Right now I think the biggest problem in the archery world is creating a reliable backstop. They do it everywhere and it can be done…but it is expensive. I’ve paid good money for those expensive foam targets and they get blown out and ruined fast…but I put a lot of arrows down range. If your buddies start shooting at them too…they’re just done in no time.
The cheapest way toward a home archery range is the bag target…just a sack stuffer with rags. They will shoot out too…but then you just refill them lick them around to redistribute the rags within …and go again.
I use reusable shopping bags (the wife has a million of them) and stuff them full of plastic bags. Waterproof. You can throw them around willy nilly and even hang them from a line. Of course, since the eco-commies are outlawing plastic bags I might have to stock up.ReplyDelete
Greta ain't no archer.
That’s important. You have to keep a bag target out of the rain and weather or you get mold and mildew and other nasties…Delete
it took me a minute to find the bag target thingieReplyDelete
I don't know much about archery but she's got great form!ReplyDelete
The backstop at my local club is unopened pallets of cardboard. They are parallel to the floor, friction stops even hunting weight arrows after a palms width at most. I dunno if they have weights on the top.ReplyDelete
Just an idea from down here behind the Corn Curtain in Illinois.
There's 98% chance those "fun bags" are silicone/saline...I'd need to feel them to know 100% if they're real...buuutttt--they're so esthetically pleasing I'll give them a pass.ReplyDelete
Thanx for the mammaries.ReplyDelete
Fill a target bag with used shrink wrap. Works great and last for nearly ever. Have to replace the target bag as needed but the stuffing never.ReplyDelete
I had friends save it for me at their jobs. If you do that ask them to only save clean stuff - meaning no tape. If you get stuff with tape the glue from it gets on arrows sometimes.
Collect a bunch or buy a roll and stretch it and the ball it up. Cram target bag full by stomping and punching and fill it up tight.
Works better than anything I ever used.
MOAR bag targets!ReplyDelete
Stacked carpet squares.ReplyDelete
Did hay bales become expensive or hard to acquire? Not the best for in-home use, of course...ReplyDelete
That is a fine situation, right there. I feel inspired.ReplyDelete