Caswel80 what did you use to cover your field tip target? It looks like plastic tarp or something.
It is basically a tarp like material (very similar to the cheap platic tarps, woven fibers). We bought a bunch of stuff at an auction and they threw in a roll (4′ wide which is the height of my target) of this material with all the rest of the stuff. I have enough to reface the target 20-25 more times. I think the dollar store and a couple dollar tarp would do the same thing for you.
I followed Ricky’s build along but double layered the plastic fencing and used the tarp material for the face instead of a sheet. This target is awesome. I was sick of buying a new bag target every spring (we shoot a lot). I stuffed it with the old bag targets, sheets, towels, rags an old sleeping bag, paint tarps, clothes and plastic bags. The stand was an afterthought but has worked perfect. Dry as a bone and all I have to do is swing open the door! I was fortunate to have some old decking material laying around that I was able to use up.
For a while, we were referring to the mesh-fence unit as a “Ricky target” though he takes no credit in the design, but was good enough post it for all of us to consider. The mesh that I used has a 3′ width, so it is good dimension to work with. The length is up to your needs/skill level/available materials/imagination. The one I have out back is 3′ x 5′ and the one in my basement is 3′ x 31″ and the front is doubled up. The basement model is on casters. On occasion you may bury an arrow into the framework, but a chisel driven in above and below the shaft (with the grain) will allow you to remove it. For the back side you can use almost anything that you want to because if properly stuffed, an arrow will never make it that far, but the mesh would be the best safety factor. Not for use with broadheads, but a great target. Good luck.
Caswell80, what are the demensions of the target house? What are the demensions of the field tip target you made? Thanks.
The target is 3′ wide x 4′ tall. I can measure the house tomorrow. I had no plan, I just used the materials I had and made it work…I am no carpenter. I will measure tomorrow evening for you.
Kent- the target house is 64" tall on the front side (61" on back side, so I have fall for the roof) x 62" wide x 25" deep. The roof hangs over about 6" on the sides and 8" on the front/back (leftover steel pieces used). The whole thing sits on legs with skids for feet that I made from leftover deck material.
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