The Best Expandable Broadheads in 2016

Rangermade’s Best Expandable Broadhead Reviews

Chart of the best rated expandable broadheads

PictureNamePriceRating
Trophy Ridge Meat Seeker 3 Blade Rocket Aerohead$$$4.8 Stars (4.8 / 5)
G 5 Outdoors T3 100 Grain Broadhead (3 Pack)$$$4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)
Grim Reaper Razor Cut SS Whitetail Special 2-Inch 3 Blade, 100 Grain$$$4.6 Stars (4.6 / 5)
Allen Company Spider Three Blade Mechanical Broadhead, 100 Grain$4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)
Bullhead 3 Blade Arrow Broadhead (Pack of 3), 125-Grain/4-Inch$$$$4.6 Stars (4.6 / 5)
Swhacker 100 Grain 2-Inch Cut Broadhead (Set of 3), Large, Green$$$4.8 Stars (4.8 / 5)
Rage Extreme Chisel 2 Blade Broadhead, 100 Grain (Pack of 3)$$$$4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)
Rage Chisel Three Blade Broadhead$$$$4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
Rage X-treme Two Blade Broadhead$$$$4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
G5 Outdoors T3 Crossbow Broadhead (3-Pack), 100 Grain$$$4.2 Stars (4.2 / 5)
Grim Reaper X-Bow Mechanical Broadhead Razor Tip 1 1/2-Inch Cut 3 Blade 100 Grain$$$$4.8 Stars (4.8 / 5)
New Archery Products Spitfire® 60-234 Broadheads$$$4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)
Rage Crossbow X 2-Blade Broadhead, 100-Grain (Pack of 3)$$$$4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)
Ramcat Black Broadhead (Pack of 3), 100 Grain$$$4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)
Grim Reaper Razor Tip Whitetail Special 2-Inch 3 Blade, 100 Grain$$$$4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)
Magnus Bullhead 100gr Extra Blade$$4.9 Stars (4.9 / 5)
Dead Ringer Kill Switch Broadhead (3-Pack), 150-Grain, Green$$$$$5.0 Stars (5.0 / 5)
Best expandable broadheads

Expandable broadheads

I have been using expandable  broadheads off and on for years.  There are several reasons that I like this kind of broadhead.  They fly like a field point which means no need to adjust the site pins.  This will allow you to simply screw on the broadheads and go out after the deer.  These expandable broadheads also have a larger cutting diameter than fixed blade broadheads. This means there will be a larger wound and a faster kill and recover. There is no need to align vanes or feathers with the blades of the broadhead.  There is almost no chance of the broadhead planning as the arrow flies to the target.

When expandable broadheads first came out there were some problems, the biggest was they simply didn’t open up.  I shot a four point buck with one of these broadheads.  Only one of the three blades opened.  I also didn’t have an exit hole.  The deer ran 45 yards before it died. There were many reasons the blade did not deploy. The biggest reason was there were too many moving parts.  They were also made out of weak metals that would cause the broadhead to bend or break.

One of the biggest problems with today’s broadheads is deflection.  This happens with top expanding broadheads.  When they hit a target at an angle the blades will deflect the arrow before the tip of the broadhead hits the target.  The deflection could be as long as the length of the blade.

However there are good performers on the market, and we’ll have a look at them.

Rage SlipCam Expandable Broadheads Review

Rage SlipCam Review

Rage SlipCam 2 & 3 blade

We are reviewing the rear deploying Rage SlipCam Expandable Broadheads. There are two different styles of Rage SlipCam Broadheads. They are available with three blades or two blades.  The two blade broadhead makes a huge 2” diameter entry and exit hole.  The three blade broadhead has a 1.5” cutting diameter.

The three blade broadhead makes a smaller hole but has more cutting surface.  It will open with less kinetic energy than the two blade version.  If you have a low pound or a short draw length then it is recommended that you use the three blade version.
I like the three blade broadhead because they cut the hide in three different directions.  Each blade is 33 degrees away from the other.  The three blades make the game bleed better.  This will make it easier to find the animal after the hit.

While I recommend the three blade system for deer hunting, I will be  using the two blade broadhead for turkey hunting.  I feel that the bigger cutting diameter will be very useful for turkeys.  Unlike deer or other big game, you want to put that bird down right in front of you.  The best way to do this is to break the wings or legs.  This will prevent the turkey from flying away and the turkey will bleed out fast.

The Rage Broadhead comes with a practice head. I have always felt that every broadhead on the market should be sold with a practice head.  This way you can go out and shoot your broadheads without dulling the ones you will be hunting with.

The most important aspect of any broadhead is how it works. You want the broadhead to open as it hits the animal.  You don’t want the broadhead to open before it hits the game.  This broadhead meets and exceeds our expectations.  I’m a declared fan of this broadhead.