Rage 2 or 3 ???

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Rage 2 or 3 ???

Post by jackleg » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:34 pm

Really starting to like what I have been hearing about these B/H's. Went on the website today and seen a twin blade crossbow B/H. Any comment's? Stories? Don't know what I should get. :twisted:
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Re: Rage 2 or 3 ???

Post by j.krug » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:40 pm

I'm using the regular 2 blade Rage and really like them alot.
They fly true and have never had one not pass completely through a deer.
I've had huge entry/exit holes with these broad heads.....like throwing an axe through an animal!! :lol:
They seem to be very durable but the tip and blades are easily changed when need be.
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Re: Rage 2 or 3 ???

Post by Normous » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:32 am

I like the 3 blade. 8 deer so far with the Equinox and the Rage 3. 7 dropped under 50 yards. Most dropped under 20 yards. I bent a few blades and just replaced them. Also, I have been able to resharpen them with my Lansky.
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Re: Rage 2 or 3 ???

Post by crazyfarmer » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:01 pm

3 blade here and nothing but a lot of blood and deer down;) love them and havent found better yet. Im picky as hell also!

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Re: Rage 2 or 3 ???

Post by gmwoodturner » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:01 pm

Seven deer in 3 yrs. with the 2 blade rage and Phoenix cross bow. Average range was 18-20 yards and 1 at 38 yards all complete pass throughs and large exit holes. Sure makes for short easy recoveries . First time I used a rage 2 blade I was so impressed I bought 3 packs of heads and 3 packs of replacement Blades.
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Re: Rage 2 or 3 ???

Post by jackleg » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:58 am

Sounds great... Do they fit well in the quiver??? :shock:
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Re: Rage 2 or 3 ???

Post by j.krug » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:18 am

jackleg wrote:Sounds great... Do they fit well in the quiver??? :shock:
You will need a quiver that hold the arrow shaft in 2 places, like the Excalibur quiver does.
You can't use a quiver that holds the arrow tip and one place on the shaft.
Check the broadheads after removing them from the quiver to ensure the blades are still held in place by the o-ring.
The blades can come loose fron the o-rings if they get bumped.
A dental elastic around the front portion of the blades will eliminate this and will not affect arrow flight.
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Re: Rage 2 or 3 ???

Post by roly » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:51 pm

I use the 3 blade, and like them alot

The locking ring could be better, but as long as you remember
to check they are locked they are good.

I use GP mount and if I hit it putting the arrow on the rail the blades will release
it is a bit of a pain , but still feel the BH's are worth it.

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Re: Rage 2 or 3 ???

Post by Boo » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:41 pm

The 2 blade seems to be quite popular but any complaints centered around the blades coming loose. I tried them for a couple of hunts but every time I pulled them out of the quiver the blade started to disengage the o ring so I tossed them. Check out what one guy is doing. http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1433401
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Re: Rage 2 or 3 ???

Post by Normous » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:32 pm

Boo wrote:The 2 blade seems to be quite popular but any complaints centered around the blades coming loose. I tried them for a couple of hunts but every time I pulled them out of the quiver the blade started to disengage the o ring so I tossed them. Check out what one guy is doing. http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1433401
I started using dental elastics this year. Most guys who hunt spot and stalk style using the Rage will use the same elastic in case a branch catches a blade and possibly opens unnoticed.

If you look at the new Crossbow Rage and their 2011 line-up you will notice they changed the blade lock pocket where the blade intersects with the o-ring to improve blade to o-ring seating.
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Re: Rage 2 or 3 ???

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