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Old 09-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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i keep contemplating rage broadheads vs. a fixed blade. I feel like a rage can only do so much, is this true? is there an animal you wouldn't use a rage on? are there any drawbacks? i just need help picking a broadhead for the season its either rage, magnus snuffer, magnus 4 blade. any help is appreciated.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:20 PM   #3
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Hell no!!


If ya do dont hit nothin hard!

Out of what you mentioned the Magnus Stinger.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:23 PM   #4
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #5
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What about the Grim Reapers? Could the grim reaper fail like a rage can?
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:39 PM   #6
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Not! X2 on Magnus stinger buzzcuts! I shoot the four blade and mine fly just like field points!
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:42 PM   #7
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What about the Grim Reapers? Could the grim reaper fail like a rage can?
Im back to shooting mech's myself. But to answer your question on the broadheads. If it is a mech it can fail. If you want a no BS broadhead that is boot leather tuff, flies awesome and causes massive damage check out
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #8
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I tried rage last yr and lost a deer .Shoot him in the shoulder at 12yrds ,should have blasted through him 76# ke .I'm thinking the broadhead blowup.No more rage for me.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:44 PM   #9
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I tried rage last yr and lost a deer .Shoot him in the shoulder at 12yrds ,should have blasted through him 76# ke .I'm thinking the broadhead blowup.No more rage for me.
I killed some deer with em. Then destroyed one a shoulder.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:47 PM   #10
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:47 PM   #11
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I killed a big kudu with one, it was a 25 yard shot. Shot in the heart, complete pass through and the Kudu was down in under 50 yards. I am now a believer and own three more brand new ones!
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #12
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I killed a big kudu with one, it was a 25 yard shot. Shot in the heart, complete pass through and the Kudu was down in under 50 yards. I am now a believer and own three more brand new ones!
It was a perfect hit.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #13
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ANY broadhead is only as effective as it's placement and your confidence...
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #14
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ANY broadhead is only as effective as it's placement and your confidence...
Very true. I'm going to try out rage his year.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:09 PM   #15
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Im back to shooting mech's myself. But to answer your question on the broadheads. If it is a mech it can fail. If you want a no BS broadhead that is boot leather tuff, flies awesome and causes massive damage check out
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what mechs do you shoot?
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:11 PM   #16
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Im back to shooting mech's myself. But to answer your question on the broadheads. If it is a mech it can fail. If you want a no BS broadhead that is boot leather tuff, flies awesome and causes massive damage check out
www.slicktrick.net
Do you shoot with a dropaway rest?

Or use a release?

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:14 PM   #17
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Never had any of the problems with Grim Reaper that I had with rage. So far im still shooting the Reapers. Every thing I have shot with them dies quick, mostly pigs.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:14 PM   #18
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Do you shoot with a dropaway rest?

Or use a release?

I know where youre goin. I say the same thing about a whisker b. All that said i am shootin a mech. But if its got movin parts, like anything else. It can happen.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:16 PM   #19
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I know where youre goin. I say the same thing about a whisker b. All that said i am shootin a mech. But if its got movin parts, like anything else. It can happen.
I used to shoot Rocket Hammerheads. Awesome broadhead but was a one shot unit...

I'm shooting Slick Tricks now, dropaway rest and a release...

ANYTHING is subject to fail.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #20
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I vote no to all mechs. After seeing a hog my uncle poked with a rage I went out and picked me some up. I just knew I was going to cut a deer in half with one of these things. Well my uncle shot a fat doe that evening and the hole was enormous and I felt great about my purchase. Then the next weekend came around I sent a rage in the cage of a small 80# hog, perfect shot quartering away tight on the crease. Same time my buddy text me and he just raged his first deer on the other side of the lease. We went after his doe first since this was his first deer we were all pumped up for him, after four hours of nothing I mean two drops of blood we went after my hog. Guess what nothing there either. Hoof tracked it into the swamp and found zip. We head out to get something to eat and rethink our shots, leave the lease pull out on the main road and there layes his deer ten yards from the gate. Perfect shot with only a few inches of penetration. Cut it open to see the blades both broke on contact. No more rage for us only G5 fixed blades.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:24 PM   #21
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Any mechanical device can fail, so why not keep the odds in your favor and use one less.

