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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:15 pm 
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Does any one know if this fabric will stop an air gun pellet?
"NOMEX ARAMID KEVLAR CANVAS DUCK FR 8 OZ. 60"W FABRIC"
I was thinking of using it to make a backstop for a range in a room, to catch stray shots
from damaging walls and other items.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:00 pm 
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I have no knowledge of that product. I would say it would vary by how far behind the targets this is hung and how heavy the product is. I would try maybe 8 foot length of it and shoot into it and see if it stops pellets. They key is that it must hang loose, to absorb the impact. If it is held tight, more likely to penetrate. Try shooting multiple shots into the same spot. If it doesn't penetrate after a few shots, it would be good as a safety screen.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:58 pm 
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I may just buy one yard to try it out


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:53 am 
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Years ago I had purchased some really heavy synthetic fabric ... Dacron or Rayon or whatever to test this out for a backstop.

Hung it in our range and successfully fired about 4-5 shots into the same spot w/o penetration.
Next morning, demonstrated to shooters and another coach --- and every shot went thru ... in different locations.

The difference .... hint: it was in the winter.
Temp in the range in the afternoon ... about 68-70°F
In the early morning ... before the heaters were on ... about 28°F

Check it in the cold too.....


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:52 am 
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If you're using this as a safety backstop, and not a primary, it should get hit very rarely, and almost never in the same spot. If you do have penetration, the reduction in kinetic energy may still be acceptable, if not a second barrier a few inches apart from the first should do the trick. As was said earlier, range temp will be a factor.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:57 am 
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Temp should not be a problem, building is kept at 70 - 72 during the day and 55 at night.
I ordered a sheet and will let everyone know the result.
Does anyone know what material Creedmore Sports uses for their backstop.
It is quite pricy, at about $1,400 for 4 points.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:32 am 
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Just a thought. If this is to knock down pellets I wonder if an old auditorium/theater curtain would work? They certainly are heavy any theater/old schools that are closing or are closed would have them.

Chip


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:58 pm 
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You might try some old carpeting. It maybe comparably bulkier but at least it's free and it is relatively easy to find replacement material.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:42 am 
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I bought a yard of the fabric, it's not light weight
I set it up between poles and fired my air gun at it at 30 feet.
They hit the fabric and just fell to the floor.
None made it threw.
My wife ran a thread on a doubled over edge so a pole can hold it up.
It sews very easily, as Kevlar is not knife proof.
A double layer of this stuff will stop any pellet.
The screen has to be hung loose.

Carpet would be too heavy, in the size I need it,
Plus there is a storage problem.


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