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    Stay away: Buck Commander Broadhead Target

    OK, before you all start saying "what did you expect?" Well I expected a cheap broadhead target that might last this fall and I can throw it away and get a new one next season. Well, it was worse than that.

    At Wal-Mart I found this cheap Buck Commander broadhead target. Long story short, inside the target is full of some sort of rubberized cement style adhesive, presumably holding various layers of foam and cardboard together. I didn't bother cutting it open to find out.



    When you shoot it, you get this nasty adhesive all over your arrows, and it's very difficult to clean off. While it does stop arrows effectively, they are difficult to remove and need to be cleaned off after every shot.

    Stay far away from this product, it's not even near worth $39. I wouldn't pay $5 for it. I took mine back after 8 shots (4 broadhead, 4 field point) with no receipt and luckily got my money back, no questions asked.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Buck-Comma...arget/26531811
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    On that note, I will say Ramcats are the bee's knees. They fly so much better than the Muzzy MX-3s I was using. I'm uber excited about opening weekend starting today in AZ.
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    What did you expect? Just kidding thanks for the heads up. I like reviews warning us of poorly made products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPR79 View Post
    OK, before you all start saying "what did you expect?" Well I expected a cheap broadhead target that might last this fall and I can throw it away and get a new one next season. Well, it was worse than that.

    At Wal-Mart I found this cheap Buck Commander broadhead target. Long story short, inside the target is full of some sort of rubberized cement style adhesive, presumably holding various layers of foam and cardboard together. I didn't bother cutting it open to find out.

    When you shoot it, you get this nasty adhesive all over your arrows, and it's very difficult to clean off. While it does stop arrows effectively, they are difficult to remove and need to be cleaned off after every shot.

    Stay far away from this product, it's not even near worth $39. I wouldn't pay $5 for it. I took mine back after 8 shots (4 broadhead, 4 field point) with no receipt and luckily got my money back, no questions asked.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Buck-Comma...arget/26531811
    Walmart has been carrying these blocks and bags for years.every couple years they put a different name on them.the blocks are horrible.but for 25.00 you can't beat the bags.

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    ive found targets more so than other archery equipment are a definite get what you pay for thing. I spent the money on a rhinehart 3 years ago and its still going strong. I know there expensive but over all value is superior to anything on the market
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    If it has a name of a hunting show or celebrity on it, I don't buy it. Period. No matter what the product is.

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    bought a random brand bag from walmart 2 years ago on clearance for $14 dollars expecting it to last a season maybe. Its still going strong. I use it as my 60 yard target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Man View Post
    If it has a name of a hunting show or celebrity on it, I don't buy it. Period. No matter what the product is.
    Word!!!!!

    Especially no bone collector products!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Man View Post
    If it has a name of a hunting show or celebrity on it, I don't buy it. Period. No matter what the product is.
    I'm with this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Man View Post
    If it has a name of a hunting show or celebrity on it, I don't buy it. Period. No matter what the product is.
    You and me both. I relate performance of a product directly to how many celebrities are "promoting" a specific product. The more celebrities that are paid to push it the more I stay clear of that product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Man View Post
    If it has a name of a hunting show or celebrity on it, I don't buy it. Period. No matter what the product is.
    You and me both. I relate performance of a product directly to how many celebrities are "promoting" a specific product. The more celebrities that are paid to push it the more I stay clear of that product. I generally find that when a company uses that "celebrity money" on product development instead of meaningless endorsements they product is generally of much higher quality.

    Vapor trail rests, Montana black gold sights, slick trick broadheads, hha sights, etc... etc... no celebrity endorsements needed. Some products can stand on their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew99 View Post
    bought a random brand bag from walmart 2 years ago on clearance for $14 dollars expecting it to last a season maybe. Its still going strong. I use it as my 60 yard target.
    I bought a buckmasters target a few years back on clearence for $15 and it is still around. I leave it out in the weather sometimes here lately and it won't die. The sob is a chore to get arrows out of but it also stops them great. I want a new target bad because of how hard it is to remove them from this one, but I don't need one, lol. It's funny how sometimes the cheapest stuff lasts so much longer than the high dollar version. I had a black hole target before this one and in less than a year it was getting pass throughs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Man View Post
    If it has a name of a hunting show or celebrity on it, I don't buy it. Period. No matter what the product is.
    If it's new I will not buy it. Used from an individual seller I will, I picked up a used Bone Collector lock on used twice for a little of nothing. It's heavy (29 lbs) but with two people hanging it, it's not that bad. My brother's on the ground pulling it up after I strap a pulley to the tree.

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    Its true, whenever a celebrity endorses it, I never buy it.

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    i had bought one of those buck buster targets and also had it for 2 or 3 years.
    (i would only use it for bh tuning). i think i payed 25$ for it , so i got my moneys worth.
    could have probably gotten another year or 2 but , i grabed a target at cabelas in
    a door buster sale , so it was promptly retired
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    You get what you pay for period.

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    im glad you posted this, i was about to get 1 myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbuck View Post
    Word!!!!!

    Especially no bone collector products!
    I've never actually had a problem with performance of "Bone Collector" products, except the fact that it cost $10 more than the EXACT SAME PRODUCT sitting right beside it w/o the BC logo. Why anyone pays more for a logo is beyond me.
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    My local archery shop had a Hurricane cheaper than I have seen anywhere. He casually mentioned I ought to get one so I did. (He's never charged for tweaks and I wanted to show some thanks.)

    I must admit, I like it better than any bag I've shot at. Was only a few bucks more than a WM bag I looked at.
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    I have a bone collector AW hard bow case. It was cheaper than any other bow case out there for what it did and it is holding up fine. I woulnd't have paid extra for it though, I think I got Amazon at a good time, $89.99 when it is usually $115.

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