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Made one today from Home Depot run.

2 - 10' x 3/4" PVC pipe from
4 - 3/4" end caps
4 - 90 degree T connectors
2 - 90 degree elbows
PVC primer and cement (I had so It didn't factor that into cost)



cut pieces at desired length and cap 4 ends for the feet

I cut them to 16"


inset uncapped ends into T connection (cement these as well)



cut 4 pieces to desired length and cap 2 of them with a 90 degree elbow


insert the remaining 2 pieces into the T connectors
you'l now have 6 pieces all together


assembled


some zip ties and clips

range ready
 

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Nicely done. We use this stuff to make agility equipment :)
 

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Capt M - where do you do agility?  Got my Lucy into it.  Long Island Agility, Huntington, most Sunday's.
 

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As long as you sprang for endcaps for the feet, why not fill the feet with sand or lead shot and glue or jam a bit of foam into  the middle of the tee in order to provide some extra ballast against windage?
 

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Nicely done
 

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I once trimmed a rhododendron. So thick it would stop a truck!
Nice job. Anthony.

Dov
 

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Very nice job. I need to build a couple of freeport range. Was thinking of using 2x4s, but this looks like a better solution.
 

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Captain Will said:
As long as you sprang for endcaps for the feet, why not fill the feet with sand or lead shot and glue or jam a bit of foam into the middle of the tee in order to provide some extra ballast against windage?
I though about that however, I wanted it to be as light as possible. A couple of tent stakes wil hold it down


PGNHAWK said:
one question, is a rhododendron an acceptable backstop for your range?
;D not yet but I am working on it...
 

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Captain Will said:
tent stakes sounds like a good plan.
Yea, I'm gonna drill a few holes in the feet and steak it down. Was my plan. just trying to keep it light for transport.
 

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well done, the tent stakes were a good idea. lugging around a 50lbs base filled with earth--as I have seen in many youtube vids--really counteracts the usefulness of the pvc design. at that point might as well make steel targets for instant feedback, or at least wood for extra structural integrity. Again, nicely done.
 

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HKFANBOY said:
I was really worried for a minute, nope your ok. The pvc is pre ban. ;D
BUt do you have to be 21 years old to but the glue? :p
 

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I built these for IPSC/IPDA practice. (From another thread)
http://www.longislandfirearms.com/forum/m-1322918526.86532/

vmtcmt said:
Found the fittings I needed on Amazon of all places, <$5 ea., shipped. The rest came from my local friendly Ace Hardware.

Anywho, I wanted them to make target stands to use at Freeport. Just the right width for an IPSC/IDPA target. Light weight, two are broken down and fit in a medium size duffle bag, and in my trunk. I will eventually drill the center cross brace for tent spikes or gutter nails in case I need some additional stability. Said nails or spikes can be stored in one of the legs, or I can just fill them with rocks and/or dirt, and dump it when I'm done.

All tubing is 1.5" PVC. Each stand uses (2) 4-way T's:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003U5NNVK, (4) shallow 90 deg elbows <$2 ea at Ace, and (1) 10' piece of tubing, $7 at Ace. Total was a bit over $20 each. All pieces are 13", except for the center cross brace, which is a bit longer because it seats deeper in the fitting than the standard plumbing pieces, I guess. Total scrap was less than 1". The uprights are 8', 1"x2" furring strips, cut in half. About $1 ea.
 
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