re: Homemade Range Targets (Posted on 12/11/12 at 8:37 pm to wickowick)
I can appreciate that. The property I shoot at has an earthen back stop. I'd rather shoot level at something.
My dad used to make his own targets and I remember them vividly. I'll be making some this weekend.
It was just two 6' 2"x2"'s for legs with a 2'x4' sheet of particle board nailed to the legs. Drill out a hole in the bottoms of the 2x2's and stick some wrought iron stakes in them to stick it in the ground.
re: Homemade Range Targets (Posted on 12/11/12 at 9:46 pm to Geauxtiga)
If you shoot steel, just make sure the plate has some give and doesn't mount directly to something. As long as the plate can move it will deflect the bullet safely.
I've been shooting plates from shootsteel.com forever and they're great. The target stands hold up a 2x4 and the plate just sits on the top through a bolt. Check out their site to see what I'm talking about. I'm on a phone right now so I can't link the pics