When it comes to choosing broadheads, there are two types of bowhunters. You’ve got those who have used the same head for years without altering their loyalty and those who have tried the majority of brands on the market and still can’t decide which one they prefer. I guess the question we need to ask ourselves is what, exactly, are we looking for above all else?
Some prefer the power-packed punch of traditional, fixed-blade heads while others prefer the true-flying ability of mechanical heads. For 2013, there is another option on the market unlike anything else we’ve seen before. Chris Rager, who owned Trophy Ridge and Rocket Aeroheads until 2007, is back in the game with his new company, Flying Arrow Archery.
Rager’s first product is the Toxic broadhead—a unique head that has garnered a massive amount of attention based on its appearance alone. The Toxic is a six-bladed head that uses coring action to produce a large, devastating wound channel in the shape of a clover leaf or biohazard symbol, giving rise to the “Toxic” name.
The result is a wound that causes game animals to bleed out very quickly. So, consider taking aim at the corners of your target, as the coring effect is not kind to most foams. I compare it to an oversized drill bit due to its look and motion in flight. And speaking of flight pattern, our head-to-head broadhead test published in the September issue ranked the Toxic as one of the best when comparing its accuracy to that of a fieldpoint.
I verified this in my own testing and found little to no difference versus a fieldpoint when I screwed a Toxic onto the end of my Carbon Express Maxima RED shafts. Rager’s design also includes a chisel tip, something I always want on my broadheads for added bone-crushing power. After seeing what the Toxic did on the range, I am more than confident in what this new head has to offer and am very excited to test it in the field this fall. The Toxic broadhead retails for $44.99 (per 3-pack).