Hot New Broadheads for 2014

Hot New Broadheads for 2014

One of the hottest topics each year at the Archery Trade Association (ATA) Show revolves around broadhead technology. No matter your preference — mechanical or fixed — there's always some new product or feature to grab your attention.

This year is no different, with tons of great new offerings from all the major players in the broadhead world. Whether you're looking for a super-sharp fixed-blade or a dependable and lethal mechanical, we've got you covered. Check out all the latest broadheads, straight from the 2014 ATA Show in Nashville, Tenn.

Webb Products A-Serts

A-Serts by Webb Products help bowhunters who strive for dead-nuts accuracy from broadhead-tipped arrows. A-Serts allow the archer to fine-tune each arrow or crossbow bolt by indexing them for consistent orientation with broadhead blades and dynamic arrow spine. A-Serts also utilize a user-friendly, adjustable weight-forward system to help increase or decrease Front Of Center balance as needed. For 2014, bowhunters can now purchase Gold Tip hunting arrows and crossbow bolts with A-Serts pre-installed. They are sold exclusively at Webb Products' website.

MSRP: $22 per 12 A-Serts; price varies for pre-installation

Cabela\'s CPL-3 Broadhead

For those bowhunters looking for a nail-tough, fixed-blade broadhead for demanding bowhunting conditions, look to Cabela's CPL-3 — a broadhead offering a hard-hitting, replaceable-blade design that is built for penetration. The hardened-steel tip, its solid aircraft-quality-aluminum ferrule and quality, razor-sharp, .035-inch-thick stainless steel blades deliver a serious punch for the largest big game and those tricky quartering shots when driving deep is the goal. It's offered in 100 and 125 grains and includes a 1'‰1⁄8-inch cutting diameter.

MSRP: $30 per 3

Cabela\'s EXP 3-Blade

Cabela's EXP 3-Blade is a mechanical broadhead with an ultra-strong, hardened-steel tip that starts penetration off right to sacrifice less kinetic energy after impact and aid in promoting maximum arrow penetration. Its .035-inch-thick stainless steel blades peel back on impact to deliver a cutting diameter of 1'‰½ inches to devastate vitals and spill maximum trailing blood. Its sleek and aerodynamic design is super accurate at both long and short ranges. The EXP weighs 100 grains.

MSRP: $25 per 3

Cabela\'s STK-3

Don't let the dimensions of the STK-3 'œmini-broadhead' from Cabela's fool you into doubting its serious nature. What it lacks in length it makes up for in flat-out deadliness. The compact design provides fieldpoint accuracy from even the fastest performance bows. At its core is a solid-steel ferrule holding scary-sharp .035-inch thick stainless steel blades. The STK-3 delivers outstanding penetration in addition to unsurpassed accuracy potential to take on the toughest assignments. The STK-3 is offered in 85- and 100-grain versions, both with a 1'‰1⁄8-inch cutting diameter.

MSRP: $25 per 3

Flying Arrow Archery Cyclone Broadhead

The all-new, 100-grain, 1'‰1⁄16-inch cutting diameter (also offered in a 1'‰1⁄8-inch 125-grain version) Cyclone from Flying Arrow Archery is designed to deliver a devastating Spiral Wound Channel via its vented, curved blades, but in a more conventional three-blade design than Flying Arrow's original Toxic. This broadhead includes a three-edge, bone-crushing tip that cuts on contact and is available in several versions, including Deep Six, crossbow and Sassy Pink in support of breast cancer awareness. The blades of the Cyclone are also interchangeable with original Toxic blades.

MSRP: $45 per 3

Flying Arrow Archery Tom Bomb

Flying Arrow Archery's all-new Tom Bomb is made to put gobblers down fast. The aggressive, 125-grain broadhead includes a 2'‰1⁄2-inch cutting diameter created by curving, scythe-like blades, lead by a stout, three-edged cutting tip designed for bone-busting performance. The replaceable blades are razor sharp and create more than six inches of total cutting surface. The curved design is made to aid in straight arrow flight. They are designed to deliver devastating wounds on body hits with high-energy bows, or used for head/neck shots to anchor birds where they stand.

MSRP: $45 per 3

Flying Arrow Archery Toxic Broadhead

Flying Arrow Archery's Toxic broadhead made headlines last year with its unique, blood-letting design the company labels RCD (Radical Core Decompression) technology. They are accurate from the fastest bows and silent in flight. Central to its design are three coring blades designed to remove chunks of hide and flesh. The 100-grain, 7⁄8-inch diameter (a whole inch in the 125-grain model) Toxic now includes a stronger, cutting-edge tip and beefier ferrule. They're also offered with Deep Six ferrules for Easton Injexion arrows, a crossbow version (ferrule flared at rear to sit flush with bolts) and in Sassy Pink in support of breast cancer awareness. The blades of the 100-grain Toxic and all-new Cyclone model are also completely interchangeable.

