How to select archery target bags
Given the range of styles of archery target bags, many bow hunting enthusiasts make the mistake of choosing one based on aesthetics instead of functionality. However, the target bags that can be found in the market today are obviously an improvement over the traditional shooting hay bales that can easily ruin the fletching. The wide range of target bags allows the bow hunters to choose accordingly based on their specific style, bow, arrow and browhead.
Target bags are ubiquitous in bow hunting particularly for those who prefer to practice in an indoor range. Bag targets typically contain synthetic fiber fill that can easily stop an arrow while allowing easy removal. It is the perfect material for a beginner who wants to hone his skills because it has the large surface that provides enough room for errors. On the other hand, archery target bags are only meant for field points because the broadheads will likely stay buried in the target bag. There is also a big possibility for the outer covering to shred. Furthermore, if you don’t choose the right target bag, it is likely to become unusable after being soaked in the rain. A better choice will be the weather-resistant target bags that will not easily deteriorate when it gets wet.
The newer and better version of archery target bags contains foam fills that are lightweight. It makes them portable enough to be hauled around. Arrow removal is fairly easy for light bows and they are more economical to boot. The archery target bag works by pinching the arrow between its foam layers using friction to stop the momentum instead of force. Broadheads can also be used in the foam-filled target bags but field points will significantly increase the serviceable life of the target.
There are instances when a heavy draw weight may bury the arrows rather deeply before friction is able to stop them so that removal becomes quite difficult. Since the foam-filled target bag stops the arrow by pinching through its layers, it is very important to be aware of the shooting angle so that you will avoid shooting across or through the layers. Another solution is to turn the block so that the layers are arranged vertically instead of horizontally so that the arrow will slide between the layers regardless of the vertical shoot angle. Foam filled target bags can be used for outdoor practice sessions. When the foam cores are worn out due to the frequency of practice sessions, replacement is relatively easy.