Rated 2 out of 5 by ArrowKing To Weak 4 Crossbolts
Be prepared to ruin any arrows shot at this target with 350+ FPS crossbows using broad-heads. My Barnett 365 FPS sent the bolts through the target with less than an inch of the arrow showing at 25 yards. At 40 yards penetrated to base of 4" vanes. Didn't completely tear off the vanes, but rendered them to useless for hunting. Using new Muzzy crossbolt broadheads 125 grain. Guess you'd have to shell out serious bucks to get a quality crossbolt target to withstand the higher FPS most crossbows produce.
The free shipping from L.L. Bean was excellent. Received target inside outter box, in good condition, within 5 days.
October 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ultra88 Not as advertised
The target face was painted a pale white, hard to see and the target itself was not square, one side was two inches higher than the other. The material would have worked for target practice.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by diulin Lightweight, durable, good price
Nice, lightweight target. I like the fact that, unlike my bag targets, it doesn't absorb and hold water. It would not be appropriate for a crossbow, and I don't even know about a very high-poundage compound bow. It's fine for my 60-pound Hoyt, but at 20 yards, the arrows do come about 1-2 inches out the back (which created a bit of a problem at first, since I had put the target right up against a wall).
August 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by stackpack blackhole target 18"
the target is great. field tip arrows come out easy. I haven't tried broadheads yet.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by slcbabe Big!
This is much bigger and sturdier than I expected. We haven't used it yet, but as it is, it's very impressive.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catahoula Nice target for the price
I was skeptical when I bought this target due to it's low cost as compared to some of the others but I'm pretty happy with it. It stops my arrows shot from a 345fps crossbow at 20 yards just before the fletching with broadheads and right at the fletching with field points. The arrows pull out without having to use a arrow puller as long as you don't stack them too close together. They do require some effort but it is manageable. The handle makes it easy to carry and LL Bean provided free shipping which is a big plus also. The sides are marked as to which is for broadheads and which is for field points. In my experience, if you get this mixed up and shoot the broadhead side with a field point, it will pass completely through and keep on happily going minus your fletching. It would be nice if the overall target size was a little bigger but that would be in a perfect world. I would buy another one when this one wears out.
April 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jack372 The Black Hole
This target is exactly as advertised. Things I particularly like are 1) the weight and 2) the carrying handle. Together they make it easy to move the target around. But despite its surprisingly light weight, it has good arrow stoppage.
I wish the colors were a little brighter but that's such a small thing, it's almost not worth mentioning
March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Billm18642 Worth the money
Bought this to shoot with my one crossbow. With 150# and 300 fps it stopped the 20" bolts about 12" in. Next I shot my Barnett Penetrator into it which is 175# and 350 fps. They were stopped just short of the fletching at 20 yds. About 15" penetration at 50 yds. If it could hold out with that speed, it can handle any type of compound bow. Well worth the money!
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Croc Great Target
I use it for kids to shoot and for myself to tune in broadheads. It has held up for 1.5 years.
January 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Flygyd Self healing
I think this target is a great value. I've worn out a bunch of the bag targets, the ones made of a material that looks like synthetic grain bags stuffed with rags and fibers. The cheapest ones usually sell for about the same price as the Black Hole target. Sometimes a little less when they're on sale. The key thing here is that I have worn out a bunch of them. The number of arrows I've stuck into this Black hole target would have worn out a bag target by now. The Black Hole shows no sign of wear yet. I'm shooting field points in my basement from a 50lb. recurve at 25'. At that short distance a lot of arrows are hitting the same spot. Knocks and fletching are taking a beating but the Black Hole is standing up very well.
The Black Hole does a great job stopping arrows. A bag target with as many arrows in it would be letting all my arrows poke through the back side. The only arrows that poke through the Black Hole are the new micro diameter carbon arrow. These go through about an inch. I don't find this to be a fault. Outdoors at 40 yards these arrows, with bullet target points, go through my half inch plywood backstop.
I could easily give it a five start rating because it really is a great value. The only negative I can report is the grip it has on arrows. It takes a good tug to pull them out.
March 21, 2012