Rage made a calculated decision when they chose to name their high performance mechanical broadhead “Hypodermic.” The Hypodermic Standard Broadhead certainly gets under the skin and injects itself deep within the target to the point it blows right through like a hot knife cutting into butter. It is no wonder this Rage 2 blade broadhead is one of the best mechanicals available. The precision and care put into this tip becomes immensely clear after a successful hunting trip. Rage’s strict quality checks and state of the art manufacturing technology ensures highly accurate and consistent shooting with the Hypodermic.
Details on The Rage Hypodermic Broadhead
Penetration isn’t a problem with these monster mechanical broadheads. The Hypodermic expands to an unusually large 2” cutting diameter and will punch a sizeable hole through the prey. There are various factors that go into the success of this Rage 2 blade broadhead.
The Technology behind the Hypodermic
The proprietary technologies at play are a big part of it. Rage uses rear deploying blades that cause the blades to slide back for maximum penetration and cutting. The chisel tip on the Hypodermic will first puncture and lead the way through tough muscle and bone while the cut-on-contact style blades will slice through the flesh and create a gaping wound.
How it Works
Rage’s unique Shock Collar technology prevents the blades from releasing during flight and it is triggered by the contact with the prey. What this means is that the blades deploy from the ferrule at the opportune moment to do the most damage without changing how the broadhead flies. This combination of chisel tip, well timed deployment, and rear deploying blades results in devastating penetration and often causes blow throughs; sometimes up to 30 or more yards.
Rage broadhead reviews claim that the Hypodermic can go through two deer ribs, pass through the animal entirely, and then continue to pass through a fallen log and into the dirt on the other side. Mighty impressive! That deer certainly won’t be making it very far.
If the deer does manage to wander off you can count on a wide blood trail to follow. A well placed shot and the 2” cut will leave more than enough to track and recover the game. Because the Rage 2 blade broadhead has such a large cutting diameter it is not recommended for large boned game, such as elk and moose. It is fantastic for deer, bear, and smaller game like turkey or coyotes. The large bones of elk and moose could cause damage to the blades and hinder a killing shot.
Rage broadhead reviews recommend shooting with a setup that has at least 55 ft-lbs kinetic energy and further suggests that heavier grain arrows are used to compensate the 2” blades and weight. In general, mechanical broadheads will not fire as fast as fixed broadheads and often do not provide the same level of penetration that a fixed will.
This has little to do with Rage’s Hypodermic and more to do with the nature of mechanicals versus fixed. However, the Hypodermic stands up well against other expandable broadheads and is above average in both penetration and speed. Just keep in mind that mechanicals shoot differently from fixed blades and that it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Like most things hunting related, it comes down to preference.
Bearing in mind that adjustments and tuning may need to be made to bow and sights, Rage provides a free practice broadhead that weighs very close to the mechanical.
This gives hunters the opportunity to properly tune their bow and practice before the season starts without risking damage to the mechanical broadhead itself. Some Rage 2 blade reviews have found the practice head to be slightly off in weight compared to the real Hypodermic broadheads. Make sure to compensate for this.
For a reasonably priced three pack mechanical broadhead you are getting top notch quality, with a single piece steel ferrule and two hyper sharp blades with 0.035” thickness. Rage prides itself in precision manufacturing, so you know you will be getting a consistent broadhead. The raw puncturing power will blow through most medium sized game with a well aimed shot. Ultimately, it performs very well with few knocks to it.
2” cutting diameter with huge entry and exit wounds
Free practice head included
Flies like field point thanks to the Shock Collar technology
Rear deploying blades
Chisel tip for maximum penetration
Impressive penetration, often blows through
Some tweaking may be necessary
Not the best for large boned game like Elk and Moose
Sacrifice some speed for mechanical
Practice head may weigh more than the actual mechanical heads