- subject cardboard targets
Connon O' Connor mka Ronnie Hewitt
>>instead of using the thickness in layers for the target...usecompressed(stacked)layers for the target face....making the length
from 18-24 inches thick...for bolts may need to be longer...this has
been used in many naa nfaa tournments sucessfully...when the center
wears out the middle is replaced not the whole target...using 2x6
sides 3ft to 4 ft high by 3 to 4 ft wide...using threaded bolts
equally as long with plywood floor and top of 1/2in and a 2x6 cross
the top for the cross member...smaller versions can be made out of
2x4 as i have used these with good success fo rover 25 years in my
back yard shoot a 75lb recurve and compound bow...this target has
been shoot in nationals and regional tournments for years ...cheap
and easy to make...other wise use banded (compress) hay..
Connor O' Connor
- In SCA-Archery@y..., Daniel W Stratton <agincort@j...> wrote:
> > What is the optimal thickness (# of layers) of a pure cardboardtarget
> > this?
> > What is the optimal thickness (# of layers) of a cardboard backed
> foammats. I
> > target for this?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Siegfried
> I made many cardboard targets before we decided to buy Saunders
> didn't glue, I duct taped about ten layers together, which stopedalmost
> all arrows and bolts. Very occasionally, one would pass through inthe
> exact same hole, but it was pretty rare. After a few practices,arrows
> would start bouncing back out at the bulls eye due to generalcolapse of
> the material. Then we knew it was time to take it back to therecycling
> center. In general, we were pleased to take advantage of the free
> targets. This summer, I'll be making some to back up the hay bales
> (generally a wretched solution), at one event.
> Ian Gourdon
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