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    I am looking for thoughts on the Rage and Swhacker. I started shooting the Rage last year and the only complaint I have is the blades dull fast. Basically have to replace them everytime you shoot something. I shot 3 deer and they performed like they say, but all were broadside shots from 12yrds to 35 yrds. I bought some Swhackers to test out. So far all I have done was some water in milk jugs with leather taped to the front and back. The Rage drained alot faster. It is hard for me to want to get away from the huge enterence holes the Rage makes. But the Swhacker states you can practice with them just by taping the blades closed with alittle electrical tape. Like that they fly like my field points out to 70 yrds. The Rage is a little off at 30 yrds and haven't even tried 70. Got some ballistic gel to try this weekend, and have to say the Swhacker is going to have to really out penetrate the Rage. Because if the Rage and Swhacker were to only enter the animal and not come out, the Rage hole going in I think will leave better blood trail then the Swacker 1 inch hole just due to the size.

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    Switch to fixed blade.....
    if u will hit both scapulas the whole broadhead will be unusable ( or another heavy bone)
    for sure u will have to change the blades
    and it costs.

    I am using 3 blade fixed broadheads, like woodsman, woodsman elite, razorcaps, G5 Montec. if u will not hit a rock or a trhee, they could be resharpened easily
    no problem for not-opening, they are accurate, they will pass trought bones, also heavy ones

    of course.. it's in my opinion, it is why I choosed this kind of broadheads

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    I am planning to use the Aftershock Tremor 100 grain which are very, very similar to Shwackers. No they do not leave a gaping entry wound but they devistate the internals and upon exit leave a large hole. It really all boils down to shot placement. I am choosing accuracy over a large wound channel. There's not a lot of feedback on the Tremors, but for the most part what I have read is very good.

    I would shoot what you are confident with and go for shot placement. For me accuracy is foremost. If you can't place your shot where you want it what does it matter what kind of broadhead you use?
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    Here is first hand experience with them. They are a great head. Absolutely no problems going through bone and deer drop within sight. Swhacker Broadheads
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    Thanks Pureluck for the pictures you had and insight. That's got me really looking at the Swhacker BH. How far was that deer when you shot it, if you don't mind me asking?
    Diamnond-'10 IcemanFLX 27" draw 65lbs. Carbon Express Maxima Hunters 350's 100gr Swhackers

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    Be careful with the Swhacker and Aftershocks because if you do not get an exit hole you will be searching for very little blood, especially if shooting from a treestand and your entry hole is high. The entry hole these heads make is very small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neyote View Post
    Thanks Pureluck for the pictures you had and insight. That's got me really looking at the Swhacker BH. How far was that deer when you shot it, if you don't mind me asking?
    Sorry for the delay but the deer was shot at about 15 yards. I was actually getting better penetration with swhacker heads then my broadheads at 40 yards. They fly true and hit like a ton of bricks. The furthest one ever ran on me was 50 yards. They are devastating for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruck139 View Post
    Be careful with the Swhacker and Aftershocks because if you do not get an exit hole you will be searching for very little blood, especially if shooting from a treestand and your entry hole is high. The entry hole these heads make is very small.
    Thats not entirely true. I was getting 1 1/4 inch holes on perfect broadside shots and about 1 1/2 on a quarter away shot. Thats just is big if not bigger then most two blade heads on the market but leaving more carnage inside the cavity then the standard two blade.
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    Pureluck you are right about they fly true. That's one thing I like about them. I can shoot 80yrds and hit the same spot my field tips hit. I will be giving them a try this season. Hopefully on an antelope next month. I also made up some ballistic gel ( I think I over did it, this stuff stops arrows better then my block or my rinehart) I also put a piece of leather on the front and back. Then I shot the 2 blade rage and the swhacker 100 grain, and got 4 1/2 inches sticking out of the back with the swhacker, and the rage just got the tip and about half way down the blades sticking out, with the rest of the blades still in te gel. But the rage was just a big hole from the start, and the swhacker you could see opened up an inch inside and then was big all the way out and beyond. So to me that looks like with my set up the swacker works better. But will have to see once season starts. Another thing I like about the swhackers is that you can take electric tape to hold the blades in so you can practice with them.
    Diamnond-'10 IcemanFLX 27" draw 65lbs. Carbon Express Maxima Hunters 350's 100gr Swhackers

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