By Larry McCoy

Bowhunting season is in full swing, which means it’s a good time to check your broadheads and see what needs to be replaced or upgraded. Some of my favorite broadhead options are from Slick Trick, so I’ve compiled a list of my favorite products and why I like them. Hopefully this list will help you find the right fit for you.

If you’re new to bowhunting, choosing the right broadhead might feel intimidating, but just remember that there’s no wrong answer. It really comes down to what you’re comfortable with. Both fixed and mechanical broadheads are great for different applications, so test as many as you can and then stick with what you feel works best for you and your style. Here are a few great options from Slick Trick to get you started:


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The Standard broadhead is the basis of all the entire Slick Trick line. It’s a fixed four blade design with a 1 inch diameter, but a 2 inch cutting surface. Some people get concerned about the 1 inch being too small, but don’t be deceived! It has a lower profile which helps it fly well for longer distances, and the position of the four blades make a crosscut, meaning the 1 inch diameter is efficient and deadly.


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The Magnum is a spinoff of the Standard broadhead. It’s similar in design, but with a larger cutting diameter; each blade measures at 1 ⅛ inches, making the cutting diameter 2 ¼ inches. These broadheads are also made with stainless steel and are built to shoot over and over again. If your blades get dull, broken, or chipped, you can buy the replacement blades and continue using the ferrule and shaft.


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This is a foolproof mechanical broadhead that is designed to maintain momentum after impact. It has a stainless steel ferrule that is built to be indestructible. Blades deploy after penetration, to reduce deflections, and it has a 2 inch cutting diameter. I prefer to use a fixed broadhead for bigger game like elk, but the RaptorTrick is a great choice for any type of deer species, or even for hunting turkey.


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This is one of my favorite fixed heads of all time. The ferrule is very slim and sleek and it’s designed to cut on contact. The blade angle isn’t super severe, so it’s good for pretty much any archer. They fly really well for me, no matter what poundage I’m pulling. I think the best thing about them is that they don’t want to stop. Their momentum often carries them through the shot, and through the animal.


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This is Slick Trick’s first 3-blade design and is new this year. It’s solid steel, so the blades are not removable. This makes it more “robust” and can be shot almost endlessly. It’s literally designed to be indestructible. It has a 20 degree blade angle, a 1 ⅛ cutting diamter, and I’ve found that it flies very well. The blades are solid as well, no cutouts, so they tend to be very quiet as well as lethal.


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The ViperTrick performs very well, but Slick Trick noticed that their customers wanted a mechanical option that was just as good, so they built the Assailant. The Assailant is a hybrid broadhead with two fixed ⅞ inch bleeder blades, and two 1 ¾ inch expandable blades. This gives archers a whopping 2 ⅝ inch cut-on-contact cutting diameter, while still keeping the arrow slim and accurate.