R&D results with 2 BLADE RAGE

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Postby titleist_03 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:33 am

I did a little of the same research on Monday morning. Shots were 28 and 31 yards. Double lung traveled 30 yards. Heart and single lung went 70. Incredible blood trail as you can see. I'm very very impressed so far. These are 100 gr. 2 bladers. Wish I could have taken more pics of the damage but it was 75 degrees and I was in a hurry to get them out and cooled down.

Blood Trails
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Entry hole doe #1 quartering away
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Exit hole doe #2 broadside
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Postby SJohnson » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:08 am

Put a little article together with some Quotes from all of you... I decided against putting the pictures in it, but I did give a link to this thread for anyone who is interested in look at them...

I hope no one minds me using thier quotes... If so let me know...

If your interested in the read here is the link...

http://www.huntonly.com/2008/10/rage_2_broadhead_testing.html
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Postby adaye » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:26 pm

Congrats on the deer.

One thing I didn't mention but have notice on all three deer that I have taken with the rage this year. When you compare the angle the broadhead entered the deer to the exit wound, you can see the arrow is still spinning as it passes through the deer.

Thought that was pretty interesting, not something i have noticed before.

By the way, that was a good article. Nice to see we can contribute.

Hopefully we all will have more opportunities this year.
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Postby bowhntrtom » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:55 am

Hey I just want to thank every one for thier input. I am a ThunderHead user and have been for years. I do not have any problems with my ThunderHeads but if I can find some thing that will work better I am always open for it. So I want to thank every one for the R&D with the Rage two blade and I will try them out thanks to you guys. I also like that fact that this wasnt an ad for Rage if they sucked I get the sense that you all would have said so. Agian thank you all for your input.
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Postby adaye » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:04 am

I have shot thunderheads myself for many years, 125,100 and 85 grains. With out question a superb product. i have never had any issues other than a little flight noise and planning after 30yrds with the 125 and 100gr. heads.

I had switched to mechanical heads about 7 or 8 years ago and shot multiple types for a few years. i ended up going back to fixed blades about 3 or so years ago because of penatration problems. I went back to shooting thunderhead 100's and 100gr. Montec.

What got me to try the rage's, is my buddy and me went to the eastern shore of maryland to hunt sika deer. It became pretty apparent after our first trip, that given the habitat they live in, doing as much damage as possible may be better than getting a pass through. Due to the fact they live in the marsh with all the water, you want to put the sika deer down as quickly as possible. And a 2" cutting dia. does the trick.

We have yet to take any sika deer with them but have shot 5 to 6 whitetails between each of us with great results.
We are planning on going back this year for sika, so hopfully we will get a chance to do some R&D with our rages.

Again, my experience with the rage broadhead has been shot but sweet so far. I will keep you posted.
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Postby HuntingEd » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:51 am

thats great, I use the Rocky Mountain snypers, they are basically the same design, I think when I'm out of them I'll switch to the rage...
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Postby Full Throttle Hunting » Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:16 am

I used the snyper's for several years. They are dead on accurate with a field point, I never had to adjust my sight even a little. The reason I quit using them was not because of the cut width, but I hated messing with the darn O-rings, and trying to replace them. I recently read an article in Bowhounting World magazine (Oct. 2008). that tested a bunch of expandables against one another. It didn't call out a winner or anything, but it was really interesting seeing how they matched up to one another.
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Postby Full Throttle Hunting » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:11 am

I haven't shot at anything yet with the rage, but i did shoot my block this weekend with the practice head. It's awesome how far broadheads have come for accurracy. I shot from 50 and 55 yards and put them within a 1 1/2 inch circle. No deer is safe if I can do that in the woods.
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Postby adaye » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:47 pm

Iam headed to sika country this weekend, hope to test my rages on some of thoughs little elk in the marsh lands of the eastern shore.

Hopefully I'll have some pics to post....
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Postby cschraf » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:56 am

DAMN... I think I might have to venture off the fixed blade road and try these... that's insane!
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