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starting with a solid backstop...

I had my home built in 1989 and in 1990 I built my archery target house that held up for 30+ years but time and weather had finally gotten the best of it and it was time for demolition and replacement... I was just going to hang some stall mats on our chain-link fence as a replacement but my wife said it would look too ghetto and inside I knew she was right so it was time to get busy designing buying pressure-treated lumber stainless steel 6 inch carriage bolts and coated deck screws and I think it was a better choice and here’s to another 30 years of happy shooting! :
 

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Looking good! I need to clean up and rearrange my shooting area as well. I will probably just be ghetto and use a stall mat hung on the back of my shed for a backstop.
 

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Looks good buddy. I like how you utilized that foam block for a support system to fasten your backer boards.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig
 

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Looks well built. You a lucky man to have a place to setup a backstop. Afraid my neighbors would freak out plus it’s against the homeowners rules. By the way, what bow is that you were shooting?
 

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Moving them would be harder than lifting Atlas stones if they were rocks. I have a big chunk of Styrofoam under my target as well.
 

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Looking good
Another very cost effective option is an archery net as an arrow stopper. For heavy bows I put 2 nets separated by 4” (using same posts)
 

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I picked up a rubber horse stall mat about that size. At least when I hit it the arrows can bounce off if the distance is far enough and they pull out relatively easy. Also very weather proof.
 
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