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Kudu Point Broadhead Review

“You can either cut wide or cut deep,” Eric, one of the owner of KuduPoint broadheads told me over the phone. Since 2013 a small, highly automated team of machinests and bowhunters from central Oregon have steadily grown a following rooted in toughness, simplicity and reliability.

Talking about broadheads is like bringing up religion. People get upset quickly. Now I’ve been to the first united churches of three blades, two blades and mechanicals over the past 18 years of bowhunting. This is my take on one particular brand and style. My review comes from the  first-hand experience of four seasons of use. I grew up a fervent believer in the replaceable three blade with a chisel point, switched to a cut-on-impact stainless steel head, tried a few variations of two blades. And not to really rile anyone up, but I have watched a bunch of deer get away from my buddies because some mechanicals just were not in the mood. I struggled with always feeling like at any moment my arrow and broadhead combination would decide to have a mind of its own. I hated the feeling and trust me, my anxiety problems let everyone around me know it too. 

My Uncle Bryce demonstrated the KuduPoint broadhead during the 2019 season in elk camp. I watched this broadhead make easy work of a shoulder shot. I didn’t understand the concept of a single bevel head and really wrote it off until I was faced with a scenario in which my big three blade stuck in the shoulder of a giant Missouri buck. I was devastated and decided right there in my tree stand to make a change the following year. Over the past four seasons my recovery rate has been over 98%. The reason this isn’t 100% is because of a crusty Ol rancher, but that’s a story for another day.

The simplest reason I can give for why I am a fan of the single bevel is because of how they work.  Not to beat a dead horse here if you are familiar, but for those who are not: these are cut-on-contact heads that because of the design continue to rotate. This continuing rotation of the arrow and broadhead because of the sharpened sides of the broadhead produces torque to break through dense bone and hide.  Ok, I know that is a highly simplified version of the physics of the matter.  For a detailed account of how single bevel broadheads work, I like this article from the Journal of Mountain Hunting.  For hunting large animals and honestly even deer, I like the wound channel the KuduPoint heads create. Flaps of skins don’t roll back over the wound channel which can stem the flow of blood loss. After my experience in November of 2019. considering the wound channel and the “how” behind a broadhead breaks through bones became important.

Moving from a big three blade to a two blade gave me a considerable decrease in wind drag and noise.While I wish I could provide data to back up this statement, I can only report on what I’ve experienced.  I feel like I have more control over the arrow unlike any other arrow-broadhead combination I’ve ever shot. 

The construction of the blades is best described on the KuduPoint website:

“Precision made in the U.S.A. with a special factory edge treatment that ensures ready-to-use sharpness out of the box. Strong, durable stainless steel construction. Ferrule is permanently bonded to the 0.050″ thick blade. Excellent edge retention without brittleness by hardening to 50Rc.”  

There are two versions of the blad, one with and without bleeder blades. The bleeder blades were a new feature added in recent years. I have not yet hunted with these blades to make a comment.

KuduPoint is an American company based in Oregon and has gained a silent foot-hold amongst the western crowd. I have not had an issue with these heads flying different from a fieldpoint either.  From a price perspective, I would argue these heads are a crazy good cost for the value you get down range. These broadheads retail between $47 and $60 per three pack depending on grain weight, and bleeder choice options. 

The KuduPoint broadheads have given me way more confidence in the field over the past four seasons than any other time in my bowhunting career. They are sharp and hold their integrity on impact. They fly consistently and deliver wound channels to anchor big tough animals. 

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Jason Reid

Jason Reid is an outdoor writer, author, and aspiring standup comic. His passion for telling the stories of hunting started before the age of five by following his father along on whitetail hunts and fishing trips. He is a passionate bowhunter having had adventures all around the country and is a three-time member of the archery elk 10% club. Jason has contributed to publications and organizations extensively for over a decade.

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