Redrider is correct. The mesh will cause the blades to deploy early and it will not fly the same. Rage never talks about this but I recently bought a ground blind that warned in their instructions to only use fixed broadheads to shoot through the mesh windows. I prefer Rage but use Muzzys when I hunt from a blind.
There was an article published in the July, 2009 "American Hunter," which discussed this topic for rifles and shotguns, as well as archery equipment. It was a well put together DOE (Design Of Experiment) with controlled methodology. They experimented both with and without the mesh in all of their testing.
In summary, the rifle and shotgun performed with acceptable results. However, the results with the archery gear had different results. The fixed blade broadheads showed acceptable performance out to 25 yards. Accuracy was affected somewhat at all ranges, but not enough to remove the mesh prior to that point. However, the results beyond 25 yards were unacceptable.
The expandable blades had unacceptable results at all ranges. The blades opened when hitting the mesh inconsistently and greatly affected the accuracy. Therefore, I would suggest that one should not shoot through the mesh with expandable heads.
As a side note, one of the expandable heads used during the trial was in fact a "Rage" head.
Not that I use or planned on using it anyway, but I had to chuckle the first time I set up my pop-up ground blind with its "shoot-through mesh" that the salesman had raved about....written on the tag of the mesh
I love the mesh deer cant see me ever I just killed one 2 weeks ago with a cheap 10 dollar fixed blade allen broadhead hit the heart made a complete pass thru at 18 yards,doesnt take a "name brand" broadhead to kill a deer i mean come on back in the day they would kill them with a sharpend rock,just buy you some cheapp fixed blades.
I love the mesh deer cant see me ever I just killed one 2 weeks ago with a cheap 10 dollar fixed blade allen broadhead hit the heart made a complete pass thru at 18 yards,doesnt take a "name brand" broadhead to kill a deer i mean come on back in the day they would kill them with a sharpend rock,just buy you some cheap fixed blades.
All of us, at one time or another have gone on a hunting trip and had what we call “Blue Bird” weather. Warm evenings and almost hot days. We hunt in our t-shirts and enjoy the sunshine. We are way up in the mountains and have a whole week to hunt. How could it get any better?
That is, until we score on that big buck or bull. We work to get it out of the field and skinned as quickly as possible to cool it down. But try as we might, we just can’t get...