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Two mechanical broadhead blades, one retracted and one expanded

Regardless of your crossbow’s performance and the type of arrows you shoot, the broadhead arrow point is the most crucial hunting component.

  • Utilizing the shorter and lighter arrows of the crossbow, broadheads should weigh 90 to 125 grains.
    • Heavier heads put the balance point too far forward on the arrow, causing it to come out of the bow front-heavy.
    • Lighter heads put the balance point too far back on the arrow, making it back-heavy.
  • Mechanical broadheads with retracted blades that spring open on impact may offer a more consistent arrow flight for the short, light crossbow arrow.
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