View Full Version : Broadhead target?
07-05-2011, 03:53 PM
So, I need a new broadhead target. The last 2 I've had didn't even make it through a hunting season (pre-season to the end) and hunting season will be coming around faster than any of us realize. I like the looks of the new Block Black, and a buddy of mine swears by the Blackhole targets. The Blob would be just too heavy for a decent size target that is packable. Any suggestions? :cool:
07-05-2011, 05:18 PM
mckenzie shotblocker and the blackhole won't last long. I'm bout to plan on replacing my BH target yearly. Cant find one that lasts
07-05-2011, 06:07 PM
Use the Couch cushions just don't your wife catch ya...I found that out the hard way...;)
07-05-2011, 07:11 PM
You have a point Sonny, and grouping bheads gets expensive fast! :p I'm just hoping to get a bh target that will last more than one season, and/or won't fall apart all over the place. @ Hunting camp the target gets shredded anyways.
07-07-2011, 05:56 PM
I bought a Block Polyfusion a few months ago. Probably has 150 broadhead, and 750 field point shots in it. Holding up pretty well so far. Only problem I have with it is, sometimes, the BH's are a real pain to get out. They used some cardboard in the target, and the heads seem to be catching on it during removal. Only other thing, and it's not a biggie so far is, the target is 16 inches deep, and my arrows are sticking out the back of the target until I am shooting from 50 yards or further away. Makes me wonder about it's stopping power down the road, but it's easy to unscrew the broadheads, and just pull the arrow though.
08-28-2011, 12:02 PM
Being on limited funds I packed my shot through Block Fusion with plastic grocery bags. It stops my Magnus Buzzcuts easily. New targets are expensive so I keep making do with the grocery bag trick. I always carry a target to deer camp and during the midday take a few shots with my practice broadheads to make sure everything is ok. I haven't shot the new Green targets yet but they all do fall apart eventually. Maybe buy the cheapest target you can find and replace it more or buy the most expensive and forget about for a year. If you had a really good way to pack those grocery bags into a shoot through form it just might be the ticket. I always clean any bag pieces up after practicing, just stuff them back into the target.
08-28-2011, 02:47 PM
If your broadheads are hitting with your field points, then just test shoot your broadheads time to time, not drag out a practice session.
That would be my advice, or shoot a mechanical like the rage. I've been thinking of buying some lately.
I bought a American Whitetail Hybrid King from Sportsmans Guide earlier this year. Based on what I'm seeing so far, I like it and think it will hold up pretty well.
Attached photo is one from a practice session while camping 4 weeks ago..........I noticed in picture the target appears to only have a dozen or so high shoots in it, but this was end of day 3 and I had been shooting every day, twice a day. Had also done some broadhead tuning in few before.
This was 60yd play, shooting one field point (top), then one broadhead (bottom) right near end of shooting light.......bit high/left
FYI: It is a PIA to pull field points out of......arrow lube would probably help
08-29-2011, 06:26 AM
A friend of mine in MN made a BH target. He took a $10 sheet of 2" insulation board you use in walls and a $10 can of 3M #78 Polystyrene spray adhesive. He cut it and glued it together 18" thick. This isn't for everyday practice, BH tuning only. It should last for a while as long as you move your aim point around on occasion and use all the sides.
08-29-2011, 07:58 AM
The Morrell Yellow Jacket is supposed to be pretty good for broadheads, but field points pull HARD from them. On the other hand I tend to agree with Sonny. Tune so fields and bh's hit the same place and put the broadheads back in the quiver. There's no reason to shoot broadheads all the time.
09-15-2011, 04:21 PM
I had one of the Morrell Yellow Jacket "Weatherproof" broadhead targets. It's weatherproof alright, but not SUN proof. After a month of being outside, the thing fell completely apart. The only thing that holds it all together is plastic wrap. Morrell told me that it's not really designed to be left outdoors. In that case, who cares if it's weatherproof? It's layers of foam, with cardboard sheets in between. Spent an afternoon picking all that crap up out of my yard.
09-16-2011, 01:21 AM
Morrell told me that it's not really designed to be left outdoors.
They are a little bit deceptive on their website faq:
Q. How do I take care of my target?
A. All Morrell targets are designed with your shooting comfort and enjoyment in mind, which means we design them to withstand the elements of weather (so you can leave them outside). On our bag targets, as long as you keep a good cover on them, they should maintain excellent performance. On our broadhead targets, little extra care is required. For ultimate longevity, keep both broadhead and bag targets covered when not in use, in order to shield them from the sun and rain.
So you have to cover them for 'ultimate longevity'. Right... ;)
09-16-2011, 07:57 AM
Sportsmans warehouse has a 35 dollar bh target i use. Its holding up pretty well. Will last me another season or two.
10-09-2011, 03:14 PM
:rolleyes: sun kills foam :cool:
to help add life to your ole BH target of corse cover it with a tarp... but mainly Pick up the pieces kepp um in a big zip lock or what ever. Now that you and your hunting buddies have shot a souphole in it! ( wont stop the BH ) Lay target on a piece of cardboard , have a 2nd ready to cap the top of hole... now get the expanding foam you picked up after reading this.. While you fill the hole have one or more of them dudes whom help tear up said BH target, stuff all them slivers you all been saving and or chunks back into the hole or holes... keep in mind It's called "expanding " for a reason... Once you feal its full or will be SOON cap it off with cardboard and some pre gartherd Heavy objects.. 20 lbs or so I say that only because i always use 2 10# weights... wont be prety, nor easy to see any body detail if uses on A 3D..unless you carve it in an high light with paint.... stuff cures in 24 Hr... BH's pull just as easy as the target gave um up befor
I have a 2D deer half body , it is time to redo it most likely its last but 4 major fixes for 10 years of use.. good luck
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