16 October 2007
What Is The Best Broadhead For Big Game?
Posted by Darrell under: Gear - Tips, Reviews, Wishlist .
Most hunters, like me, have used dozens of different broadhead over the years. We are all in search for that perfect broadhead. I basically want them to do three things:
1) Fly True. I want them to fly the same as my matching weight field tips.
2) Kill. Open up a big hole and cut through the vitals.
3) Hold Up Well. If I hit bone, I want the arrow to keep on moving. I don’t want my broadhead shattering.
This all seems basic enough. But it isn’t. Very few of the broadheads I’ve used will actually fly true. For some reason it always seems that the mechanicals do best in this department. Yet, I personally hate using mechanicals. Mainly for reason 3. I don’t trust them to shatter bone (not that I’m aiming at bone) and I’m always scared that they won’t open up properly.
So, that leaves me with the old fixed blade broadheads. I’ve shot dozens of different ones and the best I’ve found is the…
The Montec G5 broadheads rock. They fly just like my field points and you can buy practice tips for them. The practice tips have same weight and shape as the actual broadhead, except they hold up after 1000s of shots (I know this for certain) and they aren’t sharp like the real deal. I highly recommend getting and shooting the practice points. They are well worth the $23 for a box of 3.
I’ve killed deer with the G5. They work. I’ve hit bone. They still work. The best testament to the ability of the G5 was my Spring Alaska Bear hunt. I killed a record book bear with the G5.
Before the trip I was told not to take a bow at all. You just can’t guarantee a kill on a bear I was repeatedly told. Bears are just too tough. Hogwash! Although, my outfitter did tell me he wouldn’t allow me to hunt with mechanicals.
Anyway, I shot my bear at 45 yards with the G5. (1) The arrow flew perfectly. It went in behind the front shoulder and embedded (deeply) in the opposite shoulder. (2) The hole was huge. I could see blood pumping out as the bear loped away. It made it less than 50 yards and fell over dead. (3) The arrow broke in two. The G5 is in perfect shape. I could re-use it if I was so inclined. Take a look at the picture and see for yourself.
These are available at many sporting goods stores. If they don’t have them near you try Ebay. I found them on Ebay for as little as $22, which is about $10 cheaper than anywhere else. Here is the link to find them on Ebay: Montec G5 on Ebay
Let me know how you like them!