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Old 01-03-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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Well. I have broke down and joined the Rage craze. I have never shot
mechanical heads until now. Tried some and had to have some.
Now I don't have to reset my sights from field tips to broadheads.
They shoot just like my field points.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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You wont be disappointed!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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Well. I have broke down and joined the Rage craze. I have never shot
mechanical heads until now. Tried some and had to have some.
Now I don't have to reset my sights from field tips to broadheads.
They shoot just like my field points.
They sure do. Just don't punch it thru the shoulder blade (on the near side anyway) and it's all good
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:22 PM   #4
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Well. I have broke down and joined the Rage craze. I have never shot
mechanical heads until now. Tried some and had to have some.
Now I don't have to reset my sights from field tips to broadheads.
They shoot just like my field points.
you should still tune your bow to shoot fixed blades, even a mechanical broadhead will loose energy if the bow is not pushing it straight. Rage is a great broadhead, just don't use mechanicals as a substitute for tuning.

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Old 01-04-2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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I did tune it. With the fixed blade I was shooting
3 inches low right compared to the field tips.
I shot both field and the rage and had make a slight adjustment.
They deffinently fly better for me.
I look forward to puttin em down with Rage.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:35 PM   #6
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Great performance.....but ditto on staying away from shoulder on entrance....bad news!
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:51 AM   #7
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Great performance.....but ditto on staying away from shoulder on entrance....bad news!
Ive seen a couple pics on here with successful shoulder shots. But i will say they are in the minority. Ive talked with alotta folks that had bad things happen when impacting the shoulder. I once was on the short end of that stick myself. Keep it in the crease and they are lethal.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:06 AM   #8
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Well. I have broke down and joined the Rage craze. I have never shot
mechanical heads until now. Tried some and had to have some.
Now I don't have to reset my sights from field tips to broadheads.
They shoot just like my field points.
If everything is tuned, fixed blades will fly like field points also.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:43 AM   #9
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Welcome to the bright side!
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:02 AM   #10
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When they eventually fail you, you can go to these...
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:19 AM   #11
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you should still tune your bow to shoot fixed blades, even a mechanical broadhead will loose energy if the bow is not pushing it straight. Rage is a great broadhead, just don't use mechanicals as a substitute for tuning.
Excellent advice. Want a pass through with a mechanical ..... Take the time to make sure the arrow is flying straight.

Don't mind the rage/mechanical haters. I've killed lots of animals with them and haven't had a single problem that I couldn't track back to a bad shot.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:20 AM   #12
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I did tune it. With the fixed blade I was shooting
3 inches low right compared to the field tips.
I shot both field and the rage and had make a slight adjustment.
They deffinently fly better for me.
I look forward to puttin em down with Rage.
Then your bows not tuned

Low right from my crappy memory is a small adjustment up on the rest and overspine in your arrow. Check the chart but it ought to take 20 minutes to fix.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:29 AM   #13
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If you have confidence in your shot and want to shoot Rage, do it and don't worry about the negative comments. Rage isn't selling the crap out of them because they are no good.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:59 AM   #14
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Excellent advice. Want a pass through with a mechanical ..... Take the time to make sure the arrow is flying straight.

Don't mind the rage/mechanical haters. I've killed lots of animals with them and haven't had a single problem that I couldn't track back to a bad shot.
Okay help me. I had one explode on a shoulder last season. Ive killed several with Grizz Tricks and Muzzys n such hitting em in that same spot. Now youre right. I pulled a little off no doubt. But why would i wanna continue to shoot a Rage. Respectful question bro i aint bein a bu-hole.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:05 PM   #15
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Okay help me. I had one explode on a shoulder last season. Ive killed several with Grizz Tricks and Muzzys n such hitting em in that same spot. Now youre right. I pulled a little off no doubt. But why would i wanna continue to shoot a Rage. Respectful question bro i aint bein a bu-hole.
Because the same reason some people shoot Mathews over Bowtech or Bowtechs over Mathews, drive Chevy's instead of Ford's, white milk instead of chocolate. It basically boils down to your preference. Shoot the set up that you like.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:09 PM   #16
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Thats not my point bro. I dont mean favorite brands. I mean sumthin vs sumthin that cant the abuse that the other sumthin can. Ok did i confuse you enough??
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:18 AM   #17
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Okay help me. I had one explode on a shoulder last season. Ive killed several with Grizz Tricks and Muzzys n such hitting em in that same spot. Now youre right. I pulled a little off no doubt. But why would i wanna continue to shoot a Rage. Respectful question bro i aint bein a bu-hole.
I'm not saying that you didn't have a Rage fail, but I'd like to see what happened to your broadhead to make it do that. I have taken a number of used rages apart and noticed they were not all put together the same. The differences I found were older heads that had hollow or solid push pins, newer heads have screws that held the blades into the ferrule. Another difference was in the blade locking design some older heads had a smooth transition that locked into the rubber o-ring and the newer type has a more aggressive angle that holds the blades closed tighter and seem less likely to open(granted all purchased in different years) after talking with reps, they informed me that they had switched completely to blades that are screw retained now rather than the push pins. I would be interested to see if the heads you had come apart had the hollow push pins or the screws.
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:26 AM   #18
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If everything is tuned, fixed blades will fly like field points also.
^^^^^X2
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:40 AM   #19
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two conversations

