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I live in a subdivision and I just figured out a safe way to set up an archery target in my back yard. Should I just get a bulls-eye deadstop or an animal (deer?) 3D?
 

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Not sure what you are looking to spend on a target but there are many choices out there. I would think a larger target might be the safest being you are in a subdivision. I just bought a Rinehart 18-1 and they are a fairly small target but seem to work good. If the "bulls-eye deadstop" target is a bag target like I am thinking I would probably suggest that if you are decided on either that or the 3D deer target. The Block targets are supposed to be good also. Might have to worry about a 3D deer target getting stolen and with a bag or a block you can easily carry it back to the house.
 

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If your doing a lot of shooting,I'd go with a bag target or block,it will last a lot longer than a 3-d target.if you keep the target out of the elements ,it will last a lot longer.
 

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Once when I lived and shot back yard archery in an urban setting. I obtained some heavy duty roofing insulation from a construction site with permission from the contractor who was putting it in the dumpster.

It was 4X8 sheets I taped two together for a very large target and used mister ugh stickers for the bull eyes when target shooting and tuning. I used burlap deer targets to simulate hunting.

I used additional 4X8 sheets as sides and a top...because I had that many.

My friends and I shot this target for two years and rotated the top and sides for the next target.

It held up well in the weather.

I also shot broadheads through it and screwed them off on the backside so I did not have to pull them back through the target...ruin the removable blades and increase the size of the whole in the insulation.

One needs a good back stop behind the target in addition to the insulation and one must be certain the insulation is sufficient to stop the arrows.

I have several targets in my now rural setting and I use a Rinehart's 18-1 target to check my broad heads when I travel, but I use the heavy insulation in my back yards to shoot my broad heads the rest of the year.
 

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Thanks guys. I went to the local outdoors store and was shocked at the price of back stops. Anywhere from $99 to $120 and higher. I decided to just use the old Dead Stop I had in the trunk of my car and hang it from a sheet of half inch plywood.
 

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Your development lets you shoot in your backyard?!! Wow you are one lucky fella. Mine wont, It says in our HOA rules that no firearms or devices that shoot a projectile are permitted to be to be discharged on the premisis. I wanted to shoot my crossbow in my backyard and caught all kinds of greif. Stupid HOA's
 

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i shoot down my driveway into my garage couple of straw bails and a couple old blankets with home made cardboard cutouts of different game never had a problem shooting newer fast bows. (one word from expeience dont let someone shoot that is new to bows or your kids power wheel get a battery shot and leak all the acid out ruining the truck)
 
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