[Updated 1 June 2023] Imagine yourself trying out your new target in the backyard for the first time. You hold your breath, pull back the string, and release. The arrow flies toward the target and…sails right through leaving a massive hole in its wake or even worse the arrow gets lodged in the target, and it takes a team of oxen to get it out. This is a nightmare scenario for an archery fan that just spent their hard-earned money on a new target. To prevent this from happening to you, you want to choose a target that you know you can trust.
Though it is hard to go wrong, not every foam target is worth its price, and there are a lot of factors that go into choosing the perfect target for you. I have compiled a top ten list of some of my favorite targets with explanations as to why each of them deserves to be on the list. Before you read the reviews, there are a few factors to think about before choosing a target that is right for your needs.
How to Choose the Best Target for Your Needs
Table of Contents
Bow or Crossbow?
It may not seem like a big deal, but crossbows fire at a much higher speed than traditional bows. While a target may work great for a bow with a 60-pound draw, crossbow bolts may get buried in it. The same goes for compound bows that have considerably more power than a traditional bow. If you plan on using a crossbow or compound bow, check to make sure that the target is rated for the equipment.
What Kind of Head am I Using?
Different archers like to use different heads or tips for different reasons. I like to use a blunter bullet point that has less of a chance of hurting someone or something that runs in front of me while I’m shooting. Some people want their practice to be as realistic as possible (it makes a difference as all tips are weighted differently) so they use the same broadheads that they use when hunting. Broadheads, especially the expandable kind, can wreak havoc on a lot of foam targets, so if those are the tips you are using you need to take extra care to note how the target will react to them. Pro tip: no matter how good the target is, using expandable broadheads will shorten the life of the target.
Weight and Size
People choose foam targets usually do so because they want a target that is lightweight and portable. For the most part, all-foam targets are less than twenty pounds, but not all are equally easy to transport. Make sure that the target comes with a handle and whether that handle is recessed or a rope handle. I like rope handles better because they are an easy way to hang the target. One of the biggest problems with any foam target is that they are smaller than bag targets. This is more of a problem for beginning archers, but it is a consideration. The last thing you want is to order a target with a field hay bail in mind and get a less than two square foot box delivered to your door.
Is there a Replaceable Core?
These are few and far between, but if you find a target with a replaceable core, it is a keeper. Being able to replace the core (hopefully the area you are shooting the most) extends the life of the target significantly.
What’s the Price?
When you think about it, a target is something you pay money to destroy. When you know that your item will have a limited lifespan, you need to consider the price. And when considering the price, durability, and any extra features are an important part of your decision.
Here is the list of the Best Foam Targets Under $350 (with several choices under $100)
This foam target from bear archery is not cheap, but the price is often an indication of quality. The simple ring target design may increase the confusion over the price even more, but this is a high-quality target. Its self-healing foam prevents large holes from forming in your target. Though not indestructible, it does last a lot longer thanks to the foam, and because of its density, you can use both sides, which increases the life of the target. This target stops arrows dead in their tracks, so you don’t have to worry about fletching getting ruined by a buried arrow. When it’s time to retrieve your arrows, they slide right out with little resistance.
One feature that makes this target so fantastic is that it is nearly impervious to the elements. You can leave it outside without worrying about mold from rain or fading from the sun if you do want to bring it inside it’s not a problem since it only weighs twelve pounds. This balanced target can stand up by itself, but the company offers stands for their targets to accommodate all needs. It may not be as realistic as some of the other targets, but it will make you feel like Robin Hood when you’re practicing. The only downfall to this target is that the core is not replaceable so if you are too good at shooting you may ruin the center of the target long before you need to replace the rest of it.
Foam Material- The target is made of durable foam material that can withstand repeated arrow shots.
36-Inch Size- The target has a diameter of 36 inches, providing a large surface area for practicing archery.
Multiple Target Faces- It features multiple target faces with different patterns, allowing for varied shooting practice.
Easy Arrow Removal- The foam material offers easy arrow removal, reducing the risk of damaging arrows during retrieval.
Portable Design- The target is lightweight and portable, making it convenient to transport and set up in different locations.
Durability- The foam material used in the target is known for its durability, ensuring that it can withstand regular use and last for a long time.
Versatility- The multiple target faces allow archers to practice different shooting techniques and improve their accuracy.
