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Rage 40KE

Old 05-03-2009, 07:23 PM
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Not on the rage broadhead website yet, but Cabela's is selling them. Anybody bought them yet, tried them? I'm very interested and might just have to try them myself.



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Old 05-04-2009, 07:42 PM
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I think they would be perfect for you I know we had that discussion a few months back, but i really think these will be great for low ke setups.

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Old 05-19-2009, 07:02 PM
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I have taken 4 deer with the rage 2 blades. All have been very quick kills but the last three did not produce an exit wound which scared me enough to try a different head this year. Luckily my shot placements were on point or i would not have had much of a blood trail to follow. With such a wide cutting diameter they require more energy to penetrate deeply, but they do provide a ton of carnage.

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Old 05-19-2009, 08:45 PM
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I got my wife a pack to use last week on a hog hunt with her 45# bow, at 22 yards she got a good broadside shot and the arrow did penetrate through both sides however the fletched end of the arrow stayed roughly 4-6 inches in. Left good trail, and we did recover the hog ater about 50 yards or so. I liked em.
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:15 AM
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I have to post here...

I usually do not 'rant' about much but.. If you have a low 'KE' setup you are MUCH MUCH better off with a 100 grain Grizzly head, or a head from ABOWYER - both 2 blade heads. If you look at the rage VS these there are MANY differances but I can assure in no way does the rage compare. The fly GREAT and are 10X stronger and will out penetrate a rage 5 to one... Dont believe me ... read some of the articles on 'tradgang' web forum under the topic "Dr. Ed Ashby Reports" There is a LOT of info there and you will be a while but will learn more about what REALLY makes a broadhead kill than anything you will read this year....

Take a look, you deserve it but more so the deer do... it should be required reading for a deerhunter with a bow....

Good luck friend....
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:44 PM
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I'm no engineer, don't even play one on TV. This is merely my thoughts and not meant to bash anyone's selections of broadheads. I don't like mechanicals, even in high poundage, high KE, fast bows. The require energy to deploy the blades. Energy that I would rather ust to push the arrow through the deer.

Me personally, I'd use a head like a stiker or slicktrick for a lower KE bow. Or even a two blade like magnus stingers.

that's just me and my irrational thoughts though. I have many of them
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:37 AM
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ORIGINAL: cartman308

I'm no engineer, don't even play one on TV. This is merely my thoughts and not meant to bash anyone's selections of broadheads. I don't like mechanicals, even in high poundage, high KE, fast bows. The require energy to deploy the blades. Energy that I would rather ust to push the arrow through the deer.

Me personally, I'd use a head like a stiker or slicktrick for a lower KE bow. Or even a two blade like magnus stingers.

that's just me and my irrational thoughts though. I have many of them
X2, if your shying away from the original because of low ke why take a chance on these? The smaller head size now brings them in line with all of the fixed blade heads, so the advantage of having the larger cutting diameter is negated.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:06 PM
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ORIGINAL: cartman308

I'm no engineer, don't even play one on TV. This is merely my thoughts and not meant to bash anyone's selections of broadheads. I don't like mechanicals, even in high poundage, high KE, fast bows. The require energy to deploy the blades. Energy that I would rather ust to push the arrow through the deer.

Me personally, I'd use a head like a stiker or slicktrick for a lower KE bow. Or even a two blade like magnus stingers.

that's just me and my irrational thoughts though. I have many of them
X2, if your shying away from the original because of low ke why take a chance on these? The smaller head size now brings them in line with all of the fixed blade heads, so the advantage of having the larger cutting diameter is negated.
i do agree that the cutting diameter is negated BUT the cutting isnt the best thing about the rages imo[:-] They fly just like field tips, even out of an untuned bow...

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Old 05-25-2009, 10:11 PM
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ORIGINAL: cartman308

I'm no engineer, don't even play one on TV. This is merely my thoughts and not meant to bash anyone's selections of broadheads. I don't like mechanicals, even in high poundage, high KE, fast bows. The require energy to deploy the blades. Energy that I would rather ust to push the arrow through the deer.

Me personally, I'd use a head like a stiker or slicktrick for a lower KE bow. Or even a two blade like magnus stingers.

that's just me and my irrational thoughts though. I have many of them
I do respect that you state your opinion elegantly unlike some on the forumsbut i have to disagree about the whole ke thing. The bows that do have a high amount of momentume and ke say... 80#'s with a 400gr. arrow. That is litterally about twice as much energy that is needed to kill a white tail. I DONT disagree tho, that usiing a 2" rage 2 blade out of a bow only producing around55#'s of KE is a good thing either. We see too often on here that people just dont get the pass thrus with them. Which is why i always recommend the 3 blade

Different strokes for different folks!

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Old 05-26-2009, 01:04 AM
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ORIGINAL: cartman308

I'm no engineer, don't even play one on TV. This is merely my thoughts and not meant to bash anyone's selections of broadheads. I don't like mechanicals, even in high poundage, high KE, fast bows. The require energy to deploy the blades. Energy that I would rather ust to push the arrow through the deer.

Me personally, I'd use a head like a stiker or slicktrick for a lower KE bow. Or even a two blade like magnus stingers.

that's just me and my irrational thoughts though. I have many of them
I do respect that you state your opinion elegantly unlike some on the forumsbut i have to disagree about the whole ke thing. The bows that do have a high amount of momentume and ke say... 80#'s with a 400gr. arrow. That is litterally about twice as much energy that is needed to kill a white tail. I DONT disagree tho, that usiing a 2" rage 2 blade out of a bow only producing around55#'s of KE is a good thing either. We see too often on here that people just dont get the pass thrus with them. Which is why i always recommend the 3 blade

Different strokes for different folks!

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Another reason I shy away from mechanicals is my luck. I have to eliminate as many things that could fail as i can. Murphy is not very kind to me.....
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