If you are a bowhunting fanatic odds are over the summer months you have shot countless arrows prepping for hunting season. You have tinkered and tweaked your bow setup making sure everything is dialed in. After shooting what seems like countless arrows, we all have to make the hard decision on what broadhead to use. With the several types of broadheads of today, we have more selection than ever. With various blade configurations, angles, cutting diameters, and grades of steel, it is really easy to get lost. 


A shorter draw length or lower weight will limit the selection of suitable broadheads. Penetration will be one of the main factors in choosing a broadhead for your setup. Typically, the smaller cuts on contact heads will penetrate more than other heads. Contact broadhead cutting means the blade is in the same plane as the tip, so once the arrow is in, it's slicing. The number of blades is also something to note, having more blades or blade surface area will hinder penetration. If your draw length is shorter or your weight is lower, there are some really good broadheads to consider recommending to you!



Adopts all stainless steel blade structure. These broadheads have deeper penetration and can cause more damage than ever before. The best thing is, because they are corrosion-resistant, you never have to worry about sharp blade edges.


Sturdy one-piece all-steel construction and 100% rotationally tested accuracy. No components to assemble or replace, just tighten and shoot. This easy-to-use, high-performance broadhead is exactly what every hardcore hunter is looking for.

Featuring a micro-steel head and bone-crushing tip, it's stronger, straighter and superior - the sharp curved blade cuts faster and penetrates longer. Quieter flight and field tip accuracy at longer ranges.


No components to assemble or replace, just tighten and shoot. This easy-to-use, high-performance broadhead is exactly what every hardcore hunter is looking for.


Probably the next most important factor would be the quality of material that is in the broadhead. Today more and more manufacturers are offering premium grade steels that only used to be found high end knives and cutlery. These higher grade steels have a higher edge retention that translates to those blades staying sharper longer throughout that animal. Having a sharp blade is vital and can mean the difference between a great blood trail and terrible one. A clean cut is more apt to bleed and not clot. Probably the next important factor would be total cutting diameter or total cut. There is a fine line between cutting diameter and penetration, we all need to find a happy balance. You want something small enough to get good penetration and a pass through but still want a good cutting diameter.

Talking to other bowhunters you will get several answers on what broadheads to use and which to stay away from. It seems like every year a revolutionary broadhead comes out that promises to be the most accurate and lethal. While some of the most popular designs have been around for over decade, there is nothing wrong with picking a tried and true broadhead. Each broadhead has its own advantage and disadvantage for certain setups and hunting situations.


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