The new broadheads for 2021 leave large entry wounds and big blood trails. If you’re wanting to add to your arsenal, check out what the latest lineup can do.
1. Dead Ringer Super Freak Extreme
The Super Freak Extreme by Dead Ringer inflicts a massive 2.75-inch cutting diameter. It’s specifically designed for higher kinetic energy bows. This thing deploys on impact, wreaks serious havoc, and leaves massive blood trails. It’s engineered to work, even on heavily-angled shots. The unique design allows it to fly well, yet still cause maximum damage as it enters and tears through vitals. This two-blade broadhead comes in a 100-grain offering.
MSRP: $49.99 https://www.deadringerhunting.com/
2. Sik SK2
The SK2 by Sik produces field-point accuracy. To achieve that, this broadhead uses patented FliteLoc Technology. The signature Offset Blade Design allows it to deploy on impact, leaving game with a gaping 2-inch offset entry wound. With a 3.625-inch cutting surface, exit wounds are massive, too. No one likes a broadhead to fail during the moment of truth. Fortunately, this 100-grain head is built extremely tough, is more than capable of penetrating deeply, and inflicts maximum damage upon passing through the vitals. All things considered, it looks cool, and backs it up with exceptional performance.
MSRP: $49.99 https://sikbroadheads.com/
3. Swhacker Levi Morgan #263
The Levi Morgan #263 by Swhacker is a great option for spot-and-stalk hunts, as well as long-distance shooting. The strength and rigidity of the solid, one-piece ferrule, and the cut-on-contact chisel tip, pair together to deliver bone-crushing kinetic energy and increased penetration. The surgically-sharp steel blades make short work of vitals, while delivering larger exit wounds and unmatched blood trails. The 125-grain model features an ultra-compact, closed-blade position for field point accuracy, yet delivers a devastating 1.75-inch cutting diameter upon entry. With 420 stainless steel, a .031-inch blade thickness, and a .325-inch ferrule diameter at the insert, this thing is built tough and ready for the field.
MSRP: $49.95 https://www.swhacker.com/
4. Muzzy Shank
Muzzy has one of the longest-running reputations in the broadhead industry, and its Shank is carrying on the legacy it’s known for. This eye-catching two-blade head is packed with impressive features. It sports a machined aluminum ferrule, and is topped off with a stainless-steel trocar tip. Its 0.035-inch-thick, 1.8125-inch-over-the-top blades are long and thin, but sharp, tough and durable. Even with its size, the broadhead still only has a 0.75-inch in-flight diameter. This model is available in 100-grain payloads. If you like a mean broadhead that slices, dices, and makes the blood pump, this one does it.
MSRP: $39.99 (five per pack) https://www.feradyne.com/
5. Rage Hypodermic NC +P
The Hypodermic NC +P is a revolutionary offering. It utilizes cutting-edge, finger-like tabs on the blades’ Slip Cam pivot point to hold them in place while in the closed position. This eliminates the need for a Shock Collar, dental band or O-ring. Yet, it still provides reliable blade retention. Then, upon impact, the blades deploy to a 1.75-inch cutting diameter, which administers the gaping wound channel expected from the Hypodermic series. This model also features a narrower profile, but still incorporates the lethal Hypodermic hybrid tip. Of course, the swept-back blade design increases penetration, but in flight, the streamlined design makes for superior accuracy, and the two .035-inch-thick blades deploy on impact and deliver a wide entry hole. This broadhead is offered in 100- or 125-grain varieties.
MSRP: $54.99 (three per pack) https://www.feradyne.com/
6. SEVR Titanium 2.0
The SEVR Titanium 2.0 exhibits a swept-back blade angle, exceptional deployment arm geometry, 0.032-inch-thick stainless-steel blades, and a 2-inch cutting diameter. This premium 420-grade rear-deploy broadhead is designed to produce a maximum-size wound channel for hunters desiring the largest possible entry and exit wounds. It’s built tough with a machined one-piece titanium ferrule (providing a high strength-to-weight ratio) and precision-ground tip to top off a lightweight, durable and strong product. Several technologies put it over the top, though. Its patented Lock-and-Pivot design ensures the non-barbed blades are fully contained in the ferrule and locked open on impact, but the blades still pivot as needed to keep arrows driving straight through, even on quartering shots and bone impacts. This increases penetration versus regular rear-deploy, non-pivoting broadheads. The Stretch Cut feature stretches the hide while cutting, which produces a larger-than-blade wound diameter for heavier blood trails and more reliable recoveries. For those looking to see how it flies, the Practice Lock Mode feature keeps blades locked and contained in the ferrule, verifying true point-of-impact without dulling the blades. It’s available in 100 and 125 grains in standard 8-32 threads. The Deep Six thread is available in 100 grain. Since this model sports forward-pivot geometry, it prevents blade pre-deployment even under violent acceleration, which supports its rating as crossbow-approved.
MSRP: $13.99 (one per pack) https://www.sevrbroadheads.com/
7. G5 MegaMeat
Some people like G5s on their deer, but many hunters like them on the ends of their arrows, too. The new MegaMeat satisfies that requirement, and does so in grand fashion. It has a huge, 2-inch cutting diameter, for those who want that. It also has an easy-to-use SnapLock Collar to keep those bad boys in place until impact. Then, upon arrival, extremely sharp blades deploy, and then blaze a trail. In addition to the broadhead, you get a B.M.P. practice tip, which makes sighting in and tuning a bow much easier. Specs aside, this is offered as either a 100- or 125-grain option, and a crossbow version is available.
MSRP: $44.99 (three per pack) https://www.g5outdoors.com/