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  • ranulfmayle
    ... shire ... have ... cheapest ... significant ... not ... alternatives. ... being ... large ... (4 ... dropped ... years, ... missing the ... and a ... And
    Message 1 of 15 , Jul 17 9:02 AM
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      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Carl West <carl.west@c...> wrote:
      > ranulfmayle wrote:
      > > Greetings all. I am trying to organize archery practice for my
      shire
      > > but to do so, we need to get some targets and a back stop. I
      have
      > > found what I need for targets at a reasonable price but the
      cheapest
      > > back stop I have found costs over $200. That is a fairly
      significant
      > > outlay of cash for a small shire for practices which may or may
      not
      > > last. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for
      alternatives.
      > > My wife has suggested using muslin but I personally dont see it
      being
      > > particularly effective or long lasting.
      > >
      > > In Service,
      > > Ranulf of Wyvern Cliffe
      >
      > Is this a permanent range?
      > What's downrange?
      >
      > I had a range in my backyard for a few years. My backstop was two
      large
      > pieces of carpet draped over a cable stretched between two trees
      (4
      > layers). It stopped most things, and those that passed through
      dropped
      > pretty quickly on the other side. The carpet lasted for several
      years,
      > toward the end I could have added/changed a layer, but I was
      missing the
      > butts less so it mattered less.
      >
      > If you don't have trees, you could make a set up with two poles
      and a
      > number of guy ropes.
      >
      >
      > -- Fritz
      >
      > Carl West
      > mailto:carl.west@c...
      > http://carl.west.home.comcast.net
      > ----------------------------------
      > Thinking outside the box - Good
      > Pooping outside the box - Bad



      And there in lies the problem. It will be a permanent site but we
      wont be able to leave everything set up.
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