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[Top 15] Best Crossbow Broadheads

Choosing the right broadhead can be tough. Check out our Top 15 Best Crossbow Broadheads.

Trying to choose the best crossbow broadheads for the upcoming season can leave people overwhelmed with the amount of options that are available. Every crossbow hunter knows that the broadhead you choose can make or break your hunt. With all of the different shapes, blade deployment styles and weights which is the best crossbow broadheads for you?

We all know “best” really comes down to personal preference but the goal of this article is to dive into the top 15 best crossbow broadheads and provide you with the most current information to help you choose the right broadhead for you and the upcoming hunting season.

Best Fixed Blade Broadheads For Crossbow Hunters

Excalibur Boltcutter Broadhead

The Excalibur Boltcutter provides a hard hitting, devastatingly accurate broadhead. Made completely from high-strength stainless steel, this crossbow broadhead stands up to the toughest impacts.

This broadhead made our Best Crossbow Broadheads list due to it’s Center Lock System (CLS). This system allows you to change the blades without removing the broadhead from the bolt and provides incredible durability and accuracy.

Available in 100 grain, 125 grain and 150 grain and providing a 1-1/16in cutting diameter this broadhead delivers devasting terminal performance.

G5 Montec M3 Crossbow Broadhead

Noise is another consideration when looking for the best crossbow broadheads. The G5 Montec M3 is the newest in the Montec line of broadheads.

This American Made, solid one piece closed vent design provides the quietest flight possible, which if you’re a hunter then you know the quieter the better.

The Montec M3 crossbow broadheads are razor sharp, made completely from stainless steel and are one-piece MIM construction.

They provide a 1-1/16in cutting diameter and being a cut-on-contact design penetration is never an issue. The other nice thing about these are that they are all 100% spin tested insuring optimal accurate flight.

EVO-X Montec Fixed Blade Broadhead

The EVO-X Montec was built for high speed crossbows. This head was designed specifically for TenPoint Crossbows by G5.

If you know anything about TenPoint then you know they produce some of the fastest speeds out of any of the crossbows on the market, so this EVO-X is designed to perform at extremely high speeds and provide pin point accuracy which is why we included it on our Best Crossbow Broadheads top 15.

A solid one piece design, made of 100% steel, this crossbow broadhead provides a diamond cut sharpness with a 1-1/8in cutting diameter which has proved to be devasting time and time again.

Grim Reaper Pro Series Micro Hybrid Crossbow Broadhead

The Micro Hybrid broadhead made the top 15 best crossbow broadheads list because it gives you the best of both worlds.

This wicked crossbow broadhead has the flight of a 2 blade fixed broadhead and produces a devasting hole of a mechanical with Grim Reapers over the top style blades.

This broadhead is tested from Grim Reaper for field point accuracy with crossbows shooting over 400FPS out to 100 yards. It’s a 4 blade design with a Cutting diameter of 1-1/2in x 1-1/16in.

Best Mechanical Broadheads for Crossbow Hunters

Cobra Archery Barbarian MXT Broadhead

When choosing the best crossbow broadheads durability is important to consider. The Barbarian MXT by Cobra is one of the beefiest crossbow broadheads on the market.

It is a solid one piece titanium ferrule with replaceable 420 stainless steel blades which are extremely thick and do not require a band or collar to retain them.

Not having to worry about replacing a band or collar is a nice feature. You just push the blades back in the closed position and the broadhead is ready to shoot again.

It also has a trocar tip which really aids in bone crushing penetration. Available in a 100gr and 125gr this broadhead is brutally durable!

Excalibur Trailblazer Broadhead

The Excalibur Trailblazer broadheads are sleek low-profile heads designed for crossbows that shoot up to 500 fps.

With the broadhead being so low-profile you get minimal drag which provides a flatter shooting more accurate broadhead at long distances.

This is a 3 blade crossbow broadhead with a massive 2in cutting diameter, so blood trailing wont’ be an issue! These are available in a 100 grain, 125 grain and 150 grain options.

