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The New RAGE Broadhead For 2017


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#1 Male OFFLINE   BHC

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Posted 04/22/17 - 07:28 PM

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Posted 04/22/17 - 07:47 PM

Look at that! It looks like that one opened. I guess that's what is so new about it.  :rofl:

 

(sorry - I really have no dog in this fight - it's just that I thought of a witty comment and had to share :tooth:  )


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Posted 04/22/17 - 07:50 PM

figgin broadheads suck. give me a pack of muzzy and im ready.


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Posted 04/22/17 - 07:51 PM

Look at that! It looks like that one opened. I guess that's what is so new about it.  :rofl:
 
(sorry - I really have no dog in this fight - it's just that I thought of a witty comment and had to share :tooth:  )

Dont be sorry, you beat me in sayin it! Hahaha

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Posted 04/22/17 - 07:55 PM

That's a North Korean scud
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Posted 04/22/17 - 08:01 PM

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Posted 04/22/17 - 08:03 PM

figgin broadheads suck. give me a pack of muzzy and im ready.

 

 

I killed about 50 deer with a rage and never once had a problem but if for some reason it wouldn’t open it would cut as wide as any fixed blade. The only question is why would you want to put a knife through your deer when you can do this with an axe? This one cut one of the ribs in half:-)

 

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Posted 04/22/17 - 09:23 PM

I killed about 50 deer with a rage and never once had a problem but if for some reason it wouldn’t open it would cut as wide as any fixed blade. The only question is why would you want to put a knife through your deer when you can do this with an axe? This one cut one of the ribs in half:-)

 

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I guess that rage decided to open up on impact. haha other rages have a mind of their own and are stubborn lol. ding dang o rings cost me another deer.

 

fixed blades have no conscious. they will deliver where they are sent.


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Posted 04/22/17 - 10:00 PM

I guess that rage decided to open up on impact. haha other rages have a mind of their own and are stubborn lol. ding dang o rings cost me another deer.

 

fixed blades have no conscious. they will deliver where they are sent.

 

 

That's the biggest BS from people who don't use this broadhead. Anyway this argument about Rage not opening is pointless if you are telling me fixed is better. Rage which does not open, if that really happens, cuts as wide as a fixed blade. It has cut on contact tip and two blades 1" apart before they open:-)



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Posted 04/23/17 - 05:49 AM

If it's mechanical, it can fail. Period, I've heard way to many horror stories about rage and othe mechanical broad heads to ever put any trust in them, I've been using G5 Montecs since '09, only lost one deer, which was my fault, (bad hit), as of the rest? All dropped in sight. I'm happy with what I shoot. If you have confidence in a mechanical, have at it. Not going to belabor the point.
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Posted 04/23/17 - 08:41 AM

What spine arrow will one need to launch that, and I do question the penetration. Other than that - looks solid, can't see how it could fail



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Posted 04/23/17 - 08:53 AM

That's the biggest BS from people who don't use this broadhead. Anyway this argument about Rage not opening is pointless if you are telling me fixed is better. Rage which does not open, if that really happens, cuts as wide as a fixed blade. It has cut on contact tip and two blades 1" apart before they open:-)

WRONG. the dull sides of the head just punch through when the head doesnt open. while it makes a hole, it isnt the same as a sharp fixed blade making the same hole.

I recovered a deer shot with one through the ten ring that didnt open. was a LONG thread on the other site about it with all the pics of the entrance, exit and hole through the lungs.

I have not shot the Rage since they went to the snap bands, which im hoping they did to correct the issue they had.

I believe as long as you touched a rib or other bone they had to open, but on  the deer that I had one not open it went between the ribs and only touched meat.

but the pics tell the story, they can be shot without opening

 

 

 

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Posted 04/23/17 - 09:00 AM

here are the pics Lunatic

 

A friend of mine gave me a half dozen rage heads when he decided to not shoot them.
I have shot ALOT of different heads just so figured I would add these to that collection.

Shot this doe at 25 yards , the thump was REALLY loud , not like thumping a watermelon, but a crazy loud pop.
The arrow was up to the fletching on the side I shot and fell out her first jump., and was right where I had aimed,
The rubber retainer had pushed all the way up to the fletchings , so the head should have opened but didnt, yet when I moved the bladed they moved freely


I got out of the blind in time to see the rest of the deer she had been with hit the far corner of the hay field.
I expected to see her between myself and the other deer.
she wasnt. 
I looked all over for blood and didnt find a single drop, even knowing the run she had traveled across the hay field.
I went to the far corner and walked the hedge row , and found her piled up deep inside a bunch of multiflora rose.
Had I not seen the other deer, as well as had confidence in my shot this deer def would not have been found.
She was double lunged and went 465 yards from where I shot her.

attached are pics of the entry, exit and chest cavity as well as the lungs showing this head didnt open.

was my first shot with a RAGE , and will def be my LAST one.

this deer if shot where she was with a muzzy or a reaper wouldnt have gone 40 yards 

entry hole

 

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Posted 04/23/17 - 09:06 AM

WRONG. the dull sides of the head just punch through when the head doesnt open. while it makes a hole, it isnt the same as a sharp fixed blade making the same hole.

