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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:28 pm 
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Has anyone used the Rage 3 blade broadheads? I need to get new broadheads this year and am looking for thoughts on any broadheads but particularly looking at these http://www.ragebroadheads.com/products.html

Second question...100grain or 125grain? Wondering if I should move from 100 grain to 125 grain for more kinetic power...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:07 pm 
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I personally prefer fixed blade heads..BUT if your a mechanical guy then the Rage is by far the best bet. As far as the 100 VS 125..That extra 25 grains really isnt going to do much for you bud..Just stick with the 100's..But in my opinion..SHOOT A MUZZY!!!! haha :1thumbup:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:50 pm 
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I've heard the Rage are great and I've seen pictures that are pretty impressive. I have seen firsthand how "unimpressive" NAP spitfires are; I helped track two deer last year that were hit with the spitfires, hardly any blood trail at all.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:20 pm 
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I have shot nap spitfires and can say they are excelant heads I have shot three deer with them including a 235lbs 14point brute in illinoise right threw the the boiler rm and shattered the oppisite shoulder him and the others all fell within site of stand also left one hell of a blood trail and my father and other friends have takin bear with them. shot placment is key I was also shooting 73lbs with carbons and the broadheads were the 125 grain 3-blade spitfires


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:23 pm 
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Bought Rage 3 blade and luminocks. Just got back in the house from shooting them.

I had 100 grain razorbacks and 100 grain field tips before. I only shoot 45lbs (I'm a paper-pusher so I have no back muscles). I'm shooting a Bowtech Extreme VFT.

The new Rage blades flew perfect. Started at 20 yards...no sight adjustment needed. Hit within 1/2 inch of where I was aiming. At 30 yards the arrows hit perfect as well. Within 1/4 of an inch (guess I had a good stance with the bow...no shaking tonight!)

The luminocks are incredible. I haven't bought them before because I didn't want to drop the 12 bucks on a nock. Holy smokes. Letting one of those go is incredible to watch. The intensity of the illumination is amazing.

So...3 broadheads at $35/package, 3 luminocks at $12/nock. Droped $71 at Stateline Archery and Ammo in Plaistow NH....and I'm real happy with the result.

I shot Spitfires (100 grain) years ago. Was not happy with them after having a failure with them opening fully as I hit the very back edge of a shoulder blade on a small buck. No penetration if you hit bone. I think the blade started to open but got wedged with the hard bone and the arrow basically stopped penetrating about 1/4 inch into the shoulder. Shot the deer at 15 yards. I went to fixed blades after that. Don't know why, but I have decided to try mechanical blades again.

Love them luminocks... :allthumbsup: :2thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:59 pm 
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The no penetration from the spitfires is no surprise with 45 pound pull bud..Honestly any mechanical will penetrate poorly at that poundage if it hits bone..Better off in the liver than forward with the set up..Hit that big one good..I want a success story


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:41 pm 
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Anyone try the four blade "Stinger" by Magnus? I'm shooting a 50lb Ben Pierson recurve and love 'em. As far as I can tell they really are shooting like my field tips. At my lower poundage and slower fps I'm going for kenetic energy so I'm doink'n aluminum telephone poles with 125gr fixed blades. I tried the Muzzy three blade and got what I call "windage" variations, maybe because of my slower fps. Tonight with the Stingers I was shooting 2" groups at 25 yards. I have yet to hit a deer with one but with all that cutting surface I would expect a decent blood trail if I stick 'em right. Any opinions?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:06 pm 
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I love Muzzy's but any SHARP braodhead in the right area will do the trick man..Just dont shoot the ones you just put into the target into a deer..Everyshot dulls them, unless you can sharpen them or change blades then put new heads on for the hunt..Other than that your set up sounds great..Congrats on going traditional....


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:57 am 
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realdealne wrote:
I love Muzzy's but any SHARP braodhead in the right area will do the trick man..Just dont shoot the ones you just put into the target into a deer..Everyshot dulls them, unless you can sharpen them or change blades then put new heads on for the hunt..Other than that your set up sounds great..Congrats on going traditional....


I have heads I designate as "pratice heads" and hunt with freshly sharpened blades only. Thanks for the congrats. I really like the challenge of getting within 25 yards. Total rush!

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