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I am impressed! I bought a pack last year at Wallyworld, they were almost out of all broadheads, and I wanted a few for backup.

Fast forward to yesterday, I thought I'd give them a try, connected on a mid-size doe that piled up 40 yards from the shot. Left a blood trail Stevie Wonder could have followed. I usually use Slick Tricks (or knockoffs), but I always wondered if they left a big enough hole going in or out.

I won't go as far as saying I'm a "fan" yet, but my eyes are definitely more open. All I read about is the negative press on them.

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With the presumed larger entry/exit holes (I get that most guys don’t want to post those pics), comparing your past experience using the Slicks, do you believe this Deer (comparing similar POI of course) went down faster or ran a shorter distance before dying? 

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47 minutes ago, Pathman said:

With the presumed larger entry/exit holes (I get that most guys don’t want to post those pics), comparing your past experience using the Slicks, do you believe this Deer (comparing similar POI of course) went down faster or ran a shorter distance before dying? 

Honestly, I'm a lazy bow hunter. I hunt with a crossbow, don't scout much, and might put in 5 days a season.

I never cared much for tuning in with fixed broadheads back when I used a compound bow, so I prefer "fly like a field-tip" broadheads.  As the years passed and I lost a few deer, I made a conscious decision to only take what I consider to be slam-dunk shots. Slick Tricks seemed to do the job, but in the back of my mind was the nagging thought that they really didn't leave much room for error.

This deer was double lunged, and when I found her she was in a heap 40 yards from where I hit her originally, bolt covered in blood and a blood trail anyone can follow, which isn't always the case with the fixed blade broadheads, I followed the blood trail in the dark, but obviously not much tracking. I guess the biggest surprise was how easy this was.

I plan to butcher the deer this afternoon, I'll see what damage was done internally then.

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And it is time for the annual rage debate! J/k. I have had great luck with rage. I’ve been very impressed. But a friend of mine recently had a bad experience with them not opening and he lost a nice deer. He stopped by my house and gave me 2 unopened packs of 2 inch cut 2 blade rage heads and he said we will never use them again. I graciously accepted my $80+ gift.


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Went to pick up hypadermics last night but all sold out so I picked up the new trypsin, they have a custom fit collar so there is no guesswork, look nasty to 

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There are pros and cons to all. You use what is comfortable and make sure you have perfected using it.

Nothing beats shot placement. Most are not 100% all the time. I would say that is where some of the differences in broad heads come in.

 

 

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I understand shot placement, and have killed maybe 50/60 deer with an arrow or bolt over the years. The blood trail I didn't have to follow last night was what surprised me the most. It may be just luck or coincidence, there wasn't a huge entrance hole in or out when I butchered the deer this afternoon.

 

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I shot a rage 2-blade for the first time a couple of weeks ago on a doe. I was pretty impressed.. she maybe ran 40 yards..dropped in sight. Opened her up pretty good, but I was surprised at how small the exit was. 

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Hypodermics are nasty and I finally put my hands on the new ones and they are even nastier. They do damage. 

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15 minutes ago, thefirstndsecond said:

By chance do you know the weight of your arrow?

 

I am curious as to others who have had success or failures and the weight of their arrows.

Looks to be 300 grains  .https://www.cabelas.com/product/hunting/archery/crossbows-accessories/crossbow-bolts-nocks/pc/104791680/c/104693580/sc/333154080/i/337645080/cabelas-stalker-x-bolts/1804741.uts?slotId=3

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I’m a RAGE fan
Are you a Rage Hypodermic 120gr. fan- not 125gr. at
2 3/16" actual cutting width?

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