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Author Topic: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??  (Read 9623 times)

Offline MN_Whitetail

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Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
« Reply #30 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.

Offline foodplot19

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Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
« Reply #31 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. 
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Offline charles m

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Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
« Reply #32 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.
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Offline BWHTR

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Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
« Reply #33 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. 
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Offline ajrchery

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Re: Anyone have any problems with rage broadheads??
« Reply #34 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.

 

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