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Rage broadheads

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I use the 2 blade and though I have only killed one deer with them I think they are worth the money. The deer I stuck with the rage left an enormous hole and I could see blood started flowing on impact.

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All they talk about are the good things about them.. i have a couple buddies that hit the corner of the shoulder blade and it stopped it dead. 170" in Iowa ran away with 1/2" of penetration

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I shoot the 3 blade and I've never seen a hole like that. Makes a bigger hole then my slug does

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I switched midseason last year. i went from G5's to the Rage two blade. The G5's had good blood trails at first but would peterout rightaway.

I made a less than perfect shot on an 8pt last year and the blood trail was unbelievable. I hit liver and guts the hole was so big i found guts hanging off a stick and the buck only ended up going 75yds. he didnt just go 75yds and bed down. I started tracking him an hour after the shot and i came up on him in the dark and he just couldnt go any farther.

I felt bad about my shot but i would have felt worse if i hadnt found him. I believe i wouldn't have found him if i hadn't switched to the Rage broadheads

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PerchJrkr

I'm sure every broadhead has a downside to some degree or a bad story with a bad or marginal hit.

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I got 2 last year with the Rage 2 blade, huge holes, complete pass throughs and both deer were down within 50 yards of the shot. A great all around broadhead and I really love the rear deploying blades, a much better design than the older expandables. Like any broadhead, a poorly placed shot probably won't get the job done.

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I have often wondered, What is the minimum lb. draw to properly deploy the rage boardheads?

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I always heard the rule of thumb was you needed 60lb of ke to deploy mechanicals. I think this was mostly talked about with over the top deployment style heads. I don't think it would be as much of an issue with rear deploy. At least I haven't heard so much about the kinetic energy issue with Rage and other rear deploy mechanicals. ??? My Thoughts.

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I bought the rage three blades, and just by touching the blades with your finger a little bit, they fall out. Which is great if you ask me. the easier they deploy the better. I understand that there is some negative force when in the air, but I dont think it takes much impact for them to open. I would think the minimum legal draw weight would do it(30lbs). Im just thinking this through in my head so please reply to my comment if you know more about them than I. If Im wrong then, I would also like to know.

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can you shoot them without the o rings on? I have some 2 blades that are missing them, so if you cant where do you get more?

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I think you can. its says on the package that the O'rings are for vibration dampening. They supposedly have nothing to do with the deployment of the blades.

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The o-rings are there to hold the blades in place. they send extras in with the package, at least mine did, i had three extra taped to the back of the paper. and the replacement blades i have looked at have six o-rings for three sets of blades.

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ok I guess I will have to get a pack of them because with no o ring the blades just flop around and dont lock closed

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The one of the designers used to be one of my profs (he now works for Field Logic). I remember having a long discussion about the rage and the hows and whys about some of the design aspects. Cool stuff.

Did they have that info on their HSOforum, or did you find it elsewhere?

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Has anyone had any experience with a shoulder hit? One of the earlier posts had a good point, will the Rage penetrate the shoulder as well as a fixed broadhead? Is there any problems shooting the Rage broadhead at angles?

I have been using Thunderheads for years with great success but I am now shooting a faster bow and am thinking of trying an expandible for better accuracy. I want too know their weak points and I am guessing hitting bone my be the down fall.

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check out youtube or their web site. just type rage broadheads on youtube . there are a bunch of demostrations with rage and the other leading competition with fixed and mechanicals. rage look like the ticket i'd say.

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I looked at the HSOforum, and it says the shock lock system is used to lock the blades in place before impact, and that on impact that it acts as a shock absorber.

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From what i hear the 2-blade is a more durable head than the 3-blade. the 2-blade has .035" blades and the 3-blade has .030" blades.

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Personally, I haven't had any problems with durability using the 3 blade rage. I shot two deer last year with the same broadhead and if I'm lucky I will make it 3 on saturday.

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Its good quality steel on both the 2 and 3 blade. durability between the two shouldnt be an issue at all. My outlook is more about cutting surface. Yes the 2 blade has longer blade, but the 3 blade has more overal cutting surface. Not only that, and yes this is not probable, but the two blade creats a straight line incision allowing the flesh to plug the whole more easily. Its like one big flap. The three blade on the other hand creates a triangled incision not allowing the pieces of flesh to fit as easily back together or plug. like i said on a such a large cut, this is not likely to happen, but with bow hunting anything is possible, so I try to think everything through thoroughly and take every precaution.

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