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    css encore best bow ever
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    Default looking for a backstop net

    just wondering if anyone has a backstop net need 1 for my 4-h club

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    jim
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    Have you checked out B.U.P. Archery Targets and Backstops ?

    From everything I've checked out - they claim to have a backstop that will
    stop a carbon arrow.

    Maybe someone on here has used one or knows someone who does - what
    are your thaughts ?

    I am hoping to pick up a 4' x 6' heavy duty (for my peace of mind). I just
    about put an arrow in the whole house ac unit the other day

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    oushot1to
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    What I have used and find it works very well is steal belting.

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    jim
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    The wife ordered a 4' x 6' heavy duty for me today. She said for the small price difference, I should go with the heavier one. After 30 years, I've learnt to not quesiton her judgement

    jim p.

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    A double layer of carpeting, nailed to each side of a 2x4 laid flat, which is then suspended by eyehooks works great, and is free from the dumpster behind most commercial carpet installers' harewhouse. if you need more stopping power use a wider air-gap between layers, such as a 2x6 or 2x8.

    Ideally, you want the layers to hang freely and not be secured along the sides or bottom.. the first layer absorbs most of the energy and the second layer is sufficient to stop the arrow. In most cases I've never had an arrow even poke through the back side of the second layer.

    I'm using some commercial grade, rubber backed "glue down" carpet, left over from an install in a high traffic store in a shopping mall , so YMMV.
    Last edited by SandSquid; 03-06-2009 at 08:54 AM.
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    Gone camping in the mountains of Afghanistan.
    Will return sometime in early/mid 2012.

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    If you are not familiar with Pacific Bow Butts you should check them out.

    http://www.pbbts.com/

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    If you are not familiar with Pacific Bow Butts you should check them out.

    www.pbbts.com

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