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November 27, 2023 •iSportsman Staff
It can lead to a frustrating day of tracking a blood trail and hoping for a downed animal — choosing the right broadhead for your bowhunt is essential. After all, no one wants to leave an unclaimed target injured in the wild; it’s always better to tag your target on the first try. That’s why we listened to those who shared their first-hand experience on choosing the best fixed blade broadhead.
While there are some fan favorites out there that have corroborating good reviews from expert publications, any guy worth their salt will tell you up front that when it comes down to it, it’s not about the blade. A successful and impactful bowhunt and a good experience with whatever is at the end of your arrow is all about the fine tuning of your bow — and finding the bow that is best suited for your needs. iSportsmanUSA recently covered how to choose the best recurve bow, and how to choose the best compound bow. However, if you’re interested in what’s popular with those who know best, you should read on for more information.
QAD manufactures their products in Madison Heights, Virginia, and takes pride in providing locals with rewarding careers. As a result of their strong core values, QAD remains dedicated to providing quality archery products for multiple uses. That may be why the QAD Exodus broadhead is quickly mentioned as a fan favorite. Therefore, the Exodus is a standout choice for those who subscribe to the theory that the smaller the broadhead, the better the shot. A three-pack will run you $49.99 at Cabela’s.
The leader of Cut on Contact broadheads, Magnus produces a large line of broadheads that have main blades which can be resharpened and reused while maintaining pinpoint accuracy. A one-pack of the Magnus fixed-blade broadhead will run you $37.99 to $39.99 at Cabela’s, but with that you gain the benefit of aircraft aluminum ferrule and an ultra-strong diamond tip.
Muzzy primarily makes bowfishing products, and currently hosts the nation’s largest bowfishing tournaments. However, these water-resistant blades can be used on land as well. The Muzzy MX-3 goes for around $39.99 for a three pack and replacement blades are available for longtime and lifetime use.
Finally, Tooth and Arrow offers two sizes of fixed blade broadheads designed for different hunting situations: a one-inch blade for long-shot scenarios, and a 1-3/16-inch one for smaller and medium sized game. Additionally, all their broadheads come in a range of weights to match your set-up, with the one-inch model available from 85-grain to 150-grain and the 1-2/16-inch model available in 100-grain to 175-grain. Tooth and Arrow prides itself on their high-quality, USA sources and manufactured products.