Introduction: Cheap Diy Archery Target

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For the beginner archery it can be overwhelming how expensive everything is. My wife and I are poor college students so I decided to try to make a target myself so I can save a few bucks.

Step 1: What You Will Need and Cost

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1. animal bedding chips $7 at Cal Ranch
2. burlap sack $1.50 at Cal Ranch
3. milk jug lid $free fifty
4. any heavy string or cordage lying around the house I used hemp decorating string because my wife had some.

Step 2: Put Your Filling in the Bag

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Really I imagine you could use quite a few different things for filling. Even a bag of potting soil but that might be hard on your arrow points. Newspaper crumpled up would work but it would take a lot to make it dense.

Step 3: String Needle

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I didn't have a needle to use with thicker string so I made this. just make a pointy shape with a hole in it and viola, you've got a needle that'll work with burlap.

Step 4: Sewing the End of the Bag

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You don't have to be a pro to sew burlap just about any stitch will do. I just go through from one side to another. No idea what kind of stitch this is but it works.

Step 5: Your Done and It Cost Less Than 10 Bucks! Woot Woot!

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have fun and make sure to have something behind the target if you are shooting with a high poundage bow. I have a 60 pound compound but I made a few pvc bows for fun to shoot with my wife. Thanks to BackyardBowyer on youtube!

Comments

amberrayh (author)2015-04-14

Good job making that needle out of plastic. I hope we see more from you on Instructables in the future!

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