Here's my target butt with a my Solo Elk target. It's a 2d full size elk. I've had it for 3yrs and it holds up well. They have all kinds of available ad the work with Block targets.
I usually change my strings every two years, since I shoot a lot. I currently have my strings made by 60x. Mine typically wear out at the cable roller.
I guess folks will be glassing different racks this season. I always wondered how they sold so many OTC tags!
Like stated it's been really dry in SE WY the last couple weeks. I've been in the mountains around the state and antler growth seems pretty good. Been seeing some large moose with great growth. It should be a good fall.
I've taken a lot of elk with two blade Magnus Stinger Buzzcuts 100 & 125. There was no bleeder blade. The blood trails were pretty easy to follow. I've had other people mention the same thing you posted. I've also helped track some other hunters elk using three blades and the blood trails...