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Slice, Slice Baby: Best New Broadheads for 2014

by David Draper   |  September 15th, 2014 0

Among archery hunters there are two camps: loyalists who find a setup that works and stick with it forever and those always looking for the next big thing. If you count yourself among the latter, 2014 offers enough new gear to keep you busy, and broke, until a whole new crop of gear arrives next year.

To save you some of the headache and money, Petersen’s Hunting decided I should put five broadheads to the test trying to find out which live up to their marketing hype. Those tested range from new takes on the classics to, dare I say, cutting-edge designs pushing the term broadhead into new territory.

All performed well enough to earn a place in quivers this fall, but a few stood out from the crowd. These heads were evaluated on the three Ps—penetration, price, and, that intangible but important factor, performance (which includes cutting diameter). Here’s what I found.

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