MSRP: $45 per 3

Muzzy Phantom 4

Year after year, one thing remains the same — the industry's approval of the beloved Muzzy broadheads. And there's simply no reason to believe that the new, 100-grain Phantom 4 will be treated any differently in 2014. With four blades and a 1'‰1⁄8-inch cutting diameter, the broadhead utilizes an ultra-compact steel design that is sure to break through even the thickest animal hides. Blades that measure .05-inch wide will destroy soft tissue on impact, leaving massive wound channels for quicker, cleaner kills.

MSRP: $39.99 per 3

Rage Broadheads

The phrase 'œout with the old, in with the new' was created with this type of transition in mind. Rage Broadheads has made a total redesign of its wildly popular 3-blade head for 2014, and the bold new look will definitely turn some heads. featuring revolutionary KORE Technology with an advanced geometric design, the stainless steel construction coupled with razor-sharp, .035-inch blades and a 1'‰3⁄4-inch cutting diameter offer maximum devastation for quick, clean kills. This new 100-grain head is also sure to leave enormous blood trails for easier tracking of trophies.

MSRP: $49.99 per 3

Slick Trick D6 Magnum

By popular demand, Slick Trick introduces the new 1'‰1⁄8-inch cutting diameter D6 Magnum. They're designed specifically for Easton Deep Six HIT Inserts. The D6 MAG also features a smaller diameter and 100 percent tool-steel ferrule with an adjustable shoulder to match micro-diameter shafts. The rugged ferrule holds the same tough, razor-sharp, .035-inch stainless steel custom knife-grade German blades that other Slick Trick heads are famous for. In essence, Slick Trick has combined the classic design of the 1'‰1⁄8-inch Magnum with the new micro-diameter technology for Deep Six ferrules.

MSRP: $30 per 3

Slick Trick Nuke Broadhead

Slick Trick's Nuke mechanical broadhead offers fieldpoint accuracy from fast bows combined with a 1.8-inch cutting diameter. The 1.3-inch, in-flight blade diameter assures an entrance cut of at least 1.3 inches, though the EZ Open Blade design makes sure the head will expand to full diameter. Although the EZ Open design creates a highly dependable system opening to full diameter with the smallest amount of force, the blades also spring back into flight position when bumped or removed from quivers. Set-back blades eliminate kick-outs on angled hits, while the cutting tip and spooky-sharp blades assure pass-through devastation.

MSRP: $40 per 3

Steel Force Single Bevel Series

Steel Force's newest cut-on-contact model includes the right- or left-grind Single Bevel Series. These deadly heads include .050-inch thick 420 stainless steel main blades with no vents and patented aluminum ferrule designed to streamline penetration. They are offered in 1-inch wide, 125-grain models measuring 2'‰3⁄16 inches long. The same head with an all-steel ferrule will weigh 170 grains, perfect for traditional or dangerous-game bowhunters looking for additional ruggedness and/or bone-smashing F.O.C.

MSRP: $33 per 3

3Rivers Archery Blood Groove Broadheads

All 3Rivers Archery Blood Groove broadheads are milled from a single piece of tool-grade carbon steel for unbelievable strength and dependability. This non-vented 3-blade, 125-grain head with 1'‰1⁄8-inch cutting diameter includes Blood Grooves that trim weight without sacrificing ruggedness. True Spin alignment of the bone-crushing pyramid tip assures top-notch accuracy, while a non- vented design ensures quiet flight even from the fastest bows. The 50 Rockwell steel holds an edge well, and Teflon coating aids penetration. This broadhead is so tough it is guaranteed for life.

MSRP: $51 per 3

Trophy Taker Ulmer Edge

Trophy Taker's proven Ulmer Edge broadhead is now offered in 100-grain, 2-inch cutting diameter models, providing fans of the nail-tough mechanical head faster kills and wider blood trails. The rear-deploying blade design is super-efficient and opens to full cutting diameter on impact. The patented blade interface engages both blades to full cutting diameter while also allowing blades to pivot around heavy bone for deeper penetration. The blades are also sharpened on the back side for additional cutting if the arrow does not pass through and backs out the way it came in. However, the heads are not considered barbed. A special blade-retention design also allows you to lock the blades in the closed position during practice sessions. The streamlined in-flight profile allows top-notch accuracy from even the fastest bows.

MSRP: $45 per 3

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