1. Tune your bow, doesn't matter what kind of head your shooting. Low and right means its out of tune, you have spine and rest/nock issues that will take all of 15-20 minutes to fix. Straight arrow puts more of the power stroke directly behind the arrow, you may get a mechnical to group with your field point but the likelihood of a pass through is lessened. I see numerous people saying you "can't get one" but thats not the truth, I've had mechnicals zip through em like butter. I've also had fixed broadheads not go through em. depends on where you shoot them, I personally like the onside leg forward and I aim at the back side leg, as often as not I don't get a pass through instead I smash the vitals and bust up leg bone. Key to me is tune your bow, it really takes no time.

2. is Rage . . . . it's a great head. can it fail? yes so can numerous things. I've had fix broadhead that upon impact spun in a way that they loosened from the arrow and the blades slipped out of the washer (rocky mt TI's which incidentally I still wish they made). I've killed numerous animals, punched through bones with Rages. My son shot 40 ke's and has killed some fine animals with them without a problem. GoneHunting68 (Rob from SniperHogLights) has shot a ridiculously large quantity of animals with the 40ke, I've not had long conversations with him but he never complained of failures. I personally have moved to the t3 because i prefer the retention clip.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #20
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If your fixed blades aren't hitting where your field points do it's not tuned.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:09 AM   #21
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I like them as new to bow huntin, I can train with them very conveniently and as you can see from the pic, they sure work ...
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:22 AM   #22
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BTW ... the above pic is the entry and it sliced through the heart
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:21 AM   #23
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Badshot it was newer models. Head broke on impact. Both blades were laying a couple feet this side of were he was standing. I thout i killed the hell out of em. He turned and tboned a big oak got up an ran 70 yards. I went back to the house and drank a cup of coffee with my dad. I left em laying over an hour. I went back and noticed no blood on the ground. I slipped in to where i could see him. He spotted me an hauled ***. I left em several hours more. I got back on him several times that day but it was to thick to shoot. But 3 different times i could clearly see the impact point. He shoulda been dead i kept tellin myself. I decided to leave him overnight. I went back to were i shot em and thats when i found both blades. I did not find him.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:45 AM   #24
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Point is you shoot something hard with a rage ur not gona like the result and u take the same shot with a fixed blade like a slick trick its probly gona slice right through the bone and get your kill shot. I think that is what ragin is trying to say and he did say earlier it was a good head just stay back in the crease.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:53 AM   #25
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Like this???
This is the same spot i hit with the Rage. With very different results. Downward angles.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:01 AM   #26
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You will love them. I've been shooting them for 3 years now and have never had a "failure". I have killed around 35-40 animals with them.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:04 AM   #27
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You will love them. I've been shooting them for 3 years now and have never had a "failure". I have killed around 35-40 animals with them.
Lol. Then you should be due!
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:53 AM   #28
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Lol. Then you should be due!
I have lost two animals that were shot with rage in that time and both were more operator error than broadhead.
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What’s the best bag target for the money?
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:39 PM   #30
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What’s the best bag target for the money?
May want to start your own post instead of bring of bringing up 6 year old post. With that said I have had decent luck with the academy house brand, don't remember the name of it.

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Shoot the hypo rages and really like them. Take the time to set them up and tune your bow.
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Lots of good options out right now. Just stick with one and be happy.
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