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What have you guys done for a DIY backstop? I'm looking for ideas, so I don't lose arrows when I start backing up and shooting from farther distances...
 

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Don't miss. :rolleyes:

I made a 4x6 target that I shoot out to 100 yards.

I made it like this except I covered it with some old carpet. http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1425598 I've been shooting it for 4 years and have yet to have a pass through. It's filled with old t-shirts, shrink wrap, walmart sacks and newspaper. I just filled it with a bunch of crap that I had laying around.
 

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Get the largest BLOB and no worries!!!!
 

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Carpet. I drape it over a saw horse right behind the deer decoy, IIIIFFFF I were to miss, it will stop it.
How many layers of carpet? I would think it would have to be pretty thick?

I would really like to make a lifetime target eventually though. Thanks for that link!
 

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How many layers of carpet? I would think it would have to be pretty thick?

I would really like to make a lifetime target eventually though. Thanks for that link!
If you hang it like a drape where it will give with the impact it works well from what I'm told. Haven't tried it to confirm however. I've been shooting at my 18 x 18 blob out to 40 yards with the bay as a backdrop and haven't had to go swimming for an arrow yet. I'm hoping I can direct my Lab to it if I do miss.
 

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i use stable mats, like what the equestrian center uses for the horses to stand on, its like 1'4-1/2" rubber, they are like 4'x6' burry 2 4x4 and screw the stable mat to it!!! instant backstop. if the arrows hit it they stick through about an 1" or 2" just ease em out and your done.
 

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i use stable mats, like what the equestrian center uses for the horses to stand on, its like 1'4-1/2" rubber, they are like 4'x6' burry 2 4x4 and screw the stable mat to it!!! instant backstop. if the arrows hit it they stick through about an 1" or 2" just ease em out and your done.
Nice idea. I just tried to look them up on the tractor supply website and they didn't list the price. You have an idea what it cost you?
 

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Dog eared 6' privacy fence. The arrow typically stops just before the fletchings.
 

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One of those lightweight cheap white styrofoam ice chests works great, but it'll flip over when you hit it... I think that's why it works so good. Some physics involved... Hey where's that guy from last year that explained the Pythagorean theorem to us lol
 

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Dog eared 6' privacy fence. The arrow typically stops just before the fletchings.
That's what I have now and I tore up a couple arrows last year sighting my bow in :whistling:

Not a big fan of having to go buy more arrows...
 

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That's what I have now and I tore up a couple arrows last year sighting my bow in :whistling:

Not a big fan of having to go buy more arrows...
I was just kidding. I missed the target once and had the time of my life pulling that arrow back out.
 

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This is a very interesting option that I had never considered. Saw this at Hall's hardware in Milton this afternoon. These are big and I don't think an arrow would go thru it - thanks jobow

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very heavy
 
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