I don't know if any of you guys have the same problem keeping good targets around like I do or not but I like to have one target that I can shoot broadheads at so I can see how they fly with my field points. My problem is I'm lucky if I can get them to last a year before they are shot to pieces and a good broadhead target is expensive. Awhile back there was a post one here with a link to a video where a guy built a sandbox to shoot in. I thought that looked like the way to go. So here's my version. I have right at $80 total in this thing with the sand and everything. That's about the price of a good broadhead target and I'm hoping it lasts five or six times as long at least.
Nice Bro! I like it and I'd consider building one myself. I get lots of snow and rain here in NE Ohio. How do you combat sand loss from snowmelt and rain? I assume you have to keep the sand moist to get it to stand/form up like that? I'd bet a 10 inch piece of 3/4 plywood with an open slot to slide in between shooting would hold most of it in.
My problem with putting a board across the front is that I'd end up hitting it all the time and ruining my arrows. I'm toying with the idea of building a simple roof over it to help keep the rain off and make it last longer. I'm afraid though that it would tend to make it always be in a shadow then so I'll have to see once. Thanks for the comments. If you are thinking about building one go for it it's not that hard and it works great.
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