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Hi all. Anyone know if a US company sells these targets?

http://www.thelongbowshop.com/products/Target-foam-90cm-Deluxe.html


This company and another UK company are about all I've found and they won't ship to the US due to cost (yeah I know if you add one to your cart it will actually allow you to select to ship it out of the UK, but after a couple emails, they said it's a glitch). I'm looking to set one up in my basement and want something that will be able to take a lot of arrows at a short distance (blank baling), is easily fixed.

Or if not, maybe someone knows where I can get the type of foam that they use in them and I could make one myself?

Thanks.
 

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Hi all. Anyone know if a US company sells these targets?

http://www.thelongbowshop.com/products/Target-foam-90cm-Deluxe.html


This company and another UK company are about all I've found and they won't ship to the US due to cost (yeah I know if you add one to your cart it will actually allow you to select to ship it out of the UK, but after a couple emails, they said it's a glitch). I'm looking to set one up in my basement and want something that will be able to take a lot of arrows at a short distance (blank baling), is easily fixed.

Or if not, maybe someone knows where I can get the type of foam that they use in them and I could make one myself?

Thanks.
Just MAKE your own.

Plywood plate on top.
Plywood plate on bottom.
Strips of 2x4 blocking on the top plate and bottom plate.

LONG threaded rod.

For the sheets, just use cardboard (for indoors).

For the sheets, just use strips of carpet (for outdoors).

Adjust the compression to match the power of your arrows.


If you really want foam,
you are looking for open cell Ethafoam.


Sometimes,
folks wil use sheets of solid foam insulation (look at any major big box hardware store).


Cardboard is the cheapest way to go.

I recommend sheets of carboard, installed VERTICALLY.
MAKE the plywood plates double thick for stiffess
and
put the plates VERTICALLY on the left and right.

They,
run your threaded rod at the very TOP and the very BOTTOM,
and compress the plates
to squeeze the cardboard sheets together.
 

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The thirdhandman target is much simpler to use and build.

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1781040&referrerid=22477

Plywood box.
Staple the front sheet to the frame.
Staple the back sheet to the frame.

Fill the target box with cotton clothes, rags, t-shirts, towels.

Will stop a 70 lb bow easily.

I have built two for the indoor range where I shoot.
 

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we use to make them out of the brown fiber board that is used for the flat roofs of commercial buildings. they come in 4ft. or 8ft sheets and you can cut them any thickness you want we used 2x10s' and all thread rod (1/2") and 4- pieces of solid uni-strut with 1/2" holes i them for the washers on top of the 2x10s' compress to your standards. you will need a bar of soap tto keep your arrow lubed.but they will last a long time if sprayed with wd-40 and covered when not in use.good luck
 

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whynotv2: As nuts and bolts said, It is going to be tough to beat our targets. We have done several this one was built in about 2 hours.
Target after oshkosh.jpg

Last weekend over 150 shooters shot approximately 2000 arows without one sticking out the back. And easy to pull. If your fieldpoint and insert match the diameter of the arrow it is one finger pull.
Whack&stack did a video last week shooting a 115 lb bow. Sending a 685 grain arrow 349 fps from about 5 yards. It did not go through and his 3year old daughter pulled the arrows.
 

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Shipping costs from the UK would have to be way more than the target is worth. There are tons of choices right here, see your local pro shop. Or you could do one of the suggestions from Alan,N&B. These are cheap to build and if done correctly they will give you tons of service.
 

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Build your own we did back in the late 70's with cardboard works great, 2X8's and threaded rod & cardboard.
 

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I think he is looking for the foam target from Americaan whitetail. Next nice target but expensive
 

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Target 014.jpg Target 013.jpg Why not get the big block target 48X48 .Lancaster has them for 899.00 plus 175 .00 shipping .Or look around and find a used one like I did .
 

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Wow! over $1000 for a block and no aiming spots. We Built these 3 including the huts for under $300 total.

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The ones he is talking about are for ranges, such as clubs. We use them at our club for the indoor range they work fantastic. Buy them at a range club price and even though still expensive they are cheap in the long run for durability.
 

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Big green makes a good target. 36"x36" is advertised at $239. That is a good deal if you can't nail a few boards together.

diyRange Target 017.jpg

This target was $35 for the skins
$25 lumber
$15 old clothes
Thats $75 for a target 36"x36"x16". guaranteed to stop arrows up to 450fps. And guaranteed for life. Thats gonna be tough to beat.
 

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Big green makes a good target. 36"x36" is advertised at $239. That is a good deal if you can't nail a few boards together.

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This target was $35 for the skins
$25 lumber
$15 old clothes
Thats $75 for a target 36"x36"x16". guaranteed to stop arrows up to 450fps. And guaranteed for life. Thats gonna be tough to beat.
Any plans to make a 48-inch x 48-inch skin,
so that an indoor range could replace
the 48x48 BLOCK target?

The indoor range where I shoot,
has a LOT of traffic
and the BLOCK targets are getting shot out after only 1 year (pass throughs) for the folks
nailing the 10-ring on the Vegas spot.

AT the moment,
the indoor range where I teach/shoot
has 10 lanes,
so 5 (five) 48"x48" BLOCK targets side by side.

The 36-inch skins won't work,
cuz each lane is 24-inches wide.


Otherwise,
any plans to make a 24-inch WIDE by 48-inch TALL skin?

BLOCK targets come 48x 48
or they come 24x48.

If I could get skins to make a target 24-inches wide by 48-inches TALL,
I would probably rebuild all 10 lanes with ten thirdhandman targets.
 

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Big green makes a good target. 36"x36" is advertised at $239. That is a good deal if you can't nail a few boards together.

View attachment 1426256

This target was $35 for the skins
$25 lumber
$15 old clothes
Thats $75 for a target 36"x36"x16". guaranteed to stop arrows up to 450fps. And guaranteed for life. Thats gonna be tough to beat.
Good one Jim I really truely do like your sense of humor you are a GREAT business man.
 
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