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Post by maine hunter » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:37 pm

just got to try the new 125 grain, crossbow rage today. they fly great. i started at 20, then 30 yards, and they were hitting just as my fieldpoints were. i really like them. i think i have a new hunting bh.
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Re: rage bh

Post by georgiaboy » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:43 pm

I used rage for half a season...flew great & killed one doe with them. Had an awesome blood trail and a huge hole in the deer but the darn things wouldn't quit opening up in my quiver. :evil: Went back to my spitfires.
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Re: rage bh

Post by crazyfarmerHD » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:11 pm

is this the new chisel tip one??
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Post by maine hunter » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:12 pm

crazyfarmer, they are the 2 blade,rear deploying,1.75 cutting diameter. slipcam broadhead.made for crossbows,never used rage before, but so far im impressed by them.
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Re: rage bh

Post by crazyfarmerHD » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:38 pm

ive been shooting the 3 blades for about 3 years and love them. I just see they came out with 2 new styles for this year. I like that chisel tip look but that new 2 blade with the 2.2inch cut looks sick!
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Post by maine hunter » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:17 pm

have you had any thing go wrong with them, like not opening up, or not all the way? just wondering, new to these one's.
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Post by Normous » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:53 pm

maine hunter wrote:have you had any thing go wrong with them, like not opening up, or not all the way? just wondering, new to these one's.
I have taken 10 deer with the Rage 3. All except one dropped between 10 and 50 yards, 9 out of 10 were double lung hits.
All hits left very good entry and exit holes and that tells me that expansion was 100%. Blood trails were Very Good!

I always check blade seating in the o-ring before loading an arrow on deck. Quiver seating and removal or travel may dislodge a blade from the o-ring in some cases. This step may not be for everyone, fixed blade is the way to go for those.

Over the last 2 years I use a dental elastic over the forward section of blade to ensure positive blade seating . This is perfectly acceptable.
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Re: rage bh

Post by Deaf jeff » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:19 pm

I always check blade seating in the o-ring before loading an arrow on deck. Quiver seating and removal or travel may dislodge a blade from the o-ring in some cases. This step may not be for everyone, fixed blade is the way to go for those.

Over the last 2 years I use a dental elastic over the forward section of blade to ensure positive blade seating . This is perfectly acceptable.

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i have used the 2 blade for years with great results. checking the blades to be sure they are seated before loading the arrow only takes a couple seconds, rage has came out with a new oring style that is supposed to prevent the blades from unseating. i emailed the company last week and was told these new retainers/orings shud be available soon and the smaller stores may have them already.
i was told by other rage users to use the dental elastics to prevent premature opening when shot but i have never eperienced this problem but it does seem like good insurance, just to be safe. can these dental elastics be gotten without a trip to the dentist?
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Re: rage bh

Post by roly » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:54 pm

I also use the three blade rage.
I have never had one open in flight or not open properly on contact

The blades coming out of the Orings is a bit of a Pita
but to me the over all performance of the bh is so good having to check the blades is no big deal.

The new Orings will be a welcoming sight.

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Re: rage bh

Post by Normous » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:27 pm

Deaf jeff, the two blade Rage has positive cutout in the blade edge that seats to the o-ring much better. The 3 blade does not have this feature yet and may not in the future according to my last email to Rage. That is why I use the dental elastic. I walked into a local Orthodontic office and they gave me a 100 pack of elastics free. It may be worth a chance to visit one.
If I was buying a new Rage broadhead today for deerhunting it would be the new X-Treme 2.3" cut 2 blade. This has all the new features.

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Re: rage bh

Post by maine hunter » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:39 pm

the ones i have are 2 blade, they seem to click into the o-rings in the back,they fit real snug in them. can't wait till i use them.
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Re: rage bh

Post by Hester0305 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:51 pm

I have used the 3 blades as well and killed 9 deer with them in 3 years. I have also used the dental rubber bands that you could pick up at any drug store. Several of my friends used the 2 blades and had problems of blades breaking after shot through deer so they switced to the 3 blades as well.

The biggest problem I had was changing the blades and trying to save money. The blades were a real pain to try and get out with the small allen screws that held them in. I'm trying Slick Tricks this year because I am getting the same accuracy out of these fixed blade head as well and the blades change out very easy of them.

I heard the new Rages are redesigned and are better than the originals.

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Re: rage bh

Post by maine hunter » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:44 pm

:D :D i can see what you mean about the blade changing. very small screws. as far as blades breaking, if i get a nice clean kill,and my blades break, i'm still going to do a jig in the woods!! i't will be my first deer with crossbow.
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Post by georgiaboy » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:08 pm

maine hunter wrote::D :D i can see what you mean about the blade changing. very small screws. as far as blades breaking, if i get a nice clean kill,and my blades break, i'm still going to do a jig in the woods!! i't will be my first deer with crossbow.
I'll trade a broadhead for a deer any day!!! 8)
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Re: rage bh

Post by Normous » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:36 am

Me too.
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