Looking for an affordable broadhead with a reputable history? The Thunderhead by New Archery Products (NAP) has been around longer than many other options on the market and hunters with years of experience under their belt are long time fans. Many archers have adopted it as their broadhead of choice for over twenty years and some Thunderhead broadhead reviews claim that in all those years of using it, it has never let them down. The Thunderhead has the accuracy, the penetration, and the consistency to inspire confidence in both veteran and beginner archers. It is a sleek, simple, no gimmick tip that will take down game and even turn poorly aimed wounding shots into killing shots due to their extra sharp blades and deep penetration.
Thunderhead 100 Broadhead Details
The Thunderhead is a three blade fixed broadhead with a powerful puncturing chisel tip at the end of the durable ferrule. The three blades are removable and replaceable, but also can be sharpened if desired. It is common for archers, according to Thunderhead broadhead reviews, to remove the blades and use the head as a practice tip.
This makes it a versatile and economical option for practicing pre-season to get adjusted to the broadhead and make sure your bow is tuned to it. However, even without properly tuning, these broadheads still fly beautifully. Without sighting or tuning at 20 yards you can expect 1.5” to 2” off from field points.
Whereas at 30 yards and 40 yards it is spot on and just like field points. At 50 yards and 60 yards it could vary from 2” to 6” off from field points. Taking the time to tune your compound bow between field points and the Thunderhead will further improve these numbers and tighten your groups for a clean kill shot.
New Archery Products makes some bold claims about their Thunderhead. The “Micro Grooved Slimline Ferrule” increases the overall accuracy and penetration of the broadhead. Because of this, NAP claims that it is non-negotiably the truest flying broadhead. The “Diamized Sharpened Blades” means that this broadhead is ultra sharp and NAP states that it has the sharpest blades in the industry, hands down.
Thunderhead 100 Cutting Details
The cutting diameter is advertised by New Archery Products as 1 3/16”. However, a lot of archers claim that the diameter is more realistically between 1” and 1 ⅛”, based on their personal experiences and measurements. Keep this in mind if you are looking for a larger cutting surface. Even so, 1 ⅛” is a modest cutting diameter and will create a deadly wound channel. Thunderheads are known to take down prey.
Even badly aimed shots were still able to puncture and penetrate deep enough through shoulder blade and major organs to be lethal. Many times the arrow will end up going clean through the game. Another NAP boast is that the Thunderhead, over the years, has taken more animals than any other broadhead. This very well may be legitimate fact given the longevity that Thunderhead has had on the market and its overwhelming popularity.
Thunderhead 100 Review Conclusion
What you are getting with the Thunderhead is an easy to assemble and deadly broadhead that is razor sharp straight out of the package. There are no fancy bells and whistles here, just a promise of a simple product that will perform consistently and as intended. It is a powerful broadhead that you can rely on for its accuracy and undeniable penetrating force.
They may not be the best broadheads for super fast speed bows, but for a regular compound bow hunter these will do the trick just fine. Perhaps the best of all is the reasonable price tag for a package of five broadheads, compared to the typical price of a three pack.
Five heads per package instead of the standard three
Easy to assemble and come with the necessary tool
Great for short distance shots up to 30 yards
Great pass throughs
Shoot like field tips on a properly tuned bow
Not great for high speed bows
Over 30 yards the balance and accuracy may suffer