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    Default Backyard archery range

    I need to get some yard work done around my place here come spring and I'm planning on redoing my target spot/range. I really gotta do something new and different. I need some good ideas, any of you that shoot outback and have an archery target area? Whats your range setup like? Thanks!
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    I shoot out to about 70 yards in the back yard. I have my backstop made of hay bales stacked on the side of our tool shed. Then I set my target up against the bales, back up and shoot. I shoot quite a bit all year long. I go through at least one Block 4x4 target per year. They last a little longer than any of the 3D targets that I tried.

    Have fun and challenge yourself on shots, but please be careful and have a BIG backstop and know where your arrow will come to rest!

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    I just put this together in my yard. I can get these foam targets fairly cheap and I'm hoping it will be good for my kids as well as me.
    8' X 8' and the target can be at different heights by just using a different rubber bungee. I will see how long they last.



    I have about 30 yards to pick from.

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    Nice! I have a few block targets that usually reside in the backyard. I put 'em in the garage for the winter after one blew into the road...

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    Thanks for your replies! At this time my target backstop is just a few old broken down hay bales with an archery bag in front that needs to be cleaned up and something new made and in a better place. scout4

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    i use feed bags and burlap coffee bags
    (easily obtained from local coffee shops that do their own roasting-they typically give em away)
    stuff em full of plastic grocery and other plastic bags
    (i ask all my friends to save em for me-they are happy to)
    the plastic wrap that is used on bulk items delivered on skids works well too. the dumpster at home depot or the like are often filled with that stuff.
    it takes an incredible amount of plastic to fill one of these bags-ya want em hard and tight.

    stuff em tight sew em up shoot em till ya cant then stuff that old torn up bag in another-endless free targets. and they work just a well as any you would buy.

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    I have 8 bails of wood excelor packing material...left outside its good for 5 years ... factory in RiceLake wi.

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    Here is one I made a few weeks ago mainly for my kids. Two conduit pipes in concrete with some scrap wood and old roof panel left over. Main stop is a piece of carpet. It does stop the arrows, but I did get a couple of clangs from hitting the conduit.


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    Anything stuffed with "fart mart" bags works great.

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    Mine's just a stack of straw bales against a cinder block wall. Nothing fancy, but adequate.


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