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Old 10-06-2019, 10:06 PM
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I spent a little off time from working on a customer's truck waiting on parts to come in so I decided to start a project I've been commissioned to do. lol by the same customer... project plan is to make it where the wood is easy replaced
and then make some gongs ranging from 25 to 250 yards sizes.

The frame's material is 2"x2" square tubing with angle welded inside.
the 3/4" plywood will be held inside the frame by other placed angles with tabs welded to them that will then screw to the tube frame pushing the board into the backside angle and legs are pinned at the bottom instead of welded so they will slip out for easy flat transport to the ranch.

The dimensions of this are 48"by48" to set out at 100-200 yards.
wood will be painted with a satin light green background color for sticky burst and splatter targets.

Also, I was not sure where to put this thread so if it needs to be moved, feel free too.

eNeWays, I was not able to finish this tiny project up still need the paint after the kills primer dries, but I just puttered out due to still having energy issues and lots of huffing and puffing problems also... so my energy is limited to what I can get done. pics are cell phone pic's but figure you can get the idea.

will post more pics when it gets done.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:26 PM
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Much fancier than my 2x4 wood frames. I just used scrap wood from the wood pile.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:12 AM
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Probably last allot longer if people would stop shooting at it......
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Old 10-08-2019, 11:34 AM
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Much fancier than my 2x4 wood frames. I just used scrap wood from the wood pile.
The target backing and frame re a request from my buddy and his.
they had just a plywood sheet set against the fence, and not that they do a lot of shooting or anything like that but just used it for making sure each season their rifles were zeroed bout a week or so before the season opens.

and he expressed hed like a frame to help keep the board from warping and curling out in the elements which the plain 1/2'' plywood they used from season to season would curl over or twist like a clamshell sort of but curled to bad to keep using them without having to replace the board every season.

So I came up with this and told him to cut the board in half to fit store the other half in the workshop. when this one is shot up or damaged beyond use then there is a spare backer to replace it, plus I think they will get two or three seasons out of one considering it may only be shot at 5 to 10 times a season.

So it should last a few years out in the weather and the size of the backing for the target should be good for zeroing their scopes 100-200 yards.

I havent got to it yet but I still need to make the steel gong targets for 25 yards up to 100 yards for their plinking fun...

but I do hope they will be happy with the design of the frame and target backing set up.

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Probably last allot longer if people would stop shooting at it......
Where would the fun be if ya couldn't plink at it but you make a good point
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:14 AM
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When you finish these, stick a "This is a gun free zone" sticker/sign
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