The Spitfire Maxx is a 3 blade over the top deploying mechanical broadhead made by New Archery Products. This broadhead, which features a cut on contact head, is based on the original spitfire with some small changes. Instead of the standard 1 1⁄2 inch cutting diameter it has a larger 1 3⁄4 inch cutting diameter. The standard Spitfire also has a trocar style point where the Spitfire Maxx has a cut on contact (COC) head. These broadheads retail at $39.99 and accept replaceable blades.
These broadheads came out back around 2008 or 2009 and seem to be getting a cult following as of late. In 2009 I first decided to give these broadheads a try. I was looking for a head that was reliable and could provide a large wound channel. One of the other key features I was looking for was that the broadhead should not have any rubber bands/o-rings. I had an o-ring break on a different broadhead while shooting earlier in the summer and it ruined my confidence in that system at the time.
The First deer I shot with this broadhead was a 2 1⁄2 year old doe at just under 20 yards. She high kicked and took off like a scalded cat. She ran hard a short distance and crashed just out of sight. Upon retrieving my arrow I was rather impressed with the short 40 yard blood trail.
Several years have passed since I shot that first doe with these broadheads and the results have been the same on many deer since then, easy to follow short blood trails.
Pros and Cons of the Spitfire Maxx Broadhead
- No rubber bands or O-Rings.
- Large cutting diameter/ Cutting surface.
- Fly like field points.
- Over the top deployment of the blade uses a lot of energy.
- Small entrance holes.
- Front deploying broadheads have been known to misdirect upon entry if a deer is standing at an angle to the shooter.