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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2019, 04:01:12 PM »
For just field tips those Hurricane bags work great and will last many years. ( I shoot about 10-20 arrows a day for about 6 months a year)

I have yet to find a target that holds up for more than 1 to 2 seasons of broadhead targets?  What say you folks?? Are the Rineharts just as good for broadheads?

Since January, I've shot several thousand arrows at my Rinehart, maybe a few dozen of them broadheads. It's mostly falling apart at this point - of the six major sides, four of them have been shot clean through, with the rubber falling out in big clumps, and it's starting to lose its shape. It's frankly not bad - it's probably held up better than anything else I've tried (haven't tried a Matrix), but it's certainly not gonna last a full year.
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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2019, 04:10:29 PM »
I use round bales of hay, got lots to choose from  :chuckle:
 

I did find that the wetter ones work best, some of them were baled from damper areas that are slower to dry than the rest of the field, so I grab those.



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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2019, 06:54:19 PM »
Thanks for all the great input everyone, I really appreciate it!!!can't wait to get out there this season. I've been shooting everyday. Time to go get a new target.

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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2019, 07:22:06 PM »
For just field tips those Hurricane bags work great and will last many years. ( I shoot about 10-20 arrows a day for about 6 months a year)

I have yet to find a target that holds up for more than 1 to 2 seasons of broadhead targets?  What say you folks?? Are the Rineharts just as good for broadheads?
Make sure to get the one with the replaceable core They make two that look identical in pictures, but only one has the removable core. (think it is the "xl"?)  Then be sure to only shoot broadheads at that core.  That way when it dies, you buy a new core to slide in and off you go.
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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2019, 07:28:30 PM »
For just field tips those Hurricane bags work great and will last many years. ( I shoot about 10-20 arrows a day for about 6 months a year)

I have yet to find a target that holds up for more than 1 to 2 seasons of broadhead targets?  What say you folks?? Are the Rineharts just as good for broadheads?
Make sure to get the one with the replaceable core They make two that look identical in pictures, but only one has the removable core. (think it is the "xl"?)  Then be sure to only shoot broadheads at that core.  That way when it dies, you buy a new core to slide in and off you go.


Geez Larry, you know you can shoot arrows at that thing don’t ya?  It looks like you’re just using it for a coffee table I your den  :chuckle:
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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2019, 07:32:34 PM »
For just field tips those Hurricane bags work great and will last many years. ( I shoot about 10-20 arrows a day for about 6 months a year)

I have yet to find a target that holds up for more than 1 to 2 seasons of broadhead targets?  What say you folks?? Are the Rineharts just as good for broadheads?
Again. Matrix. I bet I have 300 - 400 broadheads in it, maybe more. No real signs of it. I'm telling you guys. I was a rhinehart guy for a long time...never again.

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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2019, 08:58:56 AM »
Rinehart block, hands down. 18” I believe. Replace the core every two years.

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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2019, 09:55:46 AM »
20 plus years ago I used compressed cedar bail butts, made for archery. I would stack two of them for a huge back drop. You could get them at feed stores. They lasted for years. I was shooting a PSE Magnaflight with 48" laminated maple limbs! A blazing 225 FPS!  Still the most accurate bow I have ever shot.

I wonder how those bails would stop todays fast bows with skinny arrows?

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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2019, 01:01:53 PM »
For just field tips those Hurricane bags work great and will last many years. ( I shoot about 10-20 arrows a day for about 6 months a year)

I have yet to find a target that holds up for more than 1 to 2 seasons of broadhead targets?  What say you folks?? Are the Rineharts just as good for broadheads?
Again. Matrix. I bet I have 300 - 400 broadheads in it, maybe more. No real signs of it. I'm telling you guys. I was a rhinehart guy for a long time...never again.

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I'm looking into Matrix.  Thanks all!
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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2019, 01:52:04 PM »
A have this one that has been holding up pretty well for field points.

https://www.cabelas.com/product/Rinehart-Rhino-Bag-Target/1579209.uts?productVariantId=3466014&WT.tsrc=PPC&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=03656996&rid=20&ds_rl=1246591&ds_rl=1247873&ds_rl=1247876&ds_rl=1252079&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIi5Tm_MSK4wIVkchkCh1qLQ-5EAQYASABEgKXg_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

It has a zipper close and whenever I get a pass through I stuff a bunch of plastic bags, sheet plastic, rags, or whatever I have on hand in there and it's good to go.

I have this one for broadheads, works perfect but getting arrows out is no fun.  I haven't used it much as I only shoot a few broadheads a year to check tune.

https://www.cabelas.com/product/hunting/archery/archery-targets/foam-block-bag-burlap-targets/pc/104791680/c/104693580/sc/104624280/i/103978980/cabelas-game-taker-target/1603967.uts?slotId=0

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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2019, 09:14:28 AM »
For field tips I have picked up the big hurricane bag from sportsmans warehouse. I only use my rinehart 18-1 for broadheads or in camp.

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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2019, 01:11:43 PM »
20 plus years ago I used compressed cedar bail butts, made for archery. I would stack two of them for a huge back drop. You could get them at feed stores. They lasted for years. I was shooting a PSE Magnaflight with 48" laminated maple limbs! A blazing 225 FPS!  Still the most accurate bow I have ever shot.

I wonder how those bails would stop todays fast bows with skinny arrows?
Probably fine, not a huge difference in penetration like you'd think.  My bow is a 30in draw at 71lbs bowtech realm x shooting high ke arrows and I get maybe an inch deeper than a 28 draw bowtech shooting speed arrows at 60 some lbs draw weight. Was shocked at the lack of difference in total penetration. Mine hits like a hammer and rocks the target more, I think it would blow trough a shoulder and keep going

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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2019, 02:43:12 PM »
For just field tips those Hurricane bags work great and will last many years. ( I shoot about 10-20 arrows a day for about 6 months a year)

I have yet to find a target that holds up for more than 1 to 2 seasons of broadhead targets?  What say you folks?? Are the Rineharts just as good for broadheads?
Make sure to get the one with the replaceable core They make two that look identical in pictures, but only one has the removable core. (think it is the "xl"?)  Then be sure to only shoot broadheads at that core.  That way when it dies, you buy a new core to slide in and off you go.


Geez Larry, you know you can shoot arrows at that thing don’t ya?  It looks like you’re just using it for a coffee table I your den  :chuckle:
Yah yah.  It is the BH box.  Didn't hunt archery last year after I bought it, so never shot BH at it!  :-p  I shoot all my field points at the bulldog outside in the shed.

Yes collecting dust again this year most likely.  Crossing fingers for AZ draw happening as we speak.
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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2019, 05:56:57 PM »
Here’s my 36x36 big boy target. A 1,000 arrows or so into it. Perfect home range target. 175$

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Re: What's your favorite archery target?
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2019, 11:07:00 AM »
Can hardly miss with this one! But if you shoot too high..... it's a real pain to pull the arrows.  :chuckle:
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