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RatherBeFishin

Archery Backstops ?

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RatherBeFishin

I just recently picked up a new diamond compound bow. I plan on sighting it in soon. Picked up a block target. However i am wondering if anyone uses a backstop just to stop a stray arrow from breaking. As $169 plus tax for a dozen is pretty pricey. Looking for ideas for a do it yourself one or where to buy one. Possible 10 by 10 or something like. 

Thanks ! 

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TroutHunter

I was wondering the same thing... I did some Youtube research and found these 2 designs using calf/stall mats.  I purchased one to line the floor of my trailer... Never thought of using it for an archery backstop!  Picked it up at Thunder Bay Feeds.

 

 

 

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RatherBeFishin

Awesome !!! Thanks for the help. Definitly going to look into the rubber matt :) 

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jonut13

I have a frame similar to the second picture and I use an old hot tub cover folded over for the stop.  Not as pretty as the rubber mat but works well.

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AB

Those big backstops are impressive, but really not necessary.

 

Start out at 7yds on a 30" target to get your 20yd pin coarse sighted and move back 2 yards at a time as you dial in the fine adjustment....Start flinging arrows at 20 yds right of the work bench and you are asking for trouble.

 

But if you are going to let fly on a small target with a brand new sight, you might want to put some judo points on your arrows and have a spotter help you get on paper.

 

Keep it tight!

AB

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RatherBeFishin

Thanks all for help and tips !! 

Much appreciated 

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brookiebuster

All I ever did was pick up a few square hay bales and set them up behind my block seemed to work only downside is when it rains it turns the bales into a mess. Those rubber style would probably work better.


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