The Shield Archery Backstop by B.U.P. Sports

Photo Credit: B.U.P. Sports

Photo Credit: B.U.P. Sports

One of the hardest parts about archery for many archers is keeping yourself from focusing on “NOT” missing, when we should be focusing on where we want the arrow to hit.

The Shield Archery Backstop by B.U.P. Sports allows you to focus on hitting your target without having to worry about missing the target and losing an arrow. The Shield is beneficial for both seasoned archers and those just beginning to get into the sport.

Use The Shield to utilize those smaller targets on the corners with confidence. Photo Credit: Michelle Harmes

Use The Shield to utilize those smaller targets on the corners with confidence. Photo Credit: Michelle Harmes

From teaching beginners to testing how far you can shoot, The Shield can help you from losing your valuable arrows. The other benefit of The Shield is that you can use the corners of your targets which were previously unused because missing meant losing an arrow or wasted valuable time searching for that arrow. The Shield will not only extend the life of your target, it will save you time and money from missed targets and lost arrows.

With The Shield behind your targets you can focus on building your confidence and skill for when the moment of truth happens in the field. Photo Credit: Michelle Harmes

With The Shield behind your targets you can focus on building your confidence and skill for when the moment of truth happens in the field. Photo Credit: Michelle Harmes

 

 

Although The Shield is tough enough to stop an arrow, it is gentle on arrows and allows for easy removal. The manufacturer recommends placing The Shield at least the length of your arrow away from any walls, fences, etc., as the arrow can go through the backstop about half way. The diameter of the practice tip should be no greater than that of the arrow.

The Shield stops all types of arrows with field tips, tested to 370 feet per second (narrow shaft carbon tested). It is not made to be used with broad heads or crossbows; however you can special order a crossbow backstop.The Shield is made of multi-layered recycled plastic fibers positioned in such a way that they stop the arrows energy much like a bullet proof vest. This is covered with industrial felt with fabric web loops around the perimeter. The Shield does not include a stand but can be easily set up by hanging or leaning against your target.

My arrow did not go through The Shield. 30 yards with 52 lbs draw weight. Photo Credit: Michelle Harmes

My arrow did not go through The Shield. 30 yards with 52 lbs draw weight. Photo Credit: Michelle Harmes

The Shield is lightweight and durable; weighing approximately 1 1/2 pounds per square ft. I can easily carry the 3’x4′ size with one hand to bring it inside when I am finished shooting. The manufacturer recommends storing The Shield indoors when not in use.

The Shield is extremely easy to set up; you can either hang it or lean it up against your target. Photo Credit: Michelle Harmes

The Shield is extremely easy to set up; you can either hang it or lean it up against your target. Photo Credit: Michelle Harmes

The Shield is available in sizes from 3’x4’ to up to 6’X14’ and have a MSRP from $89.95 to $789.95. Available in black, camo and black with “Huntin is Good” stencil. Visit www.bupsports.com  to read more about this product and to see the variety of sizes offered.

Although The Shield will stop your arrows it is not a substitute for safety. Always be sure of what is beyond your target and never fire an arrow in the direction of a person, pet or personal property.

 

 

Photo Credit: B.U.P. Sports

Photo Credit: B.U.P. Sports

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Exodus Broadheads

The first thing that you immediately notice about the Exodus broadhead by Quality Archery Designs is that it is designed somewhat differently than other broadheads of its class. Instead of being similar to the conventional broadhead, which can add an inch or more to the arrow length, the Exodus broad head uses a new technology called Blade Over Shaft Technology (B.O.S.). This design allows the tempered stainless steel blades to extend back over the shaft allowing the arrow to remain the same length as it would be with a field point. I use the tapered field points that are slightly longer than the “bullet” style field points.

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Although the broad head is a fixed blade broadhead, the blades are replaceable. The cut-on-contact head has a 1-1/4″ cutting diameter and is available in 85 or 100 grain with the option of a barbed or non-barbed style.

I found that the broadheads fly identical to my field points and the blades are amazingly sharp. My target is a stacked foam Block target and when I shoot the Exodus broadheads, I pull the arrows out with large pieces of foam falling out of the target. Not good for target longevity but great for shooting any game animal. Luckily, since they fly exactly like field points you won’t have to tear up your targets trying to dial in your pins.

Just for fun, I tested the broad head on some pumpkins; the tough outer shell of the pumpkin would provide a good comparison to that of the vital zone of a whitetail deer.

I currently shoot a 47 pound draw weight and as you can see from the pictures, the pumpkin hardly slowed the arrow down.

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I then tried with two pumpkins with similar results.The Exodus passed through the pumpkins like they weren’t even there and the only thing that stopped the arrow was the target.

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One mild winter night, I had the opportunity to test the broadheads on a raccoon. The raccoon was treed about 10 yards away and the shot flew through ribs, vitals and kept flying for another 15 yards. The exit wound was twice as large as the broadhead’s cutting diameter. I cannot wait to try these broad heads on a deer or hog.

If you are in the market for a fixed blade with field point accuracy capable of bone crushing devastation, even with a lighter pound bow, I highly recommend the Exodus broadheads by Quality Archery Designs. They are available at select stores and at http://www.qadinc.com at a MSRP of $39.99.

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