ASTM F1352 - 08(2013)

    Standard Guide for Fixed Blade Broadhead Performance and Safety Standards

    Active Standard ASTM F1352 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.16

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 This guide is not intended to be all-inclusive. There may be additional aspects of performance and safety that need to be addressed in order to have a comprehensive study of the subject matter.

    3.2 The suggested preliminary guideline summaries that follow were developed by a consensus of bowhunters with many years of field experience, industry people with knowledge in the design and manufacture of broadheads, and individuals experienced in the distribution and retail areas of the business who have close contact with end users.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers the formulation of preliminary guidelines in six areas of broadhead performance and safety.

    1.2 The first three guidelines, flight, penetration, and sharpness, are related to performance, but they can have some bearing on safety. The last three, impact resistance, assembly and attachment methods, and packaging, determine to a great degree the safety level of the broadhead in the hands of the end user.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.40 (Outdoor and water sports equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F1352

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