Check out the article about the hunt to see photos of the blood trail and wound that this broadhead produced, fired from a crossbow at a range of ten yards. The deer died within seconds, within sight, 26 paces from where it stood when I fired the arrow.
I have become a fan of this Rage broadhead... but a cautious one. This deer was shot under almost ideal circumstances - broadside, standing perfectly still, with a fairly fast crossbow, at close range. And under those conditions, the Rage head performed excellently.
I feel that a slower bow, lighter arrow/broadhead combination, and/or longer range may have adversely affected penetration and thus produced a less desirable result. But that's just cautious conjecture until (and unless) it is proven to me. Right now, all I know for sure is that the first time I shot a deer with an arrow, I used a crossbow and a two-blade Rage head that performed perfectly, and I brought that deer home with me.
And until/unless I find something better, my arrows will be tipped with Rage heads whenever I head into the woods with my crossbow.
- Russ Chastain