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Just wondering..................................

I am very DISsatisfied with the quality of some of these "foam" block targets on the market. This year I was getting pass throughs after just 30 BH's!

I am considering manufacturing some very dense 1 piece foam targets and and am wondering if you guys think that I might have a market for them.

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Don't know which you tried but I've been impressed with the Morrell carbon six shooter. I've got probably 450 shots on mine without a passthrough but I only pull 60#.

The problem with really dense foam targets (like HD McKenzie's) is that repeated shots with aluminum arrows tend to put some wobble in the shafts. They do that "wet noodle" thing if you've ever seen the slo-mo video of arrow impacts when they hit dense material. When I hunted with aluminum, I made arrows a dozen at a time. Practiced with six and hunted with six. The first time my hunting arrows were shot was at a critter, and never had any problems.

On that note, if you can build a better mousetrap, I'll take two.
 

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Hoyt pro,

This year it was the "cube" last year it was the "block".

A few years ago I did have a Morrell and it lasted better than the other two. I have some testing to do, but I am confident (hopefull) that what I come up with will be better than what is out there. (and keep it affordable) I am thinking that a 24"by 24" by 16" would go for around $55-60 plus shipping.
 

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If you could make a target in that price range I think you would have a good market. We used to have a dense foam target in the shop a few years back for broadheads. It stopped arrows good and lasted forever but there were two problems we had. 1) The thing weighed about 150 pounds. 2) It was so dense, lots of guys lost blades when pulling arrows out. The target actually looked like a giant pencil eraser. It was off-white in color and had a rubber like texture. IF you could solve those two problems, I think you may have a winner.

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My block lasted forever until I started shooting broadheads ate it. Get some real high density styrafoam. It's alot cheaper. Just shoot your broadheads at that at get a new chunk each year. Ft Belvoir has a hunting program and they use the high density stuff on their indoor broadhead range. That stuff gets the SH&^ pounded out of it and it takes a long time to get a pass through. It would probably last 1 or 2 people a few years as long as you don't leave it outside. When we shoot our target arrows into it you have to use an arrow puller to get your arrows out and it's still not easy. Don't waste a Block or anything like it by shooting it with broadheads.
 
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