Delta 3-D Riverbottom Buck Target or Vital Core Replacement Insert
You get what you pay for
For a cheap 3-D target, it's OK, but it does have some issues worth noting.
I bought one on sale last fall, and have shot it pretty heavily (mostly target points, some broadheads). It's been left outside since last September and is holding up pretty well-I haven't noticed it getting hard or the head coming off as others noted, btw. Arrows can be a bit hard to remove, but not too bad (I shoot a 70# bow and the arrows usually go about 6-8" through the target).
The biggest problem I've had is with the plastic cups that the front legs insert into. They are located in the body of the target such that if you shoot low (like as little as 1/2" out of the lung area towards the front leg) you will hit them, and its extremely hard to pull them out. Very poor design.
The other problem I've had is that if you try to shoot the target facing to the right, the cone-shaped insert can (and will) be knocked out as arrows hit it (4-hits in the vitals will result in it hitting the ground behind the target). It's fine from the other side, but it's annoying when you wear out the left side.
So for the money it's really not all that bad, and mine has held up fairly well so far. Cheapest 3-D deer I've ever come cross. Next time I'll spend a bit more for a better model, though.
July 23, 2007
Target is excellent . lasts forever. Head doesn't stay on that well. Excellent to practice with from a treestand.
December 19, 2006
Good for the money
I am very happy with the Delta Buck. For the money you can't beat it. I've had it for 3 weeks and shoot aleast 75 arrows 2 to 3 times a week, and the deer is showing very little abuse. I think that arrow removal is easy compared to other products. It is alittle smaller than other targets but I like it. If I can hit the mark on this target from 40 yds, when the big boy steps out it should be easy to arrow the sweet spot.
September 5, 2007
Product arrived from back order before regular order arrived...nice ty; however, the product has several holes in its surface about the size aof a silver dollar from the manufactures mold not releasing properly. The replaceable vitals are also smaller than a Mackenzie product and its construction much less durable.
I guess you get what you pay for when its on sale.
August 10, 2007