January 08, 2021
Bye-Bye Collar – Rage Hypodermic Trypan NC
When Rage launched its 2-inch cut Trypan, bowhunters cheered. The .039-inch-thick blades were sharp and durable, and the Hybrid Tip on the titanium ferrule punched a hole the blades could follow. A swept-back blade angle boosted penetration, and the resulting wound channels were devastating. For 2021, the Trypan-specific Shock Collar has been eliminated to further enhance the broadhead’s performance. The all-new Hypodermic Trypan now features “No Collar” technology that ensures the blades remain closed in flight and eliminates the need for a plastic blade grabber.
$39.99 per 3 | ragebroadheads.com
Go Long – Easton 4mm Axis Long Range
A staple in Easton’s arrow lineup, the Axis is now offered in a micro-diameter 4mm version. Engineered with a specific 100-percent carbon-fiber layup for boosted velocity, this shaft comes with 8-32 outserts designed to boost strength and FOC, making it a go-to long-range projectile that will hit like a ton of bricks and penetrate like crazy. Available in four spine sizes — 250, 300, 340 and 400 — in +/-.001-inch match grade and +/-.003-inch standard straightness options, this shaft is definitely worth a test drive.
$189.99 per 12 (standard) and $204.99 per 12 (match grade) | eastonarchery.com
Quantum Force – Gold Tip Black Label Quantum
Designed to be both hard-hitting and devastatingly accurate, the Quantum is the latest addition to Gold Tip’s Black Label family of arrows. Made of high-modulus carbon fiber, the arrow features a .204-inch inside diameter, helping reduce drift when compared to larger-diameter arrows. The Quantum comes in four spine sizes – 250, 300, 340 and 400 – and has a +/-2-grain weight tolerance? and +/-.0025-inch straightness tolerance. The arrows are available in multiple fletch, vane and count options, and they come with Accu-Tough nocks, Ballistic Collars and inserts.
$164.99-$184.99 | goldtip.com
A More Crossbow-Friendly Nock – Lumenok Crescent Crossbow Bolt Nock
In an effort to accommodate modern crossbows with narrow axle-to-axle ratings, as well as those with more standard measurements, Lumenok has launched its Crescent Crossbow Nock. Featuring a deeper V notch with a radiused bottom, the nock fully captures the bowstring to ensure a perfect, safe launch. The nock’s shank has also received an upgrade, reducing the overall weight and making installation easier than ever.
$29.99 per 3 | lumenok.com
Packs a Punch – Carbon Express D-Stroyer Piledriver
Adding some weight to Carbon Express’ already successful D-Stroyer series is the new PileDriver. Engineered to provide maximum kinetic energy and deliver incredible knockdown power, this innovative arrow features Dual Spine Weight Forward technology and the patented BuffTuff finish makes the shaft tougher than nails. A two-spine arrow, oscillation is reduced by half, which means superior stabilization and solid broadhead flight. The PileDriver sports an internal diameter of .244-inch and comes fitted with premium inserts and Launchpad nocks. Each matched set weighs +/-1 grain, and arrows are available in spine sizes of 300, 350 and 400.
$64.99 per 6 (fletched); $119.99 per dozen (shafts) | carbonexpressarrows.com
More Montec – G5 Outdoors Montec M3
Is it possible to improve on perfection? G5 thinks so! For 2021, bowhunters can expect a stronger, sharper and quieter Montec. Dubbed the Montec M3, this sure-to-be cheered arrow tipper features a non-vented, single-piece head designed to be tank tough and remove the whistle often associated with vented-blade designs. The M3 is solid stainless steel, boasts a higher Rockwell hardness than any of its predecessors and is offered in 100- and 125-grain options. The head is also offered in a crossbow version, while Ballistically Matched Point (BMP) heads are available for practice sessions.
