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    Default newbie here

    just wanted to stop in and say hi. new to the sport (bought my first bow less than a year ago) and will probably drive everyone nuts with dumb questions. really quick history, bought a 75 browning woodsman for $25 in may 2010, shot it all summer and fall. just bought an 07/08 martin jaguar fully set up off of e-bay for $175, and now am just waiting on decent weather (something above freezing) so i can start shooting it. here's some pictures of the jaguar along with a couple of a target box i made over the summer. i hope everyone has lots of patience for a new guy.
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    I like that target.Lets have some bulid details please.

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    Welcome to the forum!
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    it was an easy build. simply a 3' wide 3' tall, 2 foot deep box with a hinged lid to replace the foam and arrow stopping material. i made it with scraps laying around the garage and my only expense was for the wheels. i put it on casters so i can wheel it around and store it when i'm not shooting, but i'm going to change it to lawnmower type wheels so it will roll on the ground easier. the cut out in the front is 1' 11'' by 1' 11'' so that a 2' square piece of foam will not fall out the front. i used 2 pieces of celotex foam backed by an old blanket and a bag of garage sale leftover clothes (buttons and zippers removed). the bags of clothes will probably be replaced with some old sleeping bags i found in the basement that even the dog won't lay on. i've added an album of pictures to my profile so you can look at the inside and a couple of angles. feel free to use the idea and if you've got any improvements, let me know. i made it because i don't have a lot of room to shoot and can't leave a target out all the time. this way i can wheel it into the garage when i'm done and it fits in the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tombarbee64 View Post
    it was an easy build. simply a 3' wide 3' tall, 2 foot deep box with a hinged lid to replace the foam and arrow stopping material. i made it with scraps laying around the garage and my only expense was for the wheels. i put it on casters so i can wheel it around and store it when i'm not shooting, but i'm going to change it to lawnmower type wheels so it will roll on the ground easier. the cut out in the front is 1' 11'' by 1' 11'' so that a 2' square piece of foam will not fall out the front. i used 2 pieces of celotex foam backed by an old blanket and a bag of garage sale leftover clothes (buttons and zippers removed). the bags of clothes will probably be replaced with some old sleeping bags i found in the basement that even the dog won't lay on. i've added an album of pictures to my profile so you can look at the inside and a couple of angles. feel free to use the idea and if you've got any improvements, let me know. i made it because i don't have a lot of room to shoot and can't leave a target out all the time. this way i can wheel it into the garage when i'm done and it fits in the corner.
    Thanks Tom,that's good info.James

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    Welcome to the forum, Tom. And congratulations on your new bow. Hope you enjoy it for as long as you have it.
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    Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you aboard. My son and daughter have the same bow only with a Dyna cams. I am sure you will enjoy your bow when the weather gets nicer.

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    Welcome Tom,your string looks like it needs some attention(little waxing),but beside that nice bow,enjoy the forum.

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    welcome...ask away and we will fead you a line....... take it for what is worth ....free great place nice folks willing to help anytime enjoy the sport and support
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    Welcome Tom. That's a nice bow you have. I shoot a 2007 Jaguar that has a Dyna cam (see signature), but the M-Pro cam is also a good cam, especially with a drawstop.
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