Gear Review: Swhacker 100 Gr Crossbow Broadhead

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By: Diane Hassinger
By: Diane Hassinger

I have been using Swhacker Broadheads for the past several years. I have built up a tremendous confidence in their products, so when they came out with their new Swhacker Crossbow Broadheads it was a natural transition to start using them. The 100 grain expandable broadhead incorporates two razor sharp .032″ thick stainless steel blades that measure 1 inch in flight and 2 inches after penetration–a lethal combination for any game animal I have plans to hunt. The broadheads themselves are tough, but in the event that you bend a blade or damage them otherwise during your hunts, all replacement parts to rebuild them are available for purchase.

 

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Sarah with her Gobbler taken with Tenpoint Crossbow and Swhacker Crossbow Broadheads Photo Credit: Diane Hassinger
Sarah with her Gobbler taken with Tenpoint Crossbow and Swhacker Crossbow Broadheads 

Sarah, my 10-year old granddaughter, used my crossbow and the Swhacker Crossbow Broadheads during the Spring Turkey Season. Sarah dropped her Gobbler on the spot with the Swhackers. This was the second gobbler with Swhackers; her first with the Swhacker Crossbow Broadheads.

 

Spring Gobbler taken with the Tenpoint Crossbow and Swhacker Crossbow Broadheads Photo Credit: Diane Hassinger
Spring Gobbler taken with the Tenpoint Crossbow and Swhacker Crossbow Broadheads
Photo Credit: Diane Hassinger

This June, I used the Swhacker Crossbow broadheads on my Saskatchewan Black Bear hunt in combination with my Tenpoint Stealth SS Crossbow. These broadheads truly fly like a field tip. The main blades are designed to open only after the high carbon steel point and wing blades have penetrated through the hide and ribs; therefore, leaving a fresh set of blades to cut their way through the vitals for an exit would that is unbelievably large.

I was hunting in poor conditions for both bear and archery. The winds were blowing hard and rain was falling fast.  My bear crossed to within 10 yards of my treestand when I let my Swhacker fly!  The broadhead performed flawlessly!  My bolt passed right through the chest cavity and lodged in the dirt on the other side.

The 7′ black bear traveled a mere 15 yards before crashing to the ground.  Even if I had not seen the bear go down, anyone–yes, I mean anyone–could have followed the blood trail.  The blood trail looked as if you painted it with red spray paint. The exit wound was a 2′ long slice.

7? Saskatchewan Black Bear taken with my Tenpoint Crossbow and Swhacker Crossbow Broadheads
7′ Saskatchewan Black Bear taken with my Tenpoint Crossbow and Swhacker Crossbow Broadheads

 

The Swhacker Crossbow broadheads have a MSRP of $34.99 for a set of 3 broadheads. You can find this product at most sporting goods retailers and they will soon be available on the Swhacker website  http://www.swhacker.com/swhacker-products.

In my opinion, with my experience using this product, they are well worth the money.

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Photo Credits: Diane Hassinger

One Response to "Gear Review: Swhacker 100 Gr Crossbow Broadhead"

  1. Nancy Jo Adams   2013/09/03 at 6:30 pm

    I will be hunting with a crossbow for the first time this fall and this information could not have come at a better time. Good luck to everyone this fall! Hunt hard, harvest ethically and may your drag be short! ~Nancy Jo