I recovered a deer shot with one through the ten ring that didnt open. was a LONG thread on the other site about it with all the pics of the entrance, exit and hole through the lungs.

I have not shot the Rage since they went to the snap bands, which im hoping they did to correct the issue they had.

I believe as long as you touched a rib or other bone they had to open, but on  the deer that I had one not open it went between the ribs and only touched meat.

but the pics tell the story, they can be shot without opening

 

 

 

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Wrong is right. Again it is a cut on contact tip and if it didn't have any other blades it would kill a deer. But of course it does have two more blades which in closed position provide a cutting contact. I will be the first one to tell you use what you have confidence in because otherwise you will continue blaming your own mistakes on your equipment and never correct them. The stories are the stories but I will go on my own experience. I killed at least 50deer , two bears and several pigs with a rage and never once had any problems. The only time I lost a deer was because of a very bad shot I didn't blame on my equipment. In fact rage is so devastating I hardly ever have to track them. After the shot deer arch their backs and pile up within 20 yards. Its a devastating broadhead.  


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Posted 04/23/17 - 09:09 AM

here are the pics Lunatic

 

A friend of mine gave me a half dozen rage heads when he decided to not shoot them.
I have shot ALOT of different heads just so figured I would add these to that collection.

Shot this doe at 25 yards , the thump was REALLY loud , not like thumping a watermelon, but a crazy loud pop.
The arrow was up to the fletching on the side I shot and fell out her first jump., and was right where I had aimed,
The rubber retainer had pushed all the way up to the fletchings , so the head should have opened but didnt, yet when I moved the bladed they moved freely


I got out of the blind in time to see the rest of the deer she had been with hit the far corner of the hay field.
I expected to see her between myself and the other deer.
she wasnt. 
I looked all over for blood and didnt find a single drop, even knowing the run she had traveled across the hay field.
I went to the far corner and walked the hedge row , and found her piled up deep inside a bunch of multiflora rose.
Had I not seen the other deer, as well as had confidence in my shot this deer def would not have been found.
She was double lunged and went 465 yards from where I shot her.

attached are pics of the entry, exit and chest cavity as well as the lungs showing this head didnt open.

was my first shot with a RAGE , and will def be my LAST one.

this deer if shot where she was with a muzzy or a reaper wouldnt have gone 40 yards 

entry hole

 

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Its a deer down. Was this vertical or Crossbow?



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Posted 04/23/17 - 09:44 AM

compound, 

while its a deer down after shooting more than just a few hundred with the all types of bows, since 1974. NEVER should a deer have made it over 400 yards unpushed with a double lung shot.

IF this deer had been shot in a heavy thicket, I would probably have never found it.was fortunate it was in a giant hay field, as there wasnt any sign of the deer being hit, except for me having confidence in my placement 

 

 

when a Rage works is def is a devastating broadhead, but when it doesnt even with good placement its marginal at best


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Posted 04/23/17 - 09:51 AM

compound, 

while its a deer down after shooting more than just a few hundred with the all types of bows, since 1974. NEVER should a deer have made it over 400 yards unpushed with a double lung shot.

IF this deer had been shot in a heavy thicket, I would probably have never found it.was fortunate it was in a giant hay field, as there wasnt any sign of the deer being hit, except for me having confidence in my placement 

 

 

when a Rage works is def is a devastating broadhead, but when it doesnt even with good placement its marginal at best

 

From your description I bet the ring wasn't on the blades before the shots. Shoot whatever you like I will keep using what kills for me and I know there are many animals I would not recover if I wasn't using rage.  


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Posted 04/23/17 - 10:04 PM

From your description I bet the ring wasn't on the blades before the shots. Shoot whatever you like I will keep using what kills for me and I know there are many animals I would not recover if I wasn't using rage.  

 

Lets not turn this into another "My Rage works - you suck " post that used to happen on the other site. If you want to hear about my own personal RAGE failure which swore me back on Fixed blades forever - PM me please. I have quite a few years of experience under my belt, like Hammer4reel does.   On this site, we just laugh about it. Lots of good hunters on here shoot RAGE, but we don't take it personally. Shoot what you feel most confident in - always. But don't discount real live experiences from VERY experienced hunters. Anything mechanical (including the bow itself, a release, etc) can fail.  


Edited by JHbowhunter, 04/24/17 - 07:20 AM.


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Posted 04/24/17 - 04:45 AM

Lets not turn this into another "My Rage works - you suck " post 

 

C'mon, we need a good RAGING rage post every once in a while.  This wouldn't be a hunting site without it.   :rofl:

 

For the record, I'm strictly a fixed blade guy.   :D  

 

 

After this post dies we can revisit crossguns and baiting.   :poke:


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Posted 04/24/17 - 06:57 AM

I think I can use that one on my X bow ( at close range of course). I will re sight it for the additional weight






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