Among the models of archery targets that an archer can use are 2D targets. Their realistic design and real size make them the perfect targets for bowhunters. Less expensive and convenient, they are also resistant and efficient.
Hattila, your archery specialist, has compiled a list of the best 2D targets on the market.
What are 2D targets?
2D targets are representations of objects, animals and other objects on which the archer can shoot his arrows. They are especially recognized by their real dimension. Most often, these targets imitate real prey such as bears, antelopes, mountain goats, deer or wild boar. They are mainly intended for hunters who are training to perfect their hunting skill. But these targets can also be used for recreational purposes. Beginners as well as experts can use this type of 2D image targets.
2D Target Characteristics
2D targets are printed images that are used to create realistic effects. They offer a central or complete image of the beast in a 2D rendering. The vital parts of the targets are most of the time tagged for an easier shooting. On some 2D target models, the images can be replaced as an option, once you hit the beast. For example, if the animal's head has been shot, it is possible to replace this part directly.
2D targets are available in several models and dimensions. They also exist in different representations. There can be 18 inches (45 cm) height targets, but also 79 inches(200 cm) height models. The thickness also varies according to the models.
2D targets are usually made of light but strong materials. Some models are stuffed with straw and others with foam. This gives it many advantages such as ease of transport, maneuverability, etc.
Advantages of 2D targets
2D targets are models that are easy to handle. They offer greater practicality, since it is possible to change the image of the beast as training progresses. They are also very light, depending on their padding, and can be moved as desired.
The 2D targets are designed in very resistant materials. They have the particularity of being resistant to weather and UV rays. This allows them to be used in a natural outdoor environment. They are also resistant to humidity.
2D targets are also suitable for high-powered bows. They do not damage the arrows. On the contrary, they make it easier to remove them. Moreover, these targets are also less expensive than 3D targets.
How to choose 2D targets?
The choice of 2D targets is made according to your needs. But it is still necessary to take in consideration the distance of the arrows and the power of your bow, for an optimal shooting. In addition, 2D targets are excellent targets for hunting training. Therefore, owning several of them is quite possible.