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Author Topic: Crossbow Target  (Read 1574 times)

Offline Bearclaw

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Crossbow Target
« on: March 19, 2016, 12:14:01 PM »
Anyone have any recommendations for a decent crossbow practice target? I am practicing in the backyard and my max range is 20 yards and everything I have the arrows are going right through! 
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Re: Crossbow Target
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2016, 03:05:43 PM »
They are hard to stop at that range. I have a cube target that should do it. It's called 'BLOCK Invation" The arrows are hard to get back out too!! @--0--0101 @--0--0101
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Re: Crossbow Target
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 05:36:09 AM »
The bag targets fro Walmart and such works great. The light weight with "tow" inside of them. Very easy to remove the bolts from as well. Mine shoots 390fps and they work great. I also use the cube target and it will stop anything, but pulling your bolt out is not easy at all.

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Re: Crossbow Target
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 06:47:14 AM »
They are hard to stop at that range. I have a cube target that should do it. It's called 'BLOCK Invation" The arrows are hard to get back out too!! @--0--0101 @--0--0101

Ditto.  The black "block" has different targets on each side but yes, they are really hard to pull the bolts free from.. I got one of those rubber arrow grabber things and I still have to brace both feet against the block when I pull the bolts free!!  Always worried I will break or stress the carbon shaft.

There has to be a better way (i.e, target).
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Re: Crossbow Target
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 08:41:35 AM »
Here is the one that I have and it works very well with broadheads also. http://www.archerytargets.com/Crossboworderpage.aspx

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Re: Crossbow Target
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2016, 10:11:15 AM »
I have the Cabala's version of the Block.It was around 100 dollars. Although pulling arrows shot from my Stryker LS are like pulling out the Excalibur sword from a rock .
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Re: Crossbow Target
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2016, 12:26:54 PM »
I have a Delta Mckenzie speed bag XL and my 10 yr old son can pull the bolts out with 2 fingers. I have never shot any broadheads at it but field  points almost remove themselves. My Excalbur is shooting about 340fps. The 24x24 is sold at about all the Big stores I have the bigger one. They are worth checking out for sure.
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Re: Crossbow Target
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2016, 04:33:46 PM »
When I first got my crossbow I bought a Block Crossbow target and the bolts would go through it at 25 yards. I then bought a Yellow Jacket bag target 40 to 50 dollars and have been very pleased with the results and it easy to remove the bolts.
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Re: Crossbow Target
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2016, 10:05:24 PM »
I have a Delta Multi-Fire.  It's big and heavy but it stops all my bows up to 350fps.

I also have several small discharge targets that work good for practicing in the field or at my buddies place.  They are small and light
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Re: Crossbow Target
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2016, 06:34:24 PM »
When I first got my crossbow I bought a Block Crossbow target and the bolts would go through it at 25 yards. I then bought a Yellow Jacket bag target 40 to 50 dollars and have been very pleased with the results and it easy to remove the bolts.
Similar experience to Split Toe:  My block target had quite a few shots into it from the compound already, and my crossbow bolts were going mostly through it at 20-30 yards.  Bought a yellow jacket bag as well a couple of years ago & thus far it's holding up well and the bolts come out relatively easily compared to the block.  I have not been shooting as much as I used to though, so I wouldn't claim that it has 2+ years of life for everyone.  The other thing I like is the bag is physically a lot bigger than the block, so as I get out there at 40 yards or so I'm less concerned about having an errant shot skip off the edge into oblivion.  My X-bow is in the 380 FPS range.
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Re: Crossbow Target
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2016, 07:34:00 PM »
Thanks everyone for your advice and comments. I have decided to go with the Yellow Jacket crossbow bag target. $50 at Wal-Mart online and free ship to store. Will give it a try this weekend!
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Re: Crossbow Target
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2016, 06:36:43 PM »
Update on the Yellow Jacket crossbow target. Finally had a chance today to get the crossbow out and shoot at the new target. I am still shooting at 20 because of the back yard situation  so I'm still pretty close. Two fingers will take the bolt out! Just awesome! Also put 4/5 bolts in the 2 inch circle at 20. Pretty happy with that!
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Re: Crossbow Target
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2016, 04:53:06 PM »
Sounds like you have a winner with the Yellow Jacket Bag. Practice Practice Practice, then go bust a gobbler. Soon I hope.
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Re: Crossbow Target
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2016, 09:34:49 PM »
Yeah Bearclaw, you'll have to probably use multiple dots on that bag for practice.  You'll likely ruin a lot of bolts shooting them all at the same bull, especially at 20 yds
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Re: Crossbow Target
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2016, 11:18:32 AM »
I just bought the Morrells Yellow Jacket bag and it is excellent for the cross bow. I also bought a metal hanging stand that makes changing distances and supporting the bag a dream. My discharge bag is a Yellow Jacket as well and works very well also. I got a great deal on the bag through the internet and take it with me including in the woods where I set it up in places I expect to see deer come by. Nothing like practicing from your tree stand to mirror exact hunting conditions.
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