The 10 Best Broadheads

Updated February 15, 2017 by Chase Brush

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We spent 21 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. You've perfected your archery form and tuned your cross or compound bow. Now it's time to invest in some heavy-duty broadheads. From fixed blade to mechanical style models, these best-selling units will ensure that your target is effectively neutralized once your arrow hits its mark. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best broadhead on Amazon.

10. Carbon Express Nativ

Sometimes two blades are as good as many, and the Carbon Express Nativ makes that clear by incorporating an aircraft-grade aluminum ferrule in a simple design that is both incredibly lightweight and very durable. They come three per pack at a price that is hard to beat.
  • for use with low- or high-pound bows
  • easy maintenance
  • may require sharpening
Brand Carbon Express
Model 55590
Weight 1.6 ounces
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

9. OV Archery Blunt Force

The OV Archery Blunt Force is a standard thread tip that is marketed for use on small game and target practice. The flat point is surrounded by strong steel claws, so you don't have to worry about burying and losing your newly-fashioned arrows in bark, dirt, or flesh.
  • good for stump shooting
  • come in pack of six
  • ring springs break off easily
Brand Ohio Valley Archery
Model pending
Weight 0.8 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

8. Huntingdoor Traditionals

For the ultimate authentic hunting experience, pair your recourse bow with a few of these Huntingdoor Traditionals, which mimic the same basic construction of pre-modern field points and broadheads. They can be affixed to all kinds of arrows, including wooden and bamboo.
  • compatible with compound bows
  • come in a pack of 12
  • heavier than newer models
Brand Huntingdoor
Model pending
Weight 4 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

7. G5 Montec

The G5 Montec is a popular option for hunters who are looking for a reliable, but uncomplicated, arrow tip. They feature three multi-tapered blades and, more importantly, their one-piece steel construction means they're as easy to use as they are to clean and sharpen.
  • come in 85 and 100 grain
  • durable and long-lasting
  • can generate whistle while flying
Brand G5 Outdoors
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

6. G5 Outdoors S.G.H.

When you're after small game, like squirrels and fowl, units that slice and penetrate deeply will only ruin your catch. These G5 Outdoors S.G.H.s use a "shock and tear" action meant to neutralize your target without destroying it.
  • tough enough to be used repeatedly
  • 1-inch cutting diameter
  • not good for deer hunting
Brand G 5 Outdoors
Model 153
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

5. Rage Hypodermic Standard

With two splayed blades attached to a field point-style body, the Rage Hypodermic Standard is a surgical-like piece of equipment that is guaranteed to increase your accuracy and precision. Its two-inch cutting diameter creates a clean wound channel, so it's easy to remove.
  • cuts on contact
  • solid steel ferrule
  • shock collar for blade retenion
Brand Rage
Model 39100
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

4. Muzzy MX-3

The Muzzy MX-3 features a shorter profile, wider cut, and thicker blades than the brand's standard unit, making this a more suitable option for big game and deer hunting. With a one-and-a-quarter-inch diameter, it's tough enough to last through several seasons.
  • 100 grain weight
  • backed by 1-year limited warranty
  • might require sight adjustment
Brand Muzzy
Model 225-MX3
Weight 2.4 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

3. Blood Therapy OCD

If you're looking for a truly unique broadhead that is also extremely effective, check out the Blood Therapy OCD. It has a razor-sharp tip and circular blade that actually rotates upon contact with flesh and bone, resulting in less resistance and increased penetration.
  • bright red finish
  • shoots like a field point
  • blade is removeable for cleaning
Brand Blood Therapy
Model OCD-100-01
Weight 1.4 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

2. Swhacker 100 grain

With a massive two inch cutting diameter, the Swhacker 100 grain is a lethal option that can be perfect for dispatching large elk and buck. The mechanical blades open up easily, and its hardened, carbon steel field point leaves a clean entry and exit wound.
  • anodized aluminum ferrule
  • comes sharpened
  • works with crossbows
Brand Swhacker
Model SWH00207
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. Rage X-treme Two Blade

Designed for use with draw weights above 60 pounds, the Rage X-treme Two Blade is a mechanical unit that maintains its kinetic energy longer than other models, ensuring your arrow meets its target with the maximum possible impact. It also folds for convenient portability.
  • includes free practice head
  • lime green finish for visibility
  • improved shock collar
Brand Rage Broadheads
Model 51000
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

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Last updated on February 15, 2017 by Chase Brush

Chase is a freelance journalist with experience working in the areas of politics and public policy. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, he is also a hopeless itinerant continually awaiting his next Great Escape.

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