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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Favorite Crossbow Target?

Looking for opinion on the best crossbow target out there?

I've done some reading around, and it seems these are popular:

1. Bulldog
2. Rinehart 18 in 1
3. Block

Optimally, I'd like a single target that's awesome for both broad heads as well as field tips, but broad heads are probably priority.
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Re: Favorite Crossbow Target?

Rinehart, by far.

I tested the Block Black Crossbow target recently for the manufacturer. Carbon arrows were so hard to get out of the target that my wife and daughter couldn't pull them. I cannot recommend them for carbon arrows and moderate to fast crossbows.

Regular, older style Blocks are easier to pull but they shred fast with broadheads.

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Re: Favorite Crossbow Target?

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Looking for opinion on the best crossbow target out there?

I've done some reading around, and it seems these are popular:

1. Bulldog
2. Rinehart 18 in 1
3. Block

Optimally, I'd like a single target that's awesome for both broad heads as well as field tips, but broad heads are probably priority.
8 point bucks are my favorite!!!!

I have the crossbow block, orange with black bulls, but i will not say it is the best or favorite, it was just the one the local store had. I do think the broadheads ripped it up pretty quick as Gene said, certain bullseyes i will now get pass thrus on already. Guess it has been 3 + years of getting shot at by 3 crossbowers with 3 crossbows guess those bolts do add up.

2012 deserves a new target and I certainly will follow what Gene says there...the old block can ride in the back of the truck all season for a discharge target or stay out at the practice stand.




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Re: Favorite Crossbow Target?

Check out the Rinehart Rhinoblock. I like it alot. It has 2 sides that are a 3D deer. One of these shows the vitals. I like it for my son to practice where to aim on the deer. It also has other sides including 2 with a replaceable core for broadheads.

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Re: Favorite Crossbow Target?

Thanks guys! Looks like something from Rinehart it is...
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Re: Favorite Crossbow Target?

I do not shoot a crossbow but I have a rinehart 18-1 and it is the best target I ever owned. It is a little on the small side but I think that helps me in the long run with my concentration. It is also a very durable target and it is easy to pull my arrows out.

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Re: Favorite Crossbow Target?

I use the ballistic 450 from bigshot, two yrs now and still going strong. Field tips pull out with ease
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Re: Favorite Crossbow Target?

Big shots are a great bag target for field tips.

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Re: Favorite Crossbow Target?

Big shot has a new target called the Transformer. It will be available soon. If I were in the market to buy a new target I would wait for this one.

It has different densities of foam and they stack in panels so that you can alter the way arrows behave in the target. If you are shooting a youth bow you can stack the less dense panels in the front and if you are shooting a 400 f.p.s. bow you can stack the denser panels to the front. Wonderful idea for sure. You can also buy replacement panels so that buying a new target isn't neccessary. The panel kit is much less expensive. It is scheduled for release in March.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Great - thanks Mike!

Are you going to be selling them?
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