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    Rage mechanical broadheads...

    When I bought my Micro 360 Excalibur crossbow last year the archery pro at Cabellas
    talked me into buying 150gr 2 blade Hybrid Hypodermic Tip heads. I had Rage heads
    before shortly after they came out and wasn't impressed with how their little rubber
    o-ring sometimes allowed the blades to open if bumped etc. These have a locking collar
    and thicker blades so I tried them. On the fourth shot with the same arrow into a proper
    store bought target both top half of the blades broke off inside the target. WTF?
    After resetting my speed dial on the scope from what was working with 150gr field points,
    I had the Rage arrow hitting at exactly the correct elevation at 40 yds...but 3" to the right
    even though the field points were dead on the bullseye. Not very impressed so far! Never
    had this type of issue when shooting my compound bow. The mechanical heads and field
    points were very close to the same.
    Has anyone else had issues with these Rage mechanical heads past 30yds, or of durability?

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    Re: Rage mechanical broadheads...

    They are cheap made in china crap, shoot a quality fixed blade...

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    Re: Rage mechanical broadheads...

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewh View Post
    They are cheap made in china crap, shoot a quality fixed blade...

    THIS ^^^ I have tried a lot of different mechanicals and have never had much joy. They break, fly wonky, and just plain suck.
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    Re: Rage mechanical broadheads...

    I cant say i have ever had an issue with them. Been using them for over 5 years. Have killed bear, deer and never had a blade break.

    As for the rubber o-rings they do sometimes slip, but they dont last many resets. Replace them and they are good to go.

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    Re: Rage mechanical broadheads...

    I use fixed blades only, a friend uses the rage and has had a few issues with opening at the wrong time and had one that didn’t open at all, if he sees this post i`m sure he will jump in with the pics of that one

    I will give rage this,, they have one hell of a marketing department !, I stick to the basics , less fuss less muss

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    Re: Rage mechanical broadheads...

    I like mechanicals with my bow but like fixed blades with my crossbow.
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    Re: Rage mechanical broadheads...

    I never really understood the benefit of adding any sort of point of failure, even if it's 1/1000 (though it seems a heck of a lot more common than that) The only "advantage" I have heard is that mechanicals are "said" to fly the same as field tips, so no need to adjust "in most cases".

    My fixed blade G5's fly the same at the field tips, at least up to 40 yards which is much further than I would ever shoot an animal with a compound. That said I still test with a fixed blade before I go from practice to hunting. It takes all of 5 minutes. If I needed to make an adjustment (never had to) it would take maybe 10-15 mins? I would think anyone who takes on bow hunting would be able to invest that much?

    A lot of land owners in the US won't even allow people to hunt with mechanicals at all. That's telling enough for me let alone all the posts on various forums about mechanicals failing.

    I'm open to new information, if someone could explain why extra point of failure (nature of mechanicals) and "assuming" they will indeed fly the same is better than just using fixed blades and spending the few mins it takes to test that they are on point and adjust if needed.

    Is there more to do?

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