G5 Outdoors’ Montec broadhead has an impressive history behind it. With over 15 years on the market, the Montec has been a successful leader of a very competitive broadhead industry. In the early 2000s the Montec was conceived and it was the first of its kind: an entirely stainless steel one piece cut-on-contact head. It revolutionized broadheads and drove the technology forward. Today, the options are many. There are a number of products to fill the need for cut-on-contact, chisel tip, and mechanical broadheads. However, even after 15 years and leaps and bounds in technology, Montec still reigns as a tried and true best seller. It is the basic and dependable broadhead that hunters can rely on. This G5 Montec review will explain why.
The Montec has three exceptionally sharp blades, right out of the package. They lend themselves to the standard cut-on-contact design known to tear through fur. With these blades cutting won’t be a problem. They slice into flesh and fur and penetrate deep. Often times this G5 broadhead will completely pass through the game and exit on the other side. The head is made entirely from stainless steel and is a single piece with fixed blades. The blades themselves cannot be replaced. However, with a flat whetstone it is a breeze to sharpen the blades thanks to their angled design. Simply rotate the broadhead, stroke it against the sharpening stone a few times, and repeat until all blades are good as new. G5 also has a Sportsmen stick sharpener, which makes sharpening broadheads out in the field easy and even more portable.
These G5 broadheads are superb for deer and elk hunting, but are certainly not limited to those common game. Some G5 Montec reviews show great success in hunting more exotic animals, such as zebra and African Kudu. They’re also enough to take down coyotes, bears, and wild warthogs. It is important to be confident in the lethality of your broadhead when facing large and intimidating prey, so going up against a bear with the Montec in the quiver is certainly making a statement about the quality of the broadhead. Whether the animal is quartering away or facing the hunter dead on, these broadheads will most assuredly kill.
Montec Important Stats
The cutting diameter can range from 1” to 1 ⅛” and leaves a nice gaping hole in the prey. Wide blood trails caused by the Montec make the target easy to track and recover. Generally, they won’t make it far before the tip does its job and takes them down. The head is also 100% spin tested and well balanced, for accurate flight. They are available in 85 grain, 100 grain, and also 125 grain weights.
Like many G5 broadheads, the Montec is durable and lasting. The blades are tapered and the fact they are molded as one piece from stainless steel makes them tough to accidentally destroy. Each broadhead can withstand being used multiple times if well cared for and not blatantly abused. Despite this, G5 Outdoors also offers pre-season practice versions of the Montec. It is understandable that most people don’t want to practice with the same broadhead they plan to use for hunting due to how expensive they can be. But it is important to get a feel for how it shoots, sight it in correctly, and make any adjustments needed. Generally, broadheads simply don’t and won’t fly exactly like a field tip. But some G5 Montec reviews claim the Montec gets very close to that.
Conclusion to our G5 Montec Review
Overall, G5 has managed to produce a broadhead that withstands the test of time. Even with all of the technological advancements made over the past 15 years and a saturated market full of options, the Montec still remains a bestseller among hunters. And many of those hunters stand firmly behind the broadhead, having used it for years or even recently switching to it from their prefered brand of years. The Montec is easy to use, nearly field tip accurate, bone splitting, and lethal.
Easy to sharpen blades
Accurate; flies similar to field tips
Leaves a wide blood trail most of the time
Sharp cut-on-contact penetrates deep
Well balanced and spin tested
Rarely need to adjust setup to get accurate flight
May experience loud whistling
Inaccurate if not properly tuned
Small cutting diameter
Some users have trouble achieving desired sharpness
- Tiny piece of tip may break off after passing through animals into rough terrain