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Cutting Edge: 2010 Broadhead Round-Up

Today's High-Tech Heads Are Engineered to Fly Accurately and Kill Quickly.

Alaska Bowhunting Supply GrizzlyStik Maasai
The Maasai offers unrivaled penetration and rugged dependability via proven, single-bevel cutting edges and ultra-tough stainless-steel blades set in aircraft-aluminum ferrules and held by dual set screws. They are offered in 100-, 125-, 150-, 175- and 200-grain models with convex cutting edges, in left or right bevel, to take on everything from turkeys to Cape buffalo. MSRP: $80 3/pk

CONTACT: Alaska Bowhunting Supply, 907-345-4256; www.alaskabowhunting.com

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Carbon Express F-15 Dual Blade
Made of 100-percent stainless steel and scary sharp right out of the package, both the F-15 Fixed Blade and F-15 Expandable boast six cutting edges, including parallel .030-inch thick blades and a true cut-on-contact tip to create blood-spilling "H" wound channels. The 100-grain fixed head produces a 1€‰1„8-inch wound channel, provides excellent flight at any speed and assures penetration on the biggest game. The larger 100-grain Expandable has a 1€‰3„8-inch cutting diameter. MSRP: $50 3/pk


CONTACT: Carbon Express, 800-241-4833; www.carbonexpressarrows.com

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G5 Outdoors T3
The 100-grain T3 is the newest all-steel broadhead from G5, featuring three expandable blades producing a 1€‰1„2-inch wound channel. A unique Spider Clip retention system allows blade deployment tuning, with light tension clips for low-poundage bows and higher tension clips for speed bows or for shooting through pop-up blind window screens. A set of practice blades and extra spider clips are included in each pack. MSRP: $40 3/pk


CONTACT: G5 Outdoors, 866-456-8836; www.g5outdoors.com

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Innerloc Broadheads Carbon Tuner
Revolutionary Carbon Tuners allow tuning for precise blade-to-fletching orientation, permitting matched launch attitude and impact with every shot. Offered in 75-, 100- (also offered in pink ferrule version) and 125-grain, all with 1€‰1„16-inch cutting diameter, they include camo-anodized ferrules. Cutting steel tips extend through ferrule center to lock blades against ferrule walls and tip for ultimate reliability. MSRP: $37 3/pk

CONTACT: Sullivan Industries, 706-782-5863; www.innerloc.com

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Muzzy Products Phantom MX
The Phantom MX 100 includes a .040-inch-thick main blade and a .036-inch-thick bleeder (thicker than standard Phantom models) for a 1€‰1„8 x1-inch cutting head weighing only 100 grains. It's shorter than standard Phantoms, offering less blade surface area. A two-blade, 85-grain model (not slotted for bleeder) is also offered with 1€‰1„8-inch cutting diameter and .040-inch-thick blade. MSRP: $30 3/pk

CONTACT: Muzzy, 770-387-9300; www.muzzy.com

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New Archery Products 2-Blade Bloodrunner
Like the original 3-blade, the new 2-blade BloodRunner includes spring-loaded, plunging tips that cam the .039-inch-thick blades open upon impact. This provides an accurate, 1€‰1„8-inch blade width during flight, levering open to a nasty 2€‰1„16 inches on impact. One hundred grain, non-opening, weight-matched practice points are also offered. MSRP: $40 3/pk

CONTACT: New Archery Products, 708-488-2500; www.newarchery.com

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Outdoor Sports Products SaberMaxx
SaberMaxx 100-grain broadheads include a ¾-inch, corrugated "apple-coring" ring sitting inside three serrated blades with 1€‰1„8-inch cutting diameter for massive tissue damage. The corrugated cutting ring includes a carefully-engineered pitch and serrated teeth sequentially positioned to maximize penetration yet flow silently through air. MSRP: $40 3/pk

