You ever get that feeling when you look at something you
just know that it is created well.The
design seems to flow from one component to the next.I get this feeling when I look at the New
Archery Products Crossfire Broadhead.
The secret to the design points to the one piece stainless
steel blade cartridge.You may ask,
“What do you mean by cartridge?”NAP
used metal injection molding to actually manufacture a blade design unlike any
other in the industry.The blades and
outer ferrule are one continuous piece.No individual blades to lock or assemble.The design also minimizes the risk of cutting
yourself while installing individual blades.
Other features unique to the Crossfire are the integrated
SpinTabs™ technology combined with the Dimple design to increases
stability.SpinTabs™ are little winglets
located at the bottom edge of each blade.These winglets work in conjunction with the fletching to allow the arrow
to rotate quicker in order to increase stability and downrange accuracy.The new Dimple Technology looks similar to
the dimple design on a golf ball.The
reasoning behind the technology is to disrupting the air flow so it doesn’t
stick to the arrow.This allows the head
to flow freely for optimum fight control.
NAP has equipped the Crossfire with its very successful
rotating head design originally found on the popular Razorbak.This allows the blades of the broadhead to
rotate which aids once it enters its intended target.The head continues on its cutting channel freely
in conjunction with the arrow.The blade
tip can rotate if it encounters a heavy bone rather than distorting the path of
The blade design is unique as well.Not only are the blades part of a one piece
stainless steel cartridge but the bottom edge is .040 while tapering out to a
.027” blade.This ensures a strong base
while at the same time keeping a very sharp edge.
The Trivex tip of the Crossfire is of a six sided
configuration.Three of the side
intersections are pronounced and procure the entrance channel for the sharp
blades.The other three are less
pronounce as they in front of the dimpled ferrule side.The tips are nickel plated stainless steel
and deliver a devastating punch to any target in its path.
The foundation of the broadhead is an internal nickel plated
high strength steel carrier.This aligns
the rotating cartridge and tip precisely within the arrow shaft.Spin testing on an Easton ACC 360 showed no
wobble and true centerline spin.
The Crossfire come assembled and three to a package.Each package includes an assembly wrench
which keeps the head from turning when installing onto an arrow.A hole in the end of the ferrule accepts the
assembly wrench, enabling you to then screw your arrow onto the threaded end
and snug tight.
The NAP blades are extremely sharp straight out of the
package.But if the blades ever needed
replaced the procedure is quick but does require a small 1/16”
screwdriver.First there is one set
screw located on the side of the ferrule which holds the Trivex tip in
place.Once removed you must then insert
the screwdriver down into the ferrule to unscrew a second head which holds the
blade cartridge in place.The cartridge
slides off the nickel plated steel carrier, then a new cartridge can be
exchanged and reverse the procedure to complete assembly.I find an eyeglass screwdriver is sufficient
to be used in the field.
Design 4.0 of 5.0
The head is designed with a couple of great features which
include the cartridge blade design which adds strength near the ferrule and
sharpness at the tip.The dimple design
cuts down on air friction and along with the SpinTabs™wingits add stability and
5.0 of 5.0 The accuracy was definitely demonstrated as my groups at 20
yards were well within a two inch target dot.My setup was spin tested on a 28.5” Easton ACC 360 arrow and were shot
from a Bowtech Allegiance at 70 lbs.Multiple volleys concluded this to be a very accurate and great flying
head.I look forward to see how it
performs this coming season.
The Crossfire comes in two sizes of 100 or 125 grain, two of
the more popular hunting weights. It is compatible with Easton’s very popular HIT arrow system.This shows NAP’s commitment to stay up to
date with the latest arrow technology.