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Old June 12th, 2017, 08:09 AM #61
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Yea, I used to use the bear 2 blades years ago. Through a deer or in the dirt. Just remove it and resharpen and onto a new arrow. I used to keep a front 1' section of broken arrow just to run it back and forth on the wet stone before I discovered stropping.

I've seen many guys go on and on about their knife edge and find hey are shooting dull broadheads. You don't trust the knives edge when you buy it, why would you trust the edge on the broadhead?
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Old June 14th, 2017, 06:04 AM #62
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I doubt there is a broadhead made that is sharp enough to be used right out of the pack. I like the Muzzy Phantoms. They are as close to the old Bear razorhead as you can get. I shoot a recurve and a compound both and these broadheads work well out of either. I have watched every deer I hit fall. The A number one thing with any broadhead is that it be razor hair popping sharp.
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Old June 24th, 2017, 03:47 PM #63
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All of my friends from Maryland Whitetail and I have been using the $1 Chinese knockoff Rage's and Swhackers. They are likely produced in the exact same factory and definitely result in dead deer.
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As long as its sharp and balanced it will kill perfectly. They are such a simple technology and so over hyped in hunting marketing for high dollars. It is so easy for any machine shop to make a balanced broadhead.

I make my own, so I do the spin on the tip test. Or spin between your hand and release up in the open air. If it heavy on one side it will be noticeable. Plus I shoot into a feed bag stuffed full of old Walmart bags.
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As long as its sharp and balanced it will kill perfectly. They are such a simple technology and so over hyped in hunting marketing for high dollars. It is so easy for any machine shop to make a balanced broadhead.

I make my own, so I do the spin on the tip test. Or spin between your hand and release up in the open air. If it heavy on one side it will be noticeable. Plus I shoot into a feed bag stuffed full of old Walmart bags.
Do you ever produce a few extra that you may be willing to sell?
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I could, but I high doubt you are going to want to shoot my heads as they won't screw on to your arrows. Mine are very "old school" and you can see them on the blog post from last spring when I made them. I didn't get to use them last year. I was trying to get my daughter her first buck and she couldn't seal the deal. October 1st the 8 point she wanted walked past my ground blind at 4 yards and I let him walk for her. I quit archery for the year after that and went to black powder for the year and its all fair game this year. I told her I couldn't let him go again.

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That is pretty impressive. Good luck!
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An observation I made at a class recently.

There are Rage Broad heads, and then there are Rage Broad heads. For some reason Rage is marketing 2 type of broad heads as "Rage Broad Heads" but have vastly different performance characteristics.

The Rage Broad head I am accustomed to uses the "shock collar" technology. A shock collar is a plastic ring, with slotted tabs on the side. when the broad head hits its target, the deploying blade knocks out the tab on impact. One can usually to 2 shots out of a shock collar, because there are 6 side tabs. Once you knock off 4 tabs, using that last tab is tough.

Then there is an other Rage broad head that someone else was using this past weekend that used an "O-Ring" technology. This technology type had questionable results, with blades not deploying consistently on impact. Often the O-ring was not cut/compromised by the deploying blade, but rather rolled back at it passed through the 3D target, providing inconsistent blade deployments.
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^^^ Midway has the rage extreme two blades on sale for $15 per pack. I bought one a few weeks back and got the version with the shock collar.


   
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