Easy to Use- The target is easy to set up and use, making it suitable for archers of all skill levels.
Safe Arrow Retrieval- The foam material minimizes the chances of arrows bouncing back or causing damage, ensuring a safe retrieval process.
Portable- The lightweight design makes it easy to carry the target to different shooting locations, whether it’s a backyard or a shooting range.
Weather Sensitivity- Extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rain or extreme heat, may affect the durability and lifespan of the foam target.
Limited Target Faces- Although the target comes with multiple target faces, some users may prefer a wider variety of patterns for more diverse shooting practice.
Size Limitations- The 36-inch diameter may not be suitable for long-distance shooting practice or for archers aiming for smaller target areas.
Foam Deterioration- Over time, the foam material may start to deteriorate, leading to reduced target effectiveness and potential foam debris.
Price- The Bear Archery Foam Target, 36-Inch, may be relatively more expensive compared to smaller or simpler targets, making it less accessible for budget-conscious archers.
Overall this is a solid target that will treat you well, but there is a little unpacking to do around the company’s claims. First, I should say that at under $100 for a decent foam target, you don’t have much to lose here. The biggest flaw is that the target is marketed as a six-sided target, but only a few of the sides have pictures painted on leaving you to add targets to the other sides. Having to add your own targets is not a huge deal, but a little misleading. On the bright side, you can add whatever kind of target you want to the blank sides. The layered foam uses friction to stop the arrows, so they are easy to remove and don’t leave massive holes in the target when you pull them out.
Its layered design doesn’t just make the arrows easier to remove; it makes the target last longer with almost any kind of tip that you use. Weighing in at 15 pounds, this target is not exactly light, but it is still portable. It even comes with built-in handles that help you lug it around. The only thing that’s disappointing about the built-in handle is that it can’t be used as an easy way to hang the target. It’s a great target to bring to practice at the cabin or a friend’s back yard. Its smaller size makes it great for those who are tight on space as it can easily fit in a shed, garage, or even a closet when it’s not in use.
Check out this video for complete review.
6-Sided Design- The target has six sides, providing multiple shooting angles and options. This allows for versatile practice sessions and helps enhance shooting skills.
Polyfusion Technolog-: The target utilizes Polyfusion Technology, which combines polyurethane and layered foam to create a durable and long-lasting target. This technology helps in preventing arrow pass-through and extends the target’s lifespan.
Easy Arrow Removal- The layered foam construction makes removing arrows from the target easier without excessive force. This feature saves time and effort during practice sessions.
High-Contrast Graphics- The target is adorned with high-contrast graphics that improve visibility and aim during shooting. The distinct markings help archers focus on their target and make precise shots.
Weatherproof Construction- The target is built to withstand various weather conditions. It is resistant to rain, snow, and extreme temperatures, ensuring the target remains functional and usable for extended periods.
Durability- The Polyfusion Technology used in the target enhances its durability, making it capable of withstanding repeated shots without significant damage. This ensures long-lasting usability and value for money.
Versatility- The six-sided design offers multiple shooting angles, enabling archers to practice various shots, including distances and target positions. It caters to the needs of both beginners and experienced archers.
Easy Maintenance- The target requires minimal maintenance. Its weatherproof construction allows it to be used outdoors without worrying about damage caused by rain or other environmental factors. Regular cleaning and occasional foam replacement ensure optimal performance.
Portability- The target is lightweight and portable, making it easy to carry to different shooting locations. This convenience is particularly beneficial for archers who travel or participate in competitions.
Size Limitation- The compact size of the target may limit the shooting distance, especially for archers who prefer longer shots. This can be a disadvantage for those seeking to practice long-range accuracy.
Replacement Parts- While the target is durable, the foam layers may wear out over time due to repeated arrow impacts. Replacing the foam layers might be required occasionally, which can be an additional cost.
Price- The advanced technology and construction of the target can make it relatively expensive compared to essential archery targets. However, the durability and performance justify the higher price of severe archers.
Overall, the Block 6-Sided Arrow Archery Target with Polyfusion Technology provides a durable and versatile option for archers of all levels. Its unique design, easy arrow removal, and weatherproof construction make it a reliable choice for practice sessions, both indoors and outdoors.
