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Archery Hunting Broadheads

How to Choose the Right Broadhead

It is critical to use the right broadhead so that you can have clean bow kills. Some broadheads just don’t work too well, and will leave you scouring through the woods chasing a faint blood trail. Choosing the wrong broadhead will cost you a deer, elk, bear, or whatever type of game you are targeting. Having a good quality broadhead will provide every possible advantage in a critically important kill shot that can mean the difference between sticking a great trophy on the wall, and a freezer full of delicious meat and going home empty handed. There are three major types of broadheads, and as you make your decision on which broadheads will work best for you, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of each type. Broadhead Types: Fixed Blade Broadheads Replaceable Blade Broadheads Mechanical or Expandable Blade Broadheads Fixed Blade Broadheads Fixed Blade Broadheads have been around the longest, and have the simplest design. Most have a tip that will cut on impact, and penetrate better than other broadheads, which makes them ideal for larger tough skinned animals like elk, bears, and Mule Deer. One disadvantage of these broadheads is that you have to resharpen the blades, and the flight does suffer on the faster shooting bows used today. G5 Striker X 4-Blade Fixed-Blade Broadhead - 100 Grain The G5® Striker X 4-Blade Fixed-Blade Broadhead is their first model with four fixed blades, and offers bow hunters the same deadly performance of the Striker V2, but has 33% more cutting surface. This latest model combines a sturdy design that is built for improved flight yet boasts a large 1-1/4" cutting diameter. The broadhead great cutting bone busting tip for great penetration for better kill shots. The blades are strong and will deliver complete devastation through hide and bone. Replaceable Blade Broadheads Replaceable Blade Broadheads fly fairly well out of most types of bows. The nice thing that I like about these types of broadheads is that when the blades get dull, you just need to replace them. Most manufacturers will include extra blades, or sell a set of blades to replace them with. The latest tip designs have improved penetration and flight accuracy quite a bit. Sometimes you will lose a blade here and there when out in the field. There are a few disadvantages of the replaceable blade broadheads. They are usually quite a bit more expensive than fixed blades, they don’t penetrate game as well, and are not as durable. BlackOut Toxik Replaceable Blade Broadheads The BlackOut® Toxik® replaceable-blade broadhead is the ultimate in durability and sharpness. It has superior strength and flight performance. The blades are super sharp, and are securely locked into the ferrule and will remain intact with less risk to loss due to falling out. The tips are sharp for deep penetration necessary for successful archery bow hunting. Expandable Blade Broadheads Mechanical, or Expandable Blade Broadheads offer the great flight characteristics, which makes them the best choice for sensitive bows. The top brand models have outstanding penetration as long as the game that you are shooting at is thinskinned and standing broadside for a perfect shot. However, penetration and performance can suffer on deflections, or if the broadhead penetrates the game at a sharp angle. With expandable blade broadheads it is essential to ensure you are very disciplined in your shot selection. G5 Outdoors Deadmeat Expandable Blade Broadhead The G5® Outdoors Deadmeat Expandable Broadhead has a proven design. This broadhead has 3 heavy duty stainless steel blades to deliver a wide cutting diameter for short and heavy blood trails. This broadhead features G5's new Snaplock ball and socket collar that holds the blades in place until impact, and then delivers a devastating knockdown power with extreme accuracy. Click the “Shop Now” button below to browse the wide variety of broadheads available at Bass Pro Shops Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and this does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.
G5 Outdoors Deadmeat Expandable Blade Broadhead
Replaceable Blade Broadheads
Pros
Cons
Blade Sharpness
When blades get dull they are easily replaceable, no sharpening required
Removable blades can fall out from time to time
Tip Cutting
Latest tips do have improved penetration
Not as good in penetration as fixed blade
Flight Impact
Latest tips do have improved accuracy
Not as accurate as fixed blade
Expandable Blade Broadheads
Pros
Cons
Blade Sharpness
Latest models are very sharp and are as good as the removable blade
Tip Cutting
Latest models have great penetration and tip cutting
Penetration is not good on sharp angles on some models
Flight Impact
Latest tips do have improved accuracy
Flight suffers on deflections
G5 Striker X 4-Blade Fixed-Blade Broadhead - 100 Grain
BlackOut Toxik Replaceable Blade Broadheads
Fixed Blade Broadheads
Pros
Cons
Blade Sharpness
Blades are stable and don’t fall off
Blades require resharpening
Tip Cutting
Great tip cutting and penetration power for larger animals
Flight Impact
Flight does suffer on faster shooting bows
Bow Hunting Broadheads for Archery
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