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    OK so I took a few shots with the crossbow at 10 yards to site in 3 shots and almost on, but I stopped.

    I am using one of those foam blocks made for target shooting it's about 8 inches thick and the bolt goes right through it out the other side. I am thinking this will soon damage the bolt. I also had it against the barn but after the bolt went 3 inches through that.

    Is there anything I can do to prevent damaging the bolt or is that just part of targeting practising.
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    I always shoot into a mound of clear sand ( no stones) I build a 3 sided crib with the front open , this is especially good for broadheads but it does dull them. A word of caution , don't use this after freeze up for obvious reasons.

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    we use something similar to these bags.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Delta-70662-Sp.../dp/B0046XMCFS

    worst i seen was a bolt go more than 3 quarters through the bag and my fletching got destroyed. but thats probably because we were shooting to close to the bag.

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    Well I don't have a sand pit but I could probably fill a dozen feed bags with sand. I'll try that just have to find some sand.
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    If you are sighting it in with field points, just fill a sack with old clothes, make sure your remove the buttons and zippers, works really well and easy to pull the bolts out
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    Mine is like this one and goes clean through with target tips.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Delta-Targets-...01297T0M&psc=1


    Quote Originally Posted by Bowjob View Post
    we use something similar to these bags.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Delta-70662-Sp.../dp/B0046XMCFS

    worst i seen was a bolt go more than 3 quarters through the bag and my fletching got destroyed. but thats probably because we were shooting to close to the bag.
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    Get yourself a Rinehart 18-1 target. Problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    Mine is like this one and goes clean through with target tips.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Delta-Targets-...01297T0M&psc=1
    I had the same one and after a short while my compound bow would pass through and lose or break arrows. I grabbed a bag target from Canadian tire and never had a pass through yet even at 5 yards.

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    I will try the sand bag idea first and see what happens if that fails I will buy a new target. The target is old at least 15-20 years belongs to my hunting buddy.

    Of these what would you recommend. Would prefer Canadian Tire since I have a lot of Canadian Tire money.

    https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/sport...yTargetsCat_en
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    The Rinehart crossbow one is similar to what I have but seems really expensive it will probably go on sale for a lot less.

    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06XRHC2ZY/...2PM29VCXE73PTB

    This is the one I have but I guess crappy doesn't sell it anymore.
    Last edited by dean.f; July 7th, 2021 at 07:46 PM.

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