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    Broadhead target

    Currently have a wool fadge filled with silage wrap for my bow target that works great when shooting field tips, but with broadheads on is no good. I do like to shoot the odd Broadhead before a hunt etc to make sure things are flying well. What does everyone use to shoot the odd arrow with Broadhead on into? Thanks
    Bow is a 70lb Mathews reezen

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    O there is actually bow hunters down here lol

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    I found baleage bails good , round bails of hay not so much arrow sometimes went a lil to far in but the baleage worked good even for broad heads I got my hands on 30 mini bales ..was good while it lasted , @Padox has probabley got a bunch go shoot them up
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    woodleys in geraldine make mini balage bales.....there is probably someone up your way who does it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backsteaks View Post
    Currently have a wool fadge filled with silage wrap for my bow target that works great when shooting field tips, but with broadheads on is no good. I do like to shoot the odd Broadhead before a hunt etc to make sure things are flying well. What does everyone use to shoot the odd arrow with Broadhead on into? Thanks
    Bow is a 70lb Mathews reezen
    Purchase a non blemish 18 n 1 foam target by Reinhart and it will solve all your dilemmas ..you smash that out in a year they will replace for free ..I have never been able to get a free one ..
    It will last you an eternity if you only choose to shoot broadheads before a hunt to see if things are on point ..
    The one and only if the needs are simple a purchase you won’t regret
    P.s 18 n 1 target with blemishes from Archery direct are cheaper with no warranty so no possible replacement..
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    as anyone tried a foam mattress ?? reason I ask is the 2'' thick one I have doubled over as backstop sure stops field points well.
    back in another life I used to pick up polystyrene sheets from factory in CHCH.....it came in big blocks and was cut into sheets with hot wire.....now one of them big blocks would be just the ducks nuts....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    as anyone tried a foam mattress ?? reason I ask is the 2'' thick one I have doubled over as backstop sure stops field points well.
    back in another life I used to pick up polystyrene sheets from factory in CHCH.....it came in big blocks and was cut into sheets with hot wire.....now one of them big blocks would be just the ducks nuts....
    Mates trucking outfit moves heaps of poly round the country md
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    I went to Para rubber and got a selection of high density foam "off cuts" and packed them into a banana box. The trick was to make it thick enough for the broadheads to go right through but the vanes not to enter the box, that way I could unscrew the broad heads to pull the arrow back out the way it went in. A bit of dicking around but a cheap alternative if you are just checking zero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    as anyone tried a foam mattress ?? reason I ask is the 2'' thick one I have doubled over as backstop sure stops field points well.
    back in another life I used to pick up polystyrene sheets from factory in CHCH.....it came in big blocks and was cut into sheets with hot wire.....now one of them big blocks would be just the ducks nuts....
    Broadheads go through polystyrene like the proverbial hot knife and it doesn't "heal".
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    I reckon if you got a wool pack & pressed it tight in a wool press stuffed with carpet underlay or something similar that should work pretty good .
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    Very few and far in between Padox. I’m merely a rifle hunter trying to get rid of my commitment issues and leave the rifle at home haha

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    Thanks very much everyone. Some bloody good ideas there I hadn’t thought of! Shooting into a Bale of bailage sounds like a pretty good cost effective way to check zero with broadheads to me.

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    I don't know how much for the self healing broad head targets, but you could probably buy a bale of wool for less at the moment. If you keep it dry it may well appreciate in value if we can get people using wool again. A bale of wool is a lot lighter than silage wrap, or silage, so easier to move around.
    It just happens that I a few bales of wool if anyone is interested.
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    A full bale of wool is 195 kg and to full 1 up so pack is tight is over 100kg

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    With this health and safety era, you get penalised if bales are over 180 kg. A bale of silage wrap is in excess of 250 kg, and a bale of silage 450-500 kg.
    Overkill is still dead.

 

 

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