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CHEAP bow target..

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by chevy01234, Sep 2, 2009.


  1. chevy01234

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    I got bored and made a field point target instead of spending 40-80 bucks for a target. I got the idea from this link.

    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=892196

    I didn't have any lumber laying around and I honestly didn't want to build one that big since I am planning on moving soon and they say it will easily be over 100 pounds, some upward of 500-600lbs when they are said and done. I wanted a small movable model that I could shoot today. :D

    Started out with a vacuum bag and with spare pieces of carpet I lined the bag with one piece on each side of the bag. Then I stuffed and compressed old t-shirts, rags, plastic bags, and some pieces of carpet compressing each layer pretty good. I then put the bag in a cardboard box I had laying around that was almost an exact fit, I put carpet in the one spot that had a gap. After that I got the extra wide duck tape and wrapped the box to keep it from falling apart and then spray painted some dots on it. It is a great alternative to buying a target and CHEAP! I probably spent 30 minutes making this target and am out the price of a roll of duck tape and spray paint.



    There is an in depth how-to on the link I put up on how to build bigger and more long term targets for pretty cheap, I plan on building a wooden model when I move. Not something you would want to leave out in the weather for sure since it is well a cardboard box with duck tape on it :wink: I shot it 56 times this afternoon and it held up great, stops the arrows awesome and arrows pull out even better. Here are a few pictures

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    With the $20 target I bought from walmart that my bow blew through for a comparison. This target was ruined after about 30 shots.

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    figured some of y'all that shoot would like to see the link anyways if you haven't..
     
  2. CanyonMan

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    Chevy, Come on man. This ain't about that target. You just wanted to show off that new "TOY" again now didn't ya ? :supergrin:

    Seriously. Looks good to me. Heck out hear we could'nt make it without pliers, bailin wire and duck tape !

    I'm really impressed with that 75 yard shot you made with those 6 arrows in the bull ring. ha.

    Your rig make mine look really plain.....

    Good work Amigo. ;)

    BTW. Nice lookin place ya got there, hope where your goin is just as nice.
    Good luck on your move.



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  3. chevy01234

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    75 yards! HA :wow: not me! I got some buddies that shoot long range practicing for fun but im working on my 40 and under groups. I have a recurve I bowfish with occasionally! I would love to get a nice one built just like I want it but unfortunately I have too many hobbies requiring ridiculous amounts of money as it is! Unfortunately the place I have is too expensive for just me right now and I need a little smaller of a place! I am looking at a nice house out in the country or possibly build a cabin on my farm and live out there. Not real sure what i'm gonna do but it's gonna be soon! My lease is out in October so I gotta figure somethin out quick.
     
  4. noway

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    Target, what you need is a deer. Now that would be a target for me ;)

    Nice job. I have a big square cube block that's shoot up but still holding strong. How does the top and side panels if anything , goes with arrows getting jammed up in them?

    My cube is nice, but if you miss the target center and get off the sides, you can get a stick really jammed up in the block.

    On the 75yards thing, I try to stay under 75ft with my setup.
     
  5. CanyonMan

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    Guys..... Lighten up. I was just yankin Chevy's chain about the 75 yards ! :rofl:


    I'm good out to a tad over 40 yards for bow hunting. That's it for me. I would rather have em closer.. ;)

    Again, good luck on the move Chevy, and good shooting bud.




    CM