Re: need new target - any recommendations?
"crossbow bolts actually stick out the back of the target leaving me a bit worried."
The big deterrent, I found with my homemade archery targets of nearly 20 years, made them obsolete. It's all right for me to save money on a $10 target over a couple of decades, but that fear of destroying arrows is overwhelming for many, I guess.
I used this target where the arrow always stuck out the back. That's the small price for shooting inexpensive targets. I haven't ruined arrows, as I brace the target enough so the arrow isn't damaged, for use, from any hitting the ground at a lower velocity. But I also use walking exercise with my targets. Some folks just want to shoot multiple arrows, with as little walking exercise as possible.
I don't worry, but I understand why it can be overwhelming. And I'll have to go on suffering and using inexpensive targets.