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