Delta 3-D Riverbottom Buck Target or Vital Core Replacement Insert
You get what you pay for and for $99.00 its a great deal, I know, I know there are alot of better ones out there but if you are looking not to spend alot of money this is the one for you, reading other reviews some of the things that are written are ture about if you shot just above the leg the field trip are hard to get out and one of my field tips are still in the buck, to me it will stand up for a long time shot over 75 shots the other day 25 yards my IBO speed on my bow 305 small groupings at the vital core and it was not hard to pull out the arrows, the holes closed up great, I would recommend buying another vital core replacement, you can shoot on both sides of the target. Happy Hunting to all.
January 25, 2010
This target is definitely priced right and to be so cheap is actually a pretty good looking target. The vital area along with the rest of the deer is a little small, but that makes for good practice IMO.
The stability isn't the best and I wish it came with longer stakes, but that can be fixed with a little rebar. I've noticed a wobble every time I take a shot at it. As for the stopping power this target does a pretty good job, but is wearing out pretty quickly. I've been out only four times and the arrow tips are already sticking out the back a little bit (picture below), however the vital core can be found for $30 or less so that's not a huge deal as I think it will last a few months.
A lot of people are complaining about arrow removal, but it's really not that hard. I just put my hip on the vital area to keep it from coming out and pull the arrow out.
The head is a pretty legit issue though. Mine's only been up for a week and the first time I put it on the foam bump that was supposed to hold the head came off (picture bellow), but the head is still holding on that bump just helped to keep it steady. Doesn't seem like it will last long up there, but we will see. Overall I think it's a great target for the money and we got it pretty cheap on sale for $70 so definitely worth that.
March 24, 2011
This is a great target for the money. I'm on my second one in about 4 years since I started bow hunrting. I need a new one due to a buck decided to demolish it this past season but i guess it's my fault for throwing dor urine around it. At any rate I love this target, arrows can be a bit hard to get out at times but it holds up good and allows many practice sessions.
February 25, 2010
This product is ideal for the guy with a small back yard. The longest I can shoot in my yard is 34 yards so the smaller stature of the Riverbottom Buck is ideal. The only down side is that I tend to be lazy and leave my target up 24x7 because I shoot several times a week. After 6 months in the elements, the material is deteriorating to the point I wouldn't take it into the woods to use as a decoy but is still very functional as a target at home. If it held up better in the elements, I'd have scored it 5 stars. Even at that, it's still a great target for the money!
May 26, 2006