Deer hunting with the best broadheads for whitetail can make or break a hunt. Wide blades, field point accuracy, quick kills, and flowing blood trails all contribute to bringing your deer home.
Mechanical broadheads have been popular choices for their accuracy and big entry holes. However, there are way too many stories of mechanical failures, resulting in poor penetration that led to wounded and unrecovered animals.
Iron Will has done the improbable by engineering fixed blade broadheads that fly with precision accuracy. This is achieved in part by Iron Will's industry-leading concentricity tolerances. Similar to throwing a football with a glob of mud on the side, shooting a broadhead that is out of balance creates arrows that skew off target. Iron Will's well balanced broadheads are engineered to stay on target at long range.
Additionally, all Iron Will broadheads are engineered with A2 tool steel. This premium material stays sharp through the animal to sever micro blood vessels for better blood trails while slipping through animals for quicker, less startled kills.
With all that in mind, here are our most popular broadhead setups for whitetail deer hunting:
For closer shots on deer from tree stands and ground blinds 50 yards and in, Wide Series Broadheads produce a 2 1/8 inch total cut for huge entry and exit holes.
Lab tests show Iron Will Wide broadheads produce massive holes in whitetail while significantly out-penetrating mechanicals.
For extra tissue damage during penetration and to further open up entry and exit holes, Iron Will Wide Single Bevel Broadheads rotate through whitetail while penetrating them.
These broadheads feature the same 2 1/8 inch total cut as Iron Will's double bevel Wide Series Broadheads, while slow motion field testing has shown arrows with Wide Single Bevels increase in rotation speed after deer impact.
Available in both left and right bevel to match your arrow's rotation (when viewed from the back during flight). If you shoot right helical vanes, choose a right single bevel (and opposite for left).
For spot-and-stalk deer hunters and those who might encounter an opportunity for shots beyond 50 yards, Iron Will Single Bevel broadheads match field-point-accuracy while producing extra tissue damage during penetration for greater blood trails. This is beneficial when hunting whitetail on small parcels because it helps deer go down more quickly before they can get to the neighbors property. Additionally, Single Bevels open up larger holes for greater blood trails and easier tracking in dense hardwoods.
REINFORCED HIT SYSTEM
— PROTECT THE FRONT OF YOUR ARROW —
Broadheads aside, it's important that the entire front of your arrow is strong enough to pass through heavy whitetail scapula and humerus bones.
A trend in arrow building today is to put lower cost materials out front of your arrow to screw broadheads into (outserts / half-outs). Many of these are made of weak, lower cost materials like aluminum. These materials tend to bend on heavy bone impacts. Additionally, since they sit out front of the arrow, they act like a lever arm. As soon as the material bends and puts pressure on the inside of the arrow on heavy bone impact, they blow out the front of the arrow with almost no penetration. The result can be a wounded deer and missed opportunity.
To ensure maximum penetration on whitetail, we strongly recommend strengthening the front of your arrow with an Iron Will HIT Insert and Impact Collar. This system, which we call our Reinforced HIT System, puts the broadhead into the arrow to prevent a lever arm. Additionally, the arrow shaft is sandwiched between the Impact Collar and HIT Insert which works to prevent arrow mushrooming or blow-outs. This keeps your arrow's momentum driving forward for maximum penetration.