After making archery targets for almost 50 years we've seen it all. Bag targets, broadhead targets, 3-D targets, foam targets, carpet targets, and hundreds of other wonky ideas. As archers who love to shoot we experience the same things as everyone else. Archery targets DO NOT last forever. So how can someone get the most life from their target?
The first step is where you shoot. Shooting the center of an archery target is the place where we feel most comfortable. A little bit left or a little bit to the right and you're still likely to hit the target and not lose your arrow. But spreading your arrows around is always the best way to maximize the life of an archery target. It can also save you some money from the fantastically expensive experience of "robin-hoods."
Another important point is to choose a target that gives you more places to shoot. The majority of targets are designed on a single axis with shooting sides on the front and the back. Then there are those with 4 sides (double axis) which is certainly an improvement, but we found a way to go even further. HIPS targets can be shot from all 6 sides and any angle because of our heat welding process. We don't use compression or straps to hold our targets together. And because we heat weld the layers there is less shredding over a longer period of time. For you math-mined readers that's 66% more shooting surface than 2 sided targets and 33% more shooting surface than 4 sided targets.
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