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My father is a farmer. He owns about 187 acres of wooded land. There is a spot back on our land that I always shoot. After attending my first IDPA last weekend and my first Steel Challenge and USPSA this weekend, I decided to build some targets for practice. I just would like some suggestions from you guys if you're willing.

I'm not trying to dump a lot of money into this project. Maybe next year after my father buys a backhoe to rip up some trees around the farm:twisted:. I'll use it for what I would like to. So, I went around this afternoon looking in all the barns to see what I could come up with. Here is what I found for material.

-2x4
-2x6
-2x12
-4x4
-square wooden post
-fence post 6' steel and 4' plastic
-plywood
-One PVC pipe that is 6" in diameter and about 5' in length.
-Didn't see any disc laying around anywhere. There has to be some since being a farm. You know the kind that are on the plows to turn/work ground. Figured I could use it for Steel target??? If not I found a decent priced site online.
Custom Steel Shooting Targets, Law Enforcement, Tactical Shooters, Cowboy Action

I was wondering if you guys have any ideas or suggestions on what I can do with some of this material besides the basic stuff you see on ranges. Is there a site that has dimensions for target stands for cardboard? Or just make your own dimensions? Thinking of putting one or two on each side of the target below.

Here is my first idea for some of the scrap wood I have found.

On the top I will lay two boards the width of a clay pigeon apart and put the clay on top. Then take wire and have the steel hanging from the bottom.

What do you guys think?
 

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Don't know if you've seen this yet (and don't know how beneficial it might be for competition shooting) but if you're looking at doing any silhouette shooting, this is a nice, simple stand that I just built:


Simple, inexpensive and with a little modification, transportable in a car.
 
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