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Just checking to see if it's me or are any other shooters using this block target having trouble pulling arrows out?????

I just purchased this McKenzie Mo' Foam block target a week ago. It says approved for field points, broadheads and crossbows.

Shooting my and my sons crossbow arrows this afternoon into this block at 20 yards off a bench to really dial them in and I had a VERY hard time pulling the arrows out even with the rubber arrow gripper I use to normally pull arrows from 3D targets. I had to put my foot squarely and firmly on the front of the block and pull very heard with two hands just to get something going! It took a ton of pulling to get these arrows out.
Shooting a wickedridge rdx 400 and an excalibur matrix 380 into the block. arrows buried in almost up to the fletching.
What gives??? IMHO, a $110 target should be easier to pull arrows out of than that!

Any of you guys experience this?
 

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Shooting carbon arrows into any foam target, the carbon arrow shaft generates heat causing the foam in the target to bond to it. Try lubing the front 3 to 4 inch of the arrow shaft which helps sometimes.

For arrows going that deep at that range, the target does not sound too special as far as stopping arrows.

I recently purchased the Rinehart Rhino Block XL target which is rated for field point (four sides) and broad heads (two sides). It is also a tough target to remove arrows from even if they are lubricated. Feed back I received was to shoot broad heads into the field point sides for a while to loosen those areas up. I strapped the target down and hooked a scale up to my hoist to see what it took to pull the arrows. My scale does not have a peak weight so one has to hit hold, hopefully just before the arrow starts to release. One arrow hit 165 pound pull. Others hit anywhere from 97 to 130 pound pull. This target does not have equal density all over as it normally should have.

If you want a good, high quality target just for field point, I recommend the Spyder Web, purchased directly from the manufacture to get their newest version.

All the best.
 

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Shooting carbon arrows into any foam target, the carbon arrow shaft generates heat causing the foam in the target to bond to it. Try lubing the front 3 to 4 inch of the arrow shaft which helps sometimes.

For arrows going that deep at that range, the target does not sound too special as far as stopping arrows.

I recently purchased the Rinehart Rhino Block XL target which is rated for field point (four sides) and broad heads (two sides). It is also a tough target to remove arrows from even if they are lubricated. Feed back I received was to shoot broad heads into the field point sides for a while to loosen those areas up. I strapped the target down and hooked a scale up to my hoist to see what it took to pull the arrows. My scale does not have a peak weight so one has to hit hold, hopefully just before the arrow starts to release. One arrow hit 165 pound pull. Others hit anywhere from 97 to 130 pound pull. This target does not have equal density all over as it normally should have.

If you want a good, high quality target just for field point, I recommend the Spyder Web, purchased directly from the manufacture to get their newest version.

All the best.
What are you using for a lube?
That makes sense that the frictionally created heat would seal the channel. I'm not sure but I'll bet I'm pulling somewhere in the poundage you mentioned as well.
Thanks for the tip.
Good shooting to you!
 

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What are you using for a lube?
That makes sense that the frictionally created heat would seal the channel. I'm not sure but I'll bet I'm pulling somewhere in the poundage you mentioned as well.
Thanks for the tip.
Good shooting to you!
Greetings:
I use Trident Silicone Grease which is available on the internet in a two fluid ounce jar. This is a high quality product that does not dry out or gum up, but stays moist. This is the same product I lube my bow string, cables and a light coat on the rail-stock of the crossbow. A wee bit goes along way. I also use this product on the bow string and cables of my 2014 Elite Energy 35 vertical bow.
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I've been having this trouble with McKenzie targets ever since they were invented. Gotta put lube on the arrows if you want to get them out. I can't imagine shooting crossbows into those things.
 

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Greetings:
I use Trident Silicone Grease which is available on the internet in a two fluid ounce jar. This is a high quality product that does not dry out or gum up, but stays moist. This is the same product I lube my bow string, cables and a light coat on the rail-stock of the crossbow. A wee bit goes along way. I also use this product on the bow string and cables of my 2014 Elite Energy 35 vertical bow.
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All the best.
Thanks BR for taking the time to show me what you use. Much appreciated and I will buy on-line
 
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Said this before,,but get a large cardboard box. Fill it with sheets of any kind of cardboard. Fill that baby up. Put a couple of rugs in the back. When the broadhead is shot, reach between the layers of cardboard and unscrew the broadhead from the shaft,,carefully. Unless the broadhead has become dull. Then just pull out the shaft. Screw the broadhead back an.. Shoot again. Fussy you say? I know,,but it works and is CHEAP!!
 
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