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Old 04-22-2008, 07:45 PM
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Does anyone know what the minimum recommended amount of kinetic energy is for whitetails with the rage expandables? Did some searching on their website but I couldn’t find anything…

Another question would be what type of arrow setup are you using with them and how do you feel it’s worked (adequate penetration etc.)?

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Old 04-22-2008, 07:54 PM
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I have been shooting mechanicals for ten years and back in the day they did say that they needed more KE that a fixed blade. The number they used to give was 55-60 ft lbs of ke, most of todays set-ups are way more than enough, like I said I have shot mechanicals my entire bowhunting career and have had at least 60 ft lbs and have never had any problems, 95% of my shots have been pass throughs and the ones that didn't were on big hogs bit they still got the job done and the heads I use are chisel points with a 2 1/2" cut....As for arrows I have always shot carbons and like to put the 3gr per inchweight tubes in but the last two years I haven't had any tubes and they still work fine.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:59 PM
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what poundage are you shooting? I really wouldnt worrytoo much less youre shooting less than 40 or 50lbs....

I dont shoot them yet, but I'm 95% certain I'm going to try em out, have only used muzzys 100gr 3 blade to date.

I'm guessing the rage need less KE than other mechanicals, due to how they open...
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:14 PM
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For arrow Arrow Kinetic Energy I'm getting anywhere from 51 - 53 Ft/lbs.

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Old 04-23-2008, 03:19 AM
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The higher your KE the better chance your going to have of getting full pass throughs on game. The larger the cutting surface of a given head the less chance you have of getting a full pass through. There comes a time that with to low a ke and or to large a cutting surface your going to hinder your success. For the rage heads I prefer 55 ft/lbs as a minimum. If your setup is less than that go with the Rocky Snyper broadheads. Very similar design but smaller cutting diameters. Here is a link to my reviews of the rage heads.
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:56 AM
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I would say its all about how much you want to stick it in the dirt on the other side, im sure your good to go with the rage's!
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:07 AM
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Some of the female celebrity archers are shooting less that 50 lbs. of KE with the Rage two blades and appear to be doing well. I just wouldn't expect a pass through the majority of the time like you get with 70 lbs.
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