About G5 Montec Broadheads: Your Questions, Answered
17th Mar 2023
The broadheads you use while hunting will be as instrumental to whether or not you punch a tag as the camouflage pattern you wear or the arrows you shoot. They are just one of the moving pieces that constitute success - or failure.
Yet there are so many options out there, and each of them makes big promises about being the “best” or “most lethal” among the rest.
So let’s take a moment to pay homage to one of the industry’s greats - G5 Montec broadheads - and answer some common questions about them.
Are G5 Montec Broadheads Good?
Sort of an open-ended question, since good means different things to different bowhunters, but in a nutshell, yes. Here’s what G5 Montec broadheads offer:
- Available in three weights, 85 grain, 100 grain, and 125 grains, so you can suit the broadhead to the size of game you are pursuing (heavier broadheads perform better on larger, tougher game animals).
- Different sizes available from 1” to 1 ⅛” cutting diameters that create differently-sized wound channels.
- One-piece, 100% steel, Metal-Injection-Moulding (MIM) construction for next-level durability, and a cut-on contact design featuring “Diamond Cut Sharpness.”
- No moving parts or components that need to be assembled or which will need to be replaced; easy to install, simply screw them in.
- Spin-tested stability for exceptional accuracy, even when fired from high-speed bows and crossbows.
- Extreme durability: some hunters claim to have taken multiple deer with the same broadhead. We make no promises, but given the astounding hunter reports, try these broadheads and let your experience speak for itself.
So, yes, G5 Montec broadheads are good.
Are G5 Montec Broadheads Accurate?
With no mechanical parts that can fail during flight or on impact, and featuring a precision, metal-injection-moulded construction that is spin-tested for stability, G5 Montec broadheads are accurate. Or rather, they are capable of exceptional accuracy, when paired with arrows that are well-suited for them and the bow from which they are shot.
Like ammunition, broadheads are not “inherently” accurate - but they can be manufactured to enable great accuracy, and these broadheads are.
For what it’s worth, TargetCrazy.com put G5’s Montec broadheads in its lineup of “Best of the Best” fixed broadheads in 2022.
Can You Use Them with a Crossbow?
Yes, you can shoot G5 Montec broadheads with a crossbow, and in fact, G5 Outdoors makes Montec broadheads specifically for crossbow shooters.
Do Fixed Broadheads Have Any Advantages Over Mechanical Broadheads?
It’s not “any” advantages; it’s “many” advantages.
The only legitimate advantage of a mechanical broadhead is the ability to squeeze a larger diameter cutting head into a smaller footprint, enabling a greater wound channel.
But it stops there, because mechanical broadheads are comparatively flimsy, prone to breaking when they strike bone, and have small, sensitive mechanical components.
By contrast, fixed broadheads are much more durable, enabling greater penetration. Even though the wound channel they create is potentially smaller, a fixed broadhead will be more consistent and may even offer better accuracy, too.
In fact, some fixed broadheads are so tough that they can be used multiple times. Most mechanical broadheads are good for one shot.
We actually covered this topic in much more thorough detail in a past blog. For more information on the debate between fixed and mechanical broadheads, please see “Crossbow Broadheads: Fixed vs. Mechanical.”
Remember, though - it’s the shot that kills, not the broadhead. Training and experience with a mechanical broadhead are better than no training and a prayer with a fixed model.
Are Heavier Broadheads Better?
Well, yes and no. heavier broadheads bring up the overall weight of the projectile, which means a few things.
One is that the trajectory will droop more substantially. At ranges in excess of 25 yards, the drop off the riser will be noticeable.
Another is that speed will come down just a bit. But the truth is that a slight increase in broadhead weight will only correspond to a very slight drop in arrow speed.
So you can basically toss that one out.
What you get back for a drooping trajectory and slightly slower arrow speeds is a substantial increase in momentum - which is equivalent to mass multiplied by velocity - and which gives an impression of how hard it is to stop an arrow.
Archers have known this for hundreds of not thousands of years, which is why stone age hunters and medieval longbowmen used stone and steel arrowheads weighing hundreds of grains.
They shoot slower, but they carry a lot more energy and are a lot harder to stop, which gives them far superior penetrating power and killing capability.
Don’t be like the modern gearheads that salivate over bows that can shoot over 300 FPS. Trade that speed for better penetration.
Where Are G5 Montec Broadheads Made?
G5 Outdoors is headquartered in Memphis, Michigan, just north of Detroit. They design, manufacture and assemble all products right in Michigan.
Gear Up This Season with Other Archery Essentials
For those of you reading this that have never gone bowhunting before, it’s essential to be prepared in the field with the other archery accessories and tools you’ll need for a successful season.
These include but are not limited to:
- A quality quiver. Most bowhunters prefer a bow quiver because it allows easy access in the field and keeps the entire outfit self-contained.
- A bow tool for adjusting limb settings.
- A broadhead wrench and a box to store them.
- An archer’s glove, shooting tab, or mechanical release. Some hunters prefer releases because they enable precise consistency and very accurate shots.
And, for crossbow hunters:
- A rope cocking device
- A de-cocking bolt or a dedicated bolt with a field point to be used for the same purpose.
- Rail lube and string wax.
There are other archery accessories you might want to keep around, but this list should get you started come opening day.
Now, all that stands between you and a successful season is some practice. You’ve got all summer, now brush up on your rattling or calling and get to the range.