Best Archery Targets Approved For Broadheads

Best Archery Targets Approved For Broadheads

Any archer who uses broadheads knows this: you really want to shoot them only at dedicated targets, because they’ll tear through standard ones. In this post, I’ll list my absolute top targets that you can use for practicing shooting broadheads with, and why I think they’re a good purchase.

The best archery targets for broadheads are:

When considering these targets, you have to understand that typically broadheads are not designed to be shot at targets, and even targets specifically designed to withstand broadhead shots would eventually tear. That’s why the targets I listed here are somewhat mid-range targets, so you can have good value for money.

With that out of the way, I can now focus on and detail the benefits of each of the targets, who they’re a good fit for, and what aspects you should consider when buying a target for broadheads.

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This uniquely shaped 18-sided target is a great pick for anybody who’s shooting broadheads. The amount of smaller targets on the Rinehart Targets 18-1 (link to Amazon) ensures that you’ll get better value for your money, since the tear divides between the different sides.

The target is made of self-healing foam and is actually tough enough to be shot with bows and crossbows. It can take up to 500 fps, which is much higher than standard compound bows. You can shoot broadheads or field points through the target. High draw weight bows, though, might make it hard to yank the arrow out.

I really like the unique design of the target, and the fact that the different target zones are painted such they’re visible even in dim light and at a distance.

The target is pretty lightweight compared to other targets and is equipped with a handle so you can easily carry it around. The target itself is pretty small, only 15″x15″x15″.

Overall I think it’s great value for money: it’ll last a really long time, it’s durable and portable, all for a pretty reasonable price.

BIGSHOT Archery Titan 18 Target

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Another target I really liked is Bigshot Archery Titan 18 (link to Amazon), which is a great target for broadheads. If you’re bored of standard target faces, this one fits the bill: it features 5 unique faces, so you can improve different aspects of your shot.

The target is pretty thick, at 14″x16″x17 in size and around 13 pounds in weight. The target is advertised to be able to withstand 500 fps shots from crossbows and bows, and is specifically designed for broadheads, though you can shoot field points as well.

The target is built out of self-healing foam that expands and fills the holes your shots create. The target will last very long, both because of good quality material and the fact that it has multiple sides you can shoot at.

You should know that arrow removal is pretty difficult with this one. Especially if you shoot high draw weight, the arrows might get stuck and you’ll have a hard time removing them. I’d suggest getting an arrow puller with this one to make your life easier, preferability a metal one like this great one I found on Amazon.

Morrell Yellow Jacket YJ-380 Dual Threat Target

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The last target I’m going to recommend here is the Morrell Yellow Jacket YJ-380 Dual Threat (link to Amazon). This block-style target is dedicated to crossbows and compound bows. The target is surprisingly dense and durable and is designed to last a really long time. it’s made of high-quality foam.

The total size of the target is 13″x16″x18″ which is about mid-size. It’s pretty lightweight and portable, with a single carrying handle attach at the top.

It features 4 sides you can shoot at, though they’re pretty similar to each other. The target faces are all field archery style, with multiple aiming points. The design is pretty slick, though.

Though advertised to be good for field points as well, you should probably only shoot broadheads on this target, since field point will be pretty hard to remove. Again, you might want to keep safe and get some arrow puller if you decide to get this target.

What to look for in broadhead targets

Let’s consider the most important factors of broadhead targets, so you can understand the different factors I took into account choosing the targets I’ve recommended here. Of course, every archer has their own preferences, but generally, these are the known things one should consider purchasing a target.


This is not a major issue if you’re setting up an indoor range and don’t intend to move your targets, but is essential if you’re shooting outdoors. I recommended having a mobile target in my previous post about setting up a backyard archery range, as part of the step-by-step guide on the matter.

Having a mobile target is great because you can move it around if you have to, easily get it inside the house when it’s raining or set it up differently in your sessions. Consider the weight of the target and how you’re going to carry it: check whether it has straps or any other way to carry it.

Arrow removal

The ease of arrow removal is essential for archery targets generally but is even more important if you’re shooting broadheads. Target built to withstand broadheads have to be much tougher than standard ones so they hold together, but that also means that arrows will be much harder to pull once shot.

The reason easy arrow removal is important is that if you have to exert a lot of force trying to pull the arrow, you can damage the target and the arrow. It’s also quite annoying to have every arrow stuck inside the target.

Of course, arrow removal is quite difficult to assess without actually shooting arrows at the target. If you’re considering a target, I’d consult suggestions of people who did.


Good quality targets are typically made of self-healing material, meaning the holes arrows create when shot through the target will slowly close as the material expands. Quality rubber foam targets are your best bet. It’s common that broadhead archers are eventually stuck with a big hole in the middle of the target, but that usually doesn’t happen if your target is made of good material.

With broadheads, you want to get a target as thick and dense as possible. These will have multiple different layers with different densities, that will effectively stop your arrows. Avoid getting thin targets even if they’re advertised as broadhead targets: eventually, your arrows will tear through them like paper.

Shape and Size

While a bit obvious, consider what type of target you want to shoot. Some targets actually feature multiple faces at their different sides, so you can mix things up and try new things on every session.

The thing you should pay attention to is the target side. Many archers forget to consider it and get surprised when the target is too small. Generally, if you’re in doubt about the size of your target, opt for a bigger one. Especially for beginners, having that bit of extra space to shoot at is always better.

More experienced archers won’t really need a bigger target, but a big target doesn’t really have downsides (except for weight).


In this post, I’ve listed my absolute top broadhead targets in the market today and detailed the main aspects you should consider when purchasing one. You’ll probably be happy with any of the listed targets.

Even if you decide to get a different target, I’d mainly focus on the four things I listed here when you make your decision. For broadheads, I really recommend that you get a good value for money target and avoid purchasing high-end targets because the difference in quality isn’t that big, but the difference in price can be significant.

If you’re looking for additional targets, that you’re not going to use with broadheads, you can find additional information on my archery target recommendation page.

I hope this post was helpful in informing you and helping you make a decision on which broadheads target you get. Have fun!