That' what I was going to say LOOK really close at the rib bones shoulder etc and look for nicks or chips or marks. See if you can figure it out.Wow! that appears to be less than 40 yards from someone's building. So close yet so far away.
Take a close look at the deer's spine. The Occipital Bone: The Bone that Rests on Top of Your Spine. The one above the second rib is missing. That steep of an angle could easily have taken that bone off, caught one lung. I'm not a Rage fan. Have never shot one. I don't believe broadhead failure is the problem. I think shot placement was the real issue.
Go take your biased opinion somewhere else. I've shot 100's of animals with Rage and angle shots and open on impact has NEVER been an issue. If you like shooting fixed, fine but Rage has done more devastation and killing the last 15 years than any other BH.Bad shot angles and open on impacts are issues. Shoot quality fixed heads and be done with the what ifs and maybe.
Funny you feel your opinion is so highly regarded and mine is not. It is a known fact which penetrates best yet the fan boys are first to try and refute those facts. Carry on.Go take your biased opinion somewhere else. I've shot 100's of animals with Rage and angle shots and open on impact has NEVER been an issue. If you like shooting fixed, fine but Rage has done more devastation and killing the last 15 years than any other BH.
When them big blades slap open with a lightish arrow on any sort of a steep angle it’s a guessing game to which way the arrow will deflect to.I've been following this thread and I can for the life of me figure out how you can have over 20 inches of arrow inside a deer on a broadside shot and not have an exit. Simply not possible. Your picture of where you hit shows a high hit. Most likely above the spine through the back strap. It may have been due to the deer dropping and angling away from the bow sound as the arrow hit or possibly a slight deflection from the blades opening on the broadhead. We'll never know without video of the shot. But had the shot been in the ribcage, any broadhead would have killed the deer in a lot less than 800 yards.
Just how much cutting surface does your open on impact have Jim?Actually, a field point penetrates better than most fixed but doesn't do the damage that is done by fixed. Same as most fixed don't do the damage that a mechanical does. Most bows today will get a full pass-through and then the rest is wasted on the dirt.
Cannot argue with that either.......that should be made clear also. I felt the Ramcats were pretty equal in penetration to the Grim Reapers I shot. They have a wide cut and that matters too.....many times it's not apples to apples like we pretend.Not all mechanicals are equal in penetration just as not all fixed blades are great penetrators. I have compared the Grim Reaper 1/38'' Razor Tip to Muzzy, Razorback 5 and thunderheads and can't see a 1'' difference in penetration depth in foam. I have been happy to give up that one inch at most of penetration to exit holes twice as big as Muzzy. The only time I haven't had a complete pass through in over 100 kills is when the Reaper buries in the offside shoulder. You guys can shoot what you want, and I'll continue to shoot what I like.
On impact, it opens up to 1 3/8''. Te blades are connected about 2'' behind the point. As the point goes through it stretches the flesh and hide into a cone shape which allows for huge exit holes. Here is an example of the exit hole on a 90 degree hit. hits on a 45 degree get way bigger. I've never had a hole like that ith my Muzzy.Just how much cutting surface does your open on impact have Jim?
To be fair you are both stating a biased opinion. Doesn’t make either of you more or less right. Both just stating opinions. However I gather from the tone that a quality fixed blade is the only claim that is ever made from Brad. Sorry. I don’t follow along that closely to what each individual states.Go take your biased opinion somewhere else. I've shot 100's of animals with Rage and angle shots and open on impact has NEVER been an issue. If you like shooting fixed, fine but Rage has done more devastation and killing the last 15 years than any other BH.
I typically hunt from 24-30ft high unless i can get good cover ill hunt lower so i prefer shots at 25-30yds from that height i know guys that hunt at that height and love 5-15yd shots but they purposely spine them im not into thatIt’s insane to me some of you are saying to pass a 10-15yd broadside shot from a tree cause a broadhead can’t handle the angle. Sounds like the heads would do better in the trash.
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