If you’re looking for a new fixed blade broadhead now that 2018 is among us, look no farther.
Fixed blade broadheads are usually said to be the best broadheads when hunting elk with your trusty crossbow, but there’s so much more to them than that. One of the biggest benefits of using a fixed blade broadhead, instead of a mechanical broadhead, is the benefit of—you probably guessed it—the blade being fixed. These blades are sturdy, durable, and can even penetrate the bone—something that mechanical broadheads normally can’t (at least not efficiently).
There is a variety of different reasons why some hunters choose to use fixed blades versus mechanical broadheads and vice versa. Regardless of whether you like mechanical or fixed more, fixed blades have certain areas where they excel in more than mechanical broadheads, such as being much more durable and sturdy.
Below, is a list compiled of the best fixed blade broadheads for 2018 with some reviews and reasons why they are the perfect match for your crossbow:
Possibly the best fixed broadhead around, the NAP Thunderhead has a ton of amazing qualities. The design is three-sided aluminum ferrule with .027 inch stainless steel blades. These broadheads have been around forever and hunters just continue to keep on coming back for more. These blades are sharp, efficient, and the accuracy is amazing. These may be truly the best.
With a 1 1/8 cutting diameter, an ANIX blade locking system, and a cut on contact design, G5 Striker Broadheads are considered the best. This broadhead flies straight, is noticeably silent, and is able to take down an animal in one shot. Hunters across the board tend to rely on this specific broadhead, which is a testament to its efficiency and accuracy.
The Carbon Express F-15 broadheads are the kind of fixed blade broadheads you need if you’re looking for something that will cause maximum damage. These fixed blades create up to a 250% greater wound opening, rivaling the wound openings of some mechanic broadheads. These broadheads have a cutting diameter of 1.125 inches and a blade thickness of .030 inches. More than anything, these broadheads are great for deeper penetration than the rest of these brands and models.
Similar to the G5 Striker Broadhead we talked about above, this fixed blade broadhead is incredibly accurate. Completely stainless steel with a 1 to 1 1/8 inch cutting diameter, this broadhead is one of the simplest fixed blade broadheads to use, which make it ideal for beginner hunters and experienced ones alike. Many hunters admire how this G5 model is much sharper than the average G5 models (including the G5 Striker).
The Muzzy 4 Blade has a hardened steel Trocar Tip, which helps increase its in-flight stabilization and also increases it to maximum penetration. This broadhead model has vented .020 inch steel blades that are capable of taking down any animal. These vents also help stabilize while in the air, leading to a quite steady flight.
Not only is the Muzzy 4 Blade incredibly accurate—it also has a steady client base that considers it to be one of the best fixed broadheads around. This solid reputation puts the Muzzy 4 Blade high on any fixed blade list.
Possibly one of the simplest fixed blade broadheads around, the Magnus Stinger just promotes the idea that it gets the job done quickly and efficiently. It’s a simple design, it’s easy to use, it’s great for beginners and experienced hunters alike. The blade is .042 inches of stainless steel with a hardened diamond tip the enhances its penetrating strength like no other fixed blade around. Sometimes, simplicity is the best option.
Possibly one of the best non-traditional fixed blade broadheads, the Flying Arrow Toxic broadhead is quickly becoming a hunter fan favorite. The round blade design helps reduce the wind plane affect that can sometimes cause fans of fixed blades to be upset. Because of this unique design, the accuracy in flight is astronomically efficient—and, upon impact, the blade is much more similar to the impact that is left by more mechanical blades. However, this unique twist on the traditional fixed blade broadhead is definitely becoming more of a reliable favorite for many different hunters.
This fixed broadhead comes with four incredibly sharp blades that have a 1 1/8 cutting diameter. The condensed design these fixed blades come in lead to a quicker, more accurate flight that is considered straighter than other fixed broadheads. The thick steel material that this broadhead is made in can smash through bone and is much stronger than even your average fixed blade broadhead.
The Magnus Black Hornet fixed blade broadhead is one of the most durable broadheads around. .06 inch blades and added angle blades help leave particularly large wounds that can break skin tension. This fixed blade broadhead also comes with a patented diamond tip that helps leave a deeper penetration than other fixed blades might and especially mechanical blades. Overall, the Magnus Black Hornet is great for those who are looking for a larger, more durable fixed blade broadhead.
The Nap HellRazor comes with a 1 1/8 inch cutting diameter, three blades, and .027 inch thick blades. The whole design of the blades leads it to be one of the strongest fixed blade broadheads out for sale. The whole design is also all stainless steel, which is always a plus. This design is so well put together that hunters find themselves incredibly surprised. If you’re someone who is sick and tired of blades falling out after impact, you might want to try these out. They’re sturdy and durable and will survive even upon impact.
High-quality fixed blade broadheads are great alternatives if you don’t like mechanical broadheads. These blades are sturdy, fixed, and incredibly more durable than your average mechanical broadheads. Hopefully, this list has helped you narrow down a few favorites, or at the very least, a few broadheads that you’re looking forward to using and learning more about in 2018.