Rinehart target repair

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  1. BB4tw

    BB4tw Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Get a Rinehart, they last "forever". Rinehart uses "self healing foam". Bla Bla Bla. Mine lasted 1 1/2 months before the center was shot out on all 6 sides.

    Here is my experimental repair job.

    1. Knock all loose foam from the target. I also blew it out with the air compressor.

    2. Spray the repair area with water. Not a lot. Just make it damp. The moisture helps the foam to cure.

    3. Wrap plastic wrap around the repair area. Poke the foam nozzle through the plastic and fill all sides. Starting from the center and filling outward. I filled clear to the outside. I'm using the low expanding foam from Great Stuff in the blue can. My reasoning is that maybe a lower expanding foam will be more dense than the normal highly expandable version.

    4. Let the foam expand and cure for a minimum of 8 hours.

    5. Cut off the excess foam from the target face, repaint if desired.

    I changed the orientation of the target dots so they don't line up opposite of each other. I don't know how long the spray foam will last but I figured for about $5, it was worth a try.
     

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  2. elkguide

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    Great idea. Anxious to hear what you think and how it works out/lasts.
     
  3. jfergus7

    jfergus7 Legendary Woodsman

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    That works great. We did the same thing with a bunch of the targets at the hunt club a few years back before the bowhunting.com shoot and they worked just fine.
     
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    Camofire has one like that on sale for $80 for two hours time is seven o'clock
     
  5. BB4tw

    BB4tw Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My repair didn't last long. The spray foam wasn't dense enough to stop arrows for very many shots.
     
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    try the green can great stuff...I think its called pond and stone. its almost like the stuff the target is made of.
     
  7. BB4tw

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll give the green stuff a try next. For now, moving the aiming dots to new spots and making sure they don't line up on opposite sides of the target is helping a lot.

    It should be a little while before I need to re-foam unless I try fix the center again.
     
  8. Dubbya

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    Several thousand shots in 1.5 months? That's hard to do.
     
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    I feel like the targets are not made from the same material. I could be wrong though. The one you have and others of the lighter color I felt light weighed less than the black and green ones. Can anyone confirm this? If so that might be why you shot it out so quick. My 18-1 is shot up and it's been a few years but nothing like that.


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    60+ shots a day...been there.
     
  11. BB4tw

    BB4tw Die Hard Bowhunter

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    The idea that the lighter colored targets are made of lower grade material is a real possibility. Another one would be at they are made from left over foam from another run of targets and an extender is added to make it stretch further.

    Just judging from pictures that I've seen, compared to a shot up 18-1 the foam looks different. Of course, pictures can be misleading sometimes so it's hard to say without a real life comparison.
     
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    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    Great point Oly! My 18:1 is over 4 years old and it still is going strong.
     
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    I've been there a lot... 60 shots a day for a month and a half shouldn't do that to that target unless you're shooting broadheads. Possibly if the foam is different, the black targets do seem more dense. I have several thousand shots in my 18-1 and it doesn't even have one full side shot out.
     
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    I just looked it up. The 14x14x14 woodland target weighs 13 pounds or .0047 lbs/cubic inch, the black 16x16x13 target weighs 26lbs or .0077lbs/cubic inch so they are definitely more dense. I guess that is the reason for the difference in price.
     

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