How to pick the perfect broadhead for any bowhunt

Sharp ends

Cutting through the options to select the right broadhead

Every year, the manufacturers of archery gear release a large new crop of shiny, razor-sharp broadheads. From fixed-blades to mechanicals to even hybrids, this year’s range of options appears to be as wide and diverse as ever. With so many choices, however, it can be difficult to pick the right broadhead.


Experienced bowhunters understand the importance of choosing and using a game-specific tip. In other words, they’re not all equal. The weight, cutting diameter, number of blades and tensile strength, or durability, all determine a broadhead’s effectiveness. In the end, your decision should come down to how effective the broadhead will be on the game you plan to hunt, and how well it pairs with your arrow of choice. Here’s a look at the options.

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