel free to send me an e-mail direct i have time to chat."
                        Last edited by r90s; 07-15-2007, 04:56 AM.

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                        • #13
                          yea i know, sereous bummer on the riped off camera. that crap just pisses me off. you need a camera get a freaking job, not a hammer and some ones elses car.
                          i did give him a se he knew it was cool he couldnt do it, more of a joke realy. but i supose with a recently stolen camera, its not so funny.
                          stuff is just to expensive to have people taking your sh-t.!!!!

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                          • #14
                            What did James say.

                            Quote:
                            Originally Posted by fun4now
                            feel free to shoot me........... an e-mail direct i have time to chat.

                            He might want to change that to:

                            "feel free to send me an e-mail direct i have time to chat."


                            naa i'm good. i got a big dog for warning and i'm well armed.
                            and i ashore you if you are shooting at anything in my yard without my ok, you wont get a 2nd shot.
                            even took the time to make mom a good shot.

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                            • #15
                              pretty sure

                              I know I was funn-in ya, and I'm pretty sure Bert knew U were funn-in joozy. ...uh... something like that.

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