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Target #7648111 10/31/19 12:53 PM
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Brand new to bow hunting and getting outfitted. Need a target to start shooting - what target should I buy and what’s a good price for a target? Thanks for advice

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Any of the layered foam targets will do you well. Find the biggest one for a price that you can afford and get that one.


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Re: Target [Re: Soda sip] #7648225 10/31/19 02:24 PM
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Not all targets are created equal. the layered foam targets work well just know this some are better than others, there are some store brands and less expensive ones out there that my bow shooting micro diameter arrows will sink te fletching in and I have blown through with the bow set at 58 lbs.

Generally speaking most will stop your arrows and do it for a while. Block targets have the name reconizition an are generally good. The ones from them with the foam layers exposed I prefer to those with the smooth exterior due to that exterior deterorating and not sealing as well as more shots are placed in a target area.

Rhinehart targets are harder to remove arrows from but will outlast any of the other targets that I know of, generally they will outlast 2 or 3 of the layered targets which brings their cost back into more reality levels.

Bag targets work good for field points and arrow removal is very easy, but when the bag gets shot out the interior will still top arrows. Here the Rinehart has a replaceable outer cover.

When shooting the targets especially with being a new shooter a back stop is a goos idea behind the targe to catch a wayward shot, the horse stall mats sold at tractor supply makes for a good safe one.

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Foam targets work well for compound and solid block type targets work better for crossbow IMO. Grab you an arrow puller for the solid block style though. I left my discharge arrow in the target one time and it creates so much heat that it melted the target to the arrow and still has some on it rofl

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Originally Posted by kmon1


When shooting the targets especially with being a new shooter a back stop is a goos idea behind the targe to catch a wayward shot, the horse stall mats sold at tractor supply makes for a good safe one.




Good advice. I had to jump my neighbors fence and collect an arrow that missed the block and squeezed through the gap between two cedar fence pickets. Luckily they weren't home and no one was outside. If they had dogs it could have been a real bad deal. Now I put a piece of plywood as a backstop behind my targets.

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