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#6321474 - 06/03/16 12:19 PM Why I shoot Rage (also have a question)
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Not knocking on any other broadhead, I like what I've shot and seen being shot, and Rage 2-blade is the majority of that. However, all Rage kills I've seen or done have been complete pass throughs, with the exception of a forward facing, into-chest-cavity elk cow that was really only being held by the skin on the other side (entry in front of left shoulder, "exit" by right hindquarter), but most of these were not pass throughs and in fact seemed to have very little penetration. Why is my experience different.

Also, I know the Rage horror stories and I know that Rage would only put up their own successful clips, but still impressive cuts and trails/recoveries.
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#6321481 - 06/03/16 12:26 PM Re: Why I shoot Rage (also have a question) [Re: chital_shikari]
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DISLAIMER: only for pleasure viewing. I realize there is a lot of product placement and there's no way on Earth I'd shoot a Lion with Rage. I don't agree with some stuff as I'm sure y'all won't either, but it is fun to see short track jobs and lotsa blood. smile
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#6321771 - 06/03/16 04:29 PM Re: Why I shoot Rage (also have a question) [Re: chital_shikari]
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Lots of people use too light of a setup (total arrow weight combined with short draw and low poundage). Also many slap on a rage without tuning first which is a terrible idea. If it's not hitting the target square it's losing lots of energy in a hurry. If all of the above happens at once it's a recipe for lost animals. I shoot some hypodermics but always tune good enough to shoot fixed heads first. I also shoot 65lb at 29.5 draw and at 434gr arrow I'm at the lightest arrow I would use and be comfortable for big game. I generally shoot closer to 500gr.

Rage also has a new hypodermic out that is 1.5" cut now that would be much better for lighter setups.



Edited by bphillips (06/03/16 04:31 PM)
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#6321776 - 06/03/16 04:34 PM Re: Why I shoot Rage (also have a question) [Re: chital_shikari]
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And heavy bone will stop a Rage. The buck I killed last year I took out the heart and the bh hit the leg bone on the opposite side while exiting and stopped. The buck kicked it out when he mule kicked twice.
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#6321978 - 06/03/16 07:54 PM Re: Why I shoot Rage (also have a question) [Re: chital_shikari]
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Hm, interesting.
So that means that my witnessed full pass throughs are because I have my arrow set up correctly and my bow tuned properly? I'm at 65lb on a 28" draw, shooting Axis 340s and using 2-blade 100gr Rage.
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#6322038 - 06/03/16 08:34 PM Re: Why I shoot Rage (also have a question) [Re: chital_shikari]
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I don't know. I'm drawing 26.5" at 60 lbs and I got passthru shots on some doe, a management buck and a red hind. Just kept it off their shoulders.
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#6322114 - 06/03/16 10:09 PM Re: Why I shoot Rage (also have a question) [Re: chital_shikari]
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My son shot this buck with a rage broadhead back when he was 16yrs old

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#6322136 - 06/03/16 10:34 PM Re: Why I shoot Rage (also have a question) [Re: chital_shikari]
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Cool. Is that Cody? I thought he was a NAP Killzone or Grim Reaper guy lol.
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#6323136 - 06/04/16 08:50 PM Re: Why I shoot Rage (also have a question) [Re: chital_shikari]
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Only shot rage once and not a big fan. Shot a little forward on a good northeast Texas buck a few years ago hit it dead in the shoulder and broadhead didn't penetrate for crap. Only had about 6 inches of arrow in him. Now I shoot muzzy trocars and love them.
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#6324394 - 06/05/16 09:57 PM Re: Why I shoot Rage (also have a question) [Re: chital_shikari]
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Yes, I had bad experiences with the older Rage heads as well. But seeing the large holes a blood highways left by the the last two years on this bow lease encouraged me to try again.

I would also add that I think fixed blade COC are better heads for many types of game. Southern whitetails are fairly thin skinned and boned. Elk, moose or even big pigs I want something solid on the end of my arrow.
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#6325894 - 06/07/16 12:06 AM Re: Why I shoot Rage (also have a question) [Re: chital_shikari]
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Edited by BowsnRods (06/07/16 12:09 AM)

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#6326417 - 06/07/16 12:29 PM Re: Why I shoot Rage (also have a question) [Re: chital_shikari]
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Originally Posted By: chital_shikari
Hm, interesting.
So that means that my witnessed full pass throughs are because I have my arrow set up correctly and my bow tuned properly? I'm at 65lb on a 28" draw, shooting Axis 340s and using 2-blade 100gr Rage.


Sounds like good setup.

The leg bones will stop just about every head though if you hit them square. I've hit the frontside leg bone and it stopped a slick trick dead in its tracks at 70/30 and a FMJ arrow. Got lucky and that deer showed back up later in the year and I got him though.
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#6334300 - 06/13/16 09:59 PM Re: Why I shoot Rage (also have a question) [Re: chital_shikari]
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I quit using rages the third time I had the blades open up while I was drawing back

I use rocket sidewinders and hammerheads

I shoot a lighter arrow 26.5" 8.4 gpi and a 100 grain tip @ 72 lbs and have had a pass thru on everything I've shot, including an antelope at 84 yards.
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#6334333 - 06/13/16 10:54 PM Re: Why I shoot Rage (also have a question) [Re: chital_shikari]
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Yeah, the old O ring system was questionable for sure.
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#6397411 - 08/07/16 03:22 AM Re: Why I shoot Rage (also have a question) [Re: chital_shikari]
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I stopped using them a few years back when the blades wouldn't open up correctly. I eventually found the deer but not a good cut on either side. If I shoot mechanical I use swackers but mainly use slick tricks.

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