The Best Types of Archery Targets for Your Compound Bow

All types of bows have unique characteristics that make them different from each other and a compound bow excels at this thanks to the way it’s built. The masterful design of a compound bow has made a “boom” in the archery world and you can see it being praised in video games, movies and even by newcomers. Using a compound bow is very easy – almost the same as the other types of bows, but still, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t train. Even if you have experience in using other types of bows, you will still need some time to get the hang of it. However, in order to be truly successful in it, having the right archery targets is important. Here are some of the best types of targets on the market today.



With these types of targets, you can practice in the most realistic setting without compromising the safety of wildlife. Bears, deers turkey, and even some smaller dinosaurs are just some of the animals that you can get with 3D compound bow targets. These targets come in life-like sizes or are very close to the size of an actual animal, and you can also get replaceable body parts that allow you to use the same target multiple times. These parts are outlined as they are usually the target’s (animal’s) vital organ. With these types of archery targets, you can train in your backyard or in the woods for a more challenging and close to nature experience. 3D targets are light enough for you to set them up anywhere you want but sturdy enough for you to train on them without worrying they will fall apart.



Cubes are simple dice-shaped targets that make use of foam, as it is a lightweight material that goes back to its original shape after an impact. They are great if you want to practice shooting from various angles as a standard cube has six sides to it and some can even have 18 sides. With cubes, you can really take it up a notch as they help train your aim from various angles and heights and you can even try shooting sideways, or from a tree, as you progress. Cubes also offer a more dynamic experience due to the fact that they can move out of place a little bit if you were to shoot consistently in one place, they are also a great option if you are going to be using broadhead arrows.



These targets are perfect if you are using field points, but if you are someone who prefers broadheads then I don’t recommend getting one. This is because the outer layer, despite being weatherproof, won’t be able to sustain the impact from a broadhead arrow and it will rip off. These targets are filled with a synthetic fibre which makes them a good alternative to bullseye targets. These compound bow targets are very easy to reposition as you only need to drag them to your desired place. You should keep in mind that these targets are smaller than the conventional type.