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WishIWasHunting's picture
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Get more shots out of your bag target

In my opinion, archery targets are rather expensive, even bag targets.  With that in mind, I have been trying to get as much use out of my bag target as possible.  Does anybody else think that by choosing how you shoot your bag target that you can get more shots out of the target before it no longer stops arrows?  For example, since my bag target has targets on both sides, after shooting at one side for a while, I tried turning it around to shoot the other side thinking this would distribute the wear on the target better.  However, I think it had the opposite affect, and merely made the first side I was shooting at blow out even quicker.  Now, I only shoot my bag target from one direction.  I target a small area, and shoot that area until it is close to failure.  Additionally, I draw on small bullseyes on the target between the bullseyes that were on the target from factory.  Finally, I am targeting the top of the target and working my way down. 

Do you think it makes a difference?  What is your method?

Thanks!

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I bought a black hole last

I bought a black hole last year it held up really good but now the middle is shot out so bad my arrows are going through it.  So I have to shoot the top bottom, left, right I just dont like doing that because the dots where they are on the target are around an inch from the sides so if I make a bad shot I miss the target.  Its time for a new target for me to.  I havent tried flipping it around before but now its so bad I wont be able to because either way I shoot the layers are falling out in chunks so that leaves a hole in the middle.  Does anybody know if the block is worth buying?  Its really expensive but does it hold up for more than a year of shooting it a lot?

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I bought a Black Hole before

I bought a Black Hole before you posted this response.  I am glad to read that it held up fairly well for you.  Right now, it is only getting limited use because I am still shooting the rest of the stuffing out of my bag target.  It will get more use starting in late July when I start shooting with broadheads instead of field points.  I am curious about any targets that people have used that have held up really well regarding price/value? 

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