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  • Arrow backstop

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    Any ideas for a backstop for my arrows? I shoot at a Rhinehart cube and sometimes miss and my arrow goes into the woods behind my cube.
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    Target
    Hey Buddy, Place it in front of a Big tree,Block building, Your Truck. ETC LOL...I'm just Kidding I just use a Big ol Box of rags and when I need a New target i just dump the rags in another Box...Any Old Clothes will work. I use a Box like you can pick up a TV ETC comes in....I always thought $100 for a Foam target was a Rip-Off if you shoot alot...I was surprised when my Target even stopped my CrossBow Bolts but I'm thinking about going back to a Compound next year if my shoulder don't act up again....Good Luck
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    Backstop
    I use Hay bails and they work really good. My wife's cousin is a farmer and stays on the opposite side of the rode from me so it's easy to get a bail. I use the big round bails but the small square ones would work. He just so happens to have a tractor with a spear on it so he brings me the big one. If you can get a hold of Hay then anything with old rags, clothes, etc will suffice.
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    DIY Target
    Here's a link to a target i found online. All you need is wood, chicken wire and some old clothes.

    http://archeryreport.com/2011/04/diy-lifetime-archery-target/
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    Target
    Hey Kaine, How you been? Have a Good season?...That's the target I made out of Chicken wire and 2x6s and for the back i just used a few corn bags and over lapped them...Didn't look at the link but made mine 3 Foot X 3 Foot because I have friends that come over to shoot...I found out not to use Blue jeans ETC because a arrow is hard to pull out of those LOL...Just old Rags, shirts ETC...I made the Card-board Box one to toss in the truck when they invite me over to their place to shoot LOL
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    back stop
    Hang a bed sheet behind the target. Let it hang loose. Tie it up by the top corners and let the bottom hang believe it or not it works and will stop arrows.
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    Season
    Struck out this season, but that's because I spent most of the season taking friends and family out hunting for their first time. I enjoyed watching their faces when they saw a deer so close for the first time. It was a good season, and I think I recruited some new hunting partners...haha.

    I charged my services in collecting some of the meat so I can't really say I struck out.

    Now it's time to gear up for turkey season, and I'm going to be selfish and require that I take the first tom.
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    The Season
    That's COOL kaine and Good Luck chasing those Gobblers...looking forward to swapping hunts with you Guys.....Oh And 1 gal that I know of on here LOL
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    Back Stop
    I made one out of 3 fence post, clothes line and carpet. Works great. Put the post one one each side and one in the middle. Pull line tight as you can and lay the carpet and padding over the whole thing. Mine is around 10' wide and 5' tall. I have had a few pass through but, they just fall on the ground right behind it. Yes, it can be hard on Blazers though.
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    Tractor Supply
    I went to a Tractor Supply and in the dumpsters were all these styrofoam blocks that they use to ship trailors on. I used construction adhesive and glued me up a 5 foot by 6 foot wall......not that I needed it but just in case GT came by to shoot....lol! Just kidding......but the wall is real!
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