Hurricane Bag Archery Target – Taking the Archery World by Storm – Available in 3 Sizes

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Hurricane Bag Archery Target - Taking the Archery World by Storm - Available in 3 Sizes
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  • 40 REVIEWS FIELD POINTS
  • 105 REVIEWS STOPS ARROWS
  • 29 REVIEWS FIELD TIPS
  • 33 REVIEWS EASY TO REMOVE
  • 92 REVIEWS GREAT TARGET
  • 23 REVIEWS LAST LONG
  • 30 REVIEWS EASY TO PULL
  • 32 REVIEWS WORKS GREAT
  • 15 REVIEWS BUY ANOTHER
  • 7 REVIEWS DUCT TAPE
  • 6 REVIEWS COUPLE HUNDRED
  • 13 REVIEWS BROADHEADS
  • 7 REVIEWS DIFFICULT TO REMOVE
  • 15 REVIEWS BACK SIDE
  • 18 REVIEWS EASY TO SEE
  • 110 REVIEWS CROSSBOW
  • 9 REVIEWS MAKE SURE
  • 11 REVIEWS HIGHLY RECOMMEND
  • 13 REVIEWS LONG TIME
  • 52 REVIEWS GREAT BAG
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DURABLE 2-SIDED TARGET – Built with durable 1000 P.S.I. Tri-Core Technology which gives you longer target life without pass throughs. Measures 20″ x 20″ x 10″

Top Positive Review


I started using this target in mid-December 2020. Since then it has taken between 3500-4000 hits. When I first started using it, I was also just starting archery, so initially I kept my shots towards the center. It quickly became apparent that this wasn’t sustainable, as concentrated fire in the same area was causing premature wear.

After the first few weeks I started spreading my shots out. Soon after I painted some additional dots on the target for aiming points. This let me make better use of some of the negative space on the target. You can see from the pictures that the target is looking pretty shot up, with a couple of areas looking just about shot out. Fortunately, replacement covers are available (perhaps not from the original brand) that can help you extend the life of the target without the full replacement cost.

I’ve been using a variety of traditional style bows (longbows/recurves) from 30-50#. I have never had any problems with pass through, or even poke through, except when I shoot too close to the edge of the bag. For the first few months I diligently took the bag down when I wasn’t using it and carried it back inside. Moore recently I’ve been taking it down but leaving it outside. Judging from the fading, and texture of the bag, the UV is really tearing it up. I wouldn’t recommend leaving it outside like I’ve been doing.

I shoot a variety of wooden and carbon arrows. How easily the arrows pull free from the bag depends entirely on how flush the point/insert/shaft are fitted. Some of my arrows have a small ridge from the insert, these catch a bit. The only point I’ve lost inside the bag came from shattering a wooden shaft with another arrow. Part of the arrow fell free, the rest stayed in the bag. Meh.

Since getting this bag, I’ve also acquired a compressed foam sheet target (Big Boy targets). Arrows pull out of the bag target far easier. I plan to continue using the bag target because even though it’s the largest size, it is still fairly portable. It’s also nice to have multiple targets when friends come over and wish to challenge your skills.

Like almost everything else in archery, a bag target is ultimately a consumable, and will eventually wear out, and need to be replaced. The best things you can do to extend the life of your target;

1. Use the whole surface. Spread your shots around.
2. Use both sides of the target
3. Try shooting from different angles. This can help utilize the outer edges and sides.
4. Don’t leave the target outside when not in use, particularly in strong sun.
5. Finally, when it seems like the target is done for, consider getting a replacement cover. Especially if you haven’t lost any of the filling yet. This is much cheaper than a new target.
-Cheers

Top Critical Review


Oct 2016 Update: Everything I said in my original review is still true, but I’ve come to really hate this target. Depending on what kind of random textiles are inside the target where you hit it, it can really ‘grab’ your arrow tips (I’ve tried regular ‘indoor’ target points, and the slightly tapered ‘outdoor’ field tips, and it happens with both of them). And it grabs them to the point where it actually yanks out the tip & insert from the end of your arrow when you pull it out. Just now, I shot 6 arrows, and lost 2 inserts/tips inside the middle of the target. (I assembled these arrows myself, and did a very good job, ‘scratching’ the inside of the tube with an awl, and cleaning it with denatured alcohol on a q-tip, and using good archery glue to glue in the inserts – the indoor range where I shoot has never pulled the inserts&tips out of my arrow shafts).

I finally decided to slice open this target’s seam, and see what’s inside (and retrieve the tips&inserts I lost (with the help of a metal detector). I’m attaching photos of the inside. Seems to be mostly some kind of tough textile scraps, with foam backing … with several layers of burlap in the very center. My arrow points&inserts were stuck where they had several layers of the same textile stuff all stacked up.

I dislike this target so much, that I’m planning to give it away on craigslist, and buy a better one.

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This seems to be a generally ok target. It has square edges, and is wide/thick enough that it will stand on its own. It stops the arrows with regular target tips, shot from my compound bows (around 60 pounds). The amount of stopping power, and the ease of pulling out the arrows differs from place to place in this target. If I had to guess, I would say the filling is chopped up textile/cloth scraps, chopped into pieces 4 or 5 inches long. For a large target, the price is decent.

The disadvantages – it’s a bit heavy to carry (if it were a large round target instead, you could roll it). Sometimes the arrows are very difficult to pull out, depending on what’s inside where you hit it. And when the arrows hit the plasticy/textile surface, they make a loud “popping” sound (which my neighbors thought was a 22 rifle, and came to investigate) – therefore if you like staying off of your neighbors’ radar when you shoot, you might want a different target.

Including a picture of the first 20-yard shots with a new-to-me used compound bow (that I hadn’t adjusted the sights yet on)…

Customer Questions & Answers


We are new to archery, but my daughter just received a bow for her birthday. Do I need a stand for this? If so, can you recommend a good option?
Answer: I do not use a stand with mine, it sits nicely by itself and can absorb the impact of 6 arrows and not budge. It is a heavy bag, but sits upright nicely.

How come it says free shipping but when I go to order, it charges me $214 to ship a $53.66 dollar bag?
Answer: I have no idea. I know we do a standard flat rate shipping of $10.00. Does it say who the seller is?

how long did it take to get to you guys? my estimated arrival is in 10 buissness days thats sorta ridicoulous
Answer: Mine took 3 days to get to me in Hawaii.

will it stop a 175 lb crossbow
Answer: Yes

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