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    • Homer
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      I have never owned a 3D target, though I have shot them at friend’s range. Now I would like to get a 3D deer to improve my pre-season practice, and I’d appreciate your recommendations. My needs include a good quality product that will last, with a replaceable heart/lung section, and of course a good price. I understand you can buy optional replaceable bulls-eye sections with foam made for target points and separate plugs made for broadheads. I shoot mostly wood shafts and 2-blade glue-ons, both double and single-bevel, and don’t want the kind of foam that tends to pull points off. I’d rather not buy from Cabelas if there are other options. Thanks for your recommendations and website links.

      Homer

    • Bender
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    • Killdeer
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      Bender said it, I second it.

      Killdeer:D

    • Stumpkiller
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      I’m a huge fan of the U-Stuff It targets from Trendsetters, Inc. I got a bunch of old Nylon screening for filler and have four of them – including a square bag I keep in the basement. They last for years and years

    • David Coulter
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      The screen idea sounds pretty cool. Where did you get the screen material?
      I bought a few feed bags from the feed store and stuffed them with plastic. The largest bag was 65 cents. The ones I stuffed with shopping bags turned into a mess quickly, as the light bags get dragged out by the points. The one I stuffed with an old worn out tarp is holding up very nicely. I just put two more together stuffed with the big plastic bags mattresses come in. I think they’ll work pretty well.
      I have not used these with broadheads.

    • Stumpkiller
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      The screen I got “dumpster diving” at a local firm that makes awnings and boat/camper canvas and upholstery. It’s 25 years old and has been in multiple burlap bag and assorted pillow targets. It seems as long as it is protected from sunlight (inside a target bag or critter) it lasts indefinately. Whenever I restuff a deer target I put the least used in the chest area and the shot-up bits go in the legs and head. I’ve still got a leaf-bag full in the loft of the barn as replacement. I also bring all but one indoors through the winter and I think that adds much to their life.

      I have a bunny (also a U Stuff-It) that I filled with closed cell foam blocks cut from the packaging around computers. I keep that one in the cellar year-round. It is just about the size of a deer’s vitals. I can get 20 yards if I stand against the opposite wall (and ignore the fuel oil lines dropping to the furnace burner!)

      Man! What a mess!

    • Stumpkiller
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      Feed bags inside feed bags work very well, too.

      Though anymore all I get are paper. I wish I’d have saved some of the white ploy bags I used to get feed in.

    • Homer
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      Well folks I really like the piktures! Stumpster — yes, it’s a mess! ๐Ÿ˜› Looks like my wife’s kitchen, but she does good work too! ๐Ÿ˜€ Love your target art–is it a giant rabbit, or a pig with big ears? ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Stumpkiller
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      Wild Russian Hare. Very nasty. Great gnashing teeth.

      That’s the U Stuff-it bunny – about the size of a deer’s vitals and cheaper. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Though right now the cellar is messier and there is a full-size buck indoors for the winter.

      And a shameless excuse to show a recent almost Robin Hood on a fir arrow at 20 yards. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • wildschwein
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      [quote=Stumpkiller]Wild Russian Hare. Very nasty. Great gnashing teeth.

      Lol, man o man I hope I never run into that variety of Bunny!

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