View Full Version : Homemade Bag Field point Target

04-15-2010, 01:07 PM
Hey All,
So after blowing through several different kinds of layered foam and bag field point targets at much expense I decided that i was going to build my own. I went down to the feed store and got a large burlap sack. I proceded to stuff it with anything cloth and fluffy the other half would part with. I started with a folded comforter, a couple of old pillows, and then cut an old area rug into pieces the same size as the sack and layered it on both sides of the comforter and pillows. All said and done it is about 15 inches thick. I set it up and let loose a few arrows out of my Alien X at 20 yards. Upon inspection the arrows were completely stopped inside the target, penetrating about 6 inches. Then to my disapointment arrow removal was a little difficult due to the carpet with its tight weave backing. It will do for now until I can save a few dollars for a higher end target that may last a little longer than the budget ones I have been buying. Just thought I'd share. I may remove the carpet and find something a bit more airy

04-15-2010, 02:26 PM
I moved the old pillows to the front and the arrows come out much easier now

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-15-2010, 04:23 PM
Another option would be to stuff it with shrink wrap and other plastics. We actually sell targets stuffed with plastics. Each target's depth is just over a foot, but an arrow shot into it at point blank does not go through. Just make sure you have enough plastic in it.:cool:

04-15-2010, 11:53 PM
You can also use big cardboard boxes filled with newspapers or any other paper. I don't have a factory made target (it's hard to find one here and they cost 1/3 the price of a bow), so i use an old case full of clothes, including a woolen coat (this thing can stop any arrow :D ), or boxes with paper. Not fancy, but work good enough.

O man
04-18-2010, 01:40 PM
I did the same thing and it works great! I shoot a lot and got tired of spending
the money on targets. Burlap is cheep.

O man
04-18-2010, 01:42 PM
I forgot to mention if you use old cloth fabric like old shirts etc, the arrows come out easy.

04-18-2010, 03:54 PM
We [our club] use big bags that are used for rubbish removal, stuffed with all manner of plastic sheeting. It is all tamped down with an old wool pres.We made the mistake of using old fly screen in some and nearly all got a hernia trying to get the arrows out.