I prefer 1 x3 x4 pine or spruce for making my tripods. It is very friendly on the arrows that hit it and the stands can take a lot of damage before I have toMessage 1 of 48 , Jul 13, 2010View SourceI prefer 1"x3"x4' pine or spruce for making my tripods. It is very friendly on the arrows that hit it and the stands can take a lot of damage before I have to replace them. The bolts damage arrows but the wood doesn't.
They collapse down easy and fit into my car. Cost is under $6 including all hardware. Legs can be replaced easily enough.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Liges <ligessac@...> wrote:
> I have seen both, personally, I have my own for when I run archery at events.Â I made simple tripods out of 2X4's to hold my foam targets. I use the 2" pink insulation cut into 2'X2' squares doubled up, so one sheet yeilds 4 targets. I'm sure that a regular practice would shorten their lives, but for the handful of events and practices I use them at each year, they have lasted at least 4 years so far and I'm not replacing them yet. though it has been suggested that they get covered with burlap. as far as faces, I buy my own for events, though I certainly could get it covered in the budget.Â A trick to extend the life of a target face I've been turned on to is to 'laminate' it onto cardboard with clear 2" shipping tape, also makes it clearer for scoring when near lines.
> Hope this helps
> --- On Tue, 7/13/10, kkidder@... <kkidder@...> wrote:
> From: kkidder@... <kkidder@...>
> Subject: [SCA-Archery] equipment
> To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 3:43 PM
> this is a question directed to mostly marshalls in archery and live
> weapons. I was wanting to know when you get targets and such for your
> local groups do you purchase them or does your locasl barony shire or
> canton? on the other hand do most also look for donated targets and such.
> i waqs told most marshalls buyu their own targets and are the ones to
> provide them for group practices and events. i have seen the fita targets
> are quite expensive but their are many homemade style targets that are
> able to be made. I am currently talking to my canton about buying fita
> targets so i can rank archers in royal rounds but am meeting with
> resistance since they are so expensive. I have had allot of growth wiht my
> local group with the archery and doing well right now.
hmmm. we have 2# (white) 48 x 9 , for the walls of our clout, and arrows from a 50#, bow will penetrate some time up t0 6-8 Christopher ... From: GaryMessage 48 of 48 , Jul 19, 2010View Sourcehmmm. we have 2# (white) 48" x 9 ', for the walls of our clout, and arrows from a 50#, bow will penetrate some time up t0 6-8 "Christopher----- Original Message -----From: Gary HecathornSent: Friday, July 16, 2010 3:07 PMSubject: Re: [SCA-Archery] equipment
I must be getting different foam than the rest of you. I get 2# foam,
comes in a 4 1/2 ft x 9 ft sheet, 2 inches thick. I cut them in thirds
so I get three 3 ft x 4 1/2 ft single layer targets. We have 160#
crossbows shooting at them with no blow threws. The 4# foam only come
in 24" x 9'. I've got some but seldom use it. 6#, no way, the
crossbows barely penetrate it.
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