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3D Deer Target Questions

Old 10-16-2012, 08:17 AM
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I am looking at full size deer targets for archery. My main concern is when the center block gets shot up enough, that it will cost a lot to replace.
What are you guys using and different options for replacements. Is it cheaper to get some sort of styrofoam epoxy or solution and make your own center or repair it?
And what 3D deer target is a good one to get, or all they about the same.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:24 AM
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If you have no price point then I would go with a Rinehart deer. They last as well as anything and are easier to pull arrows from. Some like the McKenzie XT series, but reading reviews I get the impression they don't last as long. In both cases the vital section is a plug and easily replaceable. In either case you're probably looking at between $400 and $500, which is getting to be on the rediculous side.

If budget oriented then a decent way to go is with R&W. Pick wisely and get one with a replaceable plug. Arrows pull harder and they don't last quite as long, but cost is about 1/3 of the other two. nother advantage I like is that the main body is one piece instead of the 3 pc. McKenzie that always seems to want to fall apart.

No matter which way you'd go I would order an extra vital core. Use one for field points and one for broadheads.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:33 AM
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what ever ya get, make sure it takes bh
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:51 PM
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There is also some spray foam you can do to repair the shooting damage, Ive heard mix reviews but if your going cheep that works. If you have kids the spray foam as i remeber was quite harder after so there low poundage bows may make there arrows bounce off.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:57 AM
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I went with homemade targets twenty years ago. The major problem with purchased archery targets is one place is designed to wear out a lot faster than the places on the edge.
My targets don't look like a deer. It's all in my imagination as I make an accurate shot on my target. So my dead on shot gets put in a lot of places on a 2' x 2' homemade target.

I just avoided the competition to shoot live looking deer.
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Old 03-16-2016, 04:48 AM
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I use plain white copy paper on foam insulation board, and put a small sticker on it.

The target sticker is the object of the aimed arrow. And with my imagination, it hits anything I make it - deer, moose, tiger, elephant.....








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