For a hunt to be successful, you need to have a high-quality, sharp broadhead. There are three different types of broadheads that you can choose for your bow or crossbow, which include:
The fixed-blade broadhead is one of the simplest and oldest designs of broadheads. Most of them feature a tip that cuts on contact. In most cases, it penetrates significantly better than any other broadhead out there. These blades will handle the biggest and toughest game while also flying well. Unfortunately, they do require resharpening over time. If you're hunting bear, elk, moose, hog or even big whitetail deer, then a fixed-blade broadhead is what you need for perfect penetration and supreme reliability.
The mechanical-blade broadhead, or expandable broadhead, has excellent flight characteristics, which makes these broadheads ideal for those less-than-perfect bows. As long as you're aiming for a thin-skinned animal and you can hit him broadside, this broadhead will work. It works particularly well with fast bows and hunting whitetails. With these blades, you must have a disciplined shot and is not recommended for amateurs.
The replaceable-blade broadheads fly very well and can easily be replaced when the blades become dull over time. New designs in this type of broadhead has dramatically improved both flight and penetration. However, when compared to fixed-blade broadheads, they can't penetrate as quickly or as nicely. They are also a bit more expensive than fixed-blade broadheads. Nonetheless, they make for great broadheads for most big-game animals.
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