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Old 04-08-2004, 10:58 AM
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O.K. - I am looking for info on the best / most cost effective way to set up a commercial indoor (20 lane) range for a good friend

Any tips on material / filler would be a great help.

Are any ranges using the modular block systems or bag systems? Are they worth the up front cost, or are home made butts a better bet?

Any links to construction sites that I could access?

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Old 04-08-2004, 11:03 AM
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It may be implied, but field tips only?

If not, may be a good idea, with liability issues concerning broadhead use.

Best bales I've ever seen were the plastic pallet wrap kind, wrapped in more pallet rap

Do enough dumpster diving behind furniture/grocery stores, and you'll have all you want in no time
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:16 AM
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The indoor range I shoot at has built their own. They are bag style but with a wooden frame in them. They are stuffed with mostly garbage bags and window screen material. Kind of made me wonder when I seen what was inside for the first time. They put new face material on about once a year, but they hold up really well. They would last a lot longer but too many guys shoot arrows as big as my thumb. Those really take a toll on the faces.
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:18 AM
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Yes field tips

Would boat shrink wrapping be the same??

Lots of that stuff around here. Maybe compress it down with boards on top and large threaded rod.
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:19 AM
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Would boat shrink wrapping be the same??

Lots of that stuff around here. Maybe compress it down with boards on top and large threaded rod.
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:21 AM
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One of the ranges I go to uses a Material from American Whitetail, Inc. It comes all rolled up and they Unroll it to make a layered target face. Kust like a giant Block type target. And when one section gets shot up they replace it and then take up the shot up portion and reuse what they can for smaller practice targets on their 3D range outside. It stops the arrows great. Next time I talk to them I'll ask what exactly that material is and how much it goes for. I think they order it from Kinseys Archery In Lancaster PA.
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:28 AM
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Hey Rack here is a Link to the stuff I was talking about Thay also buit their own wood frame to hold it and all they have on top is just a bunch of 2 x 6's to compress it.
http://www.archerytargets.com/RangeMaterial.aspx
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:32 AM
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Next time I talk to them I'll ask what exactly that material is and how much it goes for. I think they order it from Kinseys Archery In Lancaster PA.
Thanks Pa - that would be great.
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Old 04-08-2004, 12:20 PM
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Would boat shrink wrapping be the same??
No idea...

Easy way to tell, get a butt load of it, stuff it to the max in a cardboard box, duct tape it shut and shoot into it.

If it stops and allows easy removal, I'd say yeah...
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