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Author Topic: REVITALIZE YOUR DECOY VITALS  (Read 866 times)

Offline Foss1lHunter

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REVITALIZE YOUR DECOY VITALS
« on: June 28, 2015, 10:12:35 AM »
I saw this and passing it on to extend your targets life before retiring them to the rubbish can.

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Re: REVITALIZE YOUR DECOY VITALS
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2015, 02:39:06 PM »
I've used that before to fill wholes. I wonder how long it will last. it's kinda brittle
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Re: REVITALIZE YOUR DECOY VITALS
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2015, 03:07:41 PM »
Cool!! Thx for the info!! ##$%#1119
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Re: REVITALIZE YOUR DECOY VITALS
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2015, 06:12:41 PM »
I have made archery targets by filling feed sacks with plastic bags from the grocery store.  Packed tight they are quite efficient in stopping arrows.  Keeping them inside when not in use extends their useful life.
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Re: REVITALIZE YOUR DECOY VITALS
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2015, 07:07:59 PM »
Good idea. I've seen that done before but have not tried it myself.

Good idea on the bag targets as well Louie.
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Re: REVITALIZE YOUR DECOY VITALS
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2015, 04:30:19 PM »
Also have done that before and the target is downstairs waiting to be shot at. It stopped a few after I finished it and seemed to work ok. Not sure of longevity. I painted it over and looks good.
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Re: REVITALIZE YOUR DECOY VITALS
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2015, 06:18:36 PM »
Interesting. However, if I did that I could not make a shopping trip for a new target at Cabelas. A boy always needs new toys! --7-8-9
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Re: REVITALIZE YOUR DECOY VITALS
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2015, 06:59:44 PM »
That's right Flint!  A few years ago our local Gander Mountain store had a great selection of women's clothes - sweaters, jackets, shirts, etc.  I was always careful to point out the sales to my wife so we had an excuse to stop in on "date night".  She'd sift through all the sale stuff while I'd go hit the gun counter.  Worked great, then they turned ours into a "firearms supercenter" and basically took out everything that was not a gun or a case or box of ammo, etc.  Fortunately, that lasted less than 2 years - they're now back to having fishing gear, clothes, camping equipment, etc - 'twas a bad experiment for them.  (And you can buy replacement cores for your 3D targets there again too)
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Re: REVITALIZE YOUR DECOY VITALS
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2016, 01:03:42 PM »
It works for a little while, I shoot alot and wear targets out so this is a quick easy and cheaper then buying new 3d targets.

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Re: REVITALIZE YOUR DECOY VITALS
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2016, 03:25:54 PM »
I finally tried it and it works real well! Thanks for the info!! %^$^   %^$^  %^$^  %^$^ %^$^
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Re: REVITALIZE YOUR DECOY VITALS
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2016, 07:03:50 PM »
An update on my experience with the self made replacement vitals. Mine worked great and held up pretty well. I thought it took the broadheads better than the purchased ones. Just didn't seem to tear up the target as much. It still stopped them but the target held up pretty good.
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