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Best "Large" outdoor archery target

Gator

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As the title suggest, I'm looking for a large outdoor target. I'm wanting to build a movable cart with a roof and everything for a target, idea is to be able to tow the target to whatever distance I might want to shoot with golf cart. I have plenty of 3D animals and a block but want something for long range. Currently looking at the Morrell bags (the largest that I've found thus far at 30x29) but also looking at BigShot at 26x26. Liking the BigShot a lot at this point. Just looking for others feedback..
 

131north

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I don't have any experience with these, but having done some research on this myself, a couple that caught my eye were Bulldog Archery Targets (out of Canada) and Big Boy Archery Targets in my home state of Michigan. You might do some looking around and find someone like Big Boy Archery within pickup distance of where you are...
 

Blinginpse

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Morrell archery range bag is ya best bet and stuff it full of old yardsale clothes and blankets and such. Just cut all.sippers and buttons out if you use jeans. Frame it in put ya an eye bolt in it and some wheels and you ready to roll

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cedar paul

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I have been using the large Morrell outdoor range target and yearly buy a replacement outer bag covering. I take it down jump on it as rew times and it's ready to go for another year.
 

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Poly and shrink wrap won’t absorb water and get heavy and mold like old clothes. The clothes are ok for indoor targets but I wouldn’t make one for outdoor use. You still need a good broadhead target but building one like the one I linked to can be altered to as big a size as you would like.
 

Blinginpse

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Poly and shrink wrap won’t absorb water and get heavy and mold like old clothes. The clothes are ok for indoor targets but I wouldn’t make one for outdoor use. You still need a good broadhead target but building one like the one I linked to can be altered to as big a size as you would like.
Never thought of that shrink wrap

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Blob target all day. Had mine over 4 years and I have YEARS left on the first side, the other side is still as new as the way I bought it and I shoot BH’s often.

longest lasting large durable target money can buy.
 

Homebrew454

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Any plastic stuffed tight enough works, just a pain to get enough and also hard to pack it tight enough. Grocery store bags etc.
My cousin and I built two. They work great but if he didn't work at a cheese factory and have access to the shrink wrap I would probably still be shooting my block.

I had to climb a ladder to get inside and pound down the material. I put plywood over the cloth target to help keep the plastic from being pushed out. 2 years strong with no pass throughs.

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eastchannel

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Any plastic stuffed tight enough works, just a pain to get enough and also hard to pack it tight enough. Grocery store bags etc.
I use a trash compactor to pack the shrink wrap & put it in a 50 lb dog food bag. Leave outside, lasts for years & you just replace the bag every year or so.
 

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I use a trash compactor to pack the shrink wrap & put it in a 50 lb dog food bag. Leave outside, lasts for years & you just replace the bag every year or so.
That's a good idea if you have access to one. Dog food bag is what I used to use as well.
 

Apex7

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I have a 4 foot by 4 foot block target in my back yard that I got used from are sportman club cheap. Had it about 10 years and still looks good . I keep it covered when I'm not using it.
 

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Here's what I did.

Get 2 of these.


Then tell everyone you know to bring all their plastic bags to you. I got walmart, feed bags, pellet stove bags, etc. Use plastic or it'll stink and get bugs.

Collect a huge number of these. I'd say 50 lbs.

Pack these bags into black plastic construction bags or thick heftys. Push down to remove air and tie with zip ties.

Arrange inside first large white bag. Then stuff all spaces between them with more bags. Stuff it down as hard as you can.

Put the second large white bag over this upside down to nest them. Then "sew" all the way around with zip ties to hold them together.

This target has 6 sides to shoot, was practically free, stops a speed bow easy, and has taken 1,000s of shots.

The downsides are: 1. no broadheads and 2. my little orange target sticks pop off (polypro is slick), so you have to put duct tape on the target and then put sticks on that.
 

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I have a 4 foot by 4 foot block target in my back yard that I got used from are sportman club cheap. Had it about 10 years and still looks good . I keep it covered when I'm not using it.
Do you know the brand?
 

Gator

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Here's what I did.

Get 2 of these.


Then tell everyone you know to bring all their plastic bags to you. I got walmart, feed bags, pellet stove bags, etc. Use plastic or it'll stink and get bugs.

Collect a huge number of these. I'd say 50 lbs.

Pack these bags into black plastic construction bags or thick heftys. Push down to remove air and tie with zip ties.

Arrange inside first large white bag. Then stuff all spaces between them with more bags. Stuff it down as hard as you can.

Put the second large white bag over this upside down to nest them. Then "sew" all the way around with zip ties to hold them together.

This target has 6 sides to shoot, was practically free, stops a speed bow easy, and has taken 1,000s of shots.

The downsides are: 1. no broadheads and 2. my little orange target sticks pop off (polypro is slick), so you have to put duct tape on the target and then put sticks on that.
Yeah I've done that in the past and they do work great. The problem is getting enough plastic. Last time I tried, I gave up after months of collecting plastic. If you have access to some factory/store/etc that has large amounts of plastic they will give away, it's definitely the way to go.
 

raisins

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Yeah I've done that in the past and they do work great. The problem is getting enough plastic. Last time I tried, I gave up after months of collecting plastic. If you have access to some factory/store/etc that has large amounts of plastic they will give away, it's definitely the way to go.
Farmers usually have tons of empty feed bags. Most of my target is feed bags and pellet bags for a pellet stove. It took me around 2 months to get enough.
 

TNbowhunter

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Yeah I've done that in the past and they do work great. The problem is getting enough plastic. Last time I tried, I gave up after months of collecting plastic. If you have access to some factory/store/etc that has large amounts of plastic they will give away, it's definitely the way to go.
I've heard stores that receive pallet shipments wrapped in what is essentially cellophane are the best bet, as they have tons of that stuff laying around.
 

131north

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Yeah I've done that in the past and they do work great. The problem is getting enough plastic. Last time I tried, I gave up after months of collecting plastic. If you have access to some factory/store/etc that has large amounts of plastic they will give away, it's definitely the way to go.
Timing would be everything. Hit up a place that stores boats and collect all that blue boat wrap in the spring!
 
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