$46.95 per 3 | g5outdoors.com
Better Than 2.1 – SEVR Broadheads Titanium 2.0
SEVR Broadheads has quickly become a household name, and for 2021, bowhunters get a more swept-back blade angle, redesigned deployment arm geometry and a cutting diameter that has been taken from 2.1 inches to a flat 2 inches. The result is a slightly reduced cutting diameter; however, those who fill their quivers with the Ti 2.0 can bank on up to 15 percent more penetration. Of course, the Ti 2.0 still features SEVR’s patented rear-deploy, locking-pivoting blade technology and can be set to Practice Mode via the addition of a small setscrew. All Ti 2.1 ferrules accept new Ti 2.0 replacement blades.
$13.99 per head | sevrbroadheads.com
Hit Him Hard – TenPoint EVO-X Centerpunch Crossbow Bolt
A mere 16 inches long, TenPoint’s EVO-X CenterPunch gives horizontal assassins a 17 1⁄2-percent FOC in a shaft weighing 400 grains. Designed to fit TenPoint’s series of ultra-compact crossbows, these bolts don’t overhang the front of the bow and are constructed from modulus carbon fiber at 33 MSI (million-pounds-per-square-inch) wrapped in a Lazer-Tech carbon weave. Each bolt is fletched with 2.1-inch Q2i Fusion Vanes and comes equipped with an 84-grain brass insert. With the EVO-X CenterPunch, shooters get accuracy, deep penetration and maximum durability.
$99.99 per 6; $99.99 per 3 (for Alpha-Brite Lighted Nocks) | tenpointcrossbows.com
Chiseled From Titanium – Truglo Titanium Precision Broadheads X Large Game
A 2-blade big-game wrecker chiseled from titanium, the one-piece ferrule on Titanium’s X Large Game head has been strategically engineered to cut through dense bone and thick hide. The four-edged tip is larger in diameter than the ferrule to create a friction-free path for the arrow to track behind, and the .031-inch-thick stainless steel blades are replaceable and slide easily into the ferrule. Total cutting diameter is 1 3⁄16 inches, and a pair of different-sized locking collars are provided with each broadhead, allowing users to thread the heads onto larger-diameter crossbow bolts and standard-diameter vertical bow arrows.
$50 per 3 | truglo.com
Crossbow Killers – Ramcat Crossbow Broadheads
Ramcat’s lethal product line expands for 2021 with the addition of broadheads geared specifically for crossbow bolts. The Hydroshock-X Pivoting Blade is designed to provide fieldpoint accuracy and deliver impressive wound channels. The 100-grain blade features a 1 3⁄8-inch cutting diameter, while the 125-grain version produces a 1 ½-inch diameter cut. The Cage Ripper Expandable Blade includes a piston-driven deployment system that uses a spring mechanism to launch the blades as they hit their target, and a built-in plunger system to keep them locked in place after impact. For bowhunters looking for a truly devastating one-two punch, the Diamondback Hybrid hits with both fixed and mechanical blades, providing massive 2-inch cuts. The O-Ring system ensures the blades remain secured until they hit their mark.
$34.99 per 3 | ramcatbroadheads.com
Blood Will Flow – Bloodsport Archery Nitefall
Bloodsport’s all-new Nitefall is sure to be responsible for many short blood trails. A hybrid-style head, the Nitefall features a bone-busting, chisel-tip 7075 aluminum ferrule that paves the way for a pair of triangular 420 stainless steel fixed blades. Adding even more devastation is a duo of rear-deploying mechanical blades that adds an additional 2-inch cutting surface. The Nitefall doesn’t need clips or O-rings and the mechanical blades, once opened, lock in place to prevent closure.
$39.99 per 3 | bloodsportarchery.com
A Slick, New Broadhead – SlickTrick SS3
The devastating impact left by SlickTrick’s new SS3 starts with the aerodynamic, single-piece stainless steel ferrule designed for enhanced broadhead flight and accuracy. This 100-grain, 3-blade broadhead is durable and dependable, crafted from 416 Stainless Steel with a black oxide coating. The blades leave their mark upon impact, slicing with a 1 1/8-inch cutting diameter. The broadhead is non-vented for quiet flight, which means your target will never know what hit it.
$47.99 per 3 | slicktrick.net