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Old 02-19-2006, 07:47 PM
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i was reading in turkey call magazine today about homemade bow targets for turkeys. it talked about taking cans of expanding foam insulation and filling an old decoy with it an letting it harden. has anyone tried this or do you think it would be a waste of money???
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Old 02-19-2006, 08:01 PM
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Maybe. Seems like that expandable foam deteriorates though and I can imagine large chunks coming off with broadheads. Might work for field tips.
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Old 02-19-2006, 10:10 PM
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For the price of foam it probably not to much more to just buy a target
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Old 02-19-2006, 10:59 PM
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decoy+foam nnnoo, better check Cabelas targets
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For the price of foam it probably not to much more to just buy a target
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Old 02-20-2006, 01:36 PM
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I have shot at a 3D target that was repaired w/ foam and it did very little to stop the arrow. I wouldn't think the mentioned setup would be very effective, unless you're looking for easy removal w/ possible complete pass thru.
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Old 02-20-2006, 01:52 PM
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why not draw a life sized picture of a turkey and tape it to a regular broadhead target.... cost = ~ $0.11
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Old 02-21-2006, 06:55 AM
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Try packing the decoy with rags. To be honest, I haven't tried it, but it might work!? I think I will try it...Now all I need is an old decoy!
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Old 02-21-2006, 07:38 AM
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If you have any old jeans laying around they will work for field tip but not broad heads.
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:01 AM
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Yea..sounds like it might work for field tips only.
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