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    Rage or Swhacker?

    In your opinion what would you choose for deer hunting the 100 grain 2 blade rage 2" cut or the 100 grain 2 blade 2" cut Swhacker?
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    Rage always used no problems and super accurate. idk where the dumb claims for failure come from. mostly people who have never used them
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    oh boy, here we go again. Wheres the rage fanboys?

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    Got to like Swackers b/c of Hank!


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    i jus bought some rage seem to hild up to there rep.

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    Both sound great, because of that, I'm trying Ramcats.
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    I'm going to build an arrow that has two tips and run one of each.

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    schwacker performs much better than rage on every broadhead test I have read or seen on tv

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    Really! Who's paying to have them reviewed on tv and in print? That's right the manufacturer, same goes for the Rage also. The only advantage I can see to the schwacker is that you don't need o-rings.
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    I have shot both and both are very accurate, both are very devasting, one thing i like about the swacker is the angle shot deployment.
    and instead of watching the videos, try 3 of each at different yardage and try the plywood angle test, hell shoot them into whatever you think might test them to the max.
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    still need the yellow rubberbands
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    I like the holes that Rages make but hate the way they open up with the slightest vibration so Im going to try the NAP Killzone.


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    I'm going to buy both and shoot them into ballistic gel to see which performs better.
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    I Have had 100% Perfect Shootin with my Rage 2 Blade Broadheads(100 Gr)i am a Rage fan because of what i have done with them and what my father has done with them,I Dont need somebody telling me to shoot them.I Also like Slick Tricks and just bought 6 Ramcats.
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    After doing a lot of testing last year the Swhacker actually performed very well IMO. I did test the 2.25" cut 125's though. The blades where stronger and sharper than the Rage I tested and they held up better as well. I never liked Rages o-ring either. The one I would look at is the new NAP Killzones. They look like they took all the problems with rage and fixed them.

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    There's nothing wrong with a swhacker the only expandable broadhead I will use.

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    Both are good heads and have their goods and bads. The Swhacker obviously cuts a somewhat smaller hole for the entrance...most of mine this year were around 1.5" which is not really that small when you are talking actual cut. The thing I like about the Swhacker is that it's almost like a reverse Rage. With a Rage sometimes they close a little after they get inside the animal and your exit might not be the full 2"...for me I would rather have a full size exit hole then entrance hole. All of my exit holes with the Swhacker this past season were AT LEAST the advertised 2.25". At the end of the day I wouldn't hesitate to shoot either one of them.

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    I shot the Swhacker 2" 100gr. and the head performed well. However, I had issues with it. For one If you pull out and push into the quiver the same arrow it tends to stretch the shrink wrap which led to blades rattling. Secondly, the entrance holes sucked. People that say well it has the same size as some fixed heads don't consider that the 1"+ is a super tiny sliver and NOT a 3 or 4 blade 1" hole that if by chance there were not a pass through it would leave hardly a trace of blood if any. Especially, if you consider that a non pass through may still have the arrow inside the tiny sliver plugging it up. I am no longer shooting them because I lost confidence in them assuming the worst case scenarios in my mind. While I am not suggesting Rage, nor putting it down, I am definitely not suggesting the Swhacker.

    I will suggest looking into the NAP killzone because as soon as the Swhacker twisted off the Spitfire twisted on. The advantage I noticed immediately was the positive retention of the blades without any type of bands. After hitting a buck with one I absolutely love the super fast deployment as opposed the the Swhacker type deploymment which happens after entering the animal. The entrance an exit matched like a fixed blade but with much larger diameter. The reason I like the instant deployment is because in a worst case scenario, a non pass through, a large enough entrance wound will still bleed and expire the animal faster then one that doesn't. Shot placement is important but we as humans are imperfect so worst case scenario is better criteria for your decision which is why again I say NOT the Swhacker. I personally am waiting for the G5 Havoc which is said to come to stores in August. My only reason for the Havoc over the Killzone is because the Havoc comes in 125gr and the NAP Killzone does not. Otherwise, I would more than likely already have on order the killzones.

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    That Killzone looks pretty good, I think I'm gonna have to give that a try.
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    Anyone know where I can buy the killzone?
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    I havent seen that kill zone in person yet either. Do not know what it looks like closed. Gonna check NAP see if they have video up

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    I looked them over at the Kinsey dealer show and they look very promising IMO. Very solid head and the blade retention seems good. Blades are super sharp as well. They have two style tips but I like the trocar style better...

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    Anyone know where to get them other than the nap website?
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