Not long ago, broadhead selection was not a difficult task. Now there's so many different options, types, and variations of broadheads that it can get a bit overwhelming when choosing your broadhead. Especially if you don't already have a go to brand.
If you're trying to figure out which broadhead is right for you, definitely keep reading.
A broadhead should provide you with absolute confidence in its flight. Consider what your maximum range is and make sure you choose a head that will fly accurately at that distance—even with some wind, a racing heart rate, and shooting while a little off balance.
A broadhead should be be sharp and able to hold that sharpness after impact. How sharp it feels before it hits an animal doesn’t matter nearly as much as how sharp it is after it penetrates that first inch or two of hide, bone, and tissue. If the edge chips or bends, it will not cut and penetrate effectively.
A broadhead must have sufficient cut size to cause great tissue destruction while still ensuring deep penetration. With any animal I shoot at, my goal is to get as wide of a cut as possible while still providing a good likelihood of a pass through.
Fixed or Mechanical Broadhead?
Many people prefer fixed blade heads over mechanical heads because they are more durable and dependable. There are no moving parts and fewer things to break.
Mechanical heads have come a long way in recent years. They have two primary advantages over fixed blade heads: Smaller surface area in flight (which allows them to be more forgiving in flight) and larger cut once the blades are deployed.
The Veteran Broadhead is a great example of a broadhead that has merged all of the benefits of a fixed blade broadhead with a mechanical broadhead and still maintains exceptional durability matched with field point accuracy and incredible cut lengths.
I studied these heads over and over before deciding to shoot them for the 2016 season. I knew the design looked perfect but the results drove it home. I wanted a hybrid(or any broadhead) that could be reused after a harvest. When Veteran #1 with no sharpening cleared the rib cage and shattered the leg bone of deer #4, I knew my decision was dead on and my money was well spent. Oh, and designed, built, and packaged in the USA.
- Percy Latham White
Titanium? Steel? Aluminum?
Broadheads are typically made from three primary materials. Steel, Titanium, and Aluminum.
All three of these have their advantages and disadvantages. Typically Titanium and Aluminum are used because they are lighter than steel, however, you should be mindful of the different grades of these material.
The best aluminum for a broadhead is 7075. Other aluminum you may see used is 6061, which is much weaker.
Titanium is stronger than aluminum, but there are also different grades of titanium. The same applies to steel.
We found that a broadhead that contains all 3 is very effective when the highest grade materials are used and designed in a unique way.
The Veteran Broadhead is another great example of a patented design that has accomplished this with excellence.
It contains a titanium tip, with a 7075 aluminum body and surgical steel blades. The Veteran sports a dual spring blade suspension system for minimizing deflection and enhancing straight line penetration through or past bone.
We believe you should do your due diligence in searching for the right broadhead for your hunt, however, whatever you do find we believe it should be made of high quality material, have durability that allows for multiple uses, should be accurate, and should be designed and manufactured in a way that allows for an ethical kill every time.
We also believe The Veteran is the best broadhead on the market. A patented design, with all high quality top grade materials, everything made in the USA (including the packaging), and most importantly Veteran designed, owned, and operated.