Gear Roundup: Hunting Broadheads

Cash in on these high-performance, game-busting broadheads.

Gear Roundup: Hunting Broadheads

Rage Broadheads With NC Technology 

For discriminating bowhunters who wish to obtain maximum accuracy and terminal performance, high-octane, game-busting broadheads are an integral component of the game-anchoring equation. Modern design, space-age materials and goal-oriented engineering combine to ensure broadheads will help any arrow fly straight and true and inflict the damage that will ensure a blood trail even a blind man could follow.

When it comes to broadhead selection, hunting retailers — and their bow-centric customers — have some choices to make based on their equipment and the types of hunting they do, beginning with basic designs and ending with specific personal preference. Fixed-blade and mechanical broadheads both have their attributes and their fans. Fixed broadheads, advocates say, are reliable, durable and extremely sharp; they cut on contact and there is no fear of mechanical failure. Those who prefer mechanicals point to their larger cutting diameters and field-point accuracy. 

The wide range of available broadhead choices on the market makes it essential to have the most up-to-date models — and a working knowledge of each — available at your store or on your website in order to make sure customers make educated choices, and that means stocking up on the latest offerings from a wide array of companies. Remember, many of your patrons are brand loyal, and if you don’t have what they want they will go elsewhere. The following broadheads provide a springboard to more sales.

Annihilator XL 

The Annihilator Broadhead ($62.99-$66.99/pack of three) is engineered to fly like a field point and is nearly indestructible. It has a new shape that defines an evolution in broadhead efficiency for ethically taking game with a compound bow, crossbow or traditional bow. It is reusable and easy to sharpen and produces long-range accuracy. Made from a single piece of 4140 alloy steel hardened to a Rockwell RC 52 rating with 30-degree beveled edges for superior edge retention and durability, the broadhead fits most insert, halfsert or outsert systems that use a standard #8-32-inch thread pattern. Heads are match graded per pack, guaranteeing all three broadheads weigh within 0.2 grains of each other. They come in 100-, 125- and 150-grain weight options.

Bear Archery Razorhead VWS 

In the late 1950s, Bear Archery introduced the original Razorhead, and it quickly became one of the most successful and widely accepted broadheads in the bowhunting community. Today, nearly 70 years later and after increasing demand from consumers, Bear has reintroduced the popular broadhead with a twist of modern technology. The all-new Razorhead VWS (Variable Weight System/$69.99) returns with both single- and double-bevel options and features an insert system that allows bowhunters to change broadhead weights to 150, 175, 200 and 250 grains. Both the single- and double-bevel models are constructed from high-grade stainless steel and ship with three broadheads, three sets of variable weight inserts (nine total) and three field points.

CenterPoint Archery Carbon Crossbow Bolts

Modern crossbows produce greater speed, accuracy and consistency than ever before, many generating speeds of over 400 fps. That’s why CenterPoint Archery offers illuminated crossbow arrows specifically manufactured to withstand that incredible force. Made from high-performance carbon fiber and engineered with laser-like straightness, these 400-grain arrows ($69.99/three-pack) are uniquely designed to withstand the immense energy of modern crossbows and feature lighted nocks for consistent accuracy and effortless arrow retrieval, night or day. Made from durable carbon material, measuring 20 inches and guided by 2-inch Blazer vanes, these 400-grain arrows (with the addition of 100-grain field points or broadheads) are accurate and dependable.

Easton Match Grade Field Points 

New in the Easton Archery product lineup are its Match Grade Threaded Field Points ($12.50/pack of six). These new premium practice points have been designed with attention to every detail. They feature an elongated tangent ogive shape, inspired by high ballistic coefficient bullets. This provides superior long-range accuracy and easier extraction from targets. Every point is precision machined from hardened steel, with a slick, dark-nickel coating for a mirror-like surface finish and offered in standard #8-32 threads in five popular diameters in 100- and 125-grain weights. A #11-32 version adds a 150-grain option to perfectly match 150-grain crossbow broadheads. Easton Match Grade Field Points are weight accurate to half a grain and concentric to a tolerance of one-half-thousandths of an inch.

Innerloc Carnage

Expanding on Innerloc’s Aero series, the Carnage Broadhead ($49.06/package of three) has rear-deploying, razor-sharp blades that slice through its exclusive aerodynamic wrap, delivering downrange accuracy and massive hemorrhage. “Deadly by Design,” this new Innerloc broadhead has what it takes to create carnage and will fly straight out of today’s fastest bows and crossbows. It comes with wraps in multiple designs, or users can create their own. The 100-grain Carnage has a 1.5-inch cutting diameter and razor-sharp .040-inch blades. All Innerloc products are made in the USA.

