Delta 3-D Riverbottom Buck Target or Vital Core Replacement Insert
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
Excellent target with amazing stopping power. I use Rage 2 practice heads on it. I have yet had a hard time to pull my arrow out. Great value. I am buying another for the camp.
February 20, 2011
This is the second on I have purchased.
I get 3 years out of the target and about
6 Months out of each core.
This is shooting 1Hr every night.
Light and very portable.Good value for the price.
January 26, 2011
Great 3D target
Great target to shoot at. I keep mine put away when not in use. Arrow removal at first was hard but after 20 or 30 shots its pretty decent.
Going from a bag target to this target was very helpful in preparing for deer season. This target is smaller than some other 3D targets you see. However if you can hit the kill zone on this shooting at bag targets and larger 3D targets is easy.
January 18, 2011