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Old 01-17-2020, 02:41 PM   #1
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Lightbulb DFW group discount on big blob targets

So I'm interested in getting a big blob but they aren't cheap, and I am pretty sure no local shop has them for sale...
According to the website, they will sell them (relatively, of course) very cheap when a pallet is ordered as "the cost of freight begins to level off."
Even cheaper if we have a trucker on here that passes through NW Georgia on the way back.
I was thinking, if we could get a group of folks to join together and make a bulk order we could all save some money.
Unless some local shop wants to get in on the action and make a few bucks for facilitating.... lol

I'll be building a set of heavy ADULT arrows a la Ranch Fairy soon, and will be practicing with my broadheads a LOT as elk season nears. My poor Block Classic is on it's last leg as it is with just field points and skeet arrows....

Anyone else interested?
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Old 01-17-2020, 02:55 PM   #2
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Good idea. I may be in if this comes about. A while back I found a pawn shop just across the border in Louisiana that was a dealer for the blob. Just checked on line and could not locate the place.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:21 PM   #3
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I might be interested.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:58 PM   #4
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I was just looking at those the other day. I would be interested in getting one, not sure that I would want one of the huge ones as I'd like to be able to move it around. But the 20x20 I believe is under 100#. I believe it's a little over 100$ but if it will help with the load throw it on the truck and I'll pitch in my part and pick it up when it comes in. Keep me posted.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:59 PM   #5
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How much savings we talking? How many people we need to make a pallet?
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Old 01-17-2020, 04:10 PM   #6
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Unless something has changed, they are the best target made IF you don’t plan on moving it around.
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Old 01-17-2020, 04:52 PM   #7
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Id be interested at the right price.


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Old 01-17-2020, 05:46 PM   #8
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If you get some pricing post it based on pallet or trailer

Will pass on to the archery range I shoot at as they can always use new broadhead targets
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:02 PM   #9
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First I've heard of them. It's designed to shoot with broadheads I take it?
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:04 PM   #10
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First I've heard of them. It's designed to shoot with broadheads I take it?

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Darn hard to shoot them out. Made from glue backing used in carpeting

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Old 01-17-2020, 06:06 PM   #11
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We could widen the net and deliver to Bownanza.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:22 PM   #12
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How much savings we talking? How many people we need to make a pallet?


Website says prices start to get in the $170 range for 3-4 pallets (12-16 targets)


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Old 01-19-2020, 01:00 PM   #13
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This is a great purchase for a target if you can get them to you. I bought my Blob in early 2012 and got lucky with a $140 and free shipping deal they did around Christmas that year. Had a 24x24x10 or 12" delivered to my door. I shoot mostly field point and practice broadheads through it and here we are 8 years later and I'm still on the top half of the target. I painted the circles on it you see using a soup can and have since gone back and put more circles in between the top three layers of where there was space....so basically 5 circles per row. I am just now getting into the middle row/line of circles and I shoot a lot. The bottom two rows are untouched. The top two rows are pretty shot out but it will still stop a broadhead in some of the circles. Love the target but like was said above it is heavy....like 90-100lbs heavy. I shoot inside my garage/shop at 19 yards so I built a 2x4 frame for it to sit on with caster wheels and its easy to move now.


The only real con to it other than being heavy is that it can be abrasive to your FP/PH and arrows. It will flat turn your field points silver and shine up your first 3-4"" of carbon. I always flex test my arrows and have never had an issue but over 1-2 years time they will lose a few grains on their total weight up front so keep that in mind. After a few years my practice arrows are recycled anyway...whether it be into pigs, coons or the trash. Just a heads up in case somebody was curious.



I would suggest for longevity reason that you shoot at dots around the target and not just center punch all day long. I have seen a few folks discard their blobs because the "center was shot out" when they could have made them last 9 years.....plus I think I have another 9 years left.. That's a lot of money saved on Rhinearts, Blocks or bags.



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Old 01-19-2020, 01:22 PM   #14
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The only real con to it other than being heavy is that it can be abrasive to your FP/PH and arrows. It will flat turn your field points silver and shine up your first 3-4"" of carbon. I always flex test my arrows and have never had an issue but over 1-2 years time they will lose a few grains on their total weight up front so keep that in mind. After a few years my practice arrows are recycled anyway...whether it be into pigs, coons or the trash. Just a heads up in case somebody was curious.

