Is there a generic field like the Affects Version field that can be applied to a project in the same way? I am want to set up another field in a project that is Targeted Version but still uses the same information from the Affects Version field without having to make a custom field and populate with every version of our software.
Depends on how you use "fix version" - some people use it for "this was fixed in" and others "we aim to fix this in". Both approaches have advantages and disadvantages.
Some teams would benefit from a third "target version" as well. If you do, then I recommend that you use "fix version" to say "this was fixed in" and "target version" for, well, um, where you'd like to fix it. This because fix-version feeds into other things like release notes, planning, agile and so-on.
To do this, you can simply add a "version picker" custom field. It will use the same list of versions as affects versions and fix versions automatically...
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