The sport or hobby of archery has been around for a long time and involves using a bow in which to propel arrows. Its roots actually date back to the Paleolithic or Mesolithic era. Back then, archery wasn’t seen so much as a sport, but more or a necessity where it was often used as a form of hunting or in combat. But, times have changed. And now what had started out as a means of survival is now a pastime enjoyed by many people across the world.
If you haven’t ever given archery a go, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. There are many reasons as to why people choose to participate in the sport of archery. Here’s just a few of them:
Whether you’re new to the world of archery or are a seasoned expert in the sport, one thing that all archers have in common is the need to have good equipment to work with. Aside from your bow and arrow, the only real other piece of equipment that you need to practice your shot are standard block targets. Some of the best targets in use today are 3D targets. Not only do these foam targets provide you with something realistic to shoot at, they’re also more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly than paper targets. The following are some of the best 3D archery targets for 2018:
If you’re looking for good block targets that are lifelike and durable, but won’t break the bank, then look no further than this 3D buck on offer by Field Logic. Easy to put together and able to withstand thousands of shots, this target provides the perfect solution for anyone wanting to get in a little archery practice. Although the buck will stand up on its own, it’s advisable to use the stakes that are included for extra stability. It comes equipped with a fully replaceable insert to enable hours and hours of practice.
Standing at 24” tall and 39” long, these boars make great practice targets for anyone looking to get into archery. It’s durable enough to withstand the power of shots from crossbows and compounds and is equipped with 10–8–5 scoring rings that enable you to see how close you’re getting to the sweet spot and help improve your shot where you can. The inside material is made from Rhinehart’s signature foam which makes arrow removal nice and easy. And, it’s also self-healing.
Another very lifelike crossbow target, this time on offer from Delta, is this 35” tall howling coyote. There’s more detail gone into this target than many others in the market. But then that is reflected in the price, is one of the more slightly higher than average targets in terms of price. To ensure durability the target is filled with dense foam that’s self-closing. It also comes with stands to provide additional support.
If you are planning on hunting this predator anytime soon I suggest starting with a life like target practice, and get used to seeing it through your scope.
This may be one of the more expensive targets available on the market, but it’s also one of the best in our opinion. With a body size comparable to that of a real 250-pound deer, this target stands at 60” tall in total with 150” antlers. The advanced polyfusion technology used to make this beast enables easy arrow removal and enough durability to withstand thousands of shots from all kinds of field tip and broadhead arrows. Comes equipped with 4-sided replaceable core insert to help prolong the life of the target.
Get an absolute bargain here with 3 targets for the price of one. This Field Logic Shooter Pack is ideal for anyone looking to get in some realistic rabbit, muskrat, or prairie dog hunting practice. Each one is made from high-density foam that’s capable of withstanding several shots. Scoring rings are conveniently placed around the animal’s vital areas allowing you to improve your accuracy. While stakes are provided to provide extra stability.
So, have you found the 3D target you’ve been looking for? We certainly hope so. There’s plenty of variety so you should find something for everyone on the list. Finding the right target is not necessarily about how lifelike it looks (as all professional archers will tell you), it’s about whether you’ll get enough practice and use out of it for your money. And luckily, with all those above, you should have no trouble with that.