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Homemade Targets?

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Does anyone have any links or info on making homemade targets?  I want to setup a bunch of them but can’t afford to buy all of them, so need a cheap alternative. Thanks

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yes.  Check the documents page of the Texas State Archery Association – there may be some there you find useful.  One doc there concerns using carpet remnants(free) and a plywood cutout set of rings to use cheap spray paint to make long lasting, weatherproof/snowproof<RBG> FITA-style targets.  I found each color needed at a hardware store, cost about 3 bucks US per can.  lasts and lasts….and you can freshen up the color if you need to. hope this heps! http://www.texasarchery.org > Does anyone have any links or info on making homemade targets?  I want to > setup a bunch of them but can’t afford to buy all of them, so need a cheap > alternative. > Thanks

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I use a burlap bag and fill it with shrink rap that can be obtained from large stores (free).  It is the clear plastic that is wrapped around pallets of merchandise. The arrow penetrates 8 – 10 inches and is VERY easy to remove. For the target use a piece of cardboard to give the flat surface and attach your favourite target to it. Emery Faught Westphal Nova Scotia

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I did a poor job of description on post before – in addition to being the FITA target replete with colors, 4 to 6 layers of carpet are also the buttress that stops the arrows.   sorry I left that out of the message…. > I use a burlap bag and fill it with shrink rap that can be obtained from large > stores (free).  It is the clear plastic that is wrapped around pallets of > merchandise. > The arrow penetrates 8 – 10 inches and is VERY easy to remove. > For the target use a piece of cardboard to give the flat surface and attach > your favourite target to it. > Emery Faught > Westphal > Nova Scotia

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>Does anyone have any links or info on making homemade targets?  I want to

Try this one: http://thunder.prohosting.com/~mfoster/archery/targets.html

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>>Does anyone have any links or info on making homemade targets?  I want to >Try this one: >http://thunder.prohosting.com/~mfoster/archery/targets.html

Oops = forgot to say that the "cellotex target" on that page can also be made with strips of cardboard – it’s lighter, and cheaper but it will most likely be destroyed quickly by broadheads!

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Thanks to all who responded.  I’m going to try and make one of these…

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> I did a poor job of description on post before – in addition to being the FITA > target replete with colors, 4 to 6 layers of carpet are also the buttress that > stops the arrows.   sorry I left that out of the message…. > I use a burlap bag and fill it with shrink rap that can be obtained from large > stores (free).  It is the clear plastic that is wrapped around pallets of > merchandise. > The arrow penetrates 8 – 10 inches and is VERY easy to remove. > For the target use a piece of cardboard to give the flat surface and attach > your favourite target to it. > Emery Faught > Westphal > Nova Scotia > — > TexARC > publicize the sport of Archery! > http://www.texasarchery.org > Outgoing messages scanned for viruses by Nortons AV 2002

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>Does anyone have any links or info on making homemade targets?  I want to >setup a bunch of them but can’t afford to buy all of them, so need a cheap >alternative.

Thick bits of polystyrene work well and are cheap and easily replaced. We get a good number of shots with 30 # bows at about 30 paces with a 150 to 200 mm thick piece. Of course, if you’re using a bigger bow … Bruce Oook !

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And where would someone get this from?

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text ->Does anyone have any links or info on making homemade targets?  I want to >setup a bunch of them but can’t afford to buy all of them, so need a cheap >alternative. > Thick bits of polystyrene work well and are cheap and easily replaced. We > get a good number of shots with 30 # bows at about 30 paces with a 150 to 200 > mm thick piece. > Of course, if you’re using a bigger bow … > Bruce > Oook !

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