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#952039 - 10/05/08 12:03 AM Anyone having trouble with Rage
Big J
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this year?? Seems like I am seeing nothing but good reports as far as performance. Aside of the price they seem to be cleaning up out there!
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#952274 - 10/05/08 09:18 AM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Big J]
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Haven't had any problems with the broadhead, just my shooting
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#952721 - 10/05/08 05:30 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: A.Hall]
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the heads work great but i suck
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#953430 - 10/06/08 07:05 AM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: paradis1142]
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I tried them last year , went back to Slick Tricks this season .
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#954730 - 10/06/08 06:23 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Radar]
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Radar, why do you like the Slick Tricks better?
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#954982 - 10/06/08 08:25 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Arch-N]
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How was your holes on deer Radar? Thanks!
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#955628 - 10/07/08 08:15 AM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Arch-N]
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 Originally Posted By: Arch-N
Radar, why do you like the Slick Tricks better?
Because the blades are stronger and can be re-sharpened , and replacement blades are easier to find if needed .
I also like the increased penetration , and they fly the same as Rage heads . Shot placement is everything when it comes to good blood trails , and some guys are looking for a big hole to make up the difference .
One thing to take in consideration with Slick Tricks is the increased blade angle that stretches the hide out when penetrating , creating a bigger hole than the diameter of the head called the Splash effect .
Rage heads are the best mechanical heads made in my opinion , they just aren't for me . I like Slick Tricks for the above reasons .
I will not start a debate on Slick Tricks vs. Rage heads .
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#956730 - 10/07/08 02:50 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Radar]
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The reports I have been getting from around the country have been mixed. About 70% rave about Rage. The other 30% are not too happy.

I suspect they are just about like any other broadhead, great with a good, not so great with a bad one. Seems to me to just be this year's greatest head.
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#956737 - 10/07/08 02:53 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar

One thing to take in consideration with Slick Tricks is the increased blade angle that stretches the hide out when penetrating , creating a bigger hole than the diameter of the head called the Splash effect .



You aint kidding. The doe I shot with my magnums quartering had a 2 inch hole that looked like a huge 4 leaf clover.
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#956745 - 10/07/08 02:58 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: bowriter]
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The deer I shot few days ago had holes as big as any I have seen with any other head. I was shooting NAP Spitfires. Then when I split the tree with one and the head remained intact, I became a real believer.



But as I said, lots of good heads out there. Not a one will make up for a bad shot.
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#956808 - 10/07/08 03:30 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: bowriter]
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I know a guy who has bow hunted Africa twice,and shoots a Mathews bow with NAP Spitfires. He buys them at Wal-Mart.
Can't make up for a bad shot,but they must do the job or he would not hunt with them.
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#956876 - 10/07/08 04:01 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
 Originally Posted By: Arch-N
Radar, why do you like the Slick Tricks better?
Because the blades are stronger and can be re-sharpened , and replacement blades are easier to find if needed .
I also like the increased penetration , and they fly the same as Rage heads . Shot placement is everything when it comes to good blood trails , and some guys are looking for a big hole to make up the difference .
One thing to take in consideration with Slick Tricks is the increased blade angle that stretches the hide out when penetrating , creating a bigger hole than the diameter of the head called the Splash effect .
Rage heads are the best mechanical heads made in my opinion , they just aren't for me . I like Slick Tricks for the above reasons .
I will not start a debate on Slick Tricks vs. Rage heads .


No debate needed. I like tricks and have worked the ATA show for them for 2 years!! Gary makes a great head. I may put some on my arrows for next weekend.
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#957055 - 10/07/08 05:47 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Buckblaster]
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Shot a doe this past weekend with the rage two blade, she was slightly quartering away, hit the 2-3rd rib and watched as the arrow hit and then flew sideways and slapped her in the neck. I could find no blood trail what so ever. I went the next morning and eventually found her on the ridge, A little to late, about 1:00pm. I will never use mechanical broadheads again. I went back to my G5 Montecs that night!!!!!
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#957086 - 10/07/08 06:02 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: 1bow4me]
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Took a doe at 52yd with a wasp boss head with a 1" cutting dia. and got a complete pass. Its about the shot placement.
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#957295 - 10/07/08 07:34 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Radar]
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Great info Radar... I did not know the " Splash effect". I go on quite a few paid hunts and most outfitters won't let you use expandables. I read all your posts and respect your opinion. I've been using Montec G5's and like them real well.....always looking for any inprovement possible. If I spent more time shooting instead of reading these posts might be a better way to go.....you think??? lol

Thanks again for the info.

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#959522 - 10/08/08 06:17 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Arch-N]
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I have used alot of heads over the years, Never have i seen such a hole in a deer as the one i shot this year with the 3 blade rage. Im HOOKED!!!
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#960837 - 10/09/08 10:42 AM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Buckblaster]
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We had a problem with the Rage...the practice broadhead shot fine when practicing but the broadhead itself shot low. Probably a stiffer arrow would have helped but just the same I switched him back to Muzzy's..
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#961537 - 10/09/08 04:30 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Coach]
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Mine shoot great and this morning I took a doe at 28 yds. I must have pulled my shot a little low and a little forward as I hit the deer in low in the shoulder but the rage did its job and my deer expired about 10 yds from the base of my tree.. What a hole..... A friend of mine also killed a doe this morning with the rage and was pleased with its performance also...
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#962070 - 10/09/08 09:00 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Buckblaster]
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i posted a photo of a doe i killed today with the rage 2 blade on the pics and trail cams section....devastating results but i have not tried the slick tricks.
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#963175 - 10/10/08 02:10 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Boone 58]
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I haven't used them, but from seeing pics of the aftermath, I'd choose another broadhead. I saw quite a few pics on archerytalk of the broadhead being bent beyond further use. I think theres quality BH's on the market that are cheaper, and just as effective.
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#965343 - 10/12/08 02:48 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: JeepKuntry]
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I just started using them this year and have only shot one deer. I really like the results. They are a little pricey though.
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#968365 - 10/14/08 07:49 AM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Boone 58]
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Interseting LCU, I have been trying to find a trip to Africa for plains game and every outfitter I have talked to (I do not and will not shoot expandables) has told me they do not allow expandables for hunting, no exceptions.
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#968903 - 10/14/08 12:01 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Headhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Headhunter
Interseting LCU, I have been trying to find a trip to Africa for plains game and every outfitter I have talked to (I do not and will not shoot expandables) has told me they do not allow expandables for hunting, no exceptions.

Smart outfitters, I dont blame them a bit. Same thing at many bow huntling only places here in the states, 'Tara' is a good example, no expandables allowed!

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#973840 - 10/16/08 03:39 PM Re: Anyone having trouble with Rage [Re: Winchester]
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My brother shoots rage, I still stick with the muzzys Ive always used, but I will reiterate two things, they leave a big hole and they have weak blades. He has shot two (one two blade and one three blade) and the head has broken off of both. I like the small fixed blades because
A. If you shoot them in the right spot it doesnt matter and
B. When I miss I usually miss right into the shoulder blade where penetration is more important than hole size. This also holds true for a spinal cord shot.
If you gut shoot a lot of deer I would thing rage would be about the best you could get.
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