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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-22-2012, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Thunderheads

Wondering if anyone uses or has experience with them. I know they have been around for quite a while. I am switching from mechanicals this year, due to lack of confidence in them. I shoot a Horton that shoots at approximately 335 fps. They are also on sale for $29 a six pack. Which is a nice incentive. Price is not the deciding factor, shooting the best is. I just go and stare at the rack of broadheads and am lost, I need help ! Thank you all for your time.
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Re: Thunderheads

I've used Thunderheads since they came out. Started out with 125's on my compound and switched to 100's when I went to a release and carbon arrows. ( said I'd never go to a release and carbon). Have a crossbow and use the 125's, 2 bucks so far with the usual great results. If they ever stop making them, I may quit bowhunting.

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Re: Thunderheads

Just about all modern broadheads will do their job if the shot is where it needs to be. Advances in technologies and materials have almost taken dependability out of the equation. Emphasis on "almost".

I always tell folks that if a modern boradhead flies well in your setup you are good to go. Shot placement trumps everything.

Thunderheads are proven performers and still reasonable. Wasps and Slick Tricks are also excellent performers for a few less dollars.

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Re: Thunderheads

I use Thunderheads on my bolts 100gr they fly good. I always used them with a vertical bow as well.

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Re: Thunderheads

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I use Thunderheads on my bolts 100gr they fly good. I always used them with a vertical bow as well.
Yep, nothing wrong with Thunderheads! I used them on my vertical for the last ten years. I switched to the Shockwaves on the crossbows last year.
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Re: Thunderheads

Buy the Thunderheads. I have used them (100s) since I started archery hunting 13 years ago and have had no reason whatsoever to change. Solid performers.

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Re: Thunderheads

Forgot to add: They are just as great on my crossbow!

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Re: Thunderheads

My brother uses Thunderheads and they are great. Shot placement is key with any broad head. I use Muzzy's, they cause some damage!!!!

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Re: Thunderheads

I use 100 grains on my Excalibur Axiom. Arrowhead suggested Victory bolts and 50 grain inserts for a 150 grain set up. I have my Excalibur Lumizone scope dialed in at 285 fps and they are spot on to 50 yards. PS - at the end of the season Walmart has been discounting them to $9 for six. I buy all they have left in stock when I see them.
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Re: Thunderheads

I have used 125gr. thunderheads on with my compound since they first came out and every year since.

They are easy to get to fly straight, strong/hold together and do an excellent job on deer and bear.

I currently only shoot 57 lbs with an aluminum arrow. The set up weights 503 grains....and travels a blazing 215 fps. Yes 215 and I get a complete pass through on lung hit for deer and black bear.

I am sure here are other good broad heads out there, but I have had no reason to use them.

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