No matter what broadhead you choose, make sure that it is accurate. That may sound like elementary advice, but I am constantly amazed at the number of bowhunters who fail to test shoot their broadheads before opening day.
Yes, they may have given cutting diameter, blade angle, and overall number of blades a good deal of forethought, but they know very little about the flight characteristics of their chosen head. Even mechanicals, which are touted as flying like field points, should be test shot before taken afield. Still, there is an additionally overlooked aspect to broadheads and that is exit holes. When it comes to choosing a broadhead for treestand hunting, I think a good deal of bowhunters fail to consider this very important attribute. That is a mistake. You see, because of the high impact point common with treestand shots, your broadheads ability to exit through the bottom portion of a whitetail is vital. Why? Well, without an exit hole, blood would have to fill up the body cavity of the deer and then flow out of the top before exiting—-highly unlikely.