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FIBERBOARD SHEATHING TARGETS

Post by Stepnoutnb » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:24 am

Back in the 80’s (feeling old with those first words) for a couple of years I belonged to an archery club. We used fiberboard sheathing for targets. If I remember correctly the sheathing was cut in about 8 inch by 4 foot. The strips were stacked to make a target/backstop 4 foot by 4 foot. Two threaded rods were placed through drilled holes on both sides. We placed a 2 by 4 on the top and bottom over the threaded rods placing nuts and washers on the rods to compress the whole thing. At that time there was no bow/arrow combination that this backstop wouldn’t stop.
I remember even when these stayed at the outside range and got wet they lasted for maybe a year. Obviously We would hang targets, balloons etc in different locations, not to wear anyone spot too much.
Has anyone else seen/used these? Another question would a loose hanging blanket stop a FIELD POINT from a Micro 355 similar to archery netting? Will archery netting stop a FIELD POINT from the micro 355
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Re: FIBERBOARD SHEATHING TARGETS

Post by paulaboutform » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:39 pm

I still have a donacona target that you've described...but mine is 12" deep, made with steel tubing and runs vertically. I've used these for years but now I only use mine as a safety backstop. I don't recommend building a new one simply because they're such a pain in the backside. You have to lubricate every arrow for every shot into it or there's an 1/8" of target melted to your arrow. They make a horrible mess when they need replacement. I seriously suggest looking at some of the bag targets already mentioned.

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Re: FIBERBOARD SHEATHING TARGETS

Post by Stepnoutnb » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:13 pm

paulaboutform wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:39 pm
I still have a donacona target that you've described...but mine is 12" deep, made with steel tubing and runs vertically. I've used these for years but now I only use mine as a safety backstop. I don't recommend building a new one simply because they're such a pain in the backside. You have to lubricate every arrow for every shot into it or there's an 1/8" of target melted to your arrow. They make a horrible mess when they need replacement. I seriously suggest looking at some of the bag targets already mentioned.

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Not sure we are talking about the same thing. The product we used was mod like compressed cardboard dust with a bit of tar waterproof coating on the outside. A bit of tar would get on the aluminum arrows but wipe off with Garson. Not sure if carbon bolts would be ok. I would be using it mor as a backstop

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Re: FIBERBOARD SHEATHING TARGETS

Post by Quintehunter » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:38 pm

The targets you're describing are made with tentest. It's a fibreboard type of sheathing that you could buy in natural or black in colour. The black was actually a tar coating on the board and isn't recommennded for using to make targets.

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Re: FIBERBOARD SHEATHING TARGETS

Post by Stepnoutnb » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:39 pm

Quintehunter wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:38 pm
The targets you're describing are made with tentest. It's a fibreboard type of sheathing that you could buy in natural or black in colour. The black was actually a tar coating on the board and isn't recommennded for using to make targets.
Yes I agree the tar would sometimes get on our aluminum arrows. We just used paint thinner or Garson to clean the arrows. I would think the tar would ruin carbon arrows/bolts. I don’t know if the make that tented any longer. I was thinking of just using it as a backstop for my bulldog target I ordered, not here yet

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Re: FIBERBOARD SHEATHING TARGETS

Post by janesy » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:20 pm

They still make tentest. Only people that buy it are the local gun clubs.
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Re: FIBERBOARD SHEATHING TARGETS

Post by nchunter » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:54 pm

In our archery club we made the backstop as you describe, but laid up strips of carpet and compressed those. Much better I think than the stuff you’re talking about.

But as others have mentioned, disposal is a PITA once it’s reached the end of its useful life.

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Re: FIBERBOARD SHEATHING TARGETS

Post by Czy_Horse » Sun May 12, 2019 11:14 am

I still think the 'Garbage Can' full of rags has been my best home made archery target. It's been sitting outside for almost 3 years now. If Arrows start getting close to flights in depth, pick Can up swish the Can in a circular motion to redistribute rags. When your done shooting stand it up and put the lid on it. Throw in a box of 'mothballs' during construction to help keep bugs out. Tying the lid to the handles keeps the wind from blowing off lid on the way to Boo Fest. :thumbup:

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Recently made a new rifle target, I use tentest as a backing to pin my paper targets to. Approx. 500 rounds at this piece of tentest. A combination of 22lr, 9mm, 357Mag, 44Mag.

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Added the gong as an after thought, but I think the shrapnel will cut the legs off. :lol:
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Re: FIBERBOARD SHEATHING TARGETS

Post by Montana Mark » Sun May 12, 2019 11:44 am

My target is holding up really well. I shoot almost every day. I put my bag target tightly in a stiff cardboard box and slid welcome mats on each side. I filled the voids with spray foam. I wrapped it with black duct tape and put 2” squares of silver duct tape on all sides for bullseyes. I left the bag target handle sticking out the top. When it gets shot up, I wrap more black duct tape and place more silver squares. When it gets mushy, I shoot more spray foam into the holes and wrap it again. It’s very heavy and solid and I think it is going to last a long time. The duct tape makes my arrows sticky but it’s easy to clean off with “goo gone”.
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Re: FIBERBOARD SHEATHING TARGETS

Post by Stepnoutnb » Mon May 13, 2019 7:47 am

Czy_Horse wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 11:14 am
I still think the 'Garbage Can' full of rags has been my best home made archery target. It's been sitting outside for almost 3 years now. If Arrows start getting close to flights in depth, pick Can up swish the Can in a circular motion to redistribute rags. When your done shooting stand it up and put the lid on it. Throw in a box of 'mothballs' during construction to help keep bugs out. Tying the lid to the handles keeps the wind from blowing off lid on the way to Boo Fest. :thumbup:

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Recently made a new rifle target, I use tentest as a backing to pin my paper targets to. Approx. 500 rounds at this piece of tentest. A combination of 22lr, 9mm, 357Mag, 44Mag.

Image

Added the gong as an after thought, but I think the shrapnel will cut the legs off. :lol:
Love the garbage can target!

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