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Time to make the targets

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Old 07-10-2018, 04:20 AM
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One bag target completed, 23 more to go to get ready for Bowfest at the end of next month.

Woven bag that I sew and also sew loops in the corners to hang the bag.



Ethafoam outer layer to give the bag a square shape



Dense foam (dark matter) offer a bit of pinch friction and keeps the arrows sticking straight out so they dont droop.



Energy mat core (the heart of the stopping power)



Assembled in a box frame so they are all the same size and shape.



Hog Rings to secure the bottom.



Alternating spot locations from the front to the back to reduce shoot through





The target is made of a woven bag, then a layer of ethafoam than high density foam (these keep the arrows sticking straight out rather than drooping but also cause bit of "pinch friction". The heart of the target is the mutli layers of compressive energy mat that absorbs the energy. the targets weigh 10 pounds. This project was born out of a request by crossbowers wanting a discharge target that was small and light weight. We proved that only 3 inches of the energy mat would stop even the mot powerful crossbow. Ive put 5 inches of the mat in the center of the target. Here is an early prototype of just the mat wrapped in a piece of old tarp.

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Old 07-12-2018, 04:22 AM
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Making progress on bag target assembly. Lots more targets to make.

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Old 07-16-2018, 03:57 AM
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30 targets made so far.

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Old 07-19-2018, 04:55 AM
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These are fantastic targets, we made some with sand filled in the boxes. i like your idea.
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