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Ravin also has three Ravin branded 100 grain 2.2" two blade mechanical rear deploy broad-heads that do not require cams or bands of any kind. We shall see how these perform. Opinions (you can see these on Ravincrossbows.com)? There are three grades; titanium, steel, and aluminum versions ranging from roughly $85.00 per three down to $54.00 for three of the lesser quality broad-heads.
 

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I’ll stick with rage hypos.
$27-$28 for one broadhead is stupid sounding. To me anyways for whitetail deer. Maybe alright for a moose.
I am having great success with Rage Hypodermic 125 grain. Ravin doesn't offer a 125 grain offering and besides, why fix it if it ain't broke. I am curious to see how many guys use those and how they perform.
 

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IDK for sure, but I have trouble trusting a two blade to make a nice open hole like a 4 blade will...Guys that whack a pile of tick toters would know more.
 

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No mention of blade width and they aren't anything new. Two blade broadheads will work but there 3 and 4 blade options that work better. The lions share of the Ravin xbow sales happens in the big box retail stores and they already carry 3 or 4 suitable options. Not the best R&D time spent IMO.
 

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No mention of blade width and they aren't anything new. Two blade broadheads will work but there 3 and 4 blade options that work better. The lions share of the Ravin xbow sales happens in the big box retail stores and they already carry 3 or 4 suitable options. Not the best R&D time spent IMO.
2.2" Blades, he says, Rich. Did ya miss your coffee this morn'n!? LOL ;) Sorry, bud. Ya set yourself up for that one!!!


Anyone buying thee broadheads should have their head examined.
Blunt, and to the point!! LOL :rolleyes: Yo mama must of taught ya that! ;)
 

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2.2" Blades, he says, Rich. Did ya miss your coffee this morn'n!? LOL ;) Sorry, bud. Ya set yourself up for that one!!!
Ha! I didn't miss anything. Have you looked at the broadheads? They are all 2 blade....
 
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No mention of blade width and they aren't anything new. Two blade broadheads will work but there 3 and 4 blade options that work better. The lions share of the Ravin xbow sales happens in the big box retail stores and they already carry 3 or 4 suitable options. Not the best R&D time spent IMO.
Actually they clearly state on their web site that all three have a 2" cutting diameter, and do not need a retaining clip or band. The down side is they only come in 100 grain at the moment. Very similar to the Rage NC except they are rated for 450 FPS unlike the Rage NC at 420 FPS
 

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They also hint on their ATA promo that they had some unnamed manufacturer build these mechanicals for them but didn't drop a name. They look very similar to many others currently on the market.
 

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Actually they clearly state on their web site that all three have a 2" cutting diameter, and do not need a retaining clip or band. The down side is they only come in 100 grain at the moment. Very similar to the Rage NC except they are rated for 450 FPS unlike the Rage NC at 420 FPS
Cutting diameter is one element of the blade characteristic to be aware of. I'm not questioning that, the other is blade width or thickness. If these are .030 blades they are way too thin. Ideally .035 or even better, .040. No mention of it in anything I've read.
 

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Cutting diameter is one element of the blade characteristic to be aware of. I'm not questioning that, the other is blade width or thickness. If these are .030 blades they are way too thin. Ideally .035 or even better, .040. No mention of it in anything I've read.
Oh crap! LOL! I see what you were asking before...! Apparently I'm awake for the day now!!! :confused:

Ya was waaay ahead of me, TEX!!!
 

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Yup, I'm gunna wait and see. I declined to use three different broad-heads because the owners were open enough to say they can't take the FPS of our crossbows, so I stayed with Rage Hypos. I would be pleasantly surprised if these new Ravin heads perform as claimed....someone else can test them in the field. I listen to what hunters say about them...we shall see.
 

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I also was hopint to hear some improvements in the sheer pin for the Thorns. They are super accurate, but I had them fail to open upon impact three times and am waiting for the new sheer pin. No word yet...dang. I really like those...I can hit dimes at a hundred yards. Won't help if the blades don't deploy.
 

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I don't mean this in a negative way, but why just two blades anyway??? Isn't more, gonna be better? I'd like to see the difference on a critter!
 

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Anyone buying thee broadheads should have their head examined.
So, let me use what we call in my profession a verbal or cognitive reframe. Are you saying, if someone buys or tries something you don't prefer that they are somehow less skilled than you are, because they have a different preference in Broad-heads? That is a bit self aggrandizing, don't you think? "Anyone buying [these] broadheads should have their head examined" ... Really? :(
 
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