Target

Discussion in 'Beginners Archery Range' started by EAGLE, May 5, 2007.

  1. EAGLE

    EAGLE Junior Member

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    What are targets made of nowadays?
    50 years ago, when I was into archery we used straw bales.
    Now that I have purchased a "wheel" bow I need a target.
    Rather then buy a $60+ comercial target can I build my own?
    If not practical to do this which kind should I buy?
     
  2. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    Retail stores!

    IF your lookin for a cheap target get one at a retail store!
    I buy bag targets at walmart for $24.99 all day long!
    If you want to make a cheap one, go to a feed store buy the biggest burlap sack u can find stuff it full & tight with plastic wrap,(silophine) & tie it up,get a perminent black marker draw a 9 inch circle,spray a blaze orange dot with spray paint in the center of the circle.
    This is what i do for homeade targets!:biggrin1:
     

  3. 3dhunter

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    I'd say go with the Morrell bag instead of making your own, should run about 50.00; I've had mine for about ten years with no problems, covers a little faded, but that's it.
     
  4. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    WHY?????

    1 target lasts me a long time???
    I cant see why I would need to buy them all day long....must be crappy targets......:noidea: :biggrin1: :biggrin1: :biggrin1:

    that being said I use a Magic Stop target and really like it....
     
  5. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    I buy bag targets made here locally for $30. But if you want to make one then I would suggest get yourself a couple 2X10's, all thread or motorcycle straps and some old strips of carpet or cardboard about 10 inches wide and as long as your 2X10's. Put board on bottom and top of a stack of cardboard or carpet and use the strap or all thread to pull boards together tight.
     
  6. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    All Day Long!

    You can buy them at walmart for 24.99
    They sell them at this price all day long.
    Sorry if i have to explain myself in detail for you younger viewer's:laugh:
    And maybe i am buying them all day long @ 24.99 & re-selling them at 30.00:laugh:
     
  7. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    I know what you mean, he is a real funny guy ain't he??:doh:
     
  8. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I guess you didnt get the humor in my joke.....:noidea:
     
  9. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Oh I got it just tried to overlook it.:laugh:
     
  10. wal-mart here only sell's them during hunting season.any way the bag targets you buy at wally world are made by morrell,and only sold to walmart becuase of the poor quility.and that is stright from the horse's mouth:tape:
     
  11. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    >> What?<<

    2 years ago i bought this one (delta-deadstop) at wal-mart they stopped carrying them?
    My sister-inlaw is a general district manager for the whole east coast.
    Been there 25years im gonna have to call her!
    I also 2 years ago got a delta backyard buck 3-d small deer target for $59
    I didnt check last year,but usually im on top of those thing's
    Also i can get anything they sell in hunting season from here out of the warehouse done it before,she got me a gun safe in june last year!
     
  12. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    i shot tha morrell big bag and have had very good success with it.
    I don't know how many covers I have put on it thu tha years.
     
  13. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    We use a product that they put on sidewall new construction and called blackboard and cut em those strips and tighten em down on top of each other. just re tighten as they wear.