Blood Therapy Broadheads Review | Gimmick or the “Wheel Deal?”
Talk about a unique broadhead.
Honestly, I never would have been interested in testing the OCD Blood Therapy broadheads, but when a viewer of my channel sent it to me, I thought, “Oh, this is going to be fun.”
The “OCD” in the name stands for “Ours Cuts Deeper.”
We will see about that.
This head as a wheel-shaped, circular design. I’ve tested countless broadheads and I’ve never seen anything like it.
So, I wanted to see… is it a gimmick or is it the real deal?
OCD Blood Therapy broadheads up close
Before I get to the test results, let’s take a look at the OCD up close.
Here, you get a nice good look at the OCD. And you can see, this is really a unique innovative head.
It also has a main leading blade to serve as a crosscut. This head definitely look innovative.
The circular design of the OCD may seem a bit gimmicky, but the theory makes sense… When you hit a hard bone, it will rotate. The blade does in fact rotate somewhat, so it could potentially rotate around really tough parts of a deer’s anatomy, or other animal.
The circular blade has a 1-inch cutting diameter. The leading blade has 9/16-inch cut. So, the total cut is 1-9/16 inches. So, not huge, but not bad either. It’s a little under 1.6 inches of total cut.
The ferrule of the OCD is made out of 7075 aluminum which, if you’re going to use aluminum, is a really good one to use. That’s stronger than some steels.
The blades are pretty impressive as well. They are made out of 420J2 stainless steel and they are really thick. The circular blade is 0.059 inch thick. It’s a double bevel. And that leading blade is 0.039 inch thick.
So, really good materials and a really interesting design.
As always, I performed this test using my Bowtech SR6 set at 72 pounds, on the comfort setting, with a 27-inch draw. I used Bishop FOC King Arrows, 460 grains. Let’s see how the Blood Therapy OCD performed!
Testing of the Blood Therapy OCD heads
I was eager to put it to the test and see how it goes. I tested the OCD for long distance flight, edge sharpness and retention, for penetration, and for durability.
The OCD flew very well, as I was able to pop a balloon from 70 yards away.
Out-of-the-box sharpness test
In this test, I ran a carbon arrow shaft over the blade (up to five times) to see how many strokes of the arrow the blade could handle and still cut paper.
The Blood Therapy cut paper (barely) after five strokes of the arrow.
For out-of-the-box sharpness testing, I ran a carbon arrow shaft over the blade to see how many strokes of the arrow the blade could handle and still be able to cut paper.
The OCD could cut paper (just barely) after the 5th stroke of the arrow shaft.
I shot the OCD into ballistic gel that was fronted with a foam rubber mat and 1/2″ MDF.
The OCD penetrated 9-3/4 inches. Very good penetration for sure.
The OCD penetrated 9-3/4 inches… fantastic penetration!
Durability testing (Steel plate test)
In this durability test, I shoot a broadhead into a 22-gauge steel plate to see how it holds up (will shoot up to five times.)
Now, the head did fantastic through three shots. But on the fourth shot, the pen that holds the rotating circular blade in place broke off. The leading blade, however, was in pristine condition. Amazing! It doesn’t even look like it has hit anything. And yet, it cut through the steel plate four times.
The rotating blade did really well also. It got a little bent out of shape, but it did relatively well and much better than I thought it would do. It made it through three times perfectly and then broke on the fourth time.
Here’s the OCD after being shot into the 22-gauge steel plate four times. You can see it made four nice holes. They are relatively small due to its small cutting diameter. It still made a decent wound channel.
OCD Broadheads | Final Thoughts
OK. So what do you think of the OCD?
When I first heard about this, I thought it was 100% gimmick. Every time I had seen a picture of it, I said to myself, “Man, what a crazy, stupid design!”
I was wrong.
They call it OCD (Ours Cuts Deeper) for a reason, and it really did cut deeper!
This head penetrated extremely well in my tests. I was surprised.
And then, I didn’t think it was going to fly well. And, as you saw, it flew really well.
I didn’t think it was going to hold together through a steel plate, but it held together pretty well.
So, this is a head that’s really interesting. It’s beyond just being a novelty. There’s really some good stuff to it.
Now, the overall cut is relatively small. An inch one way, and 9/16 of an inch the other way, so it’s pretty small cut. That’s one of the reasons it flew so well and penetrated so deeply.
So, check out the score sheet below and see what you think of the Blood Therapy OCD broadheads!