A triple broadhead has three edges equally attached around the shaft while a double broadhead has only two blades.

Triple broadhead: Triple broadhead

So, which one should one use to hunt boars? A double- or triple-edged arrowhead?

Note: I want to shoot a 60#@29" (draw weight of 60 pounds at a draw length of 29 inches) recurve bow.

Draw weight:

The force required to hold the string stationary at full draw is often used to express the power of a bow, and is known as its draw weight, or weight.

Draw length:

The maximum distance the string could be displaced and thus the longest arrow that could be loosed from it, a bow’s draw length, is determined by the size of the archer.

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    Can you explain 60#@29" for people who maybe taking this up and are just learning? The fuller your description in questions the better :)
    – Aravona
    Nov 26, 2015 at 9:36

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Three blade broadheads will leave a wider wound channel and thus a better chance for a kill as bow kills are usually blood loss. It can be argued that two blade gets better penetration but, in my opinion, that is just a factor of putting your shot in the right place. Failure to hit the target isn't an arrow problem.

(Edit: Okay yes, failure to hit could be an arrow problem, but it's not a function of double vs. triple)

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