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Title: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on July 26, 2011, 11:21:32 AM
I had purchased 2 sets of rage bhds and 1 package all 3 broadheads were never finished. I have butter knives sharper than these. Not even an edge was put on them. I'm definatly disappointed !! I have to keep a closer eye in them.I Probably will change back to muzzy!!
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on July 26, 2011, 11:25:06 AM


thats not good,

return them or contact them see what they can do?
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on July 26, 2011, 11:29:21 AM
Those sound like practice blades as opposed to the ones you'd hunt with.  I know Rage does sell practice blades, so it sounds like you either grabbed the wrong package, or they put the wrong card in the packaging.  I'd take them back and they should exchange them with no problem.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on July 26, 2011, 06:48:46 PM
Those sound like practice blades as opposed to the ones you'd hunt with.  I know Rage does sell practice blades, so it sounds like you either grabbed the wrong package, or they put the wrong card in the packaging.  I'd take them back and they should exchange them with no problem.

I agree. That's exactly what it sounds like to me. I just started using them last year and didn't let one fly so I haven't even had a chance to have problems.  ##$%#1114
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Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on July 26, 2011, 08:44:34 PM
Definitely allow them the chance to make things right. Probably as described above.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on July 27, 2011, 08:10:24 AM
Yes I've had problems with performance, but it wasn't related to dull blades.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on July 27, 2011, 09:21:42 AM
Yes I've had problems with performance, but it wasn't related to dull blades.

Same here. 
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on July 27, 2011, 09:48:30 AM
I used them last year and never had any problems with performance... I killed 5 deer with them and not one ran over 50 yards,  

Until something happens, I'm not changing.


What color were the heads that you purchased?.... The practice heads are blue
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on July 27, 2011, 02:59:12 PM
I have never used them.  A guy I worked with LOVED them and he is a guy that shoots a 150" or better every year.  Last year he shot "At a MONSTER" but the blade was loose and opened up (he thinks) cause he said the arrow was wobbling all over the place.  I was not there but I do know that he switched away from them and is now using Grim Reaper.  He killed several deer with the Rage and when they work they are amazing but if it fails you on a big deer then it doesn't much matter what they did in the past.  I myself still prefer the fixed head but everyone is different. 
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on July 27, 2011, 03:02:30 PM
the only thing i've heard is penetration isn't as good because of the large opening. good luck
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on July 28, 2011, 07:48:18 AM
Didn't care for 'em.  Won't stay closed, open in flight, not durable at all, and if you're not pullin' 70 lbs., forget it.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on August 16, 2011, 05:43:02 PM
I have been using them for about 4 seasons now . Never had a problem with the blade deploying too soon and have gotten pass throughs with the 2 blade Rage heads . Pass throughs with 60# pull .
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on August 16, 2011, 10:31:18 PM
I hope they are ok. This will be my first year trying them. 2 blade 100 grain pulling 70 lbs. I have heard a lot more good than bad so I going to see.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on August 16, 2011, 11:59:59 PM
I have taken 3 deer and a hog with the rage broadheads. None of them ran over 30 yards. Two of the deer and the hog were all taken with a 60 lbs bow. The last deer was with a 70 lbs bow. All the deer taken were complete pass through with shot ranges from 8 to 30 yards. On the hog, I caught him in the spine, and he dropped right there. I shot him a second time, and got a pass through and he went down quickly.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on August 17, 2011, 07:02:48 AM
I'm afraid to use mechanicals...being so very far from perfect.... I've pulled shots forward and shot threw shoulders....I'm pretty sure from what I've read....#50 and now I'm at #49 they wouldn't go in far....I'll stick to my fixed chiseled point blades
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on August 17, 2011, 08:00:16 AM
They open to easy for me.  I can't use them for stalks because everytime they brush a blade of grass they open.  I had one open in flight one time also, needless to say I missed.  I won't use them again.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on August 17, 2011, 08:15:51 AM
Exchange them. I will garantee when you see a blood trail made by the rage broadhead you will never shot anything else.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on August 17, 2011, 08:53:55 AM
no problems here, love them!
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on September 15, 2011, 02:06:59 PM
I missed a turkey with one in the spring.  It opened flawlessley when it hit the ground.     @--0--0105

I plan on using them for deer/turkey next month.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on September 17, 2011, 09:56:25 AM
I started using them three years ago.  I have shot 13 deer with them and lost 2.  My guess is the two that I lost was my fault for taking a bad shot or tipping a branch.  I did change from the three blade to the two blade after I lost one but I do not think it was the Rage.  The only thing I don't like about them is you have to double check and make sure they are closed after you nock an arrow.  They do leave a nice blood trail and I have watched several deer fall from my stand which is always nice.  I would take them back to the store that you bought them from or send them back to Rage they will give you a new pack.  Please let us know if they give you a hard time.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on October 12, 2011, 03:08:50 PM
I shot my first deer with a bow a week ago using a 2 blade rage broadhead. My shot was a tad high (still double lunged her) and I think that's why the blood trail was thin in spots. But she only ran 70 yards so I was happy. Nice hole in the hide but when I skinned her I was wowed. I have noticed you have to be really careful with them to keep them closed. I'm thinking if I could find a slightly fatter O-ring it might help with that.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on October 12, 2011, 03:47:26 PM
I have taken 3 deer and a hog with the rage broadheads. None of them ran over 30 yards. Two of the deer and the hog were all taken with a 60 lbs bow. The last deer was with a 70 lbs bow. All the deer taken were complete pass through with shot ranges from 8 to 30 yards. On the hog, I caught him in the spine, and he dropped right there. I shot him a second time, and got a pass through and he went down quickly.
i saw the hog and them rage broadheads did a nasty number on it I have never used them but must of my friends do and I haven't heard any compliants so far. Of course if they don't work for you God knows there are plenty of others out there.  @--0--0101
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on October 12, 2011, 07:25:01 PM
My problem with Rage is I can't keep blades closed they seem to always open at the wrong moment or not open at all.. I had friend shoot a Buck last year with a pass through shot very little blood because Bradhead never opened. I am switching to fix this year...
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on October 12, 2011, 07:54:12 PM
I shot a nice deer with a Rage three blade and watched one of the blades open in flight. Very little penatraition and never found the deer. I have never shot them again after that!
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on October 12, 2011, 10:40:02 PM
i have tried them and did not like them went  back to my muzzy 125s
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on December 02, 2011, 09:16:24 PM
Haven't got to release one yet but my son did last year on a six point at 39 yds made me a believer had a exit wound as big as the entrance almost big enough to put your fist in n blood trail was great about 45 yds he was down pulling about 45 lbs.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on December 02, 2011, 09:28:53 PM
I have never had a problem with rage.  only lost one deer with them and it was my own fault.  one thing I do know about rage is that they usually don't have much of an edge on the actual point.  One thing that most don't realize is that if your not satisfied with rage send them in and they will give you your money back.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on December 02, 2011, 09:41:36 PM
Like anything that has moving parts macanicals needs more attention it's one more thing to be alert about but worth it
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on December 05, 2011, 12:40:27 PM
There is a Rage Broadhead for everyones set-up.  I've never had a problem with dull blades even after being shot through a deer.  I've actually used the same head on 3 deer. 

If you don't get the penetration you would like then switch the a 3 blade 1 1/2" cut and if you don't get the penetration with that switch the 1 1/2" cut 2 blade.  Its called the 40 KE, but it works just as well out of any poundage.  I've blown through every deer that I've shot with the 40 KE.  Farthest shot being 40 yards and it still went through and then another 30 yards after that.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on December 05, 2011, 06:26:03 PM
three blade rage not legal in nys
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on December 05, 2011, 08:51:19 PM
 
three blade r age not legal in nys
Then use the 40 ke 2 blade rage. 1 1/2 inch cut.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on December 13, 2011, 03:23:52 PM
I've used the 2 blade Rage since they came out.  I have never had any problems with them.  The only problems that I've ever had have been operator error.  All the blades I have ever purchased have been sharper than I can get them.  I have never tried the 3 blade after I read all the problems they were having with opening up.  That has been a few years ago though.  A bad shot with any broadhead is still a bad shot.  If you shoot them in the pump house with a field point you will kill them.  The Rage just give me the room for error I need.  Buck fever is still an enjoyment for me.  I would be lying if I told you I don't get nervous when a deer walks out.  If you lose that, in my opinion, it isn't any fun anymore.  I have killed 2 dozen deer or better with these broadheads.  Even when I've hit them btw the ribs horizontally the blades open back up and continue on through the deer.  My arrow weight and broadhead is 400 grains.  I'm shooting a Switchback XT with a draw weight set at #63 give or take and a 28 1/2" draw.  I even shot a large doe in the shoulder blade once and found her.  Granted it took tracking her for over a mile but she couldn't stop the bleeding.  It is like anything else if you have good luck with it you swear by it if not it is junk.  I've never ever had any of them open in flight.  The only thing that might be happening is the "O" ring is rubber and will rot.  When it does the blades don't click shut as well.  Last year I loaded the practice head with real blades and it shoots great as well.  The trick I've heard from some people is the quiver is a problem if you have a foam insert in the top of it.  I still us an old Kwikee Quiver that has the rubber top in it.  I just get the starter tip in it enough to hold the arrow. 
Good luck to everyone and I'm glad we've all had a safe season.
Merry Christmas to ALL!!!!
Carter
foodplot19
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on December 14, 2011, 08:36:30 AM
Yes I also use Rage. What was said in the previous post is correct. You have to watch the foam in the quikee quivers. It will make a blade disengage from o ring. I simply check the blades each time before I nock an arrow and no problems.
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on December 27, 2011, 09:44:26 PM
I have tried 4-5 different mechanical broad heads with Rage being the last.  I hated them all for various reasons and have always gone back to G5 Montecs.  I never hunted with a Rage because of them opening during flight while practicing. Out of 25-30 practice shots they opened 4-5 times (no quiver was used). I am sure if you could get one to the deer without it opening it would make a nice hole but it is not worth the chance when a beast walks out.  I pull 73 pounds and maybe that has something to do with it. 
Title: Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
Post by: [Blocked] on December 28, 2011, 07:52:44 PM
No problems. PSE Bow Madness, 29" draw, 71#, 418 grain Beman arrow, 290 fps. 7 pass throughs and recovers. G5 T3 work real well too.