Homemade Target Build Along with Pics.

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  • July 16, 2009 at 8:22 pm #496199 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004
    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. :thumbup

    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. :thumbup If you don’t have a shooting house I suggest covering it with a tarp or something.
    Here the finished product. :thumbup I hope you guys enjoyed the build, and I hope you guys will build one and post the pics here on this topic also. =D> :thumbup

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by rickym RickyM.
    July 16, 2009 at 8:29 pm #526350 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4um
    BOW4UM

    Joined: 2/28/2008
    Location: VA
    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! :thumbup
    My Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!!
    July 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm #526351 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004

    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! :thumbup[/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. :D :^O :thumbup

    July 16, 2009 at 8:42 pm #526352 Back to Top REPORT
    chopperpoe
    chopperpoe

    Joined: 11/26/2006
    8D :thumbup thats 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 :thumbup
    July 16, 2009 at 9:45 pm #526353 Back to Top REPORT
    drenleg1
    drenleg1

    Age: 40
    Joined: 2/9/2008
    Location: WV
    Now this I gotta try…that looks good Ricky :thumbup
    60lb Reezen 7.0 LH maxed @ 61lbs. Beman ICS Hunter 340 w/blazers, 125 grain Rocket Steelhead, QAD Pro Hunter rest.
    July 16, 2009 at 9:51 pm #526354 Back to Top REPORT
    shedhunter
    shedhunter

    Age: 40
    Joined: 2/24/2007
    Very nice Ricky! :thumbup 8D
    July 16, 2009 at 9:51 pm #526355 Back to Top REPORT
    wisconsin-2
    -Wisconsin-

    Joined: 11/10/2008
    thats a good idea :thumbup
    July 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm #526356 Back to Top REPORT
    big-b
    Big B

    Joined: 1/23/2005
    thats a great idea :thumbup
    July 16, 2009 at 11:05 pm #526357 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 30
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio
    Very nice Ricky! I think this needs to be a sticky somewhere ;) :thumbup
    All We Do Is SELFILMED
    July 16, 2009 at 11:08 pm #526358 Back to Top REPORT
    iowaswitchback
    IowaSwitchback

    Joined: 11/26/2005
    Location: Guess!
    Hummm…
    I just might have to make me one or two… :thumbup
    July 16, 2009 at 11:23 pm #526359 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter843
    bowhunter843

    Joined: 8/12/2007
    thats almost the exact same thing my friend has at his pro shop. :thumbup
    July 16, 2009 at 11:57 pm #526360 Back to Top REPORT
    vtmtnman
    vtmtnman

    Joined: 5/8/2008
    Great buildalong Ricky. :thumbup =D/>” title=”Applause” /> </p>
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    July 17, 2009 at 12:36 am #526361 Back to Top REPORT
    glsexton
    glsexton

    Joined: 7/26/2008
    Did 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.
    July 17, 2009 at 12:39 am #526362 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
    bow4life


    Joined: 8/17/2004
    Looks great, Ricky. That’s a great target for walkback tuning too. :thumbup
    July 17, 2009 at 2:34 am #526363 Back to Top REPORT
    bustin-hartz-at-305fps
    bustin hartz at 305fps

    Joined: 5/20/2009
    Great job :thumbup :thumbup 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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