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Old 08-23-2011, 07:44 AM
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does anyone have plans for a target backstop? i live in a residential area and have a limited area to shoot but won't do so without a backstop that will stop any arrows that missed their mark.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:23 AM
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i shoot into my garage with the target up against an old cabinet that came with my house, works well for me, but i cannot do any raised shooting like this
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:27 PM
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a fridge or stove box filled with foam board works well....or not missing the target
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:08 PM
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Try hanging some old carpet behind the target a couple layers.

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Old 08-23-2011, 05:23 PM
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Try shooting from a 12 foot step ladder. If that doesn't work for you, use your wife's clothes dryer. It works well and if you do miss, tell her to save money and use a clothesline.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:18 PM
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what about a couple of bails of straw. I use two T-post and 3 bails stacked one upon the other with the T-post suporting on the back side. I use a piece of wood to hold my target. does a good job at catching the wayward arrow.

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Old 08-23-2011, 06:50 PM
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There is a mesh you can buy that you hang up behind your target. I have been told its pretty expensive but will do what you need and probably cheaper for peace of mind and can be a good way of showing others if they were to complain about you shooting in your backyard in a residential area.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:39 PM
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OSB board. A lot of residential area's of Ohio do not allow shooting a bow. Don't miss, keep it on the down and low. I wouldn't trust starw to do much more than slow it down.

I doubt some old appliances littering up your yard will fly either with the local zoning. Typical Michibilly idea. just kidding.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:05 PM
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lol thanks guys, and i dont plan on missing, seeing as i can only shoot about 20 yards and i'm proficient out to 60.
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:47 PM
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A couple blankets hanging behind the target will work too with field points. My bow will put an arrow thru 2 bails of hay easy. Clothes, blankets & carpet do pretty good at arrow stopping. I stuff grass seed bags with old clothes for targets & they will stop anything. Broadheads get tangled up though.
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