Whoa there – slow down!
Going on a hunt there I see, nice crossbow you got there but I think your broadheads are a little loose. You don’t want to chase a game all day long now do you?
Well then don’t worry, let me help you with that.
Choosing the perfect broadhead for your crossbow is easy, here are some tips on how you can choose the perfect broadhead for your crossbow:
The best crossbows are designed to have broadheads that weigh around 125 grains this means you should get broadheads at around the same weight.
Before buying broadheads, make sure you check the weight of your field points. If they weigh the same as your crossbow, you can now buy broadheads for your crossbow. To know the weight of your arrowhead that came with your crossbow, get a scale then multiply whatever amount you get and multiply it by 15.43.
If you are unsure of how to weigh your crossbow, you can contact your manufacturer to help you out in picking broadheads for your crossbow.like this
With that all cleared, it’s now time for you to look for the perfect broadhead for your crossbow, but before that, familiarise yourself with the different kinds of broadheads, here are the three (3) main types of broadheads:
Fixed-blade Broadhead: A favorite among hunters, especially those who hunt elk a lot, touted by many as a difficult broadhead because if you assembled this broadhead incorrectly, it can affect your arrows performance all throughout, so you need to make sure you put a fixed-blade broadhead properly. As its name suggests, the blades of this broadhead is fixed thus this kind of broadhead is very sturdy and can even penetrate bone.
Mechanical Broadhead (Expendable Broadheads): Regarded as the best broadheads for deer hunting, the blades of a mechanical broadhead when released making them easier to shoot compared to that of fixed-blade broadheads, however, unlike its brother, mechanical broadheads are not as tough as fixed-blade broadheads. Mechanical broadheads leave impressive entrance and exit holes and a significant blood trail but most hunters will prefer fixed-blade broadheads over mechanical broadheads because mechanical broadheads cannot penetrate deep into the bone like it’s fixed-blade counterpart.
Removable Broadheads: This kind of broadhead is designed to be removable on the ferrule, meaning you don’t have to replace the whole blade when it’s damaged,
While you have full control of what kind of broadhead you’d like to use, we recommend that you check with your state’s rules and regulations regarding hunting as some states may not allow certain types of broadheads or crossbows to be used.
Here are a few more tips in handling your broadheads:
Don’t ever use broadheads that weigh less than what your crossbow manufacturer recommended because this will cause permanent damage to your weapon and even cause you injury.
Only use broadheads from known brands and manufacturers just so you can save a few bucks, while cheaper brands can indeed save you a few dollars, these alternatives (especially unknown brands) can hurt you and even destroy your crossbow.
Don’t be afraid to use tools such as a broadhead wrench to help you install your broadheads faster and to avoid further injury to yourself.