The 4 Best Broadheads for Elk – Reviews 2020

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It should be noted right off the bat that there are numerous kinds of arrows out on the market that are more than sufficient for bringing down an elk. If you’re already an experienced bowman (or bow woman) who is looking into elk hunting for the first time, then your current system may be adequate. However, if you would like to truly find what is the most deadly and effective type of arrow for bringing down an elk, then you’ve come to the right place. Many bow hunters will agree that the arrow best suited for this purpose is the steel broadhead.

In this article, we will explore the 4 best broadheads for elk followed by the criteria that your arrows must meet. By the end of this article, you’ll have received all the information you need for selecting the broadhead that will serve you the best on your next elk hunt.

G5 Montec Crossbow Broadhead

The G5 Montec Broadhead is a type of arrow that has been used by many hunters for many years on all kinds of big game from deer to elk. What attracts many bow hunters to it is its one piece design that dramatically cuts the chances of your equipment failing you while out on the field. Constructed entirely out of carbon steel, the sharp diamond cut of the arrow maximizes penetration into the animal and will crush bone. These are some of the best broadheads for elk on the market.

Trophy Taker Shuttle T-Lock Broadhead


If a smaller broadhead is what you desire (hunters who prefer the ability to fire faster follow up shots do so), then the Trophy Taker Shuttle T-Lock Broadhead is definitely worth your attention. Despite being on the lighter side, the T-Lock is still a very rugged arrow. For one thing, it’s made out of a single piece of stainless steel and utilizes a strong lade locking system.

The arrow (see full specs) is also entirely silent in its flight thanks to the non-vented curves of the blade. The blades are razor sharp, but they are also tipped chisel-style so that they can penetrate deeply and ensure a heavy impact. These should be on anyone’s list of the best broadheads for elk.

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Muzzy Broadheads Trocar

Our last recommended broadhead is from a respected name in the archery world: Muzzy, which has been in the archery business for over three decades and has gained a well deserved reputation for making durable items.

The Trocar is marketed as being Muzzy’s most accurate entry in their broadhead line up. The reason for this is because of the Helix Blade system that now only allows the arrow to spin through flight, but also keeps it stable so that the force of impact is greater. In other words, with the Trocar you are getting the best possible combination of accuracy and lethalness. Like some of our other recommendations, the Trocar is made out of one piece of steel, which only aids in its durability.

Solid Broadheads Legend


The Solid Broadheads Legend arrow has definitely earned a name for itself in the world of archery within just the last few years. However, it has proven to be far more popular with hunters in the western United States rather than hunters from the eastern half.

The Solid Broadheads Legends makes use of two blades on the outside with smaller blades in the middle that are designed to fracture bone. The two outside blades will spin in the middle of the flight to deliver more force. The actual blades are constructed out of a high quality stainless steel. These are expensive arrows, but the trade off is superiority and devastating impact. These are among the best elk broadheads period.

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What to Look for in the Best Broadhead for Elk

Broadheads are your best choice of arrow for taking down elk, but no two broadheads are created the same. But that doesn’t mean that several broadheads aren’t at least similar in what they can do, and there are some things that you will definitely want to look more for in a broadhead.

One of the most important factors is durability. Your broadhead needs to be durable enough that it smashes through the elk’s thick hide, muscles, and bones without hindrance. The great indicator that a broadhead arrow is durable is if it is made out of one piece of steel. You’ll notice that many of the broadheads we listed were forged out of only one piece to ensure that they are durable.

The next thing to look for in the broadhead is how far it can penetrate. Sure, a broadhead may be durable and can sustain abuse. But can it dig deep enough into an elk to bring it down on that first shot? The best way to tell whether a broadhead will penetrate far is both its durability and sharpness of the blade. If you have a durable broadhead that will remain intact when shot through something thick and with a razor sharp edge that will make short work of anything it impacts, then you’re definitely looking in the right direction.

Finally, also just look at the quality of the broadhead in general. Do the fit and finish and construction seem to be made of quality materials? Look at the whole package of set of broadheads as well and take notice of any inconsistencies (or, if you order online, make sure the vendor has a great return policy like, say, Amazon’s). If you notice that the fit and finishing between broadheads appears to be off, then it’s likely that the company had poor assembly tolerances and you should therefore avoid them.

Hopefully, the broadheads that you choose will serve you well on your next hunting trip and bring down your elk so you can put meet on the table. Just remember to search for a quality broadhead with the right combination of durability and sharpness. Good luck!

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