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i want to build some targets on the cheap.
anybody tried rigid foam insulation glued together?
i'm shooting a 50# recurve using carbon arrows w/field points at various distances - 10' out to 25 yards.

what are some other options?
i've seen;
plastic bags stuffed into sacks
wool stuffed into sacks
cardboard layered into blocks, boxes are easy to find and usually free
all manner of stuff used by youtubers for DIY targets
what are you guys using?
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cool stuff, but i'm looking for really cheap.
rigid insulation is fairly cheap and can be cut into various shapes
i'll just give it a try and report.
 

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I've built a number of them using cardboard boxes and "Great Stuff" foam insulation. Very easy to do but it does take some time to let it dry. I've built a number of them for about $25. I've also used old carpet pieces.
 

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Any box or bag. Stuffed with carpet pad. Just call local carpet installer. He will gladly give you his daily scraps for free.
 

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I used the pink rigid insulation and didn't like it. When you shoot your Arrows into it the insulation heats up and melts a bit leaving a pink coating on your arrows. I've had luck with a cardboard box stuffed with rags.


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Just spend the money on a quality target. It will be cheaper in the long run and you'll be happier with it.

I have a Morrell outdoor range bag for outside and a 24x24 spyderweb in the basement. I finally quit jacking around with homemade targets.
 
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