From time to time your target bosses will be in need of repairs. We know this as we go through the process of inspecting and repairing our targets at the club. Sometimes this is a complete rebuild, other times the boss straps or banding simply needs tightening up. In the next few articles I will be providing some thoughts and advice on how I go about repairing targets.
Bit of a disclaimer here. I am no expert but I have used these techniques and found them to work, but please take care and use common sense.
The only issue that can occur is if there isn’t enough banding to connect to the banding ratchet. To overcome this problem we came up with a quick solution of creating an extension strap. I can’t lay claim to coming up with this idea or technique entirely on my own and would like to thank Tony Parsons for his help and advice.
This is a length of about 12-14 inches with a buckle on the end. With a little luck there should be enough banding on the boss end to loop through the other side of the buckle.
You might want to use a pair of pliers to pull the end through as shown below.
You can then use the extended length of strapping in the bander to tighten the boss straps.
Be careful with using this technique as if there is insufficient banding on the buckle it can slip off.
Another added advantage of this method and the buckles is if you are careful you can tighten the bosses in situ on the course by just taking the banding ratchet and extension length.
Don’t over compress the bosses as we’ve found light poundage junior bows struggle to penetrate and arrows can bounce back.
Any comments or thoughts let me know.