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    Anyone ever try fletchings from Amazon I’ve seen em on there and they’re cheap but are they worth it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I seem to be going through an alarming number of arrows and like to fletch them myself so I can position the fletching closer to the nock than average - works well for my anchor position- Any tips on purchasing fletching? I'm looking to buy 5" shield feather fletching. Maybe 4" but not sure how...
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    Let’s see pics if possible, thinking of buying a new chopper and these look different, I usually use shield cut 4”.
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    Got me some ultralights for my new Barebow rig. Been shooting trad 17 years but this is my first Barebow attempt. My goals for next year are to shoot the lancaster classic indoor spot tourney barebow class , as much IBO 3D as i can in RU class, and if i get a chance i might want to experience a...
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    I am very new to archery. I recently got a Martin XR Recurve (20#) and the 3 arrows included to practice with. I tried the little arrow rest that came with it but it flew off; it was terribly flimsy anyway. Now I shoot off the shelf, but gradually the bottom feather parts of the arrows come off...
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    How far from the end of the shaft, actually throat of the nock do you place your fletchings? I shoot split and three under and generally I have the back of the fletching about one inch to inch and 1/4 from nock throat. And use 30 to 32" arrows for gap. I am experimenting with using the feather...
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    Turn your bow sideways like it is laying on a table with one end pointing to your left and one end pointing to your right......the shelf on the riser is facing up to the sky.... Lay your arrow on the shelf..... Nock the arrow...... Question...how do the cock and hen's line up..... Is there a...
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    Here are my 3 latest arrows. The top one is my rendition of a traditional Cherokee 2 fletch on a natural birch shaft, the middle one is regular feathers, and the third on is natural turkey. The bottom two shafts are cedar. The bottom arrow has a Magnus 2 blade head on it. It will be in my quiver...
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    Our youth program received a donation of HUGE pile of "oddball" arrows that have been being collecting for many many many rears at our local range. Probably 500 arrows. many good, (or straight enough to shoot or be straightened) , some bad, some horrid. I may invest in an arrow straightener, I...
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    I will be setting up new arrows soon and would like to know if anyone has used these fletchings? Thanks, Rick Harrelson
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    http://www.starrflight.com/index.php shooting off the shelf would probably knock it off :)
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    Because they are soooo TRAD :) here's what I've been shooting lately, it a tight four fletch, 4" sheilds chopped from a vario clipper. Yeah, I know, it's more fletching than what I need, but they are so :cool: looking and trad to the max:)
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    I was out shooting today and found a real dillima. Two of my new Easton XX75 GameGetter 1816 Lites had the fletchings stripped off after being shot a few times. Both of the Vanes that came off were on the bottom, like the rest stripped them off. Is this possable? I am using a Game Tracker stick...
  14. Hunting Camp
    I have noticed that there are a few threads here with different methods of waterproofing feathers. I have never done this for an arrow. However I fly fish and tie my own flies. Many times when tying a dry fly(one that sits on the top of the water) I use a product called WaterShed. All you do is...
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    Anyone ever do any fletching splicing (inserting different coloured feathers) for your arrows. I've tried my hand ... with not bad results .I'll post pics later.
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    This may sound like a dumb question, but, what is the best position for the fletchings in relation to the riser? 12, 4 and 8 oclock, or 3, 7 and 11 oclock? :sbrug:
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    I have a new D section long bow 50lb @29" that I think will send a shaft 300 yards. I'm building 3 arrows to have a shot at the U.K. flight record ,but I haven't made up my mind as to the fletching configuration yet. The only stipulation is they must be feather. Any comments
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