All joking aside, they'll worK fine, but everyone has an opinion. I'm a fixed blade believer.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:27 PM   #22
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AFTERSHOCKS!!!!!! 125 GR 2 3/4 HOLE!!!!! Do not open on contact open after inside!!
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #23
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I think rage work well on thin skined critters (turkey, javelina,coyote, etc) But I use slick tricks on any thing bigger.
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AFTERSHOCKS!!!!!! 125 GR 2 3/4 HOLE!!!!! Do not open on contact open after inside!!
I just read up on those. They lost me at:

The design of the Hypershock was engineered to perform like a hollow point bullet.* The sharp tip design pierces the hide creating a wound channel so the rest of the broadhead body passes through.* Once through the hide, the blades immediately deploy.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:40 PM   #25
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I shoot both fixed and Rage 3 blade. I don't like taking a shoulder shot with them but I've always had clean pass-thru's on all shoulder shots. It's hard to argue with these results on this entry wound of a blackbuck I shot.

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Old 09-09-2012, 09:06 PM   #26
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Rage two and three blades have been flawless for me for years. Can't say what others have done but believe in them.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:12 PM   #27
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I shoot Rage and Steelforce Phatheads.Love them both!If its my norm(25yd or less whitetail)Rage for me.If I'm hunting a spot where I'm unsure of the distance or size of the critter I'll pull a Phathead out of my quiver.Rage is a great broadhead and Whisker Biscuits Rule Ragin!
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:18 PM   #28
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I just picked up the new chisel points, we'll see how they work
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:25 PM   #29
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will a rage pass thru a whitetail shoulder
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:31 PM   #30
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Try magnus stingers...
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:45 PM   #31
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Rage two and three blades have been flawless for me for years. Can't say what others have done but believe in them.
same for me, still shoot rage
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:46 PM   #32
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If ya do dont hit nothin hard!

Out of what you mentioned the Magnus Stinger.
I was inticpating your response scrolling down, and their you where #3 or 4.... LMAO!!!! Love it...
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:36 PM   #33
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I shoot rages at deer, pigs, and exotics and grim reapers for all the other stuff

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Yes, I've had them pass through both shoulders
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:38 PM   #34
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Rage are awesome!!! if not then i would suggest muzzy. very hard to beat
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:30 AM   #35
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Shawbow ya killin me!!!

Tubby, very true!!!

Bear95 The Vortex Solid Steel 2" cut Vortex has been in buisness around 30 years.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:49 AM   #36
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They all work great if shot right but I love rage.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:25 AM   #37
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Yes, I've had them pass through both shoulders
You didnt hit the round bone. Scapula's on a whitetail are thin.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:43 AM   #38
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I shoot Rage 3 - blade 125s, never had a problem with many many pass through shots.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:51 AM   #39
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are they sharp out of the box?
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:51 AM   #40
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Try this with a Rage. It will come apart. I tried it. This was a Grizz trick. Blasted the shoulder and fractured the femur on exit. Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1347284857.813027.jpg
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:57 AM   #42
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No rage for me. I like the grim reapers. I haven't had on fail on me yet. I have tried the rages, tekens, T3s and I have had somekind of mishap with them all. Even with the mishaps the animals died though. Good shot placement is a must with any broadhead!! The grim reapers have worked every time. I did use Hellrazors for a while. They are a very good fixed blade.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:03 AM   #44
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Ragin: The last picture...Mechanical Broadhead ....what brand is that. Looks awesome!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:10 AM   #45
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I have used Rage 2 blade since they came out and never had an issue with White Tail, Mule deer or hogs. I will keep using until I do. I love the short blood trails. Last years Mule deer doe
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Ragin: The last picture...Mechanical Broadhead ....what brand is that. Looks awesome!!
That is a company that has made that head for 30 years. Mar-Den (Vortex Broadheads). That one is the Solid Steel 125. 2 inch cut.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:50 AM   #47
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:15 AM   #48
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There's a part of the shoulder that will stop any BH! I've seen Rages bust through shoulders many times as well as other fixed and mechanicals but I've seen all these heads get stopped in the shoulder if this spot is hit.Main thing IMO is shoot the head that you can shoot most accurate(confidence is key)and stay off the shoulder."Don't Rush The Shot" accuracy is the key to success not the broadhead.
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There's a part of the shoulder if hit will stop any BH! I've seen Rages bust through shoulders many times as well as other fixed and mechanicals but I've seen all these heads get stopped in the shoulder if this spot is hit.Main thing IMO is shoot the head that you can shoot most accurate(confidence is key)and stay off the shoulder.'Don't rush the shot" accuracy is the key to success not the broadhead.
It wont stop a Zwickey with enuff booty behind it! Lol









Sorry couldnt help myself!
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:08 PM   #50
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Out of what you mentioned the Magnus Stinger.
X2 sorry love my muzzys
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