Back stop advice needed!!

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by marvtommo, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. marvtommo

    marvtommo New Member

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    Hi Everyone,<br>Im doing a fair bit of shooting at the weekends and there is currently no backstop behind all of our targets. Missing is not a problem as the ammo just goes into bushes with no harm. We are using a variety of airguns, crossbows, and catapults. Basically i dont want to keep buying steel balls, M10 nuts and crossbow bolts. We've got a good supply of ply wood but if the ammunition hits it just bounces off and gets lost in the undergrowth. <br><br>Need to make a large area behind with some sort of net or way of reclaiming shot ammunition which can withstand the weather and be a semi permanent fixture also as in expensive as possible!!<br>Any thoughts or ideas would be happily received!
     
  2. dayday059

    dayday059 New Member

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    You should bulid something like this. You can more of these on the internet. This one isnt mine but everyone makes there own changes and improvements. Hope I helped.<br><br><img src="https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWGhiugi2-ahHLjYLN8e7HEr0qvoWBOlCUiVmR9dWHaXTdtEhj1Q" border="0" alt=""><br><br>By the way that is called a catchbox. ( this one isnt myne )
     

  3. marvtommo

    marvtommo New Member

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    [​IMG]<br>Its for the main area behind the target so needs to be a big size.
     
  4. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    To cover a large area, just hang a tarpaulin up, you can 'curve' the bottom to catch your ammo - this only works for slingshots, air weapons, bows and crossbows will rip through it!<br>- here's some crossbow targets I've made:<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6VHgurPUPQ" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6VHgurPUPQ</a><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE6XKM7mHIE" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE6XKM7mHIE</a><br>- and in this clip (when I first got back into slingshots!) there's my homemade slingshot trap/target:<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EICVSvbr01Q" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EICVSvbr01Q</a><br>Good luck!
     
  5. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    You can also get archery 'netting' but it won't stand up to crossbow bolts & air weapon pellets. It'll be OK for regular archery (not compound bows though) and slingshots<br>My advice would be have one area for slingshots, with an ammo trap or 'sheet' (tarpaulin, all weather) another area for crossbows, and the last, an area for air weapons
     
  6. dayday059

    dayday059 New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>marvtommo wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">[​IMG]<br>Its for the main area behind the target so needs to be a big size.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>As I just barely noticed you have a close line hanging over most of your targets. If you hang a few old sheets on the cloths line. When the ammo hits the sheet, it will just fall. Then you can just pick them up off the ground, Instead of attempting to find them in the this brush behind your targets. I advise to get rid of the boards because the ammo will ricochet off somewhere. You should just hang cans on the cloths line and then if you miss them it will hit the sheet.</span>
     
  7. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>dayday059 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <br><br>As I just barely noticed you have a close line hanging over most of your targets. If you hang a few old sheets on the cloths line. When the ammo hits the sheet, it will just fall. Then you can just pick them up off the ground, Instead of attempting to find them in the this brush behind your targets. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Yep, that's how I'd do it. Old sheets, a tarp, even a couple old wool army blankets from ebay would work. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"></span>