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Old 04-16-2018, 9:54 AM
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Default compression springs for ar500 target hangers?

Where can I find 1/2" diameter compression spring like in the picture? Anything 1.25 inch or long would do. Hopefully 3" in length or under. I'm adding some full size IDPA ar500 targets and am making some of these t-post hangers just like in the photo.

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Old 04-16-2018, 10:08 AM
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Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, Orchard Supply, Tractor Supply, Tru-Value, Menards...

Online, look at McMaster.com.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:38 AM
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Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, Orchard Supply, Tractor Supply, Tru-Value, Menards...

Online, look at McMaster.com.
Been to all the ones I've struck the text on. No Menards or Tru Value near me. I will have to look into tractor supply.

Anyone else?
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:55 AM
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Try an HVAC company- central a/c units commonly use 1" ID springs between 1-1/2 and 2" long as suspension springs for the compressors.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:59 AM
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Been to all the ones I've struck the text on. No Menards or Tru Value near me. I will have to look into tractor supply.

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Is it the size of spring the strike-out stores don't have in stock? I've picked up large springs from Home Depot and Lowes before, one for an extension spring gate return and the other was a compression spring for some other widget I was working on. I also picked up a spring assortment for a go-kart pedal return spring and carburetor return spring.

Also check Auto Zone/Pepboys stores for carburetor return springs, brake springs, etc.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:01 AM
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Harbor freight had an assortment box for a few dollars.

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Old 04-16-2018, 11:23 AM
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Been to all the ones I've struck the text on. No Menards or Tru Value near me. I will have to look into tractor supply.

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Thatís strange because I know for a fact that my local Home Depot, ace and Osh all carry these.

Maybe try eBay? Or even a well stocked sporting goods store may have them, as some basketball hoops use two large springs Over the bolts that attach the rim to the backboard to allow it to flex when people dunk.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:50 AM
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How about some valve springs? Probably any mechanic has a box of them he'd like to get rid of.

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Home Depot

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Crown-Bo...8488/203577641
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Another option might be thick walled rubber hose. That’s cheap and plentiful at all hardware stores.
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I have similar set up. I use an old buffer spring. Cut into 2. Works great.
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I just bought some of these. I was lazy and didn’t want to go looking through homedepot, I thought pricing wasn’t too bad.

https://www.shootsteel.com/products/...-static-spring

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Mc Master Carr -
https://www.mcmaster.com/#springs/=1cg1nii

You can find most things there. Not Cheap but easy
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Been to all the ones I've struck the text on. No Menards or Tru Value near me. I will have to look into tractor supply.

Anyone else?
I've purchased springs for the same purpose at most of those places in the Sacramento area.
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