The knock on front-deploying broadheads has always been that they don’t create large entrance wounds. We are not sure where these claims originate. Perhaps it’s from testing on foam, ballistic gelatin and other artificial materials. In reality, these tests are relatively meaningless when it comes to broadhead performance. When shooting the flesh of an animal the surface “springs” and has an elastic quality to it.
Photos and videos of broadheads used on real hunts prove that front-deploying mechanical broadheads are just as deadly as rear-deploying mechanical heads.
Take a look at this video from Gregg Ritz, host of Hunt Masters. The broadhead hits and within seconds, blood is pouring out of the entrance wound (Warning: It is a graphic video):
Ritz used the Wasp Dueler on this hunt. It’s one of our new 2-blade broadheads with an adjustable cutting diameter (1.5” and 2+”), which makes it easy for bowhunters to tune their arrow and broadhead combo to the weapon they are using or the game they are pursuing.
In its first hunting season since its release in 2015, the Wasp Jak-Knife also made some wicked entry wounds and quick harvests. Check out a few photos from this season:
Those are some devasting entry wounds. The point is these new broadheads use the same deployment system as our 3-blade mechanical broadhead, the Jak-Hammer.
Wasp Archery filed the patent for the Jak-Hammer back in 1996. It turns 20 years old this August and is still the most reliable mechanical broadhead on the market. While marketing hype may tout bigger holes from rear-deploying broadheads, we know front-deploying models offer more reliability and plenty of damage when opening up on impact with an animal’s hide. And we have 20 years worth of stories, photos and videos to prove it. Much like this Jak-Knife review we received in an email: