By Douglas R.
I’ve used the Magnus Stinger Buzzcut fixed-blade broadhead for the past year, including this season, and haven’t been happier with my choice. The initial reason I turned to the Stinger Buzzcut last year was because I was shooting a draw weight of less than 50 pounds as I recovered from a shoulder issue. My low draw weight ruled out using mechanical broadheads as well as fixed-blade broadheads that were not cut-on-contact.
I heard good things about the performance of Magnus broadheads as well as their excellent customer service, so I decided to give them a try. I went with the 4-blade Stinger Buzzcut for two reasons: 1) it’s a sharp-looking broadhead that looks menacing, so of course that irrationally boosts my confidence levels, and 2) the reasoning behind the additional two small bleeder blades makes sense. The idea with these bleeder blades is that no matter the orientation of the broadhead upon penetration of muscle and tissue, there will always be some cross-grain cutting of the musculature/tissue. This is important because muscles and tissue that are cut across the grain do not ‘reseal’ as well as those cut with the grain. This subsequently leads to more bleeding and a better blood trail. And because the bleeder blades are small, they should not affect overall penetration of the arrow much, which is especially important for those of us pulling lower draw weights.
The Magnus Stinger Buzzcuts are surgical sharp out of the box. I tend not to get wrapped up in details like sharpening brand new broadheads, but this aspect does speak to the manufacturing quality of the Stinger Buzzcuts. They also tend to fly well and not need much broadhead tuning, as evident on both my bow and Greg’s bow (I convinced him to give them a try this year!).
These broadheads can be found at your local archery store or on Amazon for about $35 for a package of 3. Magnus has an excellent lifetime replacement guarantee on their broadheads, where they will replace your damaged broadhead at no charge, no matter the circumstances. Not a bad deal if you ask me!
Links are below for the 4-blade Stinger Buzzcut in 100 grain, 125 grain, and 150 grain options: