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Rage Hypodermics

I have never tried a Rage broadhead and have always been a fixed blade bowhunter. I really liked some of improvements Rage made with its Hypodermics. I bought some earlier in the year and decided to shoot them in my basement and give them a try if nothing more to change my luck. A got the chance to try them wednesday night and the trauma they cause is overwelming. The shock collars worked perfect even from a lower poundage bow. I will no longer be a Rage hater and always willing to try new archery products.

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Re: Rage Hypodermics

I am a big fan of the original 2 blade. I will switch to rage hypos or rage extreme. Just have to go through the 6 or 7 I have now

Did you get a doe I imagine? This is my first year trying the shock collars. Just need a buck to come out and volunteer to be the Guiney Pig

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Re: Rage Hypodermics

having shot thunderheads and slick tricks for a number of years I will gladly admit rage broadheads are the best I have ever used. I use the 100 grain chisel tips and they are equally as devastating. I busted through 2 ribs on a doe last year and the broadhead came out and after a quick rinse looked like new. I would never reuse a rage but I feel I honestly could have reused that one.

I do want to try the hypodermics but cant justify buying more right now. I still have 5 brand new chisel tips.

You want me to put my ear to the ground? Listen for hoof beats? Look for broken twigs?
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Re: Rage Hypodermics

I do think that there blades are not the best after you shoot through the animal. Mine went through and stuck in 18" of dirt and rock. Totaled the one blade but the head and other blade were good. Removed the blades and use it for a practice tip.

The chisel tips look good as well. I like the original that has the small cutting blade. WOnder if the chisel tip was designed to get through bone better.

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I think that was it's exact intention. it obliterated the two ribs I hit.

You want me to put my ear to the ground? Listen for hoof beats? Look for broken twigs?
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Re: Rage Hypodermics

I'm in the same boat, wanted to try the hypodermics but bought too many packs of the extremes when they came out but after 3 deer in the last 2 years with them i don't know if i'll ever switch. Last years double lung and top of the heart and went 25 yards (put any broadhead there and they're not going more than 50 probably). This years first deer, double lung, went 35 yards. Second deer but a big bodied Iowa deer made a very marginal shot as he took a step in mid release and didn't realize he was quartering too at all let alone as much as he was. Clipped the liver and a clean sweep through the guts, 14 hours later he was out with a very decent blood trail for a gut shot deer. With the way they perform, and all 3 being complete pass throughs, i cant justify switching to anything else when you can put a 2.3" cut through an animal. Let's face it, marginal shots happen from time to time and i figure why not have something like a 2.3" hatchet blade going through where the marginal shot might be.

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Re: Rage Hypodermics

This was my first time using Rage 2 blade 125gr crossbow heads, I have to admit I was a little worried. My bow is the Excal Ibex, it's not one of the fastst or more powerfull bows on the market. When I finally got a shot the buck was quartering away at 15yds, the bolt went in about 6in behind the rib chage, and came out just behind the opposite front leg. He went about 30yds laid down and was dead in about 45 seconds.

I'm not saying that I'm a total convert, but I wouldn't be afraid to use them again.

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Re: Rage Hypodermics

So glad to see this post. I swear by them. As mentioned above, marginal shots will happen over time and you cannot beat the 2"+ gaping hole they leave on both the entrance and exit. Ive always went with the original 2 blades, however this year my brother and i went with the 2 blade chisel tips still with the original O-Ring. Great results so far. We wanted to wait and see what everyone thought about the shock collar and it seems as if everyone likes them so who knows what ill be shooting next year from rage.
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Re: Rage Hypodermics

Based on the posts there is almost no doubt they are deadly.

What have been your experiences regarding arrow flight with them? How much did you have to tune?
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No tuning required with my crossbow, same as a field point.

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