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#6053058 - 11/12/17 11:47 PM DIY Broadhead Target
keystone Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/11
Posts: 2332
Loc: laporte co. indiana
Do any of you have any good ideas for a homemade broadhead target? Particularly for crossbows, man they really pack a punch. I just spent $80 on a crossbow target and its still sinking the vanes in the target. The dang thing was $80 and that was on sale. It said it was rated for 400fps and i'm 50fps shy of that. Theres gotta be a relatively easy way to make one but i haven't figured out how. Field point targets are easy, i've made a couple now out of old blue jeans. Just cut off the zippers and buttons and cut the jeans into 8-10" pieces and put them in a cardboard box. It works flawlessly and you can pick up tons of old jeans at garage sales. A lady at goodwill gave me a whole garbage bag of them that they weren't going to sell also. I've read alot on this topic on some archery forums but it seems like trappers have the upper hand when it comes to making things work and saving money so i figured i would post it here.

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#6053127 - 11/13/17 05:29 AM Re: DIY Broadhead Target [Re: keystone]
StatelineRunner Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 592
Loc: Minn.
Layer sod strips to the size you need then rock free dirt it will last a long time.

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#6053157 - 11/13/17 06:23 AM Re: DIY Broadhead Target [Re: keystone]
Yes sir Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/17
Posts: 212
Loc: Marion Kansas
Dirt pile is the way to go. Never wears out

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#6054289 - 11/14/17 11:52 AM Re: DIY Broadhead Target [Re: keystone]
keystone Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/11
Posts: 2332
Loc: laporte co. indiana
TTT

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#6054312 - 11/14/17 12:25 PM Re: DIY Broadhead Target [Re: keystone]
GREENCOUNTYPETE Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 1444
Loc: Green County Wisconsin
is this to fire the arrow at the end of the day or to practice multiple shots with broadheads?
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#6054358 - 11/14/17 01:30 PM Re: DIY Broadhead Target [Re: keystone]
gutthooked Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/15/10
Posts: 2340
Loc: uniontown pa
Sand pile is the best for broadheads.
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#6054361 - 11/14/17 01:32 PM Re: DIY Broadhead Target [Re: keystone]
Tweed Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 1731
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I have a guy locally that provides me with two different densities of foam for a great price. I make a 30x30 cube target and shoot broadheads all summer long into it.

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#6054398 - 11/14/17 02:45 PM Re: DIY Broadhead Target [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE]
keystone Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/11
Posts: 2332
Loc: laporte co. indiana
Originally Posted By: GREENCOUNTYPETE
is this to fire the arrow at the end of the day or to practice multiple shots with broadheads?


Practice target.

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#6054419 - 11/14/17 03:05 PM Re: DIY Broadhead Target [Re: keystone]
hippie Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 3754
Loc: pa
Couple layers of old carpet hanging works good.

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#6054444 - 11/14/17 03:33 PM Re: DIY Broadhead Target [Re: hippie]
Tweed Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 1731
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: hippie
Couple layers of old carpet hanging works good.


For broadhead target? Seems it would be a pain to get them out.

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