When we first walked up to the Grim Reaper booth I was taken back by the sheer number and variety of broadheads they offered. They greatly expanded their lineup by releasing a whopping twenty-eight different variations for 2019 (including their different weight configurations).
While the vast majority of their new releases were on their Pro Series side of the line (which offers an insanely sharp Pro Tip and the are only available to purchase in professional archery shops), they did release four new crossbow-approved broadheads and a new variant of their popular fatal steel series. Three of these new crossbow approved broadheads were a 100, 125, and 150 grain version of their first 2″ cutting diameter, two-blade broadhead approved for crossbows. The fourth was a 150 grain version of their popular 1-1/2″ three-blade head. These heads will retail for $44.99 for a three pack. The remaining non-Pro Series release was a new 125 grain, 1-1/4″ cut version of their fatal steel line ($49.99 for three pack).
Grim Reapers twenty different Pro Series broadheads are too numerous to cover in detail in one blog article. However, there were a few that I cannot wait to get my hands on. The first was the all-new “Mini-Mag” which is available in both 100 & 125 grain. This shorter, stockier four-blade with a 1-1/4″ cutting diameter looked perfect for those looking for mechanical broadhead flight profiles in a rock-solid, bone-crushing, deep-penetrating point that will be devastating on heavier-skinned game (all while providing 2.5″ of total cut).
With spring turkey season right around the corner, the other broadhead that seemed ideal for gobblers and whitetail alike was the new four-blade mechanical Whitetail Extreme with two 2″ and two 1-1/2″ blades for an amazing 3.5″ of cutting surface. This head is offered in both 100 and 125 grain versions.
In addition to the two-bladed, crossbow approved head previously mentioned, Grim Reaper also released four new crossbow approved Pro Series heads. These heads are offered in a wide variety of weights. My personal favorite was one of their micro-hybrids which features the same 2″ mechanical blades as the Whitetail Extreme, but also has two fixed 1-1/16″ blades. These are sure to be crowd pleasers with their massive 3+ inches of cutting surface. All three of these Pro Series heads list for $44.99 per three-pack.
Last but not least, Grim Reaper will be releasing an updated logo in 2019. They offer a great lineup of custom apparel (which includes several different shirt and hat designs) along with their high-quality, American-made broadheads. Check out their website for more info at www.grimreaperbroadheads.com.
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