Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 46
Rated 4 out of 5 by Boondock Very Good Foam Layered Target
First off, this is my second Redhead foam layered target and I highly recommend it. I have enjoyed the sport of archery and bowhunting for a very long time and went through many different types and configurations of targets before settling on RedHeads. I purchased a second one as an alternative to using my Rhinehart 18-1 portable for broadhead practice. I think this Redhead model is a very good target when compared to all the others I’ve purchased costing a lot more. Experience has taught me that no foam layered target will last very long for broadhead shooting. I am commenting only about fixed blade broadheads because this all I use—Muzzys to be exact. To get the most from my foam layered targets, I’ve learned to do a little tweaking before using them to make them last longer. My first consideration is to use broadheads with practice blades only. My next consideration is to attach the foam layered target face with one or two flat type compressed foam targets, as they have much denser foam. I place several fluorescent target dots (or paint them) on the target face and I’m good to go. I shoot the target contraptions with practice blades exclusively. A couple of weeks before archery season begins, I switch to my hunting blades to confirm that my arrows are tuned properly. This approach definitely limits the overall damage to the targets. When I want to practice with field point tipped arrows, I just remove the two flat layers, which makes arrow removal much easier. I notice that the RedHead is very light--it sometimes move on arrow impact, especially if an arrow impacts to the right or left of center. This is not a problem for me because I anchor the target to the ground with two aluminum rods anyway. My two compound bows both have 64 pound draw weights and my arrows all weigh between 440-450 grains each. The double layered target combination I have concocted stops my broadhead tipped arrows very nicely. My arrows rarely penetrate the layered foam target very far unless they impact a soft spot. The bottom line is that no one can expect a foam layered targets to last a long time with barrages from broadhead tipped arrows. This includes Blocks, Morrell’s and all the others—I’ve tried just about all of them over the years. On the other hand, RedHeads perform great when used with field tipped arrows--just as it should. Once again, I would recommend this target to anyone because it works. And the price is right, too. With a little tweaking and creative time, you can get very good performance from the RedHead and with a very good use cycle.
February 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by AZBowHntr Wears Out Quick
I purchased this target Christmas eve and now 3.5 weeks later at around 10-30 shots per day pieces come out when I shoot it and am starting to shoot through it. If I stuck with only field points I'm sure it would last longer, but the main purpose I purchased it was to also sight in broad heads. About 10% of the shots I took were with broadheads with practice blades. I'm aware it would wear out quicker with broadheads, but for the price and how long it lasted, there are other layered foam targets that cost less.
All arrows did pull out nicely (removed the tip for broadheads). It is light, so I strapped it to a table when shooting to stop it from moving.
January 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by kwhites634 Not as good as expected
Bought this target so I could see exactly where my crossbow was shooting Thunderhead broadheads. I set it up @ 35 yds & let one go. Good thing I was @ 35 yds.; much further & I'd have likely lost a broadhead. As it was, I was just barely able to unscrew the broadhead from the bolt. Getting the bolt out w/o destroying the vanes was a might tricky, but, with the help of a non-slip rubber pad, I was finally able to extract it.
Target's been sitting in the corner of the box blind ever since
December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fishstik1688 good target
i have put over 100 arrows (field tips&broadpoints) into this target with no issues. Hope it holds up
December 4, 2013