Immediately it is clear these are some gorgeous looking broadheads by G5 Outdoors. Their logo is stylishly branded into the tip and the overall design is very appealing. They definitely win when it comes to cool factor. As for performance, the G5 T3 100 grain broadheads manage to hold their ground in a market filled with options. With an impressive cutting diameter, quality materials, and awesome puncturing force these mechanical broadheads are great for hunting deer and similar game.
G5 T3 Broadhead Makeup
The G5 T3 is a 100% all-steel broadhead that G5 Outdoors claims to be 320% stronger than 6061 aluminum, which is a material commonly used in broadhead construction. The chisel-like tip packs a powerful punch and will pierce through flesh and smash through bone. While the blades are somewhat weak, the tip itself can be reused repeatedly due to how durable it is. G5’s metal spider clip holds the three blades down and prevents them from pre-deploying during flight or in the quiver. These clips have been described in some G5 T3 broadhead reviews as cheaply made and easily bent. A handful of hunters have found them difficult and frustrating to work with and correctly use. I recommend reading the instructions carefully before attempting to use the clips. Regardless, the spider clips eliminate the need for rubber bands or O-rings, which is a nice feature.
The three blades are super sharp from the factory and won’t need to be honed before use. The cutting diameter is a generous 1 ½” and leaves massive entry and exit wounds. This makes for impressive wound channels and easy to follow blood trails. Due to the large cutting surface these mechanical broadheads are suitable for whitetail deer, the coveted mule deer, and smaller game, such as turkey and coyote. A well placed shot will bring down a deer in as few as eight yards. Many animals will fall over within sight and, if the blades properly deploy, they will not get very far when they do manage to run off.
That being said, there have been concerns in G5 T3 broadhead reviews that the blades do not always correctly deploy. This can in part be attributed to the archers not properly applying the spider clips. In the scenario where blades do not deploy, game may make it over 200 yards and require a wild goose chase to track down due to a poor blood trail. Just keep in mind that carefully setting up the spider clip is important and carrying extra into the field is a good idea. When blades do deploy they are extremely lethal but are also often easily damaged. These are plenty capable of taking down elk and antelope, but of course larger bone game will be harder on the blades. Fortunately, the blades are easily replaceable and can be purchased inexpensively.
T3 Broadhead Accuracy
In terms of accuracy, the T3 broadheads are superb. Many G5 T3 broadhead reviews report that they fly exactly like field points when the blades are closed, due to their low profile design. For practicing with these broadheads there are three viable options. The blades can be removed, leaving just the broadhead tip for practice. There are also practice blades available that can replace the hunting blades. And of course, if desired, it is feasible to practice with the hunting blades. Although, the latter may lead to the blades becoming dull or damaged before the hunting season. Thankfully, the T3s do not require much in the way of special sighting or tuning to get them to fly like field points.
G5 T3 Broadhead Review Conclusion
All in all, the G5 Outdoors T3 100 grain broadheads are aesthetically pleasing and high performing. The sturdy all steel construction makes the tip highly reusable. Incredibly sharp blades, when deployed correctly, tear through game and pass completely through. The ginormous cutting diameter makes tracking a breeze, if it is even necessary, due to fantastic blood trails and lethal wounds. The downfalls are few and far between, but can have unethical results if the blades do not correctly deploy and end up leaving a wounded deer wandering about. It is an unlikely risk due to the high success to failure ratio, but is worth considering when checking out the T3 broadheads.
1 ½” Cutting diameter
Spider slip blade retention system with replacement clips available
Shoots like a field tip when closed
No rubber bands or O-rings
Replacement and practice blades are available
Can be used with a compound bow or a crossbow by using the correct clips
Great penetration and wound channels
Proper assembly with the clips may be frustrating for some
- Can’t always rely on the blades to correctly deploy