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    Homemade cardboard target

    I'm going to be making a homemade target. Prices for a nice target are high and I hate to pay that much money just to shoot it lol. I seen the idea online. I have about 36" high of cardboard boxes that I plan to compress with 2x12's on top and bottom and have threaded rods running to each 2x12 and to tighten bolts down to compress the cardboard enough to stop an arrow. If it works I will paint multiple dots to shoot at like a normal target. Hopefully it works. Il keeps everyone updated. Anyone ever tried this? If so any success?
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    i have seen it but never tried it my questions are 1) how heavy will it be 2) what happens when it gets wet

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    Yes I have thought about that too. It will be on the heavy side probably 50+ lbs. and I will just have to store it in my garage when I'm not using it so it doesn't get rained on. Ill probably be using a Dolly to move it around my yard.
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    Finished up making the target. Pretty easy to make. Stops the arrows well. It is heavy though. It's 30" high and 26" wide and 20" deep. So I put some swiveling wheels on the bottom2x12 and it rolls easy now. I painted the side I'm shooting white and then I put 3" black circles as bull eyes. Il try to get pics soon.
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    Any pics? Sounds interesting.

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