What to Look For When Buying an Archery Target

Choosing a target can be an arduous task as archery targets come in all shapes and sizes and are made from many different materials.

Whether you are involved in competitions, are an avid bowhunter, or just enjoying shooting recreationally, target practice is essential to generating the muscle memory and strength needed for optimal performance.

Not sure what to look for?

Here’s a list of factors to consider when shopping for the best archery target that suits your needs:

Type of Bow
What type of bow are you shooting? If you’re shooting a compound bow or high-speed crossbow, you need an archery target with a 400 FPS speed rating or higher.

The major reason you are buying the target is to provide a safe landing for your arrows while aiming at it. Therefore, you should look for a target that has been constructed with exceptional design integrity and superior craftsmanship in the USA.

A high-density interior covered with a facing material that makes sure what’s on the inside stays inside ultimately equates to more stopping power and safer shooting experience.

Ease of Removal
In general, the easier it is to remove arrows, the better the target. The best archery target should help you make the most of your practice sessions by easing the time and energy spent to yank out the arrows.

The best archery target should be able to take thousands of shots before coming anywhere close to being replaced. Look for a target with talks the talk and walks the walk by offering a lifetime guarantee and/or warranty.

Price to Quality Ratio
There are plenty of times when it's wise to opt for the cheaper version of something. But not when it comes to archery targets. Choosing a target is one of those times where it makes more sense to shell out some extra cash and invest in a higher quality target.

There’s only one archery target on the market that hits the mark in all six of these considerations: SpyderWeb Targets.

Our mission at SpyderWeb Targets is been to bring you the highest quality, longest lasting archery targets available. 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. That’s why we provide archery target solutions that give you the biggest bang for your buck so you can spend more time shooting.

Check out all the targets we have available on our products page and if you have any questions, visit our Facebook page or contact us today! We’d love to hear from you!

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Works as advertised

This target works great and as advertised. Shooting it with a 2021 TenPoint Seige at 410 fps, the bolts went in 4 to 5 inches, and came out easy. Should have purchased this target first!

pricey but worth it

Freakishly fast shipping. I had the target within 2 days of my order! Read the reviews and thought they were likely exaggerated but essentially they were accurate. I was shooting a Ravin R29X at 450 FPS. My initial sight in shots were at 20 yards. 6 inches of penetration but took all 5 fingers to pull not just the two as some people experienced. Still not difficult to pull even under the extreme conditions. A little pricey but you need to decide if you want to wrestle with arrows in cheaper targets or pay the price of having easy arrow removal. Id rather spend my time shooting than pulling and scraping residue off arrows..


Good buy

Free shipping and it really does stop arrows with two finger pull outs, face is already showing wear but i have sharpies long as it stops them


After purchasing a new crossbow and doing some research for a new target I called Spyder web targets. To my surprise Kelly the owner picked up the phone and was very helpful answering my questions about what target was right for me.I could not be happier with this target. Retrieving arrows is a breeze