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Offline willie

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Re: Targets
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2020, 05:15:31 pm »
snow on top of ice is dangerous because it acts like a blanket and let's the ice melt under it. Any truth to this?

yes, late in the winter and especially if there is current under the ice

Offline Yooper Bowyer

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Re: Targets
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2020, 07:12:42 pm »
It's a problem in late winter, the ice 'rots' in a manner of speaking, but for about a month and a half at least the ice is rock solid.  The ice near the shore gets broken up and refrozen as the lake's level changes, but there is really no current where I am.  A lot of wet snow on thin ice over extended warm periods isn't good, but a few inches of dry or crusty snow after a hard freeze is great, especially on the first warm day in weeks ;D

Offline DC

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Re: Targets
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2020, 10:58:40 am »
  I wonder how many loosely hanging piles of news paper it would take to stop a light flight arrow traveling about 300 fps.

300? ;D ;D

Offline Yooper Bowyer

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« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2020, 11:23:09 am »
Good question.  I've shoot regular arrows into packed paper and they pernitrated less than an inch or so.  About 20 layers of cardboard is also adequate.  The simplest target I've made was made by packing collapsed cardboard boxes into another box.