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    A few years back, I made a bag target and stuffed it with strips of blue tarp, minus all of the groments, made a mistake the first time when I folded the strips, stoped that arrow fine, just was a female dog to remove, works way bettter just stuffed in. Worked well at the time, now need new bags, and think that I'll make then using that landscape material. Should be plenty of scraps after my son gets done covering the garden area, right Elkslayer?
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    lol it was my intention to barrow this old thread to see if anyone knew about those blocks...but i was working on some equipment at home depot and saw they had loads of shrinkwrap, and another place had like five combos full of old shrinkwrap sitting around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by justin View Post
    lol it was my intention to barrow this old thread to see if anyone knew about those blocks...but i was working on some equipment at home depot and saw they had loads of shrinkwrap, and another place had like five combos full of old shrinkwrap sitting around!
    So after you get some of that landsape fabric, are you going into a bag target making sideline? LOL.
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    very possibly. i have a brother that works for a plastic recycling company that has bales of shrinkwrap!!! im planning a nice large face with alot of spots!!!!
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    Went out and shot my homemade target this morning. Thought I would start off the new year right.
    It is stuffed with old clothes and has been outside most of last year. It is minus 15 degrees and the target works just fine. Stops the arrows with about 6"-8" of penetration and they pull out with 2 fingers.

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    Yeah, the old clothes work best, even better then the nylon.
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    Here are a few targets my son and I made.
    http://www.martinarchery.com/mtechfo...1&d=1293917886
    My son made the smaller ones I made the big one. They are made out of mostly recyclable materials. The sides are old corrugated coca cola outdoor signs. The 1"x1" frame is old wood from a deck. The plastic is shrink wrap and pellet bags.
    The facing is a old roll of house wrap. The arrow in the target was shot at point blank.

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    I forget to mention. When we stuff our targets we usually put weight on the plastic for a couple of days. Then we refill and weight. Then we refill and weight.Then we refill and weight. They are usually stiff as a brick. That makes it less penetration and easy to pull the arrow out.

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    They look good, Hutch. I'm a little lazy when it comes to the targets - recently use just cardboard boxes filled with old newspapers. When they are completely ruined everything goes into the stove/fireplace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    They look good, Hutch. I'm a little lazy when it comes to the targets - recently use just cardboard boxes filled with old newspapers. When they are completely ruined everything goes into the stove/fireplace.
    Its whatever keeps you shooting. By the way how long of shoot do you get out of your target.

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