We tested and ranked the 5 best mechanical broadheads and 5 best fixed-blade broadheads on the market.
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Delivering a surgically-sharp broadhead to the vitals is essential to bowhunting success, but not all broadheads are equal. With this in mind we gathered a number of today’s hottest heads and put them through the wringer in true Outdoor Life fashion. We ranked the 5 best mechanical broadheads and 5 best fixed-blade broadheads on the market. The second photo on each slide is what the broadhead looked like after being shot through ⅝-inch sheet of drywall board (see integrity).
Quality: Scores were assigned according to the perceived quality of construction, fit-and-finish, and consistency among each set. As quality of manufacture is reflected in tight assembly tolerances, heads that did not meet the 100-grain target weight were downgraded.
Price/Value: Heads were graded for their value based on retail pricing. Those heads that provide outstanding performance at a reasonable price received the highest price/value scores.
See the side-by-side comparisons of all the broadheads we tested here.