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Old 10-29-2007, 06:14 PM
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My bow is cranked to 60 lbs. I have asked a few guys around here that are using them and they swear their lives to them. One of my buddies brought back a 135 inch 9 pointer his first afternoon out with them and the deer didnt go 50 yards.

This is the first expandable I have ever shot. Always shot Satelites until last year when I switched over to Montecs.If I get home tomorrow in timeI will go try to find out what they do to an old doe out feeding in some biologic.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:41 AM
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I've also switched from the Montecs to the Rage, but haven't got to try them out yet, never been high on the mechanicals but figured I'd give them a try. Maybe I fell for the advertising but after watching the latest Drury Bros. video, I figured I needed to give them a try.

One question though, they always come apart when I put them in a quiver, what do you do about that?
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:48 AM
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I've killed either 5 or six deer with the rage heads, THIS year. They are.................

"As-Advertised".

I'd tend to put a little more faith in people's testimonies that have actually USED the heads they're bashing. The only thing I hate about them is the inability to get the replacement blades. The heads, themselves, are incredible.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:51 AM
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I have also made the switch, you guys using any type of rubberband to keep them locked? It seems not to take much to come free.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:51 AM
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GMMAT, Good to hear you are having success with them. Could you please educate us on your draw wieght and what you feel the min.would be to get a complete pass through with the rage BH. Like i said previously, a good friend of mine has not had an exit hole yet on three deer this year. He is shooting 50-55lbs. Thanks.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:59 AM
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I just bought a pack of rage broadheads and im planning on trying them out on Thursday. I know a lot of people complain about them opening on their own but the ones in the pack i have seem to lock in solid. I must say though that most of the complaining i have head about people loosing deer are from the people that are not even using them. Everyone on here that i have read about that uses them loves them.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:01 AM
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I am NO expert on what your setup needs to be to shoot mechanicals. I shoot an '07 Bowtech Allegiance on 66#'s. I KNOW my setup is sufficient. I can't speak as to what a minimium should be. I'll leave that to those who know, better.

I can tell you I would NOT be shooting any kind of mechanical head with a DW of anywhere near 50#'s.....ESPECIALLY out of an older model bow. I'd be shooting a COC, fixed-blade BH of some sort.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:26 AM
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GMMAT just wondering what kind of Ke you are putting out at 66#. I am shooting 60 and just wondering the difference.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:09 AM
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Im shooting an 05' Allegiance at 71lbs and have had nothing but pass throughs out to 36yards. Great (short) bloodtrails and my KE is somewhere around 78ft lbs last time I did the calculator. My arrow is about 430 grains traveling 290fps. My KE figure might me off. I cant find the calculator post.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:16 AM
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It was around 80#'s with the 125gr. Muzzy's. I'm sure I lost some/gained some with the switch back to 100gr. head (of course I picked up speed). I haven't chrono'd my bow with the 100gr. BH. I can't say, for sure.
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