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Old 07-09-2007, 03:34 PM
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Does anyone use a homemade target? I am curious as I have seen a few folks use layered and compressed cardboardor carpet for targets. I was wondering if one can make a homemade target out of cardboard or carpet that will hold up to broadheads without wrecking arrows or broadheads? Thanks ahead of time.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:42 PM
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I've shot at a feed bag full of rags for the last 20 yr. I just keep replacing the outside feed bag. It will stop any arrow and has two finger withdrawal. The more you shoot at, the better it works. The downside is that it only works with field points. Broadheads really rip up the bags.
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:01 PM
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I've shot at a feed bag full of rags for the last 20 yr. I just keep replacing the outside feed bag. It will stop any arrow and has two finger withdrawal. The more you shoot at, the better it works. The downside is that it only works with field points. Broadheads really rip up the bags.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:58 AM
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Dont use compressed cardboard. It works but the target will weigh a ton and arrows are really , really hard to remove[:@]I found soft foam compressed between two 2 x 6 work alot better. Not stirofoam but foam that is softer. Do a search and youll probally find your answers. If shipping to my door wasnt a 100 bucks Id buy the Morell Yellow Jacket Brodhead target.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:41 PM
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Ive used a feed bag filled with a bunch of plastic grocery bags. Works pretty well, and lasts at least a year.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:47 PM
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When I first started shooting about 14 years ago, we used bails of hay. With field points of course.
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