Rage Hypodermic Trypan NC Crossbow Broadhead

Everyone knows Rage broadheads. They are known for their reliability and ability to put wild game down fast making them a staple in any Best Crossbow Broadheads list.

The Trypan NC Crossbow broadhead provides a massive 2in cutting diameter with its .039in razor sharp machine stamped blades.

The new NC (No Collar) technology completely eliminates the need for shock collars, dental bands or O-rings while still providing 100% reliable blade retention.

This broadhead features a hypodermic tip, titanium ferrule rod and swept back blade design providing huge entry and exit holes for easy blood trailing.

The only draw back is these come in a 2 pack now vs a 3 pack. But if you know Rage then you know these crossbow broadheads are hard to beat.

Centerpoint Deadpoint Mechanical Crossbow Broadhead

The Deadpoint Mechanical Crossbow Broadhead from Centerpoint is a very affordable option for crossbow hunters.

This 2 blade design with a 6061 T6 aluminum ferrule and .035in thick stainless-steel blades deliver a massive 2in cutting diameter.

This is a slim profile design providing field point accuracy putting it on our Best Crossbow Broadheads list. The razor sharp blades do however require an O-ring for retention.

Rage Hypodermic NC Crossbow Broadhead

The Best Crossbow Broadheads list wouldn’t be complete without the Rage Hypodermic NC Crossbow Broadhead. This compact design offers Rages newest No Collar technology.

The Slip Cam pivot point anchors the blades in a closed position eliminating the need for shock collars or O-rings. On impact the blades deploy and provide a massive 2in cutting diameter creating a gaping wound.

The swept back blade angles are notorious for gruesome blood trails and short tracking jobs. With the narrow profile and needle like ferrule the Hypodermic NC flies true just like a field point. These come in a 3 pack.

G5 MegaMeat Crossbow Broadhead

The MegaMeat Crossbow Broadhead from G5 is a 3 blade design providing a nasty 2in cutting diameter making it a top contender on our Best Crossbow Broadheads list.

This broadhead is tough. With the chisel tip and thick ferrule this head busts through bone like no other. G5 uses a snaplock collar system that securely retains the 3 razor sharp blades during flight.

The nice thing about G5 is they also include a ballistic match point with their broadheads which allows you to test the flight and make sure your crossbow is sighted in without having to sacrifice one of the actual hunting broadheads.

G5 Deadmeat V2 Crossbow

The G5 Deadmeat V2 crossbow broadhead is 320% tougher than the standard competitor’s aluminum broadhead which is why it made our Best Crossbow Broadheads list.

This broadhead has a 1.5in cutting diameter with rear deploying blades which results in better penetration and higher blood loss.

Using G5 SnapLock collar system, blades are securely held in place during flight. These are available in a 100 grain and 125 grain.

The blades and SnapLocks are both easily replaceable. Again G5 includes their BMP (Ballistic Match Points) allowing you to sight in your crossbow without having to sacrifice one of the actual broadheads.

Ravin Broadhead Aluminum

This is one of Ravin Crossbows design specifically built around their high speed crossbows.

It’s rated for up to 500 fps and made from Aluminum 7075-T6 with a steel 12L 14 tip. This broadhead uses an internal spring clip to retain the blades.

You get a 2in cutting diameter with these and because of the sleek design you get surgical precision. These are sold in a 3 pack and competitively priced.

Ravin Broadhead Steel

The Ravin Steel Broadhead is designed for the high speed Ravin Crossbows shooting up to 500 fps.

Made completely from 416 steel so it’s a step up from the Aluminum version, this rear deploying 2 blade mechanical broadhead delivers a mean 2in cutting diameter.

Using an internal spring clip you don’t need any kind of locking ring or O-rings to keep the blades closed which we are fans of. It’s one less thing you have to keep up with or replace.

