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!