The ultimate target stand!

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This is 50/50 product and DIY...but I recently came across a new product called The Last Stand (www.laststands.com) and basically you buy their molded joint system and go to the hardware store to buy some #4 rebar and you have a fully adjustable, bullet resistant and very transportable target system to hang anything you want from it...been loving mine...
 

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Here is a system I've been working on for a couple years. I've shot thousands of rifle to include 300 WM and pistol rounds at these targets without a failure. Notice that all hardware is protected by the plate so there is nothing to break. The target sets at an angle to the ground which directs splatter downward. The free movement upon impact lessens bullet damage to the target face by re-directing energy.

This is my first prototype and I'm working on a system that will allow multiple targets to be hung on the same post and the system will be WELDLESS which will enhance durability.






Watch these videos to see how reactive the target is. It is being shot with a 223 @ 140 yards

8inchsteelplaterearmovie.mp4 Video by vinconco | Photobucket

8inchsteelplaterearmovie.mp4 Video by vinconco | Photobucket
 

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this is what I made up last week. work similar to the op. work perfect, i'm working on a folding model that will fit in an ar mag pouch.

 

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All of these are great ides. If you can weld then the solutions are endless
I'm working on a weldless T-post system and will have pics up shortly. Then all you will need to do is bolt a couple pieces of 1/4" x 1" steel strap and 4 chain links to your plates and bang away. WELDS BREAK especially with rifle targets and they soften the steel around the welds.
 

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Here is a system I've been working on for a couple years. I've shot thousands of rifle to include 300 WM and pistol rounds at these targets without a failure. Notice that all hardware is protected by the plate so there is nothing to break. The target sets at an angle to the ground which directs splatter downward. The free movement upon impact lessens bullet damage to the target face by re-directing energy.

This is my first prototype and I'm working on a system that will allow multiple targets to be hung on the same post and the system will be WELDLESS which will enhance durability.






Watch these videos to see how reactive the target is. It is being shot with a 223 @ 140 yards

8inchsteelplaterearmovie.mp4 Video by vinconco | Photobucket

8inchsteelplaterearmovie.mp4 Video by vinconco | Photobucket
I like this idea alot
 

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I'm working on a weldless T-post system and will have pics up shortly. Then all you will need to do is bolt a couple pieces of 1/4" x 1" steel strap and 4 chain links to your plates and bang away. WELDS BREAK especially with rifle targets and they soften the steel around the welds.
i'm not gonna disagree with you, just get technical. unless the welder is at fault the welds aren't what is breaking. the filler metal is generally a higher tensile strength than your typical mild steel. the area around the weld is usually what breaks because like said, it softens the steel around the weld. so far I've never had a weld break on me. mine have seen up to a 7mm ultra mag at 100yds or more. with all that said I try to get away from welding my targets when I can. there's aways a better way. but I do like your design, does it always return back to face the shooter?
 

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i'm not gonna disagree with you, just get technical. unless the welder is at fault the welds aren't what is breaking. the filler metal is generally a higher tensile strength than your typical mild steel. the area around the weld is usually what breaks because like said, it softens the steel around the weld. so far I've never had a weld break on me. mine have seen up to a 7mm ultra mag at 100yds or more. with all that said I try to get away from welding my targets when I can. there's aways a better way. but I do like your design, does it always return back to face the shooter?
Watch the video I posted (above) to see the target in action....

I have welded targets that have lasted too and I've seen a lot of them fail as well. I'm trying to come up with something the average shooter that cannot weld can put together easily with tools at hand. I'm changing the T-post bracket design to be easier and cheaper to make so it could sell for around 25 bucks.
 
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I take my targets and stands to the local club range and bring them back home with me; so simpler and less bulky works best.

I use Corroplast sign blanks, and their corresponding 'H' frame stakes.

They are very durable, and to a minor degree are also self healing; but when a round hits the hidden wire stake, all bets are off. I also bring along packing paper for refacing the sign blanks when the existing holes become a distraction.

Greg
 
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JCSteel targets has a tri-corner system that is pretty cheap, and works great. I didn't want to post a direct link because I don't know if they are a site sponsor or not. They aren't hard to find though.
 

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I've been thinking about hanging 6" rounds from the shepherd 's hooks. MGD, how do you like them?
 

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I used EMT for my feet poles, it weighs less than rebar. It is on a pivot so when hit the plate rocks back and the red indicator pops up from behind the flat black one that normally blocks it from view.











For large paper or more than one target I generally use this one.



You can make it hold any target of any size depending on what 1x2 strips you use. Make sure to bring along two extras to slid in the feet so the wind can't blow it around. I have used it as big as 6'x8 with butchers paper as a target backer, if you get far enough away, even that looks small.
 
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I've been using the brackets for tarp covers like you see at the local bazaars. My neighbor was a distributor and hooked me up. I just run 1" conduit for the legs and center section and then run fire hose loops with chain to the targets. works great a distance. up close I have been using the t-post targets from jc steel.
 

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I looked at the last stand and didn't want to pay $80 for two of those things. This is what I came up with. About $30 and collapses completely and is very shrapnel resistant. With a 1/2 scale ipsc on it it will handle 300wm at 200 yards no problem. The top rebar bowed slightly after about 40 shots on mine but bends right back. Here is an album Trunk Ready Target Stand - Imgur
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Cremaster - You must have read incorrectly somewhere - The Last Stand target stand system retails for $39.99 per pair (not $80). Add some 1/2" rebar and some AR500 and you're good to go. They're easy to setup, adjustable to any terrain, compact to store and very durable. Look for them at Best Targets or on GunBroker.
 

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I have been developing my own brackets from two piece of pipe and big nut to be used with a 10mm (#3<10mm<#4) rebar. Nut will make the leg angle to 60 degrees. It seems to be solid and heavy.

I might share when I get weldings done.
 

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Any good way of mounting small 3”-4” plates that isn’t on a 2x4 or T post?
 

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My bro n law had a pvc base with a tee on each side that turned up for an upright. Instead of running a pvc pipe for the upright he just left the open tee. Then he took two 2x2s & shaved the ends down a bit to fit them in the pvc. Bring a staple gun to attach cardboard to the 2x2. They will take a few more stray hits.
 

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Just finished my DIY/Buy (Last Stand/Shootingtargets7/Home Depot) highly portable KYL rack. Intent was to have a KYL rack that is more compact and will easily fit in the car for range day - all with out a welder and with easily replaceable parts.

There's ~1/8 inch of space/play between the sets. I'll know tomorrow how they spin but by hand, they spin great. I know that I have another wire/flex tie around here somewhere and I'll likely find it next week after the first range session. :)

John

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Just finished my DIY/Buy (Last Stand/Shootingtargets7/Home Depot) highly portable KYL rack. Intent was to have a KYL rack that is more compact and will easily fit in the car for range day - all with out a welder and with easily replaceable parts.

There's ~1/8 inch of space/play between the sets. I'll know tomorrow how they spin but by hand, they spin great. I know that I have another wire/flex tie around here somewhere and I'll likely find it next week after the first range session. :)

John

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Looks great!