Ravin Titanium Broadhead

This is Ravin’s top of the line crossbow broadhead. Tested and approved for up to 500 fps this broadhead is made of Ti6AL4V Grade 5 Titanium this thing is tough!

It’s high end build provides ultimate penetration and performance which is why it’s on our Best Crossbow Broadheads list. Again there are no collars or O-rings required to retain the blades, it uses an internal spring clip.

The blades are rear deploying and deploy on impact creating a devasting 2in hole.

These are also sold in a 3 pack and being top of the line they are at the higher end of the price tier for broadheads. But if you are looking for quality these are top notch.

Rocky Mountain WarheadX Broadhead

Not everyone has an extensive budget. This one made the Best Crossbow Broadheads list because of its affordability. This 2-blade expandable cut on contact broadhead has a jack knife blade deployment system which will not deploy until it has made full contact with the animal.

It has an aluminum ferrule and provides a 1-3/4in cutting diameter. Sold in a 3 pack, if you are on a budget this broadhead will do.


Which is better mechanical or fixed broadheads?

When it comes to choosing the best crossbow broadheads you constantly hear the mechanical vs fixed blade argument. I don’t think one is necessarily better than the other. They both have their place and everyone has their opinion on which to go with. It’s hard to beat the accuracy of a mechanical or expandable broadhead. With their low profile, sleek design they tend to fly true just like a field point.

With a mechanical broadhead you generally get a bigger cutting diameter as well but they offer less penetration than a fixed blade. If you are hunting bigger animals and need that extra penetration, then you should opt for a fixed blade. If you are hunting denser timber like here in Eastern NC were a good blood trail is needed to recover the animal then a mechanical will be the better option.

How heavy of a broadhead should I shoot?

This is really up to the shooter and what they are hunting. If you are looking to gain as much speed as you can from your crossbow, then you should stay on the lighter side with the 100 grain broadheads. If you are hunting bigger animals like hogs for example and need that hard hitting knock down power, then consider going toward the 125 grain or 150 grain broadhead and pairing this with a heavier crossbow bolt. This will allow for extra penetration and to bust through bone easier.

Are crossbow broadheads different than compound bow broadheads?

The main difference in crossbow broadheads vs compound bow broadheads is the crossbow version generally is a bit beefier, have thicker ferrules and the mechanical’s have stronger means for retaining blades during flight. This is because crossbows are shooting much faster. You can shoot crossbow broadheads out of a compound bow with no problem, however we recommend shooting crossbow specific broadheads out of the higher speed crossbows which is anything over 400 fps.

Can you reuse and resharpen crossbow broadheads?

You absolutely can. There are lots of broadhead sharpening kits out there. With mechanical broadheads you are generally better off replacing the blades but with fixed blade you can sharpen shoot and resharpen.

We always recommend inspecting your broadheads thoroughly after shooting them to ensure they are still spinning with out any wobble and there are no cracks in the blade or ferrule. Remember even when pulling your broadheads out of a brand new package to check and make sure they are truly sharp. Lots of broadheads need to be touched up before hand as they are not as sharp they the manufacturer claims them to be.

Final Thoughts

Choosing the best crossbow broadheads is a very personal thing and comes down to what and where you’re hunting. Every person has a different opinion on what they determine is “best”.

The best thing we can recommend is try them out yourself. If possible, buy a few different broadheads prior to the season and shoot them to see which perform and fly best from your crossbow.

Remember you can read a million different articles on which are the best crossbow broadheads on the market but when it comes down to it, collecting real life data yourself with your equipment always yields the best results in which are the best crossbow broadheads for you and your setup. Good luck this hunting season!

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About Zakk Plocica

Zakk Plocica is the owner and operator of Extreme Outfitters. He loves his family; he is an avid hunter and outdoorsman and a true patriot.

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  1. Lakin Zoe says:

    Recurve crossbows are one of the best recurve crossbow models can shoot the fastest arrows in the field. However, it’s not a quiet crossbow.

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