TARPON SPRINGS, Fla.Â â€“ The original Gravedigger Hybrid Mechanical broadhead has inspired confidence in countless bowhunters since its debut in 2011. Using an innovative hybrid design incorporating the best characteristics of both fixed-blades and mechanicals, Gravediggers have repeatedly proven their ability to fly straight, penetrate deep and cut wide, devastating wound channels.
For those bowhunters who prefer a purely mechanical design, Bloodsport's popular Night Fury head has attracted a similarly enthusiastic following. Widely heralded as the most accurate mechanical available, the Night Fury's chisel tip penetrates deep to split bone, while its pair of wide, cross-opening cutting blades maximize tissue damage and blood loss.
For 2017, Bloodsport is taking proven Gravedigger and Night Fury design and performance to theÂ extremeÂ â€“ an oft-misused adjective within the realm of hunting-industry marketing, but aÂ spot-ondescription in the case of Bloodsport's two newÂ Gravedigger ExtremeÂ andÂ Night Fury Extremebroadheads.
The new 100-grainÂ Gravedigger Extreme Chisel TipÂ and 100-grainÂ Gravedigger Extreme Cut on ContactÂ broadheads retain the notorious reliability and unmatched accuracy of the original Gravedigger, but extend the cutting diameter of the fixed blades from 1 inch to 1.25 inches, while increasing the cutting diameter of the cross-opening, curved mechanical blades from 1.75 inches to 2.25 inches. For those keeping score, that's a total cutting path of 3.5 inches.
Similarly, the new 100-grainÂ Night Fury ExtremeÂ preserves the deadly, true field point accuracy and punishing impact of the Night Fury, while increasing overall cutting diameter from 1.875 inches to 2.25 inches.
Ideal for both compounds and crossbows, no-fail Gravedigger Extreme and Night Fury Extreme broadheads require no fidgety rubber bands or O-rings that are easily lost or broken. Instead, like the originals, they employ Bloodsport's patented Blade Retention System to control deployment of the mechanical cutting blades inside the target. A small, threaded set pin controls the tension on the expanding blades, affording the hunter full control and adjustability based on arrow velocity and the particular game being hunted.