Ripcord Arrow Rests
Let’s see those archery backstops
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
Archery_addict 10-Feb-19
Archery_addict 10-Feb-19
Whocares 10-Feb-19
bowonly 10-Feb-19
Inshart 10-Feb-19
MTNRCHR 10-Feb-19
timex 10-Feb-19
MTNRCHR 10-Feb-19
Butternut40 10-Feb-19
Archery_addict 10-Feb-19
luckychucky 10-Feb-19
CPAhunter 10-Feb-19
Ermine 10-Feb-19
Ucsdryder 10-Feb-19
Screwball 10-Feb-19
drycreek 10-Feb-19
Treefarm 10-Feb-19
Ambush 10-Feb-19
LINK 10-Feb-19
Bill Obeid 10-Feb-19
Bill Obeid 10-Feb-19
Inshart 10-Feb-19
Teeton 10-Feb-19
White Falcon 10-Feb-19
orionsbrother 10-Feb-19
Shug 10-Feb-19
Shug 10-Feb-19
Inshart 11-Feb-19
Treefarm 11-Feb-19
CBennett 11-Feb-19
Treefarm 14-Apr-19
Treefarm 14-Apr-19
Bou'bound 14-Apr-19
BTM 14-Apr-19
bowbender77 14-Apr-19
AZ8 14-Apr-19
Treefarm 14-Apr-19
BC 15-Apr-19
rallison 15-Apr-19
Elkoholic 15-Apr-19
ohiohunter 15-Apr-19
BC 15-Apr-19
Shaft 17-Apr-19
Busta'Ribs 17-Apr-19
elkstabber 17-Apr-19
Whocares 17-Apr-19
Lost Arra 17-Apr-19
TrapperKayak 17-Apr-19
10-Feb-19
Anyone have nice backstop for their home range?

10-Feb-19
Nobody?

From: Whocares
10-Feb-19

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Duh! Let you know in about 3 months. It's behind this. Actually, was at our club's very nice 18 lane indoor range this morning.

From: bowonly
10-Feb-19
Using an old hot tub cover. Doing my part in reducing landfill!!

From: Inshart
10-Feb-19
Yup whocares - mines also behind a pretty big pile of snow, and more coming this afternoon. UGH.

From: MTNRCHR
10-Feb-19

From: timex
10-Feb-19

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this is a dynagrow seed bag stuffed with a bunch more seed bags kinda ugly but it will never wear out I haven't fased it in 4 years

From: MTNRCHR
10-Feb-19

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Black rubber horse stall mat.

From: Butternut40
10-Feb-19
mntrchr that looks great

10-Feb-19
I have the rubber mat as well. Too much snow for me to take s pic.

From: luckychucky
10-Feb-19
I use the broadside of my barn. And I proved that I can hit one.

From: CPAhunter
10-Feb-19

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Nearby high school replaced their wrestling mats. Broad heads pass thru though. I learned the hard way. Will double up the mat this summer. Sorry for the distant and snowy pic. Brutal winter here in NE Minnesota

From: Ermine
10-Feb-19
Back stops? We don’t need no stinking back stops

From: Ucsdryder
10-Feb-19
I use the basement wall, which is cinderblock. It stops arrows just fine. The arrows don’t do too well though...

From: Screwball
10-Feb-19
5 X 5 Round bale. No pass through's. To much snow for a pic and still coming down.

From: drycreek
10-Feb-19
I never miss........

But, just in case I do there's 85 acres out there that I can hunt my arrow in....:-)

From: Treefarm
10-Feb-19
I would like to see basement setups for those who shoot daily, but outdoors is too cold/snowy.

From: Ambush
10-Feb-19
For inside, an 18" X 18" heavy cardboard box stuffed loosely with cotton rags works very well. When the face is shot out, just tape another square of cardboard over it. Reach through the top and fluff the rags occasionally. It also helps if you don't put targets against a solid wall, so there is some "give" to absorb energy. A three inch thick, soft foam is good or even just a spacer along the bottom.

