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Backyard target practice #8453844 11/19/21 09:41 PM
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The 11 year old son will be getting a youth compound bow for Christmas. Can anyone recommend materials to build a backstop?

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Horse stall mats. One will stop any arrow that hits it. Put a target in front of the stall matt.


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Hay bales

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Another one is 2 or 3 pieces of carpet hanging so it can swing behind the target.

On teaching him to shoot harp on the basics and the draw for anyone shooting in the back yard draw from the bow low so it is never pointed above the backstop. The new shooter or old shooter should be able to draw the bow without sky drawing or going through gyrations.


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Hay bales


For a kid maybe but be careful , 70# draw will shoot right through a bale

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Originally Posted by kmon1
Horse stall mats. One will stop any arrow that hits it. Put a target in front of the stall matt.


What I have,. I put two steel posts in the ground. Using (2) 2x6’s ever 4ft between to screw in the stall mats. My backstop is 8x6

Depending on weather it will stop my arrows 99%. As he gets older I’d add a second stall mate to the back side of the lower 2x6


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Originally Posted by kmon1
Another one is 2 or 3 pieces of carpet hanging so it can swing behind the target.


This is what I use. Works great and it's free. It's also easier to pull the arrows out of.


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Horse stall mats stop everything from my longbow to my cross bow.


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