You don’t get to be a trusted name in your industry like Rinehart unless you are doing something right. The options with this particular target are nearly endless, with six different sides, each with their own aesthetic. Two deer vitals sides have replaceable inserts to ensure the longevity of the product. Even if the insert wasn’t there, Rinehart has patented self-healing foam that makes giant holes nonexistent. This target has great stopping power, and pulling arrows out is a piece of cake. As with most RhinoBlock products, this is an incredibly durable target, and you shouldn’t have any problems using a crossbow.
This RhinoBlock version is fantastic for the traveling archer. At less than two square feet and weighing less than 20 pounds, it is relatively easy to take with you when traveling. To make it even more convenient is comes with carrying handles, so you don’t have to worry about hurting the integrity of the target. It does well in all types of weather and shouldn’t need to be stored inside if you don’t want to. One more feature that makes this particular target so great is the mounting holes that make it easy to change the height of the target whenever you see fit.
Construction- The RhinoBlock Target is made of Rinehart’s signature solid self-healing foam, which allows it to withstand repeated arrow impacts without losing its shape or integrity.
Multiple Shooting Surfaces- The target features six different shooting surfaces, providing a variety of target options for archers. These surfaces include multiple 3D targets, vitals, bullseyes, and small game targets.
Easy Arrow Removal- The foam material used in the target is designed to make arrow removal easy. The arrows can be pulled out with minimal effort, reducing the risk of damage to the arrows or the target.
Portability- The RhinoBlock Target is lightweight and features built-in handles, making it easy to transport and set up in different shooting locations.
Weatherproof- The target is weatherproof, allowing it to be used in various weather conditions without compromising its performance or durability.
Durability- The solid self-healing foam construction of the RhinoBlock Target ensures exceptional durability. It can withstand thousands of shots without significant wear or deformation.
Versatility- With its multiple shooting surfaces, the target offers a wide range of target options for archers, allowing them to practice various shooting scenarios and improve their skills.
Easy to Use- The target’s design and arrow removal feature make it user-friendly, allowing archers to focus on their shooting practice rather than struggling with removing arrows from the target.
Longevity- Due to its durable construction, the RhinoBlock Target offers long-term usability, making it a cost-effective choice for archers who regularly engage in target shooting.
Price- The RhinoBlock Target is relatively more expensive than other archery targets available in the market. However, its durability and longevity often justify the higher price point.
Weight- Although the target is portable, it may still be relatively heavy for some archers, especially when transporting it over long distances or rugged terrains.
Everyone has to start somewhere, and its best to start when you’re young. This target is meant specifically for young archers with a bow draw weight of 40 pounds or less. This is not the perfect target, but for $50 or less, you really can’t complain. Some users complain that the lining will break causing the target to fall apart, but that is easily preventable with a little duct tape around the lining. One more disappointing feature of this target is that it is only one-sided. The GenZ uses that layered design to stop all types of heads while not leaving any holes behind. It also makes removing the arrows a lot easier, which is especially important for a youth target.
It comes in two different sizes, but both are lightweight and portable. The handle on top makes it easy to carry, but it’s also an easy way to hang the target up for the perfect elevation. If you are looking for an adult-sized target that you will be able to use for years this target will disappoint you, but if you are looking for an inexpensive starter target for a kid, you will love the GenZ.
Patented Open Layer Design- The Block GenZ Youth Open Archery Arrow Target features a unique patented open layer design. This design allows arrows to penetrate the target quickly and provides easy arrow removal.
Youth-Friendly Size- The target is designed explicitly for youth archers, with dimensions suitable for their skill level. It provides a compact and manageable size, making it easier for young archers to practice and improve their shooting accuracy.
Multiple Target Faces- The target features multiple faces, providing various shooting options. This allows young archers to practice different aiming techniques and improve their skills by targeting other areas of the target face.
Long-Lasting Durability- The Block GenZ Youth Open Archery Arrow Target is built to last. It is made from high-quality materials that withstand repeated arrow impacts without losing shape or effectiveness. This ensures that the target will provide long-lasting use and value.
Easy to Transport- The target is lightweight and portable, making it easy to transport to different shooting locations. Whether you need to practice at home, at the local archery range, or on camping trips, this target is portable and easy to set up anywhere.
The patented open-layer design allows for easy arrow penetration and removal, reducing the effort required to retrieve arrows and preserving their condition.
The youth-friendly size makes it suitable for young archers, allowing them to practice and improve their shooting skills without being overwhelmed by a larger target.
The multiple target faces offer versatility and variety in training, allowing young archers to focus on different aiming points and shooting techniques.
The target’s durability ensures it can withstand frequent use without losing its effectiveness or shape, providing long-lasting performance.
Its portability makes it convenient to transport, enabling young archers to practice wherever they prefer.
The youth size may not be suitable for adult archers or those who are more experienced, as they may prefer larger targets to challenge their skills.
The target faces may require regular replacement over time if they become too worn or damaged from repeated arrow impacts.
Some users may find the target relatively expensive compared to other options on the market.
Depending on the individual’s preferences, they may prefer a different style of target design or material composition.
With its patented open-layer design, the Block GenZ Youth Open Archery Arrow Target offers young archers a durable, versatile, and portable target option to enhance their shooting skills.
The best way to describe this target is small but mighty. The Dual Threat is made to stop arrows from compound bows and even stronger crossbows. It is an average priced target, which is a pretty good value when you think about the fact that not all targets are strong enough to stop a crossbow bolt. It has four useable sides with two of the sides meant specifically a for field point which, if properly used, makes the target last a lot longer. Taking the arrows out of this target is not the easiest thing to do, but they do come out with a good tug.
You would think that a target with the ability to stop crossbow bolts would be heavy, but the Dual Threat is lightweight and easy to carry. The top-mounted carrying handle makes transporting the target easy and is an easy way to hang the target up for the perfect height. With proper use, this target will take thousands of shots before it needs to be replaced. If one had any complaint about this target, it would be that it’s not very weather resistant, but its great shape and size make it easy to store in a shed or closet. Storing this target is important as it doesn’t fare well in the elements.
Dual Threat Design- The YJ-380 is designed for field point (FP) and broadhead (BH) shooting, allowing versatility in target practice and hunting scenarios.
Compact and Lightweight- This bow is designed to be tight and lightweight, making it easy to carry and maneuver in different hunting environments.
Adjustable Draw Weight and Length- The YJ-380 offers adjustable draw weight and draw length, allowing users to customize their shooting experience according to their preferences and requirements.
Camouflage Finish- The bow features a camouflage finish, which helps blend with the surroundings and reduces the chances of being detected by the game.
Durable Construction- Morrell has built the YJ-380 with durable materials to withstand the rigors of outdoor use and ensure longevity.
Easy to Carry and Maneuver- Its compact and lightweight design makes it convenient to carry during long hunting trips and easy to handle in tight hunting spaces.
Customizable Shooting Experience- The adjustable draw weight and length allow users to tailor the bow to their specific shooting style, enhancing accuracy and comfort.
Blending with the Environment- The camouflage finish helps hunters blend into their surroundings, increasing their chances of remaining undetected by the game.
Durability- The YJ-380’s sturdy construction ensures it can withstand the demands of regular outdoor use, providing reliability and longevity.
Limited Arrow Speed- Compared to some high-end compound bows, the YJ-380 may have a lower arrow speed, affecting long-distance shooting performance.
Limited Accessories- Some users prefer a more comprehensive range of compatible accessories and customization options, which may be limited for this model.
Potentially Higher Noise Level- Some users have reported a slightly higher noise level during the shooting process than other compound bows, which could alert game animals.
Please remember that the advantages and disadvantages mentioned earlier are general observations derived from everyday user experiences, but individual preferences may differ. Researching and trying out the bow personally or consulting with experts to determine if it meets your specific needs and preferences is recommended.
You can tell by looking at this target that it is heavy-duty. As its name suggests, this target was designed specifically to stop high-speed crossbow bolt, which means that it has to be tough. The price lands in the mid to high range, but that is expected with a four-sided target as rugged as this one. The four sides have different patterns, including a deer vitals side but the black and white design is a little boring. Not only is this target rated for crossbow bolts, but it will even take broadheads and keep ongoing. This target uses friction to slow down the bolt, but if the arrow makes it too the core, it will undoubtedly stop. If the arrow does hit the core, it is significantly harder to remove than if the outer layer slows the arrow to a stop.
Though this target is heavy-duty, it is still lightweight, and a built-in handle makes it easy to carry. The target is offered in two sizes to better meet the needs of users, which is great for both storage and handling. The biggest downside to this particular target is that there is no easy way to mount it, so it needs to be on the ground or resting on something. As long as you take proper care of this target and store it inside when you’re not using it, it will last quite a long time even with regular use.
Four-sided design- The target has four sides, offering multiple shooting surfaces to prolong the target’s lifespan. It allows you to rotate the target and distribute the impact evenly across different areas, reducing wear and tear.
High-density core- The target features a high-density core specifically engineered to handle the high-speed impact of crossbow bolts. This core material helps to stop arrows quickly and effectively, minimizing the risk of pass-throughs.
Easy arrow removal- The Block Black Crossbow target is known for its easy removal. The high-density core compresses upon arrow impact, allowing for easy retrieval without excessive force or damage to the arrows.
Multiple aiming points- The target offers various points on each side, allowing you to practice shooting from different angles and distances. This helps improve your accuracy and precision while simulating real hunting scenarios.
Portable and versatile- The target is lightweight, portable, easily transported, and set up in different locations. It can be used in various shooting environments, such as backyards, archery ranges, or hunting camps.
Durability- The target’s four-sided design and high-density core make it highly durable, ensuring it can withstand repeated use and resist wear and tear over time.
Suitable for crossbows- Specifically designed for crossbow archers, this target can handle the high-velocity impacts associated with crossbow bolts, providing a safe and effective practice surface.
Enhanced safety- The target’s ability to stop arrows quickly and effectively reduces the risk of pass-throughs, minimizing the chances of arrows flying beyond the mark and potentially causing harm to people or property.
Easy to use- With its easy arrow removal feature, you can spend more time shooting and less time struggling to retrieve your arrows. This convenience allows for uninterrupted practice sessions and improves the overall shooting experience.
Limited target life- Despite its durability, continuous use will eventually lead to the target wearing out. Depending on how often and intensely it is used, the target may need to be replaced after a specific time.
Size limitations- Depending on the specific model, the target may have size limitations. It’s essential to ensure the target is large enough to accommodate the range of distances and shooting scenarios you intend to practice.
Weather susceptibility- Like most archery targets, the Block Black Crossbow target may be susceptible to weather conditions such as rain, snow, or extreme heat. Exposure to harsh weather over time can degrade the target’s performance and longevity.
Cost- Compared to other target options, the Block Black Crossbow target may be relatively more expensive due to its specialized design and construction. However, it’s essential to consider the quality and safety features provided by the target when assessing its value for money.
This is one of my favorite targets for several reasons. For starters, there are no pre-printed targets on the RangeDog; it is a blank slate for you to pin whatever target you want. Then there is the fact that it is much larger and heavier than other targets. Those characteristics aren’t great for a portable target, but they are fantastic for a target that is going to stay in your back yard. If it absolutely must be moved it comes with built-in straps for you and a friend to move it. When using field points, the arrows stop fast and are easy to remove. As long as you are using field points, this target should work with a crossbow just fine.
Even though I love this target, it does have its downfalls. It is one of the most expensive foam targets that you will find, clearing the $300 mark. If you use field points on this target, it will last forever, but it doesn’t do as well with broadheads, which is a disappointment. Its weight also makes it impossible to mount most places. It is a foam target so the foam will eventually wear out if you continuously hit the same spot and there is no core to replace, but the larger size allows you to offset targets, so you are never hitting the same spot constantly. Still, this is a great, heavy duty target that is well worth its price for the serious archer.
Dimensions- The target measures 36 inches in width and 36 inches in height and has a thickness of 12 inches, providing a substantial and realistic target for archery practice.
Flat Face Design- The flat face design offers a large surface area for shooting, allowing archers to aim and practice their accuracy effectively.
High-Density Foam- The target is made of high-density foam, which provides excellent stopping power for arrows, ensuring they don’t pass through and reducing the risk of damage to arrows.
Easy Arrow Removal- The foam composition allows for easy arrow removal. Arrows can be extracted with minimal effort, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free practice session.
Weather Resistant- The target is designed to withstand various weather conditions, making it suitable for indoor and outdoor use. It can endure rain, heat, and other environmental factors without compromising its integrity.
Portable and Lightweight- The target may be big, but it’s light in weight, so it’s convenient to carry and transfer wherever required.
Target Face- The target features a printed face with clear markings, enabling archers to practice different shooting techniques and improve accuracy.
Durable Construction- The Bulldog RangeDog is built to be long-lasting, ensuring it can withstand repeated use and maintain its structural integrity over time.
Realistic Shooting Experience- The target’s large size and flat face design provide a realistic shooting experience, simulating shooting at actual targets.
Effective Stopping Power- The high-density foam composition of the target effectively stops arrows, reducing the risk of arrow pass-through and ensuring safety during practice sessions.
Convenient Arrow Removal- The foam composition allows for easy arrow removal, saving time and effort during practice.
Versatile Use- The target’s weather-resistant design allows for universal use in various environments, whether it’s indoors or outdoors.
Portability- Although it may seem significant, the target is lightweight, which makes it effortless to move and install in various locations as required.
Suitable for Different Skill Levels- The target is ideal for beginners, intermediate, and advanced archers, providing an appropriate challenge for all skill levels.
Durability- The target’s durable construction ensures it can withstand repeated use without significant wear and tear, providing long-lasting performance.
Bulky Size- The target’s large dimensions may require ample space for storage when not in use, which could be a limitation for individuals with limited storage options.
Limited Target Face Designs- While the target does feature a printed target face, some archers prefer various target designs to keep practice sessions exciting and challenging.
Overall, the Bulldog RangeDog 36″ x 36″ x 12″ Flat Face Archery Target offers a realistic shooting experience with its large size, effective stopping power, and easy arrow removal. It is a versatile and durable target suitable for archers of different skill levels, although its size may pose a storage challenge for some users.
Shooter is cool because they make targets that simulate the animal you want to be hunting. Of course, that wouldn’t mean anything if the targets weren’t good, but these targets are awesome. They are generally the same size as the animal you are hunting, and they add a scoring ring around the vitals of the animal. Each target is lightweight and easy to move around but solid enough to stand up to a barrage of arrows. It’s so solid in fact that it can easily handle direct hits from crossbows. Perhaps the best part about this target is the price. At under $70 you can buy a few of these targets at a time if you want.
This target is not the most durable on the list, but it more than makes up for it in price. They come with stakes to secure them to the ground and set up is easy. If there is one thing that could be improved with Shooter 3D targets, it would be a replaceable vitals core so you could switch out the important part rather than buy a whole new target each time. If you are a hunter, I’m not sure that there is a better target series available than this one.
Realistic Design- The Shooter Field Logic 3D Archery Hog Target features a lifelike design that resembles an actual hog, providing a more immersive shooting experience.
Solid Construction- It is made of durable, high-density self-healing foam that can withstand repeated arrow impacts, ensuring long-lasting use.
Easy Arrow Removal- The foam material used in the target allows arrows to be easily removed without causing excessive damage or leaving behind residue.
Multiple Scoring Zones- The target is designed with scoring rings on different parts of the hog, allowing archers to practice aiming for specific areas and improving their accuracy.
Portability- This target is lightweight and easy to transport, making it convenient for outdoor archery practice or competitions.
Weather Resistant- The black color and foam material make the target resistant to weather conditions, including rain and sun exposure, ensuring it can be used in various outdoor environments.
Realistic Practice- The lifelike design of the hog target helps archers simulate real hunting scenarios, allowing them to improve their shooting skills and accuracy.
Durability- The high-density foam construction ensures the target can withstand numerous arrow impacts, making it suitable for frequent practice sessions.
Versatility- The multiple scoring zones provide archers with a range of targets to aim at, enhancing their ability to hit specific areas accurately.
User-Friendly- The easy arrow removal feature prevents damage to arrows and saves time during practice sessions.
Portable- Its lightweight nature allows for easy transportation to different shooting locations, making it suitable for archers on the go.
Limited Target Variety- As a hog target, it may provide a different variety than targets with other shapes or animals. This may limit the range of practice scenarios for archers.
Price- Depending on individual budgets, the Shooter Field Logic 3D Archery Hog Target may be relatively more expensive than basic foam or traditional paper targets.
Size- While the target’s portability is advantageous, the size may be considered undersized for some archers who prefer larger targets for long-range shooting practice.
Arrow Pull Strength- While the foam material aids in easy arrow removal, it may require more force to pull out arrows than targets specifically designed for easy extraction.
Limited Us- The target is primarily designed for archery practice and may not be suitable for other shooting disciplines or firearms training.
While there is nothing incredibly unique about the target rings, everything else about this target is different than what you have ever seen. Its unique design allows you to aim at 18 different sides. This target is specifically made to take a beating from broadheads time after time. Rinehart believes in their self-healing foam so much that they guarantee this target for a full year. It looks solid, but the mostly foam construction makes it lightweight, and an attached handle makes it easy to carry and perfect for hanging almost anywhere.
There is little to complain about with this target. It is under $150, which is pretty average for a target that lasts half as long. Removing the arrows from the target is surprisingly easy, and though I wouldn’t personally do it, some people report using this target for crossbow practice. It may not be the prettiest target, but looks don’t matter when you plan on putting holes in it. Thanks to its durability and size, it is one of the best targets overall for backyard or basecamp practice.
Check out this video for complete review.
Material- Rinehart Standard Block Targets are constructed using a self-healing foam material, which allows the target to withstand repeated arrow impacts without significant damage.
Design- The targets are designed in a standard block shape, providing a large surface area for aiming and scoring. They often feature multiple target faces with various scoring zones, allowing for different types of archery practice.
Easy Arrow Removal- The self-healing foam material used in Rinehart targets makes it easier to remove arrows, reducing the risk of arrow damage or injury during retrieval.
Weather Resistance- These targets are designed to withstand outdoor elements, making them suitable for year-round use. They can resist rain, sun exposure, and other weather conditions without deteriorating.
Portability- Rinehart Standard Block Targets are relatively lightweight and portable, allowing archers to transport them easily to different practice locations.
Durability- The self-healing foam used in Rinehart targets ensures excellent durability, enabling them to withstand numerous arrow impacts and prolonging their lifespan.
Realistic Feel- The foam material offers an authentic feel when shooting arrows, simulating the experience of shooting at live targets.
Versatility- The multiple target faces and scoring zones provide versatility in training. Archers can practice different shooting techniques and aim for specific scoring areas to improve accuracy.
Cost-Effective- Rinehart Standard Block Targets offer good value for money, providing a durable target option that can endure continuous use over time.
Suitable for Various Archery Styles- These targets are ideal for different archery styles, including compound bows, recurve bows and crossbows. They cater to a wide range of archers, from beginners to advanced shooters.
Bulky Size- The size of Rinehart Standard Block Targets can be a disadvantage, as they may require more storage space compared to smaller targets.
Weight- While they are relatively portable, the importance of these targets might be a consideration for some archers, especially if frequent transportation is required.
Limited Target Face Variety- Although Rinehart Standard Block Targets typically feature multiple target faces, the variety of face designs and patterns may be more limited than other target options.
Arrow Penetration- Occasionally, arrows can penetrate deeply into the foam material, making them more challenging to extract. However, this can be mitigated by using appropriate arrow points or broadheads.
It’s worth noting that specific models or variations of Rinehart Standard Block Targets may have additional features or address some of the abovementioned cons. Therefore, referring to the manufacturer’s specifications and user reviews is advisable when considering a particular model.
Don’t let the gimmick of the dice look turn you off from the High Roller; it is one of the most complete archery targets you will find. What may surprise you most is the price, at a little over $100 this target is a fantastic value. The dice design does have a purpose, with six targetable sides, the target will last a lot longer. Spreading out the targets is not the only reason why this target lasts longer; it’s dense foam construction can easily stop a crossbow bolt. Though this foam is meant to stop high-speed arrows, removing the arrows is a breeze.
The high roller is lightweight and easy to carry anywhere thanks to its built-in handle. The only problem is that the handle is a single rope instead of a loop, so it’s not as easy to hang. The target is treated to resist fading from the sun but doesn’t perform well when wet so you should still store it inside when you aren’t using it. The biggest issue with this target is that it only comes in one size, and that size is smaller than a lot of archers would like. Other than that small issue, this is a well-rounded target that bow and crossbow users will both enjoy.
High-Density Foam- The target is made from high-density foam, allowing for excellent arrow penetration and easy removal.
Multiple Shooting Sides- The target has four shooting sides, providing different target options and extending the target’s lifespan.
Target Faces- The target features noticeable faces with different colored rings, allowing for easy target acquisition and precise aiming.
Weather-Resistant Design- The target is designed to withstand various weather conditions, making it suitable for outdoor use.
Easy Portability- The target is lightweight and has built-in handles, making it easy to transport and set up in different shooting locations.
Longevity- The foam material used in the target is durable and long-lasting, ensuring it can withstand repeated shots without significant wear and tear.
Versatility- With its multiple shooting sides and target faces, this target offers a variety of shooting options, catering to different skill levels and shooting preferences.
Easy Arrow Removal- The high-density foam construction allows for easy arrow removal, minimizing the risk of damaging arrows or struggling to retrieve them from the target.
Portability- The lightweight design and built-in handles make it convenient to transport the target to different shooting locations, whether a backyard range or a remote hunting spot.
Weather Resistance- The target’s ability to withstand different weather conditions ensures that archers can continue their practice or shooting sessions without worry, even in adverse weather.
Durability- The target’s high-density foam material and construction contribute to its durability, allowing it to withstand frequent use and maintain its performance over time.
Price- This archery target offers more features and improvements, reflected in its higher price than essential foam targets or lower-end options.
Bulkiness- While the target is lightweight, its size and shape might make it slightly bulky for some archers, especially regarding transportation and storage in limited spaces.
Limited Shooting Angles- The target’s four shooting sides provide a variety of target options, but it might not offer the same level of versatility as targets with rotating heads or more complex designs.
Target Face Replacement- Over time, the target faces might wear out or become damaged due to repeated arrow impacts, requiring replacements, which can be an additional expense.
Q1. Can these foam targets withstand broadhead arrows?
Yes, most foam targets within this price range are designed to handle broadhead arrows. However, checking the specific product details is always recommended to ensure compatibility. Some targets may require additional inserts or specialized features to withstand broadheads effectively.
Q2. Are these foam targets suitable for indoor and outdoor use?
Yes, the foam targets mentioned above can be used indoors and outdoors. These products are built to endure different weather conditions and offer a dependable shooting experience in diverse settings. However, taking appropriate safety precautions and following local regulations when using targets indoors or outdoors is essential.
Q3. Do these foam targets offer easy arrow removal?
Yes, the foam targets listed above generally offer easy arrow removal. They feature layered foam designs or high-density foam cores that allow arrows to penetrate smoothly while making it easier to extract them. However, retrieving arrows carefully is essential to avoid damage to both the target and the arrows.
Q4. Are these foam targets suitable for all skill levels?
These foam targets are suitable for archers at any skill level, whether they are beginners or experts. They provide a reliable and consistent surface for practicing accuracy and honing shooting skills. Whether you’re just starting or an experienced archer, these targets can assist in improving your aim and technique.
Q5. Are there any specific maintenance requirements for these foam targets?
Although foam targets are known for being low-maintenance, it is advised to examine them for any indications of wear or damage frequently. If any foam layers become compressed or show excessive wear, they may need replacement. Additionally, storing foam targets in a cool and dry place when not in use is advisable to prolong their lifespan.
Q6. Can these foam targets be used with crossbows as well as traditional bows?
The foam targets mentioned earlier can be used with crossbows and traditional bows. They are designed to handle the force and impact of various types of archery equipment. It is advisable to verify if the target specifications are compatible with the kind of bow and draw weight you are using.
When finding the best budget foam targets at an affordable price point, several excellent options are available under $350, with some even priced under $100. These targets offer durability, functionality, and value for money, making them suitable for various shooting disciplines and skill levels.
Whether you’re an avid archer, a dedicated bowhunter, or a recreational shooter, the selection of foam targets within this price range provides an array of choices to suit your specific needs. From layered foam targets that offer multiple shooting surfaces to self-healing options that prolong the target’s lifespan, there is something for everyone.
Not only do these foam targets offer a cost-effective solution, but they also provide a safe and convenient practice experience. Their lightweight construction allows for easy transportation and setup, while their ability to absorb arrows and bolts reduces the risk of damage to your equipment and the surrounding environment.
Furthermore, multiple options under $100 make it even more accessible for beginners or those on a tight budget to get started with archery or shooting sports. These entry-level foam targets still maintain the necessary quality and performance to enhance your shooting skills and provide hours of enjoyment.
In summary, the diverse range of budget foam targets available under $350, with several options priced under $100, ensures you can find a high-quality, affordable target that meets your requirements and suits your budget. So, whether you’re honing your accuracy, preparing for competition, or simply enjoying the thrill of shooting, these foam targets offer an excellent investment that will enhance your shooting experience without breaking the bank.