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#5513784 - 01/01/15 06:08 PM New bowhunter
Txhunter15 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 6
I just bought my first compound bow, and I am looking for a good target. What are everyone's opinions for a good, reliable target that will last for a while?

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#5513804 - 01/01/15 06:15 PM Re: New bowhunter [Re: Txhunter15]
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 2846
Loc: Abilene
I like a Block for its versatility. If you're just shooting field points, a bag is nice. Broadheads are hard on any targets, so keep that in mind. Welcome to the addiction!!
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#5516195 - 01/02/15 07:33 PM Re: New bowhunter [Re: Txhunter15]
rattler03 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 769
Loc: Richardson - Archer County
X2 for the Block
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#5517650 - 01/03/15 05:37 PM Re: New bowhunter [Re: Txhunter15]
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Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 10596
Loc: N-Bedford
I went to the redhead bag for the skinny arrows with the outserts. They stop the arrows differently than the foam style does. I plan on upgrading to these arrows and know they'll get stopped with the bag as opposed to the foam ones. They'll fly right through those.
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#5517741 - 01/03/15 06:37 PM Re: New bowhunter [Re: Txhunter15]
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Registered: 12/13/10
Posts: 1525
Loc: Tarrant/Jack, County
Bag targets are great for field points. They last a long time and can be recovered for even more wear.The are also pretty inexpensive. Cheap ones and more expensive ones work the same, better ones just come with a heavier cover as a rule.
BH targets are a different story. The Cadillac IMO is the Rinehart, they are pricey but last forever in relative terms and both BH and field points are easy to pull out of the material. I have one of the larger ones in the backyard and have been shooting it for several years, the elements don't seem to effect them to any significant degree. Block is also a good target. There are plenty of variations, look at some product reviews to learn more about the most bang for your buck.
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#5519558 - 01/04/15 05:12 PM Re: New bowhunter [Re: Txhunter15]
Txhunter15 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 6
Thanks for the info everyone! I got a bag style target from Bass Pro last night. I will be shooting field points only for awhile. I'll probably look at the more expensive targets when it comes time for broad heads.

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#5519869 - 01/04/15 06:22 PM Re: New bowhunter [Re: Txhunter15]
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5713
Loc: Arlington
Follow www.camofire.com

Usually can find some killer deals on targets
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#5524042 - 01/06/15 04:53 PM Re: New bowhunter [Re: Txhunter15]
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Registered: 12/29/14
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Loc: Conroe, TX
Whitetails and pigs make great targets.
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#5524124 - 01/06/15 05:40 PM Re: New bowhunter [Re: DFWPI]
brandon f Offline
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Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 744
Loc: Tyler
Originally Posted By: DFWPI


Don't follow CamoFire and don't get the CamoFire app. Its extremely addicting and will likely cost you lost of money for things that you really don't have to have.


Lol


Actually, its a pretty good app to buy things off of... sometimes 1/2 the price off of overstock items.

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#5524423 - 01/06/15 07:52 PM Re: New bowhunter [Re: titan2232]
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Registered: 08/23/11
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Loc: Abilene
Originally Posted By: titan2232
Whitetails and pigs make great targets.

They tend to wear out after one shot.
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#5537739 - 01/12/15 12:59 PM Re: New bowhunter [Re: Txhunter15]
chrisj81 Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1209
Loc: Aledo, TX
Cheap bag targets from academy!!!!! They take thousands of shots and cost less than 30.00 for backyard practice and to take to hunting camp!!!! Best value out there for practice!!!
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#5537774 - 01/12/15 01:21 PM Re: New bowhunter [Re: Txhunter15]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Get a 3d target you can get them for less than $100.. really makes practice that much better since you get use to angles and how an arrow can enter and exit an animal.. even though things change even more when hyde, bone, organs and a living animal are involved
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