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    Senior Member mrbb's Avatar
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    OK like I said before, the name of the game with broadheads is simple
    you need a sharp head that hits vitals
    any one that does this will kill!
    its impossible IMO to compare results
    as too many variable
    s involved
    like bow speed, arrow weight, draw weight, distance to kill, angle
    HOW sharp person's blades really are(as many folks target shoot with bread heads and DON"T corrrectly re sharpen!)
    so?? again, any results you see will be bias at best!

    I have hunted and killed deer with a bow for over 30 yrs
    used all sorts of heads as others surely have
    it all comes down to placement and what gets hit/cut

    that said here are two rage kills
    one is a 3 blade rage, and other is a two blade rage head!
    but deer shot a few days apart out of same stand!

    one was shot at 15 yards(pass thru), second was shot at 30 yrds again a pass thru
    one with an X bow, one with a compound bow!

    BOTH deer were shot in the lungs, both ran over 350 yards, both had POOR blood trails
    Body cavity on both was full, and on the one, fat plugged up the exit hole on the exit side, thus didn't help on blood trail!
    Both deer died in a stream too, and got lucky water wasn't too high to float them away
    as one, we waited 2 hrs to track, and second one, 30 minutes!





    here is the two blade rage entry









    sorry no exit pic on this deer!




    and the 3 blade entry,







    and exit














    SO based on these two deer, almost zero blood trails, and 350-500 yrds of running! rage heads would be what???
    GOOD?
    BAD??

    I have killed deer with them that went less than 50 yrs, same heads

    and hit deer with Rage heads that looked like perfect hits and still never found them

    same results I have had with other brand name heads I have used over the past 30+ yrs
    so many variables come into play IMO
    from condition of the animal, , angle of shot, bow /arrow set up, How Accurate the shot really was and not just looked!
    how far, or close! how well the tracker is?
    easy to have anyone of these things go wrong and loose a deer!

    I am NOT bashing rage heads, heck, If I ever bow hunt again, odds are they will be my go to head!

    just saying
    NO head is magic
    all comes down to hitting vitals and being able to track till the deer expires!

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    When you say "both deer were shot in the lungs" did you mean you verified after field dressing that both lungs were pierced on both deer or did you mean the arrow hit the body in the lung area? If both were double lunged, those are two of the baddest assed deer in the world to go over 350 yards.

    You are correct, no broadhead is magic and I don't think anyone here claimed that. I agree and as I said broadhead opinions are subjective and folks should use what is best for their set up and what they are confident in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachc View Post
    OK fellas this may be somewhat off topic but here's an ideal...since we're talking about which broadheads are good and what not, if you harvest a deer this year take a pic of the entry/exit hole and post them on here and tell what type of broadhead you used? And if you're feeling froggy maybe how far the shot was, shot placement, etc. Think that will give us a good idea of what works good...just a thought.
    I agree I like pics and take a pic of blood trail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel View Post
    When you say "both deer were shot in the lungs" did you mean you verified after field dressing that both lungs were pierced on both deer or did you mean the arrow hit the body in the lung area? If both were double lunged, those are two of the baddest assed deer in the world to go over 350 yards.

    You are correct, no broadhead is magic and I don't think anyone here claimed that. I agree and as I said broadhead opinions are subjective and folks should use what is best for their set up and what they are confident in.
    yes both deer were lung hits, the one had just one lung hit and the other had both, check all the time when I dress game out, as I try to keep track of how far a deer goes after getting hit "WHERE"

    and yes I fully belive based on YRS and a few hubndred deer kills, some deer can run far no matter where or shot with what


    MY proof on this came to me meny yrs back, when I shot a small doe, I mean 75 lbs
    I shot this deer behind its shoulders standing broadside, NOT spooked or anything, I shot it at like 70 yrds, with a 750 grain soft point (hunting head bullet NOT a full metal jacket or miluitary ammo)out of a .50 BMG, was pushing 10,000 plus ft lbs of energy
    it was in about 6-8 inches of snow
    the deer had a hole going thru it that ,no lie you could have thrown a foot ball thru and not hit meat or hide, had two broken front shoulders, and this deer ran close to 200 yrds, on GOD only knows what?? or how!
    there was a blood trail that looked liek someone rolled paint roller from mpact to dead deer, there were NO lungs to be found in this deer
    it was shot on video too(VHS )
    and again, I cannot think of a bigger bullet/caliber that could be usedon a deer, and this deer RAN after being shot
    before I shot it , I expected it to drop on the spot, or maybe be throw a little , but it RAN

    I have shot deer with the bow, that dropped in there tracks, same with many other weapons
    and I ahve shot deer that ran, and and as far as I know are still running today
    SOME Deer seem to have great will power or????
    so, to me, liek Isaid, NO broadhead is magic, nor bullet or caliber
    its shot placement, condition of the deer!
    if they have there mind set on running, and you don't hit them in the brain, some deer just run when shot!
    the above example, again, when we got to her, my buddy picked it up like acat, but the scruff of its hair on its back, and he made a fist and stuck his whole arm thru the deer thru the bullet hole, and didn't touch the deer??
    HOW a anything can run after that is beyond my undrestanding, and had I not seen it I would never believe it
    I wish I still had that video, as we played it in my gun shop, and cannot tell you how many customers seen it and just said WOW!
    it ended a lot of debates over what caliber is best LOL

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