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After a lengthy stare down, watching him freshen his scrape and eating an apple or two, this odd racked 5 point buck offered an extreme going away angle shot. I watched as the Rage 2" cutting diameter penetrated, but not very deep and didn't pass through. The shot was from 14 yards with a 60# Martin Cheetah.

At the shot, he ran hard with his tail down...for 50 yards. He stopped, wavered, ran in a short circle and crashed...in sight.

He's dead and very quickly too. Just the same, I'm not happy with myself for the shot placement. However, dead is dead and I'll take it.






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congrats on the deer

I personally can't bring myself to shooting any type of mechanical. Seems like they don't get the penetration that fixed blades do. The buck I shot last week was at 25 yards, complete pass through and the bolt was burried so deep into the ground that I never did find it. At first I thought it was still in the deer but after looking I had an entrance and exit. I combed the area where I shot him for 30 min never did find it. I can't bring myself to rely on a 1 cent rubber band. I shoot the montec G5 and have had great results.
 

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After a couple years of shooting Rage I have went to Slick Tricks. I just wasn't happy with the penetration I got with Rage. I shoot a Z7 at 58lbs. This year both doe I shot were complete pass trough's. My buck I hit dead center of the shoulder and the arrow just hit the ribs behind the off shoulder. I would have to say I don't think I would have got that deer if I was still shooting Rage. Big difference in penetration.
 

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I'll give rage one thing, when they work they work! They slice them open like no other broad head and they drain quick.

With that being said, im a slick trick believer. I've not only recovered the last 6 deer that I've shot with them, I've watched them all die from my stand.

Congrats on a good deer.
 

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This is my first year using mechanical. I bought some grim reaper heads. The deer I shot went 40 yards with a pass through. I was not sold on them before but after seeing the hole they left I am sold.
 

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for those of you guys using slicks...I use to use them. I got decent groups. I switched to the montec g5 and for whatever reason they group better than the slicks.
 

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I used the montecs years ago and wasn't impressed. They're built like tanks, but they come too dull for my likings and they're a pain in the rear to sharpen. I didn't get any better grouping with them than any other head I tried (and I tried a ton at that time), and they were more expensive than most. Some or all of those things may have changed by now, but that's why I didn't choose them then.
 

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I will say the montec come a little dull out of the package, but nothing a sharpening tool can't fix. I have had less "flyers" with the 3 blade vs 4 blade which is why I made the switch. Plus the ST had a humming noise to them. They are great heads though. Fixed blades you can't beat ST, montec or the hell razor.

If you ask most professional shooters they will tell you they shoot montec or the hell razor. That sold me.
 

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If you ask most professional shooters, they'll also tell you they shoot a Mathews or hoyt. Not because they're the best out there, but because they pay their shooters the best out there. I've dealt with a lot of professional shooters and hunters. I've found that almost all of them use and preach whatever product pays them to do so.
 

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Honestly just about any broad head that you can get accurate shots off will work. Shot placement is the key. I agree that fixed blades may have an advantage over mechanicals simply for the reason that they really can't fail, because there is nothing on them to fail.
 

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the_lone_wader said:
I've dealt with a lot of professional shooters and hunters. I've found that almost all of them use and preach whatever product pays them to do so.
the_lone_wader said:
Honestly just about any broad head that you can get accurate shots off will work. Shot placement is the key.
the_lone_wader,
You made 2 valid points, sir.
Shot placement is everything. Any animal could be hit with a broad axe, but if it's a non-vital hit, it doesn't matter.

The bowhunting world is VERY commercial. Everyone should consider the source of the suggestion...for any and all archery equipment.

...and thanks, guys, I enjoyed the kill and the banter. :cool:

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Im rage shooter.... Wont shoot anything but....Ive killed to many deer and have seen to many deer killed with them..I cant count on one hand how many deer have left my sight with my rages... This years deer was a fluke and was more my fault than anything. the head did its job.... the deer went less than 60 yards after the shot... with any bow below 65 lbs i think a person should shoot the 1.5 inch rages.... the 2 inch are KE robbing heads....

Ive shot montecs, they are a good fixed blade... I bought a pack of tricks and wast impressed with their grouping at 60-80 yards.......
 

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I had a shot at a nice 6 point with rage the arrow hit a rib and stopped like it hit a wall, the deer ran off with a broken arrow on the ground. I tracked what little blood there was and the trail just stopped. So three days later
 

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I was VERY impressed with the rage. I dropped a 7 point with one last Wednesday in the fog. It went less than 100 yards and the wound entrance/exit points were nasty! I watched it wobble up the side of a ridge and turn right into a fog bank. A half hour later I found it dead. The blood trail was extensive in the last 30 or so yards.
 

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I like the Nap killzone with the chisel point. I shoot 62 lbs.
Deer1- 2.5 year old buck broadside 20 yds. Pass through double lung. Watched it fall 40 yds from the stand
Deer2- 2.5 year old buck broadside. 15 yds.Spine shot. Deer dropped. I put a finishing shot through the lungs.

Deer 3- mature doe. Broadside. Liver shot pass through 20 yds. Recovered it 100 yds from stand.

Deer4- 2.5 year old buck.40 yds. Hard quarter away. Entered behind rib cage,exited right behind front shoulder. I got liver and 1 lung. Recovered 80 yds down hill.
 

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Kaiser878 said:
with any bow below 65 lbs i think a person should shoot the 1.5 inch rages.... the 2 inch are KE robbing heads....
I agree and the evidence is apparent with this kill. My most recent purchase of Rage broadheads were the SS Rage (green ferrule), which have a 1 1/2" cutting diameter and a swept wing design for better penetration.

If I don't get a doe killed during the Deer Gun Season, with my Henry 44 Mag., I'll be back out there with my bow. :)

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