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This has been my experience as well. I bought a "factory second" from them a couple years back and it has been a decent target. For the first few weeks I shot a ton of field points at it and actually had one of my Bemans crack a few inches below the insert. I generally only shoot broadheads at it now and anticipate it will last the rest of my bowhunting days for that. It's also pretty dang hard to pull arrows out of it compared to a block or bag target, but it's nice not having foam come out and trashing a target when shooting broadheads.

If you plan on shooting the vast majority of your practice with field points I would not recommend a blob. If you shoot a lot of broadheads you can't beat the durability/longevity it offers. Good luck!
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Old 01-19-2020, 01:45 PM   #15
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This has been my experience as well. I bought a "factory second" from them a couple years back and it has been a decent target. For the first few weeks I shot a ton of field points at it and actually had one of my Bemans crack a few inches below the insert. I generally only shoot broadheads at it now and anticipate it will last the rest of my bowhunting days for that. It's also pretty dang hard to pull arrows out of it compared to a block or bag target, but it's nice not having foam come out and trashing a target when shooting broadheads.

If you plan on shooting the vast majority of your practice with field points I would not recommend a blob. If you shoot a lot of broadheads you can't beat the durability/longevity it offers. Good luck!



I forgot about that con .. I use an Allen arrow puller and that helps a bunch until you get an area broken in. And broken in lasts a LONG time. Not like Block broken in. Broadheads were never an issue


https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Company.../dp/B071G7MRZ8

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Old 01-19-2020, 04:10 PM   #16
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Hmmm, if it handles broadheads so well, whats to keep a fella from no longer shooting field points and just dedicating a set of broadheads to practice? No need to worry if broadheads are hitting where the field points do that way.


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Old 01-19-2020, 04:23 PM   #17
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Great idea, these things are awesome
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:42 PM   #18
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Hmmm, if it handles broadheads so well, whats to keep a fella from no longer shooting field points and just dedicating a set of broadheads to practice? No need to worry if broadheads are hitting where the field points do that way.


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Nothing. Knock yourself out!


I shoot at more than just my house so I always have field points in the mix. I shoot a combo of FP and my practice heads ..
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:52 PM   #19
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Ive had mine for five years and use it solely for broadhead and bare shaft shooting. If I had to guess I would say it probably has over 5k arrows in the front side and will probably see another 10k at its current pace. Like a lot of guys I was in this perpetual state of spending a 100+ dollars a year on targets. The majority of my shooting is on my 15 dollar Third Hand Rag Bag filled with shrink wrap and old clothes and it does very well only seeing FPs. I have not bought targets in several years and it feels great. You need to shoot the face up on the Blob to loosen it up, once its broke in pulling arrows wont be big deal. If you guys can get that group delivery it will be money well spent.


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Old 01-19-2020, 09:49 PM   #20
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Ok so do we have a dozen+ in line?
I'll give the guy a call if we have a legit group to place a bulk order for.
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:27 PM   #21
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Im in


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Old 01-19-2020, 10:50 PM   #22
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I'll take a medium one the 24x24.
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Old 01-19-2020, 11:32 PM   #23
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If we get to choose, Id like a big blob
If the 24X24 is all were ordering Ill still get one.


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Old 01-19-2020, 11:45 PM   #24
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Check with fastenal stores in the area. A blue truck will pick up a pallet from a store and deliver it to another store. Their rates are extremely cheap. All you have to do is arrange the pallet be taken to a fastenal store near the target factory and it can be delivered to any fastenal store in Texas. Could save you a lot in shipping.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:15 PM   #25
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I'm in, been wanting a blob for a long time.
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:05 PM   #26
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Any update on if this is going anywhere?


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Old 02-06-2020, 03:17 PM   #27
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I don't know what the big deal is on the price. You can get a 20X20 for $149.00 shipped to you. It will easily last way more then twice as long as a Reinhart 18-1. I'm on my 2nd and 3rd ones and I had them shipped to me. I only shoot broadheads into them as my bag targets are for field points. I had these last 2 for over 2 years and probably have at least 2 more year left in them. The first one lasted about 4 years. We shoot a lot broadheads, if it was just me, I'm sure I would still be on my first one. I bought 2 Reinharts after my first blob wore out and those two didn't last much more then a year. I've seen and shot all kinds of targets over my 30+ years of archery and I've never seen a target come close to lasting as long as the blob target with broadheads.
It's easily worth the $149.00.
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Old 02-06-2020, 07:08 PM   #28
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The big deal is primarily for those of us that want the BIG blob.

Sure, I can order the 20X20 on my own, but shipping on the big blob is astronomical for a single buy.


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Old 02-10-2020, 06:29 PM   #29
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