Gear Review: Toxic Broadhead

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By: Jennifer Bickel
By: Jennifer Bickel

When I’m picking out broadheads, it is like an FBI murder investigation. I dig deep and leave no rock unturned. Being a bowhunter, the broadhead is one of the most important keys to success. When I first heard of Flying Arrow Archery’s Toxic Broadhead, I was intrigued. Just the look of the broadhead alone got my curiosity going. I spent a few hours looking up videos on YouTube to see just what made these broadheads so ‘Toxic’.

The first video that came up demonstrated a guy shooting full milk jugs with several different broadheads and how quickly the milk jugs drained after being shot. This is important because we all know that when shooting an animal, quick blood loss is always what you want for a fast recovery. Watching the video made me want to fill up my own milk jugs and try. My broadhead box looks about like my fishing tackle box, it’s full of all different sorts. There are tons of little parts and pieces that I don’t even know where they go or what they are anymore; random blades, rubber bands and different color ferrules. Most of which I would only trust using as a paperweight. My first note on the plus side with the Toxic broadhead was that there were no parts to mess with. You screw it on and you’re ready to rock.

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Another check on the positive side was their flight accuracy. A problem with some broadheads is when you sight your bow in with field tips, then you put on a broadhead, your impact point changes. Some heads do come with practice blades to save you from shooting sharpened blades that then become dull and have to be replaced.

The way the Toxic 100 grain broadhead is designed with the reduced wind drag allows it to fly straight and it is whisper quiet. With its almost 5” of cutting surface and chisel tip, this thing isn’t bouncing off anything. It goes in and crushes everything in sight, including bone and produces an awesome entry / exit wound. It shows no mercy!

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Another check in the positive side is the customer service. When I ordered my broadheads to finally try out for myself, they shipped them quickly and included an important personal letter. They said they noticed that I lived in Wyoming and wanted to make sure I knew that the broadheads only have 7/8” cutting diameter and for big game in Wyoming you legally have to use a broadhead with a 1” cutting diameter. This is something that is very crucial and I enjoy being legal since I REALLY enjoy my hunting privileges.

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Since I was unable to shoot any big game with it, I took to some smaller game. My first test shot was on a prairie dog at 34 yards. I lined up my pin just as I would with my field tip and let it fly. THUMP! It made the noise that is music to every bowhunters ears. My arrow had made a complete pass through on the prairie dog and stuck in the dirt behind it. The hole on the side of the prairie dog was unmistakable. It looked like someone had slapped one of those toxic stickers right to him. After gaining my confidence on some prairie dogs, I took to some cottontail rabbits. I was able to shoot 3 rabbits in a very short matter of time. My arrow flew beautifully every time, just like it had when I had practiced with my field tips. I am so happy with this broadhead, I am thinking of going to another state to hunt just so I can use it on big game. Give them a shot, you definitely will not be disappointed!

For more please go to: Toxic Broadhead

Disclaimer: The product review is based solely on the authors personal opinion and does not reflect on His & Hers Outdoors.

3 Responses to "Gear Review: Toxic Broadhead"

  1. Gary Elliott   2013/11/29 at 7:20 am

    Nice write up and the Toxic Jennifer. It does create a heck of a wound channel.

  2. Lewis casillas   2013/11/29 at 7:34 am

    I used these broadheads rhis year durimg vow season here in new york and i smoked my first bow deer in 5 yrs the deer dropped 35 yards after shooting it at 13 yards these broadheads rock and i have already gotten 5 people to switch from there current broadheads ranging from rage to muzzy best broadheads on the market by far

  3. anthony parrillo   2013/11/29 at 7:37 am

    I have to disagree I shot 6 deer this season and the only one that I did not find was the one I shot with the toxic I bought the toxic at the beginning of the season want to try a new broadhead shot a doe opening day the arrow went completely through and I at the very least hit one lung even though the arrow was full of blood not a drop of blood on the ground very disappointed sense then I’ve shot 5 more dear using the rage all of them deadly and tons of blood