Archery | Target Butt – Block Classic 18 Review
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Archery | Target Butt – Block Classic 18 Review

August 12, 2019


For many people, shooting at a range isn’t a viable option. Although, others prefer to have something to shoot at in their own backyard. Some people build their own targets, otherwise, there are commercially available target blocks blocks that can bought in store and online. This one is the Block Classic 18. I bought this one from Pat’s Archery for $180 Australian dollars, which is what most commercial target butts cost in Australia; though, you can get it much cheaper if you are in the USA. Conveniently, the Block Classic 18 explains its function on the casing. Basically, the block contains thin layers of foam. When struck, the foam catches the arrow and stops it with friction, rather than force. The block also allows you to use broadheads and expandable points. The block comes with one side pre-painted with dots, leaving the other side blank for you to paint you own, or to attach a target face to. The block is fairly lightweight, coming in at a couple of kilograms. With the essentials aside, let’s see how it handles being shot at. For the record, I’m using my 40 pound recurve at a distance of around 8 meters. Bear with me, I don’t have a sight setting for this range, so don’t expect Robbin Hoods. *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* As you can see, all the arrows have been stopped fairly effectively and there is no over penetration. Arrow removal isn’t too hard. Although the block is stable enough to take hits, you will need to hold it in place when removing arrows. *arrows rattle* Here you can see the damage left behind by my target points. Obviously with field points or expandables, it will be a bit different. But nonetheless, it is fairly rugged. Some of you will be wondering how long a target like this will last, and I can’t really answer that. Instead, lets shoot it a few more times 😀 *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *slow-motion thump* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* *arrow flying/hitting* Well, it does what a target butt is meant to do. It stops the arrows, there’s no over penetration, The arrows are fairly easy to get out So to sum it up, it’s not that bad Is it better than anything else? Then… no not really. It’s just as good. No better. No worse. You can probably make your own targets for much cheaper using old carpet, foam, or plastic. but for…what you get, if you have disposable income, a bit of cash you want to spend on archery stuff, then it’s not bad. It’s convenient. It comes as is: very light, very portable, can throw it in your car, you can put it in your backyard, take it to the range, shoot it. Like all things, I would imagine it would eventually wear out. I’ve only shot it for about half an hour. Only a few holes here. It’s pretty rugged stuff. I imagine it would last…a decent amount of time. And even if there’s wear on one side, there’s always… the other. Thanks for watching everyone! I’ll see you next time!

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  1. A block target is usually meant for field tips or broadheads,thus, the difficulty in pulling the arrows out. As you're an Olympic recurve archer, im guessing you're using target points. A bag target would have suited better for your type of points, I have a Rinehart Raptor bag target and its really easy to retrieve arrows; I only used two fingers to pull them out. And it has stopped over 4000 arrows as I shoot 400 arrows a week.

  2. I liked the last few seconds. You reminded me of Power Rangers with your gestures 😉 lol – But seriously. I enjoy your videos.

  3. What is the best way to shoot without a sight? (Well the most accurate way to shoot without a sight.) You seem to do it really well. 🙂

  4. Seems so risky and strange that arrows don't hit each other more often.. maybe it glance and you have to be dead on to cause damage… not sure.

  5. I don't like much the idea of shooting downward toward the ground. I was thinking of buying a bunch of these and tying them together with a cargo belt. I see you're setting them on top of some bricks. Have you seen anyone conjuring up something better?

  6. When I first started archery, I got one of the Stinger arrow targets. Now I wish I had used the money as a substantial discount on a Block Classic target as is shown here. At least now, I have something to sit my Block Classic target on. 😉

  7. Just researching these blocks and saw an image pulled from this video on a painful to read Block Classic review, lol. https://targetuniverse.com/block-classic-archery-target/

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