3-D archery is a great way to introduce people to archery. It’s also a popular way for bowhunters to stay sharp in the offseason, and provide archers a new form of competition. Accordingly, manufacturers keep developing specialized gear to help archers shoot 3-D targets to the best of their abilities. Here are some accessories that are great for the 3D range.
Delta McKenzie XL Deer
This 3D target has been tournament-tested at archery clubs and 3D events all over the world. It has E-Z Flex foam in the midsection and the core for easy arrow removal and lasting durability. The shoulder height is 38 inches, and the body length is 52 inches. It weighs 49 pounds and features removable legs for easy transport. It’s rated for bow speeds up to 350 fps and is suited for fixed and expandable broadheads. Learn more at dmtargets.com.
This unique target is fun for kids and adults alike. It has Rinehart’s self-healing foam and replaceable insert for lasting use. It has multiple scoring rings, measures 4 feet, 6 inches tall and 8 feet, 6 inches long, and has a simulated weight of 300 pounds. It’s also weatherproof and UV-resistant. Learn more at rinehart3d.com.
Morrell Bionic Buck II
The Bionic Buck II stops fixed and mechanical broadheads with ease. It has raised vitals on one side and universal score rings on the other, making it great for both 3D competitions and offseason practice. It features Flex Back self-healing foam and life size dimensions. It also uses Reverse Vital Technology, which allows the head, butt and both sets of legs to be swapped for a fresh set of vitals and extra longevity. Learn more at morrelltargets.com.
Easton Flipside 3 Tube Hip Quiver
The Flipside 3 has an innovative reversible hook-and-loop pocket design that suits right- and left-handed shooters. It features rugged high-denier POLY construction, a stainless steel belt clip attachment, an integrated accessory attachment grommet and durable injection-molded arrow separator tubes. Available colors: Realtree XTRA, Black, Red, Blue, Pink, new Realtree Max-1, Purple, and Lost Camo. Learn more at eastonarchery.com.
Bohning Adult Target Quiver
The Bohning Adult Target Quiver was designed to have everything 3D shooters need without breaking the bank. It has 5 tubes for excellent arrow capacity, 2 zipper pockets, an easy access side pocket and accessory clip. It’s made with lightweight cordura material, and comes in black, blue, red and pink. Learn more at bohning.com.
Cajun Bowfishing Metal Ground Quiver
The quiver takes a different approach to holding arrows and doubles as a bow rest. It securely holds up to 12 arrows in the closed half ring and has bow arms on the other side to keep the bow off the ground. Learn more at cajunbowfishing.com.
.30-06 Outdoors Arrow Snot
30-06 Outdoors’ Arrow Snot arrow release fluid is an easy, environmentally friendly way to remove arrows from a stubborn animal foam target. It uses Heat Displacement Technology (HDT) to reduce the heat caused by friction when an arrow hits the target. This arrow friction causes the inside of the target to adhere to the arrow, making arrow removal difficult and causing premature target wear. It’s nearly invisible when applied, 100 percent odorless, 100 percent waterproof and rated to -25 degrees. Learn more at 30-06outdoors.com.
TRUGLO’s BOW•JACK is a lightweight and durable option for supporting a bow on the range. Its design makes it ideal for longer axle-to-axle bows. The rubber grips ensure a secure grip and won’t scratch the limb surface. It’s easy to use with one hand, and is made with stainless steel for lasting use in rough conditions. Learn more at truglo.com.
SKB iSeries Ultimate Single/Double Bow Case
SKB Sports Division recently introduced the 3i-4719-PL Ultimate Single/Double Bow Case. This case is great for bringing one bow and some gear to the 3D range, or bringing two bows for group fun.
It easily converts from a single-bow case to a double-bow case in seconds, and offers all the features of the iSeries cases.
The 3i-4719-PL Bow Case has a bunk-bed style foam divider with a removable, adjustable accessory tray on the lower level. This configuration holds one bow, a quiver, plenty of arrows, a long target stabilizer, and other accessories. By removing the accessory tray, the case will accommodate two bows, one up to 46 inches and the other up to 44 inches. Learn more at skbcases.com.
The Burt Coyote Co. made the Extinguisher to provide shooters with a way easily turn off their Lumenoks and remove deeply imbedded arrows with ease using the same device. The polymer grip surrounds the arrow and Lumenok at the same time. As the archer wiggles the arrow, the polymer is compressed on one side and then the other. The compressed material pushes the Lumenok slightly rearward, breaking its contact from the rear of the shaft. That leaves the Lumenok’s rotation unchanged from shot to shot. Learn more at lumenok.com.