There is a wide range of broadheads available for crossbows on the market. Amid the diverse kinds of broadheads, it may sometimes become difficult to understand which of them will fly out with precision to the target, and hit it with required lethal penetration. You cannot buy each of them just for testing. That can be an expensive affair. Here, we are going to provide you some tips to find the best crossbow that will help your choose the right broadheads for your crossbow setup.
Tip 1: Ask your crossbow manufacturer
Your crossbow manufacturer knows which broadhead will fly out of it with maximum precision and lethality. It’s because they have either done the field testing or understands the mechanism through internal testing of the crossbow to know which broadhead will fit well with a specific crossbow set produced by them. So, your first step towards narrowing down to your perfect broadhead is asking the manufacturer about it. You may be advised about two-three broadheads that you can try out and find the one that best suits your crossbow setting.
Tip 2: Research before buying
Before buying a crossbow set, you should carry out extensive research about every aspect of this weapon. This should include what materials are used, what is the manufacturing process, and how these factors impact their shooting and performance as a unit. Many of the manufacturers have detailed information and videos on their websites that try to answer the above-mentioned questions holistically and in a satisfactory manner. You can also check out blogs and social media accounts related to archery where you can get first-hand and honest information.
Tip 3: Only buy crossbow rated broadheads
Different broadheads are designed and made differently to be more precise and powerful. So before buying your broadheads, you should make sure that they can be used with crossbows, and particularly with the kind of crossbows you have. Modern crossbows are high performing and intricate. So understanding your weapon before you buy the ammunition is important. Sometimes, a broadhead would require a rubber band or special collars to be able to be shot from the crossbow. So, before buying the broadheads, check their compatibility with your crossbow.
Tip 4: Consider aerodynamics, penetration
There are three criteria to judge the effectiveness of broadheads. These are aerodynamics, penetration, and wound channel surface area. For the broadhead to perform well in the field, all these three factors must behave perfectly. If the broadhead does penetrate deep enough, it is ineffective even though it may fly well and cut a large surface area. It’s not advisable to use such as boradhead. If the blade of the broadhead can cut a large surface but it can’t go deep, it fails to do the job for a hunter.
Tip 5: Zero in on your best options
Now that you know a thing or two about broadheads, you should narrow down you choices to two broadheads. Take all the relevant factors into account, making sure you choose the right quality and type of the blade in the broadhead and they are able to cut a large surface area with adequate depth and penetration.
Now between these two broadheads, you should check out how they are going to perform on the aerodynamic test. Take to the field, fix a target, set up your crossbows, bolts and the broadhead. Shoot and check which one flies as per your aim and target. The one that performs better is your crossbow broadhead.