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droppixel
12-27-2011, 04:39 PM
Got one of these from my Brother-in-Law for xmas - the thing is awesome, stops shots dead! Next little DIY is going to be building a frame for it to hang the bag and make a paper rack accessory attachement.

Arrow Splitter
12-27-2011, 04:41 PM
Since we have to have pictures:http://www.hurricanebagtargets.com/






(http://www.hurricanebagtargets.com/)

bowgramp59
12-27-2011, 06:22 PM
i bought one 2 years ago at bass pro in okla. city have just about shot it all to pieces, would buy another! pretty darn good target. most of the time i make my own. use coffee burlap bags stuffed with cotton the coffee bags from colombia are heaver than most. got them at attwoods farm & ranch supply here where i live. i did have a place where i could get the cotton, since cotton has gotten so high they bale everthing even the waste hard to come by now. but once you get some you can use it over again as much as you want, just put it in another bag.
will stop any arrow from any bow!

droppixel
12-27-2011, 08:45 PM
I've been hoarding away crap to make my own targets, but the wife is getting tired of a pack-rat in me. I got a big box of old clothes and grocery bags and another with a big roll of carpet in it for making targets. I'll probably still finish those, but really excited about the bag. Once I get the funds to go get the materials for the frame, I'll be adding pictures of course. ;)

Arrow Splitter
12-28-2011, 04:04 AM
I'll be adding pictures of course. ;)Good, because that's the rule.LOL:p

droppixel
01-28-2012, 10:52 AM
Last night shooting session - 1 group shot:
5514

Mostly spot shots to avoid arrow damages:
5515

Arrow Splitter
01-28-2012, 12:47 PM
Had to repair any damaged bicycles recently?? :D

droppixel
01-28-2012, 05:18 PM
Had to repair any damaged bicycles recently?? :D

LOL yeah those aren't the biggest concern in that picture ... there is a lawn mower just behind them on the right :p

Pretty confident that I'll be hitting the bag no questions asked, so what happens to be behind typically doesn't worry me.

typically8
07-22-2012, 11:02 PM
I know this is an old thread but I bought one of these 3 weeks ago and am having a tough time removing the arrows. I am shooting Beman ICS w/ Saunders tips. The arrows get stuck and I end up pulling the stuffing out creating a large hole. Any clues/advice?

Arrow Splitter
07-23-2012, 08:05 AM
Try this:http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/showthread.php?9159-Arrow-Lube

elkslayer4x5
07-23-2012, 08:51 AM
I know this is an old thread but I bought one of these 3 weeks ago and am having a tough time removing the arrows. I am shooting Beman ICS w/ Saunders tips. The arrows get stuck and I end up pulling the stuffing out creating a large hole. Any clues/advice?

Sounds as if you have the wrong size screw in points, is there a small shoulder behind the point?

bfisher
07-23-2012, 09:00 AM
I'm going to bet you are using 5/16 field points. They are 1/64" larger in diameter than the shaft/insert (1/128" around the circumference). Just enough to make them hang up. Best bet is to get smaller diameter points like 9/32". They won't hurt anything and make arrow removal a breeze. If you have a good shop close by you can try Saunders or PDP points in 19/64". Most shops don't carry them and I can never figure out why because this is the proper size for most commonly used carbons.

For those who use Gold Tip arrows you should be aware that their Expeditions, XT, Ultralite and similar sizes use an insert that tapers from 5/16" at the point down to the saft size. They hang up a little due to the reverse taper, but at least they don't tear up the target stuffing and actually make a slightly bigger hole than the shaft when shooting 3D targets. Keeps the rubber from melting onto the shaft.

One of these days the people who manufacture points are going to figure that out. This is one reason I deplore field points

typically8
07-23-2012, 10:45 PM
Thanks guys you are correct. Two different sizes. Kinda ticks me off when you think of it the kid who cut/sold the shafts said that the tips would fit the Bemans and of course Beman's box did not say what size to use. Oh well contacted the mfgr, i will let you know.

foxman333
07-23-2012, 10:59 PM
This is the only target i own. i have easily put a couple hundred arrows through it, and im sure it could easily handle a couple hundred more. I had problems with my arrows sticking at first, then i switched the style of my practice tips. i shoot micro-diameter arrows with 125 grain tips. so the tips are a little bigger than the shaft, so the arrows were getting lodged into the target. i had to purchase practice tips that were contoured to match (as best as possible) to match the shaft of the arrow..

Scott
07-27-2012, 05:29 PM
They don't last long in the Arizona sun, but then neither do the boarder jumpers.

Arrow Splitter
07-28-2012, 08:30 AM
They don't last long in the Arizona sun, but then neither do the boarder jumpers.
LOL :D:cool:

A.S

droppixel
08-06-2012, 01:32 PM
They don't last long in the Arizona sun, but then neither do the boarder jumpers.

Wow ... still funny though.

elkslayer4x5
08-07-2012, 09:25 AM
They don't last long in the Arizona sun, but then neither do the boarder jumpers.

Need to provide some shade for them, those UV rays just kill the outer bag.

droppixel
08-07-2012, 01:22 PM
The center on the dot side of my bag is pretty much non-existant now. Some of the other spots aren't too far behind and I just got this thing for xmas - gonna need to look into a replacement cover here sometime soon I think.

mdodraw29
08-10-2012, 05:52 AM
Got one of these from my Brother-in-Law for xmas - the thing is awesome, stops shots dead! Next little DIY is going to be building a frame for it to hang the bag and make a paper rack accessory attachement.

a friend of mine made a frame to hang a bag target out of conduit and zip-ties. 2 pieces of u shaped conduit about 2 feet wide and 30 inches long and 4 zip-ties at the top, 2 to hold the conduit together at the top and 2 to go through the gromits in the top corners of the target and around the conduit so the bag can hang.