Southland Archery Supply SAS Rage Compound Bow Review
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Southland Archery Supply SAS Rage Compound Bow Specifications
- Draw Length: 25” to 31”
- Brace Height: 7”
- Draw Weight: 55 to 70 lbs.
- Bow Length: 35”
- Bow Weight: 4.4 lbs.
- IBO Speed: 270 FPS
- Let-Off: 70%
Are you planning to buy your first hunting bow? The Southland Archery Supply SAS Rage Compound Bow should be your first choice.
The bow benefits from a dual cam technology, which is designed to optimize speed and eliminate kick after the shot.
It is a medium-length bow that measures 35 inches axle to axle and weighing only 4.4 pounds. The Rage is a lightweight bow that is easy to maneuver.
The SAS Rage ticks lots of boxes as far as adjustability is concerned. The draw length can be adjusted from 25 to 31 inches, and the pounded can be adjusted from 55 to 70 pounds.
Material & Design
The riser of the SAS Rage is engineered from heavy-duty aluminum, which has high-strength to weight ratio. The aluminum is capable of withstanding heavy pressure.
The first impressive feature of the riser is the wider front aspect, which reduces side to side movement, and greatly enhances aiming and stability.
The riser has numerous cutouts, which are custom-designed. The cutouts allow for easy, clean weight adjustment, allowing you to score more points on your target board.
The waffle cutouts on the riser reduce the bow’s weight to 4.4 pounds. In our opinion, we consider this bow to be lightweight, but others may have different views.
The limbs of the SAS Rage are made of compressed ABS material, which is not a high-end composite material, but it is well-made.
Compressed ABS is not a bad option for the limbs since it is durable. The center of the split limbs has been removed, making them lighter.
However, you have to be careful with the split limb design, since it is susceptible to twisting.
The SAS Rage has a molded plastic grip that is remarkably large. Apart from being non-slip and strong, the grip is also weatherproof and ideal for cold weather shooting.
The bow comes with a dual eccentric cam system that allows for superior adjustability. With this system, the cams operate at the same rate.
The dual eccentric cam system allows for more let-off (70%), providing archers with a wide range of adjustment.
When correctly designed, this cam system is supposed to produce less nock travel. However, there are some instances when that may not be the case.
The cams are also incorporated with a module that allows for easy adjustment of the bow from 25 to 31 inches.
Suitability for Hunting
The SAS Rage will surprise you. Its mid-range axle to axle length of 35 inches is one of the most popular lengths for hunting.
This bow is well-suited for ground blinds as well as those who hunt from a tree stand. The mid-range length makes it a suitable choice for spot and stalk.
This bow will no stack up and it is fairly smooth into the back wall. It does not dump over like what conventional compound bows do.
As far as accuracy goes, the SAS Rage seems to perform moderately, but of course it depends on your choice of arrows and shooting skills.
You should not expect the SAS Rage to be ultra-silent when hunting. Therefore, you may have to buy limb dampeners and string silencers.
Southland Archery advises you to use 30-inch aluminum or carbon arrows.
To select the finest arrows, you have to determine your ideal target arrow length and actual peak weight of your bow.
You should add three pounds for every twenty-five grains that are heavier than a hundred grains. Then, add five pounds for finger release.
Between carbon and aluminum arrows, we recommend you to settle for aluminum arrows since there is a wide range of sizes available and arrow tips can easily be interchanged.
That’s our opinion, learn more on how to choose high-quality arrows.
- Dual eccentric cams produce less nock travel
- Forgiving 7-inch brace height
- Strong compressed ABS limbs can draw up to 70 pounds
- Adjusting draw length is remarkably easy
- Ergonomic high-wrist grip for steady hand placement
- Full package does not include quiver
- Accessories could have come preinstalled
Ready to Hunt Package
The ready to hunt package for the Southland Archery Supply SAS Rage includes peep sight, braided bow sling, stabilizer, arrow rest, and 5-pin bow sight.
Generally, the Southland Archery Supply SAS Rage is a great hunting and target practice bow for beginners and experienced archers.
It has the quality performance for archers looking to widen their shooting skills. The most impressive feature is its superior adjustability.
It may not be the fastest bow on the market, but it has a well-built riser, limbs, and dual eccentric cam system for accuracy and penetration during hunting.
The SAS Rage is available in black and autumn camo green variations.