CONTACT: Outdoor Sports Products, 509-990-9474; www.ospsabermaxx.com

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Slick Trick Magnum 100
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Slick Trick's Magnum 100, the head that set the "mini" broadhead craze in motion. The four-blade design provides field-point accuracy from the fastest bows, plus blood-letting wound channels, superior penetration and all-steel reliability. It includes dual .035-inch thick Lutz Solingen Germany surgical-sharp blades with a 1€‰1„8-inch cutting diameter, l

ocked into an all-steel ferrule. MSRP: $28 3/pk

CONTACT: Slick Trick, 870-934-0131; www.slicktrick.net

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Swhacker Broadheads
Designed for field-point accuracy and devastating cutting diameters, Swhacker two-blade mechanicals are offered in 1€‰¾-inch cutting diameter 100-grain or 2€‰¼-inch cutting diameter 125-grain models. Hardened, high-carbon steel chisel tips allow deeper penetration. Razor-sharp "wing blades" begin deployment after the tip has penetrated hide, making quartering shots possible without deflection. MSRP: $35 3/pk

CONTACT: Swhacker LLC, 318-435-3892; www.swhacker.com

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Trophy Ridge Meat Seeker
Streamlined flight that provides field-tip accuracy and instant, energy-efficient Piston Hammer blade deployment mark Meat Seekers as obvious winners. They're available in 2- and 3-blade versions, weighing 85 grains with a 1€‰1„2-inch cutting diameter and 100 grains with a 2-inch cutting diameter respectively. Made of heat-treated stainless steel and aircraft-grade aluminum, they're designed to withstand abuse. MSRP: $40 3/pk

CONTACT: Trophy Ridge, 800-694-9494; www.trophyridge.com

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Sanford Innovations BloodShot
The all-new BloodShot is a true cut-on-contact design made of 100-percent steel. Quadra-Blade design includes four .040-inch-thick cutting edges with equal blade points and windows for pinpoint aerodynamics at the fastest arrow speeds. Blade-Overlock Technology means you'll never lose a blade. The 100-grain head includes a dual, 1€‰1„8-inch cutting diameter. MSRP: $35 3/pk

CONTACT: Sanford Innovations, 406-669-4000; www.sanfordinnovations.com

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Smoke Broadheads RamCat
The new RamCat's hybrid fixed/mechanical design includes three .032-inch-thick blades set in slots that pivot on a setscrew. They include a milled, stainless-steel ferrule lead by a cutting "HydroShock" self-centering chisel tip. The 100-grain, 1€‰3„8-inch-wide head includes blades sharpened front and rear to cut when pulled rearward. MSRP: $32.50 3/pk

CONTACT: Fulton Precision Archery, 412-519-5352; www.smokebroadheads.com

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Rage Titanium 2-Blade
Take awesome SlipCam rear-deploying-blade design (resulting in zero kinetic energy loss upon impact), a leading razor-tip insert and wrap it around space-age, super-durable titanium and you have the most indestructible Rage yet. Titanium is strong as steel but as light as aluminum. The 100-grain Titanium Rage includes a 2-inch plus cutting diameter for unbelievable blood trails. MSRP: $85 3/pk

CONTACT: Rage Broadheads, 715-395-9955; www.ragebroadheads.com

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Tru-Fire T1 Fixed-Blade
The new T1 includes a patented Spring Retention System (SRS) keeping three 440 stainles steel, .032-inch-thick blades in place when not screwed into an arrow. Its one-piece, steel cutting tip and solid steel ferrule includes a two-position locking system to keep blades secure. The head is hardened and coated for added strength and produces a 1€‰1„8-inch cut. Offered in 100 or 125 grains. MSRP: $35 3/pk

CONTACT: Tru-Fire Corp., 920-923-6866; www.trufire.com

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WASP Bullet
Modeled after the wildly successful WASP Boss, the Bullet is made for high-speed accuracy and deep penetration via shortened, aerodynamic ferrule dimensions and reduced blade surface area. The Bullet also features a Stainless Smart Tip (SST) aligned with three spooky-sharp, .027-inch-thick stainless steel replaceable blades. Look for them in 75- and 100-grain models, both with 1-inch cutting diameters. MSRP: $37 3/pk

CONTACT: WASP Archery, 860-283-0246; www.wasparchery.com

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