As a hunter, I’m always looking for an edge. Something, anything, that will help me be more efficient and be more successful. I’ve been hunting my whole life, and if there’s one thing that hasn’t changed, it’s once I find something that works, I stick to it, especially when it comes to broadheads. I’ve used several brands and a variety of styles from Muzzy’s to Heartcrafts to Game Overs to G5’s, and yet, I can honestly say, I have no need to ever switch again.
Exodus broadheads by QAD, in my opinion, blow the competition away. I’ve personally seen these things wreak havoc on a wide variety of species. I was first introduced to them about 3 years ago on a Buffalo hunt. Needless to say I was sold on them after just one hunt. The conditions were brutal, it was snowing, and it was cold. I was behind the camera on this hunt and got to watch this broadhead do work. In less then a few minutes a 2,500 pound buffalo would be at our feet. The entry and wound channel was unreal. I’d never seen a cut open up so wide before. After that trip, I gave them a try. Since then, I’ve harvested two bears, two elk, two deer, one pronghorn and have seen first hand, several different animals expire from the Exodus Broadhead. Not to mention, I have also seen two complete pass-throughs on a Moose in NewFoundland. These broadheads are the real deal. Blood trails on these harvests were unlike any I’d ever seen before.
First of the all, the Exodus broadhead is made in the USA. It being a USA brand is very important to our crew. It’s a 3 blade fixed broadhead that has a short profile, and might just be one of the shortest on the market. The shaft of the arrow actually screws past the blades making the ferrel only a little over a half inch. This design helps generate a smaller surface of air flow just like a field point. This stabilizes the arrow much faster for better flight. The tip of the broadhead has a wedged sharp point, which can help for maximum bone penetration. The blades are razor sharp, and I advise you to be very careful, as I have cut my fingers multiple times trying to get them out of the packaging. Although the tight packaging is probably the only down side, I would’t trade it for anything. Having razor sharp blades is just built-in confidence. The thickness of the blades are .040 inches and are made of stainless steel. Exodus also offers a Swept version of broadhead, which the angle of the back of the blades is less then 90° (check your states local regulations for these are not allowed in Idaho). Broadheads come in 85, 100 and 125 grains and if you’re a small diameter arrow kind of guy, they carry the Deep Six model which will work for 4mm and 5mm.
The cost of the Exodus is right around $35.00 for 3 which is very comparable to other brands. Exodus broadhead blades are replaceable, which is nice, if you are trying to save a little money. I personally just buy a new pack, that way I know that the tips are just as sharp as new.
If you’ve had issues in the past with poor performance or your wanting just to switch it up, check out these broadheads. They have given my team and me a confidence in an area that is one of the most important when it comes to archery hunting.