--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
, Siegfried <SiegfriedFaust@...>
> I was about to order my Barony a new Saunders Mat from my 'standard
> I noticed that the price had gone up to $120, and that they didn't
> offer free shipping anymore. So the price REALLY went up overall.
> I started looking around online and found the following, from all
> places, walmart:
> This at 'first glance' appears to be a Saunders Mat, but it's
> in a white plastic
> It's only $95, and I can get free 'to a local store' shipping, would
> would make it MUCH cheaper.
> But because of the 'white plastic wrap', I'm assuming that it's not
> the standard 'Saunders/Indian Cord' brand ...
> Does anyone have any experience with this butt? Before I sink a
> bit of my Barony's money into it?
> THL Siegfried Sebastian Faust - http://crossbows.biz/
> Barony of Highland Foorde - Baronial Archery Marshal
> Kingdom of Atlantia - Deputy Kingdom Earl Marshal for Target
> http://eliw.com/ - http://archery.atlantia.sca.org/
Heres an update in case any of you want to buy this thing... Don't
After Siegfried brought one of these for the barony, we noticed that
his crossbow bolts went straight through the target. The thing can't
stop anything of higher poundage than a kid's bow. These targets also
fall apart extremely easily and the stuffing is straw which breaks up
I took the matt off Siegfried's hands cause I use a lighter poundage
bow and he could get a real saunders matt, but now I'm regreting it
too. After shooting at this thing for a few days the back fell apart
and the straw started to leak out. This thing sucks. I brought a real
saunders matt for $100 from one of the web sites which actually
turned out to be cheaper than this atrocity. DO NOT BUY IT or you
will regret it.