When it comes to broadheads it is important to have something that is reliable and consistent. These factors are more important than bleeding edge technologies and fancy frills. Muzzy takes a simple approach with their Phantom 100 grain broadhead and delivers a fixed blade cut-on-contact head that is both reliable and consistent. It does not matter if your game is a whitetail, moose, bear, or elk, the Muzzy Phantom will fly true and penetrate deep. You can count on it.
Muzzy Phantom Important Details
The Phantom is a fixed four blade broadhead made of sturdy stainless steel. There are two main blades with a 0.040” thickness and two secondary bleeder blades with a thickness of 0.028”. The bleeder blades can be removed as needed and will turn the 100 grain broadhead into an 80 grain broadhead.
It is ideal to remove the bleeder blades during practicing to avoid damaging them. It is also a good idea to remove the bleeders if shooting a lower poundage bow that would perform better with a lighter grain broadhead. If the bleeder blades do get damaged they can be replaced with blades sold separately.
The small cutting diameter of 1 ⅛” is suitable for large prey and deer class game. Muzzy Phantom reviews show great success with bull elk, bear, hogs, whitetail, and similarly large game. The small cutting surface is good for handling animals with bigger bone structures without incurring too much damage to the durable blades. The penetration is superb, getting a full 18” into the tough muscle of a bull elk and bringing it to the ground some 60 yards later. There is no doubt that the cut-on-contact design does its job here. The blood trails left behind are easy to follow and can create visible pools of blood to track.
There is some debate regarding the overall accuracy of these broadheads. It is recommended by Muzzy Phantom reviewers to properly tune your compound bow to them. Also, check that the fletching is compatible and corresponds to these broadheads. Many of the gripes with accuracy can be chalked up to either poor tuning, no tuning at all, or the wrong fletching being used. Otherwise, these Phantoms are quite nearly field point accurate and fly true. They can hit their mark, whether it is at 30 yards, or 40 yards, or even 60 yards.
Conclusion To Our Muzzy Phantom Review
For an inexpensive and simple broadhead, the Phantom is a powerful option. It is unassuming and basic, yet lethal and reliable. This broadhead does not need proprietary technology or gimmicky verbiage to become sold out. Hunters know that Muzzy provides consistent and high performing gear, even if the design itself is dated. Despite all that it has going for it, the Phantom isn’t perfect out of the box. Many Muzzy Phantom reviews claim that it has the potential to become ultra sharp, but that it isn’t as sharp as it should be out of the package. It is recommended to hone them before use and often after hunting or practicing, as they tend to become dull rather quickly. Aside from that, they are durable and fantastic broadheads that will take down even the biggest and toughest of deer class game.
Punch through bones
Removable bleeder blades
Simple, no gimmick design
Great for large game and deer class game
Requires some tuning to achieve field point like accuracy
Loses edge quickly and should be sharpened often
Could be sharper straight out of the package