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Arrow backstop

Old 08-14-2013, 09:10 AM
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Default Arrow backstop

I just put up a metal barn. I want to practice in it, but not through it. What would be good to use behind the target as a backstop.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:30 AM
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not missing the target.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:28 AM
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Lol, in addition to the helpful post above:

Several layers of carpet draped over a 2x4 "tower," kind of like so:


A hay bale turned sideways


Several layers of this:

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Old 08-17-2013, 12:11 PM
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Hang an old piece of carpet behind the target.

Actually Savage has a good idea, too. Keep your shooting distance short enough that you don't miss. If you miss then shoot closer till you don't.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:23 AM
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I know a guy who has thick pieces of styrafoam(sp) that he found
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:59 PM
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Try your system outside your shed first. Then move it all in. I think carpet would be the best backdrop.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:27 PM
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"loose" carpet is the key. This will absorb the energy. Tight carpet, the arrow will just go through.
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