Tru-Fire Switchblade Mechanical Broadhead

Tru-Fire Switchblade Mechanical Broadhead

For 2009, Tru-Fire's Switchblade mechanical broadhead is offered with the new Chisel Tip and Speed Tip. The Chisel Tip is designed specifically for bows shooting less than 310 fps (actual bow speed after setup; not advertised IBO). The Speed Tip is intended for bows shooting faster than 310 fps. The Switchblade has a diameter of less than .625 inch in flight, providing field point accuracy. Upon impact, the Switchblade's three, .032-inch stainless steel blades immediately open to an artery slicing cutting diameter of more than 1.375 inches.

Featuring no O-rings or rubber bands to hold blades secure during flight, the Switchblade has Automatic Tip Activated Blade Deployment. Requiring just 25 ounces of pressure, upon impact the three blades are deployed from the rear and immediately lock for maximum penetration. To close the blades, simply pull out on the tip. This fixed blade/mechanical hybrid offers an attractive combination of field point flight performance and fixed-blade penetration.


This innovative design also assures that pole-vaulting (caused by premature opening of blades) on quartering to or away hits isn't an issue, since the blades are a good distance from the tip. To keep sharp blades ready to hunt, Switchblade practice heads are available and recommended for sighting in.


In testing, I screwed both Switchblade practice heads and hunting heads, along with some field points, onto my hunting arrows and hit the range. After one minor vertical adjustment, they were all grouping tight at 20 and 30 yards. Switchblades are available in 100- and 125-grain models and come in packs of three. All three broadheads in each pack are guaranteed to weigh within one-grain of each other. -- Daniel Beraldo

Contact: Tru-Fire, 722 State St., North Fond du Lac, WI 54937; (920) 923-6866; www.trufire.com


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Center Shots: How to Improve Your Bow Tuning

Center Shots: How to Improve Your Bow Tuning

Field editor Bill Winke goes over steps you can take to improve the tuning on your bow.

CenterPoint CP400 Crossbow – First Look

CenterPoint CP400 Crossbow – First Look

CenterPoint Archery evolves in design and performance with the introduction of the new CP400 Crossbow.

First Look: Mathews Vertix Bow

First Look: Mathews Vertix Bow

"Petersen's Bowhunting" editor Christian Berg and Mathews design engineer Mark Hayes talk the smooth, quiet and fast shooting qualities of the new flagship Vertix bow from the Wisconsin bowmaker.

Ravin R29X Crossbow – New for 2020

Ravin R29X Crossbow – New for 2020

The new Ravin R29X Crossbow includes everything you need for blistering speed (450 FPS!) and deadly downrange accuracy (3-inch group at 100 yards).

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Going from field tips to broadheads requires arrow tuning on a higher plane.

 Good broadhead flight How-To

4 Steps to Perfect Broadhead Flight

Bowhunting Online Staff

Going from field tips to broadheads requires arrow tuning on a higher plane. Good...

ATA 2020: The new flagship bows are here, and it's an impressive crop! ATA Show

New Bows for 2020

Tony J. Peterson - January 09, 2020

ATA 2020: The new flagship bows are here, and it's an impressive crop!

Follow this step-by-step process to quickly field dress your deer for the best possible venison. How-To

How to Field Dress & Quarter a Deer

Mike Stroff

Follow this step-by-step process to quickly field dress your deer for the best possible...

The system offers ease of use, versatility, affordability and ever-expanding functionality. Scouting Tools

Moultrie Mobile: A Complete Scouting Solution

Christian Berg - July 22, 2020

The system offers ease of use, versatility, affordability and ever-expanding functionality.

See More Trending Articles

More Bow Accessories

See how this compact, lightweight bowsight stacked up in our field test Bow Accessories

Field Tested: Black Gold Ascent Whitetail Bowsight

Taylor Pardue - May 10, 2019

See how this compact, lightweight bowsight stacked up in our field test

Switch up your release to prevent shot anticipation. How-To

2 Tips for Perfect Shot Timing

Levi Morgan

Switch up your release to prevent shot anticipation.

QAD's popular Ultrarest is now available in custom configurations for a variety of bows. Bow Accessories

Field Tested: QAD Ultrarest Custom

Taylor Pardue - December 19, 2019

QAD's popular Ultrarest is now available in custom configurations for a variety of bows.

A misaligned peep can lead to missed opportunities in the field. How-To

How to Fix & Prevent Peep Sight Rotation

Randy Ulmer

A misaligned peep can lead to missed opportunities in the field.

See More Bow Accessories

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Petersen's Bowhunting subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now