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Horse Stall Mat Backstop Question
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Contributors to this thread:
woodguy65 25-Aug-19
woodguy65 25-Aug-19
midwest 25-Aug-19
Two Feathers 25-Aug-19
Scooter 25-Aug-19
Scooter 25-Aug-19
Percy 25-Aug-19
SBH 25-Aug-19
Russell 25-Aug-19
JTreeman 25-Aug-19
cnelk 25-Aug-19
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LINK 25-Aug-19
Aspen Ghost 25-Aug-19
LINK 25-Aug-19
40 yard 25-Aug-19
butcherboy 25-Aug-19
elkmtngear 25-Aug-19
'Ike' (Phone) 25-Aug-19
Russell 25-Aug-19
Gator 25-Aug-19
WapitiBob 25-Aug-19
butcherboy 25-Aug-19
Russell 25-Aug-19
woodguy65 25-Aug-19
BOHUNTER09 25-Aug-19
butcherboy 25-Aug-19
Don K 25-Aug-19
Mule Power 26-Aug-19
TD 26-Aug-19
Habitat 26-Aug-19
elkmtngear 26-Aug-19
From: woodguy65
25-Aug-19
I was thinking of making one of these for a backstop. But the more I read and look at video's it appears like it is darn near impossible to get your arrow out from the rubber if you do miss. I know I have seen them on here before - whats your experience with them?

From: woodguy65
25-Aug-19

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Something like this...

From: midwest
25-Aug-19
I think you want it to hang so it can swing completely free. Like use chains at 2 corners so it will absorb the impact better and reduce penetration. If I were to use that frame you posted, I would have my target on the opposite side.

I haven't set one up yet so this is just my theory.

From: Two Feathers
25-Aug-19

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Check the link.

From: Scooter
25-Aug-19
I have one, built almost identical to Woodguy’s.....Have it now setup outside almost 4 or 5 yrs....No issues at all....Arrow removal ain’t all that bad....And it is a great confidence booster....Don’t have to be overly concerned about misses, and busting or losing a $10.00 arrow.....Love it....

From: Scooter
25-Aug-19
Oh, by the way, just FYI, it isn’t used to pin targets on, only a Backstop...I place my 3 D and or swinging bag target in front of it....

From: Percy
25-Aug-19
I've used one for several years. Best way I have found to remove arrows is to put a few drops of oil (cooking oil) on the shaft and use a rubber glove or arrow gripper to pull the arrow out. Percy

From: SBH
25-Aug-19
Its a two man job to wrassle those things vertical eh!

From: Russell
25-Aug-19
My backstop target is made of these. If my arrow goes all the way through the back stop, I simply use a hammer to knock it out. Works like a champ.

From: JTreeman
25-Aug-19
I have one as a backstop behind my targets. As Midwest said, it is important to allow it to swing. Fortunately have not put all that many arrows through it, but the ones I did I found pretty easy to remove. Heck probably easier than some 3D targets I have shot!

And as SBH said they are kinda a bugger to get hung up. Mine is actually the other direction than the pic you posted, more portrait than landscape if you will, and I got it up by myself, but I bet it was a sight to see ;)

—Jim

From: cnelk
25-Aug-19

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My woodpile is my backstop for my target.

25-Aug-19
Place your mat 6-8 inches behind your target butt so it can swing freely.

25-Aug-19
Place your mat 6-8 inches behind your target butt and hang it high enough so it can swing freely.

From: LINK
25-Aug-19

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Shot an arrow out of an untuned bow through mine and the shop wall at the same time. I had to remove the collar and practice tip to get it back through the sheet metal. The horse mat was no problem, it’s supposed to be for the kids. ;)

From: Aspen Ghost
25-Aug-19
Cory, Do you lock that door before shooting?

From: LINK
25-Aug-19
Yes it stays locked. It’s the back door to my shop and rarely gets used.

From: 40 yard
25-Aug-19
If I have one get stuck in the mat all I do is go on the back side and spray the point end of the arrow with silicone spray and pull it back out. Also spray the point end of the arrows every so often, makes them easy to pull out of regular targets

From: butcherboy
25-Aug-19
To Bjarvis86,

You need to think about what he is actually saying on how he taps on his arrow to get it out of the mat before you call someone an idiot. It just makes you look like the idiot. Seriously, think about it first.

From: elkmtngear
25-Aug-19
Arrow lube helps. Personally, I have to get down on my knees with my back to the mat, and pull with both hands sometimes.

It's just one of my backstops on my range. Fortunately, I rarely miss the 3D target in front of it!

25-Aug-19
I know the ones in out old bow shop, didn’t like to let go of your arrow if you missed...Like Jeff said, it took some muscle to get ‘em loose...

From: Russell
25-Aug-19

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You might be correct if I shot wimpy arrows, however that's not the case.

From: Gator
25-Aug-19

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Built this several years ago. A little tough pulling arrows but patients works every time. Sometimes pushing from the back side helps.

From: WapitiBob
25-Aug-19
Two layers of hanging heavy duty visqueen; we've been using that for stadium 3d's for a few years now.

From: butcherboy
25-Aug-19
Wow, are you really that stupid? Again, think about it first before popping off. If you still can’t figure it out I’ll be more than happy to educate you.

As far as experience goes, I’ve been shooting a bow since I was 6 years old. I’m 42 now. Do the math or do you need help with that too?

From: Russell
25-Aug-19
I started hammering on arrows in the early 60s before switching the nails.

Believe it or not I know a little something about archery, and killing animals with sharp sticks.

You might want to grow up, and learn some tact before you start name calling.

From: woodguy65
25-Aug-19
Gator that is a pretty cool set up!

From: BOHUNTER09
25-Aug-19
My arrow always goes through the mat. I don’t shoot a heavy set up. Maybe my mat is not as heavy

From: butcherboy
25-Aug-19
Russell, maybe we should just quit while we are ahead. I’ve come to the conclusion that explaining it to him isn’t going to work.

From: Don K
25-Aug-19
Deerslayer your spot on this isn't what bowsite is about.

Woodguy I see your from Illinois not sure where your at but I'm in N Illinois and can get you some conveyor belt that works great . If your interested shoot me a P.M.

From: Mule Power
26-Aug-19
The modern stucco material you see on the exterior of houses is called Dryvit. Before it is applied a layer of high density foam is attached. It comes in various thicknesses. I have blocks 4 feet high, 20 inches wide, and 18 inches thicks. 3 or 4 make a really nice back stop. Stops arrows dead but not that hard to pull them back out of.

From: TD
26-Aug-19
I don't know what's harder, pulling arras out of the stall mat backstop or 200lb of blob target..... Broadheads are actually easier than FPs out of the blob, especially if the spot is "broken in" a bit.

Broadheads out of the stall mat..... not so much.....

From: Habitat
26-Aug-19
If you put mat 6-8 inches behind target don't you have issues as my arrows go further than that through a block target

From: elkmtngear
26-Aug-19
"Maybe my mat is not as heavy"

It was all I could do to hang the one up that I have (4 x 8 Feet). Heavy is an understatement...it's like Filet of Truck Tire!

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