New Broadheads for 2023 – Bowhunter
January 11, 2023
I’ve seen bowhunters go through broadheads while caffeine addicts go through coffee blends. My advice has always been to stick with the broadhead, which gives you confidence and keeps your freezer stocked on a regular basis. However, if you’re looking to make a change or are a newbie in the woods of bowhunting, the options to come won’t disappoint. Those using proven heads need to check out this list as well, as many original models have been facelifted for 2023.
Rage NC technology
Improving perfection is difficult, but that hasn’t stopped Feradyne’s relentless drive to produce a line of broadheads known for their field point-like accuracy, penetration, durability, and uncanny ability to take down big game quickly. For 2023, Rage adds its proven NC (No Collar) technology to a trio of Rage classics. The original Blood-Trail Master Rage 2-Blade, 2-Blade Chisel-Tip and Crossbow X Broadheads now feature NC technology, meaning there are no clips. NC technology holds the blades securely in the ferrule until the rear extending blades are ready to expand.
Swhacker #282 Hank Parker Signature Series
Swhacker’s original #202 is firmly rooted in Broadhead lore and was a popular quiver filler during his tenure. The new for 2023 #282 takes the traits of the trusted #202 and gives bowhunters even more reason to thread this 125-grain head into their stocks. Named after legendary outdoor expert Hank Parker, Swhacker’s No. 282 features Blade-Lock technology, allowing users to practice with the same broadhead they choose to hunt with. In practice mode, the blades are not engaged, but once the Blade Lock set screw is removed and the Hunt-Ready Plug is added, this mechanical broadhead is ready for action. When open, the #282 expands to a whopping 2.25 inches.
Easton Match Grade field points
No, they’re not broadheads, but we promise they’re worth mentioning. Easton’s Match Grade Field Points feature an elongated tangential point shape that mimics that of a bullet. It’s no secret that hardcore rifle shooters pay close attention to a bullet’s ballistic coefficient; The better a bullet’s BC, the better its ability to overcome drag in flight and find its target. The same goes for archery. Bowhunting is an inch game and the tip construction ensures maximum accuracy at long and short ranges and the Match Grade is available in 8-32 threads in five popular diameters for a perfect point-to-stake-to-shaft connection to ensure. Tips are available in 100 and 125 grit models, and the 11/32 diameter tip is also available in a 150 grit model.
Wasp Sharp Shooter 200
The SharpShooter 200 is the newest fixed blade member in Wasp’s fine lineup of big game destroyers, the SharpShooter 200 is a 200-grain point for meat and potatoes designed to generate more FOC and give your arrow a little extra momentum on impact to lend. The SharpShooter 200 is a single (right-hand) beveled head that promises increased kinetic energy and maximum penetration.
$53.99 3/pack; wasparchery.com
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Ramcat Hemoshock & Hemoshock DP
Ramcat’s Air Foil Technology is nothing new, but why walk away from a good thing? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it; make it better Air Foil remains for 2023, but Ramcat added Firenock Aero Concentric Technology (FACT) to their Hemoshcok & Hemoshock DP Broadheads. The two technologies increase accuracy and allow the heads to bang like a tank on impact due to the mass of air they generate. Add the expandable 2-3/4″ cutting surface and you have the most prominent, accurate and largest cutting Ramcat ever made. The Hemoshock DP gives bowhunters increased power, regardless of draw weight or energy generated. The DP will be available in May 2023.
$44.99 3-pack; ramcatbroadheads.com
Trophy Taker Shuttle T-LOK Maverick
Trophy Taker’s original T-LOK is a winner, and many at Broadhead Camp shoot or have shot the fixed blade with this over-hard, ultra-accurate head. The Maverick is the T-LOK on steroids. Trophy Taker added a fourth blade to give the broadpoint a larger cutting surface. Adding even more reassurance to this already quiet head, the fourth blade offers a cutting diameter of 1 3/16″ and a total cutting surface of over 3″.
$44.99 3-pack; trophytaker.com
Slick Trick Torch
Equipped with a titanium-silver tip and engineered around the concepts of accuracy, durability and lethality, Slick Trick’s single-bevel torch is sure to turn the forest floor red. A double-sided internal deadbolt trigger mechanism locks the flashlight’s rear-deploying blades, eliminating the need for cuffs or O-rings. The slim ferrule combines with the silver tip to produce superior flight and on impact the blades flap open to create a 2 inch wound channel.
$49.99 3-pack; slicktrick.net
Iron Will Broadheads with single bevel
Fixed broadhead enthusiasts cling to Iron Will like a bee to a hive. Why shouldn’t they? In just a few years, this fixed-blade kingpin has created a monster, and its hard-hitting heads have proven to be ultra-sharp, accurate, and effective in the field. Designed to help arrows maintain rotational spin throughout impact, Iron Will’s single-bevel broadheads feature single-bevel bleeder blades. The cut is rectangular because a rectangular cut cannot be closed. Iron Will Single Bevel Broadheads are covered by Iron Will’s Lifetime Warranty when shot in a hunting situation.
This fixed blade broadhead is engineered to provide instant stopping power in an innovative design. A razor-sharp ring was attached to the back of the broadhead to create a 1-inch hole through the animal. In terms of accuracy, Fire In The Hole notes that the ring acts like a stabilizer and disrupts the airfoil.
$39.97 3-pack; firenthehole.com