Undead Fred Zombie 3-D Archery Target Review
With zombies being the big rage in the entertainment industry these days, how can you go wrong slinging arrows at this fearsome 3-D zombie target? I knew this target would be an exciting way to get in some target practice with my Obsession Bow. I shoot more than most because I truly enjoy it…not to mention that slinging carbon helps relieve stress. Since I shoot a few times a week, some targets become really worn out throughout the year…I need one that will stand up to the ultimate test. So today the Pure Instinct Hunting Crew is going to break down the ins and outs of the Delta McKenzie Undead Fred Zombie Target.
After shopping around for a new 3-D target, I found the Delta McKenzie Undead Fred Zombie Target on sale. I did not hesitate to order the target…how cool is it to shoot Black Eagle Zombie Slayers into a zombie target, right?! Well, the target arrived quickly within a few days of ordering, but I was a little disappointed upon opening the box. The zombie looked tough but just stands up with no support much like a target bag would. I shoot a speed bow and get about 330 fps on every arrow I shoot. This zombie will get knocked over after every shot, and that was not going to cut it for me. The easy fix for me was to jam two pieces of re-bar I had laying around in the bottom side of the target so that it would stick in the ground. My solution worked magnificently to hold Fred up shot after shot. Another option would be to put a back rest behind Fred such as a bale of hay. Now that I have Fred set up, it sure is a ton of fun shooting the target! The body portion absorbs arrow impact quite well, however the head portion, while we all know it is more fun to shoot zombies in the face, does not hold up as sturdily. I actually cut the head off after somewhere around 100 shots to the face. Again I was disappointed, however in the target’s defense I do shoot a lot of arrows. While I could live with the target missing a head and just shoot at the body until I wore it out, it just wasn’t the same without that crucial head shot (I mean, it is a zombie). I was able to secure the head back on with some epoxy, and it seems to be as new and sturdy as it was out of the box again. My arrows pull out nicely from the target, and Fred does heal up a little after each shot.
In conclusion, the Delta McKenzie Undead Fred Zombie Target has become a favorite to shoot over all my other targets, simply because you can shoot a zombie in the face. I usually keep him distanced around 40 yards, which I feel is a good range to shoot zombies. When my friends come over to sling carbon with me we have a lot of fun putting arrows into the zombie. In fact, it becomes a great challenge since the target has multiple places to hit; which is another great feature of the target. With multiple places to shoot, you aren’t all shooting at the same spot, or hitting your arrows every shot. I do recommend the target because it is different and fun…it does have a few flaws, but at the end of the day, definitely not a deal breaker. Check out the video below to see the zombie in action!
What do you think about Undead Fred?