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Old 04-06-2002, 06:48 AM
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New archery products Thunderhead 3 blade 100 grain results:

Accuracy: 4 points
Plywood: 4 points
Steel drum: 3 points
Tire: 4 points
Blades: 3 points
Cutting diameter: 3 points
Non mechanical head: 2 points.
Total score: 23 blade sharpness rating of A

The thunderheads are a quality made head, the blades and ferule are strong, and the overall workmanship is excellent. The main drawback to them is that they need to be shot on aluminum arrows, or if used on carbons, they must be use along with the universal broadhead adaptor rings. UBARíS for short. The O ringís can get crushed under heavy impact, and blade loss is the result. I did not find this to be a problem when shooting in to the tire, plywood or any softer material, but in the steel drum the heads lost all their blades, unless shot on aluminum arrows, or with the ubarís on carbon. In the tire they penetrated one side with several inches of shaft sticking through, in the plywood the head busted through without a problem. In the steel drum, the head penetrated one side, with the tip sticking through the far side. I did manage to loose one blade about every other shot, irrespective of what type of arrow shaft I used. Arrow flight is excellent, and blade sharpness is outstanding. Like I said before, if Newarchery Products could find a way to loose the O ring , and Improve blade retention, this head would be right in the run for the top spot. As they are now, they are a quality head , and I would feel comfortable using them on most any game. I donít think you would end up loosing any blades on game, unless we are talking about something like a big Moose shoulder but it is something to consider.





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Old 04-06-2002, 09:41 AM
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great report 5 shot....eventually between the 2 of us we might get most of the top brands of broadheads on the market on here! I tell you what that tire test sounds like a tough one, all rubber or a steel reinforced tire?
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Old 04-06-2002, 07:20 PM
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The tire is realy tough on heads, chews up blades like you would not belive! It is a steel belted radial, worn well, but some tread is still present. I agree by taking both reviews, it gives readers a pretty fair picture of what to exspect from a head.

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Old 04-07-2002, 08:10 AM
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5 Shot I shoot the thunder head 85 grain on my a/c/c's. My question is what is these UBAR's made of to keep the locking ring from jumping?
I do find my Orings trying to slide up the shaft if I try to tighten them to much.


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Old 04-07-2002, 09:07 AM
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you give some good reviews.
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Old 04-07-2002, 12:05 PM
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Deer slayer, thank you. littleal, the UBAR's are made of aluminum, what they do is make the fit between the small diameter carbons, and the larger washer in the back more uniform. This in turn helps keep more pressure on the back washer wich helps keep the O ring from being damages so badly that the blades become loose. It also helps with alignment problems. If you shoot carbons and Thunderheads I highly recomend you use the UBAR's.

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Thanks for the great review. Which broadhead do you recommend when hunting the elusive steel drum? <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>
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the most effective head for steel drums has to be the steel blunt, you have to kill them with thier own kind! LOL<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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q2

elusive is the right word for them drums I tell you what I just spent 3 days in the scrub stalking one and could not get with bow range<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
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