I've used 2, 3 and 4 blade heads over the past 30 years. If I make a good shot, I've had great blood trails with all three. I don't think I could say which was best. Time to death was not significantly different for any type of head that I noticed.
Only thing I can tell you is the only broadhead I've shot so far are Slick Trick standards, which are a four blade, and they fly great. This is my first year bowhunting, so I've not shot anything yet. But knowing my shot is accurate makes me more confident than anything. I think good shot placement would matter more than anything.
It depends on what you are hunting. The pig hunters will tell you that 4 blades work better for tracking purposes since pig wounds tend to close off. For deer, blade number is irrelevant. Blade size seems to be more important than blade number. Shot placement is of utmost importance.
ive had huge blood trails with 3 blades and 4 blades. had a freaking blood river on a buck with a slick trick last year!! i dont think you can go wrong with either but i still shoot 4 blades for an extra cutting surface
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