From: LINK
10-Feb-19

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A 450 grain arrow from an untuned 70 pound bow will get 8” penetration through the horse mat and 1 layer of sheet metal. ;). Kids arrows don’t go through the horse mat.

From: Bill Obeid
10-Feb-19

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Treefarm

Nothing fancy . Just hung a target at the end of the room , use it for my recurve practice . At 13 yards , if you can’t hit from that distance probably need a optometrist more than a backstop.

From: Bill Obeid
10-Feb-19

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Outside .... I just hang a stable mat as a backstop

From: Inshart
10-Feb-19

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From: Teeton
10-Feb-19

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For the winter time I hit my local pro shop once a week, usually Wednesday nights with three other friends. 30 target 3d, two level 15 down and then 15 up.

From: White Falcon
10-Feb-19

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Chip shot.

10-Feb-19

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34 yards inside at work. If I were to shank a shot badly, my arrow would be stopped by cases of paint. That would suck.

From: Shug
10-Feb-19

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10-Feb-19

From: Inshart
11-Feb-19
I can shoot about 10 yards in my basement.

From: Treefarm
11-Feb-19
Here is a good target too. Take the plastic wrap used to wrap pallets/ boxes and stuff tightly into box and tape shut. Arrows with field tips stop well.

I want to practice daily, even if it means just picking up and shooting 5 arrows. A buddy has sent me on a mission to become the best I can at archery. Great guy.

From: CBennett
11-Feb-19

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Here’s mine.
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Here’s mine.

From: Treefarm
14-Apr-19

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New movable archery target.
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New movable archery target.
I just finished my archery the other day. Nice to shoot daily. I built the target with a 3/4” x 4’ x 6’ rubber mat as backstop. Another key, it is movable, I can pull to different locations. It works awesome.

From: Treefarm
14-Apr-19

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From: Bou'bound
14-Apr-19
Tough to beat a couple Excelsior bales with a horse mat behind them you will measure its lifespan in decades not years if kept covered when not in use

From: BTM
14-Apr-19

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Here's mine. Talk about an incentive to not miss!

From: bowbender77
14-Apr-19

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Almost 20 years and going strong. More damage from Elk than arrows.

From: AZ8
14-Apr-19
bowbender77, that scene looks familiar! Appears you’re not too far from my sister. :)

Someday I’ll be back. Mesa sucks!!!

From: Treefarm
14-Apr-19
Any ideas what to use in front/ behind rubber mat. I decided to shoot the mat today and spent 20 minutes backing arrow out. The shaft sticks to rubber like super glue. A stainless steel mesh (like fishing filet gloves) hanging would work. I thought rubber mat was good until I stuck it. I have sheets of 4” closed cell foam I could try in front of rubber but not sure it will like sunlight long term.

I sure like that target is very mobile.

From: BC
15-Apr-19

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In need of an upgrade. Summer project is to build a proper setup.

From: rallison
15-Apr-19

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Home made bags & an archery net. Everybody at my place shoot sticks. The net was for my wife when she was first learning...it holds her arrows well, but mine & my son's will punch through. Won't go far, but they're on the other side :^)

From: Elkoholic
15-Apr-19

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I shoot axis from a bowtech. Only thing that works.

From: ohiohunter
15-Apr-19
BC, ya think you can quit showing off? Defying gravity is nothing to brag about.

From: BC
15-Apr-19
Ha ha...my shooting is better than my computer skills.

From: Shaft
17-Apr-19

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Here is mine, inspired by a thread very much like this one. I second the horse stall matt. Best thing that I ever did.

From: Busta'Ribs
17-Apr-19

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From: elkstabber
17-Apr-19
Thanks Busta'Ribs! Now we're all hungry.

From: Whocares
17-Apr-19
Ah, he said backstop, not backstrap! Like yours better. Grilled perfectly! Good job.

From: Lost Arra
17-Apr-19
Any suggestions for removing arrows from those horse stall mats? I'm presently working with a come-along.

From: TrapperKayak
17-Apr-19

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Primitive all the way... :) I don't need a real backstop. ;) I don't miss, or when I do, I don't care. Nothing but woods behind it.

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