The Best Rated Broadheads for Bow Hunting

When looking for the best rated broadheads, it is imperative you use an incredibly sharp broadhead of the best quality. With a plethora of options on the market for broadheads, you have a vast selection to choose from in order to discover which broadheads work best for you.

Although all broadheads serve the same purpose – to kill game swiftly and effectively – they still differ from one unit to another and should be chosen to fit the individual hunter’s needs. Due to the vast selection available, however, it can be a bit overwhelming to decide which best fits your needs. Below are five of the best rated fixed-blade and mechanical broadheads.

  • Excalibur Bolt Cutter
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • 150 Grain
  • 1-1/16″ cutting head
  • fixed-blade
  • Price: $$
  • New Archery Products Spitfire Broadheads
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • 100 and 125 grain
  • 1-1/4″
  • mechanical
  • Price: $$
  • Muzzy Broadheads New Muzzy Trocar
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • 125 grain
  • 1-3/16″
  • fixed-blade
  • Price: $
  • Slick Trick Nuke Broadhead
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • 10 grain
  • 1.8″
  • mechanical
  • Price: $
  • G5 Outdoors T3 Crossbow Broadhead
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • 100 grain
  • 1-1/2″
  • mechanical
  • Price: $$$
Excalibur Bolt CutterNew Archery Products Spitfire BroadheadsMuzzy Broadheads New Muzzy Trocar Slick Trick Nuke BroadheadG5 Outdoors T3 Crossbow Broadhead
Rating: 4.6/5Rating: 4.5/5Rating: 4.7/5Rating: 3.5/5Rating: 4.2/5
150 Grain100 and 125 grain125 grain10 grain100 grain
1-1/16″ cutting head1-1/4″ 1-3/16″1.8″1-1/2″
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1.) Excalibur Bolt Cutter

excalibur-bolt-cutterThe Excalibur Bolt Cutter is a fixed-blade, 150 grain broadhead. It has three fixed blades to distribute a precise flight and bestows deep penetration. The cutting diameter on the Excalibur Bolt Cutter is 1 1/16 inch. You will find that the wound channel and blood trail will be minimal compared to most mechanical broadheads. This, however, does not prevent it from being an excellent broadhead. It is best for deer or elk hunting, but would also do for moose or hog.

The Exalibur Bolt Cutter has a fairly reasonable price tag. It is one of the highest rated broadheads on the market, and truly one of the very best fixed-blade broadheads out there.

2.) New Archery Products Spitfire Broadhead

new-archery-products-spitfire-broadheadsThe New Archery Products  Spitfire Broadhead, which comes in both 100 and 125 grain versions,  is a fantastic mechanical broadhead for crossbows, as well as regular hunting bows. The 100 grain version typically has more momentum directly after it is shot out of the crossbow, where as the benefit of the 125 is that it will attain greater penetration and precision.

The Spitfire is equipped with a mechanical retention system that is used to prevent it from opening in-flight. The Spitfire’s ferrule is micro-grooved, which improves its precision and penetration. The three .030 inch thick blades on the Spitfire are razor-sharp and the broadhead itself has a 1 ¼ inch diameter, causing very large wounds. The durable Trophy Tip made of hardened high carbon steel enhances the bone crushing ability of the broadhead. The Spitfire broadheads are best for hunting turkey and deer.

3.) Muzzy Broadheads New Muzzy Trocar

muzzy-broadheads-new-muzzy-trocarThe 125 grain Muzzy Trocar is one of the most accurate broadheads on the market. Its Helix Blade blueprint to assist in spinning and stabilizing the broadhead. This fixed blade broadhead with a 1 3/16 inch cutting circle truly presents the perfect combination of deadliness and exactness, while the solid steel ferrule and .035 inch thick blades offers the renowned strength Muzzy has been famous for for nearly 30 years.

4.) Slick Trick Nuke Broadhead

slick-trick-nuke-broadheadThe Slick Trick Nuke Broadhead is an incredibly accurate mechanical broadhead made of aerospace aluminum with a mere 10 grain. It is made for fast bows or crossbows. The mechanical Slick Trick broadhead has a 1.3 inch diameter prior to use and a 1.8 inch cutting diameter once the broadhead strikes its object.

The EZ Open Blade design guarantees deployment from the instant the broadhead encounters even the smallest of bumps. This same EZ Open Blade design also ensures that the blades return to their flight position when separated from quivers. The blades, equipped with Field Point Flight, are tremendously sharp, causing serious and lethal harm to its target.

5.) G5 Outdoors T3 Crossbow Broadhead

g5-outdoors-t3-crossbow-broadheadThe mechanical, 100 grain T3 Crossbow Broadhead, created by G5 Outdoors, is constructed of 100% steel and has three replaceable blades. This means it is reusable for multiple shots and kills. Its 1.5 inch cutting diameter allows for blows that can pass straight through when used with most crossbows, taking down large game swiftly and humanely.

Its spider clips blade retention systems allows you to pre-tune blade deployment however you prefer, and there is no fear of it accidentally pre-deploying. This broadhead is highly rated and will easily become your most used due to its ease of use and versatility.

There you have it, the best rated broadheads. Hopefully you have all the information you need to purchase the right broadhead for you. Make sure you check out the best compound bows under $500.