Last Updated on August 9, 2022 by Brian Grossman
If you’re looking for the best crossbow target to prepare for the upcoming hunting season, you’ve come to the right place! There are many great options on the market, and we’ve done the research to narrow down those options so you can pick the best crossbow target to fit your needs.
Below are our top six options for crossbow targets. We then dive into each target’s details and what features to consider when choosing the perfect crossbow target. We finish up by answering some of the most frequently asked questions about crossbow archery targets.
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Overview of Best Crossbow Targets
|Field Logic Hurricane H21 Crossbow Archery Bag Target||Check Price|
|Black Hole 61212 Crossbow Target 16"||Check Price|
|Morrell High Roller Foam Archery Target||Check Price|
|BIGSHOT Iron Man Extreme 500 fps Target||Check Price|
|Morrell Double Duty 450 FPS 4 Sided Cube Field Point Archery Bag Target||Check Price|
|Field Logic Big Shooter Crossbow Buck 3D Archery Target||Check Price|
|GlenDel Crossbow Buck 3D Archery Target||Check Price|
Best Budget Bag Crossbow Target
If you’re on a budget and just looking for a solid bag target that will hold up to any crossbow bolts you can fling at it, the Field Logic H21 is the perfect option. At 21″ x 20″ x 15″ it’s a good-sized target, with the power to stop any bolts or arrows up to 520 FPS.
Hurricane’s Tri-Core Technology is built to provide years of service, even after thousands of shots. One side of the target features a deer silhouette with high-vis vitals, and the other side features four bullseye areas that will allow you to spread out your shots to avoid damaging your arrows and to help the target last. The bag target features metal grommets in the top corners so you can hang it from a stand to keep it off the ground and out of the elements.
Best Budget Block Crossbow Target
It’s important to practice with your broadheads prior to the hunting season, so a bag target may not be the best option for your crossbow. If you want the flexibility to shoot both field points and broadheads, but still need the target to be budget friendly, then the Black Hole 61212 crossbow target may be your best option.
This target is mid-sized at 16″ x 16″ x 14″ and offers four sides of shooting opportunities — two for field points only and two that will handle both field points and broadheads. The Black Hole can handle crossbow bolts traveling over 400 FPS, so this target will work with most of today’s modern crossbows, including those made by Ravin, Ten Point and Mission.
The best part is that the open layers of the Black Hole target stop crossbow bolts with friction rather than force, so they can be easily removed.
Best Overall Broadhead Crossbow Target
Though it’s one of the smaller targets on our list, don’t let the small size fool you. The Morrell High Roller is built to stand up to today’s fastest crossbows with its highly durable, self-healing, solid-poured foam mixture that produces a durable target with easy arrow removal.
The High Roller offers six-sided shooting mimicking the spots on dice for lots of shooting opportunities, and a built-in rope handle for easy transport. The High Roller is designed to handle crossbows shooting up to 450 FPS and handles both field points and broadheads.
Best Overall Field Point Crossbow Target
If you’re looking for a large, solid-performing target without the need to shoot broadheads, then the Big Shot Iron Man Extreme 500 is the top crossbow target on our list. The big 26″ x 26″ face offers plenty of shooting surface, with multiple dots and diamonds on one side and deer vitals on the opposite side.
The Big Shot target will handle the fastest crossbows on the market with a 500FPS rating but still manages to offer easy arrow removal. The sturdy plywood frame and proprietary screen facing and target material are designed to take thousands of shots from your favorite crossbow.
Best Overall Bag Crossbow Target
If you prefer a bag-style target for your crossbow, then the Morrell Double Duty 450 FPS is a great option. The good-sized 19.5″ x 19.25″ x 19.25″ target offers four sides of shooting with a variety of target styles from deer vitals to bullseyes.
The durable construction of the Morrell Double Duty stops bolts and arrows up to 450 FPS and lasts for thousands of shots. Like most bag targets, though, the Morrell provides easy arrow removal.
One great feature of Morrell bag targets, is the cover is completely replaceable. Once you shoot out the cover, you can simply replace it for many more years of life.
Best Budget 3D Crossbow Target
To me, the ultimate target for any crossbow shooter is a realistic 3D buck target. Not only does this give you an opportunity to practice at shooting the vitals of a life-like buck, but you can use field points or broadheads to do so.
We’ve featured two 3D deer crossbow targets in this article, with this one being the best for a crossbow hunter on a budget. The Field Logic Big Shooter Crossbow Buck is designed specifically to stop all bolts with field points or broadheads, and offers easy arrow removal.
If after thousands of shots, you begin to wear out the target, you can always buy a replaceable vitals section and keep shooting!
Best Overall 3D Crossbow Target
If you’re not on a budget, this would be my overall go-to crossbow target. You get a large, life-sized buck to practice on that is built to take the punishment of thousands of shots from your favorite crossbow.
The GlenDel Crossbow Buck is large, standing 56 inches tall overall, with 150 inches of antlers on its head! Talk about getting you fired up to make the shot! In addition, the GlenDel buck is built like a tank, with PolyFusion Technology which results in longer target life.
The buck features a removable head for easy transportation, as well as removable 11″ x 11″ vitals that can be replaced as needed to extend the life of your target.
Unlike other more traditional targets, the GlenDel Buck utilizes an open layered target which stops arrows with friction instead of force. This prolongs the life of the target and allows for easy retention.
There you have it. The 7 best crossbow targets on the market! Sure there are lots of other options, but you can’t go wrong with any of the seven on our list. If you’re looking for the most economical option and don’t need to shoot broadheads, then either of the bag options should fit the bill.
If you’re a deer hunter, than you’ll probably want a way to practice with your broadheads! For that you can go with the Black Hole or Morrell block targets, or make your crossbow practice as realistic as possible with one of the 3D buck options. My personal suggestion is to buy once and cry once with the GlenDel Crossbow Buck. The higher price will be offset by the longevity of the target, ease of use, and the ability to replace the generous 11″ x 11″ vitals.
Did we miss a great crossbow target that has worked well for you? Let us know about it in the comments section below, and it just may make our updated list in 2023. Thanks for reading!