6489Re: [SCA-Archery] Archery Targets
- Jul 9, 2001Good Afternoon to the List,
For those of us on a budget that are marshals that are constantly
lugging equipment, a variation on several previous postings is what I
currently use. When you buy groceries and they ask you "paper or
plastic?" always say plastic. And have everyone in your group say
plastic. After a couple of weeks, you will have enough free stuffing for
several archery targets. Go pick up empty boxes (especially the size and
kind that a box fan comes in) about 30" square and 6-8" deep. Stuff it
with the plastic bags and duct tape carpet scraps on the face and
back(you may have to actually purchase the duct tape).
The end result is a very cheap(free?) target butt than is small enough
and light enough to carry and will stop most anything a scadian archer
can shoot at it.
Should it ever get totally shot up, its off to the cardboard recycling
dumpster and the rubbish night pickups for more carpet and boxes, the
plastic just needs to get stirred up and repacked.I shoot very heavy
poundage bows(70-93#) with heavy arrows(700+ grains) and this
comfortably stops anything of mine.
You will need to make some form of frame or tripod to put it up to
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