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#2973487 - 10/08/12 08:07 PM Re: 1.5 inch rage not gettin it done [Re: Big Gun]
bowriter
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Registered: 08/31/02
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The problem is, he has two shots where blades did not open. Obviously almost any head does a good job when the blades open.

I killed three deer and turkey with the same Killzone. Worked just as designed every time.
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#2973488 - 10/08/12 08:07 PM Re: 1.5 inch rage not gettin it done [Re: Boone 58]
birddog
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Registered: 02/21/02
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Loc: Seymour, TN

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 Originally Posted By: Boone 58
 Originally Posted By: Crain
I'm new to this but really like this sight. I got a question for y'all what is the best broad head. I shoot 1.5 three blade rage and hate them. Shot 2 deer this past weekend the 1st one I shot only one blade opened the next was a complete pass through shot and only 2 opened any suggestions?


2" rage.............what is the problem with this?







Impact shot for above deer.......









yep thats what a rage does. amazing isnt it?

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#2973493 - 10/08/12 08:08 PM Re: 1.5 inch rage not gettin it done [Re: Boone 58]
Tomahawk
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Registered: 07/11/10
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More than likely your problem with the rage heads are the blades not being securely in place. If the blades are lose on the rage then they will not deploy the way they are intended.

Jamming them into your quiver is the easiest way to break their hold. It may look like their in place but they are barely hanging on. When you shoot your bow the loose blades fall open and your basically left with a limp broad head.

An easy fix is to take very light thread and wrap as firmly as you can without cutting the thread around the rear blades. 3-4 wraps should do. Then lightly tie a small knot and cut excess tag end from knot. The razor sharp blades will easily cut the thread on impact and the thread is so light that it will not disrupt accuracy. You will then get the same results as others with the giant entry wounds.

I personally use Epek broad heads. Same devastation as Rage but better design and fail safe system on blades opening. I have used rage on many deer and 85% of those deer were ripped wide open. The other 15% I encountered the loose blades as well as the shoulder shot (no penetration with rage). I do like that Rage came out with the chisel points to help with the shoulder penetration issues.

Check out Epek broad heads. They really make a tremendous entry wound and fly extremely accurate.

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#2973512 - 10/08/12 08:15 PM Re: 1.5 inch rage not gettin it done [Re: Tomahawk]
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Registered: 09/22/12
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Thanks for all the advice what got me is that I had two back to back do pretty much the same two well placed shots I will think I will try the two blade rage I've heard alot of good things about them. Atleast I will have better odds with two machanical parts rather than three. Thanks for all the info. Maybe I can kill some deer and post some pics thanks again everybody.
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#2973519 - 10/08/12 08:19 PM Re: 1.5 inch rage not gettin it done [Re: Shrimp]
348Winchester
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Registered: 08/13/12
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Magnus Stinger is what I have used since the old Bear Razorheads are no longer available.
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#2973521 - 10/08/12 08:21 PM Re: 1.5 inch rage not gettin it done [Re: Shrimp]
birddog
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Registered: 02/21/02
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 Originally Posted By: Crain
Thanks for all the advice what got me is that I had two back to back do pretty much the same two well placed shots I will think I will try the two blade rage I've heard alot of good things about them. Atleast I will have better odds with two machanical parts rather than three. Thanks for all the info. Maybe I can kill some deer and post some pics thanks again everybody.


Did you find the 2 deer you shot?

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#2973542 - 10/08/12 08:27 PM Re: 1.5 inch rage not gettin it done [Re: birddog]
Shrimp
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Found 1 of them well really found both but was too late on the second one.
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#2973591 - 10/08/12 08:58 PM Re: 1.5 inch rage not gettin it done [Re: Shrimp]
Cheaterbow
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Shot a doe sat with a rage, first time shooting them and she went 30 yards and was done.
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#2973595 - 10/08/12 09:01 PM Re: 1.5 inch rage not gettin it done [Re: ruger7mag]
Rockhound
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 Originally Posted By: ruger7mag
 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
I suggest throwing them away and if you wanna use a mechanical head.Get you the NAP Spitfire.Tried and true..


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#2973629 - 10/08/12 09:25 PM Re: 1.5 inch rage not gettin it done [Re: Rockhound]
CAW
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Registered: 09/12/10
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Heck, I love Rage heads. I have literally shot dozens of deer with the 2" 2 blade version and have never had a head fail. On well placed shots, they will leave a blood trail that looks like you hit the animal with an axe. On poor shots, you will often do more damage than with many other heads. The only place I would rate them a little behind a thunderhead or muzzy would be on the shoulder. Fixed heads are tough to beat on a shoulder shot. But that being said, I have still recovered every single deer I have shot in the shoulder with a Rage and several of those have blown through the deer and literally dropped the deer in 30 yards or less. On some shoulder shots, penetration has been an issue, but the internal damage is usually tremendous.

No head is perfect and they all have their pros and cons, but until I find something that I like better, I am shooting Rage 2 blades.

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