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Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by pbearmawno » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:33 pm

I'm just wondering which target would be the best to buy, for field points, broadheads or both?

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Re: Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by Dunn14 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:09 pm

for field points you can make your own. Just get an old feed bag and fill it with old clothes or more bags. just pack as many as you can into the bag, and your ready to go.

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Re: Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by Michael Stogre » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:19 pm

I've been using the rinehart 18 in 1. It's good for broadheads and fieldpoints. It's also warranteed
for a year. After five years I bought a second I still get some use out of the old one while shooting my Browning micro-adrenaline compound bow.

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Re: Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by awshucks » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:23 pm

I've been through several. Not a fan of the layered foam, they haven't stood up to bhead use for me and the Emax used to bury fletch in them.

I've settled on a Rineheart 18-1 for bheads and store bought bag targets for field points. The 18-1 will handle both but it's harder to pull arrows w/ field tips from than a bag.

Morrells are made here in Ar, last I knew, and I get them fairly reasonable.
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Re: Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by shuey270 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:39 pm

Morrell bag for fieldtips and a Rinehart 18-1 for broadheads!! Tried a Morell broadhead target and burried in to the fletch(junk).Equinox
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Re: Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by Chuck Gravel » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:53 pm

use morrells bag for field points also. works great with the equinox
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Re: Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by trky chsr » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:34 pm

I have a Yellowjacket (made by Morrel I believe) and it has served it's pupose well. i've had it for about 5 years now and broadheads will potrude from the opposite side. It still stops field points well. It is a combination of solid foam and layering. I bought it for $50.00 from Bass Pro in Vaughn but of course now they only carry the "deluxe" version with the deluxe price :( TC

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Re: Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by pbearmawno » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:00 pm

I think Rinehart has a new RhinoBlock that looks interesting. It has a price tag ranging from 130-150 online. I'm wondering if it is worth it. How often do hunters practice with broadheads versus field points? For my compound bow, the Innerloc expandables worked great and flew just as well as the field tips. These Innerloc expandables look to be identical to the expandables that Excalibur offers (X-act, I think is their name_). My question is do the expandables fly just the same as a field tip when shot from my Equinox or will there be concerns with having too light of a bolt-weight using the store bought Excalibur bolts.

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Re: Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by secret » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:32 pm

The BLOCK target for broadheads and field points[crossbow]... not cheap ...but it will last if you dont leave it outside. i made one.... i had to put 4 3" targets[old style sealing foam] to stop my bolts. i found the block to much easier than my old target.
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Re: Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by Riflemanz » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:23 am

I use the morell field point crossbow bag.I paid $49 for it at cabelas.
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Re: Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by Farmer » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:13 am

I use a bag target for fp's and the 18n1 for bh's . The 18 n 1 is great to bring to hunt camp as well .

To answer your other question . I like to match up my hunting arrows to the bh's I am using . I would not want to assume they all hit the same point of impact .

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Re: Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by roly » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:25 am

I use a home made bag target

the rage bh's I use fly the same POI as field tips

But I agree with Farmer, you should match up your BH and your arrows

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Re: Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by j.krug » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:23 am

I've been shooting fieldtips at my Exocet X-bow target for quite some time now and it's still in great shape.
Arrows pull out very easy but it's not good for broadheads.
Good target for $50.
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Re: Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by B-Logger » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:52 pm

The bag targets will work even better if you make a stand so they are hanging freely rather than having them solid against the ground or in a stand. I have one Morrel bag target I've had for 20 years! Thousands of arrows have been shot into that thing. However, now I only shoot 40 yards or more as it is getting a bit worn to say the least. If nothing else, I can always use it as a backstop.

I've heard and read about many who like the Block target. Yet, I bought one and it was junk in a very short time. I never could shoot an arrow from a crossbow into that target and in short order even arrows from the 65 lb compound would bury to the fletching. Pure junk; yet I have a neighbor who swears by them!
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Re: Best Crossbow Target to buy

Post by freeceller » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:31 am

The best target I find is a sand pit.Costs nothing if you find one close by.

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