Fixed versus Mechanical Broadheads?

Seventy years ago, bow hunting legend Fred Bear would have likely laughed at today’s broadheads just before throwing Razorhead through just about any animal you could think of. Yes, times have changed.

Seventy years ago, bow hunting legend Fred Bear would have likely laughed at today’s broadheads just before throwing Razorhead through just about any animal you could think of. Yes, times have changed. As “new” as many of us bow hunters think the mechanical type broadheads are, the first patented designs were in the late 1950s! But as tradition would have it, it was really just in the last decade or two in which we have seen these broadheads explode onto the scene.

From young to old, the debate of the best “type” of broadhead is one that may never be settled. Dedicated bowhunter, Michael Waddell, discusses this great debate in detail during the short video. Now, many maybe quick to point out that Michael’s Bone Collector TV show is currently sponsored by G5 Outdoors so he will obviously be biased. But that isn’t the case here. However, I do have to say that the Montec, T3, and new Havoc are ridiculously devastating. Michael’s point is to discuss why he believes a rear deploying broadhead is the best…at least for him.

Sure it may not be what you consider the best broadhead, but a lot of things come into play here. Specifically the game animals you are hunting, the bow you are using, the arrow (weight) you are shooting, all come into play when determining the best broadhead for your situation.

Now I will be the first to say that I have killed (and lost) deer with both fixed and mechanical. But I’ll also claim that those lost were more likely due to poor accuracy than broadhead performance. Though one of the major advantages of mechanical is often “truer” flight of the arrow. In the end, it’s your choice. But what will you be shooting this fall? 


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