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New Archery Products “New Razorback”

Plywood: 3 points
Steel drum: 4 points
Tire: 2 points
Cutting diameter: 3 points
Accuracy: 4 points
Blades: 4 points
Non-Mechanical head: 2 points
Total score: 22 with a blade sharpness rating of B-

This is New Archery products version of the cut on contact head. It is a 4blade style with a 1 1/8” cutting diameter. It also has the traditional “RazorBack” rotating blade system. The blades actually rotate around the ferule. There are two main blades, and two smaller bleeder blades. They are encased in a composite material, which is wrapped around the main portion of the threaded ferule.
I found the accuracy to be very good, as good as any fixed blade head I have tried. In the plywood the head did not fully penetrate, stopping at the back of the blades, and was undamaged. In the tire the results were pretty much the same, with the head stopping at the back of the blades and remaining undamaged. In the steel drum the razorback penetrated the first wall, with the tip and 1/3 of the main blade sticking out the back wall. The two bleeders blades were ripped out sometime after making it through the first side, and before making it to the back wall, but the main blades were completely intact and undamaged. I don’t consider the bleeders coming out in the drum to be a problem, by them breaking off it allowed the main blades to continue to penetrate.
Overall this improved version of the Razorback is a pretty good head, it is very accurate, durable, and cuts a big path. It doesn’t penetrate as well as some of the smaller cut on contact heads, but it does created a larger wound channel.
This improved version of the Razorback is a much better product than the ones I tested last year. The blades are much stronger, and the head holds together a lot better. The blade sharpness is not quite as good as last years model, but the edge is still acceptable for hunting. I will gladly give up some blade sharpness for a more durable head, so long as the sharpness is still with acceptable limits, besides I found the Razorbacks fairly easy to get shaving sharp with out to much trouble using a couple of different commercial sharpening devices.
If you are a fan of NAP broadheads and want to shoot a cut on contact head I can now recommend this one without any reservations. My hat goes off to NAP making the needed improvements on the Razorbacks and bringing up the quality to that which we have come expect from them.
 

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Excellent report 5 shot. Thanks for taking the time to test these heads, so we can make an informed decision on what head to use. Be safe.
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Your welcome. I am glad I had a chance to re-test them this year. I like to keep my info current and these heads are 100% better than those made last year.
 
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