Posted 08 October 2010 - 06:50 PM
Suffice it to say that a doe wandered by me this morning and I let a pointy stick fly in her direction. Honestly, it doesn't get much more exciting than that anyway. It was a bit comical that I was actually in the middle of texting my father when I happened to look up and see 5 doe walking single-file down one of the trails in front of me. They were already there! I never heard a thing. They were just there. It then became all about the caveman instinct...
"Throw phone down."
"Pick weapon up."
Definitely a first for me... almost missing out on a shot opportunity due to "technological advancements".
Bad pictures... (Cell phone camera, ironically. )
Rage broadheads... hmm...
Well, I am a fixed blade broadhead man. Still pretty much am. Never really even wanted to try the Rage. (Almost purposely avoided them due to all of the "hype". Well, I once again found out that's an awfully dumb reason to not do or try a given thing. Maybe one day I'll learn. Oh well.) But, I wanted to use a mechanical out of the new crossbow. (I don't care what anyone says... a 20" bolt has a tendency to get squirrely when you put open blades on the front after about 20-25 yards. If you consistently get away with it using anything lighter than a 150 grn. head, count yourself blessed.) I did a good bit of research and was assured (by the makers of the Rage) that as long as I ensured the blades were properly closed before shooting that they would not deploy in flight even out of my 225 lb. (350 f.p.s.) Excalibur Equinox. I figured... if nothing else, these heads are so popular that I shouldn't have any problem finding them if I need more. Well, I was right about that and also, I believe, right in my choice. This deer didn't go 20 yards and dropped in sight. (You have no idea how truly precious a gift that is unless you have mobility issues.)
There was no blood trail.
There was simply a blood bath.
A few choice shots enclosed... (Warning: Graphic! Click away NOW if you have a weak stomach.)
I didn't take a pic of the small intestine pouch hanging out the other side.
The Rage simply annihilated this deer.
PA IHEA & NBEF/IBEP Instructor
Posted 09 October 2010 - 10:44 AM
Edited by PA RIDGE RUNNER, 09 October 2010 - 10:46 AM.
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:15 PM
I am still fighting the rage thing-over rated @ $40 per 3!! Maybe one day I'll see the light:rofl: I will say, I shot fixed blades for many years-our friend, Will(huckleberry) convinced me to experiment with mechanicals-that was 5 yrs ago...I won't shoot anything else(fixed blades). Mechanicals "blow" big holes, have better blood trails and simply "anchor" critters better than fixed blades not to mention they fly "true".
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