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The best way to use horse stall mats is to suspend them so they can move when hit.  The arrow many times just falls to the ground on lighter bows and it reduces penetration from faster bows.  Pulling it tight like that will cause the arrow to penetrate farther.

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6 hours ago, kcohunter said:

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Ringtail is one of our fine lady members, if I'm not mistaken.

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11 hours ago, beaverman said:

The best way to use horse stall mats is to suspend them so they can move when hit.  The arrow many times just falls to the ground on lighter bows and it reduces penetration from faster bows.  Pulling it tight like that will cause the arrow to penetrate farther.

Good technical info on the project

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I use those mats for a backstop too.  Mine are free hanging from the top beam...no 2x4s to hit.  It works great for vertical bows, but a crossbow bolt goes right through it.

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22 hours ago, Ringtail said:

The backstop itself is a 3/4” rubber horse stall mat I picked up from tractor supply for $45.

At first glance I thought it was a giant sheet of diamond plate steel.  :rofl:

Great idea Ringtail and very nicely constructed.  :up::up:  

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