Muzzy One

The Muzzy One ($44.99/three pack) is an innovative approach to one-piece broadhead design, machined from a single piece of premium stainless steel. The hybrid chisel/cut-on-contact tip blasts through bone for incredible penetrating power, while precision positioned vents on the blades ensure accuracy. This solid 100-grain head features three deadly .046-inch-thick blades with a 1.125-inch cut. Honed to perfection, the dependable Muzzy One can be easily resharpened on a flat stone, ensuring it is not only easy to care for and effortless to tune, but also that it offers the performance and peace of mind bowhunters demand in the field.

QAD Exodus

The Exodus Broadhead from Quality Archery Designs ($42.99/pack of three) is 100% designed and manufactured in the USA, its revolutionary compact head providing the strength to bust through the toughest hide and bones. Utilizing Blade Over Shaft technology, the Exodus’ cut-on-impact blades sweep back over the arrow shaft, creating a super-short, compact head, just like a field point — enhancing accuracy while producing extreme penetration and a large cutting diameter. Built tough, with heavy-duty SST material, users never have to worry about the blades holding up to any big-game challenge. Exodus Broadheads come in standard, crossbow and deep six versions — in 85-, 100- and 125-grain weights. They are available in two different blade styles — swept and full.

Rage Broadheads With NC Technology 

Rage Broadheads continues to revolutionize broadhead design with the addition of proven NC (No Collar) technology to three classic Rage designs ($39.99/three-pack) — the original Rage 2-Blade, the Rage 2-Blade Chisel-tip and Rage Crossbow X broadheads in both 100- and 125-grain versions. The newly incorporated NC technology integrated blade containment system utilizes cutting-edge finger-like tabs on the blades’ pivot point to “anchor” the blades in place while in the closed position. This technology completely eliminates the need for a shock collar, dental band or O-ring, while still providing a 100% reliable blade retention system. Each 2-blade version incorporates premium-grade aluminum ferrules and ultra-tough .035-inch thick and razor-sharp stainless-steel blades for exceptional performance on game animals of all sizes. 

Ravin Titanium 

Serious bowhunters swear by the rear-deploying Ravin Titanium Broadhead ($84.99/three-pack) — utilizing Ti6AL4V Grade 5 titanium and packed with features for ultimate penetration and performance. This 100-grain mechanical broadhead employs a single-piece ferrule and internal spring clip. There are no lock rings or O-rings necessary, providing hunters ease of use in the field. The blades deploy upon impact, producing a devastating 2-inch cutting diameter. The Ravin Titanium Broadhead is tested and approved for bows with speeds up to 500 fps.

SIK SK2 Two-Blade Expandable

The SK2 Two-Blade Expandable Broadhead from SIK Broadheads ($49.99/package of three) is designed for high-test hunting and lethal terminal performance on big game. It features FliteLoc technology to ensure its signature offset blade design will deploy on impact and create a gaping 2-inch offset entry wound with its large 3.625-inch cutting surface, while providing field-point accuracy. The 100-grain SK2 Broadhead provides silent, balanced and reliable flight because the offset blade design creates less surface and promotes improved flight characteristics.

Vapor Trails Outdoors Aftermath 

The Aftermath from Vapor Trails Outdoors ($39.99/pack of three and one practice tip) is a unique 100-grain mechanical broadhead. It has no O-rings and flies like a field point — its .035-inch stainless-steel blades delivering a 2.125-inch diameter cut. It features a plastic cup that holds the blades closed in flight regardless of arrow velocity and a ball joint locking mechanism. The Aftermath has forward-angled blades that are sharpened front and back, and support arms that move with the blades to add 5X strength. The blades lock open upon impact to rip and cut with forward or reverse movement, designed to deliver maximum terminal damage.

Wac’Em Hybrid Crossbow Expandable

The next generation 100-grain Hybrid Crossbow Expandable-Blade Broadhead from Wac’Em ($44.95/three-pack) builds on a legacy of high-performing product innovation, using the same super-sharp blade technology Wac’Em heads are known for. It combines the field-proven effectiveness of a deep-penetrating fixed-blade with a wide-cutting-diameter mechanical broadhead to create this lethal hybrid design. The Hybrid Crossbow Broadhead is a perfect combination of an exceptionally strong stainless steel ferrule, two cut-on-contact fixed blades with two gator-style expandable blades that open upon impact. Its expandable blades are secured with a friction washer to ensure they can never predeploy and always are fully open on entrance while staying closed in flight — even when fired from today’s high-energy crossbows.


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