Toxic Broadheads

By Bob Robb

When it comes to new broadheads, if you want to talk about space-age, outside-the-box thinking, you need to check out the new Toxic broadhead from Flying Arrow Archery.

The company was founded in 2012 by Chris Rager, who in a previous life owned Trophy Ridge/Rocket Aeroheads before selling the company in 2007. Chris has been a friend for more than a decade and is one of the most serious and successful bowhunters I know, both in the U.S. and across the pond in Africa. He’s always been an outside-the-box thinker, and so when he wanted to bring a new broadhead to market he wanted to engineer a product that would change the way archers think.

Past experience told him that today’s bowhunters are looking for a broadhead with the characteristics he wants—laser-straight flight, superior strength, and something that would create maximum hemorrhage and tissue damage.

Though he owned a mechanical broadhead company, Chris has always been partial to a fixed blade broadhead because of their strength, but he also liked the flight characteristics and wound channel produced by the best mechanical broadheads. So, after nearly three years of frustration in designing a new head that would have been different than all the others, but not different enough, it hit him. The concept is a true coring broadhead unlike anything out there. And the truth is, bowhunters have tried to get a “coring” broadhead to work effectively for years by putting blade rings around the back of the fixed blades or using them as bleeder blades. The problem was most of the arrow’s energy was lost when the ring hit ribs. Chris always liked the basic concept of coring, yet he knew the old concept would not be satisfactory. This thinking is how Chris came up with the unique and innovative “Toxic” broadhead.

The 100-grain Toxic broadhead screws into today’s modern arrow inserts. It is a 100 percent coring broadhead and has no fixed linear blades, but instead has multiple replaceable blades that are razor sharp and taper back instead of being perpendicular to the target—a design that increases penetration dramatically over the design of yesterday.

The Toxic head flies straight and quiet like field tips do, it has great penetration, and it has reduced wind drag. It has a very low profile, yet has over 4.7 inches of cutting surface. Best of all, it has no moving parts, set screws, clips, O-rings or rubber bands.

Chris has shot a lot of game with this broadhead to date, and he told me the wound channel it creates is massive and the blood trails easy to follow. It leaves a wound channel described by a surgeon as a “Radical Core Decompression” wound—the most lethal of wounds.

I have not personal tested Toxic broadheads yet, but have some on the way and cannot wait to give them a go. You can get more information here.

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8 Responses to Toxic Broadheads

Russ wrote:
September 01, 2014

I just finished testing these broadheads. They fly like field tips out of my bow. I shot them from 20 to 60 yrds. I shoot a Darton Pro 2500 @ 65 lbs, 29' carbon arrows that have a total weight of 351 grains with the broadhead. This setup shoots 308 fps. That translates to 73 ft/lbs of kinetic energy. I can't wait to get that buck in my sight this year.

kevin wrote:
August 19, 2014

are these broadheads legal in ny state

Markster64t wrote:
December 06, 2013

Good friend shot a 7 point at about 20 yards Buck only went about 25 yards. Shot went clean through, leaving a large hole. Got me some for my crossbow. Havnt had a chance to use them yet. Feel real good about them though.

Wayne koontz wrote:
October 06, 2013

Tried the broadhead and was disappointed, 20 yard shot good hit deer went 30 yards and expired but chisel point striped and bent and no blood trail to deer. Intreals blocked both entrance and exit holes completely

Mike wrote:
May 23, 2013

Interesting concept. Does it work with Crossbows?

timnm wrote:
May 15, 2013

Hey 'scooter' bows have come a long way in 60 years. Thanks to people trying new ideas we now have 'compound' bows that get better and faster all the time.

Scooter wrote:
May 11, 2013

This was tried almost 60 years ago and was a complete failure. The Bigame Aux Curved head in 1956 had the same coring segments, tapered to the back and open at the tops and all. It was an unmitigated failure and just filled up with hair and stopped on bones. Just about anything 'new' in archery has already been done, and most of what's been done has been a failure compared to simple 2 and 3 blade designs.

brian bryden wrote:
April 13, 2013

Very interested to see and get my hands on these.... Makes a lot of sence ,one of the best paper airplanes I know how to build is simply a wing in the same configuration as one of the blades on this broadhead