Quartering away at 90 yards, the pig had no concept I used to be there. I had stumbled upon him heading into my morning stand. Wind in my face, I made a quick crawl to 35 yards, sat up, propped the crossbow on my knee, and plugged him. The adrenaline was working excessive from the stalk and I pulled the shot left. The pig ran about 20 yards and tipped over useless. The harm from the 125-grain Rage Hypodermic Crossbow head was completely devastating. The bolt, sadly, hit the pig farther again than I had hoped. It entered within the guts low, simply earlier than the crease of hindquarter, and the 2-inch blades expanded, slicing the underside clear open, bisecting the animal lengthwise and passing by the other shoulder.
I haven’t seen something prefer it earlier than or since. It made me an instantaneous believer in expandable heads from high-velocity crossbows. I’ve all the time had blended emotions about mechanicals, frankly, and have all the time shot fixed-blades from my compound bows, however I wouldn’t hesitate to shoot this new Rage Hypodermic on a crossbow hunt, irrespective of the animal.
The brand new boadheads are designed to match the scale of normal crossbow arrow inserts. Rage guarantees its shock collar (which holds the blades in place throughout flight) will retain and deploy the blades correctly even with crossbows slinging arrows sooner than 400 fps. They’re supplied in 125 grains or 100 grains and a Three-pack (plus observe head) runs $45. Buy It Now.