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#1124274 - 01/11/09 08:04 PM Practicing in the back yard
UTGrad
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I have a 6' wood fenced in back yard. If I put one of those block targets up and miss, will the field point go through the fence?
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#1124285 - 01/11/09 08:08 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: UTGrad]
jimbobfish
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Prob not but will not be good on the arrow. Are there any gaps in the fence boards?
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#1124286 - 01/11/09 08:08 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: UTGrad]
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if there are house around you dont do it. go to a open field somewhere or a indoor archery range. it would be bad news for you if you hit somebody.
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#1124323 - 01/11/09 08:21 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: oakclimber]
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No it won't. Best option is dont miss \:D
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#1124402 - 01/11/09 08:48 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: Buckblaster]
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I've got a spot in the neighborhhod that is common area. Gives me alot of room to practice.
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#1124435 - 01/11/09 09:04 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: UTGrad]
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Always make sure you have a safe backstop when you practice .
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#1124538 - 01/11/09 10:19 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: Radar]
plinker22
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
Always make sure you have a safe backstop when you practice .


Good advice. I have two porches on my house, both are high off the ground. This allows me to practice where my arrows will hit into the ground if I miss my target. Works really good for me.

I never shoot if anyone is out in their yards. Just common courtesy. If shooting from the ground, I use my father-in-laws garage as a backstop. It only has three holes in it!
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#1124541 - 01/11/09 10:22 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: plinker22]
TheAirMan
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I need some kind of backstop. If I miss, unless its ridiculously low, my arrow is going in a brier thicket and aint coming back.
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#1125026 - 01/12/09 09:47 AM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: UTGrad]
eddie c
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
I have a 6' wood fenced in back yard. If I put one of those block targets up and miss, will the field point go through the fence?


Yes it will. my longbow will bury halfway to the fletching on a shot inside 15 yds. and you still have the space between the panels.
a compound has more punch.
I have a 3/4 sheet of plywood behind my block target

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#1125101 - 01/12/09 10:18 AM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: eddie c]
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Part of my backyard is fenced with 3' slat fence. I shot an Axis arrow through the fence and it buried.
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