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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 2x12'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 1x2 sized board cut to the same lengths as your frame. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/namartin/883_100_1207_1.jpg[/IMG] 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. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/namartin/883_100_1208_1.jpg[/IMG] 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). [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/namartin/883_100_1209_1.jpg[/IMG] 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. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/namartin/883_100_1212_1-1.jpg[/IMG] 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 1x2's using screws. The screws instead of nails will make it much easier to changes the cover when it gets worn out.
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/namartin/883_100_1213_1.jpg[/IMG] 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.
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