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    hi guys and gals im james and im new to the site im from va and just moved back to va last byr from ga,my question is has anyone built a backstop. i dont miss much but i do miss and am tired of buying arrows,plus my 16 year old son wants dad to teach him how to bowhunt so i need to make a backstop but i need yalls help if anyone has built a backstop please let me know how you did it and what you used thanks AND HAPPY SHOOTING AND MERY NEW YEAR AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS LOL

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    How big are you looking for? I've seen people use old carpeting for backstops. It's not perfect but usually stops most arrow. Just hang in and let it swing.
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    Well that depends, do you have space for a static backstop that will never move? If so you can do the old summer camp backstop, some 2x4s holding up a plywood backstop with bales of hay stacked in front of it. For more of a temporary measure I'm sure the carpet trick would work, just don't go shooting broadheads into it or you'll find yourself changing the backdrop fairly often.

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    I've tried the carpet thing with my hoyt.( @ 60#) And it went through it very easily. I have built two with 7/16 waferboard and 2x4's and landscape timbers for support. Even after 3 years in the weather it still was stopping the arrows
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    I used 5/8" plywood, can usally pull them with a rubber grip arrow puller. This one is 5.5 feet wide and 6 feet high. Thats a 24" x 27" bag hanging in front of this 50 yd target. Only one arrow has ever missed that back stop, my 11 year old grandson has one down in there. It's #8 on my 14 target field round, so 32 arrows shot to get to here, lost his 3rd shot down there.

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