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Choosing the Right Broadhead

Posted on November 26, 2010

When looking at how to select the right broadhead for your archery setup, there are two options: fixed blade and mechanical broadheads. Many hunters have recently switched to mechanical heads because they fly more true than fixed heads right out of the box. Now, why is that? Well, the main reason is that fixed blades are not as aerodynamic as field points. The blades act like rudders and a lot of folks don’t know this, but on fixed blades if the tip of the head is not perfectly aligned with the shaft, it will magnify the bad arrow flight. This is one reason mechanicals have become so popular over the past few years.

So for those of you who are shooting fixed blade broadheads, make sure your heads are tuned, aligned, and spin tested. This will make a huge difference in your accuracy. And by all means, make sure you practice with a hunting head before you go climb in your stand.

My broadheads of choice are the G5 T3 and the G5 Striker. I use the T3 for whitetails and the Striker for elk-sized game. And boy I’m ready to start letting them fly this fall!


GenMX on April 20, 2011 said:

Hi, I enjoyed your post while I was reading this but I want to know more about it.

Latricia on July 04, 2011 said:

Heck of a job there, it abolsutely helps me out.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on December 06, 2011 said:

Tbone, I bought a summit climber from you about 6 years ago at your recommendation while I was at Auburn and have used it heavily since. Great recommendation. I need another recommendation..I have hunted with a compound bow since then but am looking at getting a crossbow. What are your thoughts about the barnett quad 400? I like the price but wanted your opinion on the quality. Also, can I use the same grain broadheads (T3s) with the shorter crossbow arrows that I use with compound arrows? Thanks!

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on April 24, 2012 said:

Ya, Choosing the Right Broadhead is very thoughtful issue. As far as I came to know about this issue I'm impressed and really impressed. Thanks dude and keep it up. smile

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on May 17, 2012 said:

How many fps must a t3 need to open? I like the g5 monotec & the striker thanks
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