Josh Volinkaty is a resident of Western Montana where he resides with his wife and three kids. He loves the pursuit of elk the most, with mule deer being a close second. Although he cut his teeth hunting the thick and steep slopes of Western Montana, he’s learning to hunt new areas and use different tactics. Josh enjoys the pursuit of elk with rifle, bow, and muzzleloader and loves the challenge of hunting public land. Josh thoroughly enjoys the friendships he’s gained and the places he’s seen from the pursuit of Western big game.
For many of us, hunting is an escape from reality. It’s a cherished time that oftentimes requires a ton of time and preparation. Do you know what else requires time? Life! It seems that in this day and age, time is of the essence, and managing your time appropriately is key to being able to fulfill all your needs. I’d love to say that I shoot my bow every day, but the fact is there are many days I leave well before sunrise and get home as it’s getting dark. I don’t always have time to shoot outside, so coming up with ways to maximize my opportunities has been key in trying to improve my archery game.
Although I see a substantial amount of benefit in 3D type targets, I’ve also gained a great appreciation for portable targets, especially ones that are durable and stop arrows. I have a substantial amount of space and could easily set up a nice archery range. My property also has rattlesnakes, cattle, and high winds. Because time is of the essence, when I actually do get to shoot my bow, I’d rather not fix targets, search for them in the neighboring fields, or dodge rattlesnakes.
For the last several months I’ve been reviewing the Block Infinity 22 Target. The Block is portable, and for that reason, I’m a fan. I enjoy carrying it inside and putting it away when I’m done with it. It’s always where I left it, and I’m not spending time searching for parts and pieces that the wind and cattle have strewn about. I also can’t stress enough how impressed I am with the Blocks stopping power. I’ve set up my portable range in the garage on multiple occasions. With distances as close as 3 yards, I’ve sent multiple 575-grain arrows from my Mathews Atlas into the Block. Not once have I had an arrow over-penetrate. You might expect difficult removal with a target that brags about such incredible stopping power, but that is not the case. I’ve really found that the arrows remove easily. Once the arrows are removed, you don’t wind up with any residue or otherwise undesired debris. I’ve also been very impressed that when you remove the arrows, the Infinity doesn’t fall apart.
The Block Infinity 22 has three sides that are painted with varying size blocks to shoot at. The fourth is a deer’s vitals. The top and bottom are recommended for broadhead use. Like every other target I’ve ever shot at, I tend to have my favorite side. For my personal use, I’m a huge fan of the four-quadrant block that has a total of 16 squares to shoot at. With multiple vertical lines, it’s been paramount in helping me set up the lateral placement on my bow sight. Although I don’t have the best-corrected vision in the world, I can see the vertical line out to 30 yards.
After several shots and a few months to try the Infinity out, I think the pros speak for themselves. Other than not being replaceable, I truly couldn’t find a con. It would take a lot of effort to shoot the life out of this target. I’ve shot it at close range, long-range, on even ground, concrete, and uneven gravel. It’s heavy-duty and sturdy. The Infinity 22 is a great investment to maximize your shooting sessions.
- Easy arrow removal
- Multiple sides and various target options
- Built-in carrying handles
- Incredible stopping power
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