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Hang 'N Hook Target Stands

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by majormadmax, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. majormadmax

    majormadmax Úlfhéðnar

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    Been seeing ads for this, does anyone have an experience with this particular target system?

    While it appears to be ingeniously simple, I wonder if it wouldn't be even easier/cheaper to make your own similar set-up...

    https://sales.yankeethunder.com/hang-target-bundle33851775

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  2. CyberWolf

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    Haven't seen that exact type/brand before, but looks functional...

    May be cheaper to make with the proper cutting/hardening capabilities, otherwise not so much...

    Been using these for a while now - wonderfully simple, work great, and owner is a good dude...

    http://aatargets.com/product/hook-n-shoot/
     
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  3. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere TGT Supporter

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    Interesting
     
  4. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    I would probably be cheaper to make your own if you had a cutting torch and a welder. And could certainly be done at the ranch (friends ranch in Mt. Home) while enjoying liquid refreshment. We've made similar small targets in the past.
     
  5. CyberWolf

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    That approach works, but my current understanding (I'm by no means a metallurgy expert) is that the hard part is maintaining hardness of the metal while making the cuts/welds/etc., and I doubt a home-made version would hold up as well unless the proper tools were used (e.g. torch or plasma cutter weakening the metal and making it less impact-resistant).

    Most inferior target stands tend to get chopped up pretty quickly it seems, and damaged plates can be dangerous...

    Just my take, others may have an alternate perspective...
     
  6. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Certainly could be the case with a lot of the stuff we do at the ranch ............ but, if one swinging target gets messed up (usually takes a least a couple of years), we just weld it back together or make another. And we don't shoot targets during deer season and make trips out there maybe an average of once a month in the months we do shoot. We got some 1/2" plate from somewhere and it takes a while to mess that up at 100 yds.
     
  7. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    At that price point, I'd say go for it. $150 for the big kit. AR500 targets, quick assembly/teardown and if you shoot a leg off... you can just get some more conduit.
     
  8. DyeF9

    DyeF9 In Thrust We Trust

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    Seemed like a pretty reasonable price for a setup, if I had land I probably would've gone that route
     
  9. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    Parts from a trampoline frame and pieces of rebar are much cheaper.
     
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  10. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    Not bashing anyone that disagrees.... but, AR500 targets are not cheap. That $150 set is a good buy
     


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