DIY KYL rack for 22

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Hi,
Living in Europe I’m not finding any suppliers for a KYL rack. Does anybody have a plan or drawing to build one? Would prefer to make it portable to transport it in the truck.
 

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I made a Kyl rack cost 40$
4 ft long 4ft high the legs and rack are held together with pins very portable.
The metal was cheap went to a scrap yard that sells metal and had them cut the sizes I needed then I welded the unit together.
1/2 rod across with pipes for spacers,hangers are 1.25” wide (drilled 1/2 hole at top for rod)5BBB1BE6-FF50-467E-A51C-B6C8D764D229.jpeg
 

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Made a spinner rack as well.
1/2 rod slid pipe over rod spaced out rectangle targets then welded them in place cut the pipe so each target spins freely.
At the end of rod drilled hole for clips attached chain and washers then hang assembly on shepherds hooks (3/8 shepherds hooks)
 

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Made mine out out of 1/2" rebar and 3/4" gas pipe. All the targets are just scrap steel. One is for 25-50 yards the other is for 50 to 100 yards.

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For those that are welding/welder challenged, I'm still working on my DIY + Parts version that is portable via a canvas bag, fits easily in my car (VW Golf) and is assembled at the range. Mainly the rack is for 22LR at 50 & 100 yards, but with it being AR500 steel, it could take most centerfire hits too - with 22LR. it'll likely outlast me.

I know that I could have just bought a KLY rack/stand - and frankly I looked at many of them on-line. The bad part for me is most of them are large when fully assembled and have long legs, parts, beams, etc. That is exactly what I wasn't looking for. I wanted something small, easily transported, came apart easily and could fit in a ~24-30" canvas bag - all with readily replaceable parts. Know that if I was building this for my own land/personal target range, I may not have built mine this way...

That said, here's how I built mine. I ordered 16x 1" wide x 1/2" thick and 4x 1" wide x 1/4" thick AR500 gong targets from shootingtargets7.com. Bought a 36" threaded stainless rod (I'll cut to size after I receive the stand connectors), 4x 24" long by 1/2" thick pieces of rebar, a bag of 25x 2" wide galvanized washers (with a 1/2" hole in them) and a bag of 25x galvanized nuts for the 1/2" stainless rod - all from Home Depot. Lastly, I purchased the target stand ends from The Last Stand and should receive them next week.

I initially tried to put something together with turnbuckles, but couldn't find exactly what I wanted at Ace, Lowes or Home Depot. I don't really have access to a welder or I'd have welded a washer to one end of each rebar section for the threaded section - then to be secured by a couple of nuts. That also meant that I'd have needed sort of a folding lock bar or a wedged shaped gusset to keep the rebar spread apart and stable, and maybe a washer on the end of the rebar for ground stakes. All in all, I felt that with the welding I would be creating just another science project that I didn't need - without a whole bunch of benefit or added performance - just more $hit to break. So, in the end - at least IMHO - it was worth it to just buy the stand ends from LastStands.com and call it a day. We'll see how they perform and hold up over time.

FWIW, I used Rustoleum white matte primer after cleaning both the targets and rebar. That's what I've been using for my other steel as it's cheap and dries really fast. Also, I "could" have not used the washers and used only the nuts, but with the washers, each target/group seems to swing a bit easier with the washers than without.

Oh and one more thing. I didn't feel the need to weld, install a bolt, glue/epoxy, etc the individual swingers in each target group. If one of the swingers swings from a hit, I think I'll be able to see/hear it even at 200+ yards with the 22LR - we'll see after I get the last of the parts and take it to the range. :)

John
 

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Built this one from scratch. Legs a cross bar are electrical conduit .75" ID, OD just shy of 1" .

 

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Can you give a parts list? This seems like a convenient way to do it. Love how portable it is.
It is above, but here it is again...

16x 1" wide x 1/2" thick AR500 gong targets from shootingtargets7.com.
4x 1" wide x 1/4" thick AR500 gong targets from shootingtargets7.com.
36" threaded stainless rod (I'll cut to size after I receive the stand connectors),
4x 24" long by 1/2" thick pieces of rebar
bag of 25x 2" wide galvanized washers (with a 1/2" hole in them) - from Home Depot
bag of 25x galvanized nuts for the 1/2" stainless rod - from Home Depot
The Last Stand target ends

I use Rustoleum (SP?) white primer as the paint...

John
 

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It is above, but here it is again...

16x 1" wide x 1/2" thick AR500 gong targets from shootingtargets7.com.
4x 1" wide x 1/4" thick AR500 gong targets from shootingtargets7.com.
36" threaded stainless rod (I'll cut to size after I receive the stand connectors),
4x 24" long by 1/2" thick pieces of rebar
bag of 25x 2" wide galvanized washers (with a 1/2" hole in them) - from Home Depot
bag of 25x galvanized nuts for the 1/2" stainless rod - from Home Depot
The Last Stand target ends

I use Rustoleum (SP?) white primer as the paint...

John
Thanks, I didn't realize that shootingtargets7.com had the targets. I was on a cell phone running around. Again, thank you for the details.