Not sure if the peanuts would be enough density even packed tight.
Nope on the cradboard.
I am wanting something that does not go from 10# to 100# in a small summer rain shower.
Sometimes I forget to put my targets away and mostly just leave them out...
See if there are any feed manufactures around you. We have a mineral plant (For cattle, horses, etc.) and we get in 100lbs bags of rice hull. Those bags are the same as the target bags, literally. We stuff one full of the same bag and then run it through the sewing machine and bam... Instant target.
The ones we dont use just get burned and I bet youll find the same thing about other feed mills. You could also check with farmers. A lot of times old bags are like bailing wire, its everywhere and people are dieing to get rid of it.
We have used the Walmart plartic bags in our target for 2 years eventually it just didnt work but it got a couple extra years outa the target we packed em in real tight worked real good with arrow removal to just had to shove the bag back in after you remove the arrow.
The plastic VTBowman (Shawn) is refering to is the white plastic wrap that you see round bails wrapped in,,,,,or it's used to pack haylage or silage into.....You know the bails Im talking about they look like giant marshmellows all over the hay field as my wife likes to call them......
This platic wrap is very durable but yet very pliable for packing tightly into bag targets or grain bags......Heck it's free to me and him why not try it ....
I have hear plastic grocery bags would work if packed tight enough.
Anyone use them for a bag target?
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I have a Morrell Super Super stuffed with them and some shrink wrap that I brought home from work. I am shooting 280 fps and producing 70 lb. of KE and it has no problems stopping my arrows with field tips
Shrink wrap works great.I get it at work when my workers take it off pallets of product and it will definitely stop an arrow.If you have none where you work-stop at WalMart's receiving dock and ask for the stuff they took off skids.
I had thought of getting a box of those new garbage bags that resist puncturing. I think Jacky Chan did a commercial for them. LOL
My thoughts were to stuff about 1/2 of then with some sort of other type of plastic, like the grocery bags I already have, then stuff those into a few of the new garbage bags, then those into a few more new bags, until they are all in one of the new bags.
Kinda a pyrimid scheme.
Then stuff the lot into a burlap bag.
I am thinking it will give you a layered effect instead of just crumpling 15 boxs of these which could be quite expensive to buy.
Luke tellls me these new bags cost just under $5 for 20. If stuffed and restuffed into each other like I explained. It could be a cheap target...
I may try this too.
Just wondering how puncture resistant these really are....
I wasnt even thinking! What about using hay? We shot round bales (from the side) when I was a kid. Ive even used square bales as a back stop!
Square bales around here are going for roughly $2.50 for a 50-80lb bale. You could probably buy one bale, bust it open and hand pack the bag! It would be a little heavy but I bet it would put a stop on the arrow!