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Toxic Broadhead Review

Following up with the What Broadhead Is Right For Me post from last week, I wanted to lay out a few reviews of different broadheads that we have used.

First up is the Toxic broadhead from Flying Arrow Archery. Retail for this broadhead is $49.99 for a pack of 3 plus $28.99 per pack of 10 replacement blades. This was the first broadhead we had bought and it came as a recommendation from our youngest brother who had started bowhunting the year before us. The broadhead itself is a modified 6 blade setup, where there are 3 “sets” of curved blades that create small cutting circles. The idea is that it cuts a clover shaped hole and leaves big entry and exit wounds while causing a lot of damage on its way through.

The blades themselves are joined sets, but the circle is not a complete piece, and each “set” is replaceable. Unlike many other heads, the blades are not easily sharpened due to their curved nature and they are quite thin, making the replacements the better option in my opinion. 


Due to the unjoined circle shape of the blades, the material of a target or the flesh of an animal will actually cause the blades to flex and separate. This leaves the shape of each “set” unpredictable after each shot. When trying to sight in our setups for the 2017 hunting season we experienced this unpredictability first hand. Our first shot with a head would hit close to our field points, and the next shot with the same head could leave us 6” or more off target. These discrepancies were not the same with each head and we could not get repeatable groupings.

We set these heads aside and purchased some mechanicals for that season.

Flash forward to summer 2018 while we were prepping for hunting season. Our younger brother was finally going to pick his bow up again after taking some time off from hunting and he showed up to the range with the Toxic broadheads (because they worked before for him and he was adamant that they were an accurate head).

J and I had since changed out our bows and had them tuned far better than our previous setups so we figured, why not revisit these heads?

It took a single group at 20 yards to decide that we would never consider them as a viable option as we had a group size of 8-10” at 20 yards with no shot being consistent or repeatable. This was with 3 different bows that day alone.


When it comes to durability , the Toxic heads utilize very thin replaceable blades, when these blades meet any resistance they begin to separate. Making these blades one time use, this is quite impractical when it comes to cost effectiveness and over all usability. The bending of the blades is a large contributor to the poor accuracy mentioned above.


The wound channel that these heads leave is quite something and after seeing the hole in the hide of my brothers’ deer, the blades actually do cut a perfect clover pattern. The blades themselves are quite sharp out of the package and cut through dense foam targets extremely well. Due to the poor accuracy we can only judge the effectiveness from the one kill our youngest brother made, a very quick harvest, as the deer fell within sight.


  • Accuracy – Poor
  • Durability – Poor
  • Effectiveness – Good

For us, it is safe to say that these heads do not meet our expectations of reusability and consistency to trust the Toxic head in our quiver. It should also be noted that shooting these heads into your targets will make quick work of their life span as they cut channels through with large pieces often being removed after each shot. While I gave the effectiveness a good rating, this is only judging it based on a well placed shot, something I do not feel is repeatable with this head.

This is a head that we would not purchase again in the future.

If you have any questions comments about this review please let me know!


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