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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Re: Best crossbow target?
I have just ordered "The Bone Collector 400 F.P.S. Target by Morrell". If you check Amazon.com and do a search for "Morrell Archery Targets" you will see this one with lots of reviews and several using the Barnett Ghost 410. It is field point only. I have several crossbow targets and find some very hard to remove arrows (carbon especially). Carbon generates heat and bonds to the foam in the target. I have since gone back to the old style Easton 2219 XX75 and 2219 XX78, which are very hard to come by these days. I use the "Allen" gripper and just recently ordered the Hamskea Arro-Jak for the very hard to remove arrows. I purchased the target from American Whitetail which has the removable insert for field point and with the other insert one can shoot broad heads. Field points can be shot all four sides and the core insert can be gradually rotated. With the broad head core insert, one shoots from the one end of it. I also have the Bull Dog Plus which is field point only.
My recommendation for whatever target you purchase, after sighting your crossbow in at say 20 yards, set the target at a minimum of 30 or more yards. The higher the feet per second the farther you want it for the crossbow. For my Barnett Ghost 410, I recommend a minimum of 40 yards. Shooting closer quickly destroys any target. You want a tough target to stop the arrows, yet want to be able to remove them. This is why I ordered the Hamskea Arro-Jac. I do a lot of target shooting, both crossbow and compound bow. All the best.