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    • skinner biscuit
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      I got tired of haybales rotting and having to replace every year.Plus their expensive to boot.Here’s what I came up with.Get four old tires with or without rims.If without, use a hole saw on a hand drill and cut a hole in the tires so water will drain out.(you don’t want a mosquito nursery) stack them up and put a block target on top.I use a Rinehart target.(I like 4 tires to get my target the height on a elk kill zone) Now you have a all weather target that will last for years.

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    • Doc Nock
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      That is the reason I asked Steve what type bales he has that last 3 years shooting a lot! 😯

      Don’t expect most people to reply on Easter Sunday though…

      I’d offer to post your pics, but then, if you puter is down, you can’t send them to me or post! Doh!

      Good luck with that and i’d like to see this set up of yours. I have an in-exaustable supply of dead tires… Be sure to show how you make those drain holes… can’t quite picture it if you lay tires flat one on top of another… 😛

    • grumpy
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      What happens when the arrow hits the tire? Bounce off? penetrate? I have a friend with a junkyard.

    • David Coulter
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      My guess is you either keep your distance when you blind bale or wear full body armor. dwc

    • skinner biscuit
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      I’ve had a few penetrate but most bounce off a few feet.Never more than four or five yards.Just like hitting a hard stump with a blunt.

    • Doc Nock
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      dwcphoto wrote: My guess is you either keep your distance when you blind bale or wear full body armor. dwc

      Looks like you win, DWC, from SB’s post… I work the bale at 5 yards or less, which would put the nock end of an arrow rebound potentially in sensitive areas of my anatomy… might cause a flinch…don’t need more hiccups in my shooting! 😀 Better stick with what I got…:roll:

    • skinner biscuit
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      Doc,ten yards is as close as I get but at five yards I can see your reluctance…..cod piece?:shock:

    • Doc Nock
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      LOL…Cod piece: boy there is an expression / term we don’t see much anymore…!!!

      I like the 5 yard cause then, even with a smaller target, I can close my eyes and totally focus on the aspects of my shot: Grip, draw, fingers on string, anchor and pull thru… without concern for hitting the backstop.

      at 10 yards, I’d probably focus on aiming more and from what i’ve been told, that rather upsets the purpose of the BLIND bale…

      and as i’ve aged, brother, all the frontal areas of my body have become “sensitive parts of mn anatomy’. 😀

    • David Coulter
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      But do you cant your cod piece?

    • Ralph
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      Hey Doc, here ya go. No problem.

    • Doc Nock
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      That’ll work R2.

      David,

      Swing low, sweet chariot… and that’s all I’m saying about THAT! 8):oops::roll:

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