10 Best Bag & Block-Style Archery Targets for 2014

Have you ever wondered why so many archery targets feature contrasting colors on their faces? Sure, they are eye-catching while you stroll the aisles of a big-box store or peruse a website looking for a new addition to your backyard shooting range. Aside from looking cool, those high-contrast colors do something else for you: they make it easier to hit what you're aiming at.

Think about the difference between aiming at a deer with its featureless brown hair or a block-style target with white spots on a black background. For your pin to find the right spot quickly and easily, the black-and-white target is the way to go. This isn't a gimmick that target manufacturers use to inflate the egos of bowhunters across the nation; it's a tried-and-true system for making shooting easier.

This does wonders for confidence, and anyone who knows anything about archery success knows how important confidence is. You can buy better shooting by dropping 10 or 12 Benjamins on a new bow, but you won't get the same results as learning how to shoot with proper form and then solidifying that lesson time and time again with tight groups. Believing you can hit exactly where you need to is the biggest step toward actually doing just that. And it all starts with the right target.

Following are 10 new offerings that do just that.

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