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Cobber

Rage Hypodermic Broadhead- Thoughts??

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Cobber

Hope all are well and getting their groups tightened up-

Quick question, very intrigued by the Rage Hypodermic, wondering what the thoughts are of others?

The main reason that I was hesitating with the previous rage models was because of that soft, rubber 'o' ring that held the blades in place. However, it seems they have completely gone back and revamped this with their 'Shock Collar' - which looks similar to the collar on the Grim Reaper.. makes me think that they may be a LOT less touchy to bumping, quiver, etc.

Anybody have any thoughts on updates/changes, first hand experiences or reactions to the broadhead?

Thanks, All!

"Aim Small, Miss Small"

-Cobber

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tracker x-2

I have no real experience with these heads but are they larger than 2" cut????? If so you will want to check into the regs

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SmellEsox

IMVHO, the blades are at a horrible angle. Don't think it would penetrate very well unless you have a very high energy setup. Definitely don't want to hit heavy bone with that head (actually not with any head).

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Bear55

The new rage stuff is much improved that is for sure, use to shoot them but had issues with things. Might be worth looking at again, both the hypo and chisel tip look interesting. As noted above the rage extremes (2.3 inches) are illegal in mn.

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gardn184

Since I live in Duluth where Rage was previously made before they purchased Muzzy and consolidated all there facilities down south, I know a couple guys who shot animals with them last year. Frankily I was extremely impressed with the results. They seem to hold up a lot better after contact since they are made of steel and not aluminum, and the penetration was equally impressive. They shot hogs with them and whitetails. The results were the same a big hole, shattered bones, and a quick death. I know I'll be shooting the hypodermic. That hybrid chisel cut on contact tip really aids in the penetration.

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rkhinrichs

Idk about these new ones. I want to see about how guys like them this season! I just like the original ones the best!

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Kyle

wish they had it in a 3 blade. I would try it if they did.

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Powerstroke

There is nothing wrong with the blade angle, the tip design etc etc etc. These heads are not new, they simply have a different tip to them.

I think the Rage is a great head and they have killed a lot of deer. I like the head, but the reason I no longer shoot them is they are not very serviceable. When the blades get dinged up you cant' replace them. They sell kits to replace blades but so far I've only succeeded in breaking them while trying to replace the blades.

I still think its a great head, but I shoot more than one deer a year so I'd prefer to not have to buy a new pack of broadheads every year. Seeing as they are not magic in anyway, I will stick with either the G5 striker or the Slick Trick Magnum. BOth heads you can change blades in the field without a tool and they shoot fantasticly with amazing wound channels.

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mainbutter

A little off topic, but does anyone know the WHY behind the 2'' limit on "Expandable" broadheads?

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Swiftswamper

last season I shot the two biggest bucks of my life with bow...problem is i hit both way too far back but the rages tore them up! we found both deer within 100yards. I dont feel I would have found either deer if I wasn't shooting rages

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snapcrackpop

Can't wait to let my Ulmer Edge fly!

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Gus

I'm with Powerstroke. Stick to a gooood fixed head and there is nothing to go wrong. (with the head)

Slick trick magnums for me. AWESOME wounds. Furthest deer I've ever trailed has been 50 yards. Put it in the right place and eat well!

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Rippinlip

I still shoot the original Rage 2 blade and they are still harvesting deer for me.

I have been able to replace blades on mine very easily and even took them all apart this year and honed the edges on all the blades.

Maybe I got an operator friendly set. grin

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Powerstroke

I'm glad to hear you've had luck with yours RIppin. Both of mine are the "knurled pin" style and Ive broken them trying to get it out. If I could repair them easily I would use them more.

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Rippinlip

I got the ones with the hex head for the blades, lucky I guess.

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