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Old 01-07-2020, 02:38 PM   #1
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Son shot a pig with his bowtech this christmas break it was with a rage broad head note we have never had a problem with them trying to post picture . He got about 6 inches of penetration and the pig carried it about 20 yards before he kicked out
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Old 01-07-2020, 02:44 PM   #2
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I have no idea
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Old 01-07-2020, 02:49 PM   #3
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maybe he'd been shot before and he hit old BH stuck in bone.
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Old 01-07-2020, 02:52 PM   #4
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Wierd. I've definitely seen sparks when I have shot under one and hit rocks and my arrow sailed off into God knows where. Maybe it had some mud and rocks caked into the hair there??
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Old 01-07-2020, 02:55 PM   #5
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Maybe the blade deployment when it cuts the bands. Those blades will hit something to stop them from going backwards.
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Old 01-07-2020, 02:55 PM   #6
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I've shot a bunch of pigs, here at the house, with my bow, over the years and have seen sparks fly twice.. Both shots were with a fixed blade.. I've yet to figure it out but it seems it comes from the hairy pigs.. It may be from caked mud in the hair. It's a mystery.
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Old 01-07-2020, 02:57 PM   #7
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No idea. I've seen it when the arrow hit rocks. Maybe it can spark from bone, but I've never witnessed it. That pic looks like the spark is on the hair though. My guess is gravel and mud stuck on the hair
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:03 PM   #8
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I've had one spark when hitting a tree instead of the deer. I think it just depends on the friction of the arrow deploying. That's my theory anyways.

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Old 01-07-2020, 03:04 PM   #9
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I have seen some sparking from Rages on impact on the net. I can't remember the reasoning fro sure but I have seen it before.

IIRC it has something to do with the sliding of metal on metal in their deployment system
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:16 PM   #10
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yea my guess would be metal friction when deploying, can you post video so we can see live!!!???
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:32 PM   #11
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I shot a pig this year with a rage and it did the same thing.. I wasn't shooting a lighted nock. It was almost dark and the spark was noticable at 20 yards.. I figured it was because he was covered in dried mud. But it could have been from friction of the blades deploying..
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:32 PM   #12
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Seent it before. No idea why.
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:36 PM   #13
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Googled Rage broadhead spark and saw it's happened several times.

Seems the consensus is that Rage will quarter and cook your deer on impact
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:46 PM   #14
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Doesn't that pic look like a deer body and not a hog body? Anyone else?
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:03 PM   #15
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Doesn't that pic look like a deer body and not a hog body? Anyone else?
No.
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:03 PM   #16
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Doesn't that pic look like a deer body and not a hog body? Anyone else?


No, not at all... unless itís really dark, extra hairy, with midget legs... and a hog
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:04 PM   #17
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That’s what happens when you hit steel!! We all know pigs have that armor plate
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:09 PM   #18
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i can try to post the video thanks for all the input maybe rocks and mud deal one guy at work said static electricity
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:10 PM   #19
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I’ve always thought it was sand or gravel in their hair. When the BH hits it, it sparks.
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:11 PM   #20
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I think it's probably the hardened steel blades deploying at very high speed, and hitting whatever metal apparatus stops them when fully open...
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:11 PM   #21
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Iíve always thought it was sand or gravel in their hair. When the BH hits it, it sparks.
That seems pretty likely, pigs get some big chunks of mud stuck in their fur
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:15 PM   #22
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Was this high fence or low?
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Old 01-07-2020, 05:16 PM   #23
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I have had it spark before, but much less dramatic than that. Just small spark both times.
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Old 01-07-2020, 06:44 PM   #24
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I still use the old Rage titanium's. I can see the spark every time I hit one in low light.


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Old 01-07-2020, 08:00 PM   #25
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Better not hunt in dry conditions

No way Smokey the Bear would ever believe you started a wildfire by shooting a pig
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:11 PM   #26
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There's been threads here before about this. Not sure the reason, but it seems to happen with mechanical blades.
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:14 PM   #27
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All I know is he did NOT need another year...
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:17 PM   #28
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I’ve had that happen on a pass through on a big boar in low light. Shot was great and found him 40 yds from the shot. Rage Trypan was still in great shape. I assume it’s just a lot more noticeable in low light conditions.
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:18 PM   #29
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That seems pretty likely, pigs get some big chunks of mud stuck in their fur


Why not? When rolling around in said mud and what not, itís very possible to have sand or pebbles matted in with it. Thatís the first thing I thought of when I saw the pic.
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:06 PM   #30
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I have argued this with guys on archery talk. And they say no way a broad head will spark, maybe if it titanium( we shoot rage hypodermics, not titanium) .But I have witnessed rage heads spark on impact a number of times. Of course low light is most noticeable. I shot a very large pig one evening and a buddy witnessed it through his binoculars down the road a ways. And when he got to me he said holy **** you shot right through that big *******. And I said no it don’t go completely though him, and he said “ I seen sparks off your arrow when it hit the rocks”. I said no that was sparks when the arrow hit him. A lot don’t believe it, but I for sure know it happens? Very cool to have it on video, I wish I did, shut some of these know it alls up.

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Old 01-07-2020, 09:42 PM   #31
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I have heard they don't spark if you gut shoot em.
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Old 01-08-2020, 06:47 AM   #32
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I have argued this with guys on archery talk. And they say no way a broad head will spark, maybe if it titanium( we shoot rage hypodermics, not titanium) .But I have witnessed rage heads spark on impact a number of times. Of course low light is most noticeable. I shot a very large pig one evening and a buddy witnessed it through his binoculars down the road a ways. And when he got to me he said holy **** you shot right through that big *******. And I said no it donít go completely though him, and he said ď I seen sparks off your arrow when it hit the rocksĒ. I said no that was sparks when the arrow hit him. A lot donít believe it, but I for sure know it happens? Very cool to have it on video, I wish I did, shut some of these know it alls up.
If someone had asked me before I saw this post and read the replies supporting it I probably would have been skeptical.

If I read it on AT I probably wouldn't believe it either

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Old 01-08-2020, 06:52 AM   #33
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Momma says pigs are the devil. There's the proof.
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:05 AM   #34
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I have heard they don't spark if you gut shoot em.

Just spit coffee on my key board..............

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Old 01-08-2020, 07:12 AM   #35
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Happened to me once. Thought I hit the feeder leg.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:17 AM   #36
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Was this high fence or low?
its a low fence
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:18 AM   #37
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No way Smokey the Bear would ever believe you started a wildfire by shooting a pig
thats no joke lol
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:21 AM   #38
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Caked mud on the pig had enough gravel or a rock to make the spark.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:27 AM   #39
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Happened to me once. Thought I hit the feeder leg.
thats what we were thinking at first we had to re play it a couple of times and realiize it was not you can hear the arrow hits legs when he ran off maybe i can send it to rage and see what they say
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Has anyone ever experienced this with a fixed blade head?


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