Couple Ideas, keep a tarp maybe 5X5 infront of the target to catch the sand that will eventually come out the front. this will facillitate getting the sand back in target after some shooting. also for targets, get some tape and a set of old playign cards. make a tape loop on the card at top and bottom, then take a sring or rubberband and string it from top of target to the bottom to keep it from swaying .
One more little bit, if you dont own that structure behind the target, I suggest you make the back stop larger. I wold trust your shooting 99.99% of the time, but it is the one time that maybe a d-loop lets go at the wrong time or something else happens that sends the arrow over or around the inteded sand target. I know been there done that, managed to hit the neighbors trash keeping area wooden shed.
Otherwiser, looks ok and will get the job done, I love the cosmetic repair job
Guys, just an update, I absolutely love my sand box target. It's holding sand just perfectly, no leaks anywhere. I've already shot the same carbon arrow, Easton Camo Axis, with field points & muzzy broadheads at least 100 times no problems of wear at all. I exclusively shoot a recurve and/or a longbow, but the trailer behind the target is empty, noone will be in there, but I always check the area before I start shooting. Anyway, I definitely encourage you to build one, if your looking for something that you can't EVER wear out. I guess I might have to add some sand in a year or so, but that might be 1 bag which is $3.87 at Home Depot. In my area 1 ton of mason sand is $12/ton, had a landscaper deliver it for $20
Would love to see other's ideas & finished projects. Also, no cats yet, they know better than to come around with My two 80 pound Wimeraners just waiting for a furry meal.
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