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Old 01-20-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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I have made a new archery target. I made it out of carpet. I attached the photos of the process.
1. I cut 11.5 x 30 inch strips (approx. 100 of them) of carpet and stacked them on top of a 2 x 12 30 inches long.
2. I then placed another 2 x 12 x 30 inches on top and placed ratchet tie downs on top and began ratcheting them down. The carpet was about 38 inches tall before compressing and when completed it was 24 inches tall.
3. I bolted and placed bracket on the sides of the target attaching another 2 x 12 27 inches long.
4. Removed the tie downs and cut one piece of carpet for front at 25 in. x 31 inches and screwed it on the frame with the backing of the carpet outside. (to make it easier to paint a dot on. I repeated for backside to be able to shoot both sides.
5. This target was very heavy with all that carpet, so I attached some wheels off an old air compressor laying around and put on a handle to make tugging this thing around as easy as pulling a wagon.

Boom. Target done. Cost around $15 dollars to build. It took a while to build, but I have seen some other targets made out of carpet last for many years under heavy use. I hope ya'll enjoy. God Bless.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:12 AM   #2
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Sweet. Can u shoot bh's into it?
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:30 AM   #3
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I'll bet you can do it once.
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:06 AM   #4
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very nice
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:38 AM   #5
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Nice build.
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:44 AM   #6
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Sweet. Can u shoot bh's into it?
i built one a couple years ago and if you do, you only do it once!...fortunately mine has all thread on it and i could take it aprt and get the bh out.

btw....i like yours better!!! great job!
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:48 AM   #7
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i built one a couple years ago and if you do, you only do it once!...fortunately mine has all thread on it and i could take it aprt and get the bh out.

btw....i like yours better!!! great job!
Yea, guess i wasnt thinking. Ive got stuff lying around to do it.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:06 AM   #8
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We got us a project Sammy!
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:15 AM   #9
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Great idea...
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:20 AM   #10
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very nice!
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:34 AM   #11
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Yea, this is a field tip only type of target. I appreciate all the compliments. God Bless.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:36 AM   #12
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nice...
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:43 AM   #13
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Should last a long time. Your grand kids will still be shooting at that .
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #14
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That is a dang good Idea.

Hows the backing of that carpet doing to your carbon arrows? Is it too abrassive like sandpaper?
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:53 AM   #15
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That is cool
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:05 AM   #16
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That is a dang good Idea.

Hows the backing of that carpet doing to your carbon arrows? Is it too abrassive like sandpaper?
First thing that crossed my mind.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:11 AM   #17
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We got us a project Sammy!
I got the carpet
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:14 AM   #18
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I'll get the boards
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:21 AM   #19
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Looks really good! I've been thinking about building one of these - especially since we are going to have some carpet replaced and I'll have lots to work with. Mine will be left outside and I worry about how it will hold up in the weather. I'm thinking about protecting it with a cheap vinyl grill cover when not in use.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:09 PM   #20
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Looks really good! I've been thinking about building one of these - especially since we are going to have some carpet replaced and I'll have lots to work with. Mine will be left outside and I worry about how it will hold up in the weather. I'm thinking about protecting it with a cheap vinyl grill cover when not in use.
prolly a good idea....mine has started to unravel.< if thats how u spell it
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:14 PM   #21
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That is a dang good Idea.

Hows the backing of that carpet doing to your carbon arrows? Is it too abrassive like sandpaper?
Been shooting into a similar target I built 15 months ago--the carbon arrows don't show a bit of a problem. Only thing I can say is that the field points are polished silver now instead of black.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:25 PM   #22
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Great idea.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #23
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That is a dang good Idea.

Hows the backing of that carpet doing to your carbon arrows? Is it too abrassive like sandpaper?
I was a little worried about that myself at first, but I have shot it quite a bit the past couple of day shooting the same 3 arrows. I have not noticed any problems with the arrows yet. I believe its going to be fine.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #24
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I was a little worried about that myself at first, but I have shot it quite a bit the past couple of day shooting the same 3 arrows. I have not noticed any problems with the arrows yet. I believe its going to be fine.
Sweet... I just found another project for this summer!
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:51 PM   #25
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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.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #26
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pretty good! im in construction, not gonna give away the remnants anymore
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:14 PM   #27
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nice job
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:57 PM   #28
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Finally found the link to the one I made--on that "other site"

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showth...+carpet+target
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #29
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Even the store bought ones that say they are broadhead targets don't hold up to continued use with them. That looks like it will work real well.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:41 AM   #30
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Nice job. Happy shooting.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:50 AM   #31
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I built the same kind of target but mine has card board in it just gotta keep it out of weather.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:59 PM   #32
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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.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:14 PM   #33
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Sweet, I use rolled up used towels compacted into a cardbox box for BHs. Needs plenty of these lying around. Only problem is that you'll have to take them apart everytime you remove the arrows. Good thing about them is you can't tell you've shot the BHs, they come out like new.
For field points, the towels needs to be nicely compacted (no snatch straps needed, just roll them up by hand and pack them in) and a lot less for BHs.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:16 PM   #34
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Oh yes, mine don't look half as elegant as yours. Good work here!
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:57 PM   #35
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Great job just don't hit the wood!!!!!!
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:46 PM   #36
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Do you think it would possible to make it into 4x4 target?
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #37
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Yea, you can make it whatever size you want. It would just be more supplies, more work. Or you could even set another set of wheels on it and make it a 4 x 4 that way. Lol.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:53 PM   #38
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Thanks. Im gonna try and see. It's gonna take alot of cutting but if it last as long as I think it will it will be worth it.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:10 PM   #39
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pretty good! im in construction, not gonna give away the remnants anymore
Let's make one lou
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:12 PM   #40
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Very good build right there
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:39 PM   #41
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I like it!
I'll be doing this in the near future
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:00 AM   #42
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I like it
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:11 AM   #43
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looks much better than the cheap one I just bought for my friends kid.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:59 PM   #44
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Great Thread and Great Job to the Wright Family..........Thank you folks so much for the positive contributions youhave added to this site.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:11 PM   #45
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will be making one of these for the back yard of the office
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:20 PM   #46
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When you get ready to do the cutting make a template out of 1/4" plywood and just lay it on the old carpet--backside up. Take your utility knife/box cutter and cut around the template, move to another section, cut, move, cut.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:09 PM   #47
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Very nice!!
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:39 PM   #48
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i may have to try this out
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:08 PM   #49
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nice job,I like it
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:16 AM   #50
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My family has been shooting this target now for close to 6 months. We have shot an extreme amount of arrows in it and it is still not hurt. No problem with arrow wear or anything. It is a great target. The worst problem is the arrows can get pretty hard to pull out, but my daughter still manages to pull hers out ok. The more poundage you pull the harder it is. If you can pull the bow back you should be able to pull the arrows.
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