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    • kentdog57
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      <p style=”text-align: left;”>What type of target do you use when bear shaft tuning ?</p>

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Kent

      The good old hay bale will work fine. I prefer the ” field logic” type target ie the modern foam types. Bags full of plastic / carpet parts I didn’t care for as they didn’t show the impact positions of the arrows as well.

      Scout aka Ray

      • kentdog57
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        Thanks I’m out here in AZ so hay is hard to come by, I’ll try the field logic

    • richard roop
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      Kent;

      Where in Az. are you that hay (or straw) is hard to come by ???

      I’ll be at the Usery Park, Mesa shoot this Sunday and the Apache Bowhunters, Globe Zombie Shoot next Sat.

      • kentdog57
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        I’m in North East Mesa /202 and Val Vista

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      If there is a tractor supply nearby they ( in the past) sell a reasonably priced, very tightly packed, smaller hay bale that is just the huckleberry for a archery target —-

      Scout aka Ray

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Scout, a funny thing about those compressed bales. A buddy got a few. He shoots a selfbow with wood arrows. I’m shooting an r/d longbow with heavy front end, high foc. Dang if I have a heck of a time pulling my arrows out of those things. I even lost a head or two in the bales. Dwc

    • Stephen Graf
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      This stinking forum just ate my cool post again.  Not sure what’s happening but I’ll write a response and try to post it, and the software will then tell me I need to be logged in.  I was logged in and writing the response…

      Anyway, I wrote a really witty retort to you Dave about switching to wood arrows cause they penetrate beyond their means but don’t tear the target up.  Oh well, its lost to the ether.

      I guess I have to get in the habit of copying all my posts before trying to submit them (angry eyes emoji)…

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      David

      Yes , I have run into the same pulling of the point problem in a number of the ” tighter ” tgt mediums. I now ( mostly on my practice wood arrows ) really lay on the  hot melt leaving a little ” blob” at the end – isn’t very pretty but if seems to keep the end of the head from being grabbed by the tgt and pulled off. I also refresh the melt ( heating the head and quenching periodically – seems to mitigate this problem substantially- so far anyway

      Scout aka Ray

      PS – the tgt I have had the lest amout of the ” pull the point ” problem – especially with carbon high foc heads is the field logic ” layered” ( stacked sheets ) target .

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      • Steve, i miss your witty retort and eyeball my wood shafts now and then. I have to start over as my shafts I used for my recurve shoot far left with my longbow. I’m too cheap, but maybe next summer I’ll feel flush enough to spring for a test kit.
        Scout, I usually leave that glob of glue on my target arrows, too. It sure doesn’t seem to effect my accuracy! Dwc
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