Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 38
  1. #1
    maddralf is offline Junior Member Newb
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Kannapolis NC
    Posts
    15
    Post Thanks / Like

    Home made target ideas for small budget ?

    what are some good ideas for a home made target ,something for small budget . like hay bails and a paper target ?
    Infinity SR-1000 bow
    Easton 2117 w/ 85 gr broadheads

  2. #2
    range649 is offline Junior Member Newb
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    23
    Post Thanks / Like
    A fast and cheap target can just be a cardboard box filled with old towels, canvass drop cloths, or any other heavy fabric. Pack as tight as you can, then wrap up with packing tape. Box will wear out, but there should be a near endless - free supply at your local grocery store. Seek out the manager, I'm sure they'll help you out.

    For something with greater longevity, you can start collecting either pieces of carpet or cardboard and using ratchet straps, compress them (you'll need plywood top and bottom to keep the layers flat under pressure) and shoot into the layers. The arrows will be stopped between layers (mostly). Plan on needing at least 18" of width to stop most modern compound bows - the length is up to you. Plenty of ideas floating around the internet - search YouTube.

  3. #3
    maddralf is offline Junior Member Newb
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Kannapolis NC
    Posts
    15
    Post Thanks / Like
    ok great thanks
    Infinity SR-1000 bow
    Easton 2117 w/ 85 gr broadheads

  4. #4
    Christine's Avatar
    Christine is offline Senior Member Grizzled Veteran
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Central Utah, baby!!
    Posts
    5,949
    Post Thanks / Like
    I stuff plastic feed bags (the woven plastic kind that hold 50lbs of dog chow or chicken feed) with plastic shopping bags, plastic wrap and other plasticy things. Cram it into the feed bag really, really hard then sew the end shut. You'll have a bag target that will stop field points. When the outside starts to get shot up, cram it all into another feed sack and you're good to go again.

    It won't stop broadheads tho'.

    www.bowfishingassociation.com

    www.b4k.org - Benefit4kids
    www.proishunting.com - Real hunting apparel for women

  5. #5
    liwhitetail's Avatar
    liwhitetail is offline Senior Member Semi-Hardcore
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    840
    Post Thanks / Like
    i love cardboard boxes stuffed with carpet which works incredibly you barley penetrate and the arrows slide out incredibly easily thats all I use and there good for 500 shots then you take out the stuffing and reuse it on another box lol

  6. #6
    maddralf is offline Junior Member Newb
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Kannapolis NC
    Posts
    15
    Post Thanks / Like
    have you used hay bails before ?
    Infinity SR-1000 bow
    Easton 2117 w/ 85 gr broadheads

  7. #7
    Fightnfires311 is offline Member Newb
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    36
    Post Thanks / Like
    Ive used hay bails, but weaker spots in the hay my arrows would go all the way through, I use hay bails as back stops which work pretty good. also you can by empty shooting bags, could possibly fill those up with something im sure
    2011 PSE Stinger
    Extreme Archery Raptor sight
    Octane Stabilizer
    Trophy Taker Fall away rest

  8. #8
    PCOutfitters is offline Senior Member Semi-Hardcore
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Popple Creek, Minnesota
    Posts
    269
    Post Thanks / Like
    Round bales or square bales? i've used round bales since i started hunting and had no problems with them.
    "I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness" - Ted Nugent

  9. #9
    maddralf is offline Junior Member Newb
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Kannapolis NC
    Posts
    15
    Post Thanks / Like
    just the square or th the rectangles one , just gotta see where i can get some . last thing to get before i can shoot in back yard
    Infinity SR-1000 bow
    Easton 2117 w/ 85 gr broadheads

  10. #10
    Daniel p.'s Avatar
    Daniel p. is offline Member Weekend Warrior
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Unit 7 Kansas
    Posts
    61
    Post Thanks / Like
    Shooting with my friends this summer we used a fresh big round alfalfa bale as a backstop and at 40 my buddy missed the target, hit the bale and lost his arrow. Wouldn't suggest bales at all.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
    Mathews Z7
    Copperjohn Sight
    QAD Rest
    Easton FMJ's
    NAP Killzone's

  11. #11
    PCOutfitters is offline Senior Member Semi-Hardcore
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Popple Creek, Minnesota
    Posts
    269
    Post Thanks / Like
    I farm, and have always used round bales. Using a fresh round bale was the problem itself i think. The longer it sits, the more gravity pulls down on the ton of hay, compacting it basically, and the more stopping power it has. I personally have never lost an arrow in a round bale.
    "I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness" - Ted Nugent

  12. #12
    stanleybows is offline Member Newb
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    36
    Post Thanks / Like
    I don't know what your budget is but you can get pretty decent archery targets for under $40. They'll most likely last you a heck of a lot longer than something homemade and they're designed for easy transport.

  13. #13
    immortal.ben's Avatar
    immortal.ben is offline Member Weekend Warrior
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    74
    Post Thanks / Like
    Most grocery stores bale their old cardboard boxes into nice, big, dense rectangles. They give them away for free, if you just ask. Drive around back and plop it in the back of your truck.
    Nights spent outside in 2011: ~65

    Right is right, no matter how much you wish it wasn't.

  14. #14
    range649 is offline Junior Member Newb
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    23
    Post Thanks / Like
    Home made target ideas for small budget ?-img00078-20111104-1230.jpg

  15. #15
    kb9vbt's Avatar
    kb9vbt is offline Junior Member Newb
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    26
    Post Thanks / Like
    A friend of mine goes to the local farm store that sells trailers and gets the foam that they pack between them!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •