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Best Archery Target for the Money 2019 [Updated Reviews]

The aim of this guide is to help give you advice on what is the best archery target in 2019. As you no doubt know, practice makes perfect. The only way you are going to be able to practice is if you have a target to shoot at. Picking the target that is best for you will depend on the type of archery you do and the equipment you use. 

When buying a archery target, you need to find one that is durable and allows you to shoot multiple arrows at it. There is no point in buying one and it needing to be replaced in just a few sessions. Once you have fired your arrows at the target, you also want to be able to pull the arrows out easily. (In the past I have had to leave arrows in some targets!)

 

Below you will see reviews of the best archery target for the money, hopefully this will help you to find the right target for you and your needs.

Best Archery Targets for 2019 Comparison Table

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Choosing The Right Type of Target

As already mentioned there are different types of targets and knowing which one to use can be confusing. As it does depend on the type of equipment you are using. Below are the 4 major styles, allowing you to be able to choose the best archery target for you and your needs.

Image of archery target with arrow in bulls-eye

Bag Targets

Bag targets are probably one of the most common archery targets, perfect for beginner archers as well. Usually the entire surface area can be shot at and not just the actual bullseyes themselves. The outside of the bags is often the same material you will see on other outdoor covers, some of which are easily replaced with continued use.

 

Inside the bags you will find a synthetic material which is designed to be able to withstand a lot of shooting, in fact the inside of the bag will certainly outlive the outside. The material inside the bag target is very effective at stopping your arrows, but at the same time they are usually very easy to be removed. As long as you DON'T use Broadhead tips, you should only use field points.

 

One of the best things about these bag targets is that they can usually be used anywhere, whether indoors or outdoors. They are a porous material, which means they are not suitable in wet weather. These types of targets will normally have a handle on so you can either sit it on the floor or hang it from a target stand.

Block Targets

The next type of archery target is blocks, some of these are made out of a foam material. This foam causes friction which helps to stop the arrow from penetrating too far, whilst also keeping the arrow tips in one piece. Like Bag targets, it is important that you only use field tips and not broadheads. (Unless it does have a foam insert)

 

It’s also worth noting that bows with a really heavy draw weight could also get their arrows stuck in the targets. Many archers like to use block targets because they are very easy to move around, as well as be durable. If you are planning to shoot outdoors then these types of targets are ideal, although because of them being lightweight they can also be used indoors.

3D Targets

Using the above two targets are great if you are just starting out or interested in target archery, but what if you are wanting to do hunting? 3D targets are specifically designed to look like the animals you might be intending to hunt, not only that the foam often depicts the organs of the animal.

 

This is essential when practicing hunting, as you need to make sure to hit the right spot for a humane kill. A great way of helping to improve your accuracy with your compound bow. Like other targets you should only use field tips as broadheads will get stuck, unless it has a foam insert then it is normally possible to use them.

 

3D Archery targets are often fairly lightweight, allowing you to move them around. They do however wear out over time so you will need to get replacements every so often.

Paper Target Faces

Probably the most well-known type of archery target, if you have done any kind of archery lessons you will probably have been shooting these. The typical vegas style target with the gold, red, blue, black and white circles.

 

These are ideal if you are wanting to focus more on improving accuracy or if you are wanting to get into scoring/competitions. These are made out of paper and therefore you would want some form of target set up to stick them too. One option would be to get a foam box target and fasten them onto that.

Best Archery Target Reviews

Double Duty Archery Target from Morrell

Whether you are using a recurve bow, compound bow or a crossbow, the Morrell Double Duty target block will suit your needs. It has been specifically designed to handle shots of up to 400 fps, as long as you are using field tips. Unlike some archery targets, this one is completely weatherproof.

One of the things that makes this one of the best target is the amount of actual targets you can shoot at.

There are a total of 4 targets you can shoot at, each one different to help you improve your accuracy. It features a nine-ball target, dartboard, 5 different sized bulls-eyes and finally deer vitals. It’s not a lightweight target, it weighs an impressive 32lbs.


It does sit flat on the floor and according to Morrell will not fall over, so it can be set and left in the place where you want it. Morrell are confident that it is the best and will be suitable for your needs, it also comes with a full 2 year warranty.


Its easy to see why this made our best archery target list. 

Specifications


Type: Block

Size: 19"x19"x19"

Weight: 33lbs


Pros & Cons

What I Like

  • Very Durable and Long Lasting
  • Suitable For All Bow Types
  • ​Free Standing
  • ​4 Different Targets
  • ​Replaceable Covers

What I don't Like

  • ​Cannot Use Broadheads

Image for the target Block Black

The Block Classic has received a lot of positive reviews and is actually supposed to be one of the best archery target that has 2 sides, is this true? The block itself is fairly light weight at between 14-18 lbs and is available in 3 different sizes.


It is made up with a layered foam, which prevents your arrow from entering the target and getting stuck. 

One thing I do like about this archery target is that it supports both field and broadheads, although it’s worth noting that broadheads will wear the target away quicker. (The target is NOT self healing).


Overall a decent block target for the low price.

Specifications


Type: Block

Size: 18"x18"x13.5"

Weight: ​​​​16lbs


Pros & Cons

What I Like

  • Lightweight
  • Contrasting Colors
  • Suitable for Field & Broadheads
  • Good Value for Money
  • 2 Sided

What I don't Like

  • Expensive - However Worth it

image showing the RhinoBlock target from Rhinehart

Imagine a target block with 40 targets, that is exactly what the Rinehart RhinoBlock has to offer. Whether you are using field or broadhead tips, this target will dramatically help improve your accuracy and allow you to continue using it for years and years.


The target itself is very durable, but with the XL version you can replace the inserts which will make it last even longer. At 25 lbs, you can carry this and position it wherever you need with ease.


Each of the 6 faces of the cube can be used as a target face, 4 of these have target zones that are high vis so they show in low light. The other 2 have 3D deer target zones. This is not a low cost block target but if you want quality, it’s worth it!

Specifications


Type: Block

Size: 17"x14"x17"

Weight: 19lbs


Pros & Cons

What I Like

  • Self Healing
  • Replaceable Inserts
  • Six Sided
  • 40 Different Targets
  • Can be used by all bow types

What I don't Like

  • Price - But worth it

Yello Jacket target from Morrell Targets
The second archery target from Morrell, however this is a bag type. If you are looking for a mid-range target, the Yellow Jacket Supreme 3 is one of the best. The material used is waterproof, which means you can shoot indoors or outdoors. As long as you use field tips it is incredibly durable and should allow you to shoot thousands of arrows at it.


This bag is 27 lbs so it is very easy to lift onto a target mount, it features 2 mounting holes and a handle. In terms of targets there are 2 sides that you can shoot, each one with 5 targets. These are a hexagon shape and feature 2 black hexagons and a red hexagon, allowing you to improve your accuracy. The centre hexagon is much smaller than the 4 outer ones.


Morrell have worked very hard on this design to help ensure your arrows wont get stuck, even at 320 fps. They have done this by using a multi layer design, helping the arrow to penetrate the target but not get stuck. This means that even if you unfortunately don't hit the target, you will still be able to get your arrow out easily for another go.

Specifications


Type: Bag

Size: 23"x12"x25"

Weight: ​​​​28lbs


Pros & Cons

What I Like

  • Waterproof for all Seasons
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors
  • Replaceable Covers
  • Handle & Mounting Rings
  • Easily Remove Arrows

What I don't Like

  • ​Cannot Use Broadheads
  • May Fall Over

Hurricane Archery Bag Target From Field Logic

The next target bag is the Hurricane from Field Logic. The bag will help to stop arrows with a field tip and can be shot from any type of bow weather recurve, compound and crossbow. (It’s suitable for up to 400 fps).


One thing that I really like is the contrasting colours, which means you should still be able to see the target off into the distance. The bag features two shooting sides, the front and the back. The back has a deer target, which shows key scoring zones such as the heart, lungs and liver. On the front there are 9 targets, each featuring 3 rings.

The handle is fairly sturdy so you can easily move it around, with 3 size options available. In terms of price, it is very responsible and should suit your for hundreds and hundreds of shots.

Specifications


Type: Bag

Size: 25"x23"x12"

Weight: ​​​​23lbs


Pros & Cons

What I Like

  • Suitable for all bow types
  • 2 Sided target
  • Good price
  • Easy to transport
  • Arrows are easily removed

What I don't Like

  • ​Cannot Use Broadheads
  • May fall over
  • Not waterproof
  • Replaceable covers not available

6. Morrell Yellow Jacket Stinger Field

Morrell manufacture some of the very best targets and this one is no different. They have designed it to be suitable for recurve bows as well as compound bows and is made from durable material. The contrasting colours of the yellow bag and the red aiming points, allows you to improve your archery skills from a distance. 


Since you can use this target with your compound bow, its been built to withstand very fast arrows. It's very dense thanks to it being made from at least 38 different layers. Even though it can manage fast arrows, it has also been manufactured in a way that it's easy for you to remove your arrows.

The Yellow Jacket Stinger Field target from Morrell is perfect for shooting outdoors, as it is waterproof. You are also able to easily move it around as it does have some handles. It would be recommended to use field tips, as broadheads could reduce its durability.

Specifications


Type: Bag

Size: 20"x12"x23"

Weight: 18lbs


Pros & Cons

What I Like

  • Lightweight target
  • Durable - containing over 38 layers
  • Easy to remove arrows
  • Waterproof
  • Can be moved easily

What I don't Like

  • Should only use field tips

7. Morrell Supreme Range Field Point Archery Bag Target

Another archery target from Morrell, the Supreme Range Field Target is perfect for those of all ages. It is a tough and durable target but it is important to note that bows under 20lb might struggle to impact the bag initially. It's pretty heavy at 50 lbs, but this does mean that it keeps it position and wont simply fall over. It does also contain holes for you to be able to hang it up if you wanted. 


On one side you will find a large brightly colored target and on the other there are 4 smaller targets, allowing you to improve your aim and precision.

This target is durable as it contains a multi-layered design as well as a frame internally, this ensures it lasts longer than many other targets. What I like about this is that it's ideal for those in the NASP program.

Specifications


Type: Bag

Size: 31"x14"x29"

Weight: 25lbs



8.Block GenZ XL Youth Archery Target

If you are a beginner then the Block GenZ XL is one of the best choices, as it's aimed at those shooting bows that are less than 40lbs. This also makes it a good choice if looking for a Youth Archery Target. It stops arrows incredibly well and can manage both field and broadhead points, the arrows are also very easy to be removed. 


This target has been designed to be easily visible from a distance, thanks to its contrasting white and black colors. Even though it is a decent sized, it is lightweight and therefore can be carried easily even by children. 

If looked after, this target should last you many years.

Specifications


Type: Block

Size: 18"x16"x8"

Weight: 10lbs ​​​​



Best Crossbow Target for 2019

Crossbows are incredibly powerful and this means you need to find a crossbow target that is appropriate, but which is best? Even though some of the above archery targets will be suitable, if you are using a crossbow you may want to find one designed for that type of bow.


There are however many different targets available, different sizes, prices and different style targets. It can be a complete minefield to find the best one for you. Below are the top 3;

Double Duty Archery Target from Morrell

For the price, this is an excellent field tip target. One of the best for crossbows but can also be used with other types of bows. It has been specifically designed to be easy to retrieve your arrows or bolts.


One of the things I really like about this crossbow target is the 4 shooting sides. Each one offers something different, from the standard 6 bullseyes to a dark board, full coloured deer and even a 9 ball game.

Specifications


Type: Block

Size: 19"x19"x19"

Weight: 33lbs


Pros & Cons

What I Like

  • ​Wide Range Of Target Types
  • ​Suitable For All Bow Types
  • ​Easy Arrow/Bolt Removal

What I don't Like

  • ​Not Suitable For Broadhead Tips

Block Black B20

​This is one of the best crossbow target on the market with the Block Black B20. You are able to shoot all 4 sides of the target and due to its size, you should be able to shoot from 50 yards away and not risk losing your bolts.


The block has been designed to allow easy bolt removal, whether you are using field points or broadheads. The target faces have been designed to help increase your accuracy, whether you are shooting close or further away.

Specifications


Type: Block

Size: 16"x16"x12"

Weight: 31lbs


Pros & Cons

What I Like

  • ​Suitable For Both Field & Broadhead Tips
  • ​4 Sided Target
  • ​Easy Arrow/Bolt Removal
  • ​Tough Target
  • ​2 Sizes Available

What I don't Like

  • ​Handle Is Not Easy To Hold

RineHart 18-1 Broadhead Target

The RineHart 18-1 is an excellent target, as it allows you to shoot from different angles. It also features different sized circles, so you can improve on your aim and precision. Some archery targets you struggle to see from a distance, however thanks to the bright green circles on the black background you can see them easily from a distance. 


The RineHart 18-1 does offer a lot of durability as it is self healing and even allows you to use broadhead arrows without any issues. 

You should therefore be able to enjoy using this target for years and years. The target is a little smaller than some, which may put some archers off. I however feel that the size works well and is worth it being a bit smaller to get the additional ability to shoot at angles.

Specifications


Type: Block

Size: 15"x15"

Weight: 2lbs


Pros & Cons

What I Like

  • Self Healing
  • 18 target faces
  • Can use both field and broadhead arrows
  • Different sized targets
  • Contrasting colors on targets

What I don't Like

  • Target smaller than some alternatives

4. Delta 70630 Speedbag Crossbow

Delta Mckenzie have made some excellent crossbow targets and this one is no different. It has been specifically designed to be able to stop arrows that are travelling 400fps, whilst also keeping the target in tact. The Delta 70630 Speedbag has been manufactured to be long laster, allowing you to shoot at it again and again. 


In terms of colors, it features a stylish orange and black contrast, with 7 main targets and then 3 much smaller targets for better precision shooting. This is an incredibly popular option, as in terms of price it is very good value. Even though its positioned at number 4, I do think its still one of the best choices. 

Specifications


Type: Bag

Size: 24"x24"x10"

Weight: 34lbs


Pros & Cons

What I Like

  • Long lasting
  • Stops arrows at 400fps
  • Total of 10 different shooting areas
  • Great value for money

What I don't Like

  • Can only use field tips

SpyderWeb Crossbow Target

If you are looking for a target for your crossbow, you want to take a look at the SpyderWeb ST XL. These are advertised by the manufacture as a no speed limit target, allowing you to shoot with as much power as possible. Regardless of the speed of your bolts, you should still be able to easily remove them from the target.


To help increase the durability of the target, it is self-healing. This results in you being able to shoot again and again. The material of the target is waterproof so it can be positioned inside or outside and the metal handle makes it easy to be transported.

Specifications


Type: Block

Size: 24"x15"x24"

Weight: 62lbs


Pros & Cons

What I Like

  • ​Self-Healing
  • ​No Speed Limit
  • ​Suitable For All Bow Types
  • ​Waterproof
  • ​Easily Transported

What I don't Like

  • ​Cannot Use Broadheads

Best 3D Archery Target 2019

Field Logic GlenDel Full Rut Buck 3D Archery Target

This is one of the more expensive bucks, however it is great value. I do feel that this is one of the best 3d archery targets as it can really help to improve your aim and accuracy and is very long lasting. It has been specifically designed so you are able to target vital sections for a clean kill and even though it's very durable, it can be easily replaced so lasts even longer. 


The Field Logic GlenDel Full Rut Buck is perfect if you are trying to improve your hunting, as it is the same size and also the same weight as an average buck. This makes it even more realistic. Some of these types of targets are hard to set up, however this one is very easy

Specifications


Type: 3D

Size: 37"x62"x150"

Weight: 35lbs



2. Rinehart Targets Woodland Buck Target

This 3D buck target from Rinehart is great to provide a little more realism when trying to improve your accuracy. It's not as big as some of the targets and is roughly the size of a 100lb buck. The core  can be shot from either side and is self-healing, providing increased durability. 


The core has been designed to easily allow you to remove arrows and even though it will stop crossbow bolts, these will be a little harder to remove. You should use field points and it will withstand shots from both recurve and compound bows. 


My only complaint about this target is how sturdy it is. It's fine when actually shooting the arrows but is a little unsteady when trying to remove the arrows, which could cause it to fall over. Overall however its a very good 3d target and is really good value.

Specifications


Type: 3D

Size: 38"x9"x33"

Weight: 10lbs



Rinehart Woodland Strutting Turkey Target

The strutting turkey target from Rinehart is excellent quality and a great addition to their woodland series of 3d archery targets. Hunting wild turkeys can be very hard, however with this target you will be able to get even more practice and improve your precision. 


This target allows you to use both field points as well as broadheads and due to its high-density foam core, it is really long lasting. I really like how realistic it looks from its weight to the size.

Don’t let the weight put you off, as it is actually very lightweight which makes it much easier to transport. 


The core has been designed so that arrows can be easily removed, no matter how fast they are shot. As already mentioned the target will last hours and hours of practice, however the core can easily be replaced if needed.

Specifications


Type: 3D

Size: 21"x19"x27"

Weight: 14lbs



DIY Archery Target - Can you make your own? 

A good quality archery target is not cheap and therefore many people look for ways in which they can create a DIY target. You can often do this with some form of sack or foam from a hardware store.


Most people will go the DIY route to try and save some money BUT they will often not last as long as proper targets and therefore you may need to replace them more often. It’s also worth noting that DIY Archery Targets have not gone through the same rigorous testing, you could therefore be putting your arrows at risk...which are not cheap to replace!


Check out the video below on how you could go about making your own target.

Full Buyers Guide

With so many different targets, it’s hard to know which would be the best for your archery practice. Below you will find some different recommendations, but I also wanted to give 5 points that you should consider. This will help you pick the right target for the type of bow you plan to use.

The Type of Archery You Will Be Doing

The first thing you should think about is what are you actually going to be using the target for? The use will impact on the type of target you would want to buy. If the plan is to do target archery, you would be better off getting a bag or block target.

 

If however you want to do field archery or perhaps looking to get into archery, you would want to get a 3D practice target. These are ideal as they come in the shape of different animals that you would typically find on a hunt, including the ideal places for a humaine shot.

The Durability of the Target

You do not want to buy a target for your archery and have to replace it every couple of months (or even less for really cheap ones). most fo the best quality target should last you at least a year, this naturally depends on how many arrows you do shoot on a daily/weekly basis.

 

The insides of the targets are normally very durable but the outside of covers do tend to wear away first. There are many bag targets that allow you to replace these covers, which means you can get even longer use out of them.

How Easy Can Arrows Be Removed?

It’s important to use a target where you are able to remove your arrows with very little effort. If your arrows cannot be easily removed, you risk not only causing more damage to the target but could also end up breaking your arrows.

The Type of Archery You Will Be Doing

Above are some of the best archery targets on the market, I am sure you will find the right one for you and your needs. If you do have any questions, please do post them below and I will answer them for you as soon as possible. 

The Mobility Of The Target

When I look for an archery target, I like to find one that I can move around easily. I often shoot in the garden but at times will also shoot in the garage, If i’m not able to move my target then this can make it very difficult. Many of the ones that are advertised as portable will come with some kind of strap, allowing you to carry it around as well as hold it up onto a stand.

How Much Does It Cost

The cost of the archery target is naturally going to be a big decision on which one you go for. You don’t want to spend over the odds for a big target, if you are simply not going to use it as much. At the same time you don’t want to buy one that is going to need to be replaced in a couple of months.

All of the targets I recommend below are ones that I think are really good value and are also built to last you for thousands and thousands of shots. Many of them do also come in a wide range of sizes, allowing you to potentially get a smaller one if you want to save a little money but still get a high quality target.

FAQ

Q: What is an archery target called?

A: The front of the target is known as the target face. 

Q: What is the centre of an archery target called?

A: This is known as the "bulls-eye"

Above are some of the best archery targets on the market, I am sure you will find the right one for you and your needs. If you have any questions, please do post them below and I will answer them for you as soon as possible.

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