Bow hunting is an intense experience. It requires quiet, concentration, and skill. You also need the right equipment, and at the sharp end, mechanical broadheads are a popular choice.
People new to broadheads find mechanical models easier to learn. The wider wound channel also means there’s more margin of error. If you’re a little off target with a fixed head, you might only wound game. With a mechanical broadhead, the same shot is more likely to kill quickly and humanely.
4. Swhacker 100 grain 2-inch cut
At a hundred grains with a solid 2” cutting diameter, the wounds from these look more like surgery than an arrow hit. They may rank lowest on our list, but that is the worst of the very best. These broadheads will perform. They have for years.
If there is any real problem with the Swhacker, it’s the older technology. They don’t feel as refined with the fit and finish you would expect from a company with their reputation. Sure, they kill deer every year, but they feel cheap.
3. Grim Reaper Carni-Four
This deadly new head leads with a new-and-improved Pro Tip that’s designed to cut on contact and bust through bone. Behind that, in a typically rugged ferrule is a 4-blade mechanical configuration featuring Staggered Blade Technology. The instant the two longer (1 ½ inch) razor-sharp .035 stainless blades
The result is a 2.75-inch linear cut, the largest four-blade entrance hole in the market and an incredible “square” wound channel. A “Snap Cup” design with no O-rings or clips holds all components in place for easy installation and is rated for the fastest, most-powerful crossbows.
2. NAP Killzone
The Killzone is a two blade rear-deploying mechanical broadhead that packs a devastating 2″ cutting diameter. The field point accurate Killzone uses NAP’s unique spring clip design which ensures your blades won’t open in flight or your quiver. There are no o-rings or rubber bands to worry about.
With the patented spring-clip design the Killzone’s blades will not deploy prematurely, which means you don’t have to worry about your arrow running off course on accident. For the bowhunters who have always been leery of mechanical heads due to the possibility of failure, this should bring a big sigh of relief.
1. Rage Xtreme
The Rage Extreme 2-Blade Broadhead features high-quality, strong, and durable blades for impressive results. The blades are razor-sharp to guarantee maximum effectiveness on impact. These advanced sweeping blades angle for prolonged kinetic energy and maximum accuracy with minimal deflection.
The blades pop open on impact to cut through the target to create massive wound channels of 2-inch entry and exit. A shock-collar technology is featured for proper blade retention.