3-Blade Broadhead vs. 4-Blade Broadheads

When selecting broadheads, there are a host of choices lining the shelf. First, you must determine what style and how many blades. Wasp offers broadheads in 3- and 4-blade combinations, and both have their place in archer’s quivers, depending on individual setups.

A 3-blade broadhead like the Wasp Hammer SSTBullet or Boss is popular among shooters shooting less poundage and looking for the most penetration from their heads. Less friction equals more penetration, but it also cuts down on the damage done upon entry and exit. Some also argue the 3-blade broadheads fly better because there is less plane surface, but if your bow is tuned well, this should not be an issue. If it is improperly tuned, you may find a 3-blade broadhead to be more forgiving.

The 4-bladed Wasp Boss utilizes a compact design to minimize planeing issues and will have a better chance of slicing an artery or vital organ. Today’s bows usually generate enough force to still allow a pass-through when using a 4-blade broadhead.

Finally, the Wasp Sharp Shooter is a hybrid of sorts, featuring two main blades and two bleeder vanes for pass-through performance, the damage inflicted on entry and exit will leave a good blood trail while penetrating sufficiently. The Sharp Shooter is popular among traditional archers and compound shooters using lighter arrows and less draw weight.

These are the slight differences between a 3-and 4-blade broadhead, but it is important to keep in mind that all will shoot different from your one bow to another. Finding your preference may be a task of trial-and-error, but one thing is for sure: With today’s advances in archery technology, shooting either model from a well-tuned bow will do the job. A well-placed, razor-sharp broadhead to the boilermaker of an animal will make for a quick recovery no matter what Wasp model you choose.