Backstops for crossbows
- I can recommend about 6 layers of corrugated cardboard (box stock) placed in
front of the bales and behind the target face. This has the advantage of
generally being free. Tape two edges together with duct tape wrapped around
for a fairly neat bundle.
Other things that can be used: the insulation foam already mentioned, gunny
sacks packed tightly and full of shrink wrap or used plastic grocery bags
(lots of places will give you the shrink wrap for hauling it away and
promising it will not wind up back in their dumpster), commercial targets
from sporting goods stores that are rated for broadhead use, there are some
foam targets that are about 2 feet by 18 inches or so that work quite well,
too. I have used all of these at one time or another.
Up here in Michigan, there is a place that gets odd lots of an expanded foam
insulation product in all manner of colors in sheets about 4 inches thick
and about 4 foot square. The last time I bought any, it cost about $25 per
panel. They sell it to people to use as floats in swimming areas.
You already know that a good tight Saunders mat will stop just about
That's about all I can think of, off hand.
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