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    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      I have been using a pair of old foam targets [ one is 2 deep the other about 6]to practice shooting grizzly type BH’s and now the new tuffhead. The arrows pass halfway thru and I then unscrew the heads and pull the arrows back out — tedious. I had problems getting this type head out { especially with the smaller diameter carbon shaft} of some of the newer tight foam tgts. I was wondering how other members have mitigated this problem ? I imagine the old hay bales would work but was looking for something more portable.
      Scout

    • FUBAR
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      I keep an eye out for old 3D targets that have been thrown out. I then shoot at the head or rear end areas which will still stop a razorhead

    • David Petersen
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      Scout — I have one of the big foam block targets — maybe 18×18″ — that’s square with the ends for target points, and the sides for broadheads. Got it on sale a year ago, cheap. I’m shooting my Tuffheads into it and they penetrate some 2/3 through and pull out easily — I’m yet to have one pull out in the target as I have with wider heads in the past. Only problem is that they’re tearing the target up pretty fast; just slicing it to shreds so that soon they’ll be passing plumb through. I’ve ordered some matching target points and if they shoot to the same place as the Tuffheads I’ll quit shooting the broadheads and touch them up for the season before they get dull. The only overall satisfactory target I’ve found for broadheads is a big pile of clean dirt or sand. It dulls heads fast and rubs paint and Teflon off, but I don’t mind sacrificing a couple of heads to the cause. I’m surprised your thinner targets stop those long skinny wicked heads at all.

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Fubar -Dave –
      Thanks for the response, I have a similiar [ Black] tgt that works as you say. I use it in the back yard but is becoming ” sliced to threads “. I remember your sandpit range. Unfortunately all the sand near me is full of rocks – haha. My 6″ deep tgt lets them pass almost [sometimes all] all the way thru or caught by the fletch. I retired it. my 2″deep one is 20+yrs old. it is designed for BHs and catches carbons/tuffheads with about 10” of arrow sticking out the back. I take it to camp [ if I am near the truck ] for practice and is holding up so far. I wish I could find something similiar to replace it-but havn’t seen anything as portable. I have ordered the brass field points. However I still like to shoot BHs regularly.
      Thanks
      Scout

    • Mark Turton
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      I’m still using a bag of rags that was vacuum packed, I then wrapped it in reinforced parcel tape, this works well but the adhesive on the head and shaft is a nuisance until it starts to dry. When it all starts to get a bit raggedy I just add another layer of parcel tape.

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Pothunter —
      Did you vacuum pack the ragbag yourself or get it that way?
      sounds like a cheap easily replaceable tgt set up —
      Scout

    • David Petersen
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      Pothunter — For years I too have used a similar target — a burlap bag crammed tight with heavy plastic sheeting I get free at the post office. Great for field points but unusable for broadheads, which tend to shoot through and if not, get hung up impossibly when trying to extract them. So I was forced to foam, which is excellent but very short-lived. so back to the dirt pile. Do you shoot broadheads into your rag bag?

    • Mark Turton
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      Hi Scout, the bag came that way from a packaging company we use that also supplies cleaning products.

      Dave, due to the density of the cloth after vacuum packing its all but bullet proof, the best penetration I can get at about 15 yds is 2-3″ with German Kenetics 150 grns at 55#, 8 x 16 x 20″ bag weighs 22lbs. I do know what you mean though if an arrow gets tangled I’m pretty careful how I pull it out.

      Mark.

    • trl242
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      In my life I have pis..ed away more money on targets than I care to recall. I shoot alot as I’m sure everyone does that’s reading this, and I’ve gone through home made targets and manufactured ones. Second to none, in my small mind, is the Cube that you can get from ArcheryTarget.com. I’m on my second one in two years and I shoot nearly every day. It will take broadheads and field points and in fact I used the remainders of my old one to stuff two target bags with in order to reincarnate one target into two. One is at the camp and the other I use for tree shots. They are not cheap but when you factor in the frustration and add up all the money I’ve spent in the course of just one year on inferior targets, they are well worth the money.

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