August 29, 2013
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).
The Wound Channel Says it All
As you can see, the Toxic broadhead from Flying Arrow Archery
is more than enough to create a massive wound channel.
Hunting Montana Elk
Flying Arrow Archery
founder Chris Rager killed this amazing bull elk in Montana with the Toxic broadhead.
With its trademark clover of death, the Toxic broadhead from Flying Arrow Archery
is about as efficient as possible when it comes to taking down game and leaving a massive wound channel.
When you head out into the field as a bowhunter, the last thing you want is to doubt your broadhead. After looking at the damage done by Flying Arrow Archery
's Toxic broadhead, there's not much for you to worry about.
This is the exit wound on a bull elk Chris Rager, founder of Flying Arrow Archery
, shot with his Toxic broadhead. Like they always say, a picture is worth 1,000 words.
Bring Home the Bacon
Chris Rager, founder of Flying Arrow Archery
, poses with a hog he took down with the new Toxic broadhead. That's what we call bringing home the bacon.