For the volume of arrows you shoot OX you should look at something more durable. I have had great luck with a home made Etherfoam sheet/ragbox combo. Whitetail competition matts look great but are pretty pricey http://www.archerytargets.com/FITA.aspx. Since you have the room, you might want to look at building a compressed cardboard/tentest target - that would probably last you for years..
'bout looks like my old Black Hole - they are sending me a new one free of charge though. In the mean time, i went out and got an American Whitetale "The Cube" - that target is excellent!!! I would recommend it to anyone!!
"..........a rag box........I shoot one, absolutely great, will never buy another commercial target again, just rearrange it ever once in awhile...."
They work great for indoor shooting, and it is fairly easy to find a large box (like a 21"-23" CRT monitor box) so you can have a decent size target. I have *never* had a pass-through in tens of thousands of shots. The only downside is that with just the cardboard box alone, it is too easy to wear a hole in the cardboard which will tear a paper target on the front to pieces after a few ends - I found that the etherfoam sheet really helps as the targets last longer and arrows land straighter.
Not done yet Ox. I'd be almost willing to bet you've got lots of good foam yet on the two ends? If so, cut the binding loose on the target, shuffle the foam so you have good stuff in the middle again, re-band, and you're good to go for quite some time again. Our club has been using Block targets for our indoor range for several years now. Something like 2 seasons (league shooting taking the biggest toll, running January through 1/2 of April, 3 nights/week) at one side, rotated the Blocks 180 degrees and shot another season at the opposite side. Then we unbanded all the Blocks, shuffled the foam, used some foam from the 3 extra Blocks we had purchased up front since some was shot up all the way through, and viola, another new wall of Block targets. Another season or two on those, turned and shot one more year, and now this past spring we bought a few more Blocks and did about the same thing reconstructing what we already had.
Been working great that way and hold up alot better than the excelsior we were previously shooting into. Cleaner than sound board insulation as well and hold a target face without needing cardboard and special pins as well to hold target faces on.
Anyhow, just letting you know that it would be relatively easy to fix up the Block you've currently got if looking to save a few bucks on a new target butt.
There's an IDIOT in Georgia selling "bulletproof" glue targets. DON'T call him! LOL. Your speed is way too fast, OX. You are killin' the poor thing. DonDeer could most likely make you one from corn that would last forever! You could eat on it too.
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that stuff american whitetail sells is rediculasly over priced !
our club and several others in michigan use the same foam they use and we buy it in 4tf by 36in deep rolls for 20.00$ a roll, its aircraft insulation scrap, its been harder to get the last few years but it can be bought , I have 3 rolls myself that ive been shooting in my back yard for 5 years,that I banded and just now im gonna cut them down and make a few 4ft x 4ft bales,
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