SpyderWeb Targets vs. 3 Popular Crossbow Targets
Choosing an archery target to use with your super fast crossbow is a challenging and mildly frustrating task to say the least.
Crossbow targets come in all shapes and sizes and are made from many different materials. Moreover, all of these crossbow targets seem to be marked with speed limits that your new crossbow most definitely exceeds. Except for SpyderWeb Targets.
SpyderWeb Targets reign supreme in the ease of arrow removal, exude stopping power, and there is absolutely no limit on the speed at which you can fire an arrow at a SpyderWeb No Speed Limit Target. The target won’t tip over, your arrows won’t break, and the self-healing Spylar face makes the hole created by the arrow vanish almost magically.
Here’s how three of the most popular crossbow targets on the market stand up to SpyderWeb Targets:
BLOCK Black Hole Crossbow Target
BLOCK Targets stop arrows with friction rather than force. The problem: friction produces heat and when you shoot arrows at a high speed—they get hot. So hot in fact, that your arrow can melt into your BLOCK Target and become welded in place. That is, if it can stop your arrows at all:
“I was shooting a BLOCK Black Hole Crossbow Target and was frustrated that my arrows would pass so far through the target (and into the wooden frame behind the target). I tried out a friend’s SpyderWeb Target first and he told me he had pumped between 15-20 thousand arrows into the target already and it was still in great shape. If it can hold up to those kinds of numbers, it's far better than the average shooter would require. I am now shooting a SpyderWeb Target, which stops narrow arrows shot from a 60-pound bow like it is stopping a rock thrown by a two year old. I don't know how they do it. If I ever wear my SpyderWeb Target out—I know that I will buy again.”
Rinehart 18-1 Target
The main drawback is that this target is intended for broadheads and isn’t suitable for field points. Even with a high quality target like this one, the nature of broadheads is that they are designed to kill—and that is exactly what they will do to this target. If you shoot a fair amount of broadheads, shooting this target with your crossbow can become expensive very quickly. Rinehart’s warranty on this target won’t help defer any of these costs either as it requires every single one of the 18 spots to be shot out with a three inch arrow grouping with arrow penetration to the nock for the target to be replaced.
Morrell Yellow Jacket Target
Morrell produces some of the best cheap bag style targets with speed limit restrictions on the higher end. Although this target can stop your arrows at up to 425 feet per second, field points dig in deep once you near the 400 mark and the sticky material in the core clings to your bolt. This makes them harder to pull out and you will also have to clean them off after every shot. There’s also no self-healing feature so you will have to shell out a twenty every time you need to buy a replacement cover for this target.
“The SpyderWeb Target is by far the best target I've ever used bar none. I have gone through two layered foam targets and one bag target and all three have stuffing coming out the back. After shooting at a SpyderWeb Target I was amazed that none of the bolts went in more then six inches and were easy to pull out with two fingers. Buy one. You won't be disappointed.”
At SpyderWeb Targets, we share your passion for archery and are looking out for your best interest instead of just trying to line our pockets with your hard-earned money. We want you to spend more time shooting and less time and money on target and arrow replacement. If you’re ready to welcome us into your archery equipment family, check out our products to see which target fits your shooting needs. If you have any other questions, contact SpyderWeb Targets today. We’d love to hear from you!