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9/2/12 3:51 AM
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IP
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50 pound recurve. What do you use? Haybales? Some other kind of material?
9/3/12 6:54 PM
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Muppetmower88
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hay bales work pretty well just make sure to keep them dry. we built a backstop with a rubber horse mat hanging behind the targets on an angle so they drop down and dont destroy the arrow hitting into the wood. but the hay bales are probably the most cost effective. just keep them dry so they last awhile.
10/3/12 8:57 AM
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Years ago me and a friend used a large piece of carpet draped over an old swing set. The bow I was shooting at the time was around 80lb draw and would blow through it from anything less than 40yards but everyone else I shot with had no problems. 

10/11/12 1:23 PM
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CArcher
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A buddy of mine made one that works great. He took a box that a large flat screen tv came in, went to goodwill, bought a whole pile of blue jeans and packed the box tight. It worked awesome until the cardboard failed. He did only use it for recurve though. Tried with my compound, blew right threw.
10/11/12 8:06 PM
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I bit the bullet and bought a BUP backstop. Works great and doesn't take up a bunch of space. Kind of like a heavy stuffed cloth or tarp.
11/4/12 7:33 PM
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I haven't found a great backstop yet, but since switching my target I haven't needed one. I took a big bag and stuffed it full of old clothes, mostly dress shirts. For field points, this works fantastic with my 70# compound bow. I typically shoot between 25 and 40 yards and at any distance in that range I can pull the arrows out with two fingers. Not that you will likely be shooting broadheads, but you don't want to shoot them into a clothes target because they are a bear to remove.

I will say, don't use bales of pine shavings for a backstop. I had several bales around that I use for our chicken coop and up to 40 yards the arrows blow through them stacked four deep.
11/21/12 12:52 PM
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All those halloween and christmas things on the side of the road usually give away hay bales for free after they are done. I got a couple and use in my backyard.
12/4/12 9:32 AM
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Barbasol
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Cheap and easy backstop.  Trailers that are sold by Lowe's are shipped without tires, so the hubs sit on styrofoam blocks.  My local lowes puts these blocks inside of one of their cargo trailers on display.  I asked the manager and he gave me some for free.  I simply took six of these blocks, taped them together with duct tape and you have a 3 x 2 backstop that is about 10" thick.

12/7/12 5:08 AM
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I used to shoot at a range that had backstops made up of chicken wire stuffed with shredded jeans.
12/30/12 11:56 PM
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