Bloodsport Beats all Comers in Head-to-head Hybrid Test

The Gravedigger was the only broadhead tested to achieve excellent or very good rankings for all testing criteria.

Outdoor Life editors put five of the best hybrid broadheads to the test, and Bloodsport’s Gravedigger came out on top.

Five broadheads were tested and ranked based on accuracy, bleed-out, consistency, cutting potential, penetration and sharpness. Other factors included ease of use and value. Accuracy was tested in 3-shot groups at distances of 25 and 40 yards. The bleed-out test paired water-filled milk jugs with a stopwatch. Then, using a precision scale, each broadhead was weighed for consistency between heads, while cutting potential was determined by adding together every possible 1/8 inch of cutting surface on each head. A steel-belted radial tire was used for penetration testing, and sharpness was evaluated with a trio of slicing challenges: taut rubber bands, arm hair, and paper.

The Gravedigger was the only broadhead tested to achieve excellent or very good rankings for all testing criteria. “The Gravedigger flew well and the blades were sharp. Consistency between each head was excellent,” Tony Hansen of Outdoor Life said. Bloodsport was the clear winner in consistency, penetration and bleed-out time. At the end of the day, these factors are what matter most to bowhunters.

Pete Angle, VP of Marketing for Plano Synergy said Bloodsport is extremely pleased that its Gravedigger broadhead came out on top.

“We are thrilled that leading authorities in the outdoor industry acknowledge the quality, innovative technology, and advanced design incorporated into the Gravedigger broadhead,” Angle said. “We pride ourselves on producing the sharpest, most reliable broadheads on the market, and we appreciate that Outdoor Life recognizes our efforts.”

For each issue of Outdoor Life, the magazine’s experts go in-depth to provide readers with accurate and unbiased assessments on hunting, fishing, and outdoor-related gear on the market. Outdoor Life’s experts base the results on a series of scores each item receives for various categories during a specially designed and thorough testing process. Following the tests, the scores are tallied and the top product is deemed the best. Going one step further, Outdoor Life also considers the costs of the products to determine which offer the most bang for the buck.

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At Bloodsport, we are committed to building the most accurate arrows in the world. While other companies count success by the number of shafts shipped out the door, we count ours one arrow at a time. After all, nothing is more important than the arrow you are about to shoot on your next hunt. All of our arrows are hand sorted and graded so that you truly get what you pay for. Great care is taken to ensure that all of our components are matched perfectly with each shaft. While the extra steps we take certainly cost us more than the other guys’ mass production method, the end result is that a dozen of our arrows look the same, weigh the same, and fly the same. If we wouldn’t shoot them ourselves they don’t make it to the store. We make sure you can pull Bloodsport arrows out of the box and aim with confidence. Once you shoot our arrows we think you will agree that the extra effort is worth it. At Bloodsport, we aren’t trying to be like the other arrow manufacturers, we are working hard to be your arrow company.

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