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I’m in the process of switching 100 grain broadheads from RaptorTricks to shorter bodied RamCats, being shot out of my R26. My 18” Ravin arrows weigh 405 grains and the 26 is shooting them 399/400 FPS. This is what I’m getting with various older targets that I have. One good thing about RamCats is the blades reverse for pulling the arrows but, damn!!!!, I want he target to stop the arrow before it blasts out the back of the target. Any recommendations from 400 fps RamCat shooters will be appreciated.
 

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Ouch ... for the Spyderwebtarget ! I have used an old Rinehart 18/1 with Ramcats .
 

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Rhinehart 18-1 or blob for broadheads...
X2 and you WILL need a puller Tom...... I use the 18-1 and had two arrows stuck so had to order the puller or they would have been a permanent fixture in my target!
 

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I was hoping I could get through this broadhead switch without adding targets. I have a fairly new 18-1 that I’ll try Thursday:- )
 

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Ramcats with my Rinehart 18-1 and my Scorpyd, it look like your Ramcat with your Spyderweb. It’s easier to simply remove Ramcat before pulling arrows. If you do not remove Ramcat, the blades will bent...
 
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If your broad head passes through a foam style target, remove the broad head. Carefully tap the arrow shaft back with a rubber mallet. Carbon arrow shafts generate heat causing the foam in a target to bond to the arrow shaft, so the tapping will break the bond.

Do not shoot broad head equipped arrows into any bag target as it quickly destroys the target. Lubing the front 3 to 4 inch of the arrow shaft helps in removal. I do not recommend twisting the carbon arrow shaft even if it is equipped with a field point. Twisting will put tiny cracks in the shaft which will gradually get worse with more shooting.

If you are curious to see how hard an arrow is to remove, strap the target down, then hook a scale to it that has peak weight and see what the reading is. Peak weight will lock in the maximum pressure to show the maximum pull. A scale with out peak weight may have the feature to lock the weight but if not caught soon enough as soon as the arrow starts to pull free, the weight drops. Locking in the weight a bit too early, one may still pull harder to release the arrow.

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I have one of those 3-D foam wild boar targets that was given to me along with a foam 3-D deer target. I set the pig up in front of the deer (with head and legs removed). From both my bows (315 and 350 FPS the broadhead goes thru the pig without getting to the deer target which is a foot behind the pig) so I remove heads and the arrow isn't hard to pull. Don't know what the brand is. It's those older 3-D targets but I can check tomorrow. Oh....I tape my broadheads shut before shooting them thru the target so it doesn't dull the blades.
 

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The good thing about RamCats is that the blades will swing around when pulling the arrows but the they need to be repositioned and the blade screws re tightened. I have not had problems with blades bending.

So, the 18-1 is still the best for shooting broadheads?
 

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I recently purchased the Rinehart Rhino Block XL. It is 18" x 18" x 13" and weighs 24 pound. The target is shootable on 6 sides (4 with field point and two with broad head). Some feed back recommend shooting broad heads into the field point sections to loosen it up. New, this target is very hard to remove carbon arrows from even if lubricated.
The density is not the same all over when recording arrow pulls with a scale. My heaviest pull was 165 pound plus and averaging 90 plus to 130 pound regardless of what side I shot, field point or broad head.

Lower draw weight crossbows and farther distances will result in less penetration. It appears to be a very high quality target. The target has animal vitals on two sides. The target can be found on Amazon. It has a rope handle.
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The good thing about RamCats is that the blades will swing around when pulling the arrows but the they need to be repositioned and the blade screws re tightened. I have not had problems with blades bending.

So, the 18-1 is still the best for shooting broadheads?
Never shot an 18-1 Tom but I doubt it is better than a Blob for broadheads. You will probably go thru several 18-1s before going thru 1 Blob.
 

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20 X 20 blob. You will also need a good puller. I use the AroJac. A little expensive but it will pull an arrow out of a tree if need be!
 
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