Last Updated on May 13, 2023 by Dwayne Easton
Choosing a good broadhead is not an easy task. Among many others, three main factors should be considered when trying to make the right choice: dependability, reliability, and durability. Other hunting factors should also be kept in mind. Those include velocity, extraction, speed of the arrow. A quality broadhead must cut efficiently through the flesh, reduce flight deviation, and should be stable in contact with the hunting animal. The efficiency of the hunter plays an essential role, of course.
There are various categories of broadheads based on the skill of the hunter. Some are designed for beginners while others are for pro hunters. Many broadheads can be replaceable, while the rest are fixed. From my experience, one of the best broadheads for deer hunting is the G5 Outdoors Montec Fixed Broadhead. A few months ago, I went out hunting with my father. That day I was hunting with my favorite G5 Outdoors Montec when a deer came running into my range, and that was what I was looking for. I shot it with full strength at 15 yards away from me, and it fell on the ground almost immediately.
G5 Outdoors Montec Crossbow Broadhead has a fixed tip, which makes it highly durable. This type of head enhances accuracy. It is made of 100% stainless steel, and it is very lightweight. It is effortless to carry around for long hunting adventures. More importantly, it does not need any assembling or replacement. You simply have to screw it on, aim and shoot. This High-Speed model is perfect for all crossbows. I’ve always gotten good results from it, and it has never been disappointing. No doubt they fall on the expensive side, but they are worth buying. One of their advantages is they don’t need sharpening or fixing. As a result, your repair cost is cut.
Are Single Bevel Broadheads Better?
The first to introduce the single bevel broadhead in the modern time was Harry Elburg. He manufactured the original Grizzly hit almost 30 years ago. While the double bevel had been the preferred type, the physics of a single bevel is surprisingly unbeatable. A single bevel broadhead offers excellent advantages to the hunter. The main functional difference compared to the double bevel would be the rotation it induces when it penetrates. The double bevel broadhead actually stops any rotation at the moment of contact with any hard tissue, e.g., a. bone. The maximum effect it can have on a bone is simply piercing it. While, the single bevel has a major benefit as it can penetrate the bone, and split it, including the hard ones. Moreover, it has the advantage of being able to deviate and rotate, wounding the animal even deeper in the tissue. As a fact, the denser the tissue, the greater would be the tissue resistance against the broadhead and therefore, the higher the total pressure generated.
How Do You Sharpen Bone Broadhead?
Losing a wounded animal because of a lousy broadhead is not a great memory. It’s important to have sharp broadheads as dull broadheads won’t penetrate the tissue as easily. Sharp broadheads need less force to cut. So, it will require fewer efforts as well. Sharper your blades are, the more chance of success comes with them. There are different ways of sharpening your broadhead. You can use a specialized broadhead sharpener, a stone, or a sharpening stick (the same one you would use for your knife). For a better maintenance routine, using specialized tools to sharpen your broadheads would be a better idea.
Can You Sharpen Rage Broadheads?
Most rage broadheads don’t need to be sharpened right after buying. However, they become dull after using for a couple of times, so they need to be sharpened to get sharp again. Although, a few rage broadheads need to be sharpened right after purchasing. You would need a few special tools to sharpen a rage broadhead, which can be easily found on the internet at a low price. These include broadhead sharpener, wrench, leather piece, rubber bands, sharpening stones, and a grit paper.
Recommended items to use would be the Lansky Broadhead Tungsten Carbide Sharpener LTCBH or Redi Edge Mechanical Broadhead Grey Sharpener. They can be found on Amazon and neither of those would break your bank. The first one, can also be used to lock safely the broadhead for tightening or replacement purposes. It is known to be compact and works wonders sharpening knifes, too. The second one, had durometer cutters and comes with a curved handle. It is only used to sharpen broadheads.
To start your broadhead-shapening process:
Firstly, you would need to put your broadhead on a flat surface, in order to prevent any possible hazards. After wearing the appropriate guard of safety on your hands, you would have to take out your sharpener of choice (SAFETY FIRST). Secondly, you would need a broadhead wrench to tighten it after sharpening. Start by put some color on the blade side. Any permanent marker will do. Then, clamp the blade in the sharpener and stoke it against the stone. The most crucial point is to make an angle at which it removes the ink. It’s very important to find the correct angle. It should not exceed 28 degrees. After this, you can use a grit paper and start stroking on the blades. Avoid over-sharpening your blades. If so, you would be over-consuming it and therefore cut its lifespan.
It’s also important not to use any oils on the blades. Rather, after stone-sharpening, a type of emulsion is normally used on a strop. A 4-micron kami offers the lowest grit to go on it. It removes anything on blades and give it a finishing touch to your blades. Remember to go past the blade, but not over, especially with the stop. After you are done, you could test it against anything. One way is to put the rubber bands through your broadhead. If it cuts the rubber band, then its sharpen enough and ready to use.