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Home made target ideas

Looking for tips on a home made archery targets?

 

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If it is avaliable. I used to

If it is avaliable. I used to take a regular cardbord box anf then fill it with shipping shrink wrap.  Even at 10 yards it would not pass thru.  Not waterproof but all I had to do was replace the box when it got wore out.

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Target

Ya I use the shrink rap right now it works great, just looking for a few other idea that are a little more permanent.

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I stuffed a feedsack with old

I stuffed a feedsack with old clothes and rags.  Works like a charm.  Just make sure to remove all buttons and zippers.

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buttons

I'm sure metal buttons could do some damage!

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Home made target ideas

I guess it isn't exactly home-made, but years ago I called a company that makes shipping crates and packaging materials for where I worked. I noticed the containers that they made for us had that same kind of plastic like foam in locations that is in targets you buy. So I had them make me a 4'x4' backstop out of it for my backyard, and is three layers of I guess 1 and a half inch(?) foam glued together.  That was like ten plus years ago and I still have it, but now starting to show it's age some, ha!

My friend goes to a feed store and bought bales of hay that works good too.

I like to use pages from coloring books, and magazines tacked to it as spots to shoot at.

 

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We have a place local that

We have a place local that sells accoustic tiles for drop ceilings.  My friends and I went by and got a 4 x4 styrofoam block that they make the tiles from.  They have been shot for years and are doing fine.

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I took a cardboard box and

I took a cardboard box and stuffed it full with old phone books and then filled in the gaps with tightly packed plastic shopping bags. Works like a charm! I also stuff old feed sacks with other old feed sacks and plastic bags, just be sure to get them packed in super tight!

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I've made a target with a

I've made a target with a bunch of strips of cardboard sinched between 2 peices of all thread with a 2x4 on top and bottom. The strips were about 4 feet long by 10 inches wide. Stack the strips on top of eachother and put a 2x4 piece of wood on each side to keep the nuts from pulling through. The hardest part is drilling 2 holes through each piece of cardboard. After getting enough strips stacked on top of each other sinch it down tight between the wood.After that I made a stand out of some old c channel I had laying around.

I left it out in the rain a while back and it didn't last too much longer than that.

The easiest way to make a target is to take packing plastic and stuff it inside a burlap sack.

My bow shoots pretty fast so I have a store bought target now to keep from losing any arrows.

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Spray foam works pretty good

Spray foam works pretty good for field points...

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Also heard of someione using

Also heard of someione using old carpet pieces and bolting them together and putting inside a box frame.

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