10 Best Broadheads for Bow Hunting
Russ Chastain 08.20.18
Have you ever sat back and asked, “What are the 10 best broadheads for bow hunting?” Well, we did. It’s our job! And here’s what we came up with.
1: Slick Trick Magnum 100 Broadhead
With four stainless steel blades, Alcatraz bladelock system, 1-1/8 cutting diameter, and one heck of a chisel tip, the Slick Trick Magnum 100 is all business, all the time.
2: Muzzy 4-Blade 100 Broadhead
The Muzzy 4-Blade 100 offers a Hardened steel Trocar chisel tip ahead of an anodized aluminum ferrule, a quick-change blade system to “switch from hunting blades to practice blades in seconds,” and a one-inch cutting diameter.
3: G5 Outdoors Montec 100 All-Steel Broadhead
This one-piece broadhead is made of injection-molded carbon steel, making it tough and resharpenable. 1-1/16 cutting diameter, spin-tested, and something called “Diamond Cut Sharpness” add up to make the G5 Outdoors Montec 100 one tough broadhead.
4: Parker Red Hot Crosspro 100FX Broadhead
The Parker Red Hot Crosspro 100FX is a different kind of broadhead, as you can see. The tip is of a non-typical design, and the ferrule is steel and its short length helps it fly a bit more like a field point. And this is one of the few broadheads I’ve seen with ZERO one-star reviews on Amazon.
5: Rage 2-Blade Expanding 100-Grain Broadhead
To me, no list would be complete without the Rage 2-Blade Expanding 100-Grain broadhead. I have only taken a few deer with a box, but all have fallen to this broadhead. The 2″ cutting diameter (more of a huge slice, really) and field-tip-like flight mean that even if your tuning isn’t perfect, you will be able to hit where you’re aiming.
6: Swhacker 100 Grain 1.75 Inch Cut Crossbow Broadhead
This Swhacker 100 Grain 1.75 inch cut broadhead was made specifically for crossbows. It’s 1″ during flight, expanding to 1.75″ after penetration. Steel chisel tip, aluminum ferrule, 032″ stainless-steel blades — which are designed to cut twice. The first surfaces take the brunt of the initial cut through hair, hide, and ribs — and they open inside the critter to employ the longer cutting edges on internal organs and the ribs on the other side.
7: Muzzy Trocar 100 Grain 3-Blade Broadhead
Like ’em or not, Muzzy was a pioneer of broadhead design, and the Muzzy Trocar 100 Grain 3-Blade broadhead looks like one tough cutter. Ferrule and chisel tip are all one piece of steel, cutting diameter is 1-3/16”, and the stainless steel blades are set at an angle.
8: Excalibur Boltcutter 150 Grain 3-Blade Broadhead
It should come as no surprise that Excalibur Boltcutter 150 grain 3-blade broadheads are made by Excalibur, which makes crossbows. It was designed for high-speed hunting crossbows, and has a 1-1/16″ cutting diameter and a relatively heavy 150-grain weight. They say it’s “made entirely from high strength stainless steel,” which ain’t a bad thing.
9: Rage Hypodermic 100 Grain Expanding Broadhead
Rage calls this their strongest head ever. The Rage Hypodermic 100 grain expanding broadhead is a 2-blade expander with a unique chisel tip, one-piece stainless steel ferrule, and a 2″ cut.
10: Muzzy Phantom SC 4 Blade Broadheads
The Muzzy Phantom SC 4 blade comes in 100- or 125-grain versions, and provides 1-1/8″ cutting diameter with a main blade that slices from stem to stern and smaller “bleeder blades” to help ensure quick kills.