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Old 07-15-2017, 03:38 PM   #1
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My boss made a similar set-up about a year ago, and we haven't shot the daylights out of it, but it has had some use and still just like new, sorta... Point is I am tired of having foam everywhere. If I shoot like I really want I can go through a rhineheart in approx. 4 months. Lots of cans of foam can end up being costly as well, so here is the new trial.
materials: 36" X 36" carpet tiles Scrap lumber (plywood and 2X4, 2X6, ect)
-make one side, lay carpet tiles, set other side and compress with bar clamps. I ended up backing off my original squeeze. My bow was getting less then 3" of penetration at 20'. If I make another one, I will cut the carpet tiles in half and double the stack so that I can pin up full sized paper targets. I believe that 18" depth is still more than sufficient. If this ends up not working I will seek out and update the thread.
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:28 PM   #2
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What are you using for a backstop?


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Old 07-15-2017, 06:36 PM   #3
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Stall mat that we had in our horse trailer. Tractor supply sales them, I built a frame slightly larger then the mat and hung it on one side. Like a really heavy drop curtain.
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:56 PM   #4
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That's what I thought. I've been kicking around building something similar. How does it work with the occasional miss?


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Old 07-15-2017, 07:00 PM   #5
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It really does work well, and if you start shooting from random distances and angles, it pays for itself quick. The only issue I had was when I started shooting a lot of swinging targets and LOTS of misses, some started going through as I had continuously hit the same spot.
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:46 PM   #6
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It sounds like it is about time to upgrade. I currently have a sheet of OSB board up. It was free though and has served its purpose.


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