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Old 09-25-2010, 08:38 PM
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Default Rage didn't open up

Deer season opened here in ohio today and went out this evening not sure if I was gonna shoot if I seen anything. Well after watching deer after deer I gave in and shot a doe. 20-22 feet up and a 15 yard shot with a rage 3-blade, deer was facing away and I shot to the right of spine angling forward. It was a perfect shot deer went maybe 20 yards and fell over, upon inspection I did't hit the spine and the BH didn't open nor was a pass through. Always used spitfires in the past and had one that didn't open last year and lost a good one. I gave the rage's a try and the first one didn't open, don't like that. 2 BH's left so I will give them another shot, total of 12 deer seen with 10 within 12-25 yards.

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Old 09-26-2010, 05:24 AM
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Im in ohio also where do you hunt at? Im new to the whole thing so im looking for a good spot right now.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:31 AM
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Do yourself and the deer a favor and throw that crap in the garbage.Get something you can be sure will work like Magnus Stingers.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:35 AM
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Huntin on private land Wolfo, hunt public or pound the doors. Everyone is always lookin for a good spot.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:39 AM
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throw away the retractable, get some fixed ones...i swore off mechanical ones twice now, after my spit fires failed to open, much less penetrate...i went back to fixed blades. gl with your learning experience
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:53 AM
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You may have a tough time getting a passthru with the three blade rage unless you are pulling a lot of weight. I have had excellent results with the two blade head. Were the blades still held in place with the o-ring after the shot, if not, it opened up. 20 yard recovery is very good. Something doesn't sound right. Other types of expandable broadheads open "Over The Top", Rage heads deploy much easier than most of the other brands.

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Old 09-26-2010, 02:18 PM
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Well I sure as hell think something isn't right, my buddy told me not to use them because he had the same problems. Gonna pick up a pack of slick tricks but don't know which ones, shootin 100 grn.
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:35 PM
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I switched to the SteelForce phatheads last year no more mechanicals for me
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:29 PM
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Well, you can't say that I haven't posted enough times to warn you.

Well I sure as hell think something isn't right, my buddy told me not to use them because he had the same problems. Gonna pick up a pack of slick tricks but don't know which ones, shootin 100 grn.
Good to see that you are coming to your senses.
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:09 PM
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This sounds like a poor choice of shot to me. Most complaints about Rage that I hear are likely due to poor shots. However, the complaints seem to come most from the 3 blade heads. I shot a doe last year and she ran maybe 30 yards. The Rage will do wonders if you center a lung with it. It's not a head that you can expect to blow through a shoulder with. That's why you take a good shot broadside or quartering away like you are supposed to do.
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