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pizzadave
09-10-2011, 03:09 PM
I am just throwing this out there because I wasn't totally impressed with the recent kill I got with rage 2 blad 2" 100 grain heads. I felt that the doe that I shot should have left more blood, and should have died sooner.... Some have already seen my post about the hunt, but long story short... the doe ran 200-250 yards throw crp, and didn't leave enough blood to track, until we got to the point where I knew she stopped and left a few puddles. If I didnt see where she went, I probably would have had a hard time tracking her. Her blood trail wasn't really any better than when I used my old pse 3 blade 125 grain broadheads. My dad opted for 3 blade rage heads, and wasn't impressed either, even though his shot placement wasn't the best. He felt that with his old pse heads, he would have recovered the buck, but he had damn near zero blood to track, and we waited til morning to track his buck. The problem there was that it had rained lightly that night, and then the little blood we did have was washed away. That's my story of why I don't feel like I will use rage heads, and am thinking that maybe I want to go a different route for next season. The only thing I do know for sure is that the rage do hit right where my field points do, which is a HUGE plus, and I liked that I didn't have to change a thing...

gravedigger
09-10-2011, 03:30 PM
i am a big fan of muzzy mx3 and the standard muzzy 100 grn bh.i have seen some crazy good blood trails with them

pizzadave
09-10-2011, 03:33 PM
the mx3 eh? I have heard alot of guys going that route... How do they hit compared to your field points? I think they look really well built, and the shape makes them look like they'd fly ooohhh so good... I may not change heads, just have one kill to go off of... what is your total arrow weight? Mine are 442 grains (28" carbon express mayhems, blazer vanes, nockturnal nocks, and 100 gran heads)

gravedigger
09-10-2011, 03:39 PM
with the mx3 i had no adjustment..dead on and tares up them elk.but with the standard muzzy i had to do some slight adjustment.

gravedigger
09-10-2011, 03:46 PM
oh ya and im at 390 for total arrow weight

Destroyer
09-10-2011, 05:18 PM
The only thing I do know for sure is that the rage do hit right where my field points do, which is a HUGE plus, and I liked that I didn't have to change a thing...

That's the whole idea, easy. Did the head open fully? If it did then its shot placement or just the luck of it, it happens sometimes.

HawgEnvy
09-10-2011, 07:19 PM
Slick Tricks all the way! they're always open. the season is too short to use Rage. gotta make every hit count.

droppixel
09-10-2011, 07:33 PM
I'm going to be slingin' G5 T3 this fall. Have heard nothing but good things on them, pictures of entry/exits look devastating. I had been shooting a ... don't laugh ... Walmart/Off-name 3 blade expandable knock off of the NAP Scorpion XP - but made insane penetration when I was shooting them and before that my dad had pass-throughs on every shot with them. He since went with the 2 blade Rage and I sh*t you not, not 1 pass through since. Convinced him to look to a different head this fall just, thinking the T3 or Grim Reapers.

My choices before I settled on the G5 were the GR RazorTip / NAP Spitfire / old Trophy Ridge Steelheads

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-11-2011, 02:27 AM
Carbon express F15's for me. They shoot like darts and I am happy with that. No mechanical for me failure rate to high.


Hutch:cool:

HawgEnvy
09-11-2011, 05:39 AM
Carbon express F15's for me. They shoot like darts and I am happy with that. No mechanical for me failure rate to high.


Hutch:cool:

I forgot you're shooting those. REMEMBER! pics of entry/exit wounds from those heads. i gotta see the damage

elkslayer4x5
09-11-2011, 06:26 AM
Too set in my ways to shoot anything other than the old 3 blade 100 gr Muzzy, and well, they tune super easy out of an X rigged bow. Knock wood, I've never lost a critter I hit with a 3 blade Muzzy. Whitetail, Blacktail, Muley, Elk, and or bear, arrow goes thru, blood comes out. :)

Money Man
09-11-2011, 08:19 AM
I am shooting Wasp Bullet 100 gr. I have not taken a deer with one yet, so I still don't know if I like them. Hopefully this year I can tell you. As for flight, they are pretty good, time to go do some tweaking to get them where I want them.

Sharxfan
09-11-2011, 08:49 AM
100gr NAP Shockwaves for me. If I get a deer I will take a picture of the wound channel.

justin
09-11-2011, 12:22 PM
3x for the shockwave 100. i tagged a management deer last night with one. i was aiming for the heart and she dropped into a high double lung. not a single drop of blood was found, but she was on the ground within moments, 50 yards away. the head broke a rib in half on the way in and stopped when it squarely hit a rib on the other side too. i wasnt super impressed with the small entrance wound, and she did die before her cavity filled up.

Simple Life
09-11-2011, 02:55 PM
Grim Reapers and G5 Montecs.Gonna pick up some Muzzy's for bear.

Ehunter
09-12-2011, 01:56 AM
Shuttle T-locks and Slick Trick Magnums for me. Both in 100 gr. Killed my two biggest bucks ever with them, and had good blood trails, and very fast kills. The T-locks leave a wound like I have never seen. Just a huge gaping hole on exit.

jafa
09-12-2011, 11:05 AM
I chose the Muzzy3 100 grain because I've heard a lot of good things about them.
My uncle lives in Alaska and his archery shop recommends the Montec CS.