Introduction: $1 Archery Target!!
Here is an easy and effective way for almost anyone to have a target for archery, regardless of where you live!
Please keep in mind that this target is only intended for field point shooting. Also, PLEASE SHOOT RESPONSIBLY!!! You'd think that one wouldn't have to say things like that but common sense ain't all that common, ya know?
Step 1: Materials
Here is what you need for the target:
1- Burlap bag. I found mine at a feed store (Atwoods)
2-Binding. I was going to use paracord guts but I couldn't find a needle big enough for it, so I used thin gauge wire
3-Shrink wrap. You're gonna need a lot, I used half of a stuffed 65(ish) gallon rubbish bag.
4- Cardboard and spray paint (optional). I cut some rings out of cardboard to make a target and then spray painted it onto the bag
Step 2: Spray the Target!!! (optional)
Cut your bullseye design out of the cardboard and spray paint it onto the bag. I sprayed it before i filled the bag so that it looked clean and stayed the right shape. Easy peasy
Step 3: Stuff That Sucka
Cram the bag full of shrink wrap! try to make it uniformly full and be sure to stuff it like crazy! it will look like you won't need a lot of it, but it can hold a lot of shrink wrap. Mold and strategically stuff the wrap as you go so that the bag isn't lumpy. The more shrink wrap you can shove in there without ripping the bag, the more effective it will be.
Step 4: Time to Be a Surgeon
Time to sew up the bag. I doubled up the burlap so that it would hold up to a lot more abuse. I try to keep the stitches approximately 2 inches apart, but it's all up to you.
After you're done stitching up the bag, you can thump and mold your bag to make it nice and pretty.
Step 5: You're Done!
Look at that, you're done! it took me about 10 minutes to stuff and sew up the bag, and I left it alone for about 3 hours prior to stuffing to let the paint dry.
I shoot a Mathews Black Max 2 drawing at about 58-60 pounds, and I shoot both 28 and 30 inch arrows (pretty much whatever is cheapest. I like aluminum because they're fixable if you miss and ding the arrow :p) The arrows didn't penetrate the back of the bag, but I should have packed it a little more.
There you go! Hope you enjoyed the inscructable and happy (and more importantly safe) shooting!!!