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Old 06-21-2012, 10:23 AM   #51
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very nice
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:58 PM   #52
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WOW this is awesome!!!! Amazing idea and the greatest target for someone cheap as me!!! Good how to as well.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:37 PM   #53
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I like this! very cool!!
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:24 PM   #54
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I'm going to try this out!
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:44 PM   #55
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Really nice target. One thing I have learned from shooting into this type of target is that if you turn the strips up and down it is a lot easier to pull the arrows out. Especially when shooting from longer distances where the arrrow's arc is more pronounced. Also, my field tips are polished silver too.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:55 AM   #56
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Pretty good Idea, Should last a good long time. Beats the heck out of spending $150.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:06 AM   #57
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Thats pretty cool!
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:31 PM   #58
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nice job
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:49 AM   #59
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I noticed last week that mine was starting to bulge out on the back side, so I brought out the cart and rolled it into the shop on its face on the floor. Then I unscrewed the tension bolts and stomped the carpet layers back into line and re-tightened the bolts. I need to add a few more layers of carpet, and need new front and back covers, but looks like it's good for another couple of years.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:31 PM   #60
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Nice work
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:30 PM   #61
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You don't get the carpet rubber 'crud' on your arrows? One local archery club has several large ones set up outdoors, and that happens to you arrows.

Nice work.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:37 PM   #62
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You don't get the carpet rubber 'crud' on your arrows? One local archery club has several large ones set up outdoors, and that happens to you arrows.

Nice work.
No sir, I do not. My arrows stay clean. I wonder if it is the type of carpet he used or maybe some carpet padding was in it. I do not know what could have caused it. Thanks.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:30 PM   #63
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Thats awsome looking way cheeper than a good target and better than the cheep targets
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:34 PM   #64
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Clever man!
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:52 PM   #65
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Great target. I saw some made like this several years ago, except cardboard was used instead of carpet.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:32 AM   #66
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Default I saw one similar on you tube

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We got us a project Sammy!
I plan to build the one I saw on you tube but add the rolling cart like this one. Excellent job!

I too have a project this weekend. lol
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:04 PM   #67
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The only complaint I got on this is the arrows are pretty tough to pull out, but its not too bad.
Disassemble the top and take out 2-3 pieces of carpet and reassemble--mine has the all-thread compression system and I can adjust tension to suit me.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:54 PM   #68
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my dad used to take burlap sacks and the heavy plastic that automotive parts would come in (he was a auto body man), and cram those plastic wrappings into the burlap sacks, and that worked GREAT! Then just spray paint your dots on the sack.

not good for broad heads though.
That's exactly what I started doing (minus the automotive aspect)!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:07 PM   #69
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good job
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:18 PM   #70
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Nice I bet all carpet stores have scratch/ trash peices to make it. Looks good.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:16 AM   #71
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like the way it looks
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:12 AM   #72
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So it's been a while now since this was posted. I'd like to know if the people that did this and made targets out of this had any pointers or thought of what they'd do differently before I go make mine. I was thinking of maybe adding a roof to it so I can leave it outside in the elements. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:18 PM   #73
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So it's been a while now since this was posted. I'd like to know if the people that did this and made targets out of this had any pointers or thought of what they'd do differently before I go make mine. I was thinking of maybe adding a roof to it so I can leave it outside in the elements. Any suggestions?
I will tell you. I am still using this target today. Most of my family uses this target. It still is not fazed much. The only thing that needs to be done rarly is placing a new outside piece of carpet on it. I do move it inside after use. The arrows sometimes are hard to pull out, so I use a little arrow lube. Anyways, it has been a great target. Your idea may work good to be able to leave it out.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:31 PM   #74
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nice build!
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:37 PM   #75
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So it's been a while now since this was posted. I'd like to know if the people that did this and made targets out of this had any pointers or thought of what they'd do differently before I go make mine. I was thinking of maybe adding a roof to it so I can leave it outside in the elements. Any suggestions?
I used to do this with cardboard but got tired of replacing it (cardboard). Spent a little money and redesigned. Spent a little more $ but a LOT less time & labor:

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...ead.php?t=6623
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:47 PM   #76
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So it's been a while now since this was posted. I'd like to know if the people that did this and made targets out of this had any pointers or thought of what they'd do differently before I go make mine. I was thinking of maybe adding a roof to it so I can leave it outside in the elements. Any suggestions?

I just bought a cheap camo tarp from Harbor Freight and drape it over the target when I'm finished shooting. I'm on my second model of this target now---first one finally gave up the ghost when the wood rotted--after about 8 years or so.
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