I got the idea from over on ArcheryTalk and thought I would give it a try. First thing you gotta do is decide what size target you want to build. Mine is 30 inches wide and 60 inches tall. The boards are 2×12′s cut to size. The guys over on AT used chicken wire..I’m sure it works, but I decided to go with a plastic poultry fence. It comes in a roll that is 36inches by 25feet for like 12 bucks. You will also need a 1×2 sized board cut to the same lengths as your frame.
Next thing to do is build your frame. Make sure it’s sturdy the target will be heavy when it’s all done. Also make sure and cut a hole in the top so you will be able to stuff the target later on in the build.
Next it’s time to cover both sides of the frame with the fencing. I ended up doubling it up on both sides for extra strength. (pic is with only 1 layer).
Next it’s time for the stuffing. You can use old clothes (cut out zippers and stuff like that), rags, plastic..alot of options here. Mine is filled with old bag targets stuffing, and towels, and sheets. (note if you plan on building a target this size it will take alot of stuffing). Stuff alittle and then pack it tight. Like i said it will take alot. I covered the outside of the back in old burlap and the old bag target covers I gutted.
It’s time to put the facing on now. I used a sheet doubled up for the facing cover. Spread it over the target, and secure it will the 1×2′s using screws. The screws instead of nails will make it much easier to changes the cover when it gets worn out.
After you get it secured really good with the boards and screws, cut the excess from around the target, and paint your spots, and you are ready to go. If you don’t have a shooting house I suggest covering it with a tarp or something.
Here the finished product. I hope you guys enjoyed the build, and I hope you guys will build one and post the pics here on this topic also.
- This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by RickyM.
Joined: 2/28/2008Man your a genius! and simple to follow. I need a big target like that heck you could mount horizontal and if you have artistic abilities paint a deer on it!: Maybe burlap would last longer than a sheet? Nice post!My Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!!
Man your a genius! and simple to follow. I need a big target like that heck you could mount horizontal and if you have artistic abilities paint a deer on it!: Maybe burlap would last longer than a sheet? Nice post! [/quote:111ef4eb]
Yeah I’m sure it will, but i have easy access to sheets since my wife and mother are in the hotel business. I have a box full of them they can’t use anymore.
Joined: 11/26/2006thats sweet . my dad has a semi trailer half full of outdated carpet samples i was going to try to use to make a big target but that looks nicer and easier to build. great build along
Joined: 2/9/2008Now this I gotta try…that looks good Ricky
Joined: 2/24/2007Very nice Ricky!
Joined: 11/10/2008thats a good idea
Joined: 1/23/2005thats a great idea
Location: OhioVery nice Ricky! I think this needs to be a sticky somewhereAll We Do Is SELFILMED
Joined: 8/12/2007thats almost the exact same thing my friend has at his pro shop.
Joined: 5/8/2008Great buildalong Ricky.
Joined: 7/26/2008Did sort of the same thing, I put a picture frame front and back to hold 2″ eurafoam (what delta makes targets out of) and filled it with used shrink wrap off skids at work. Been shooting it for more than ten years, finally I need new foam.
Joined: 8/17/2004Looks great, Ricky. That’s a great target for walkback tuning too.
bustin hartz at 305fps
Joined: 5/20/2009Great job Ricky and great instruction as well!!!!2012 MR7 blacked out Black gold sights ripcord rest fuse stab 2011 Z7 Black same set up as monsterhttp://forums.mathewsinc.com/images/userpix/43953_11_1345345909_1.jpg[/img:3cw0dxzf]r\ Apex 7 CBE sight ShootDown stab tt rest
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