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    Toss a coin to your Fletcher, O’ Valley of plenty… I wanted to share my first experiences with my new VMP. Background… I never fletched arrows before. Getting back into the hobby now and I have a diverse set of bow setups and their arrows, my compound and traditional(s), son’s compound and...
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    No matter how I look at it, I can't see how a helical fletching would be any advantageous over a straight offset fletching...I'm shooting off the shelf. It could be my lack of experience but I have to be sure. I'm just wondering what kind of setup benefits from helical fletching vs straight offset.
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    I am new to arrow making and am having trouble getting good contact between my 4" feather fletching and my wooden shaft. I have a Bitzenburger jig with a right hand clamp and 11/32 wood arrows with 4" right hand shield fletchings. I am placing the fletchings into the jig with maybe a 1/16 -...
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    A friend and shooting partner has gifted me a dozen arrow shafts. Yeah, hard to beat a deal like that, huh? He won them at a shoot awhile back but they are a spine and brand that he didn't have a place for, so knowing I shoot 400's as well as Axis arrows he offered them and I accepted :) I...
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    If I bought a left offset clamp should I buy left wing feathers or does it matter as long as all are the same?
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    Hello, I've been having some growing pains with getting into serious trad archery and this new issue has me stumped. I recently raised my brace height to just under 7" to help with an issue of the fletchings cutting the side of my hand. I went to test the new brace height and on the second set...
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    Hello, I've been having some growing pains with getting into serious trad archery and this new issue has me stumped. I recently raised my brace height to just under 7" to help with an issue of the fletchings cutting the side of my hand. I went to test the new brace height and on the second set...
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    I bare shafted tuned some shafts yesterday and got them flying well. For something different, I four fletched them at 90 degrees with 4” parabolic feathers last night. Shot them earlier and now I’m getting a very slight weak reaction. I’m a lefty and I’m getting a very slight nock right...
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    I have several dozens of RW 4” shield-cut primary turkey fletching for trade. Actually, cut on my 4” Chopper, but are 3.75” and 4". I have separated them so you'll one length. I get these from birds my neighbors or I have taken during our spring season. I grind these on my homemade jig. I...
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    I have always used 5" or 5.5" shield fletching in the past. I am shooting thin diameter arrows and want to reduce the length of my fletching. I have been reading some posts where people have been using 2' and 3" fletching with good results for hunting. Is anyone on this site using 2" or 3"...
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    Several Bitz fletching jigs for sale, your choice of straight or right helical clamp, all in pic are shown with straight clamps $75 shipped each or 2 for $140 shipped If you want to but more than 2 shoot me a pm and we can work out a price
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    So I'm using those carbon arrows that shoot decently, but I've reused them enough so now the feathers or fletching is torn at places or one feather is cut half of and some stuff like that, my question is, will that affect the arrow performance and accuracy and consistency? I really need to know...
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    I'm considering fletching my own arrows, and looking for a fletching jig which have at least the following features: - can fletch small diameter arrow shafts (like the Easton carbon one) - can fletch with feathers in helical - can fletch in consistent rotational angle relative to the arrow...
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    for some reason i suspect the iodizing on the aluminum i cant get fletching to bond to my legacy shafts without leaving them in the jig for a long time. i sanded the shaft and cleaned them well with denatured alcohol and still those suckers don't like to adhere. i have used multiple glues. i...
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    The quill on my feathers seem to be making more contact then they should with my leather shelf rest. Not actually the bottom rest but the rest against the side of my riser. Its actually starting to peel it back slightly! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks all! Excuse my ignorance on...
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    Hi everyone, I started shooting my lb a few weeks back with a open grip. It feels more natural. Long of the short is the fletching is hitting and cutting my skin on my pointer finger knuckle, on the side towards my thumb. I do grip my bow pretty high, I've watched when I draw and my knuckle sits...
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    Got a dozen new shafts over the weekend and am going to set up a couple of them to try using fletch to the nose contact as a draw check. Is there any systematic way of going about that, or is it guess and check? My current ideas are to set up 3 arrows with 1/4" difference between the setback and...
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    This topic came up on another forum and I'm interested in seeing what folks on this site think. The idea is that a bareshaft is shot from a bow it has a degree of rotation placed on it. Once the direction of the rotation is known fletching is selected to spin the shaft in that same direction...
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    Fletching . . . Do you prefer helical fletching, or straight fletching, or straight with an offset. . . and why ??? regards, John
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    Looking to make some flu flu arrows for pheasant hunting and just for fun trying to shoot balls etc... I have read a few articles on spiral wrap vs. helical flu flu fletching and how many feathers to use. I am leaning towards helical flu flu but looking for a starting point on how many... I...
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